Thursday, March 24, 2016

Review: HANHOO Power Infusing Essence + Masks [Moisturizing, Brightening, Nourishing]

Since I begin my new working life, I notice that my skin looks more tired and less radiant than before. Perhaps it is the stress or lack of sleep that worsens my skin condition. Or my skin has gotten "used to" what I usually use, so yeah now it's time to try out something new.....

.....introducing to my skin a new natural skincare expert saviour, Hanhoo (韩后), a famous Chinese brand endorsed by Huang Xiaoming (黄晓明), Gianna Jun and Kim Soo-hyun. It uses only all-natural ingredients in all its skincare range, so I wouldn't hesitate of trying at all despite of my sensitive skin type. 

In the natural skincare market, Hanhoo is relatively a new player as it is founded since 2009, but this brand has expanded rapidly in the international market and proven effective for the skin, based on the many awards it won. In China, it is one of the sponsors for The Voice of China (中国好声音) and Duets China (最美和声).

Hanhoo Talent Mask Series (1 Box x 20 pieces)
RM150 per box / RM80 per 10 pieces / RM9 per piece

Hanhoo has more than 10 types of skincare ranges to cater for different needs. As for my dry and dull skin, I get a box of Talent Mask-- comprising of 2 types: Moisturizing and Nourishing masks, 10 pieces each. Best to use at night before bed. 

The unique feature is, all Hanhoo masks are made of TENCEL® fiber which feels silky smooth on the skin, and more permeable, hence the nutrients are easily absorbed into the face. Unlike the usual cotton mask, I'm surprised that it is so thin (Only 0.21mm!!) yet does not tear off easily.

And the series comes with a tin box which can be reused for storage after you have finished the mask :)

Golden Algae and Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mask (22ml) (10 pieces)

For the blue one, it is specially made of golden algae, hyaluronic acid and spring water to deeply inject moisture into the skin, reduce skin tightening which is caused by dryness, and allow the skin to restore its soft plump texture. I am surprised that it works in just the first use! Let me explain later...

Here are the benefits in detail (if you can read Chinese).

Saussurea and Pearl Brightening Mask (22ml) (10 pieces)

But of course, it is not sufficient to just moisten the skin without repairing the overall complexion. Hence, the box also comes with this Brightening mask which uses premium pearl, white fungus and adonis flower. As it brightens and adds radiance to the skin, the overall complexion will be evened out, hence it will appear fresher and less dull.

Although pink is totally my thing, I thought it is just the packaging that looks sweet and girly.
But as soon as I open the mask, it smells so rich in floral scent, reminding me of some rosy aroma!

Here are the benefits in detail, for Chinese readers.

Cubilose Nourishing Mask (22ml) (1 Box x 20 pieces)
RM168 per box / RM89 per 10 pieces / RM9.90 per piece

For the Nourishing mask, I also love the paper packaging although it is not as sturdy, because I can easily fold it into a stand / holder to arrange my masks neatly. It is slightly pricier than the Talent Mask series because it contains high-quality bird's nest, Baobab tree and sweet Helichrysum flower to restore skin youthfulness, radiance and elasticity, resulting in a younger and more energized complexion.

Here are the benefits which I have summarized earlier.

Hanhoo Power Infusing Essence (145ml)
肌活青春精华液 (韩后“新肌水”)
 RM188 per bottle

What comes more important than masks is the daily skincare regime-- something we use day and night to keep our skin at its best condition. Hence, I choose this powerful essence which brings 8-in-1 benefits:

     Skin Repairing
    ❤ Deep Moisturizing
    ❤ Skin Rejuvenation
    ❤ Whitening
    ❤ Improve Elasticity 
    ❤ Softening and Smoothing 
    ❤ Firming
    ❤ Revitalizing

Interestingly, it is formulated using the unique 93.4% double fermentation of Japanese sake and enzyme. Do you know that Japanese sake has been known for its beauty benefits since 1000 years ago? That's why Japanese ladies mostly have flawless complexion!

On the mysterious-looking bottle, there is a bar indicator to allow you measure the correct amount to use. Every bar is sufficient for 2-days usage, meaning that one bottle of this essence is able to last for 2 months. So easy and convenient right!

To avoid wastage, just apply directly onto the cleansed face (Don't use cotton pad!) twice a day-- morning and evening. Then, lightly massage the face to allow better absorption.

Make sure all Hanhoo products that you get have this original sticker which verifies its authenticity.

For a comprehensive moisturizing, brightening and nourishing effect, I combine all 3 masks and the essence in my everyday skincare regime. Sounds complicated? No, it is actually pretty simple.

For the first 3 days, pampering the skin with masks every night before sleep is important. After that, I use the mask only once every alternate day. But the key is still the essence that must be applied every day and night.
After cleansing, I'd put on the mask on dry face for 15-30 minutes, and lightly massage the mask essence into the skin. You can rinse your face after taking off the mask, but I usually skip this step and just apply the essence directly.

Just tap the essence on the face using fingers for quicker absorption. Texture wise, I find that it is slightly thicker than toner yet lightweight and not as sticky. Most importantly, the fast absorption makes it more convenient for me to apply it under makeup without having to wait too long.

After just one-time use, I am surprised that I can already see the immediate result on my skin! ❤ The redness (due to sensitive skin) appears less visible now, and the overall complexion appears softer, smoother and plumper. I believe if I continue using it everyday, the skin will be as soft as a baby's!
Day 2 procedure is exactly the same as Day 1. Just slap on the Moisturizing mask,
followed by essence. By now, the skin is slightly more plump than before.

Hanhoo actually recommends users to apply the mask every night for the best result, especially during the first few times of trying the masks. After building the "foundation" to moisturize the skin, the third day focuses on brightening the skin, which is also followed by the essence.

I can see a slight glowing effect on the complexion, especially on the T-zone area. Initially, I thought it is oily and hence becomes "glowy" but the "shine" is actually healthy glow, because of the slightly brightened skin tone. I really don't mind pampering my skin with pearl brightening mask everyday!
It's rest day! After 3 consecutive days of doing masks, it's time to let the skin rest and just pamper it with sufficient amount of essence. Again, I'd apply directly onto my palm and massage into the face. 1/4 or 1/2 of a bar (on the bottle indicator) is more than enough for the whole face. Don't forget the neck too-- because neck wrinkles do appear easily so protecting it with the essence is important! 

I did not have enough sleep for the past few days, so the dark circles were extra heavy. But skin complexion wise, I am happy that it not only doesn't look tired, but also become more and more moisturized and softer each day after using the essence day and night diligently.

5th day. It's finally time to include the premium bird's nest formulated Cubilose Nourishing Mask into my special skincare regime. As usual, it is left on the face for 15-20 minutes, but you must rinse the face after doing the mask because of its thick concentrated nourishing essence.

Then, the essence is the last step before I go to bed-- My new favourite! 
It's okay to take a break from doing mask, but the essence is not to be missed.
I will still apply twice a day, to keep my skin nourished 24/7.
Water is still the key component of the skin, hence I am back with another round of using Moisturizing Mask to keep my dry skin hydrated. With sufficient moisture level, the open pores, redness and tight skin issues will eventually go off. 

1. After 7 days of combining the products into my daily skincare, I notice a significant improvement in terms of skin moisture level and bright complexion. The skin texture becomes more plump, soft, smooth and less redness.
2. Price wise, the mask is quite reasonable considering the quality and effectiveness on the skin. Recommended for purchases box by box, so sharing is recommended if you just wanna try it out.
3. My personal favourites: Essence and Moisturizing Mask (MUST TRY!!)

If you have any enquiries about Hanhoo products, feel free to contact
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  1. Wow the moisturizing mask looks super amazing
    thanks for share this great review about all theser products

  2. Nice review! The seassura and pearl mask look so good *^*

    I like you blog :)
    Maybe we can follow each other?
    My blog:


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