Monday, March 21, 2011

Su:m37˚ White Award Line Review

~Su:m37˚ White Award Line~

Su:m37˚ is another great, all natural, paraben/color/preservative/fragrance free luxury skin care line – with the use of bio-fermentation technology. My friend in Seoul, South Korea actually introduced this line to me last year. However, Joseibi and Hope In A Blog (favourite blogs!!!), have done reviews on Su:m37˚ and have loved it! Being an admirer for natural skin care, I decided to give Su:m37˚ a go! I purchased the Su:m37˚ Skin Saver Ocean Effect Cleansing Foam (its an amazing foam cleanser!) – which came with a mini sample set of the White Award line (also a sample of the famous Secret Programming Essence). I have been using the White Award line since February, and surprisingly it has lasted me to this day (only been using it at night though)!

I would also like to update that Su:m37˚ has introduced a new product to the White Award line:  Su:m37 White Award Luminous Concentrate. It comes in 8g x 4 – it is highly concentrated program (similar to Whoo’s Jinaek Program) to help brighten and give your skin a glow! Each 8g bottle is used for one week – up to the four week point.

Description: Concentrated whitening ingredients gently melt at body temperature to effectively penetrate into the skin, as it increases the intensive care of the ingredients.  The skin whitening ingredients works effectively and clears the skin of imperfections and makes it clean so it appears as a aura of light.

The set comes with a White Award Clear Toner 25ml, White Award Luminous Treatment 5ml, Secret Programming Essence 12ml, White Award Essence Lotion 25ml, and White Award Detox Mask 10ml. 

Hopefully I will get the ingredient list soon, especially for the White Award line. The White Award line is meant to help brighten and clarify the skin. It helps detoxify the skin from wastes and toxins. So what are the main ingredients in Su:m37˚ White Award line? Acai Berry (antioxidant & anti-aging) and N-Acetyl-Phytosphingosine (NAPS).

**All Information Provided by Doosan Co. Seoul, South Korea**

I would like to discuss how N-Acetyl-Phytosphingosine inhibits and treats the excess production of melanin and other great benefits of this safe chemical. It helps to repair the skin, rejuvenate the skin, and has anti-inflammatory effects. In would heal tests, N-Acetyl-Phytosphingosine scored 212% in granulation tissue area, and 96% in blood vessel treatment. N-Acetyl-Phytosphingosine also enhances collagen synthesis at low concentration to help rebuild tissue that has been damaged beneath the skin. Surprisingly, N-Acetyl-Phytosphingosine also helps with blemishes. In a test of anti-proliferative (the growing of acne bacteria) efficacy, N-Acetyl-Phytosphingosine removes the primary cause of comedogenesis, which leads to breakouts and skin troubles. In eleven days of using a topical cream with N-Acetyl-Phytosphingosine, the skin is healing and appears more clear. Overall, N-Acetyl-Phytosphingosine has a strong inhibition of melanogenesis (darkening of the skin) and stimulates collagen synthesis (Doosan Co. Seoul, South Korea).
I would like to start my review with…

Su:m37˚ White Award Clear Toner
Description: Effectively removes dead skin cells by applying the following steps to help absorption of whitening products reduce the function of old keratin on the skin.

Review: LOVE this toner! It is so refreshing to the skin– does not make skin dry, but somewhat hydrating. I would say that the Whoo Seol Whitening Skin Balancer was a tad bit more hydrating. This toner is clear and has no scent, which is a big plus for me! As a toner, I find it does the job great because as the description states, it really helps to absorb the other products into my skin. I also find that this toner helps to reduce bumps and other annoying blemishes on the skin. Love it!

Su:m37˚ White Award Luminous Treatment
Description: This treatment acts to effectively remove skin blemishes and signs of aging for clean and glowing skin, as it instantly makes your skin shine brightly.

Review: This treatment (essence) is great in keeping the skin VERY BRIGHT. Compared to Sulwhasoo’s Snowise Whitening Serum, this treatment takes a lot of time to absorb into the skin. I don’t mind though, but those of you in a rush, keep this for nighttime use as I have done! Similar to Whoo’s Whitening Essence, this treatment also has these glitter-like particles – now I am not sure what it is, could be pearl particles – because it does not sit on the skin, rather when massaged thoroughly, the particles sinks into the skin. And it is definitely not mica either (since mica stays on top of the skin to artificially illuminate the skin). Regardless, I love this treatment because it really brightens the skin – gives you the GLOW!
Su:m37˚ White Award Essence Lotion
Description: Natural plant extracts penetrate deep within the skin to make the skin appear as transparent and offers a fresh and smooth touch to skin.

Review: In all honesty, I have never had a lotion keep my skin dewy, even after washing my skin several times. This is my top recommendation!!! It is a somewhat thick, yet runny white product – it absorbs instantly into the skin though. Keeps skin VERY DEWY and GLOWY. For those of you that wear make-up, this would be a great base for your make-up – keeps skin baby soft feeling and looking!

Su:m37˚ White Award Detox Mask
Description: A 3-in-1 mask: [Brightening, Deep Pore Cleansing, & Soothing Effects] Microscopic bubbles form deep inside the pores as it lifts the waste and pollutants and features an anti-stress & clean skin.

Review: At first, I was completely lost in how to use this mask haha. I used this mask once a week because I only had a 10ml version of it (If your skin needs treatment, then 2-3 times use is preferred - it will not cause any harm to your skin). It is a cream-textured product; it is somewhat sticky but blends easily on the skin. You apply this all over the face and wait for a few seconds until your face becomes FOAMY. It is quite amusing, and it tingles towards the end when the foam starts to disappear, so don’t scratch your face hehe! You then wash it off and your skin will appear brighter and VERY SMOOTH – it also helps absorb your products better!!!

Su:m37˚ Secret Programming Essence
Description: 80 kinds of natural plants are selected to recover vitality to the skin with a natural fermentation system.

Review: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS ESSENCE! The best treatment your skin can have!!! The minute you apply this essence, your skin feels SO DEWY – there is something definitely with Su:m37˚ products that makes skin dewy and smooth. It is a clear essence (this natural plant scent – not strong at all, you can barely smell it), somewhat watery and sticky when applied. You gently pat this onto your skin, and press firmly to help penetrate the essence into the skin. A very hydrating essence!!! It has definitely refined my skin and has helped my skin from becoming dry. I highly recommend this product for those with dry dehydrated skin – it is a skin saver!

Recommend? Yes!!! A all natural brand that really works!!! Overall, I am very impressed with Su:m37 skin care products. They really help treat the skin – makes skin refined, dewy, smooth, and hydrated. The White Award line is very hydrating for normal skin. I really love this line because you get this instant glow that persists for a long time. It has helped keep my skin at bay from blemishes and even has plumped my skin. For dry skin, it may not be so hydrating, but you may need an extra cream to top off at the last stage. As for combo/oily skin – the Secret Programming Essence may make your skin appear a bit oily, so I would recommend using it at night!

*I am sorry for my absence - I will be replying to everyone's comments soon!!!* <3!

Monday, March 7, 2011

NEW & Upgrade: The History of Whoo Seol Whitening Soft Toner & Seol Whitening Sun Cream

Hey everyone! I have been very busy on vacation (will update soon!). I would first like to thank everyone for supporting my blog! I do my best to update you guys on the newest and latest skin care (plus THE BEST! hehe) and I really love helping if anyone has any questions :D

...GET READY for the TWO NEW products added to The History of Whoo Seol Whitening line:

Gongjinhyang: Seol Whitening Soft Toner
[Whitening Functional Cosmetic]


This is the first luxury stage whitening toner using the highest medicinal herbs to achieve fair and clear skin. Hyssopus Officinalis extracts protects the skin from external harmful factors and enhance the capabilities of internal purifications. External factors and age factors causes by hidden blackening the skin. This toner will remove blemishes from the source inside the skin and treat for future prevention.This luxury whitening soft toner has a light texture that absorbs right away and provides your skin with the deepest whitening herbal ingredients available 5000 years ago by the empress. It will help with dark complexion as the precious ingredients are absorbed deep within the skin.
*Made for all skin types*

~Hyssopus Officinalis~

■ Gongjinhyang: Seol Whitening Sun Cream (SPF45 ++ PA)  
[Whitening and UV Protection]
■ 45ml ■

Specially selected rare herbal ingredients that keep skin healthy and bright for skin whitening. It has excellent UV protection that acts to maintain the skin for the whitening herbal ingredients. This herbal sunscreen will work deep into the skin to protect from harmful UVB/UVA and make your skin appear naturally fair. The lightweight texture will make your skin feel fresh.
*Made for all skin types*
*We will also be seeing change in The History of Whoo Seol Whitening Cream (formula + packaging), here is a sneak peek...
Upgraded: The History of Whoo Seol Whitening Cream
Upgraded: The History of Whoo Seol Whitening Intensive

~The upgraded versions will help fight blemishes, dark spots, and age spots - the whitening intensive is for stubborn spots, and whitening cream for overall skin lightener and prevention of pigmentation. The formula has been upgraded too: with the addition of hyssopus officinalis extracts, which helps to condition and protect the skin from external aggressors~

I am EXTREMELY excited for these products! It is still reaching the counters - but will be introduced soon!!! I had this time to update you guys on this news - I will reply as soon as possible to your comments!!! :D <3!!!