Product Review: O HUI Essence Rich Blemish Balm SPF20 PA++

O HUI Essence Rich Blemish Balm, 50ml, about US$47.00
O HUI Essence Rich Blemish Balm, 50ml, about US$47.00

I have a few samples of these (a single packet is enough for one application – and since BB cream is like makeup, I don’t need a full month of use to review it), and although I am not in need of any BB cream, I thought I would try it out to see whether my opinion would change regarding BB creams (since I am not a big fan of them).

The last time I tried a BB cream was close to 5 – 6 years ago, and the brand I tried was Dr. Jart. I had more redness back then, but my experience with that BB cream was not a good one. When I threw it out after a year, the tube was practically full, which was really regrettable. I used it on and off as a spot concealer but still, most of it was wasted because the tone of the BB cream was really ashy and made me look pinkish gray, and it smeared if I didn’t use a powder over it.

This O HUI BB cream claims to self adjust to your natural skin tone. When I applied it, the shade was somewhat ashy and slightly pink too, much like the Dr. Jart one I used years ago. It was almost the same kind of consistency – very creamy – and I did need to use a foundation brush to blend. But once blended in (the only way to get the perfect flawless blend is with a good foundation brush), the shade matched somewhat. However, as time progressed, the shade would darken quite a bit. By midday the shade was already one to two shades darker than my natural skin tone and my neck. Despite all these BB creams claiming to be the final step and all-in-one products, I still needed to set it with a loose powder on top to prevent smearing. And I have dry skin!

My opinion didn’t change – and I still don’t look at BB cream as some kind of magic, miracle product, and I don’t have any need for it. I can only assume that people with moderate to severe redness will benefit more from using a BB cream. For me, it’s just a thick tinted moisturizer with sunscreen. But surprisingly, despite the thick consistency, it didn’t provide that much coverage (my light freckles were still visible after application). I would prefer using a sheer foundation if I wanted to use a base makeup, since BB creams still need to be set with a powder anyway.

Botton line: if you have reddish skin tone and your skin is dry, this will probably work for you. If you otherwise have little to conceal and your skin tone isn’t red, you are better off using a regular foundation with a sunscreen.


32 comments on Product Review: O HUI Essence Rich Blemish Balm SPF20 PA++

  1. chupachap
    November 16, 2010 at 4:14 am (6 years ago)

    Hi Joseibi,

    I haven’t had any luck with BB cream either, it has that greyish tone & by midday it made my blush look kinda orange & dirty (not sure how to describe it ^^). I find myself going back to Giorgio Armani foundation. I’m just wondering if you know any brand that provides liquid foundation with a pink undertone because it seems that western brands are all too yellow. I want something sheer & can brighten my my a little bit. I have combination oily skin & acne prone & my skin shade is probably between NC20-25 πŸ™‚ Thanks in advance

    • Joseibi
      November 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm (6 years ago)

      chupachap, I know what you mean! this OHUI BB cream oxidizes pretty quickly, and I don’t have oily skin! By midday my skin looked really oily and I already used a powder over it. Without the powder, I can’t imagine.

      The original concept of BB cream is intended for post surgery when your skin is very sensitive, fragile and red, so I don’t doubt that people with redness probably benefit more from it. For me, it always goes on grey, then oxidizes and turns dark.

      Julia, Maquillage’s OC10 is equivalent to #13, but less pink. In case you want to switch you can always try that! πŸ™‚

  2. hopeinablog
    November 16, 2010 at 6:24 am (6 years ago)

    what about the history of whoo foundation or the sulwhasoo foundation lumitouch?

    • Joseibi
      November 16, 2010 at 3:54 pm (6 years ago)

      I used Sulwhasoo Lumitouch (powder, base and foundation) before, a tad too heavy for me (too much coverage). My experience with Korean makeup is that it is a little too heavy which doesn’t look natural enough. I prefer the japanese makeup (but korean skincare) and in general, sheer formula, since I don’t wear any foundation or powder at all and if I do, it has to be light, and the Japanese foundations are much more natural on me. (My all time favourite is Kanebo Revue – it was sheer and my skin never looked so good; now, anything from Sofina or Kanebo will do.)

  3. Julia
    November 16, 2010 at 7:22 am (6 years ago)

    Hm, funny. I have Missha’s Perfect BB Cream in #13 and it looks good on me.
    To be honest, I would like to wear just a foundation, too, but I can’t find one that is light enough for my skin and also affordable, plus doesn’t break me out, so I stick to my BB cream.

  4. Elly
    November 17, 2010 at 8:30 am (6 years ago)

    Julia –

    I have Missha’s Perfect BB Cream in #23 – it’s so fab! I’ve been using it for one year and I never break out! Although I sometimes have a slightly oily T-zone throughout the day, but that is fairly preventable with a touch of loose translucent powder.

    Honestly I love how the BB cream looks in the first 4-5 hours of wear – it slowly oxidises into a darker browner shade that is quite noticeable.

    Nonetheless, I will continue my search for the perfect BB cream, as I need not even 1cm long squirt to cover my entire face (after primer of course!) and only the tiniest amount of powder is needed to set. The dewy finish on the Missha BB cream is also to die for – I haven’t found a foundation that can replicate this effect.

    Joseibi, I’m so newbie with Japanese foundation the only one I’ve tried is Shiseido’s Maquillage Climax Moisture Gel which I got for my birthday; and the Heroine pressed powder. Problem is it’s too yellow and I never really understand the Japanese coding system for colour! Might as well try a Kanebo/Sofina one day then, huh! πŸ˜‰

    • Joseibi
      November 17, 2010 at 10:59 am (6 years ago)

      Dear Elly & Julia,

      The Missha BB cream is different from the ones that are tested – at least Missha’s has different shades! For the ones that is one shade fits all, it tends to be a little gray/ashy. It’s better when it is more like a foundation when it allows you a few different shades to choose from.

      Japanese foundations – the Shiseido ones go by tone. It comes usually in PO (pink ochre) which is almost equivalent to Korean shade #13 – very fair with pink undertones; BO (beige ochre) which is neutral, and OC which is ochre – yellow based. If you got it in OC it will be more yellow. Kanebo has a different code system (as do Jill Stuart, Anna Suit, etc.) – it goes by numbers and sometimes on their official website it will show you where the numbers land. Usually it’s a chart showing pink, neutral and ochre and these numbers will fall somewhere in between. But without seeing that chart, buying a shade just by its number is very risky. I prefer the Shiseido system – I am an OC20 and that shade never fails me. Most of the Japanese foundations I have used never oxidized on me – the color I put on stays the same until I take it off. πŸ™‚

  5. Julia
    November 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm (6 years ago)

    Are those foundations really as light as Missha’s #13? I can hardly believe it, as so many foundations I saw were too dark (and most too yellow) for me.

    • Joseibi
      November 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm (6 years ago)

      Japanese can go very light too – their skin tone is as light as Koreans so of course they have lighter foundations! It depends on the shade you choose. I prefer Japanese foundations also because of the shade selection. In korean you only have a few – 13, 21, 23, 31, but it doesn’t give you a choice whether you are more neutral, yellow or pink. In Japanese foundations there are usually pink based, yellow based, neutral. OC10 is really white, OC20 is the average Japanese skin tone (which I fall under). #13 is more pink than OC10 but you can always go for PO10 if available, that will be identical to #13 in korean shades.

  6. Lala
    November 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm (6 years ago)

    Hey Joseibi and many others!!! πŸ™‚

    When it comes to make-up, I am the last person to ask because I NEVER wear or use make up, ever! I only put on mascara when I go out for a special occasion. But Joseibi, I happened to have a sample of The History of Whoo Brightening Sun B.B – 10ml. I wasn’t going to use it, but I just happened to use it for my under eyes (lol I know it’s not concealer, but it looks GREAT) and for my forehead area. I never knew B.B creams or foundations can go dark or looks dirty hahaha, but surprisingly this B.B Cream stayed as it was for hours (I put it on at 6am, and it lasted till 5pm). It gave that “full” converage. The texture IS SOOOO LIGHT it literally glides through your face, and really covers up any marks or bumps. I am not lying, it seems as if you have nothing on your face – rather a natural airbrush looking skin!!!!!!! I never tried their make-up lines so I don’t know how their foundations are.

    This is a new product from The History of Whoo – so I am not sure if you have heard of it? Or tried it? But I really love this B.B cream – not a make-up lover whatsoever, but two thumbs up for this B.B cream!!!!!!!! This is the only “skin care make-up?” LOL, product I would buy. Never a disappointment with this brand, ever!!! πŸ˜€

    Btw! My really close Korean friend told me never to use OHUI because she said it is not a good brand :S


    • Joseibi
      November 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm (6 years ago)

      Dear Lala,

      I don’t doubt you at all! I am so happy with the Whoo Seol line right now. Just 3 days on the Jinaek Program and my skin tone is already more even and glowing! I did see the BB cream in the lineup, but I don’t have that sample. Whoo is just one of those wonder brands. I wonder why OHUI, also made by LG, isn’t close to being as great when it comes to its BB cream?!!

      I actually hate putting on foundation and powders as well. I normally don’t need or wear them. The most base makeup I would use is an undereye concealer, that’s all. When you don’t have zits why cover up your skin, I always think! πŸ™‚

  7. Lala
    November 18, 2010 at 9:46 pm (6 years ago)

    OH, I forgot to mention Joseibi that I walk a lot, and I tend to perspire, but the B.B cream never melted, or looked nasty at all! I was worried that it would, so I went to the washroom and I saw my sweat, but the B.B cream was still in tact and still full coverage! I recommend this for those who wear B.B creams more often!!!


  8. Lala
    November 19, 2010 at 11:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Hey Joseibi!!!!!!!

    Ahhh! Wow, that is amazing (knock on wood)! I am SO happy to hear that. Ugh, The History of Whoo never disappoints. Me too! OHUI is not natural – But I am not sure? After my friend told me that OHUI literally sucks, I don’t count on that brand. But what’s funny is that my sister bought the OHUI White Perfecting Emulsion – and it did absolutely nothing to brighten or even-out her skin. Its been 4 months and no change – yes it was $90 too, complete waste! But she just uses it as a moisturizer. The History of Whoo is completely different – their creams are so rich, it feels so different than any other cream. When I was using their Qi & Jin cream – I have never experienced such a cream in my life! It just glided on my face, soaked in, and left my skin so moist and uber dewy looking. The History of Whoo is definitely something else!!!

    So right – no need to of make-up!!! And plus, you wouldn’t have to buy Oil Cleansers and all that other stuff to remove make-up haha. Only once in a while πŸ˜›

    Much Love!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

    • Joseibi
      November 22, 2010 at 1:29 pm (6 years ago)

      Dear Lala,

      I feel bad for your sister but I know how that feels!!!! My L’Occitane Immortelle stuff is like that too…expensive but didn’t work! very expensive for a moisturizer but even as a moisturizer it didn’t moisturize that well…

      I used to think Sulwhasoo is the best brand, but now I think The History of Whoo is on par with Sulwhasoo and both are my favourite brands now. After using Whoo, I can never go back to ineffective stuff – cheap or expensive. I will take your advice and stay in the brand LOL!!! πŸ˜€

      I do have a cleansing oil as a stand by, for waterproof sunscreens in the summer. But that’s about it – now that I know what works, I rather save my money and invest on the good stuff. Love, love, love Whoo!! (when I was first given the samples 2 years ago, I tried to look it up and couldn’t find it because I thought it was called The History of Fo – you know, the symbol – I feel so silly!!! LOL)

  9. Julia
    November 20, 2010 at 6:08 pm (6 years ago)

    I know many Japanese also have fair skin, but when I lived there, I didn’t see many foundations that matched my skin colour. I have the same problem here in Germany, too, actually, probably because many people hate being pale. I’ve seen girls in front of a make-up counter being all “ew, who is this pale?” over a foundation that was still like 3 shades too dark for me. Stupid brats, ruining their skin with tanning…

    • Joseibi
      November 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm (6 years ago)

      Dear Julia,

      The lightest shade in most Japanese foundations would be equivalent to Nicole Kidman fair, most of the time found under PO (pink undertones). I have bought several ones that were too light for me at the time too, and used to sell several ones like that too. The average Japanese skin tone is just one shade under that and on a bad day even my skin is a little too dark for that too. I wear OC20 but if you use #13 in Korean you probably will need PO10. The shade numbers vary from brand to brand – but there are many porcelain shades in most J-brands.

      I guess the grass is always greener on the other side – when I first moved to the US (I live in Canada now) all the girls would get their tans super dark, whereas coming from Asia most women would try to stay as pale as possible! given what we know about skin cancer and sun damage nowadays, I am surprised how those tanning beds are still operating. I have acquaintances who regularly use tanning beds and even though we are the same age, they look so much older. Their skin is like leather! All I can say is yikes, and no thanks! πŸ˜›

  10. kman
    November 20, 2010 at 6:37 pm (6 years ago)

    hee girls,

    i am back again,

    wow so many new reviews!! just wanne say i also have the bb sun brightning cream of the whoo and lala is just saying the right words!!putting this on your face is just like natural! i also bought the whoo bb luxery cream and must say its also good but more oily. the difference is bb brightning cream when i put it in the morning 700 oclock till 17.00 i see a little dryness and with the luxery one i didnt see, its still looks natural like in the morning!!!
    i must say i am still happy with the whoo products to!! recently i also bought the secret of court cream, after i run out my qi&jin cream. but i discover something new called the history of whoo wild ginseng oil? i ask my seller what it is he said its a skin recovery oil made of seven years old ginseng, i now waiting for their samples.

    and i also using their hwahyun eye cream, and wow this cream really fades my fine lines away!!i use this in combination with my bichup essence so i dont know if the bichup does his job or the hwahyun, but after trying amore pacific and qi&jin eye cream, this one really helps!!! somehow its also makes my dark circles away,

    the hwahyun cream is also great, the difference between the seol and hwahyun is that the hwahyun is not so dry on your face.


    • Joseibi
      November 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm (6 years ago)

      I was beginning to miss you, kman! Thank you for sharing your feedback. Whoo truly is a wonder brand!!! It deserves much more recognition!! πŸ™‚

  11. hopeinablog
    November 21, 2010 at 10:51 am (6 years ago)

    i have both bb creams from the history of whoo, but havent come around using it as there’s piles of bb creams waiting in line for reviews and i dont know what to do with them after reviews.

    however i beg to difer when u said ‘and since BB cream is like makeup, I donÒ€ℒt need a full month of use to review it’. most of us tend to forget or do not know that BB creams are firstly a skincare product, then only a makeup product as a bonus. they are just like your creams, but tinted. so they dont only cover your flaws but they also contain all those vitamins, antioxydants, ingredients that a cream has , so it should also take some time to see its effect.

    bb creams were available only under prescription before it became commercialised due to demand in 1960s and became a fuctional cosmetic product.

    • Joseibi
      November 22, 2010 at 2:10 pm (6 years ago)

      Dear hopeinablog,

      I disagree. BB creams are nothing more than glorified tinted moisturizers which existed in the west for a long long time, but very cleverly marketed in Asia as if they were some kind of magic, miracle product.

      When it oxidizes and becomes greasy, you don’t need a whole month to see some kind of effects…when it’s bad it’s bad the first time around!

      BB creams were initially created (in Germany) for post surgery, to neutralize the redness after certain cosmetic procedures. However like you said, they are since commercialized and the commercialized versions may not be the same thing (regulations vary by country but generally your average skincare/makeup without a prescription hardly contains the same ingredients or concentration as a real prescribed product), but more like a tinted moisturizer. There are many reports doubting the real skincare benefits of foundations, since makeup was not supposed to penetrate into the skin or get absorbed, and I still don’t view foundations as skincare, perhaps an extension of skincare at best. I wouldn’t substitute real skincare with a makeup product. Many foundations (not BB creams) contain vitamins, antioxidants and such, but they are still makeup, not skincare. Many western brands (e.g. Laura Mercier is famous for hers) have tinted moisturizers that contain antioxidants, vitamins and peptides, but they are still classified as makeup.

      I have mentioned in my review that I don’t normally use any foundation or BB cream – have nothing to cover, and I use treatment skincare products at night so reviewing this BB cream is purely opportunistic.

      Edited to add: Even in the Amore website, and in its published magazines (e.g. Laneige), BB Cream is listed under Makeup. At least they don’t pretend it’s some kind of magic skincare product.

  12. hopeinablog
    November 21, 2010 at 11:00 am (6 years ago)

    i remember my korean friends telling me that BB creams from dr jart, missha etc are for ‘little kids’

    the older women in korea uses more ‘serious’ bb creams – and the few more famous brands were
    1) alexander kimsco bb cream
    2) sunnyside VIP bb cream
    3) AHC Intense Contour Balm BB cream
    4) LJH Cellabel’s BB Cream
    5) Coreana BB Cream
    6) Forensco BB Cream
    7) Schrammek’s BB Cream

    and perhaps give the whoo’s bb creams a try too! πŸ™‚

    • Joseibi
      November 22, 2010 at 2:17 pm (6 years ago)

      Dear hopeinablog,

      Can you please refrain from using your URL on the name field (I have removed the URL)? Any URL under the name field will automatically be held for moderation.

      Anyhow, the little kids comment – to clarify, some brands are meant for younger women. Missha is one, Dr. Jart may be but Dr. Jart has anti-wrinkle purposes so I am not 100% sure if it’s for ‘little kids’. Just like Laneige is for younger women, but it doesn’t mean it’s not ‘serious’. Some brands are for more mature skin, like Sulwhasoo. I used Dr. Jart in my late twenties. Whatever ‘skincare’ benefits it was supposed to have, nothing matters when the cream oxidizes on your skin and make you look like a whole different ethnicity altogether. Why use that for a month and be mistaken for someone else? πŸ˜›

      There are kman and Lala who actually used Whoo’s BB cream and loved it. I had mentioned many times I don’t use any foundation, tinted moisturizer or powder – so no need for trying more BB creams. Some people swear by BB creams, some don’t, that’s pretty much the way it is with most products. It’s highly personal and requires no justification.

  13. Julia
    November 24, 2010 at 2:54 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the answer!
    So, where were all these foundations when I searched for one in the Japanese pharmacies?
    Sofina had one cream foundation that matched me, but other than that, I never came across anything white enough. Strange.
    So you say Maquillage is good?

    • Joseibi
      November 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm (6 years ago)

      Dear Julia,

      Their department stores had much better stuff than the pharmacies (thought I would totally get lost in those pharmacies – like a candy store for me hehehe). Some foundations come in OC00 or PO00 too, very very porcelain like, with pink undertones at the department stores.

      Shiseido Maquillage is good. It comes in S/S (Spring/Summer) and A/W (autumn/winter) formulations so if you have drier skin you will need the a/w version. s/s is more for oil control. If you have pink undertones go with PO, OC is yellow based. I love the Japanese foundations because they never oxidize on me and even last through some serious sweating! πŸ™‚

  14. Julia
    November 26, 2010 at 1:08 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks so much! I always bought make-up at Ainz&Tulpe because I was collecting points, and never dared to set foot into the expensive-looking department stores, except once to buy some Anna Sui make-up. (The girls who worked there all looked fabulous, btw.)

  15. Lala
    November 27, 2010 at 3:27 pm (6 years ago)

    Hey Joseibi!!!! πŸ˜€

    Ahhh I know!!! She loves the “cucumber” scent, and how moisturizing it is haha, that’s all she got from the product unfortunately!!!! It is always best to know what products work and what don’t! Thankfully we know now!!!

    Hahaha Joseibi!!! I TOLD MYSELF the same thing!!! The History of Whoo is probably even…better? LOL. Still love both brands!!! LOL, stay in the brand!!! I have taught myself too!!! πŸ˜€ (Although we get tempted sometimes – I am tempted to try su:m37!!!) LOL!!!!! Joseibi, haha you’re not alone. I got fooled by the symbol too hahaha. When I would go to The Amore, I said it so weird, “Do you guys know The History of FO*” they were so lost haha.

    Joseibi, I know we are not suppose to mix sunscreens together. But after using The History of Whoo Brightening Sun B.B cream, love how it makes my skin glow. I mixed it with Whoo In Yang Lotion – and it made my skin look super naturally airbrushed, even when applied by itself! But since it has SPF in it, I should not apply my Charmzone Albatross sunscreen after right? Although I feel like I need too because I only use one tiny drop when I mix it with the Lotion, and obviously* that little drop of the B.B cream will not protect my skin from the sun. So do you think applying the Charmzone sunscreen after the mixed B.B cream + Lotion decrease the actually SPF protection?

    Thanks so much Joseibi!!!! I hope you are doing great!!!! πŸ™‚

    • Joseibi
      December 1, 2010 at 12:08 pm (6 years ago)

      Dear Lala,

      I am tempted to try su:m37 too!!!! πŸ˜€ It’s always hard when you run out of what you have – whether to faithfully stay within the same line, same brand or try something new!!! I always have that urge to try something new, but I think I will stick with Korean and Japanese skincare from now on. I just don’t want any more disappointment from western brands! πŸ˜›

      You can actually mix sunscreens, but beware that SPF15 + SPF30 don’t add up to SPF45. You can layer up a different value sunscreen but the base value should be adequate (minimum SPF30 nowadays). I use Shiseido’s SPF50 but some of the primers come with an SPF too, which is ok. I think there is great danger in relying just on a foundation that comes with an SPF because you obviously don’t use enough of it to protect your skin. I remember fellow poster Arthur mentioned the same danger in very expensive sunscreen too – I even read some reviewers said ‘a little goes a long way and you dont’ need much’ which is a dangerous thing to do because with sunscreen you need to slather on. It may be ok in winter time in Canada when you don’t go out and sit in the office all day and by 4pm the sun is gone, but in the summer, definitely need to slather it on! πŸ™‚

      You can use the Charmzone Albatross sunscreen after the BB cream, or the other way around, it doesn’t matter except for the finish you are going for. In the Laneige magazine I have, it even promotes using the BB cream (which has SPF41 PA++) under their foundation too. I wouldn’t put sunscreen under a regular moisturizer though!Anything tinted I usually put it on top of moisturizers.

      I haven’t tried the In Yang Lotion by the way!! Now I don’t know whether to stick with Seol or try something new. I haven’t even opened the Bichup essence yet! πŸ™‚

  16. Lala
    December 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi Joseibi!!!! πŸ˜€

    Yes!!!!! I am sticking with Korean and Japanese skin care too!!! Especially the high-luxury brands – like The History of Whoo, Sulwhasoo, and hoping to try Su:m37 soon!!! Honestly speaking, The History of Whoo does wonders – this line WORKS!!!

    Thank you so much for your help Joseibi – I was getting worried with mixing spf’s haha! Ahhh foundation can look really ‘fake,’ I stay away from make-up anyways LOL, but I much prefer B.B creams now – ever since using the Whoo Brightening Sun BB cream. It really mixes well with the In Yang Lotion!!! And leaves a smooth – almost airbrushed finished to your skin (I only do it sometimes though). But YES I apply double the amount of any cream of sunscreen on my face!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for making us aware, it is very important!!! Most people just use a tiny amount of sunscreen – which is definitely not adequate!!!

    Seol translates to Snow in Korean – IT DOES make your skin like snow. LOL I don’t want to sound like I am boasting, but it has been a little over 3 weeks, and my skin has become SUPER fair, illuminated, and glowy – love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I definitely recommend the In Yang Balancer and In Yang Lotion, especially for you Joseibi because it is SO RICH, it will moisturize your skin and leave a radiant glow – your skin will be so hydrated. I am not sure whether the Soo Yeon cream was hydrating enough for you, because the SA told me that women in their 30’s will not find it rich enough for them – and it is actually made for people in the age group of 18 – 24. Whenever it comes to your budget, or if you decide to purchase the sample ones (really cheap!!!!), let me know I will give you the best sellers on eBay – highly recommend the yellow series in the Whoo line for you!!!!

    By the way Joseibi, I AM SOOOO WANTING to try the Secret Court Cream after you told me your experience – I went on eBay and one of my favourite sellers is selling it for $86 CAD (plus shipping) – contrast to Royal Beauty Cosmetics – $146 – THIS IS A STEAL!!!!!!!

    Here is the link to seller kgoodshop (great service, very nice):

    I will have to wait until many of my creams are done LOL, I have too much now!!!!!!! The Bichup Essence is amazing – cannot rave enough about it, you will love it for sure!!!! I hope the Seol line is working wonders for you Joseibi!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you are doing great in this busy holiday season, VERY BUSY!!! hahaha πŸ˜€

    MUCH LOVE & THANK YOU!!!!! <3

  17. Lala
    December 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm (6 years ago)

    ALSO Joseibi, I found an interesting note on nanotechnology regarding Sulwhasoo:

    “Sulwhasoo is made using the nanotechnology and technology of herbal pellets. In terms of physics, most of effective substances are stabilized and absorbed through nanotechnology and the technology of herbal pellets that enriches herbal ingredients into a pellet keeps effective substances fresh to deliver the substances to the skin effectively for a long time.” Source:

    ** “most of effective substances are stabilized” ** – only the effective ingredients are nanosized!!!!!!! Although there are a few perservatives – they are not nanosized, so we are ‘safe’ on that end of the spectrum!!! haha. But I know that for The History of Whoo, it goes the same way!!!! Yay, we do not need to worry πŸ™‚ I hope this helps!!!!! Take care Joseibi!!!!!!! <3


    • Joseibi
      December 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Lala!!! Now I can enjoy these Korean products without worry!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  18. Kevin J.
    January 9, 2013 at 2:06 am (4 years ago)

    To be honest, Joseibi, it is rather hard to use a BB cream for a guy due to our different skin tones. I understand that even guys use that in South Korea as a trend, and it is very common among the actors, even the older ones. However, my problem is simply with the ways in which the BB creams mostly do not blend and they give your skin a rather ashen and pale look which is not good. I gave up on most of the BB creams which I used, and can only say that a few ones–mainly made for guys–are natural-looking enough without being cakey or pale in color. Even the generic ones from brands like Sooryehan, and so on, can be rather mismatching in color tone.

    • Joseibi
      January 9, 2013 at 9:32 am (4 years ago)

      I agree, for some reason the Korean BB creams all look very ashy and pink (worse on guys, for sure), the only thing I like is their texture versus the more runny BB ‘creams’ in Japanese formulations…I do like the idea of an all-in-one product but until I find one that actually works (color wise), I am still doing the moisturizer, sunscreen, etc. separately…


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