Truth to tell, I was going to show you a product I’m really enjoying right now. I had taken my photos and they were fancy ass! But I’ve only just gone and lost my SD-card with those photos and all my recent holiday photos in it! It’s only the latest in a series of misfortunes to have befallen me in recent times, so at this stage, I’m just sort of numb and immune to all this #prayforPB
Instead, I’ll share a quick short about some products from Sulwhasoo I’ve come across recently, that have intrigued me.
Sitting at the pinnacle of this premium brand is the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Renewing Ginseng line. The most famous product is their Sulwhasoo Concentrated Renewing Ginseng Cream which I’ve used and enjoy using (but which I’ve neglected to tell you about! I’ll remedy that soon) This year, Sulwhasoo has expanded this line with a few products, one of which I am quite excited about! See if you can guess which 😀
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Renewing Ginseng Serum – RM690 for 50ml
This is an upgraded version of the ginseng serum, and the new Concentrated Renewing Ginseng Serum is supposed to do a host of things – plump skin, firm up skin and increase skin elasticity. It has what they call Ginsenisphere™ Technology, where the serum contains microcapsules with the energy of ginseng and infused with ginseng seed oil.
The texture is very lightweight, and sinks into skin quite beautifully. I tested it during the media launch, and it felt amazing, with a distinctive scent of ginseng. I know that not many people enjoy this earthy, herbal scent but I do.
I’d peg this for those with more matured skin types, which is what this particular range targets anyway. If you are in the same age bracket as I am, then yep! We are their target market LOL! 😀 That said, their new face is now Song Hye Kyo, formerly of Laneige fame, so I guess it’s time for some of us to upgrade our skincare, as she has! 😛
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Renewing Ginseng Water – RM300 for 125ml
This one is a brand new addition to the range and is the product that interested me the most. Incidentally, just before I went for the product launch, I happened to come across this online and it was highly raved. So, I approached it with high expectations!
Utilizing Steamed Ginseng Water Concentrate™ created by drying steamed ginseng in a vacuum and then recovering it via a cooling process, the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Renewing Ginseng Water is supposed to firm, moisturise and hydrate skin from within. The texture feels rather like a liquid gel, which melts and breaks down on contact with skin to absorb quickly. I really liked how it felt!
But what this really is, is to me, a hydrating toner. Use it after cleansing and before your serum and moisturisers, and truth to tell, my skin, which has been parched by prolonged sun exposure over the weekend thoroughly lapped it all up!
I bought myself a bottle to try in the comfort of home and to see how it’d fare over a longer period of use, so I’ll update when I get round to it 🙂
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Renewing Ginseng Emulsion – RM330 for 125ml
This too is brand new to the range and complements the Concentrated Renewing Ginseng Water. I was told that you are to use this after the Concentrated Renewing Ginseng Water and before the Serum and Cream. The texture to me feels very much like a light lotion, and while I understand that the Korean method requires this additional step, I personally think you can get away with stopping here if you have oily or combination skin types.
Its purpose is to moisturize the skin and prep it to receive the serum and cream thereafter. However, I also believe that there is only so much your skin can handle in one go, so if it works for you, then it’s well and good, keep it up. But for me, I’d skip this in my routine, or use it to end my routine. Don’t tell Sulwhasoo I said that 😛
Do these new additions to the Sulwhasoo ginseng range interest you?
Have you tried anything from their Ginseng range? I’ve tried the cream, which I like and also the Creamy Mask which is quite something. Thus far, I’ve been impressed, but they don’t come cheap!
These new additions to the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Renewing Ginseng range will be available at all Sulwhasoo counters and boutiques nationwide from September 2018.