Review – Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask Ex
Sulwhasoo is one of Korea’s top luxury skincare brand that elicits the benefits of herbal remedies and time-honored preparations by blending medicinal herbs through traditional Korean methods to promote revitalized and youthful skin. I first took notice of them when I went to Korea in 2013 for my honeymoon and saw so many posters on giant billboards promoting that brand. I bought their famous First Care Serum and their Essential Firming Cream during that trip and was consistently using them for a few years before I got “seduced” by other new products. Therefore when Sulwhasoo entered Singapore’s market in 2015, I was overjoyed! No more begging people to buy Sulwhasoo’s products from Korea for me!
Anyway, I bought their Overnight Vitalizing Mask about half a year ago and I’m going to share with you my thoughts on this product. Let’s check out its ingredients as below, shall we?
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, DI-C12-13 Alkyl Malate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Extract, Polygonatum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Rehmannia glutinosa, Honey, Licorice Root Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Juglans Regia Seed Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, C12-16 alcohols, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, C14-22 alcohols, Dextrin, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Theobroma Cacao Extract, Trehalose, Tromethamine, Palmitic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, PEG-100 Stearate, Phytosteryl/ Behenyl/ Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Hydrogenated lecithin, Hydrogenated castor oil isostearate, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
How does the Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask Ex fare?
Sulwhasoo’s Overnight Vitalizing Mask is a sleeping mask, in a soft cream texture, that you apply at the last step of your skincare over your night cream before you go to sleep. Sulwhasoo claims that this sleeping mask regenerates the skin overnight with rich moisture. Skin is left glowing and rejuvenated by morning.
Sleeping masks are very common in Asian skincare and I believe that it has spread over to the Western world as well. They are a very quick and convenient way of masking which works while you sleep so that you generally wake up to soft and supple skin. However that’s not really the reason why I bought this mask. The main reason I bought this mask was because it was said to have similar effects to the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream. I used that ginseng cream a long time ago and really really loved it. That product is da bomb! It made my skin so freaking radiant like I’ve got a spotlight on me or something. However, it costs S$298 for a tub of 60ml cream (!!) and honestly I couldn’t bring myself to constantly splash that kind of moolah on a product which will probably last me around 2 to 3 months at most. Anyway, I’ve been using this product around 2 to 3 times a week for around half a year now and I can honestly tell you that while it’s a really good product on its own, it cannot be compared to their ginseng cream. However, I do like this product a lot and my skin always feels very smooth, nourished and looks bright the morning after I’ve used it. So while it’s not a dupe for the crazy expensive ginseng cream, it works and does exactly what it promises to do. Another thing which I also need to mention is its smell! OMG! I’m totally in love with the way it smells! It smells of really fresh ginseng that’s herbal and slightly bitter yet feels so comforting to me. I’m always in a happy mood whenever I use this product due to its smell.
Where can you find it?
I bought this product from the Sulwhasoo beauty counter at Tangs Plaza Level 1. It retails at S$68 (120 ml sized).
Thank you for reading!