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Do you ever suffer from "product blindness?" Like when you have so many skincare (or makeup) products, you kind of forget that you have some of the more unassuming ones. Such has been my relationship with Mizon's Good Night White Sleeping Mask—it looks so boring that I totally forgot I had it. Until today, that is, so now I'm going to review it!
Good Night White is a sleeping mask/pack, which is a type of intensive moisturizer meant to be used at night after all your other nighttime moisturizing treatments (or instead of night cream). Personally I use products like this between one and three times per week. You leave it on your face and it works its magic while you sleep. Mizon is a Korean internet brand, though these days it's very easy to buy their products online from US-based retailers. Good Night White promises to hydrate and brighten skin.
INGREDIENTS (TRANSCRIBED FROM BOX):
AQUA, DIMETHICONE, CYCLOMETHICONE, NIACINAMIDE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ALCOHOL, POLYSORBATE 20, GLYCERIN, SODIUM HYALURONATE, POLYACRYLATE-13, POLYISOBUTENE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYL GLYCERIN, TROPOLENE, TRIETHANOLMAINE, CARBOMER, TREHALOSE, SCLEROTIUM GUM, BROUSSONETIA EXTRACT, MORUS ALBA BARK EXTRACT, PANTETHINE, PLACENTAL PROTEIN, NATTO GUM, BIOSACCHARIDE GUY-1, DISODIUM EDTA, CI 17200, CI 42090, FRAGRANCE. [COSDNA]
There are a few interesting things in here (like niacinamide for brightening, natto gum for moisture and water-binding ingredients like hyaluronic acid and trehalose to help retain moisture), but also a lot of other boring stuff like silicones and alcohol. One of my favorite sleeping packs is also kind of like that though, so I figured it was worth a shot.
Mizon Good Night White comes in two sizes: A 50g tube and a 80g tub. The cheapest place to buy the tube is from Korea-based retailer RoseRoseShop (for $3.94 + ~$2.50 tracking fee), but if you're impatient and willing to spend a few bucks more, you can get it via Amazon Prime or Urban Outfitters for around $10-$12 shipped. A number of eBay stores also sell it.
In case you hadn't already figured it out, I opted for the tube. The tube is boring-looking but perfectly functional, so no complaints about the packaging. I honestly don't know why anyone would opt for the tub, unless it was on sale... it doesn't look especially nice and is more of a pain in the ass to use, but of course that's just my opinion.
The mask itself has a light, milky gel-like texture that turns slippery and watery once you start to rub it into the skin. It has a faint fresh fragrance, tinged by a hint of alcohol... sort of like baby wipe juice. Delicious!
To be completely honest, I'm not very impressed with this sleeping pack. My skin does look slightly brighter when I use it, but the hydration level is just way too light for me. Experience has taught me that I need sleeping packs that are more rich on their own or very occlusive so they lock in all my other moisturizers (or at least are jam-packed with more stellar ingredients). That said, I don't think Good Night White is totally useless... if you're the opposite of me and find most sleeping packs too heavy, this one is quite light and absorbs into the skin without being too sticky. Or if you've never tried any sleeping packs before at all, this could serve as an inoffensive introduction for many skin types. Sleeping mask training wheels. But for me... meh.
For more information, visit Mizon's website (which now has English language pages for most of their products!) And of course if you want to try it for yourself, you can purchase it from the following sources:
What do you think of Mizon Good Night White? Do you have any favorite sleeping packs or nighttime moisturizers? Let me know in the comments!
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