About the product
Take 10 minutes out of your day for some well-deserved you time with the Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask. This luxurious sheet mask enhances your complexion with a subtle, lit-from-within glow. Made with a Micro Net Radiance Sheet—a cotton wool sheet that adheres well to skin—the First Care Activating Mask contains Sulwhasoo’s Jaum Balancing Complex™, a potent combination of 5 Korean herbs, as well as a third of the brand’s well-loved First Care Activating Serum EX formula, to deeply nourish and hydrate skin.
Here, our Director of Marketing Jude’s review of these luxury sheet masks:
The First Care Activating Mask isn’t one of those masks that shows its full effects immediately after use. Upon removal both times, I found my skin highly moisturized, plump and glowy. Great news, but not new news in the world of sheet masks. My skin felt subtly warmer the rest of the evening on both nights–not in an “ACK IT’S BURNING GET IT OFF ME” way, but in a pleasant, healthy-feeling way. And then came the mornings.
It’s been two days in a row that I’ve gotten up, cleansed, and then spent a minute just stroking my face and staring happily in the mirror. (Which, just to clarify, I normally don’t do.) Like the First Care Activating Serum EX, the First Care Activating Masks seem to stimulate healthy circulation in my skin, bringing a subtle rosy glow to my cheeks. Meanwhile, they calm any redness I have right down to nothing, leaving my face brighter and more even-toned all over.
The First Care Activating Masks also have a visible effect on the texture of my skin. It feels silky smooth and looks firmer and denser somehow, more refined and resilient. There’s an overall glow there that’s usually not present immediately after washing.
Read her full review here!
Use this luxe sheet mask as your first skincare step after cleansing. Place the mask on your face for 10-20 minutes. Remove and pat the excess serum into skin, and make sure to apply the remaining product onto your neck and décolletage. Recommended to use only once or twice a week.
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.