Honestly, I’ve never understood the need or usage of emulsion. In fact, the word emulsion conjures up images of Scotts emulsion -cue that annoying jingle from the advertisement –
怎么现在 扣不上？ （为什么？）
小房门也 钻不了 （味道好）
Ah ha. Now I’ve got you repeating that song in your head, haven’t I? -evil snigger-
I shall call that emulsion-ception – talking about an emulsion while talking about another emulsion.
But anyway, I hesitated for quite a bit before purchasing this Sulwhasoo Balancing Emulsion. I believe it took me two trips to Korea before finally deciding to buy this. It could also be due to my OCD – I just couldn’t stand not having the complete Sulwhasoo Basic Line range.
Sulwhasoo Balancing Emulsion, 125ml – (sorry I junked the box so I can’t remember the KRW price)
Application and Effects
OR Toner – Essence – Snowise Whitening Serum – Emulsion
These days, I still don’t find this a must-apply in my daily regime, but I’ve finally comprehended its usage. It’s like a milk veil for your skin – wrapping in the goodness from the previous First Care Serum. It does make my seem smoother and softer too.
An alternative usage would be when it’s hot and sticky in Singapore (which is about 366 days of the year) and I don’t want to pile on too many creams. Instead, I’ll use this Emulsion to finish up. It takes a couple of minutes to be fully absorbed, and gives a slightly cooling feeling.
I guess it does serve some purpose – my skin is significantly fairer after application. Long-term effects-wise, I’m not sure if it’s as good as the other products in this line. It’s something like Chinese New Year visiting to that great-aunt’s-nephew’s-cousin-in-law’s-house – You do it out of habit but the angbao returns aren’t that significant.
I’m still on my first bottle (really slow usage compared with my First Care Serum which I’m on my third bottle). Ponder ponder…