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Sulwhasoo First Care Line

Hi friends!

Hope you are having an amazing week. I know we are all preparing for Black Friday shopping and making out lists, so I thought I would get this post up quickly so you have some ideas.


Korean beauty and skincare can be very intimidating, how do you even know what to buy amongst the wide range of choices out there? How do you know what is effective and what will suit your skin?


With any product that you see, you do need to do your research. However, I can reliably depend on certain brands to always deliver great skincare.


Sulwhasoo is one of those brands. I have used this brand for several years now, trying various things over the years. For my 30s skin, the First Care line is perfect. And, every product is a winner for me.

You can find more information about each of these products from the brand here. To avoid boring you with all the details, I'll provide you my thoughts and experience below. Starting from lightest layer to thickest:


  1. Balancing Water EX: This is a lightweight, viscous balancing water that I use in the morning after cleansing. It balances my skin and preps it to receive the serum. Skin that is slightly damp is able to absorb skincare better, so I always like to use a toner after cleansing.

  2. Balancing Emulsion: This is a slightly thicker, creamy toner-like product that I like to use in my evening routine. It is like a better version of Laneige Cream Skin. Just beautiful texture and great moisture.

  3. Activating Serum: This is a great prep serum that hydrates, firms, and refines the skin. It works well with my actives, like Vitamin C.

  4. Firming Cream: This beautiful cream is such a pleasure to use. Plush and luxurious, but not too thick, so it is perfect for normal to combination skin.

Lastly, the Overnight Vitalizing Mask (the squeeze tube hiding behind the moisturizer), which isn't technically part of the First Care line, but I want to highlight it. On nights you need extra hydration, this mask delivers. It is a glow getter, my skin looks amazing in the morning.


The packaging is so beautiful, it is luxe glass packaging with an acrylic top. It looks just stunning on your vanity and pulls you in to use it every day. Doing your nighttime routine is such a pleasure.


If you are thinking of gifting, this line will work for most people. The older women in your life will really enjoy these products, my mom is a huge fan and a convert.


Shop around to get the best price. Stylevana has some great promotions, but you have to order several weeks in advance. You can use my affiliate code INF10BOB to save 10-15% on this and other sets!


Let me know if you've tried it!


Products are PR samples, I am a Stylevana affiliate and I receive a small commission if you use my code.