Thursday, April 21, 2011

Review: The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Nok-Yong Pack

~~The History of Whoo Nok-Yong Pack~~

The History of Whoo Nok-Yong pack only contains two potent ingredients – Velvet Deer Antler Extract and Royal Jelly Extract. Nok Yong translates to Velvet Deer Antlers, hence, the main ingredient only being that. This is a warming/moisturizing pack – what it does is when this pack is applied to the face, it immediately warms up and sooths the skin: making skin moist, hydrated, and glowing.

Description: Extracts from young antlers of deer in the pack vitalizes healthy skin tone and restores translucent glow of beautiful skin. Scoop out a small amount on the palm and evenly spread it out throughout the face. This facial mask uses a unique combination of ingredients to provide you with a natural skin care product perfect for rejuvenating skin cells and enhancing your overall natural glow. By stimulating blood circulation, you are left with a soft, glossy and shimmering effect.

Potent Ingredients:
~Velvet Deer Antler (Nok-Yong)~

~Royal Jelly~


Directions/Usage: Cleanse the face well. Squeeze out some of the product and gently apply it to your face. Softly massage the area, leaving a thick layer of the product. Once complete, wait 10 minutes. Rinse face with warm water first, then with lukewarm water.

Review: I absolutely love this pack because it is MOISTURE-RICH! At first, you may be shocked at how rich this product is – but it has definitely done wonders to my skin. This pack is recommended for drier skin types. I have normal skin, and found that it is fine. As for oilier skin types, this may cause some milia – so it is best advised you don’t use this product (unless you test it out first!!!). Velvet Deer Antlers is one of the main medicinal ingredients used in all of The History of Whoo products – it is heavily concentrated in the famous Hwanyugo line. This ingredient helps with blood circulation, collagen synthesis, metabolism, and providing oxygen to the skin – therefore, skin becomes stronger and resilient (youthful). The other main ingredient is Royal Jelly – this helps with deep moisturizing and hydrating the skin to make it plump. 

The colour of this product is grayish-brownish – and the scent is floral/herbal – it is VERY soothing, which I love! At first, I found it hard to work with. The reason being is because it is rather thick, and does not spread easily – what I figured out was you REALLY NEED to warm it between your fingers, and then apply it to your face. There is a special technique, which I have provided above, to use this product. You need to circulate the blood on your skin and massage thoroughly – don’t worry though, once the pack is warmed up (you will also feel the warming of the product on the skin, its wonderful!), it is really easy to massage the face without tugging and pulling!!! After your done massaging, relax your face for ten minutes or more if you wish, and wash with lukewarm water and start your regular skin care routine :). After having my face washed, my skin was ultra smooth and soft. It did not leave ANY RESIDUE whatsoever - but glowing skin. This pack should be used at least once or twice a week, depending on how much hydration you need!!! I highly recommend this product for those with dry/dehydrated skin, need extra moisture, or those who wish to treat themselves hehe! :)

Has anyone had success with this pack? All experiences are welcome! :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Review: Charmzone Dasima Mineral Pack (Wash-Off Pack)

~Charmzone Dasima Mineral Pack (Wash-Off Pack)~

Description: Cleanses and revitalizes skin. This marine pack contains a variety of ocean ingredients, such as Dasima, that allow for essential minerals to penetrate and add resilience to tired skin. It also cleanses by absorbing sebum, makeup, old rough layers and dirt from within pores and creates clear and transparent skin while maintaining smooth and healthy skin by achieving a perfect balance of oil and moisture.

Potent Marine Ingredients:
~Dasima (seaweed)~

Dasima seaweed is packed with vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and amino acids that are essential in maintaining healthy and youthful skin.  This natural marine wonder helps slow the aging skin process while protecting it from the harsh environmental elements in the air and water. Essential vitamins include: A1, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, K, pantothenic acid, folic acid, and niacin. As well as being rich with antioxidants such as beta-carotene and over 60 trace elements that include potassium, calcium, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc and manganese, seaweed is a major source of B12. Selenium and ascorbic acid protects the skin from damaging free radicals. Organic Iodine found in seaweed increases metabolism. Seaweed also contains fatty acids to combat skin irritation and inflammation.

~ Laminaria Digitata~

Polygalactosides react with the protective outer surface of the skin and the ion-ion interaction forms a protective moisturizing complex, while the fucose polymers are hygroscopic and act as hydrating agents. The ursolic acid can help form a protective barrier on the skin.The above-mentioned compounds contain abundant non-essential and essential amino acids such as proline, glycine and lycine - all of these are also found in the elastic fibers of the skin - and maintain and improve skin elasticity by improving hydration. Scientifically, Laminaria digitata constituents are calcium, potassium, iodine, mannitol, as well as fat, protein, carbohydrates and vitamins E, C, B12, B6, B3, B, A and Zn, F, Cr, Co, Mn, I, Na, Fe, P, Mg, K, Ca. The mineral salts and especially iodine stimulate the general metabolism and cause an increase in osmotic exchanges, thus bringing about elimination of excess fluids.

~Oyster Shell~

Usually the shell is discarded, however, it is rich in enzymes, vitamins and mineral substances mainly calcium to help revitalize the skin. The oyster shell extract helps to provide cellular metabolism within the skin, thus leading to brighter more clear skin. Through metabolism, your skin will deeply regenerate and rebuild the epidermis to make it stronger. Therefore, results of a firmer, and lifted face are achieved.

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Review: The importance of clay-masks helps absorb impurities deep within your skin. Kaolin is the second ingredient – it is a natural clay substance that cleanses the skin and unclogs pores so your skin becomes smoother and softer. The color of this wash-off mask is light green, and is VERY EASY to apply to the skin. The consistency is very soft, and is not messy like other clay masks I have tried before!!! You leave this mask on for 30 minutes, until it is fully DRY and then you wash it off gently with lukewarm water. You can feel a tingle with this product, but it is definitely not harsh! The scent is almost like an ‘ocean’ scent – very calming. I love how super soft my skin feels – and bumps are less noticeable. You can definitely tell that this really cleanses deep within your pores. I made sure to do a close up to see whether it stands by its description – and yes it does!!! Products are easily absorbed into the skin – and it leaves no residue whatsoever. Comparing this to peel-off-masks, if you want something less harsh (for those of you who find peel-off masks difficult to work with), this is a buy (or any other clay mask you prefer). Just remember NEVER EVER apply this around your eye area and lip area, please! It will cause damage!!! I highly recommend this treatment mask for those with oily or troubled skin. I used this on my dry cheeks, and found no problems! A great way to treat your skin hehe! :)

Is anyone using a clay-mask they love? :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Review: The History of Whoo Seol Whitening Cream (upgraded) and The History of Whoo Whitening Sun Cream

Hello my fellow readers! I am extremely sorry I have been so busy with my absence in reviewing! I have been busy and still am – but I figured it is time to write a review post :) Today I will be reviewing the new two items upgraded from The History of Whoo Seol Whitening line: The History of Whoo Whitening Cream + The History of Whoo Whitening Sun Cream.

Just to update: The new Whitening Sun Cream has arrived in North America – I visited The History of Whoo counter and they had it! I will ask the price once I go and visit once again, which is soon!
The new Whitening Cream is almost like a gel-type consistency – somewhat like the Soo Yeon Cream, but a mixture of gel + cream. It is water-based as well (it feels very cooling to the face – almost like applying water to your skin) – so does that mean it’s hydrating now? I find that it is for my normal skin. I use to apply the Qi&Jin Cream over the older Whitening Cream, but now I find that the new Whitening Cream is much more hydrating than the older version – so that is a plus!

Upgrade: The History of Whoo Seol Whitening Cream (50ml)

~Comparison from the older version to the new upgraded version~

I have to be completely honest though – the results are definitely not the same as the older version. There were some amazing dramatic whitening effects with the older Whoo Whitening Cream; the new upgraded Whitening Cream only helps keep skin brightened and radiant (which is nothing to complain about LOL but I missed the whitening effects!). Although it keeps skin dewy, it is not as soft and powdery-feel as the older version. The new whitening cream absorbs instantly into the skin – but it still keeps skin hydrated. Just to point out, comparing this to the Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Cream – both are different too. The new Whoo Whitening Cream keeps skin looking dewy, while the Snowise Whitening Cream kept skin matte (if you like the matte look (for really oily skin types), you still get the same results from Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Cream if you decide not to use the Whoo Whitening Cream). So basically, using the new Whoo Whitening Cream for 4 weeks, I see the same results as Su:m37 White Award line, and Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening line – miss the whitening effects, powdery, and super soft feel!

As for the color – it is a clear/light-greyish color – I don’t think color is even added in the new Whitening Cream (the ingredients are in Korean – I will get them translated! Its so difficult haha). There is one good thing though – the scent is barely noticeable – it’s very faint and light! Its almost herby - but also floral - if you actually concentrate on the scent, there is a hint of a lavender scent, its lovely!

New: The History of Whoo Whitening Sun Cream SPF 45++ (45ml)

I was very surprised when I opened this sunscreen – I didn’t expect it to have a light pinkish tint to it. It is ALMOST similar to the Laneige Sunblock Triple SPF 40++ - but not 100%. The Laneige Sunblock Triple feels very chalky, and it is VERY DIFFICULT to spread on the face – you almost look like a ghost with the Laneige Sunblock. With the Laneige Sunblock I would have to add a little bit of oil (olive oil/grape seed) in order for it to blend on my skin - and this was even during the summer season! Although it brightens the face, it can be extreme to the point of making you look like a ghost - a good thing about this product is that it has fine-powdered pearls haha. The benefit of the Whoo Whitening Sun Cream is that is spreads evenly, brightens the skin to appear VERY NATURAL, and keeps skin dewy, and is great for oily skin! The pink is barely noticeable on your skin, it absorbs instantly which I love! The scent is not as heavy as the other Whoo products – I believe they changed the scent for the Seol Whitening line to be less heavy. Regardless, this sun cream is fantastic!!! Keeps skin soft, dewy, and BRIGHT!

With experiencing the new Whoo Whitening Cream – I won’t say I’m disappointed because it is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT than the older version. But the results are not the same, that’s for sure! Although it still keeps skin bright and glowy, I still prefer the older version!!! :) As for the Whoo Whitening Sun Cream – I would definitely recommend it, it’s a great sunscreen that not only protects skin from UVA/UVB rays, but makes skin bright and more even-toned!!

Has anyone tried the new Whitening Cream and Whitening Sun Cream? :)

***Thank you everyone for being patient! I will be reviewing The History of Whoo Nok Yong Pack & The History of Whoo Seol Brightening Peel-Off-Pack next! Stay tuned!!! :) Muah! <3!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Online Store: Eden Skin Care - The History of Whoo, Isa Knox, OHUI & more!

Special Announcement

Recently, a wonderful woman named Jacqueline contacted me about her store called Eden Skin Care based in the U.S. Her store manages an array of facials and skin care products, particularly Korean/Asian brands. She was kind enough to send me A LOT of great samples and special kits from Whoo, Isa Knox, to OHUI – and I really can’t wait to review it for you guys!!! A big warm thanks to Jacqueline, thank you! <3!!!

Great news is, she also manages an online skin care site that sells The History of Whoo, OHUI, Isa Knox, Obagi, EV Princess, makeup products, and natural weight loss and herbal medicinal products too!  

Her website is:

The reason I am letting you guys know is that her prices are AMAZING! And I know you guys will benefit from this because In North America, Whoo, OHUI, and Isa Knox are very expensive – especially Whoo. She sells great set specials that are a steal + free gifts with purchase!!! Her online store is 100% safe – paid through PayPal and every month she will have different promotions – even a free full size product with purchase.


Eden Skin Care ships internationallyFREE SHIPPING on orders of $99 or more in the United States – just look for the green truck logo if the product qualifies for free shipping. International Buyers: Your items will be sent by USPS Priority Mail International – you can calculate the shipping charge in the checkout section.


Right now there are two spring promotions. First, of purchasing over $99 and up and second, purchasing $249 and up and you will be receiving a free special set of your choice – each set has a value of $50 and over. All you have to do is enter the COUPON CODE listed beside the set you would like when you purchase your items!!!

*Please click the $99 Promotion Image for Sets Selection + Coupon Code*

*Please click the $249 Promotion Image for Sets Selection + Coupon Code*

If you guys have any further questions, feel free to contact Jacqueline at: or by phone: 703.237.3999.