Product Review: O HUI White Extreme Gift Set

O HUI White Extreme Gift Set
O HUI White Extreme Gift Set

I received a lot of comments and emails regarding a good whitening line that is hydrating enough, ever since I reviewed The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang:Seol whitening line. That was when my skin was younger and started to get dehydrated and dry; now, past my mid-thirties, I need a hydrating and whitening line even more, as I want to avoid age spots and dehydration fine lines.

O HUI White Extreme Gift Set
O HUI White Extreme Gift Set

This winter, with 3 Polar Vortexes that ripped through my part of the world (and our Spring still hasn’t shown up yet!), my skin really suffered. It was a God-send when I was provided with this gift set. A few years back, I used O HUI products and liked them, but did not love them yet, because my skin was relatively ok and not that dry; but now, I need all the heavy duty anti-age ingredients. Give me peptides, double on the dose, and I will still beg for more! So, when I took a look at O HUI White Extreme range’s ingredient list, I was immediately impressed. Lots of peptides. We are off to a good start!

O HUI White Extreme Gift Set
O HUI White Extreme Gift Set

O HUI White Extreme Purifying Foam

O HUI White Extreme Purifying Foam
O HUI White Extreme Purifying Foam

O HUI White Extreme Purifying Foam is a soft lathering foam with micro blue beads that cleanses skin very well without drying it. It does not contain SLS, but it generates a luxurious soft lather with just a little bit of the product.
The blue beads dissolve once you massage the product onto your face, and you do not even feel at all – they are very gentle, non-abrasive. It left my skin feeling very clean, fresh and moisturized.

O HUI White Extreme Cellight Brightener

This is a gel-like toner that you use after cleansing, and it’s a thick gel at that. If you are still on the fence whether you should use a cotton pad to apply toner or just use your hands, you do not want to waste this fabulous product on your cotton pad! Despite being a very thick gel, it absorbs quickly. And if you are still on the fence about the necessity of a toner, this one will change your mind.

O HUI White Extreme Detox Bubble Peeling

O HUI White Extreme Detox Bubble Peeling leaves a foam on the face shortly after application.
O HUI White Extreme Detox Bubble Peeling leaves a foam on the face shortly after application.

This is a foaming mask that reminds me so much of BLISS Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask, which is one of my all time favourites. It comes out like a clear gel, but once you massage it lightly onto your skin, it starts to foam and will continue to stay that way until you remove it. Compared to Bliss’ version, which gives the skin a nice glow after each use, this is more moisturizing and the skin does appear whiter afterwards. My skin was super moisturized but not greasy after each use. Whereas Bliss’ version hydrates and helps with circulation, O HUI White Extreme Detox Bubble Peeling also exfoliates, and you can see and feel the results after each use.

O HUI White Extreme Cellshine Essence

O HUI White Extreme Cellshine Essence
O HUI White Extreme Cellshine Essence

This is an essence that absorbs very fast into the skin, but does leave a stickiness on the skin. I usually use treatment products at night only, so I personally don’t mind it, but if you have oilier skin and plan to use this during the day, it could be too rich and sticky for you. O HUI White Extreme Cellshine Essence is loaded with goodies, and has a pearlesque finish since it contains mica. Of all the whitening essences I have used, this one felt the most moisturizing, but also sticky. I have dehydrated skin leaning on the dry side, so my skin soaks this up quickly, and it keeps my skin hydrated.

O HUI White Extreme Cellight Emulsion

Where The History of Whoo’s Seol emulsion is runny and thin, this is more like a light cream, not thick but not runny, just the right texture for a moisturizer.  It absorbs very well and leaves my skin feeling moisturized, but not greasy. I think for oilier skin this may be too rich, so perhaps use sparingly.

Overall impression:

The last time I had any success with whitening products was The History of Whoo’s Seol line, which was not hydrating enough and does not have any anti-aging properties. O HUI’s White Extreme, however, contains peptides which are effective in fighting signs of aging. The entire line is fragranced but it is not as strong as Seol’s in my opinion; it is also much more hydrating and I find especially the brightener (toner) very effective compared to the runny version in Seol. Every product in this line is a must-have.

Though I only use this at night only, for about 3 weeks, I was surprised to actually see results. I went to Cuba during the New Year’s, and had a tan that darkened me from a BO-10 (Shiseido) to Dior’s 021 (Linen). For a while, I had been using the #2 BB creams in Japanese brands, which is the slightly darker than average skin tone; and now, they are too dark and orange on me! In terms of whitening, this is more of an overall skin tone whitener, not spot/freckles fading kind like Seol was for me. I am actually very happy with this line because it is very moisturizing without being greasy. The brightener was impressive as it really felt like my skin was enveloped with crisp, cool water.  Once I finish all my current products I plan to purchase the whole line in their full size glory!

You can purchase O HUI White Extreme at BeautyEAST.com.

O HUI White Extreme List of Ingredients (Click to enlarge)
O HUI White Extreme List of Ingredients (Click to enlarge)

*This is a sponsored review but the opinion is entirely my own.

2 comments on Product Review: O HUI White Extreme Gift Set

  1. Sarah
    May 19, 2014 at 2:32 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Joseibi, thanks for the review! I am currently looking to try out a midrange Korean whitening skincare line (alas I’m on a tight budget, if not I would have definitely gone for The History of Whoo), and I was wondering whether you’d recommend the Su:m37 White Award line or the O Hui White Extreme line for someone with dry, sensitive skin who’s looking to even out and brighten their complexion? Also, is it necessary to purchase the entire line? If not, what are the key products you would recommend getting?

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  2. Elena
    May 24, 2014 at 9:07 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Joseibi,
    I’ve been ferquently checking your reviews of Korean skin care products for a year now. I would like to thank you for running the blog and doing the reviews as otherwise Korean skin care would have remained a mystery to me 🙂
    I’ve been on the look out for reviews of products that are suitable for a more mature skin – I am 42 and my skin is tends towards being dry.
    I would really appreciate it if you would recommend suitable skincare lines. I have seen a lot of samples on offer on ebay from the Sulwhasoo, History of Whoo, su:m37, O Hui lines and I am wiling to give them a try only I am completely confused when it comes to deciding where to start.

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