October 03, 2017

What Is Hanbang & Why You Need It in Your Skincare Routine

Curious about the principles behind famous hanbang beauty brands like Sulwhasoo and The History of Whoo? Editor at Large Jude Chao sifts through some dried herbs to bring you the scoop on hanbang skincare.

About the product

What Is It:

Eternal youth isn’t just in fairytales — you can find it right inside this precious purple jar. The History of Whoo Hwanyudongango Eye Cream is a highly specialized cream for a highly special area.
Polygonum multiflorum Root Extract, the powerhouse behind this ancient royal court formulation, is an extraordinary anti-aging herb used in traditional hanbang medicine. When combined with the more than 70 precious and potent medicinal herbs and botanics in this formula, The History of Whoo Hwanyudongango Eye Cream firms, brightens, and soothes precious eye skin, leaving your eyes looking remarkably younger. The History of Whoo Hwanyudongango Eye Cream restores the vitality of youth, leaving you with the bewitching eyes of a royal court empress.
The eyes are the first area to show the effects of a stressful life, external pollution, and sun damage. Wild hand picked ginseng grown in nutrient rich soil bestows the gift of incredibly powerful antioxidants to fight free radical damage and the inflammation that causes the first signs of aging. This History of Whoo also utilizes the power of Saussurea involucrate. This exceedingly rare precious herb that, thanks to being able to survive over 21,000 feet above sea level in the Himalayan Mountains where the temperatures drop 70 degrees below zero, has the astounding ability to continuously repair and renew cells. You’ll recapture the taunt firmness you’ve been missing and wake up to a brighter morning, and a brighter eye area.
The History of Whoo Hwanyudongango Eye Cream is made with the greatest of care, in the delicate process of distilling and blending this cream, The History of Whoo maximizes the benefit of this precious blend by ensuring active ingredients retain all of their potency. A delicate and precise Carbon Dioxide Extraction process delivers a highly enriched super essence which is then expertly blended into this premium cream.
Treat your eyes to a pure potency with the pure luxury of The History of Whoo Hwanyudongango Eye Cream. You might just inspire your very own fairytale.

Our insight:

Love the benefits of this eye cream? You can maximize the benefit of these precious herbs, look for them in The History of Whoo Hwanyudongango lineup of products.

How to use:

Get right amount with your finger, and warm it on your hands a bit. Apply it on eye rim area with gentle dabbing.


Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Cyclopentasiloxane , Glycerin , Panax Ginseng Root Extract , Dimethicone , Ceramide NP , Hydrogenated Lecithin , Tricholoma Matsutake Extract , PCA Dimethicone , Hydrogenated Polyisobutene , Triethylhexanoin , Sucrose Polystearate , Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract , Red Ginseng Extract , Glyceryl Stearate , 1,2-Hexanediol , Velvet Extract , Saussurea Involucrata Extract , Cordyceps Sinensis Extract , Beeswax , Panthenol , Tuber Melanosporum Extract , Panax Ginseng Leaf/Stem Extract , Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract , Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract , Cuscuta Japonica Seed Extract , Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract , Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract , Polygonum Aviculare Extract , Laminaria Japonica Extract , Cyperus Rotundus Root Extract , Prunella Vulgaris Leaf Extract , Cassia Tora Seed Extract , Eucommia Ulmoides Bark Extract , Juglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Extract , Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract , Acanthopanax Senticosus (Eleuthero) Root Extract, Polygonatum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract , Asparagus Cochinchinensis Extract , Punica Granatum Fruit Extract , Papaver Rhoeas Petal Extract , Ziziphus Jujuba Fruit Extract , Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Leaf Extract , Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract , Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract , Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract , Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Powder, Dimocarpus Longan Fruit Extract , Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Extract , Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract , Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract , Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract , Coptis Japonica Extract , Bambusa Textilis Stem Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Stem Extract , Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract , Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract , Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract , Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract , Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Poria Cocos Extract , Paeonia Lactiflora Extract , Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract , Atractylodes Japonica Rhizome Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract , Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract , Schisandra Chinensis Fruit Extract , Butylene Glycol , Platycodon Grandiflorus Root Extract , Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract , Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract , Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract , Belamcanda Chinensis Root Extract , Houttuynia Cordata Extract , Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract , Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root Extract , Schizonepeta Tenuifolia Extract , Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract , Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract , Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract , Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract , Lindera Strychnifolia Root Extract , Amomum Xanthioides Seed Extract , Atractylodes Lancea Root Extract , Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract , Poncirus Trifoliata Fruit Extract , Niacinamide , Squalane , Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter , Cholesterol , Carbomer, Xanthan Gum , Dimethiconol, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol , PEG-100 Stearate , Stearic Acid, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate , C14-22 Alcohols , Arachidyl Glucoside , Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycereth-20 , Tromethamine, Trisodium EDTA , Mica, Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491 , Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene , Hexyl Cinnamal , Linalool , Butylphenyl Methylpropional

Brand info:

This prestige beauty brand focuses on exclusive hanbang ingredients in an elegant, sophisticated package. With jars and vials that look more like little works of Korean art, Whoo was founded to revive the aesthetic of Korean royal culture through modern science and technology. From their essential ginseng-based Gongjinhyang line to their whitening Cheongidan line, formulated with rare ingredients like velvet deer antler extract and jade extract, The History of Whoo truly offers a luxury hanbang experience. With Lee Young Ae as the face of the brand for the last decade, The History of Whoo is best known in Korea and is slowly making their way to the rest of the world.

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