Korea’s #1 Skincare Brand Sulwhasoo
presents A Symposium on the Future of Holistic Beauty
By Rigche Ma
NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2014 – Top Korean skincare brand Sulwhasoo presented a panel of beauty experts at the snazzy Robert DeNiro owned Locanda Verde (‘green inn’) in Tribeca, to share their take and some tips on the holistic approach to beauty.
Moderated by Jill Blakeway, acupuncturist and clinical herbalist (lauded the city’s top acupuncturist and ‘fertility goddess’ by the New York Times), the guest speakers included celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor Kristin McGee, who has trained elite athletes, models and media personalities, Georgia D Sturges, beauty and wellness consultant and entrepreneur who has lent her name to to leading brands such as Estee Lauder and Origins, Carol Wasserman, holistic nutritionist with her own cable TV show, ‘Get Healthy With Carol’ and Cybele Fishman, M.D. and an holistic dermatologist, frequently quoted and consulted as an integrative medicine expert for publications such as InStyle, Elle and who has even made appearances on the Dr. Oz show.
Against a backdrop display of a newly translated and complete set of the Dongui Bogam – literally ‘Mirror of Eastern Medicine’, regarded as an authority in eastern medicine and on the list of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program, and Sulwhasoo’s latest product – the capsulized ginseng fortifying serum, that will be launched early next year, Blakeway opened the discussion by recognizing the interconnectedness between all aspects of the skin, body and one’s well-being. ‘The skin is a reflection of everything that is going on inside,’ she said, after which the speakers candidly shared their views on holistic health, wellness and beauty.
Sturges, who is also a certified yoga teacher, advised to check in on the breath throughout the day, and generally to be hyperaware of one’s breathing, while Fishman suggested light therapy to combat seasonal depression that may result from the lack of sunlight. McGee demonstrated the reverse prayer pose as a simple but effective way to stretch the body and shake away stress and tension. Ms. Wasserman advised to watch the snacking habit – apples and nut butter are good options, and cautioned to control the timing for food intake – the same amount of calories consumed in the early part of the day is significantly healthier than consumed at night.
Founded by Sung-hwan Suh, who was exposed to and inspired by the transformative powers of Korean herbs as a child, Sulwhasoo is a much sought after line of skincare products inspired by the time-honored wisdom of ancient Korean herbal medicine. Known for its unparalleled use of traditional energy-balancing preparations, the Sulwhasoo formula is to fuse Eastern medicinal practices with advanced modern-day technology to address root causes of skin concerns instead of merely treating the superficial. With an emphasis on harmony and the skin’s balance of inner and outer energies, all Sulwhasoo ingredients, including ultra-restorative herbs native to Korea, such as Solomon’s Seal, Rhemannia and White Lily, and of course, the Sulwhasoo signature element, the king of herbal medicines, the ginseng, are carefully selected and blended via the tested and tried, traditional Poje method.
In line with Sulwhasso’s philosophy, the discussion ended on an energized note with the consensus that balance, and a holistic approach is necessary for beauty.