Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Holy Grail: Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Treatment

I am a beauty junkie and I love trying out new products but there are products and brands I always go back to. Sulwhasoo has to be one of them. This is probably one of my favourite skin care brand. I have tried a lot of their products and I will definitely recommend a lot of their products. Their herbal soap, First Care Serum and their overnight sleeping mask are the three products I love the most.

I do have to thank the Koreans for making sleeping masks so popular. With all the different brands and types out there, you really have to test around to find the ones you love the most. The ones I like are cream based with herbal/medicinal scent. I personally love the scent and find them soothing. I stopped using gel based sleeping masks as I find them a little bit too sticky for me. With all the sleeping mask I've tried, I find Sulwhasoo making one of the best sleeping masks in the market. 

( size shown here is their deluxe sample. Regular size is 120ml. It basically looks the same but bigger)

Product description: 

Formulated with Korean medicinal herbs, this overnight mask awakens a radiant looking skin with nourishing moisture and herbal extracts. 
- Acutelobed Angelica and Pomegranate help brighten skin tone and Walnut and White Mulberry restore skin's vitality by delivering essential nutrients - Creating an essential moisture layer on the skin, this mask assures optimum penetration of nourishing herbs while you rest.

full size and sample size all come in the same tube design.

This is a cream based masks that spreads out easily. It's fast absorbing and doesn't leave your skin with a sticky feeling. 

Well basically this is a mask that doesn't require washing. I call it the lazy mask. All you need to do is slather some on your face and go to bed. It's great when you are lazy and when you don't have time to do a proper facial mask. Or you just use this as the last step of your daily skin care regime. 

I have been using this for the last two years and after I started using it, I don't have dry flaky skin during the winter anymore. It makes my skin super hydrated and soft. 

This is a product I try to use daily during the winter time. I slather it on my skin after my face cream. Even I already used as mask, I still put it on my skin unless I am on a skincare diet that night. I don't really use this much during the warmer months as my skin tends to get a little oil during the summer. I might use this once or twice a week during the warmer months. 

For a Sulwhasoo product, I would say this is great value. If I remember the price correctly it is 120 ml for $60. Are there cheaper alternatives that give similar results? Yes, a lot of Korean brands make sleeping masks and Myeonghan Miindo by The Face Shop does make amazing sleeping masks at half the price. I prefer Sulwhasoo because I'm basically using their entire skin care regime and I prefer using the same brands. 

Have you tried any Sulwhasoo products? What's your favourite sleeping mask?


  1. Sleeping packs are great for getting super soft skin in the morning, and I never really understood the funny name of them, "sleeping pack". This Sulwhasoo one looks nice, although I've never heard of it! The only sleeping pack I have tried is the famous Laneige's, which is a gel that I love- it smells amazing. I do agree with you that it can get a little sticky though. I only use it probably once a week because I always forget and I'm terrified of blocking my pores!

    1. Sulwhasoo and Laneige are under the same company Amore, it's just that Sulwhasoo is targeted for more mature skin. You're only 20 so Laneige is better for your skin. I used to use Laneige when I was younger, they have amazing products but their skin care lines just don't work that well for me anymore. The Laneige one I find it a little too sticky, I'm always afraid of getting it on my pillow. I don't think it will block your pores as Koreans tend to use sleeping masks every night as the last step of their skin care regime.

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  3. You have lovely looking skin! I've always wanted to try Sulwhasoo products (especially their whitening ones), but they're so pricey!

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    1. Thank you. I would say Sulwhasoo really made a difference to my skin. I would suggest trying it after 25. After I turned 25, I noticed that a lot of products stopped working for me, they just didn't provide enough moisture to my skin anymore. Sulwhasoo makes a lot of good products. I've tried both the basic line and the whitening line. I like the basic line better. The whitening serum from Sulwhasoo is very good. I notice difference on my skin, it gives me a brighter complexion. But for the other products in the same line, they're not as spectacular. I heard that the History of Whoo whitening line is better than the Sulwhasoo one. I'll definitely try it when I have time.

  4. I've never tried a sleeping mask before but you definitely have me intrigued. My skin is going through a bit of dry spell so I might just give this a try :)

    1. This is a product worth trying! There are lots of sleeping masks on the market so you should shop around to find the one that suits your skin.