First Care Activating Serum$105
About Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum
Prep your skin for the rest of your routine with the first-step serum that boosts the effects of products you use after it. Designed to be used as your first step after cleansing, First Care Activating Serum hydrates, nourishes, and visibly firms to help skin better absorb the rest of your skincare routine. The secret? JAUM Balancing Complex™, a potent cocktail of five Korean herbs that help restore healthy-looking radiance.
About the Scents
- Original: First Care Activating Serum’s original scent—soft, herbal, healing—restores balance to your senses
- Forest Morning: Take a walk through a lush forest of Korean pine and white sandalwood to soothe your spirit and relieve stress
- Gentle Blossom: Reset and refresh for a more peaceful day with the delicate scent of plum blossoms in spring
- Capturing Moment: Embrace the uplifting energy of Korean raspberry and apricot
- Inner Fullness: Nourish yourself with the grounding energy of spicy ginger and ginseng root
Why It’s Special
- Rebalances skin after cleansing with JAUM Balancing Complex™, a synergistic blend of botanicals selected from over 3,000 traditional Korean herbs
- Replenishes essential moisture and nutrients for smooth, bright, and well-hydrated skin
- Boosts the performance of the products you apply after by preparing the skin to absorb them
How to Use
After cleansing, dispense two to three pumps of First Care Activating Serum into your hands and spread evenly across your face. Gently press your palms into your skin to help the product absorb.
- Sizes: 60 ml; 90 ml
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If you are less than completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return your order within 60 days (from the delivery date) for a full refund. We'll cover the cost of return shipping within the U.S..
ReviewsSarah S. Nov 23, 2017
I tried. I really really tried.
I love eastern skincare brands and I was so excited to try this product out, but I noticed this did break me out. Now, granted, I'm not sure if it's a purge breakout or if it just didn't agree with my skin, but I purchased this with very high hopes. I have other Sulwhasoo products that I love so dearly, but for some reason, this one just missed the mark for me.8 found this helpful.Elizabeth A. Apr 27, 2018
I got a sample of this along with a previous order. I tried it and I was hooked. It really smoothed and prepped my skin for my multi-layered skincare regimen. I caved and purchased a full bottle! They say you should not wait more than 3 seconds after washing your face to put on your toner. But after a shower, there are so many things that need to be done for optimal moisturization- body lotion, hair towel, etc. This serum allows me to put it on right after the shower, and gives me just the few minutes I need to wrap my wet hair around a towel and apply body lotion. And, it really does make a difference in the efficacy of my toners, essences, and serums.7 found this helpful.Keah P. Apr 11, 2018
So far so good
I recieved this as a sample with an order of other skincare products. I've only been using it for about 5 days but I have definitely noticed softer, more hydrated skin. I'm not a huge fan of the smell, but it's not a deal breaker for me if the product is effective.6 found this helpful.Angel K. May 31, 2018
Actually surprised it worked
I was excited to see a sample of this come with a recent order I placed. I'd never heard of this and the bottle is super cute. I tried it that night with my skin care routine. I could see the a bit of improvement on performance the next day but the real shocker was a stranger came up to me and told me how good my skin looks...and I had minimal makeup on that day,no foundation. This actually works,I was like wow! Usually it takes days or weeks of applying for something to work like that.4 found this helpful.Pamela E. Feb 11, 2018
*Very* Good...less than Great
I bought this product on a whim. I like it, but don't love it. First, the price is good considering the amount in the bottle. As far as rating the skincare benefits, it is a good but not great substitute for days when I don't feel like going through my entire NIOD routine. I will be purchasing this again...but it might be several months before I do. A little goes a long way.2 found this helpful.Paige F. Apr 19, 2018
Love the feeling of this product
I got this as a sample with an order and wasn’t sure of the difference it would really make but added it to my nightly skin care routine. It feels wonderful going on and appears to increase how soft and hydrated my skin feels in the morning.2 found this helpful.Rachel R. Feb 19, 2019
So far so great!
My skin was having winter blues - between the cold, dry air and hard water in New England. I had gotten a sample of this with purchase and once I finally tried it it only took a week to rush out and buy this full size. So far after a few weeks it's been making a world of difference - my skin feels softer and remains feeling hydrated the entire day. I'd like to try more things from Sulwhasoo - I jus wish their regimens/product lines were a little easier to decipher..1 found this helpful.