Posts Tagged ‘Sulwhasoo’

UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: JOANNE!

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
AGE:  44
CITY/STATE:  Oakland, CA
PHILOSOPHY: Maintenance is the key!
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:   Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Revitalizing Facial Cleansing Foam, Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, toner (layer Blanc Doux Oligo Hyaluronic Acid 5000 Toner with May Coop Raw Sauce), Urang True Rose Repair Essence, Sioris Bring the Light Into Your Skin Serum, Perricone MD Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Eyelid Lift Serum, Earth’s Recipe Moisture Light Cream, Earth’s Recipe Waterful Sun Gel.  Makeup – VDL Lumilayer Primer, Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion #23, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette Vol. 2, mascara (various), DHC Liquid Eyeliner EX, lipstick/gloss (various), Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter, and occasionally highlighter (Pixi Sparkle Highlighting Stix-No 1, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter, CLE Cosmetics Essence Moonlighter Cushion, etc.)
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm or Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Revitalizing Facial Cleansing Foam with the Foreo Luna Fofo, Exfoliate 2x per week (either Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator or GlamGlow Flashmud Brightening Treatment), toner (layer Blanc Doux Oligo Hyaluronic Acid 5000 Toner with May Coop Raw Sauce), Urang True Rose Repair Essence, Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, Perricone MD Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Eyelid Lift Serum, Sheet Masks (mostly Korean brands), EUI Laboratoire France Vitamin C+E Cream, Sleeping Mask (I have multiple – Too Cool for School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack, Luoki Nordic Glacier Water Sleeping Mask, Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask).
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Toners!  I use multiple in my routine.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Mascara and Lip Balm
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  The History of Whoo Hwa Hyun Cream
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water
FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  Foreo Luna Fofo
COMMENTS:  I love products targeting aging skin, improve skin elasticity, anti-wrinkle, brightening, hyper-pigmentation, uneven skin-tone, and hydration.

THE MULTICULTURAL HISTORY OF FACIAL MASKS!

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017


We all know that luxury skincare is now more accessible than ever.  In fact, sheet masks, made popular again by Korean Beauty manufacturers, can now be purchased everywhere from drug stores and mass retailers to specialty boutiques and med-spas.  Did you know that the facial mask can be traced back to Ancient Egypt from 51-30 BC?  Masks made of egg whites, milk and honey, and clay from the Dead Sea were designed to tighten the pores, nourish, and purify the skin.  Nearly 800 years later royals of the Tang Dynasty were known to have pastes of white jade, ginseng, lotus root, starch and pearls fabricated to brighten skin.

In ancient Greek and Roman cultures, noblewomen favored facial masks made of starch, eggs, and animal excrements.  Natural oils, honey, vinegar, basil juice, and goose fat were introduced.  By the Middle Ages, achieving a clear, pale, flawless complexion became the beauty standard among European women.  They often resorted to extreme measures, applying the blood of calves or hares and even deadly lead-based mixtures to the skin in an effort to remove pigmentation. (more…)

A K-BEAUTY SECRET!

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Sulwhasoo‘s First Care Activating Serum has achieved cult-status among in-the-know beauty-seekers.  Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Sulwhasoo has worked to harness the power of its hero product into a convenient sheet mask.  Featuring the same exclusive JAUM Balancing ComplexTM, a proprietary blend of Peony, Sacred Lotus, Solomon’s Seal, White Lily and Rehmannia, the First Care Activating Mask creates optimal skin texture with instant hydration for those beauties who need an immediate fix.