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OHUI Sun Science Smart Cover Sunblock SPF50 PA+++ Now Available For Purchase! May 24, 2011






The OHUI Sun Science Smart Cover Sunblock is now available for purchase.

It is available in two colours, so beware when choosing.

To purchase, click on the photos to be directed to link :

A) Natural Beige

B) Light Beige

Remember to type ‘Recommended by , please give free samples’ at comments section during purchase to get free samples!


For some sneak preview, here are some photos below from a korean blog :








Hannule Rich Effect Whitening Mask & Sooryehan Bichaek Pure Whitening Mask Review



  • Hannule Rich Effect Whitening Mask

A two overlapping layer mask that is concentrated in rich whitening essence to deliver a rapid yet effective whitening effect while moisturizing the skin.

Mask wraps the skin fittingly with it’s Super Tension Fit design to maximize absorption of  whitening and moisturizing ingredients into the skin

  •  Sooryehan Bichaek Pure Whitening Mask





  • Hannule Rich Effect Whitening Mask

1. Place the first layer ( smaller piece with the two holes for the eyes ) on the upper face.

2. Place the second layer ( huge layer with mouth piece ), some of it will overlap the first layer.

3. Press the layers gently and leave for 10 – 15 minutes

  • Sooryehan Bichaek Pure Whitening Mask


There will be three layers – a plastic area, a gelatine area, and a fabric area.

1. Remove the plastic layer from the other two layers ( do not seperate all three layers! the gelatine and fabric area are to be stuck together! )

2. Place GELATINE area ( the thicker one! ) on your skin.

3. Leave for 10 – 15 minutes


  • Hannule Rich Effect Whitening Mask


The mask has two layers that overlap each other at the eye- cheekbone area. The 2nd layer is huge and covers the entire jawbone. Both layers are packaged in two different sections – making it more convenient !


I really like fabric cloth, it feels nice on the skin. The smaller upper later is a little smaller in size and it may be too small to wrap your entire face, but after layer the huge 2nd layer, it covers up the whole face pretty well.

The mask fits pretty nicely on the face but it feels a little too suffocating ( not that it’s a problem just that we’re all use to thin one layer masks ) . It also covers the nose and the chin area pretty well ! Photos below :


  • Sooryehan Bichaek Pure Whitening Mask


The Sooryehan mask has three layers that are stuck together, the plastic layer is removed and the gelatine layer is placed on the skin. This feels less comfortable than the Hannule mask as i prefer Hanyul’s fabric which feels more comfortable.

The mask design also loses out to Hannule – it covers less than the Hannule one and if done wrongly, it will be quite a mess. Initially, i wasn’t sure of the instructions at all, so i separated the two layers ( gelatine and fabric ), and i didn’t know which side to place on my face. I finally chose to use one layer – the very thin fabric area, and it felt weird.

Luckily, LG responded to my messages and gave me the correct instructions – that the Gelatine layer is to be placed on the skin and the fabric layer on top of the gelatine layer. I still don’t know the reasoning for having two layers – even more so a gelatine layer which doesn’t absorb anything !

The mask definitely doesn’t fit as nicely as the Hannule one especially on the nose and chin area.



  • Hannule Rich Effect Whitening Mask

The Hannule Mask has a very concentrated liquid essence, and it smells absolutely delightful. I really like the scent of Hannule’s whitening line. There will be leftovers in the packet so make sure you squeeze every ML of it and apply it onto your mask ( or hands, neck, etc ).

However absorption rate is slower than the Sooryehan.

  • Sooryehan Bichaek Pure Whitening Mask


The Sooryehan Mask has this very thick gel-ish texture and the white colour is more evident here.

After removing the plastic layer ( the one that isn’t used ), make sure you don’t waste the essence that is stuck onto the plastic layer.

This surprisingly absorbs faster than the Hannule one.


Here are some before after photos :

  • Hannule Rich Effect Whitening Mask


  • Sooryehan Bichaek Pure Whitening Mask





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Whitening Effect

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  • Packaging

We prefer Hanyul’s mask fit, design and texture. It feels more comfortable on the skin and it covers the whole face very nicely.

  • Texture

Hanyul’s mask texture feels very comfortable on the skin while the Sooryehan gelatine texture was not as homely and comforting as the Hanyul fabric texture.

Hanyul’s mask essence also feels more concentrated and liquid, therefore application is easier as opposed to Sooryehan’s thick gel texture which is harder to handle. However, the hanyul mask essence is rather sticky.

  • Absorption Rate

Sooryehan wins hands down ! I applied both masks ( different days of course ) and left it for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, i tried squeezing the mask to check how much essence has been absorbed into the skin.

With the Sooryehan, the mask was almost dry by then and there was nothing left that could be squeezed.

However, with the Hanyul mask, so much more essence was left.

Photo of how much i managed to squeeze after 30 minutes from the Hanyul mask :

  • Whitening Effect

Both of them have rather good whitening effect. I felt that the OHUI White Extreme 3D Black Mask produced better results than both. If i had to pick one, i think Sooryehan’s whitening effect was a little more obvious in front of the mirror. But both leaves the face very radiant and brightens up the skin tone.

Another thing is that i believe that the Sooryehan mask contains more alcohol as i felt a little burning sensation while using the mask, but it was only because my skin was peeling quite rapidly for the past 2 weeks. Those with normal skin, i don’t think you would feel anything.

  • After Feel

The after feel of the Sooryehan mask was much better as much of the essence was absorbed by the skin. I can follow up with my skincare routine straight away after the mask.

With the Hannule one, there was still a lot of essence just sitting on top of the skin. Therefore, it felt very sticky and i could not follow up with my normal skincare routine right after the mask because it was too sticky and concentrated. So i had to rinse my face with warm water before following up with my normal skincare routine.


  • Hanyul Rich Effect Whitening Mask – 70% – I’d use this during winter, when my skin is dry. This mask has a rich effect like it’s name – and would be very comforting for winter use. The only drawback is it’s absorption rate. However, it still delivers by giving you a very moisturized, plumped up radiant skin.
  • Sooryehan Bichaek Pure Whitening Mask – 80% – This would be suitable for everyday use or during hotter days. It absorbs fast and leaves the skin smooth. It definitely isn’t as moisturizing and rich as the Hanyul mask.




CathyCat releases Grinding Sun Power

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LG’s CathyCat by LACVERT  has upgraded their sun powder ca

lled the CathyCat Grinding Sun Poweder SPF 45 PA+++. CathyCat is under the LACVERT brand. The Korean Ice Queen, Kim Yuna, is the face of Lacvert so i’m sure you’ve seen the brand one way or another!

Already – we’re so drawn to the array of colours on this sun powder.




The Grinding Sun Powder consists of Healthy Blooming Powder which rejuvenates your skin, making it look healthy and radiant. It contains several colours which acts as a skin-tone correction base.

It also has a Sebum Control System which absorbs excess sebum. It comes with a SPF 45, PA +++.

To purchase, type 캐시캣 그라인딩 선파우더


Sooryehan Bichaek Pure Whitening Ampoule Testers


For those who wants to try out the new Sooryehan Bichaek Pure Whitening Ampoule before purchasing the full size – this is your rare chance.

Here is the description of the product : here

There are only 5 sets left… so click on the photo to be directed to the page.

Please purchase the full size product if you like it. If you purchase from the seller, remember to type in ‘Recommended by .!‘ in the comments section to obtain some free samples.


Sulwhasoo Renodigm Dual Care Review











A Korean herbal medicinal day cream that protects skin from light and heat for younger-looking appearances.

Hinoki Cypress Polysaccharide protects the skin from external heat and mume fruit extracts relieve internal heat to prevent aging. Korean Red Ginseng Saponin eliminates the scar of aging caused by heat and Hedyotis extracts prevent dullness to leave the skin lively and bright all day long.

From Butterboom :

The latest Renodigm Dual Care Cream makes history as a pioneer in herbal skincare technology for having the world’s first Thermal Protection Factor (TPF) measurement.

What this means is the product blocks heat energy which is found to be a tested cause in skin aging following decade-long research conducted with Seoul National University. This anti-heat aging skincare product has a patented formula containing 4 precious herbal ingredients that promise to regulate, reduce and stabilize your skin temperature, especially the cypress extracts gathered during winter. Other prized ingredients like the red ginseng saponin will also help to stimulate blood circulation and rejuvenate dull skin.

The dual care cream packs more punch in the bottle as it provides not just protection against heat but also harmful UV rays from the summer sun (it has an SPF and PA component as well.) We love the lightweight, smooth texture that glides on easily and also that it deeply moisturizes your skin without that sticky feeling that can happen with a lot of face creams.

From Hope In A Blog :

Sulwhasoo has discovered the co-relationship between aging of the skin and the temperature of the skin. With every increase of 1 degree within the skin’s temperature, it can aggravate skin aging – which has more potential harm to the the skin compared to UV Rays. Sulwhasoo is on a mission to educate consumers the importance of ‘Anti-Heat Aging’ instead of only using sunscreen to block UVB and UVA protection.

Sulwhasoo, together with Seoul National Unversity conducted a decade long research – and the end product is the Sulwhasoo Renodigm Dual Care – which uses the world’s first TPF ( Thermal Protection Factor ) measurement and it is also the world’s first Anti- Heat aging product.

The Renodigm Dual Care Cream has a TPF of 41.3% .

According to the research conducted by Seoul National University – when the skin is exposed under the sun for 15 minutes, the temperature of the skin can rise up to 43 degrees, and this will accelerate skin aging, wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, dryness, dull skin etc.

The Sulwhasoo Renodigm Dual Care Cream uses 4 precious herbal ingredients to help stabilize,reduce and regulate the skin’s temperature to an ideal 31 degrees – fending off acceleration of skin aging, wrinkles, etc.


Credits : Kmanura






As expected, the packaging is very classy – i expect nothing less from Sulwhasoo especially when i’m forking out big money. However it can be a little too bulky to be carrying around – so it can be inconvenient for those who travel a lot, or for those who are carrying it around in their handbags to re-apply throughout the day  for sun/heat protection.

I first came across this sort of packaging when i used the M2 Skincare. The moisturizer had the same exact packaging. Initially, i thought wow, it’s interesting – because it was new to me. After some time using it, i did not really like this sort of packaging.

First, you have to really make sure that the entire base is dust-free and clean before pressing the product. And it can prove to be task to clean the base each time before pressing the cream so that the cream does not get mixed up with the dust etc when you sweep the cream off with your fingers.

So the best way is to tilt the cream 90 degrees, place two fingers at the ‘opening’ of the cream, while pressing the tube. That way, the cream goes onto your fingers directly, but you would still have to sweep them off the base. And a tiny portion of the cream sticks to the base.

So definitely not a fan of the packaging. Although it looks cool, i’d rather have an airless pump tube.









Love the texure. Like most Sulwhasoo cream – the texture is ace. Fluffy and light and easy to spread.  It leaves a sort of initial white cast, but after a few rubs, it blends into the skin perfectly well and leaves it soft and hydrated!

It also leaves a dewy radiant finish which i definitely like! Look at the photo below!

However, my only complain is that it can be a little too hydrating. Those with oily and combination skin – i’m sorry, i don’t think it will be suitable. It may be suitable if you are not using anything else other than this cream – but if you are going to use the complete Sulwhasoo skincare routine – this will be too greasy for you. It also does feel a little greasy. So if you’re looking for sunscreen that matifies, this isn’t going to be the one for you. So i’d recommend this for those with normal – dry skin. It leaves the skin very soft , smooth and supple. It is also non-sticky!

I love the scent of this. It has a herbal scent to it, but not empowering.






Will paste ingredient list when it becomes available.



Time is recorded on the upper right of the blotting paper.








Sulwhasoo has a big mission here.

For years, we have learnt only to protect ourselves from the UV Rays ( UVA and UVB ), but now Sulwhasoo together with the National University Of Seoul – after conducting a decade of studies shows that Heat or temperature rise of the skin can be even more fatal and harmful to the skin compared to UV exposure.

The Renodigm Dual Care is equipped with both Thermal Heat Protection (TPF 41.3 ) and UV Protection ( SPF 30, PA +++ ), therefore, making it a very ideal sun-care product.

The principles behind the Thermal Heat Protection is also very similar to Chinese Medicine – which places a lot of importance on ‘Heat’ ( Yang ) and ‘Cool’ (Yin) . Too much ‘Heat’ in the body will result in many sickness, and food are divided into two categories ‘Heaty Food’ and ‘Cooling Food’. I guess the same can be said for our skin!

I tested this under the sun for 4 hours, and i could say that it did not cause any redness or darkening of the skin – so i’m definitely happy with it. For it’s anti wrinkle/aging properties – it’s too early to say – but this product is more of a prevention rather than damage control.

The product can be a little greasy. It feels more greasy on your fingers ( the fingers that are used to apply it) rather than on the face. So it’s a good thing i guess! But after 1-2 hours, you’d have to blot your face if you have combination-normal skin. To combat this, just top off with a little sun powder on top of it. It does moisturizes the face very nicely, and leaves it smooth and supple! Those who are living in hot and humid countries – only use this if you have dry to very dry skin!

What I    Red heart   About Renodigm Dual Care :

  • Thermal + UVA + UVB Protection
  • Anti-wrinkles and anti-aging ingredients
  • Light, easy to spread texture
  • Doesn’t leave a white cast on skin but leaves it dewy and radiant
  • Protected after long hours under the sun
  • Herbal Scent
  • Skin feels ‘enveloped’ – sufficient moisture
  • Non-sticky

What I  Broken heart  About Renodigm Dual Care  :

  • A little greasy
  • Too expensive
  • Packaging – would prefer a airless pump
  • Inconvenient to bring around
  • Suitable for those with normal-dry skin.


50% – mainly due to it’s price.