Review – The History of WHOO Jinyulhyang Essential Massage Mask
Hi guys! Today I’m going to introduce you to a very special mask from Korean’s premium luxury skincare brand – The History of WHOO. The History of WHOO’s Jinyulhyang Essential Massage Mask utilises a 5,000-year old traditional Oriental massage therapy (Gua Sha) combined with modern skincare technology to boost the skin’s elasticity and radiance. The mask comes with a gua sha rosewood massage tool to allow the essence to be fully absorbed at the spots of the face’s vital energy pathways and boosts skin’s elasticity and radiance.
Usually I’ll inform you guys about the product’s ingredients. However, this time I must confess that I really don’t have the ingredients list. This is because I’ve had this mask for around one year and I’d thrown away the leaflet that was included with this mask. There’s also no ingredients list on the product packaging. I’ve tried to find the ingredients online but frustratingly, there’s no information whatsoever on it. The only thing that I could find on the internet about the product’s ingredients is that it has concentrated ginseng extract as well as various other herbal extracts.
How does the History of WHOO Jinyulhyang Essential Massage Mask fare?
As I’ve explained in the above paragraph, this mask is a massage mask that utilises gua sha to improve the absorption of the essence into the skin to correct the nutrient deficiency in the skin. It helps to relieve tension in the facial muscles through the gua sha massage and improves water retention in the face area. Through the gua sha massage, you’ll experience much better blood circulation in the face area resulting in a healthy glow to the skin. It’s also highly moisturising so people with dry skins or more mature skins will probably appreciate this mask more.
Below I’ve included a video of the Taiwanese beauty show “Women” or “女人我最大” whereby a famous Taiwanese beauty expert Niu Er （牛爾老师）aka the founder and owner of Naruko, demonstrates how he uses the History of Whoo’s Essential Massage Mask to do the gua sha massage.
As mentioned in the above paragraph, I’ve had this product for close to a year. However, I’ve not been very consistent with using it. This is partially my own fault as sometimes I’m too lazy to do the gua sha routine that is needed when you use this mask. Nonetheless, I must say that I do love this mask as every time I used it, it makes my skin so beautifully smooth, nourished and glowing.
Now, you might have this question in your mind as to whether or not you even need this mask to do a gua sha massage. And my very honest answer is that you can absolutely try to do gua sha with other moisturising cream masks. However, I would still recommend that you try this mask. I’ve tried using the rosewood gua sha tool with other moisturising cream masks and of course, the results are better than if I just leave the moisturising cream mask on its own. BUT.. When I paired the rosewood gua sha tool with the History of WHOO essential massage mask, I could still feel a marked difference in the suppleness of my skin than if I used other masks. That’s just something about this mask that places it in a league of its own. Therefore, I would highly recommend that you check out this product if you would like to try a different type of mask from your normal sheet masks or clay masks.
Note: One thing which I need to inform you is that after you’ve used the rosewood gua sha tool to massage your face, you must not use any soap to wash it. You just need to wipe off the mask with a slightly damp cloth and air it before you put it back into the box with the mask. This is to prevent the rosewood from getting too damp and becoming mouldy.
Where can you find it?
This product is available at the History of WHOO beauty counter in Tangs Plaza in Orchard area.
It retails at S$95 (100 ml sized).
Thank you for reading!