Are They Dupes?: Dior Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask VS Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

by Gio

dior hydra jelly sleeping mask dupe

I’ve recently made the slightest tweak to my bedtime routine and it’s doing wonders for my skin.

My secret? A sleeping mask.

No, not the kind Holly Golightly wears to sleep through the morning light (although, I totally have to get myself one of those too).

No, the sleeping mask I use is a leave-in mask that you slather on your face before you go to bed at night and wash it off in the morning.

They come all the way from Korea (who else is so obsessed with masks to create one to use while they sleep?) and their job is to intensely hydrate your skin while you’re getting some well-deserved zzzz.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is one of the most popular in Korea. It’s gaining a small and loyal following in the USA too. And it’s said to be a dupe for the more expensive Dior Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask.

Is there are any truth in that? Let’s get our white coats on and investigate:

Ingredient Analysis

glycerin molecular structure


Can you make a hydrating mask without glycerin? Probably yes, but it works so well, few even try.

Glycerin is a humectant. Its job is to attract moisture from the environment into the skin. When skin has enough moisture, it looks plumper and smoother and takes on a subtle glow.



This is a silicone. It’s a bit different from the usual silicones we all love to hate because it evaporates really quickly.

Basically, cyclopentasiloxane helps the formula spread smoothly onto the skin. Once it’s done its job, it disappears into thin hair. Bye bye!

What else do I need to know?

Dior Sleeping Mask is probably a bit more hydrating. It contains sodium hyaluronate, another humectant that attracts moisture into the skin. But this one can bind up to 1000 times its weight in water, so it’s much, much more hydrating than glycerin.

The rest of the formula is made up mostly of synthetic chemicals, including a generous dose of heavy silicones to lock moisture into the skin. They also make fine lines and wrinkles look smaller. And nope, they DON’T suffocate skin.

Laneige contains more humectants than Dior’s, but none as powerful as sodium hyaluronate. It also has more natural extracts, but they don’t necessarily do anything here.

Where can I get them?

Dior Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask is available at Sephora for $69.00. You can get Laneige Water Sleeping Mask at Sephora, and it’ll set you back only $24.00.

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Is Laneige Water Sleeping Mask A Dupe For Dior Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask?

No, Laneige Water Sleeping Mask isn’t an exact dupe for Dior Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask, but it does the same thing. Dior’s may be a tiny bit more hydrating, but I doubt you’ll notice much of a difference. If you’re on a budget, definitely opt for Laneige.

Dior Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propanediol, Polyglycerin-3, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Dimethicone, Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, Nylon-6/12, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum, Menthoxypropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Lecithin, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-2, Laureth-7, BHT, Haberlea Rhodopensis Leaf Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract, Limonene, Dehydroacetic Acid, CI 40290 (Blue 1), Tocopherol.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Trehalose, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide Mea, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycogen, Glutamic Acid, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Lysine Hcl, Magnesium Sulfate, Mannitol, Manganese Sulfate, Serine, Sucrose, Stearyl Behenate, Citrulline, Alanine, Arginine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Zinc Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Threonine, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Polysorbate 20, Propanediol, Pca, Histidine Hcl, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Blue 1 (CI 42090).

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Claudia August 30, 2016 - 10:23 am

How do these masks compare to the Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Masque.? This mask is not described as a sleeping mask but I have been wearing it to sleep a couple of times a week for 2-3 years. I also keep it in the fridge & put it on cold.

Gio August 30, 2016 - 10:38 pm

Claudia, the Skinceuticals mask is a simpler formula. It contains glycerin and sodium hyaluronate like the Dior mask and little else. If you have sensitive skin, it may be the better choice. Otherwise Laneige would be a cheaper but still very effective alternative.

H September 9, 2016 - 1:01 am

Funny you wrote this comparison about dupes for Dior hydro boost because I was wondering about is one I saw from Neutrogena.Probably the same,since both brands are owned by same parent company.

Gio September 18, 2016 - 2:17 pm

H, I wouldn’t say Dior and Neutrogena are exact dupes but their formulas are very similar indeed. Neutrogena uses heavier silicones but apart from that, the hydrating benefits are the same.

NH September 30, 2016 - 8:50 am

Hi, I was wondering if these Sleeping Masks are safe to use during pregnancy… Thanks

Gio November 22, 2016 - 4:03 pm

Nh, yes, they are.

Mila February 24, 2019 - 11:42 am

Gio, do you put all other skin care products which you usually use under the sleeping musk or you should use it on clean face? Thanks

Gio February 28, 2019 - 6:37 pm

Mila, a sleeping mask is always the last step of your evening routine.


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