Harnessing 50 years of research on the skin restorative powers of ginseng, this potent anti-aging serum boosts skin’s resilience, defenses, and vitality, targeting deep wrinkles. Formulated with Ginsenisphere™, Sulwhasoo’s latest ginseng encapsulation technology, this serum has little capsules that you can see; they burst on contact with skin, releasing potent ginseng actives to deeply penetrate skin . In clinical tests, more than 95% of participants reported improved hydration, smoothness, and elasticity. With a UV coated bottle to ensure ingredient integrity, this serum truly marries long-tested hanbang ingredients with the finest in skincare technology.

Our Director of Marketing Jude Chao has been using and loving this product since 2016. See what she wrote about it in her original review on Fifty Shades of Snail:

“The effects it has on my skin texture and radiance are both exceptional and rare. As I mentioned earlier, I never really even understood the whole “resilience and elasticity” thing until I used this product, because nothing else has delivered noticeable results for me in those areas. The Capsulized Ginseng Fortifying Serum nicely complements the more intensive anti-aging products in my skincare routine, allowing me to address more dimensions of visible skin aging and see more complete improvements.”

Read the full review here!

After toner, apply to face and pat in to enhance absorption.

WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, METHYL GLUCETH-20, ALCOHOL, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, DIMETHICONE, BETAINE, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, METHOXY PEG-114/POLYEPSILON CAPROLACTONE, SUCROSE, MANNITOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, POLYGONATUM OFFICINALE RHIZOME/ROOT EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT, LILIUM TIGRINUM FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, NELUMBO NUCIFERA SEED EXTRACT, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, PANAX GINSENG ROOT POWDER, HYDROLYZED GINSENG SAPONINS, GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, OPHIOPOGON JAPONICUS ROOT EXTRACT, FRAGRANCE, HONEY, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DISODIUM EDTA, CELLULOSE GUM, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, POLYQUATERNIUM-51, DEXTRIN, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT, HYDROXYPROPYL, METHYLCELLULOSE, POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM METHYL STEAROYL TAURATE, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, SODIUM POLYASPARTATE, HYDROLYZED GINSENG SAPONINS, ASPERGILLUS FERMENT

This prestige beauty brand, focused on hanbang ingredients indigenous to Korea, is as highly respected in its native land as it is abroad. Proof? Locals say its Ginseng Cream is something you’d gift to a potential mother-in-law. In its earliest iteration, that ginseng cream was what launched Sulwhasoo over 50 years ago. While helping his mother’s camellia oil business, Sulwhasoo founder Suh Sung-whan came to appreciate the power of traditional Korean herbs. Working with Kyunghee University of Oriental Medicine to blend traditional Korean medicinal herbs and methods with science-backed research, Suh founded the company that would become Sulwhasoo in 1966. All of Sulwhasoo’s ingredients are meticulously cultivated in AmorePacific’s herb farm, from the saponin-rich ginseng to white lily to East Indian lotus. Its signature formula of jaumdan, which consists of five potent herbs, targets the body’s Yin energy to fight dryness, dark spots, and inflammation. In 2004, Sulwhasoo became a best seller in Hong Kong, and in 2010, the prestige skincare line made its North American debut at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Gel-like, glossy looking serum that absorbs super fast leaving nothing - and I mean nothing - behind. The smell is alcohol-y, kind of like men's cologne. But I've come to like it more than other scents.

Two pumps is enough to keep my face feeling hydrated and "filled in" from 9 am to 9 pm even when I don't put anything else on.

I know medicine. Ginseng is NOT an addictive substance! However, this company somehow manages to chemically alter a perfectly benign substance into the equivalent of skin care crack cocaine! And I hate them for it! Because, i was addicted after the first use.......

I don't know how they do it but they've definitely unlocked a magical process for their line. I have the Concentrated Emulsion ready to use for the next month or so and I'm so excited :)

Ooh I want to try the concentrated emulsion one day. I'm using the balancing emulsion right now and loving it. To be honest, I just want one of everything!

How does the 50 ml packaging differ from the 30 ml? Just a different size?

Hi there, yes, it's exactly the same, just a bigger size.

One of my favorite serums of all time!! I really felt it made a difference to my skincare routine and gave my face a lovely radiance and even-ness. My skin also felt more firm. I've used this for about 6 months consistently and still think it's amazing. :)