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It’s been a stressful period for all of us, whether it’s the adjustments we’ve had to make when working from home, or the continuing stress of work deadlines, neverending meetings and ever-increasing targets. 

You can’t help but feel breathless when you think of how much you have to do every day – and how much more you still have to do the next day, and the next, and the next…

The long hours at work, poor sleep and constant worry show up on your face too. Bit by bit, your complexion starts looking less radiant, less hydrated, and more dull. You’re seeing more fine lines around the eyes and mouth. And those expression lines that were only just starting to show, do they now seem deeper and more entrenched in your skin? 

That’s what stress does to your skin – it makes it age faster.

The good news is, if you start taking better care of your skin now – with tried and trusted anti-ageing products that combat the signs of ageing – you’ll have less to worry about later. 

Not just any anti-ageing skincare

THEFACESHOP’s Yehwadam Hwansaenggo collection is what you need to restore balance and bring vitality back to skin. 

Tapping into nature, the premium anti-ageing products are formulated with Cheon-Hye-Myeong-Ui-Dan complex as part of its core ingredients base. It consists of 12 traditional Korean herbs, including wood-cultivated ginseng, sanghwang mushroom, white peony, angelica root, goji berry and safflower. 

These natural ingredients help the skin repair and restore itself, so it can work at its optimum, to treat lines, dehydration, dullness and sagging. It comes in two lines: Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance and Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating, to address specific concerns. 

Reviving skin’s lost youth


The Problem Lines, wrinkles, and loss of skin firmness and elasticity

The Answer Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Cream, $127.

Ideal for tired-looking skin, the Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Cream targets lines, wrinkles and sagging. It’s based on the traditional Korean medicine philosophy that a woman’s skin changes every seven years, and these manifest in different ageing signs.

It boils down to “heavenly qi”, said to be the most important component in a woman’s body.

As we age, this precious “qi” depletes, resulting in skin ageing – especially once you hit 35. 

I love using this cream at night. My skin looks more even and brighter, and feels comforted. After a week, my skin looks brighter and my expression lines are less obvious. My face looks slightly more lifted too.

Penelope Chan, executive editor (Beauty), Her World

To restore skin’s youthfulness, the Cheon-Hye-Myeong-Ui-Dan complex used in the Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Ultimate Rejuvenating Cream has been boosted with two prized ingredients, white truffle and deer antler. 

White truffle is known as the “ginseng of the West”, helping to activate blood circulation and “awaken” skin energy to get it glowing. Deer antler is rich in collagen and amino acids.

I’ve been working late nights, and my skin has become very dry and rough. From the first application, my skin felt intensely nourished and instantly softer. A little goes a long way. My skin has improved and my fine lines are no longer as obvious.

Wong Yen Leng, deputy editor, Nuyou

The enhanced complex provides vital fluids to skin, which helps to combat skin weakening caused by the loss of the body’s “heavenly qi”. Think of it as a concentrated skin-regenerating effect.

I have dry skin that sometimes gets worse because of retinol-based products, and this cream helps manage that dryness. My skin feels comfortable and hydrated through the day, especially when I spend long hours in air-conditioning. Over time, I find my fine lines looking softer, while skin is plump and hydrated.

Smita DeSouza, beauty editor, Cleo

The balm-like texture intensely nourishes, even as it plumps, lifts and tightens skin. To complement the enhanced Cheon-Hye-Myeong-Ui-Dan complex, the cream also contains ceramides to hydrate, prevent moisture loss and strengthen resilience. To enhance absorption, warm the cream between the fingers before massaging it into skin. 

Restoring skin’s lost glow


The Problem Signs of ageing and a dull complexion

The Answer Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream, $127. 

Skin ageing isn’t just about wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity. It is also about the complexion appearing dull and sallow. 

To prevent this from happening, the Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream has added another complex, the Hwa-Yoon-Dan complex, to its iconic Cheon-Hye-Myeong-Ui-Dan complex. Both work in tandem to revitalise skin, strengthen its ability to rebalance itself, which in turn, brings back its youthful glow. 

My skin feels instantly softer, and my complexion has a pretty, dewy glow. I could feel an almost immediate firming effect after application.

Sinead Lee, beauty writer, Her World  

How does the cream help skin look more luminous? Through three key ingredients in the Hwa-Yoon-Dan complex: antioxidant-rich white willow soothes and protects skin from free radical damage; sea buckthorn has vitamins C and E, and amino acids, said to boost “qi” and blood circulation so skin can repair itself; and honeysuckle to brighten the complexion.  

The gel-cream melts into my skin without feeling heavy. My skin remained moisturised throughout the day without feeling and looking greasy. When used at night, I woke up to moisturised and supple skin.

Hidayah Idris, digital editor, Cleo

In addition to the two herbal complexes, the Yehwadam Hwansaenggo Rejuvenating Radiance Cream also contains amino acids and ester oil to nourish and hydrate. Its silky-smooth texture glides onto skin, absorbing easily, and quenching dry and tired skin. The nutrient-rich hydrator also gives skin a lifting and firming sensation. 

It instantly hydrates and plumps dry skin, leaving a moisture film that doesn’t feel heavy or tacky. My skin also looks radiant immediately, with the glow lasting for quite some time.

Shi Min, writer, Nuyou

THEFACESHOP Yehwadam Hwansaenggo is available at all THEFACESHOP, THEFACESHOP-Nature Collection stores, Lazada at, Zalora at and via Home Delivery Service (please call 96431325 for more enquiries).