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Amping up facial oil with ginseng

The History of Whoo’s winning product may well be the solution to any skin woe.

We’ve all heard about the near-miraculous effects of incorporating facial oils in your skincare regimen — they smooth out wrinkles, ease dryness, protect the skin, calm rashes and prime your skin for make-up — and it has convinced you to give them a go. What’s next? While argan, coconut, rosehip seed, grapeseed, jojoba, primrose and almond oils are arguably better known, we’re looking at a supercharged variety that combines the best of Eastern medicinal traditions with this essential beauty product: Wild ginseng oil.

Long used as an herbal remedy and a supplement to boost immunity, ginseng finds its way into skincare in this form, found in top-of-the-line beauty products such as The History of Whoo’s Cheongidan Wild Ginseng Ampoule Oil. The non-greasy herbal oil formula, which contains 54.42 percent wild ginseng extract, deeply hydrates the skin and balances its natural pH to improve skin firmness. Simply add two to three drops onto your face cream and apply them together to prevent moisture loss. Or add it to your liquid foundation upon application for a natural glow.

The History of Whoo’s Cheongidan Wild Ginseng Ampoule Oil

Part of the brand’s premium anti-ageing skincare line, Cheongidan, the Wild Ginseng Ampoule Oil is the fifth of a nine-step regimen that incorporates The History of Whoo’s signature herbal complex Gongjinbidan. Comprising extracts of deer antler, angelica root, cornelian cherries, acanthopanax root bark, asparagus root and wild thyme, this complex is incorporated in all of the brand’s products to boost energy flow in the skin and balance yin and yang, which triggers skin cell activities and improves product efficacy.

Skincare products that boast the benefits of Eastern medicinal traditions aren’t a frequent sight, but The History of Whoo is based entirely on blending premium herbal ingredients, ancient beauty remedies and cutting-edge modern technology. Its symbolic skincare ranges feature high-end herbal ingredients, such as cordyceps sinensis, deer antler, snow lotus and black diamond truffle, and are formulated based on beauty remedies purportedly employed by Eastern royals of yore.

Launched in 2003 through a South Korean government commission to create a national luxury skincare brand that embodies Korean traditions, The History of Whoo was created by LG Household and Healthcare company, whose stable of premium cosmetics brands includes SU:M37 and Belif, so you can be sure you’re in good hands.

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