May 30, 2017

10 Cult K-Beauty Skincare Products Everyone Needs to Try Now

Whether you’re a K-beauty newbie or a long-time devotee, these are the cult K-beauty skincare products that are tried and true.

About the product

What Is It:


This upgraded version of Sulwhasoo’s iconic Ginseng Renewing Cream is the culmination of the brand’s 50 years of research on ginseng. Utilizing Bio-conversion technology™, the world’s first extraction technique of ginseng’s key essences, this new Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX contains potent anti-aging actives from red ginseng roots to optimize skin’s defenses. Combined with Ginsenoside Re, an extract from ginseng flowers, now six times more concentrated, this cream pampers skin with moisture and a fresh herbal scent, leaving skin looking denser, plumper, more luminous.


Our insight:


Love the results of the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX but find the finish too rich for day? Lighten up the consistency by mixing with a drop or two of serum before applying.


How to use:


After your serum step, apply on face and pat in to enhance absorption.


Ingredients:


PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, WATER, GLYCERIN, SQUALANE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, TREHALOSE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, OCTYLDODECYL MYRISTATE, PHYTOSTERYL ISOSTEARYL DIMER DILINOLEATE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, PEG-40 STEARATE, PHYTOSTERYL/BEHENYL/OCTYLDODECYL LAUROYL GLUTAMATE, GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, NELUMBO NUCIFERA FLOWER EXTRACT, POLYGONATUM OFFICINALE RHIZOME/ROOT EXTRACT, LILIUM CANDIDUM BULB EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT, HONEY, HYDROLYZED GINSENG SAPONINS (ENZYME- TREATED RED GINSENG SAPONINS), PANAX GINSENG FLOWER EXTRACT, PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED EXTRACT, RETINOL, BETA-GLUCAN, CAFFEIC ACID, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) LEAF EXTRACT, POLYQUATERNIUM-51, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, GLYCERYL LINOLENATE, GLYCERYL LINOLEATE, GLYCERYL ARACHIDONATE, DEXTRIN, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONOL, LAURYL PEG/PPG-18/18 METHICONE, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, METHOXY PEG-114/POLYEPSILON CAPROLACTONE, CYCLODEXTRIN, SALICYLIC ACID, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, SODIUM METHYL STEAROYL TAURATE, SODIUM POLYASPARTATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, STEARIC ACID, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ALCOHOL, GARDENIA FLORIDA FRUIT EXTRACT, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) STEROLS, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, TOCOPHEROL, TOCOPHERYL LINOLEATE, PANTETHINE, PALMITIC ACID, POLYSORBATE 20, POLYACRYLATE-13, POLYISOBUTENE, PROPANEDIOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-100 STEARATE, PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, HEXYL LAURATE, JOJOBA ESTERS, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE


Brand info:


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.


Reviews & Comments 1

jdep8805

This is my holy grail moisturizer. It is THE BEST. Although it is expensive, it is so worth it. It really made a difference to my face. 1 jar can last from 3-6 months