Sulwhasoo CC Emulsion Review

 

I promised myself I'd post this review since a month and half ago. I've taken the pictures and I was always too lazy to edit and watermark them for some random reasons. But finally I did it today whohoo so yay here it is, everyone. My holy grail CC cream ever, Sulwhasoo CC Emulsion. Well, it doesn't exactly say CC Cream but it feels like one to me. When I read the words CC emulsion, I thought it would be a lighter version of CC Cream, and to me it sounded like less coverage and more moisturizing. Anyhow, I had my doubts at first before I decided to get it. If you follow Korean cosmetics, surely Sulwhasoo isn't an unfamiliar brand to you. Sulwhasoo is in fact one of the brands under Amore Pacific. I know Sulwhasoo doesn't come in cheap price, but that's because it focuses on mixing herbal traditional medicine with science, hence the high quality products. Their skincare lines are so popular and many of them are best selling. The first time I opened my eyes to this brand was when I tried the trial kits of their Time Treasure skincare around last year. It was small but the lotion was so heavenly to my skin. 

Luckily there were so many online stores here carrying Sulwhasoo nowadays, and there's also Sulwhasoo in Indonesia now so I can try the other products easily without any risks of the products I ordered online with hefty price get taken away by customs (not again). So I decided to purchase the CC Emulsion cause now that my skin got a bit better, I don't really use much high coverage foundation or creams at the moment. And I am trying to use less face covering products and also trying to find makeup that's comfortable on my skin while healing my scars. And finally, this is the one. I've been using Sulwhasoo CC Emulsion every morning for 3 months now (and still not emptied yet!), and I'm loving it. Now, let me show you what makes me love this product along with the things I love and less like about it. 



sulwhasoo cc cream emulsion review

sulwhasoo cc cream emulsion review

sulwhasoo cc emulsion cream review

There's not much information on the box packaging except for the price, 60,000 won (around $60) and that it contains SPF 34 PA++ and I got the #1 Pink Beige shade. I believe there are 2 shades available: #1 pink beige and #2 medium beige. I know this CC emulsion isn't for everyone because of the limited shades they have. Though from what I read medium beige can be for people with warm skintone too. 

sulwhasoo cc emulsion cream review

It also comes with a mini booklet with english descriptions and directions.

sulwhasoo cc emulsion cream review

sulwhasoo cc emulsion cream review

It comes in a tube packaging with plastic cap. The packaging reminds me of Missha BB cream, just in different color.

sulwhasoo cc emulsion cream review

The pump dispenser is really nice and smooth. It dispenses product just the right amount and precisely when it's pumped. I know it's a simple thing but there are some products with crappy pump dispensers that dispense too much or too little product which can be annoying to some (me lol). But this is not it. 

It is said that this CC emulsion contains 53.2% skincare hydrator that applies and penetrates smoothly for deep nourishment. The emulsion powder coated with Korean traditional herbal emulsion that densely conceals flaws for clear and smooth skin. 


As always I do the dot test on the back of my hand. A little backstory for people who don't know, I had an accident with my Rotring graphic pen when I was a kid when I grabbed it while I was dancing (lol I was so random back then while I was drawing, I jumped and danced when I heard my dance music played in the radio) which resulted the pen stabbed the back of my hand and the stain is still there until now. So as you can see in the picture, the black dot doesn't fully disappeared but the emulsion minimized the appearance. The emulsion is pretty between liquid-y and creamy when applied, but once blended it pretty much stays there. Though it doesn't do much for dark flaws like dark circles, but it does correct redness pretty amazingly. 

While usually I always have a hard time picking shade and always end up with the lightest shade, sometimes it still doesn't match and make me look too light and doesn't really match with my neck (I have darker neck than my face and collarbone area). But I love how pink beige somehow matches well with my skintone. 

sulwhasoo cc emulsion cream review

Right now, I have dry but oily skin with redness and scars, and some blemishes. There are some patchy area around my cheek too all thanks to my dryness. So on the before picture I already applied only moisturizer. After and with flash pictures I only had the CC emulsion on my face and no powder or concealer. It doesn't give me super high coverage obviously, it's only a CC emulsion. But I think, overall it cancels my redness and cover most of my blemishes. This finish is more perfect for my every day look. It's not highly covered with perfect coverage, and it gives subtle dewy look under some lighting as well, giving the natural finish.

I don't have that much oil like I used to, except for the area around my nose which still feels like oil mine after 5-6 hours outside. I read some people said that the CC emulsion keeps their oil at bay during the day, which was the main reason I wanted to try this product. I expected more and had higher hope for the oil control. But to be honest, it's mediocre at best. I tested it for so long, and everyday I see shine on my nose after 3 hours and it's completely oily after 5 hours. But that's probably because I'm super oily on my nose. The finish on the rest of my face is very lovely though it's not flawlessly perfect like some high coverage foundation, but the natural dewy finish makes me look more human and fit for everyday office look. It stays pretty much okay for the rest of the day. The great thing about the CC emulsion is I don't notice much transfer which is super great for me, unlike some creamy BB creams I used to have. I don't leave home until I put it on, after my moisturizer of course. And when I need to go out with friends or would like a full makeup on, I just apply another layer of BB cushion on specific areas and pat some powder on oily areas to make it last longer. 

PROS
- It has a mild subtle flowery scent that's pretty lovely
- Lightweight
- Blends quick and easy
- Travel friendly
- No breakouts
- Doesn't clog the pores
- Moisturizes skin and gives better skin gradually
- Light to medium coverage, covers some pores, blemishes and redness
- Minimal transfer
- A little goes a long way


CONS 
- Pricey
- Not for people who don't like any scent
- Only 2 shades available
- Not for people who is looking for high coverage
- Average oil control, so blotting is still needed for some with oily skin


OVERALL 4.5 / 5
To sum it up, Sulwhasoo CC Emulsion is a great lightweight CC that gives natural dewy finish. The texture makes it easy to apply and blend quickly especially with moisturizer underneath. The CC emulsion makes my face looks natural and dewy until 4-5 hours. Longer than that, I still need blotting paper for the excess oil on my nose. The coverage is good enough to cancel redness and cover some blemishes, also to even out my skintone. I notice my skin gets better and better as I use this product everyday, barely any new acne and no irritation. Despite the average oil control, Sulwhasoo CC Emulsion is still my HG CC cream and I highly recommend this to anyone with normal to combination skin.

sulwhasoo cc emulsion cream review

Please excuse my weird hair strands, I took the selfies right after I washed my hair and my hair always looks majestic like that after any hair wash lol. And that's all for my review today. I'll be back again this week for another makeup review and more reviews to come. Thank you for always reading and supporting me and this blog ^^

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