Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask

I'm a big believer in the healing power of sleep and do my best to get in 8 hours every night. I definitely feel more energized, have better focus and am in a better mood when I do. I try to practice good sleep hygiene and follow a consistent pre-bedtime routine that has me in bed by 10:30PM every night. I also believe in maximizing the skin's natural repair cycle during sleep and regularly use a variety of sleeping masks since they're a super easy way to give my skincare routine a little boost. I had such a good experience with the Sulwhasoo Radiance Energy Mask (previously reviewed here) that I decided to try the Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask which I've heard good things about. It has been part of my current routine which includes the iconic Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum which I reviewed recently.

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask

$54 (120mL / 4.1 oz)

The Product
Ranked as Sulwhasoo's top mask product for 4 consecutive years, Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask is a nourishing sleeping mask made with Korean traditional herbs that works as an overnight treatment to deliver moisture and nourishment while restoring radiance to skin. The comforting cream texture creates a soft, nonsticky layer over the skin, reducing moisture loss overnight and supplying plenty of nutrients. This product is free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates and is appropriate for all skin types.

Key Ingredients/Benefits
The formulation consists of the brand's exclusive Nutritive RED Elixir formula with jujube and pomegranate extracts that help strengthen skin's moisture barrier. Scutellaria root, walnut extract and Angelica acutiloba deliver nourishment and nurture skin while you sleep. Organic Respiration Layer technology creates a soft, light texture to leave skin hydrated and supple. 

Full Ingredients
Water / Aqua / Eau, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, 1,2-hexanediol, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Di-c12-13 Alkyl Malate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Trehalose, C14-22 Alcohols, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Peg-100 Stearate, Dimethicone/vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Polyacrylate-13, Phytosteryl/behenyl/octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, C12-16 Alcohols, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Fragrance / Parfum, Xanthan Gum, Ziziphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Extract, Limonene, Polyisobutene, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Morus Alba Root Extract, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dextrin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Honey / Mel / Miel, Linalool, Polysorbate 20, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Polygonatum Officinale Rhizome/root Extract, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Propanediol, Citronellol, Citral, Geraniol, Myristic Acid, Arachidic Acid, Glucose, Benzyl Benzoate, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Tocopherol, Punica Granatum Flower Extract.

The Packaging
Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask is packaged in metallic tinged apricot colored plastic tube with a standup screw top plastic cap. The product is dispensed by squeezing it out.

How To Use
This product is meant for use as the final step of a nighttime regimen. Dispense a small amount onto hands and apply evenly across your entire face, avoiding the eye and lip areas. Wait five minutes until it absorbs completely before going to bed. Rinse gently with lukewarm water in the morning.

My Experience
The Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask is white in appearance with a consistency that is both creamy and silky and a subtle hanbang (herbal) scent that is typical of Sulwhasoo products. It has a lovely texture and absorbs well with a soothing and moisturizing feel that isn't sticky. I've been using this mask as my night cream, layering it over the Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum (previously reviewed here) and the Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Emulsion (previously reviewed here).  The hydrating effects are lovely and I consistently wake up with smoother, firmer and brighter skin. With this routine, I have not had any issues with winter dryness at all this year. The recommended usage is 2 -3  times weekly but I ended up using it more just because of the impressive results. And another testament to just how much I love this mask, is that I ended up purchasing another tube before finishing the current one which is something I rarely do but made an exception in this case because it works so well. It compares very favorably to the Sulwhasoo Radiance Energy Mask which I also adore and plan on repurchasing at some point. The Sulwhasoo brand is one that I'm quite fond of and am continually impressed by. 

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask can be purchased from Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman and directly from Sulwhasoo.

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Kinga K. said...

I will check this mask :)

Jackie Harrison said...

I never heard of this brand until now and I want to try it. Thanks for this detail review.

Doctor Anne said...

I am convinced by the importance of sleep as well, but my husband isn’t, which makes me going to bed early enough and not be interrupted in the hour after that near to impossible.


Yes, I believe that proper sleep is vital. I have something by Sulwhasoo that I was given in a gift bag but cannot remember what it is. Thanks for your review, Rowena. I hope you are having a lovely start to March! Will be back blogging soon!

Ivana Split said...

This mask sounds lovely. I like that it is not sticky and it is wonderful it is so moisturizing. I think you buying another package before finishing this one is really the best recommendation a product can have.
Have a nice week ahead!

Corinne said...

This sounds so good! So does 8 hours of sleep a night! I'd kill for a decent nights sleep!

Corinne x

FashionRadi said...

Looks incredible. You know it's good when it's korean....with the best ingredients.

Unknown said...

I nned to try this mask, sounds amazing!
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Emmylou said...

Ooooo...chingu, this mask sounds awesome! As someone who averages about 4 hours of sleep, I need al the help I can get:( Sulwhasoo has been on my radar since reading about the brand on your blog, and I really must get off my butt and start trying them!
Stay safe:) XOXO

R's Rue said...

I need to try it.

Valerie said...

I definitely agree that getting enough sleep is so important, and I'm loving this mask! It sounds like the perfect product! Thanks for sharing!

Jyoti said...

This mask looks so amazing! Wonderful Post! Have a great day!
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ALLIE NYC said...

Wow that is quite the rave review coming from you, I may have to pick this up. My skin is dry all year long just more so in the winter. Love the packaging and your photo, thanks for the review.

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Pilar said...

This mask sounds amazing! You're right getting enough sleep is important!