Dong Wha Pharm, in addition to medicine, has been producing cosmetics since the early 1900s, launching a number of products including Dong Wha Baekbun, I-Hwa Bun, and also Okyong-Su, a toner known for the benefits of fading freckles. Another product that was popular at the time was Wisaeng-Yu, a type of hair oil that helps to remove dandruff and leaves a delightful scent. In 1912, these products were advertised in a newspaper called Maeil Sinbo (The Korea Daily News) for publicity so as to encourage its use by a greater number of people. Whal Myung builds on the century-long legacy of DongWha Pharm cosmetics.
THE BIRTH OF WHAL MYUNG
THE HISTORY OF DONG WHA PHARM COSMETICS
Whal Myung has a long history that dates back to 1897 when we developed Whal Myung Su, which translates to ‘life-saving water,’ which was created as a remedy for indigestion and gastroenteritis which was effecting the society at the time. To do so, we adopted modern medical science from the West and applied it to a traditional medicine that had long been a secret of the royal court. Whal Myung Su contains eleven herbal ingredients with traditional medicinal properties, of which we selected five with outstanding skin benefits to create WM1897-P5. Time-tested for various uses in traditional medicine, WM1897-P5 has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to nourish skin at the source as well as an abundance of vitamin C to boost vitality and improve overall skin health. The optimal ratio of the five herbal ingredients is part of the secret formula that distinguishes the Whal Myung line of products from the rest of the market.
BENEFITS OF WM1897-P5™
Natural anti-oxidant properties have a calming effect on the skin while vitamins improve skin clarity, vitality, and lock in moisture.
DRIED TANGERINE PEEL
WM1897-P5’S EFFICACY IN INHIBITING FREE RADICALS (IN-VITRO TESTS)
Using Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) causes oxidative stress which lead to increased production of free radicals. The effectiveness of WM1897-P5’s anti-oxidant properties against oxidative stress was then observed and recorded through fluorescence microscopy.