Review – Sulwhasoo Overnight Revitalizing Mask
Just yesterday i was sharing my experience with the Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum, and today i’d like to tell you more about the Sulwhasoo Overnight Revitalizing Mask. They are from the same line – the Essential range of products. The serum is recommended to be the first product you use as part of your skincare regime, and the Overnight Revitalizing Mask as your last step.
I got this from the Lotte Duty Free Department Store when i was in Seoul last July. I can’t remember exactly how much i paid for it (US$40 i think), but the 120ml tube retails for S$68 at the Tangs e-store.
How many of you actually use overnight masks on a frequent basis? It’s really the lazy persons mask huh? I love that i don’t have to wait for it to dry, and then wash off. With our busy schedules, food followed by sleep are probably the 2 things on our minds once we get home. So this is truly a god-send in the convenience department!
Let’s start with some pictures, i’m excited to show you more! :D
Product Description: (taken from Sulwhasoo website)
Formulated with Korean medicinal herbs, this overnight mask awakens a radiant looking skin with nourishing moisture and herbal extracts.
- Acutelobed Angelica and Pomegranate help brighten skin tone and Walnut and White Mulberry restore skin’s vitality by delivering essential nutrients.
- Creating an essential moisture layer on the skin, this mask assures optimum penetration of nourishing herbs while you rest.
How to use
At the final stage of skincare, apply an appropriate amount on the face, avoiding the eye and lip area, and wash off with lukewarm water the next morning. For the best results, do not use cleansing foam or soap when washing off in the morning.
And… a swatch for you!!
Housed in a sturdy matte squeezy tube, it’s super easy to dispense just the right amount of product. I’m not fond of dipping my fingers into jars, and i’m pretty sure the same goes for many of you. Somehow, the brands just can’t quite wrap their heads around that.
The overnight revitalizing mask really feels more like a cream than anything else. Having tried a couple of other similar type products, where all of them were in some kind of gel form, I was taken by complete surprise. It’s creamy, emollient, and very easy to apply all over. Neither heavy nor overly rich like how some night creams can be, it’s very hydrating. All you really need is a thin layer. I don’t feel like I need to apply more in order to see/feel the effects of the product (or any product for that matter). Simply wait ~3 mins for it to ‘dry’ and off to bed i go!
One drawback that i’ve often heard is how the smell puts people off. The herbal scent is indeed quite strong in this mask. But i’m conditioned to it now, so it doesn’t really bother me. There are people that use this everyday, and some others every other day or once a week. For me, i’ve been using this about 2-3 times a week. Also, i usually skip the moisturizer when i use this. I sleep in an air-conditioned environment, but my skin is sufficiently hydrated through the night.
When i wake up in the morning after using this the night before, my skin feels velvety smooth, and it also helps to keep the redness on my cheeks at bay. It doesn’t eradicate the redness, but it does help to lessen it to some extent. Especially when i’ve had a rough day, am feeling stressed, and my skin is dull – slapping this on before bed does feel rather ‘luxurious’. I do realize that I wake up to a somewhat brighter complexion. A 120ml tube will last you for some time as well, so personally i do think this product is quite worth that investment (for me anyways!). Having said that, i do feel that there are other products which can offer similar results. So this is a nice-to-have, but not a must-buy!
Disclaimer: All opinions expressed on this blog are my own, and have not been influenced by PR companies or advertisers. Products featured/reviewed are purchased with my own money, unless otherwise stated.
- Review – Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum (looknookhook.wordpress.com)
- Review – Sulwhasoo Essential Firming Cream (looknookhook.wordpress.com)