Perfectly balance, hydrate, and nourish skin with this Sulwhasoo Essential Balancing Duo Set featuring a full-sized Essential Balancing Water EX and Essential Balancing Emulsion EX as well as travel sizes of the First Care Activating Serum EX, Essential Balancing Water EX, Essential Balancing Emulsion EX, Essential Rejuvenating Eye Cream EX, and Essential Firming Cream EX.
The Essential Balancing Water EX is a luxurious gel-type toner that absorbs quickly and suffuses skin with long-lasting moisture via portulaca oleracea extract and Sulwhasoo’s signature blend of traditional Korean herbs. The Essential Balancing Emulsion EX provides lightweight but intensive moisture that leaves skin smooth and soft all day. Mountain peony and chrysanthemum extracts refine skin texture while protecting against harmful environmental factors.
Use after cleansing. Spread toner generously over face and press with palms to increase absorption. Follow with serum if desired, then emulsion.
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.