Review: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum

May 28, 2014
I was introduced to this product by one of my mummy friends, although this brand is nothing new to me, it's quite a high end range from Korea which I've always been wanting to try out. And this friend of mine has naturally good porcelain skin that makes every girl jealous, so when she said this is good as it makes her skin glow with rosy cheeks, do I even need to hesitate?!!

So I asked another friend to purchase it for me from Korea, which costs SGD$76 but here in Singapore I think it costs at least SGD$90+. All Singaporean girls understand the huge price difference of Korean cosmetic products between Singapore and Korea, so, when's my next trip to Korea?!!! LOL...

The First Care Activating Serum is one of the more popular products of the Sulwhasoo Essential Line. "Formulated with Korean medicinal herbs, this essential regimen boosting serum assures optimal skin care results, promoting balance and replenishing essential moisture and nutrients."

It has to be used as the first step after you cleanse your face, as it acts to enhance the efficacy of the other products you use. The pump dispenser dispenses just the right amount of serum in a sanitary manner. I usually apply 2 pumps on my face and neck, in the morning and before I go to bed at night. The texture is a little more watery than other serums I use, so the good thing is, it is not sticky at all. But I don't think it absorbs extremely fast, I said so because for other better absorbing serums, it disappears right after application and you just feel like pumping out and put on more,  but for this serum, 2 drops are not a lot, but when it stays on the surface of my face for a while, I figured the absorption is not the fastest for sure. And I am not sure what it really did to my skin after using it diligently for a month. Well it might helped to maintain my skin condition but I do not see less wrinkles, smaller pores or anything like that so it's just not as miraculous as I expected.

So overall I would not recommend this product, unless you don't mind the price. I meant there are definitely more value for money alternatives in the market, Estee Lauder advanced night repair is one of them, stay tuned for my review on that soon!

6 comments:

Jenny Gao said...

I used entire line of Sulwhasoo, which included this serum as well. But somehow it's a little too rich for my skin :(

Mummy Chan said...

my guess is your skin is still young then? Anyway it took me years to try out different brands and finally found the ones work for me.. still exploring at the moment =)

Jenny Gao said...

I am 26, combination + acne prone skin! Yeah, I am still trying to find the products that are going to work for my skin. I ordered SK-II facial essences to see if it helps with my current skin condition!

Mummy Chan said...

SKII works the best with combination skin I feel, and it helps to balance up the oil and water in your skin, hopefully it works miracle for you! Yes you are still young so maybe you do not need anything too rich. For acne prone skin, I have no experience with that but my personal take is, maybe stick to healthy diet+regular workout will help to change your skin from inner out... And I rely on collagen drinks for my own skin problems that could not be solved by applying skin care products.. but if acne is not those serious type, good hydrating lotion/mask should work...

Lilian Hii said...

I have used.some if this range but hmmmmm didnt see any changes of my skin and neither feel good.

Mummy Chan said...

yup Lilian I guess this is basically not a brand which delivers immediate results like some other famous brands such as Lancome, Estee Lauder, and of course SKII.. So I am not really interested in trying other products from this brand considering this serum is already their star product.

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