**The battle between two large luxury Korean skin care brands: Sulwhasoo's Extra Refining Line and The History of Whoo's Jinyul line - both are natural that use medicinal herbs**
The History of Whoo Jinyul
Jinyulhyang presents the secret of amazing skin anti-aging formula to aged queen in ancient China. Jinyulhyang is the court secret of pure cosmetic resin to protect your skin by supplying the pure resin and giving you back the beauty with 5 thousand years history.
Jinyul Balancer: The Histoy of Whoo Jinyul Balancer is a moisturizing toner that actively restores natural moisture levels to your dry skin. With Asian herbal ingredients, this product works to refine skin texture and promotes a bright, clear complexion.
Jinyul Lotion: Absorbed quickly without leaving any stickness, Jinyul Lotion offers a sense of lasting moisturatation and nourishment as though you have applied an essence to your skin. It restores balance to the skin and provides invigoration for revitalization. Dispense two or three drops on the palm and apply lightly along the texture of the skin.
Sulwhasoo Extra Refining
Sulwhasoo’s Extra Refining Line is a premium Korean herbal medicinal anti-aging line that transcends time to deliver beauty. Complicated problems caused by the loss of energy, such as the loss of liveliness, dull complexion, and lack of nutrition need a more insightful solution. The greatest ingredients and formula created only for the Extra Refining Line will realize the optimal condition where every element of skin is harmonized.
Extra Refining Water: A water delivering luxurious hydration to the deepest layers of the skin. Formulated with Korean medicinal herbs, this water delivers luxurious hydration to the deepest layers of the skin. Red Pine provides deep hydration. Absorbs quickly and leaves the skin soft and smooth.
Extra Refining Emulsion: An emulsion promoting a soft glow while simultaneously refining skin texture. Formulated with Korean Medicinal Herbs, this emulsion promotes a soft glow while simultaneously refining skin texture. Ingredients extracted from Red Pine help recover the skin's natural moisture barrier, giving softness and radiance to the skin. Applies smoothly onto the skin, leaving the skin smooth and soft.
~Korean Red Pine~
~Limnanthes Alba Seed~
~Prunus Mume Fruit~
~Sulwhasoo Extra Refining Water~
~Sulwhasoo Extra Refining Emulsion~
*I used each line separately for three months – and had dry skin*
Packaging: The History of Whoo Jinyul’s packaging is very luxurious as it seems so royal, which emphasizes its brand of using recipes from the ancient royal families in China. What I love about The History of Whoo’s packaging is how it is very sanitary – when you close the product, it has a click noise indicating its tightly shut, with no air which carries bacteria and other pollutants to enter into the cream. Another plus is that it comes with a small cap to cover the hole of the product! Sulwhasoo’s Extra Refining packaging has this elegance; this elegance that is very beautiful. Generally, Sulwhasoo’s packaging is somewhat heavy too since they use glass! There is no pump, so it requires you to tilt the product and pour onto your hands, which was not a problem for me – although it is much more convenient for the lotion/emulsion to have a pump.
Texture: Sulwhasoo Extra Refining Water has a watery consistency (pour some onto your palms and apply with patting motion) when applied onto your face, gives your face a glow, and hydrates it immediately! Sulwhasoo’s Extra Refining Emulsion is very light and once again gives immediate hydration – both absorb within seconds! The History of Whoo Jinyul Balancer is a bit richer (even though it is a toner), goes on easily and absorbs right away. The History of Whoo Jinyul Lotion is very rich, but it takes some time to absorb– it leaves a nice glossy look to your skin – I recommend the Jinyul Lotion for those with severe dry skin. The Extra Refining line has a light red, brownish tint, while the Jinyul line has a pale red tint.
Scent: Sulwhasoo’s Extra Refining line has a very strong herbal scent of pine – it’s the same scent when smelling a pine tree, however, very calming to the mind. I really love the scent of Sulwhasoo’s. The History of Whoo’s Jinyul line is the only line that really has a herbal scent (besides the Hwa Hyun Essence – I will review this line after a month). The Jinyul line smells like a mixture of herbs, and flowers, while the Extra Refining line smells like a pine tree – considering it is one of their main ingredients.
Hydration: Both provide excellent hydration!!! You’re face is moisturized for a long duration of time, without having to apply another moisturizer on top of it! For the Jinyul Lotion, I found it a bit rich so it is good for the winter season, and for you dry skin types :)
Result? It’s hard to pick which line is better since both are one of my top high quality products recommended! Although I love The History of Whoo, I have had more success with Sulwhasoo – this brand never disappoints. What I loved about the Extra Refining line is the consistency because although this line is rich, it is still very light, and absorbs very quickly leaving no residue behind which I love in a product! The Jinyul line is very rich – and I understand why since it is made for really dry skin (and women over 40 – but I gave it a try), so I would NOT recommend it for normal or oily skin types of course. The Jinyul Lotion would not absorb right away into the skin, although my skin was dry! The scent of Sulwhasoo’s is much more natural, as with many of their products. After using the Extra Refining line for 3 months, I had radiance and glow from within the skin. My dry skin had become normal, and my skin always felt hydrated – it really treated my skin. It left my skin very smooth and soft, and refined the texture of my skin! The result from the Jinyul line left my skin brightened, immediately tightened and glossy-looking, I could almost compare the look to gloss paper (some of you might want to achieve this look hehe). When you know a product plumps your skin, you know it works for wrinkles – and both did that. I saw results within a week with the Jinyul Line, and a month with the Extra Refining line. Remember when using treatment products, use it for a month and onward to see the FULL results.