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Gmarket Haul #20 May 31, 2011



Oh yes, new items to prepare ourselves for the summer for everyone here in Hope In A Blog!

1. Amore Pacific’s Hannule Gogyeol Soo Rich Effect Hydrating Cream

This is the new cream that came out last month form Hannule that has been receiving rave reviews!

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2. LG’s Sooryehan Soo Gel Cream

Of course, Sooryehan and Hannule are always competing head to head! Haha. Sooryehan also released a hydrating cream – there’s 2 versions : the gel cream and the normal cream. I gotta say this was absolutely a steal! Not only the cream is 60ml, but they included a 25ml cream too!! And of course, LG are always super generous with the free samples that come with it. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous too!

3) OHUI White Extreme Illuminating Base

We’ve been loving the White Extreme line lately, so we’re trying off other stuff from the line to see if it lives up to expectations too!

4) OHUI White Extreme Illuminating Blemish Balm

The packaging seems to be different from the make-up base. I was expecting that nice packaging of the illuminating base. Oh well, at least some freebies are included.

5) Tony Moly Premium Zen Oriental Mask

We’ve been hearing good stuff about this mask… and it was on promotion so why not? Smile 

6) IOPE Whitegen Whitening Line

Wanted to see how IOPE won all the major awards at the 2010 Korean Cosmetics Award, so we’ve been trying some of their stuff. This whitening line is so rich, so if you have oily and combination skin, don’t purchase this!

7) Hannule Gogyeol Mibaek Rich Effect Whitening Pact SPF50+ & Concealer SPF50+

Hannule is a really good brand by Amore Pacific that our blog has been trying to push^^. The packaging is lovely, and we can’t wait to test this out!

8) Sooryehan Bichaek Pure Whitening Ampoule

This came free with the hydrating gel cream we bought. It loooks like the real product doesn’t it? It’s just a 15ml sampleeee! Haha.

9) The History Of Whoo Seol Whitening Sun Pact SPF50+

Sigh…. take my breathe away. The History Of Whoo, gorgeous as always.

10) Re:NK Time Lab Energy and Re:nk Essential Moisture

A few of us have been enjoying the Re:NK Cell Luminous line, so we wanted to try other stuffs from the brand. I don’t know why they included the toner and emulsion from the moisture line when the Time Lab line has its own toner and emulsion too!

11) Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb, Belif The True Anti-Aging Essence, Belif De-Wrinkle Treatment Essence, Belif The True Whitening Essence

A few free samples given by LG. Can’t wait to try this line since we have only wrote about it but have never tried anything from this line ^^

12) Amore Pacific’s Hyosiah Whitening Line

Amore Pacific’s answer to LG’s Su:m 37. They recently released a whitening and cleaning line, so we can’t wait to see how it compares to Su:m37 !


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 :








Introducing OHUI Sun Science May 18, 2011


I absolutely hate Europeans sun-care products, using european sun-care products created this sunblock phobia , and made me dread putting on sunblock. It was due to it’s greasy, oily, uncomfortable texture that i absolutely loathe. From La Roche Posay, to Avene, to Bioderma etc – i never really liked a single one – and even those sunscreen which claims to be made for ‘oily combination’ skin were so greasy and uncomfortable to wear. Korean sun-care products are definitely one of the best around – and those who are raving over the european and american sunscreens won’t know what’s the gold standards of sunscreens until they’ve tried sunscreens from the OHUI or HERA sun line.

OHUI’s Sun Science is a very well known sun-line together with Amore’s Hera. The most famous product in the entire line is definitely the Sun Science Powder Sunblock EX

We’re going to go through the products from this line, so you guys can pick out the perfect one for you. Note that many of these products have gone through upgrades and revamps in 2011.


By SPF strength , here is a chart :


Which products are suitable to be used in different time period? Here is a chart :


1. OHUI Sun Science Perfect Sunblock Red EX SPF 50+ 퍼펙트 선블록 레드


We wrote an in-depth article on it here

This sunblock is suitable for those with sensitive skin and for those who gets sunburn easily under the sun. Enriched with Provitamin B5 also known as Panththenic Acid or Panthenol, this provitamin is transformed into vitamin B5, which has a natural broad ability to moisturize, soothe, heal and regenerate the skin.

Ingredient list ( in Korean ) :


Active Ingredients :



2. OHUI Sun Science Perfect Sunblock Black EX SPF 50+ 퍼펙트 선블록 블랙


This sunblock is for those who are scared of becoming darker under the sun. They are also for those who suffer from hyperpigmentation from overexposure from the sun, and for those who wants to prevent pigmentation. Like the Red version, this one also contains SPF 50+.

Ingredients ( In Korean )


Active Ingredients :



3. OHUI Sun Science  Daily Sunblock 365 SPF30 PA ++데일리 선블록 365

This is a suitable sunscreen for daily use, if you are not exposed to direct sunlight and if spend more time in the office or home (interior) during the day.

4. OHUI Sun Science Whitening Sunblock SPF 45 PA +++ 화이트닝 선블록

Contains whitening ingredients such as Pearls that help illuminate the skin tone.

Texture is the liquid runny type, and not the cream type.


Keep in mind that OHUI has another Whitening Sunblock which will be introduced below.

5. OHUI Sun Science Luminous Whitening Sunblock SPF 45 PA +++  화이트닝 선블록

Don’t ask me why they have two of these, but my guess is that this is the upgraded version of it. They both have different packaging.

This sunblock has dual functions to protect the skin against UV rays and brightens it. It goes on lightly without stickiness and provides instant smoothness and suppleness to the skin without causing the heavy and thick after-feel. Fine luminous pearls instantly brightens up the skin tone. SHAKE BEFORE USE!

Like the Whitening Sunblock on top, this one has a liquid runny texture, and has a powdery finish ( like the Whoo old whitening cream), so if you like that sort of finish, give this a trrry!


Active Ingredients :


6. OHUI Sun Science Perfect Sunblock Blue EX SPF 50 퍼펙트 선블록 블루


This sunblock are for those with dry or dehydrated skin. It provides hydration to keep skin soft, and supple, and moisturized

7. OHUI Sun Science  Perfect Sunblock Blemish Balm 퍼펙트 선블록 블레미쉬 밤

See the two spirals? They are actually two compartments that consists of a suncreen, and BB Cream! It also contains fine pearl particles to brighten up the skintone!

Another less expensive option the the LG CathyCat’s Blemish Balm SPF 50+. Same concept, different pricing! Open-mouthed smile 

8. OHUI Sun Science Smart Cover Sunblock SPF 50 스마트 커버 선블록

This is a new product that was just released last week. The packaging is a first of it’s kind – we’re still not so sure how it works, but this is sort of a sunblock + foundation. Basically the sunblock comes in 2 parts – a foundation and the sponge. It helps cover up blemishes without drying them out. The Smart Cover Sunblock has excellent water retention capacity, and avoids drying up the skin from excessive sun heat. The packaging features an airless-type of packaging to ensure hygiene and minimize waste of product ( because you only press when you need it)!

When you press a button on the bottle, foundation oozes out, and then mix the foundation together with the sponge to apply it on your face.

It comes in 2 colors.

9. OHUI Sun Science Intensive Sun block Cake Ex SPF 50+  인텐시브 선블록 케익

Sun foundation with SPF 50. Comes with a refill.

Active Ingredients :





From Yume08’s blog :





10. OHUI Sun Science Powder Sunblock SPF 50+ 파우더 선블록 EX

The award-winning sun powder.



Active Ingredients :


Zinc Oxide  5%

Titanium Dioxide  2.5%


11. OHUI Sun Science Perfect Sunblock Natural Skin 파우더 선블록 내츄럴 스킨

This is a sunblock in a powder pact form therefore it is white in colour.

Powder type sunblock that keeps the  skin moist without any stickiness while providing excellent effective UV protection. This compact type sunblock is highly portable for easy re-application anytime, anywhere!

Prevents unblended makeup and oiliness caused by sebum secretion and perspiration. It’s natural color makes it suitable for all skin tones, leaving skin translucent and radiant!


12. OHUI Sun Science Spray Sunblock EX SPF 40 스프레이 선블록 EX

Waterproof sunblock spray that is suitable for face or body use.


Updated! : Amore Pacific VS LG Household Corporation


Two of Korea’s largest Cosmetics company have always been head-on competition with each other.

Let’s go through the rundown on both companies.

Amore Pacific Inc. (formerly PACIFIC, or Tai Pyung Yang) was a small family cosmetic business until September 9, 1945 when it adopted the name ‘PACIFIC’ and became a full fledged company. In the 1970’s, PACIFIC branched out into the tea business, growing into a company symbolizing both beauty and health. 

Amore Pacific has been a manufacturer and purveyor of cosmetics since the 1930s. The 1960s saw AMORE PACIFIC become fully established. In 1963, the company sent beauty consultants to shops where Amore Pacific products were sold to train their employees and to learn first hand about the needs of customers. Door-to-door sales effort was also introduced after the launching of the Amore brand in 1964.

For the complete history of Amore Pacific, please refer to : here

LG H&H was found in 1947, South Korea LG Group founded in 1947, LG Household & Health Care was the first company in Korea to produce and sell toothpaste, synthetic detergents, and other household supplies and products. In 1959, LG Electronics created the beginnings of Korea’s electronics industry by developing the nation’s first radio. Only in 1984, LG Corporation expanded into the cosmetics business, and is now developing as a world-class manufacturer of household and health care products. 

It was established in 1947 as LUCKY Chemical Industrial Co and began production of the LUCKY Facial Cream . In 1950 , the company set up the first Cosmetics Research Laboratory. The company produced toothpaste, soap, detergent in the 1960s and released their first cosmetic line DEBON in 1983.

In 1995, LG Cosmetics established a joint venture company in China and changed it’s name to LG Chemical Ltd.

Round 1 : Sulwhasoo VS History Of Whoo


Sulwhasoo’s ( the name of Amore Pacific’s founder : Sung Hwan Suh – coincidence? ) history dates back to 1960s though the brand Sulwhasoo was only introduced in 1987 as ‘Sulwha’. Every researcher in Amore Pacific R&D Centre thoroughly examined as many books from Korea, China and Japan as they could find and listed around 500 oriental herbal ingredients that are helpful to the skin. Then, they eliminated the ones with strong smells, intense colors, or ones that degrades easily, and used the remaining herbs to launch SULWHA in 1987, and eventually Sulwhasoo in 1997. 

In 2009, Sulwhasoo went through it’s second advancement. They introduced a new packaging design and reinforced the formula of its products containing more fresh and fermented medicinal plants.

The brand revolves around their ‘star’ ingredient called the Jaeumdan – a unique and original formula that supplements the energy and keeps the skin refined and beautiful.

Jaeumdan is Sulwhasoo’s original mixture of five oriental plants -Paeonia Albiflora, Nelumbo Nucifera seed, Polygonatum Officinale, Lilium Tigrinum and Rehmannia Glutinosa- representing the Five Elements. The new 2009 Jaeumdan applied the principle of mixture of the fresh and the fermented for better effects.

The root of Paeonia Albiflora dried under sunlight fills up the Yin in the liver and contains tannin and Paeoniflorin for tranquility and anti-inflam mation. According to Donguibogam, Paeonia Albiflora is known to stimulate blood circulation, comfort the internal organs, and treat every illness of women.

The matured seed of Nelumbo Nucifera enhances energy and treats fever. Fills up the Yin in the mind and smoothes skin through moisturization and blood circulation. Replenishes blood circulation to revive the face tone.

The root of Polygonatum Officinale, dried under sunlight, stops the thirst inside your body to treat dryness and create body fluids. Contains various minerals to improve skin resilience and stops thirst inside the body.

Lilium Tigrinum helps your lung stay healthy and treats nonproductive cough. Evenly distributes energy and body fluids inside the body to tranquilize the mind and to refine the skin. Donguibogam’s Brewed Medicine Part introdu ces the method of using brewed Lilium Tigrinum to cleanse wounded areas.

The root of Rehmannia Glutinosa is the essence of the five internal organs, energy and blood circulation, and balance of Yin and Yang in human body. It manages fluid circulation and has an outstanding moisturizing effect. It is also helpful for pigmentation or dullness caused by aging and relieves thirst caused by fever.

Launched only in 2003 to grab Sulwhasoo’s dominance on the Korean herbal cosmetics share, Whoo is a modern interpretation of the royal court secrets. It’s logo – – a Chinese character which translates to ‘empress’ in English, it based on beauty secrets and prescription handed down from Ancient China’s Imperial Royal Family.  

Therefore, the History Of Whoo is a combination of prescriptions from Ancient China and the Korean Technology. Like Sulwhasoo’s ‘Star’ ingredient –Jaeumdan , Whoo also has it’s own called Gongjindan a well known treasured skin perfecting formula created for emperors and empresses in ancient China.

Gongjindan contains many functional herbal ingredients which has properties such as anti-oxidants, anti aging, anti-fatigue, neurotransmitters and immune agents. ‘Dong-Eui-Bo-Gam (Korea’s medical book) describes ‘Gong-Jin-Dan’ as follows:
“If a man is sickly even after growing up, he is constitutionally weak. In such a case, body fluids should be increased but body heat should be cooled down. Other medicines are inefficacious against it, but this medicine is effective to harmonize internal organs with each other and to prevent various diseases.”

Prescribed for the first time by wiyeokrim in China’s Yuan Dynasty, Gongshindan was recorded in seuideukhyobang (old Chinese medical book). It has been widely used for diseases associated with convalescent weakness and liver function deterioration.

– “Shin” of “Gongsin” represents Polaris, the center of the northern sky; it means having the effect of improving the vigor, which is central to human life. It was called Gongshindan or Gongjindan.
– Record of Gongshindan in Donguibogam
"Intake of Gongshindan reinforces vigor, improves kidney function, and decreases heart burn and protects against diseases.”

Round 2 : IOPE VS OHUI


Both focuses more on the ‘western’ and modern cosmetic aspect and technology , and ‘cell’ science. OHUI is exceptional in the Stem Cells department.

OHUI even has an english site : here

Round 3 : Hanule/Hanyul VS Sooryehan


If Sulwhasoo and History are for Queens, Hannule ( Amore ) and Sooryehan ( LG ) are for princesses. Aimed at a younger age group, both brands also focuses on chinese/korean medicine.



HERA is more well known for their make up products while ISA KNOX is a pioneer in the skincare section. Isa Knox is also one of LG’s earliest brands that exist to this day. Both brands have an elder age group focus. Isa Knox’s spokesperson, Lee Hyori, is Korea’s most famous female singer ever and they even managed to rope in Hollywood Jessica Alba as a spokesperson.



Both are brands that cater to young girls. Etude House has more selection when it comes to make-up.  Both uses famous idols.

Round 6 : Primera VS Belif


Both brands are based on the naturalism, organic and natural concept.

Round 7 : Innisfree/Mamonde VS The Face Shop


Here you have 3 brands that are also catered to teenagers to young adults. Innisfree also claims to be an all natural brand and both brand uses the most famous Korean teen idols today. These 3 brands are also lower-end brands.

Round 8 : Mirepa VS Vonin


Both are brands for men though Vonin is a lot more famous than Amore’s Mirepa. I personally love both the male spokesperson for these two brands. Hehe..

Round 9 : Hyosia VS Su:m 37


Both brands are based on fermentation science. Have

not managed to get any information regarding Hyo Sia, but LG has done a stellar job on Su-m 37’s marketing as it has managed to become a famous brand in such a short span of time and Amore’s Hyosia is still… unknown.


Round 9 : Ryoe VS  Re-En






Amore’s Ryoe and LG’s ReEn are battling it out too for the personal care market. Both brands are herbal oriental hair care!


OHUI White Extreme 3D Black Mask Review May 12, 2011

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Of course, the packaging is Black in colour! A box comes with 6 sets of mask.

Take a look : the mask all in black !

Closer look :

This mask is one of the best designed mask i’ve ever used. Probably the best. It fits perfectly into the skin thanks to it’s ‘3D line’ that is in the centre of the mask. It even fits the chin perfectly (look at the photos above at how well it fit the chin area even!) ! Superb design and fitting. It covers up the whole face too! It covers up the eyes as well, so when you’re using it, just lie down,close your eyes, relax and enjoy yourself!

The fitting was so good that i wanted to keep the mask after using it so that i could re-use them as my ‘lotion mask’.


Here is Leeminji’s blog that shows how well it fits on the face , and a clearer look of the 3D line. :



Incomplete ingredient list :


Don’t have the full ingredient list, but i’ll be talking about the main ingredients that are used here.

1/ Binchotan Charcoal

Via wiki.

Known also as white charcoal and is a traditional charcoal of Japan. It dates to the Edo period, when during the Genroku era, a craftsman named Bitchū-ya Chōzaemon (中屋 左衛門) began to produce it in Tanabe, Wakayama. The raw material is oak, specifically ubame oak (Quercus phillyraeoides), now the official tree of Wakayama Prefecture. Wakayama continues to be a major producer of high-quality charcoal, with the town of Minabe, Wakayama producing more binchō-tan than any other town in Japan. Binchōtan is a type of Lump charcoal or Hardwood charcoal.

Binchotan white charcoal make excellent ingredients for skin care products as the former has excellent cleansing quality. At the same time, such products can preserve your skin by preventing oxidization.

Bincho charcoal is known to have high porosity. Various impurities or foreign matter will be absorbed on the wide surface area of the charcoal. When air passes, and if humidity is high, the charcoal will adsorb the moisture, and air will be converted to dry. If the air is too dry, then the charcoal will discharge its moisture, thus adjusting the humidity in the air. This makes it an excellent humidity regulator. It also has high mineral content such as calcium, potassium, sodium and iron.

Bincho charcoal has other benefits, too: it absorbs unpleasant room odours and harmful substances, generates negative ions that will put people in a better frame of mind, and emits far-infrared that helps to improve blood circulation.

Also known as “Black Diamond”, bincho charcoal products are well received in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Over the years, many uses have been created for household to bedding and personal care. Environmentally-friendly, bincho charcoal products are able to regain effectiveness with easy maintenance.

2/ Niacinamide

Niacinamide is commonly known as Vitamin B3 and is an effective skin lightening compound that works by inhibiting melanosome transfer from
melanocytes to keratinocytes.

3/ Methyl Gluceth-20

Glucose is a natural component of the stratum corneum layers of skin that binds water and hydrates skin. Glucose moisturizers, including Methyl gluceth-10 and -20, are water-soluble emollients (allow oil and water to mix), humectants (water retention) and moisturizers derived naturally from corn sugar and corn starch.

Methyl Gluceth is considered a special moisturizing agent due to its moisture retentive qualities and ability to open pores and follicles. Its therapeutic uses include atopic eczema, clogged pores, skin dryness, roughness and itching, wrinkles. It is noted for its safety and mildness that imparts a smooth and silky feel on the skin. It is frequently used in creams and cosmetics along with other ingredients to improve skin hydration.


Love, love, love this mask! Not only it is designed well, it fits perfectly on your face, and it gives a whitening effect !

My skin was peeling and so dry due to the M2 Skincare that i’ve been using, and i decided to try this mask. I fell asleep and woke up about 1 hour later, took off the mask, and my face was really white and it was all plumped up and hydrated that i couldn’t notice the peeling of my skin ! However, the after texture if rather sticky, so i had to rinse my face with warm water – otherwise, i’d usually not waste the mask essence and continue directly with my skincare routine.

My pores weren’t as obvious probably due to the charcoal, and my face was really radiant and bright! Happy Smile



In a heartbeat 100% ! But since it’s rather expensive, i’d only use it on very important occasions!

To purchase, type 오휘 화이트익스트림 3D in Gmarket ! Smile


Gmarket Haul #17 May 9, 2011


A few birthdays were coming up, so we knew a Haul was definitely coming up!

1. L’arcobaleno AC-11 Super Cell Energy Blemish Balm

We wrote about this a few days ago and we decided to test this out. They gave us free samples from the other items off the L’arcobaleno brand!

2. Amore Pacific Hyosiah  Fermentation Line

Hyosiah is kind of like Amore Pacific’s answer to LG’s fermentation line Su:m 37. The focus is on the fermentation of mung beans ( I think Coreana has a line like that too.. )

3. Su:m 37 Sun Away Baked Essence SPF 50+ PA +++

Su:m 37’s sun powder… love the packaging and love the product! For those with fair skin only though Sad smile 

Totally recommended if you don’t like putting on sunscreen!

4. History Of Whoo Seol Whitening Toner and Starter’s Kit

The packaging of the toner is beaaauutiful and the samples as well. This is the newly revamped and upgraded Seol line from Whoo

5. Elishacoy Skin Repairing Snail Cream & Snail Hydrogel Mask

We bought the snail cream, and the rest were samples! Btw, a seller is selling this at 50% off!! So if you can get the seller to open up international shipping on Gmarket – you’re in for a bargain!

6. Sooryehan Bichaek Pure Whitening Mask

Can’t wait to try this out!

7. Amore Pacific Hannule Hanyul Gogyeol Mibaek Whitening Mask / Hannule  Hanyul Rich Effect Whitening Mask

This is also from the new whitening line from Hannule. We’ve heard that the mask is quite similar to the Sulwhasoo Snowise Mask, but much cheaper.

8. LG OHUI White Extreme 3D Black Mask

A black mask?? You gotta be kidding me!! Haha how can we not try a black mask?

9. Su:m 37 Water-full Gel Cream

Was given a sample of the new water-full gel cream. LG has recently changed the packaging for the samples for the water-full line. The new packaging is bigger than the old one, and is 3ml instead of the 1.5ml. I’ve placed an old sample packaging side to side to compare the sizes. Good move LG! Customers can try the products longer and obtain a better judgement.

10. Dr Jart CellWake Only One EX

The new serum from Dr.Jart that has been picking up in popularity in Korea. It has quite an impressive ingredient list! This is Dr. Jart’s first foray into the high-end skincare line and costs about 78,000 won for 30ml.

However, you can easily win the Dr.Jart 20% coupon! Dr Jart also gave the cleansing lotion full size for free, along with so many other samples. Impressed !!


OHUI The First Cell Revolution Massage Foam Review May 6, 2011



It’s been impossible to find any information of any sorts about this massage foam.

This is OHUI’s cleansing foam from their stem-cell line The First.

It’s called a massage foam because you’re suppose to massage the foam into your skin while cleansing.



1. Pump an appropriate amount of foam

2. Start by massaging the foam on your forehead by swirling your fingers

3. Move to cheeks and massage foam into cheeks

4. Then, move to nose

5. Massage upper lips, chin and jawline with foam

6. Finish off by massaging the eye contour area


I do not have the actual real size because i was give a sample which i think is probably simliar to the actual size product. The sample contained 50ml of the foam and could last me for about 1 month.

However, i found a photo of the real size product :

Credits to lovelylife :


It comes in a metal tube with a pump ( like a whip cream mousse packaging ).


This massage foam has a moose like texture. It is very rich and creamy and very refine. It definitely does give it a very luxurious feeling.

Of course, it has a very nice fragrance which can be rather empowering at times.

After spreading the foam onto the skin :

Slowly massage the foam until the ‘whiteness’ disappears and blends into your skin.

Once you don’t see any foam or ‘whiteness’ on your skin anymore, pat some warm water on your skin, and foam will appear once more. Slowly wash off the foam off the entire face with warm water.


We put the cleansing foam onto our cleansing power test.

I was about to write some stuff using a red ink pen when the ink leaked onto my hands…

Not bad considering that it was all red ink which is very hard to wash off! However, if you’re using make-up, always use an oil base cleanser/makeup remover before the foam cleanser.


This is the only luxury LG cleanser that doesn’t give that ‘super squeaky clean’ cleanser. Other luxury LG brands such as History Of Whoo and even other OHUI cleansers also have that super squeaky feeling after cleansing.

This cleanser is actually really good. It is very moist and rich giving it the perfect texture to be able to function as a massage foam, and feels very luxurious and comfortable on the skin. It also brightens up the face after cleansing and the skin feels very soft after cleansing. It might even make it on our top 3 cleanser list!

It was really good to the extent that my housemate would snatch it from me every single night and place this cleanser in his cabinet. And when it’s my turn, i take it back and place it in my cabinet. So every single night, it’s like a war – the poor cleanser has to change cabinets once every single night.  And my housemate is very particular when it comes to cleansers.

Somehow, the massage does make this product more effective. Maybe it’s just us – so those who have tried it – tell us what you think of this cleanser!


60 % – because of it’s 40,000 won price tag. Just don’t know if it’s worth it spending so much on just a cleanser, but i know that my housemate will be purchasing this once ‘we’ finish using it.


OHUI White Extreme Makeup Line May 4, 2011





LG’s OHUI renewed their whitening line and renamed it WHITE EXTREME. We’ve talked about the skincare line of White Extreme, but we’ve never mentioned about the make-up line of White Extreme.

These products uses the patented Stemela, Lumi-Prep, and Youth Energy Complex

There are 3 products here :




1) OHUI Illuminating Base SPF 34 PA ++

화이트 익스트림 일루미네이팅 베이스


2) OHUI Whitening Blemish Balm SPF 34 PA ++

화이트 익스트림 화이트닝 블레미쉬 밤



3) OHUI Illuminating Pact SPF 45 / PA +++

화이트 익스트림 일루미네이팅 팩트


UPDATED! : OHUI renews Sun Science line and introduces a few new sun products May 2, 2011


OHUI has renewed and upgraded almost the entire line of the OHUI Sun Science line this year.

They introduced 3 new sunscreens –

1) OHUI Perfect Sunblock Red EX 60ml 퍼펙트 선블록 레드

This sunblock is suitable for those with sensitive skin and for those who gets sunburn easily under the sun. Enriched with Provitamin B5 also known as Panththenic Acid or Panthenol, this provitamin is transformed into vitamin B5, which has a natural broad ability to moisturize, soothe, heal and regenerate the skin.

Provitamin B5 is commonly billed in personal care products as dexpanthenol, d-panthenol or dl-panthenol and is most noted for its ability to function as a humectant–a water-binding substance that attracts and retains water.

As a humectant, provitamin B5 stabilizes the skin barrier function, reducing the amount of water lost through the skin. By applying a provitamin B5 formulation to the skin, you will not only increase its hydration but improve its softness and elasticity, making provitamin B5 ideal for the treatment of dry, scaly or rough skin.

Provitamin B5 goes beyond its role as a moisturizer and acts as a natural skin healer and protectant.
When applied to the skin, it offers relief from itchiness and pain and reduces redness. Wounds treated with provitamin B5 have resulted in regenerated tissue that is more solid and elastic. Additionally, a 2002 “Journal of Dermatological Treatment” study noted that provitamin B5 enhanced the repair of the skin barrier while reducing inflammation. In terms of protecting skin, provitamin B5 acts as a barrier, shielding the skin from skin irritation.

Provitamin B5’s effectiveness in hydrating, soothing, healing and protecting skin makes it an effective ingredient in formulations to alleviate the following conditions: acne, bed sores, minor cuts, diaper rash, contact dermatitis (produced when the skin comes in contact with irritants or allergens), eczema, insect bites, scrapes and sunburn.


2) OHUI Perfect Sunblock Black EX  퍼펙트 선블록 블랙

This sunblock is for those who are scared of becoming darker under the sun. They are also for those who suffer from hyperpigmentation from overexposure from the sun, and for those who wants to prevent pigmentation. Like the Red version, this one also contains SPF 50+.

This sunscreen is enriched with Pycnogenol, a natural plant extract originating from the bark of the maritime pine tree, which grows exclusively along the unspoiled coast of southwestern France.

Pycnogenol works by inhibiting melanogenesis, the production of the pigment melanin, responsible for skin color) and lowers skin pigmentation intensity so that skin is a more even toned. A clinical study has demonstrated that Pycnogenol is effective in lightening areas of the skin that are over-pigmented, diminish skin discolorations, brown spots, unsightly age spots and much more.

Oral supplementation of healthy volunteers with Pycnogenol® was shown to helpprevent UV damage and the resulting photo-aging. Pycnogenol® also inhibits the inflammation caused by UV-exposure, consequently protecting the skin from sunburn. Tomorrow we will learn how the synergistic combination of oral and topical Pycnogenol can transform the skin—safely and effectively.

3. OHUI Smart Cover Sunblock SPF 50 오휘 스마트 커버 선블록은 SPF50+ PA+++

This is a new product that was just released last week. The packaging is a first of it’s kind – we’re still not so sure how it works, but this is sort of a sunblock + foundation. Basically the sunblock comes in 2 parts – a foundation and the sponge. It helps cover up blemishes without drying them out. The Smart Cover Sunblock has excellent water retention capacity, and avoids drying up the skin from excessive sun heat. The packaging features an airless-type of packaging to ensure hygiene and minimize waste of product ( because you only press when you need it)! 

When you press a button on the bottle, foundation oozes out, and then mix the foundation together with the sponge to apply it on your face.

It comes in 2 colors.

Look at the video below to see how this product works :


Gmarket Haul #18 April 4, 2011

It’s been quite sometime since we had a Gmarket Haul.

The first time ever we’ve had a small Gmarket box.

The box was super smashed too , but nothing bad :

From our favourite Gmarket seller, Beauty Mania 01 :

1) OHUI The First Cell Revolution Massage Foam

Loves the packaging!

2) History Of Whoo Upgraded and Renewed Whitening Cream

Just to test out the difference between the new and old cream

3) Sooryehan Hyo Fermented BB Cream SPF 30

The packaging is gorgeous and beats Sulwhasoo flat! Made a quick glance at the ingredient list, and compared it to Sulwhasoo, and i can tell that the quality of the ingredients isn’t as good as the Sulwhasoo.

Initial testing : It has a thicker texture and has more coverage than the Sulwhasoo. It looks rather thick after applying but after a few minutes, it blends in wonderfully with the skin. Only physical sunscreen.

4) Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening BB Base SPF 50+

Came without the box. Made a quick glance at the ingredient list. Only physical suncreen. One word to describe : WOW!

I’ve honestly never seen a BB Cream with the top 3 ingredients on the list that isn’t silicones, water, or propylene glycol, or Iron oxide. The top 3 ingredients are actually herbs : Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Artemisa Vulgaris Extract, and Cnidium Officinale Root Extract.

Initial impression : LOVES! The texture is light, and covers so naturally. This is going to be a long expensive love affair.

For those of you who want to know the colour before buying it , here is a photo :

Top : Hannule BB Cream, Middle : Sooryehan Hyo BB Cream, Bottom : Sulwhasoo

5) The History Of Whoo Whitening Sun Cream SPF 45

Lovin this sunscreen! Have heard complains about the Gongjinhyang sunscreen, but the Seol Whitening Cream is nothing like that.

Initial impression : Has a slight pink tone to it. Easy to work with, and the best part, it doesn’t feel greasy at all. The Sulwhasoo sun cream – Renodigm Dual Care is lighter in texture but the Whoo gives a nicer after feel. Definitely suitable if you have oily combi skin!

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