Sunday, December 13, 2015

Review: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX

Hey adorableee!

     Today i want to share my skin experience using skincare Sulwhasoo Fist Care Activating Serum EX for the past 2.5 months! Is this serum really good? Is it worth the price? Or it's not as good as the hype? Find out below!

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INFO PRODUCT Blog Label: Red
Brand : Sulwhasoo
Name : First Care Activating Serum Ex
Content: 60ml/90ml
Made In : Korea
Price : IDR 950 / around IDR 1.200k (around USD 90 - 120)
Price based on stores in Indonesia.

     Before going on with the review, i want to tell you something about this First Care Activating Serum EX, because it's actually the 4th generation of the serum! At first, First Care Activating serum developed as the first boosting essence based on Asian medicinal herbs to creates optimal skin condition that increase efficacy of treatment products that are used after. The serum released in 1997 and became the Korean giant's best selling product and retain its position in the top stop on the bestseller list for the past 18 years! It's a wow don't you think? Hahaha.
      That's first, then this year in Indonesia, the 4th generation of First Care Activating Serum is finally available! Wohooo! But, what's the different? Well, it's of course as good as the last edition, but Sulwhasoo had improvise the First Care Activating Serum into First Care Activating serum EX.

     It's made by upgrading the JAUM Balancing Complex and with Sulwhasoo's PREXtract process technology. JAUM Balancing Complex is Sulwhasoo's unique formula that leaves your skin feeling more radiant by addressing the Yin deficiency - a sign of aging - and bring skin to balance. The 5 ingredients are Peony, Sacred Lotus, Solomon's Seal, White Lily and Rehmannia. It's real good for your skin as the serum can boost and improving skin regeneration significantly, barrier function, clarity, transparency and elasticity, plus it also increases the efficacy of medicinal herbs to a far higher level.
     So i was really happy that i can try this serum! I got this when the serum launched few months ago and i tried this in late september. First i still mix it with facial wash from other brand before i finally change my facial wash to Sulwhasoo Herbal Soap and only use those two for this almost past 1.5 month. Want to know how great this serum for me? Scroll noooww ;)

     Let's start with the packaging shall we!
The packaging is really simple and sophisticated. With dominant white and yellow color.

Well, i got the 30ml one because it's for trial, the one on sale is 60ml and 90ml. But this 30ml is enough for me to use more than 2 months already now, i guess it will last for another 1-2 month hahahhaa, because you don't need much!

You can read the booklet first before starting to use the serum to know how to use it etc, because the step of using this serum is totally different from another serum i know. I have a video below to show you how to use most of Sulwhasoo skincare products properly.

The bottle is sturdy and thick. Even though it's simple, it still looks elegant in my eyes.

It came with pump, so no worry, the amount will be perfect. 

The consistency of the serum. It's light and quite watery, when you apply in your skin you will see your skin instantly moist even though you only use a little amount of the serum. The smell is so natural and herbal, ginseng i supposed. It really nice and relaxing, i feel really comfortable and relax when i smell the serum before i apply it on my skin. So nice :)

And this is how you use the serum (or basically how to use Sulwhasoo skincare products haha):

See, it's different from using other serum and you only need a little amount of the serum! That's what i love most hahahhaa.
The result?? A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

     First, it helps soothing my active pimple that was really inflamed back then. I was so happy that my first trial with this Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX is good. So i continue using it day and night. Mostly night because i frequently forget to use it in the morning or day (especially when i always waking up at more than 12pm hahaha). 
     Then, after weeks using it, i finally notice that my acne is getting less and less, even though the acne scar is still attach. Then my skin feels waaaaayyyy smother than before, even though in some pimple area the skin is a bit dry because the acne is drying. But it's good, because then the acne will be gone. 
      I also notice my skin is more moist than before, also more elastic and bouncy bouncy, so it's a good sign. Plus, i love how my pores, especially on my right cheek, getting smaller! My skin texture is also better i guess, especially i notice that some acne scars are faded. Not really gone yet, it's still there, but it's not as red as before and i'm sooooooooo happpppyyyy!!!!!! Hahahaha. 

Well, this is my right part of the face. You see that the acne is come and gone, but it's definitely better. Even though my acne is popping again now due to monthly thingy. But the skin texture is so much better. And if you notice my face acne scars are less red than before, plus some of them fading. 

This is the left part. Pardon the last picture because monthly visititor is coming hahaha. But you see, even though the pimple come and gone, the texture are so much better. And you know what? I just realize when i edited my picture, you see that long scar on the first picture? It's fading away!!!! Oh my god! This is totally freaking me out (in a happy way) that i check the mirror trice to make sure of it and it's really is better than before, im super duper happy, omg. I really though those scar will never fade away, omg.

This is the latest picture i took. It's way better i guess.

and the pores, omg :')
     Seee, seee! See the skin?? See the scar? See the poreess? Amazing dont you think? Idk if it's noticeable on the picture or no, but when i look in the mirror or when i touch my skin, i know there's a huge different and that really makes me happy. Well, the acne is not fully gone though, when i stressed out about something or when the time of the month, the acne pop again, but it's not as hurt or as inflamed as before. Plus, it's dry faster.  

Oh, if there's another acne scar/redness appear during the photo, it's totally my hands fault, they can't just stay away from popping those pimple hahaha. But this serum totally help me out so much.
     For your information, i've been using the serum since late september, about 2.5 month till now. I only use this serum on my daily routine and facial wash (other brand, until i change into Sulwhasoo Herbal Soap this early november). I still use some mask, but i guess doesn't affect the result much since it's my usual mask.
     Oh, in the middle of october, about 2-3 week before i change my facial wash, i also combine this serum with another serum and then i stopped when i use Herbal Soap because i want to check the result more specifically. Then about 3weeks ago or so, i added some Sulwhasoo other products into my skincare regime, like Essential Balancing Water, Essential Balancing Emulsion and Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream to add more moisturizer since the dry acne need it.  I have the mini travel set of the other product and seeing the result, i really want to get a full product hahahhaa.
      Plus, some picture has been missing, maybe i accidentally delete it, but oh well, from the picture above i think you can see that the serum (plus the soap) has some major change for my skin :)


     I don't need to say more right? This serum is amazing! At least for me and my damage skin this serum is great. But i strongly suggest that you use it with another Sulwhasoo's product or at least Sulwhasoo's Herbal Soap if you have acne problem like me, because it really helps. If you need more moisturizer, you can add Essential Balancing Water, Essential Balancing Emulsion and Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream, because it really help moisturizing my skin. But if you want to combine with other product i think it's also good, because Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX helps absorb the next product you used, so it doesnt matter what product you choose, but then again, better to use from the same line. So for me, this serum is great and giving me the amazing result in only 2.5 month! Crazy hahaha.

+ light on skin
+ the consistency is just perfect
+ smell so darn good
+ relaxing
+ good for acne
+ acne scars (even real scars) are fading away
+ more elastic (bouncy) skin
+ moisturize quite well
+ smaller pores
+ quite fast result
+ soothing acne (especially the inflamed one)
+ giving me a better skin texture
+ no purging whatsoever
+ only need small amount for each usage, so it's really good for me haha

- it's a bit pricey but worth every penny (so it's not actually a cons hahaha)

Overall Rating: 5/5
      So far i have stop using other skincare (except mask) and i guess i will continue using this for quite sometimes (probably forever hahahhaa). I need to save more though (at least until i get a job), but like i said, it worth, every penny. Worth so much. Just go and buy it right away guys! Hahaha. So far it's available at:

Seibu Grand Indonesia
Sogo Plaza Senayan
Sogo Mall Kelapa Gading

but you can also contact Sulwhasoo Indonesia directly to buy if you're from another city.

Well, acne skin? Make sure you use First Care Activating Serum EX with Herbal Soap (review is HERE!). Now i wonder what should i try next? I guess eye cream/eye serum from Sulwhasoo will be on my next list (since my panda eyes are getting worse day by day hahaha).

For more information you can check here:

Sulwhasoo Website :
Sulwhasoo Instagram : @sulwhasooindonesia
Sulwhasoo Facebook Page : Sulwhasoo Indonesia

That's all my review for now, i hope it really help you, especially whose looking for a good skincare or having an acne problem like me. See you guys on my next post!


This is a sponsored post, but all opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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