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:


Sometimes, it’s OK to judge a book by it’s cover. This exquisite bottle contains an equally exquisite formula. If you’re looking for the ultimate in luxury and anti-aging, The History of Whoo Hwanyujinaek Essence captures youth in a bottle.
Worthy of the royal court, Hwanyujinaek Essence is the crown jewel of The History of Whoo’s Hwanyu line. Hwanyujinaek Essence contains premium ingredients that carry with them scientifically-backed results. 35-year-old whole wild ginseng powers this essence, leaving your skin with the protection it needs against free radicals and external polluters which can cause stress and rapid aging if left untreated. The well-documented potency of the antioxidants in ginseng is actually just the beginning when it comes to this rich blend of over 70 rare herbs and botanicals that make up this hanbang delight.
One of the most buzzed about unique medicinal hanbang ingredients, Cordyceps sinensis, is of particular note in this formula. Cordyceps sinensis fights inflammation which works  strong anti-aging magic on your complexion, leaving your skin looking and feeling younger than before. In fact, research has shown that when human cells are exposed to Cordyceps,  proteins that increase inflammation in the body become suppressed, lessening one of the major causes of premature aging.
No expense is spared to bring you the absolute best in this essence, the premium blend is here to bring you premium results. Rediscover your inner empress with The History of Whoo Hwanyujinaek Essence.


Our insight:


According to The History of Whoo, using this marvelous essence with Hwanyugo Cream at the same time will produce the harmony of Yin and Yang in your skin, which will deliver optimal benefits into the skin.


How to use:


Apply a moderate amount on face. Gently press your palms on your face to enhance absorption.


Ingredients:


Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane , Glycerin , PCA Dimethicone , Panax Ginseng Root Extract , Perfluorononylethyl Stearyl Dimethicone , Trehalose , Sucrose Polystearate , Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract , Isostearyl Isostearate , Butylene Glycol , Velvet Extract , 1,2-Hexanediol , Dimethicone , Panthenol , Caprylyl Trimethicone, Beeswax , Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane , Cordyceps Sinensis Extract , Saussurea Involucrata Extract , Algae Extract , Red Ginseng Extract , Ceramide NP , Panax Ginseng Leaf/Stem Extract , Asparagus Cochinchinensis Extract , Polygonatum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract , Acanthopanax Senticosus (Eleuthero) Root Extract, Ziziphus Jujuba Fruit Extract , Punica Granatum Fruit Extract , Tuber Melanosporum Extract , Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract , Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract , Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Leaf Extract , Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract , Papaver Rhoeas Petal Extract , Juglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Extract , Pinus Koraiensis Seed Extract , Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract , Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Extract , Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract , Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract , Poria Cocos Extract , Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract , Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract , Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Extract, Cyperus Rotundus Root Extract , Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract , Polygonum Aviculare Extract , Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract , Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract , Paeonia Lactiflora Extract , Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Schisandra Chinensis Fruit Extract , Cuscuta Japonica Seed Extract , Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract , Eucommia Ulmoides Bark Extract , Prunella Vulgaris Leaf Extract , Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract , Laminaria Japonica Extract , Cassia Tora Seed Extract , Coptis Japonica Extract , Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract , Atractylodes Lancea Root Extract , Poncirus Trifoliata Fruit Extract , Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract , Bambusa Textilis Stem Extract, Dimocarpus Longan Fruit Extract , Lindera Strychnifolia Root Extract , Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Stem Extract , Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Powder, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract , Amomum Xanthioides Seed Extract , Atractylodes Japonica Rhizome Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract , Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Extract , Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract , Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract , Cnidium Officinale Rhizome Extract , Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract , Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract , Schizonepeta Tenuifolia Extract , Houttuynia Cordata Extract , Belamcanda Chinensis Root Extract , Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract , Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract , Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract , Platycodon Grandiflorus Root Extract , Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root Extract , Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract , Phospholipids , Glycosphingolipids , Glycereth-20 , Cholesterol , Glyceryl Stearate , Stearic Acid, Squalane , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter , PEG-100 Stearate , Hydrogenated Lecithin , Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate , Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene , PEG-Rapeseed Sterol Dimethiconol , C14-22 Alcohols , Triethylhexanoin , Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Arachidyl Glucoside , Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer , Carbomer, Tromethamine, Trisodium EDTA , CI 77491 , Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance


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.