Monday, December 20, 2010

Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Line Review

Sulwhasoo Snowise whitening line is intended to help brighten, clarify, and even-out the complexion through various medicinal herbs, especially the concentrated pomegranate, rhubarb, marsh parsely, licorice root, white mulberry which work in synergy to help circulate your skin and purification within the skin, in order to achieve brighter skin. The scent is a very herbal - very soothing and calming to the mind, as with many of the Sulwhasoo products. I have used the whole whitening line: Sulwhasoo Snowise Balancing Water, Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Serum, Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Fluid, Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Cream, Sulwhasoo Snowise UV Protect Cream for over 6 months, day and night, without combining any other product to make my review authentic - SUNSCREEN WITH '+++' IS A MUST WHEN USING WHITENING PRODUCTS DURING THE DAY!!! :)


~ White Mulberry ~
~ Rhubarb ~
~ Pomegranate ~
~ Marsh Parsley ~
~ Licorice Root ~

Sulwhasoo Snowise Balancing Water



Description: A gel-type balancing water for optimum hydration. Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this gel-type balancing water delivers optimum hydration through deep and rapid penetration. Kozo and Fermented Soybean Natto extract gently exfoliate the skin, preparing the skin to receive the benefits of brightening treatments that follow. Promotes supple skin through deep hydration.

Ingredients:

Review: For my normal/combo skin type, I found this toner hydrating. I did not apply this product with a cotton pad (never do I do with Korean toners, as they have essential ingredients) I would pour some onto my palm and gently pat it on my skin. This toner is gentle, and the scent is very herbal. The texture has a gel-type consistency, not like the milk consistency of The History of Whoo Seol Whitening Skin Balancer - the Sulwhasoo Snowise Balancing Water is clear, and absorbs quickly into the skin. For dry skin types, this may be a great toner for your skin as it does hydrate. However, if you do suffer from really dry skin, I would advise sticking to a richer cream afterwards!!! All in all, a great toner for the first step of clarifying the skin (through gentle exfoliation) for subsequent steps.

Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Serum

Description: Formulated with Korean medicinal herbs, this brightening serum protects skin from UV light and heat to restore vitality and promote a clear and bright complexion. White Ginseng polysaccharides extracts restores skin vitality and Hedyotis Diffusa extracts stimulates skin’s natural circulation, returning a clear and bright complexion. Penetrating instantly, this essential serum veils the skin with refreshing moisture.

Ingredients:

Review: Another whitening serum that IS A KEEP! This serum will help brighten and help to reduce pigmentation, as well as forming new pigmentation. This serum veils the skin, making it smooth and appear lustrous. It is rapidly absorbed into the skin (tip: wrap your palms over your face after applying it) and produces an inner glow within the skin. I used about a pea-size of this product day and night. The texture is a somewhat runny gel-type consistency, it is clear, and smells heavenly, like herbs. I would definitely recommend the serum from the whole line!!!

Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Fluid

Description: Formulated with Korean medicinal herbs, this fluid penetrates deeply to clarify and brighten skin. Rhubarb extract prevents the build-up of melanin pigment and assures other whitening ingredients work continuously. Absorbs quickly, leaving the skin smooth and soft.

Ingredients:
Review: This Whitening Fluid has an serum-type consistency. It really does absorb right away into the skin, leaving no stickiness, but only moisturizing the skin (good for normal/combo, may need something richer for dry skin types). Once again, the scent is very herbal - if only Sulwhasoo did not indicate their natural scents with 'Fragrance,' we wouldn't be confused about it. Nevertheless, the result is a smooth, baby soft feel to the skin, without this fluid being to heavy or too rich.

Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Cream
Description: Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this brightening cream recovers clear, even color-toned skin. Spreading Hedyotis extract helps brighten the complexion by protecting the skin against free radical damage and mulberry tree root extract has a cooling effect on the skin. Absorbs quickly, leaving the skin soft and smooth.

Ingredients:
Review: LOVE this whitening cream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It really does keep your skin moisturized, and having dry skin during the winter season, it was perfect for me! I love how it's smooth, rich consistency spreads over your face. The smell is very herbal, and the cream is white. This whitening cream helped lighten my marks, and gave an overall even-complexion to my skin. The Korean SA guaranteed that this is one of the best whitening creams out there, and she sure was right!!!




Sulwhasoo Snowise UV Protect Cream



Description: Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this dual-functioning (brightening, UV blocking) cream promotes skin's natural circulation, and brightens, while simultaneously preventing future damage from harmful UV rays. Herbal ingredients such as Pomegranate calm the skin and promote skin's natural circulation and Rhubarb extract brightens, and clarifies, while active sun screens effectively protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Absorbs quickly and maintains radiantly matte appearance.

Ingredients:
Review: This sunblock is excellent in leaving your skin matte, there is no oiliness or any white residue whatsoever!!! And thankfully, with many Korean sunscreen, we find them not using harmful sunscreen filters like Oxybenzone, which many Western brands use. The smell is very mild, and the consistency is very light and absorbs quickly and the colour of the cream is light-beige. I am not sure of its whitening effects or brightening effects, but it is a great sunscreen.



Recommend? Yes if you want to clarify and brighten the skin. But I would advise that since I had normal/combo skin going into this line, it kept my skin moist and hydrated. For those of you with dry skin, please have a rich cream in handy!!! I found that The History of Whoo Seol Whitening line really produces whitening effects to the skin, while the Snowise line helped to even-out the skin tone. Both lines use effective Chinese medicinal herbs that work!!! It is all up to personal preference. As for the scents, I would rather pick Sulwhasoo - it is more calming to the mind. Nonetheless, for each product, I used a pea-size amount, and applied it using gentle circular motions, then gently patted my skin for full absorption and wrapping my palms on my face for heat penetration. The ingredients are very natural, with a few of those nasty preservatives. However, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Snowise Whiteing Serum and Snowise Whitening Cream - I found these two products worked the BEST!!!

Please leave any feedback behind!!! :)

25 comments:

  1. Its great to have full detailed reviews.....Thanks soooooo much for posting up the ingredients, I've been looking everywhere! I've tried the Sulwhasoo Serum, and also found it to make my skin glow~ ! I just LOVE Sulwhasoo products, and all brands from Amore Pacific~ Happy Holidays!!!~

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  2. Great review! Keep on fighting !! Wishing you great skin

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  3. Hey there, awesome review with ingredients! Hard to find Sulwhasoo reviews with the ingredients hehehe. I will look into this brand (especially interested in the Snowise Serum), the ingredients seem really great, most of them are herbs. Bookmarked this blog :D

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  4. Dear Anonymous, welcome to the blog!

    You're welcome! I know many people find ingredients important now!!! And I am glad you are concerned with it too!!!! I absolutely love the Snowise Whitening Serum - it makes your skin glow eh! Glad to see another Sulwhasoo fan :D

    Happy Holidays to you too!!! :)

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  5. Hello Hope In A Blog! :) Thank you very much!!! I wish you the bestest* skin haha :D Happy Holidays!!!

    * I will be reviewing some more products soon!!! Stay tuned :D

    <3

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  6. Anonymous, Hi! :)

    Thank you!!!! Yes Sulwhasoo is very natural compared to many Western brands out there. I consider Korean skin care products my staple, especially Sulwhasoo and The History of Whoo (IOPE is great too, but I find it works best for more mature skin). Sulwhasoo is great for any age group I find :D You will be very pleased with the Snowise Whitening Serum, it will really make your skin glow!!!!! Please stop by anytime :) Have a great Holiday season!

    <3

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  7. we purchased more sulwhasoo/whoo stuff !!

    http://hopeinablog.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/gmarket-haul-number-10/

    i think the UV Snow cream replaced the renodigm cream? the renodigm was discontinued and the UV snow cream description looks kinnda alike!

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  8. Hi Hope In A Blog :D!!!

    Wow! That is a lot of great products - so happy you love The History of Whoo and Sulwhasoo!!! Actually the Snowise UV Protection Cream is still in stock, however, it has been upgraded. And the one that you have mentioned: Renodigm Dual Care Cream, is one of Sulwhasoo's new products!!! Unfortunately it is not here at the Amore store in North America yet hehe.

    Both sunscreens function as sunscreens. The Renodigm Dual Care Cream SPF 30++ is concentrated with Korean Red Ginseng Saponin to help reduce and prevent aging/and remove skin dullness. While the Snowise UV Protection Cream SPF 46++ is meant to help circulate/brighten the skin. The only product that is equipped with full UVA/UVB protection from Sulwhasoo is the Snowise Pact SPF 42+++, but still you would need to apply a lot on for full protection - and you cannot rely on make-up to do that haha.

    Please let me know how it goes for you!!!!!!!! :D
    <3

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  9. Great blog. I'm so interested of this subject! Seriously. Here in the UK it's hard to get hold of korean skincare but what I tried so far is amazing!

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  10. Ami.. you can win a sulwhasoo starters kit here : http://hopeinablog.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/2010-hope-in-a-blog-beauty-award/

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  11. i actually purchased the renodigm, but however it isnt on the official sulwhasoo website! it was on the old sulwhasoo website though so am a bit confused if its a new or discontinued product !

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  12. Hi Hope In A Blog, Merry Christmas :)

    Great! Thanks for the link!!! Hopefully Ami wins the samples to try :D

    Hmm really? I found it in both the English section and the Korean:

    Renodigm Dual Care Cream

    English: http://www.sulwhasoo.com/product/detail.jsp?prdtCd=213029006

    Korean: http://www.sulwhasoo.co.kr/product/detail.jsp?prdtCd=113306006

    It was under: Special, and no worries it is a new product!!! :) I hope this solves any inconvenience :)

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  13. have you tried purchasing through gmarket?

    i purchased 100 packets of the renogidm dual care cream and i loved it !!!!

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  14. Oh I love this blog!!!

    Finally found some information of Sulwhasoo products. I have some questions about this whitening line. Is it okay for tanned skin? I really want to have flawless, porcelain skin and I hope this line will help with that. I know Sulwhasoo is a natural brand and many of my Korean friends have recommended me to this line. However, the price is SOOOO EXPENSIVE I would like to see before I purchase... do you have a Sulwhasoo store?

    Thanks soooo much Korean Skin Care, I am just in love with your blog!!

    Stacey XoXo

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  15. Thank you so much Stacey!!! :)

    Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening line is great for tanned skin - this line is not meant to give whitening effects, but help brighten and achieve a more even-toned complexion. Usually when products are labeled 'whitening' yes it does serve as a function to whiten, but I found that The History of Whoo Seol Whitening line gave me the whitening effects. The Sulwhasoo Snowise line helped give my skin clarity, and especially a natural glow!

    Yes! Sulwhasoo is a natural brand, and thankfully if you look at the ingredients, all medicinal herb extracts (although there are parabens), and fragrance, but the fragrance is natural - only extracts of herbal scents, they just labeled it fragrance (this was mentioned by the Korean SA).

    Haha at the moment there is no store here! Hopefully one day. Do you currently reside in North America or elsewhere? I could recommend you some great stores you could visit. There are online stores as well:

    www.cosme-de.com
    www.evecare.com

    If you reside in the U.S, you receive free shipping with EveCare hehe :)

    Have you tried any Korean products?

    Please update me!!! <3!!!

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  16. The other brand u mentioned (other than sulwahsoo) that is whitening, is it natural too? Do u recommend ongoing, long-term use of that whitening skincare line and even the sulwahsoo snowise?

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  17. How does Shiseido White Lucent and Cle de Peau compare to Sulwahsoo and the other korean brand for whitening? Which one do u highly recommend?

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  18. I personally do not like Shiseido, but Cle de Peau is amazingly gentle and awesome, i am currently using sulwhasoo snowise cream, but it feels like its too harsh for my skin my skin is super sensitive :( , i am getting this little bumps on my skin.

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  19. Hihi…. is the Brightening Fluid an emulsion? Could it be used without the cream. You mentioned that the cream is moisturising.. isit suitable for summer?

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  20. Great review! I just tried sulwhasoo and I love it!

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  21. hi Korean Skin Care..thanks so much for this detailed blog..it's very useful! :)
    i'm newly fond to korean skincare products and i'm so happy that my first choice is sulwhasoo :D
    since i'm new to any korean skincare, would you help me the step by step routine of what to use during day and night if by now i have the Herbal Soap, Herblinic Restorative Ampoule, Harmonizen Regenerating Cream, First Care Serum and all the Snowhise line?
    I bought all the samples since it sounds like the perfect treatment but i'm still confuse..lol
    ow, and my skin has dark spots on my cheek bones (would like to erase that so much!), dry/combo/sensitive skin type, and a little acne prone specially on my T-zone.
    pls pleasee help...thank you so much :)

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  22. Hello :)
    Now i'm 18 and i have started using mini set of Sulwhasoo including Cleansing Oil, Cleansing Foam, First Care Serum, Balancing Water, Emulsion and Ginseng Concentrate Cream. My skin is super sentitive, combination but drier and i feel more comfortable and the red dots are less.
    I want to use the Hydro - Aid serum and cream to hydrate my skin deeply. And i realy want to whitening my freckles on my cheeks, but i think until my skin is balancing and stronger, i will be able to use this.
    Can you recommend me a process of Sulwhasoo products to make my skin stronger? :) My skin colour is quite bright, the problem is just the fade freckles on my cheeks, and i really want my skin gets the most whitening effect likes it has been. After my skin is stronger, should i use Whoo Seol or Sulwhasoo Snowise :), i really love the First Care Serum, Cleansing Oil, Foam. Can i use 3 this products of Sulwhasoo with the Seol Line, and you said that Seol is a little dry, so can i use Hydro - Aid Cream/Ginseng Cream/Snowise Cream after to lock the moisture :)
    Ths a lot.

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  23. Hello :)
    Now i'm 18 and i have started using mini set of Sulwhasoo including Cleansing Oil, Cleansing Foam, First Care Serum, Balancing Water, Emulsion and Ginseng Concentrate Cream. My skin is super sentitive, combination but drier and i feel more comfortable and the red dots are less.
    I want to use the Hydro - Aid serum and cream to hydrate my skin deeply. And i realy want to whitening my freckles on my cheeks, but i think until my skin is balancing and stronger, i will be able to use this.
    Can you recommend me a process of Sulwhasoo products to make my skin stronger? :) My skin colour is quite bright, the problem is just the fade freckles on my cheeks, and i really want my skin gets the most whitening effect likes it has been. After my skin is stronger, should i use Whoo Seol or Sulwhasoo Snowise :), i really love the First Care Serum, Cleansing Oil, Foam. Can i use 3 this products of Sulwhasoo with the Seol Line, and you said that Seol is a little dry, so can i use Hydro - Aid Cream/Ginseng Cream/Snowise Cream after to lock the moisture :)
    Ths a lot.

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  24. Hello what a great blog thank you for the info, but yet does anyone know if these line is safe for pregnancy? Im currently 4 months pregnant and i have not use these products since i found out that im pregnant, but I really want to know if it is safe so I can continue using it. thanks before any info will greatly appreciated.

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