About the product
What Is It:
Boost your radiance, boost yourself! Take just ten minutes out of your day for some well deserved you time with the Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask will leave your skin absolutely brilliant. Formulated with Sulwhasoo’s iconic First Care Activating Serum EX, this marks the first time Korea’s No. 1 serum, 20 years in the running, has been offered as a sheet mask.
Sulwhasoo’s First Care Activating Mask delivers immediate tangible results, giving your complexion optimum skin texture and instant moisture. You’ll see a gleaming radiance thanks to Sulwhasoo’s trademarked JAUM Balancing Complex. Created with five herbs carefully chosen from over 3,000 herbal ingredients, your skin’s balance will be restored while deep herbal nourishment provides your complexion with a new clarity and resilience.
With a mask this luxurious, you won’t want to waste a drop. Sulwhasoo had that in mind when choosing a fabric for their special sheet. You’ll enjoy an exceptional fit thanks to the unique cotton-wool blend micro net sheet. It effortlessly adheres to skin and conforms to the curvature of your face. With exceptional fit comes exceptional absorption, ensuring you’ll receive the full benefit of this luxuriously unique sheet mask. See why this mask is an editor favorite!
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.
How to use:
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.
WATER, GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, PROPANEDIOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, BETAINE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, NELUMBO NUCIFERA FLOWER EXTRACT, POLYGONATUM OFFICINALE RHIZOME/ROOT EXTRACT, LILIUM CANDIDUM BULB EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT, HONEY, OPHIOPOGON JAPONICUS ROOT EXTRACT, JUGLANS REGIA (WALNUT) SEED EXTRACT, PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT, ZIZYPHUS JUJUBA FRUIT EXTRACT, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, NATTO GUM, PEG/PPG-17/6 COPOLYMER, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATE, BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE, CARBOMER, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, DEXTRIN, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TROMETHAMINE, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE
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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Yes, the Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask Is Pricey — But It's Totally Worth It
What do you do when you want to treat yourself? Go to the spa? Make reservations at that hot new restaurant? Help yourself to a second helping of fries? How about indulging in a super luxe sheet mask — just because it’s Sunday? How contributing editor Sheryll spends her “treat yo’ self Sundays” with the Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask — and more importantly, why.