Beauty news: Sulwhasoo adds to their award-winning Concentrated Ginseng line

You've seen it added to everything from tea to honey, but ginseng is more than a tasty way to liven up your stir fry - it is also a popular skincare ingredient in K-beauty with very good reason.
When used on the skin, ginseng has the ability to act as an all-round MVP, with a plethora of benefits. If you're concerned about fine lines, look no further. Ginseng can boost the circulation of you skin's smallest blood vessels and facilitate collagen production, the powerhouse protein behind bouncy, plump skin. If your skin is feeling especially dry and dull, ginseng's energising elements will brighten and lift. Ginseng's powerful properties as an antioxidant will protect you from environmental aggressors that can contribute to the formation of wrinkles, and those same antioxidant friends can help balance oil production. The herb even has the impressive ability to prevent the detrimental production of melanin, an amino acid that contributes to the creation of dark spots on the skin, and its anti-inflammatory attributes can help treat and calm an assortment of skin issues. To put it simply: ginseng is a skin-loving powerhouse, and a valuable addition to your skincare regime.
So where to find it? One of the brands that recognised the benefits of ginseng early on is the much-applauded Sulwhasoo, which has an award-winning Concentrated Ginseng line that has been recently been blessed by two new additions. Both contain Steamed Ginseng Water Concentrate, the precious ingredient obtained by condensing the rich moisture and nutrients of ginseng. Sulwhasoo’s Steamed Ginseng Water Concentrate uses the entirety of the ginseng plant to provide moisture and deep nourishment to even the most dehydrated skin.

The first new release is the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Water, which is a weightless wonder that infuses skin with a complex mix of ginseng root water, honey, and peony root. A non-negotiable step in any K-beauty routine, beauty waters help prepare skin for skincare products that follow. Thanks to its lightweight texture, this ginseng water sinks in instantly to replenish much-needed moisture. It’s a treat to use too, with just a small amount decanted onto your palms and smoothed over the face morning and night.

The second new addition is the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Emulsion, a rejuvenating gel-lotion formulated with precious Steamed Ginseng Water Concentrate that addresses dryness and fine lines at the same time. Anti-inflammatory and soothing, it delivers an intense dose of moisture to visibly plump fine lines on the surface. Layered over Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Water, it gives skin a glowing radiance. If you are on the dry side like me you can use it under your face cream to help seal in moisture, or for those with oilier skin types or in the summertime you may use an emulsion and skip a face cream altogether. Key to the Sulwhasoo skin ritual, adding an emulsion to a routine is a great way to customise your daily routine based on your hydration levels and allows for an intuitive skincare regime individualised to your concerns. I’m all about a situational approach to skincare, and these beauties allow for just that.

Both are available at Sephora Australia and New Zealand right now, and come highly recommended.


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