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:


A mask steeped in rich hanbang tradition, The History of Whoo Moisture Anti-Aging Mask takes masking to a luxurious new level.
This mask is everything you love about The History of Whoo’s high-end, super potent products. These moisture anti-aging masks contain History of Whoo’s signature herbal complexes, which historically have been said to improve blood circulation for good skin health and balance the body’s “Qi” energy.
This 3-step mask is a complete anti-aging kit, containing an additional essence and Ja Yoon cream to seal in every bit of herbal goodness and infuse the skin with powerful hanbang ingredients such as ginseng, goji berry, and foxglove to restore your skin’s elasticity, moisture, and firmness. After your masking session, you’ll find your complexion noticeably radiant, and your skin more resilient with each use.
Noticing fine lines and sagging, or maybe you’ve just had a long day? The History of Whoo Moisture Anti-Aging Mask revitalizes dehydrated, fatigued skin while soothing and promoting deep healing. It also helps combat premature aging signs such as wrinkles, fine lines, dehydration and dull skin. This mask uses three ancient hanbang complexes to combat all signs of aging as well as skin fatigue.
Gyeongoakbidan: A medicinal herbal formula used by the royals to protect skin from premature aging, minimizes pores, and keeps skin richly moisturized Cheongsimbidan: This royal formula boosts skin detoxification and soothes skin troubles, irritants, and external stressors. Haeulhwan: Encapsulated in microbeads, this complex improves blood circulation, reduces facial water retention, and improves skin tone.
The History of Whoo Moisture Anti-Aging Mask has an ingredient list full of skin-loving botanicals we adore. However, with such a long list comes the potential for sensitive skin to come across an ingredient it doesn’t care for. We recommend patch testing this mask first before using.


Our insight:


This mask is an at-home spa treat for your skin. There’s loads of essence in the mask itself, so slather it on and prepare for a luxurious experience!
The History of Whoo Moisture Anti-Aging Mask has an ingredient list full of skin-loving botanicals we adore. However, with such a long list comes the potential for sensitive skin to come across an ingredient it doesn’t care for. We recommend patch testing this mask first before using. Also, for those who may be sensitive to fragrances in their skincare products, please note that the essence has a strong scent.


How to use:


Use after cleansing and applying toner. Apply the mask on face and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Remove the mask and pat to absorb the remaining essence onto face. Apply the essence and cream to seal all the goodness in.


Ingredients:


Water, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract , Velvet Extract , Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract , Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract , Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate , Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract , Alcohol Denat. , Saccharomyces/Potato Extract Ferment Filtrate , Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , 1,2-Hexanediol, Dipropylene Glycol, Poncirus Trifoliata Fruit Extract , Panthenol , Glycerin , Butylene Glycol , Rhus Javanica Extract, Rhus Semialata Gall Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract , Panax Ginseng Root Extract , Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract , Water, Ziziphus Jujuba Fruit Extract , Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract , Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract , Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract , Hydroxyproline, Salvia Miltiorrhiza Root Extract , Populus Nigra Bark/Bud/Leaf/Twig Extract, Water, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin , Punica Granatum Fruit Extract , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter , Tromethamine, Portulaca Oleracea Extract , Pinus Densiflora Leaf Extract , Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract , Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment , Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract , Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Leaf Extract , Polygonatum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract , Asparagus Cochinchinensis Extract , Acanthopanax Senticosus (Eleuthero) Root Extract , Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract , Stearyl Alcohol , Typha Angustifolia Spike Extract , Panax Ginseng Root Extract , Behenic Acid , Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Extract , Behenyl Alcohol , Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil , Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract , Stearic Acid , Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract , Dextrin , Saposhnikovia Divaricata Root Extract , Atractyloides Japonica Rhizome Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract , Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract , Morus Alba Fruit Extract , Schisandra Chinensis Fruit Extract , Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract , Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract , Poria Cocos Extract , Cyclopentasiloxane , Ceramide NP , Angelica Gigas Root Extract , Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract , Lecithin, Red Ginseng Extract , Sorbitol , Water, Myristic Acid , Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract , Urea , Cholesterol , Trisodium EDTA , Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil , Hexyl Laurate , Cetearyl Alcohol , Glycosphingolipids , Disodium EDTA , Niacinamide , Lysine , Leucine , Riboflavin, Methionine , Biotin , Valine, Cyanocobalamin , Cystine , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Arbutin, Arginine , Oligopeptide-1 , Oligopeptide-2 , Oligopeptide -4, Inositol , Isoleucine, Copper Tripeptide-1 , Calcium Pantothenate , Tyrosine , Threonine , Tryptophan , Thiamine HCl , Phenylalanine , Folic Acid , Pyridoxine HCl , Hydrolyzed Soy Protein , Histidine HCl , 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.