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What Is It:


Perfect for those looking for an introductory assortment of products from Sulwhasoo, the set includes full size Essential Balancing Water EX and Essential Balancing Emulsion EX, two key products to hydrate and balance the skin at the beginning of your skincare routine.


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

tracyteel

If you're ready to try premium skincare made with traditional Korean herbs, then Sulwhasoo's Essential Duo is a great way to get started. The Essential Balancing Water (hydrating toner) and matching emulsion (lightweight lotion) have a beautiful warm, spicy scent and both products absorb quickly. This duo hydrates and balances the skin, and the set includes deluxe travel sizes for your gym or travel bag as well as a sample of the iconic First Care Activating Serum, which is my holy grail serum for all ages, and the matching firming cream.