Time-tested holistic skin wellness regimen drawn from Korean Herbal Medicine.
The History of Sulwhasoo
The driving force behind Sulwhasoo’s unwavering commitment to Korean Herbal Medicinal Skincare began with the company’s founder, Suh Sung-whan. As a young boy living in Gaeseong, Korea, a city known for quality ginseng, he mastered the insight and know-how to find the best ingredients while helping his mother and her Camellia Oil business. Wholeheartedly believing in the healing powers of Korean Medicinal herbs, he dedicated his life to finding new and innovative ways to use these herbs in skincare.
In Korean Herbal Medicine, it is believed that the body undergoes internal changes every seven years. At each milestone, energies within the body change. Historically at the age of 35, vital energies begin to taper and fall out of balance. As vital energies diminish in the body, the skin becomes prone to dryness, dehydration, and significantly more vulnerable to the aging process. Sulwhasoo, the first science-based Korean luxury medicinal skincare system co-developed with Kyunghee University of Oriental Medicine, blends indigenous medicinal herbs through traditional Korean methods, drawing on the ancient wisdom of the “Sang-Seng” philosophy to balance inner energies of the skin that contribute to a nourished, healthy complexion.
Since 1967, Sulwhasoo has made groundbreaking success and is gaining global popularity to this day. In 2004, Sulwhasoo advanced into Hong Kong, a city famous for its glistening nightscape and global name brand boutiques. Here, Sulwhasoo was ranked as Top3 Steady Sellers thus securing its position as a high-end luxury skincare brand. In 2010, Sulwhasoo made its North American debut, entering Bergdorf Goodman, the most luxurious department store in New York. The Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream was selected as “BG Best Pick” garnering many fans in a city named one of the fashion capitals of the world. In 2012, Sulwhasoo expanded to Singapore’s Tang department store. One of the brand’s all-time best sellers, First Care Activating Serum, was ranked #1 in sales and has become a must-have item not only in Singapore, but throughout Asia and the United States.
All of Sulwhasoo’s ingredients are natural ingredients native to Korea and raised through a meticulous process on their very own Amorepacific herb farm under the most excellent conditions. These are some key ingredients of Sulwhasoo that make Sulwhasoo so beneficial and effective.
Ginseng naturally grows only in the Far East and the ones from the Korean Peninsula are considered the best. Ginseng is a very sensitive plant that is highly affected by the nature of the soil it is cultivated in. It is very valuable and precious with many wondrous efficacies. In Korean history, young ladies in noble families would bathe in ginseng water before their wedding to refine their skin bright and pure. They also enjoyed fresh-drawn ginseng tea to prevent freckles and fine lines. Saponin is known for its effect in increasing level of immunity, regeneration, anti-aging, and antioxidant effects. The reason why Korean Ginseng is more famous than others is that it has twice as many types of saponin and about 40% more content with excellent effect. Sulwhasoo uses a 4-year old Ginseng, which is known to have the highest saponin content. Sulwhasoo created matchless material after a long research on Ginseng.
Sulwhasoo also researches on the effect of Ginseng’s various parts, such as its leaves, fruits, and roots to apply into the products. Also, Sulwhasoo adopts cultivation methods that can maximize the effect of each part of Ginseng such as outdoor culture for the root and water culture for the leaf and stalk. It also has the greatest producing and processing methods. Compound K from steamed and dried red ginseng is an obtaining anti-aging ingredient, and Ginsenoside F1 from White Ginseng peeled and dried by sunlight or hot-air is an outstanding whitening ingredient. These ingredients are used as main functional ingredients of Sulwhasoo’s Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream and Snowise EX Whitening Serum.
Jaumdan is Sulwhasoo’s original formula that fills the Yin energy to repair dryness and the common formula applied to all products of Sulwhasoo.
Solomonseal treats dryness and improves skin resilience.
Rehmannia promotes circulation, treats age-spots and dullness, and increases hydration.
White Lily refines and brightens skin.
Chinese Peony makes your treatment anti-inflammatory.
East Indian Lotus moisturizes and promotes circulation, and restores healthy skin.
Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX
The concentrated ginseng renewing cream ex is a ginseng anti-aging cream with ginseng concentrates which helps nourish and improve the skin’s strength while revitalizing the looks of it.
People with oily skin are not recommended to use this product, while people with dry or combination skin will absolutely love it.
I’ve been using the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream for almost 6 weeks. Any doubts I had about the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream disappeared within the first few days of using it. My skin looked particularly glowy after using it for a single night, a glow that has continued throughout my usage of this moisturizer. – Skin And Tonics
There’s a richness there that’s just so very nourishing to the skin, really it’s phenomenal and a perfect ending to your skincare routine. – The Beauty Wolf
Overnight Vitalizing Mask
The Overnight Vitalizing Mask is an overnight mask that reawakens skin’s natural glow as you rest.
Using it regularly has reduced the flaking I sometimes experience from my regular use of Tretinoin and acids, and in general, my face just looks and feels calmer, smoother, softer, and brighter. It’s worth noting that despite the brightening ingredients this mask contains, the Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask doesn’t seem to lighten hyperpigmentation marks on any noticeable level. Its brightening effect increases overall radiance rather than lightening individual spots. – Skin And Tonics
As far as results go, the Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask blows all the other night masks I’ve tried out of the water. My results are not only plump, soft, moisturized, and hydrated skin, but very visible brightening and extreme glowy-ness. The Laneige mask is really awesome, but this one is just a whole new ball game. – The Wanderlust Project
Snowise EX Cleansing Foam
The Snowise EX Cleansing Foam is a mild cleansing foam that gently removes impurities.
One of the amazing things about this cleanser is the micro-fine bubbles it makes; rather than traditional lather that breaks down rapidly as you expose it to oils from your skin, these bubbles seem to last forever. – Snowwhite And The Asian Pear
The Snowise EX Cleansing Foam by Sulwhasoo has to be one of my favourite cleansers. The relaxing scent, the decent leather you can get with it and the fact that it doesn’t dry out my skin is everything I look for in a cleanser. – The Mochi Skin
Lastly, the Perfecting Cushion is a fresh, light-weight cushion foundation that delivers long-lasting coverage for a naturally flawless complexion.
This cushion foundation is absolutely gorgeous on my normal/dry skin! It gives a luminous glow that is dewy but not greasy. This gives me a lovely medium to full coverage finish but still looks natural. I have been wearing this with cream blush and I have gotten so many compliments on my skin. I feel people staring sometimes and I know it’s how pretty this foundation wears…. it makes my skin look flawless! The wear of this foundation is fantastic and like that I can get a 12-14 hour wear out of this product (I did not expect that at all). I have a medium skintone and wear deep beige. Overall, I am loving this foundation very much and highly recommend! This comes with a refill. – Sulwhasoo Reviews
When I tried this cushion foundation by Sulwhasoo, I fell head over heels in love. It’s been a couple of months since I’ve touched liquid foundations; that’s how much I love this one. – Beauty Holics Anonymous
Love how natural this looks on my skin. Definitely a must-have especially when I travel. – Sulwhasoo Reviews
Overall, Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion lived up to its reputation of being a premium cushion foundation with its moisturising yet lightweight texture, buildable coverage and great wear! – Mrs James Recommends
To summarize it all, Sulwhasoo has a history of creating only the best of the best products. These products are not only amazing, to the extent of magical, they are also healthy and are made with natural ingredients that will not damage your skin or backlash in any negative way. The products smell good, the packaging is very satisfying and glamourous and the products are marvelous.
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