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Sulwhasoo sample kit
Sulwhasoo essential firming cream EX: first impression
When I first received a sample of this I was so happy. I have read so many great reviews of it and my hopes were really high for it. The prize is almost ridiculous though. It is around 100 USD for 75 ml and according to me it is really not worth it though.
This cream does not impress me at all. It is really moisturizing to my dry skin, but when you have a lot of moisturizing products underneath, it doesn’t seem to penetrate completely. And since I only had a sample of it I couldn’t experiment much to find out how it works for me.
The smell really turns me off. I think it smells way too strong and simply awful, but at least the smell doesn’t linger on the face though.
My skin does reacts to the cream and I would guess it is the fragrance.
Skincarisma: ingredients analysis
Water, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PVP, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Extract, Polygonatum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, Chrysanthemum Morifolium Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Adenophora Stricta Root Extract, Lycium Chinense Root Extract, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Extract, Angelica Tenuissima Root Extract, Honey, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Beta-Glucan, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Jojoba Esters, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Lauryl Esters, Stearic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Palmitic Acid, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Polyacrylate-13, Glycerin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polyisobutene, Propanediol, Caffeine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, Stearyl Behenate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
Sulwhasoo first care activating serum EX
The full-size product is 60 ml and is really expensive as well. It is about 85 USD and according to me it is not worth it. If I got to try the full-sized product I might think differently but as a first impression it doesn’t impress me at all.
My skin doesn’t like this one either. The smell is even worse and stronger than the cream. I am really sensitive to strong smells, so it might be nothing to you.
The product does contain alcohol so it is probably that or the fragrance my skin reacts to.
The serum penetrates my skin really well and doesn’t leave any stickiness afterwards.
Skincarisma: ingredient analysis
Ophiopogon japonicus root extract, water, glycyrrhiza uralensis (licorice) root extract, butylene glycol, alcohol, betaine, glycerin, 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, juglans regia (walnut) seed extract, portulaca oleracea extract, zizyphus jujuba fruit extract, biosaccharide gum-1, natto gum, PEG/PPG-17/6 copolymer, glyceryl polymethacrylate, Bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, carbomer, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, dextrin, theobroma cacao (cocoa) extract, xanthan gum, ethylhexylglycerin, chondrus crispus (carrageenan), phenyl trimethicone, hydrogenated lecithin, propylene glycol, tromethamine, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance