14 Apr 2018

Review: Sulwhasoo Trufresh Soothing Mask


My experience with the Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask was quite so-so. To me, it is nothing more than a ginger-smelling moisturizing mask made of premium ingredients. I didn't see any skin repairing or rejuvenating effects after finish using the entire tube. And the texture is too thick for my liking. This also explains why I opt for the Sulwhasoo Trufresh Soothing Mask. It carries all the Sulwhasoo goodies like peony, lotus, licorice, and many other herbal extracts, but with a much pleasant texture that my skin enjoys.

Let's look at the Trufresh Soothing Mask in more details below!



Sulwhasoo Trufresh Soothing Mask comes in a pretty blue-greenish tube. The colour of the product and its packaging are the same. Just the colour alone feels cooling and calming enough, not to mention the prunus mume and pine extract inside!


The product is a greenish gel that spreads easily on the skin. It leaves a refreshing, soothing and hydrating sensation when you massage it in. I think it will work great for those with oily and combination skin! Alternatively, you can keep this in the fridge and use it as a cooling or soothing pack after coming home from the hot sun during summer.

HOW TO USE


Cooling Gel - Apply a generous amount after sun exposure to cool and calm the skin down
Soothing Gel - Apply a good amount on sun burn or skin conditions like enzyme to calm and soothe the skin
Moisturizer - Use this at the last step of your skincare regime as a gel cream
Hydrating Sleeping Mask - Apply a sufficient amount all over your face and neck for overnight hydrating treatment

INGREDIENTS


Water, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Extract, Polygonatum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, Honey, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Pinus Koraiensis Seed Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Mannan, Methoxy Peg- 114/Polyepsilon Caprolactone, Menthoxypropanediol, Sucrose, Sucrose Palmitate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Tromethamine, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288)

INGREDIENTS ANALYSIS


This is one of the cheapest skincare products in Sulwhasoo, hence that justifies why this doesn't contain things like ginseng. But I love the fact that it still has the skin brightening peony flower extract, lotus seed extract, lily extract, and licorice; as well as other anti-oxidants rich herbs like rhizome root extract, rehmannia root extract, honey, and mondo grass extract. I am a fan of things with peony flower and lotus seed extract. My lovely Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution has peony in it; and the ultra soothing and balancing Primera Miracle Seed Essence is made of the miraculous lotus seed extract!

Sulwhasoo products are always creamy and rich, so I am pretty delighted to find this Trufresh Soothing Mask. I am not really a fan of rich products, but I love Sulwhasoo and the ingredients story behind it, so I am always in the look for alternatives that are lighter in consistency.

You can see my last review on this product for more ingredients analysis!

PERFORMANCE

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I wouldn't say that this is super hydrating or anything. After all, this is meant for soothing, cooling, and balancing, more so than hydrating. I enjoy this the most when my skin is burning hot from the sun. I also like to use this as a hydrating mask at night, when my skin feels oily or uncomfortable. I normally don't feel comfortable applying soothing gel I got for RM 20-30 from brands like Nature Republic, The Face Shop and Mamonde onto my face, but not this. This is the only soothing gel I apply, if you don't count Belif Water Bomb (which is actually a moisturizer).

CONCLUSION



This is one of my favourite Sulwhasoo products. It is cheaper than many other Sulwhasoo, and is much lighter. I think students or young adults who want to venture into Sulwhasoo can start from this. It will balance and hydrate your skin with sufficient yin to make it oil-free and supple. But a word of caution for those of you who are sensitive to alcohol. This has quite a lot of alcohol in it to give it the lightweight texture. I personally don't have any issue with it, but just so you guys know about that. I would recommend the Radiance Energy Mask if you are looking for something more moisturizing though. Between this and Laneige, I think Laneige is cheaper and lighter and is a tad bit more hydrating as well; but Sulwhasoo has real stuffs in it that will work in the long run to preserve your skin health and youth.

In short, I love this, and will most likely continue to repurchase after I finish using it.

Pros:
- lightweight, hydrating and non-sticky texture
- mild and refreshing herbal scent
- cheaper than other Sulwhasoo products
- multitasking as a cooling, soothing, and hydrating pack

Cons:
- not as hydrating as I expect
- some people may not find it practical to have
- still pricier than other soothing pack out there

Overall impression: ★★★★☆
Repurchasing: ★★★★
You can get this from: Sulwhasoo Malaysia | various k-beauty retailers
[Disclaimer] Product is purchased with my own money. All copyright of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.
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