Gongjinhyang: Soo SooYeon Balancer

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Gongjinhyang: Soo SooYeon Balancer

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Gongjinhyang: Soo SooYeon Balancer

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Product Overview

Quick Product Notes
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EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

Notable Effects & Ingredients

Promotes Wound Healing from 1 Ingredient(s):

Anti-Aging from 1 Ingredient(s):
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
Sensitive Skin

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown

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Product Ingredient List

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EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
Acanthopanax Senticosus (Eleuthero) Root Extract
Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract
Angelica Gigas Root Extract
(Skin Conditioning,Hair Conditioning,Hair Waving Or Straightening)
Dipropylene Glycol
(Solvent,Masking,Fragrance,Viscosity Controlling,Viscosity Decreasing Agent)

Latest User Reviews

combination BlackheadsPoresSensitive+ 1
Good product, but contains alcohol denat.

Some background on my skin before I review my experience with the product: I have combination skin: oily in the T-zone, dry everywhere else, and sensitive skin around my mouth and chin (only discovered this recently).

I received a travel size set (balancer, emulsion, and gel cream) at a local retailer during one of their promotions. I was really excited to try The History of Whoo and this skincare line. The packaging is cute, the product contains a light fragrance, and the product is absorbed quickly.
Unfortunately, this product contains denatured alcohol (aka alcohol denat.), which I did not know at the time that would cause severe dehydration and flakiness on the sensitive part of my face.

I tried the travel set of products one morning and all seemed well until the afternoon. I was experiencing some itchiness and irritation around my mouth and chin, but didn't think anything of it. Fast forward another hour or so and the irritation has become worse. I got home from work and that area was inflamed and was noticable reddish-pink color. I immediately wash off my face, pat dry and put on some aloe to reduce the reaction. For the following 1.5-2 weeks, the skin around my mouth and chin is super dry and flaky. My lips were also chapped as a result of the denatured alcohol disrupting my moisture barrier.

On the non-sensitive parts of my face, the balancer absorbed well and did not dry me out. It made my skin feel soft and lightly moisturized. I wasn't oily in my T-zone or dry on my cheeks. It was a great base to begin applying essences, serums, emulsions and creams. After using the rest of the travel size on my cheeks and forehead, I would say that this is a decent product. However, for those with sensitive skin or a history of adverse reactions to alcohol denat., steer clear of this product/skincare line as most (if not all) of the Soo SooYeon (aka Super Hydrating line), contains denatured alcohol.

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