Sometimes you just need luxury. And sometimes it is necessary to spend a little more money to get a bit more. It’s expensive being a woman. No doubt. I’ve struggled with finding the perfect moisturizer for a while, I never see results that maintain, some smell like baby powder, and some are far too heavy. My skin, while clear, is often uneven or oily. For me, finding a product that both smoothes and evens out my complexion, and does not add any additional oil, was a daunting task. When I was sent a sample skincare kit by Sulwhasoo, I set out to give the four step process a try.
In the sample kit I received, Balancing Water, Balancing Emulsion, Revitalizing Serum, and Concentrated Ginseng Cream, were all neatly packaged together beautifully, yet simplistically. The soft gold and pale yellow glow that each bottle has makes it look like it was dusted with gold powder. Clearly, even in the packaging, the nod to Korean art cannot be missed. The products are soft and dainty on the outside and the product inside is really no different. I must confess, I wasn’t sure of the order in which to use the products. I didn’t know when to apply the water, or the serum, or even when the proper time to apply was. Luckily, and as a nice touch, there was an explanatory pamphlet tucked inside the box, which provided details for application and the order in which to use the products. It was nice too to see a description of the products as well as the usage guidelines, features, and formulas.
Each product is light, yet has an earthy, yet not overpowering scent attached to it. The products are botanical, but they do not linger with you once applied. My skin reacted very well to the products, and honestly by the time I reached step 4, the Concentrated Ginseng Cream, I could see that my uneven skin tone was being corrected and all dryness had faded away. My skin feels smoother and more luxurious than before I started using Sulwhasoo. And I have to say, not a lot of product is needed, literally 1-2 dabs with your finger is enough coverage. They do not need to be applied generously thus making the cost more justifiable, you will not be running out to buy refills every month. I was impressed with all of the products in the kit. My favorites are the Balancing Water and the Revitalizing Serum for sure. All the products are made with traditional concepts of Korean Herbal Medicine formulas in mind and the brand reflects on the Korean principle of “Sang-Seng”, the belief that all things exist in relation to each other.
The costs for the full size versions are as follows: (note I only tried 4 products from the Sulwhasso Skincare kit. The debut product line includes 8 additional products)
Concentrated Ginseng Cream-$220
I am curious however how these products would work alone or with other products. I tried all 4 as the directions followed the set, and saw great results. I wonder if this would be the same if other products were thrown into the mix.
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Disclosure: I was provided these products for free in exchange for review. All opinions are my own.