I had a week’s supply of the Soo Yeon Essence and Cream, so please keep in mind this falls under ‘sample review’ since I don’t have enough to try it out for one month.
This is a hydrating series, just like Sulwhasoo’s Hydroaid.The Soo Yeon Essence is very watery and absorbs very nicely into my skin, and though not very emollient, I felt that it replenishes the moisture content of my skin fairly well. The Soo Yeon Cream – very similar texture to the essence except a little thicker, is also very nice, absorbs well without stickiness or greasiness, and does not flake. However, for my dehydrated dry skin, neither (and/or together) is hydrating enough. I used them during the day and they make a very nice makeup base, but still, not nearly hydrating enough for my skin’s needs. If you have oily skin I think this will be a very good line for you – it will balance your skin without feeling heavy or sticky.
If I were to compare Sulwhasoo’s Hydroaid and The History of Whoo’s Soo Yeon, however, I think Whoo does a little better. I used Hydroaid for about a month before and it was really watery and it felt like I just put on water (very expensive water!). Neither is hydrating enough, mind you, but Soo Yeon costs a little less and I felt that it hydrates just a tiny bit better in the long run.
If you have drier skin, you definitely need something a little more emollient! Anyway, it’s a good way to try out a product when you have a week or two’s supply in samples, so in case the products aren’t up to your expectations, you won’t be stuck with them for a few months (not to mention the full size costs!).