The History of Whoo Radiant White Balancer Review
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The History of Whoo always fascinated me as a brand, and I finally got two of their products in late 2021 (unboxing reel here). The Radiant line is all about evening out skin tone and brightening complexion. And since I have freckles and very fair skin with some post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), I thought these products would be good ones to try (read my review of the bb cream from this line here).
The History of Whoo Radiant White Balancer has an impressive list of ingredients, featuring niacinamide, panthenol, turmeric, ginseng, pearl, tangerine, and many other plant extracts. In addition to promising smooth, radiant skin, it is also supposed to boost the efficacy of subsequent skincare steps. It’s available on Jolse.
How to use:
Apply to the face and neck after cleansing
Gently pat in
Follow with the rest of your routine
The product comes in a heavy (in a good way) ornate glass bottle. It has a milky-white color and liquid texture (but still thicker than water) with a noticeable herbal scent. I love the scent - it’s not overly potent and doesn’t linger. I do not notice any stickiness, but I also don’t let the product dry on the skin, usually following it with a serum and then a cream, so I’m not sure what would happen if it simply dried on the face (I would not recommend doing that).
I’m enjoying this balancer (in my mind, it’s a toner / essence mix, just based on texture, but brands like to take liberties with product names). Fellow ingredient list enthusiasts will quickly point out that it contains alcohol denat, which can be drying, but for my combination skin it’s been just fine. Often alcohol is what allows the ingredients to penetrate the skin, and sometimes it’s used to distill plant extracts in the formula. Someone with sensitive skin may have a different experience, but I would argue that a product with a mile of plant ingredients is probably not for sensitive skin in the first place.
I notice a modest improvement in skin tone and brightness, everything also feels very smooth and supple. Combating hyperpigmentation is a long haul game, so immediate results are rarely achieved, especially at home. For more info and my favorite hyperpigmentation ingredients, check out this video. I love the texture and smell, so I reach for this often and with joy.
I love the packaging, even though it’s not the aesthetic I usually prefer (I’m more of a clean / simple lines girl). But it’s so different from anything else I own, and I appreciate that. I will happily continue to use The History of Whoo Radiant White Balancer and look into what else I can try from that brand.
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The History of Whoo Radiant White Balancer ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Alcohol Denat., Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Panthenol, Glycerin, Dimocarpus Longan Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Butylene Glycol, Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Potato Extract Ferment Filtrate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Pearl Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment Filtrate, Poncirus Trifoliata Fruit Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Ziziphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Nardostachys Chinensis Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Agastache Rugosa Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Extract, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Velvet Extract, Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract, Polygonatum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract, Atractylodes Japonica Rhizome Extract, Tribulus Terrestris Fruit Extract, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract, Chrysanthemum Morifolium Flower Extract, Ampelopsis Japonica Root Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 60, Tocopherol, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Fragrance