by - March 30, 2014

I've never really thought about this before, but I just realized couple months ago that I have (not only Normal to Oily, Acne Prone skin type) sensitive skin. My skin will react to products that I use very quickly, either it's makeup or skincare, and I can actually see the reaction the moment I wake up in the morning. I believe most of you also ever had an experience waking up with pimple suddenly appeared in your face, well in my case, most of the time I wake up with pimples in the morning when I try out new product that isn't suitable for my skin the day before. I kept changing my makeup and skincare, threw away the ones that didn't suit my skin, I'm not saying that I don't have makeup/skincare that suit my skin, but I haven't found the perfect one(s).

When I got a chance to try out Sulwhasoo products, I was split into two thoughts, first I want to try it out, but on the other hand all these years I always doubt Korean skincare products, I use Korean makeup products but never tried Korean skincare, because in my mind Korean beauty products are only about the cutesy packaging and clearly, cute packaging is never on my top list. But I did some research about Sulwhasoo, found out that Sulwhasoo is #1 Korea skincare brand and I decided to give it a try. Sulwhasoo is all about natural, they use traditional herbs as ingredients and most of the products use ginseng, even though they have been doing research for about 41 years, but I realized their products are not that many, because their products can be used for every types of skin! #Amaze

If I could pick only one product from Sulwhasoo for the rest of my life, I would definitely choose Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum. I know it is pricey, $80.00 for 60ml (they also have the 90ml for about $100.00 but it's limited edition in Indonesia) but it worths every penny! The week before I used this serum, I had a skin problem after I used a new moisturizer, my face became so itchy and dry skin patches, it was really really hurt and itchy, even my forehead, chin and nose areas became so red :(. But after I used this serum, the itchiness was gone little by little (on the first day), and the dry skin started to peel off (on the second and third day). It was my first experience with this serum when I had irritated dry skin.

Day by day, my skin had finally returned to normal, and as you know, I have oily skin type, but this serum doesn't break me out, not even a little bit, I have less skin problem now because I don't deal with acne, I feel my pores are tighter and smaller, my skin is now smooth so it's easier for me to put makeup on.

The packaging looks really ancient from the outside, but not from the inside, because it has pump! I use two pumps for my whole face and neck, twice a day after I wash my face.

So my skincare routine now is:
Face wash - First Care Activating Serum - Day/Night Eye Cream - Day/Night Serum - Moisturizer

If you realized, I skip toner in my skincare regime. Originally, Sulwhasoo also has toner (it's called Essential Balancing Water), but it should be used after you use this First Care Activating Serum, plus you also use the toner with your hand, not with cotton pad, but I don't have the Essential Balancing Water, so I skip toner. Secondly, you will realize that I have my day/night serum after I use my First Care Activating Serum... This serum is no ordinary serum, think of it as the primer of your skincare, you use it before anything else, and that's why I still have my serum even after I use this product.

This serum is supposed to prepare your skin so the other skincare products can absorb into your skin better and quickly, but I also feel that this serum balances the oil-level in my skin, hydrates my skin really well, and even out my skin tone. It has faint herbal scent (all of Sulwhasoo products have herbal scents) but I really like the smell, because it's really relaxing!

The color is transparent brown, and the consistency is watery so it can absorb into skin really well, it feels so light but has huge impact on my skin, I can even see slight change day-by-day! It doesn't feel greasy at all, and suitable for every types of skin. It's officially one of my staple product because I'm addicted to it and I can't live without this serum! If you want to try Sulwhasoo products, I really recommend to try out this serum! It's really worth a try!

You can get First Care Activating Serum at Sulwhasoo counters:
1. Seibu - Grand Indonesia, Jakarta
2. Sogo - Plasa Senayan, Jakarta

Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$$$ ($60.00)
Size: 60ml

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