Sunday, February 9, 2014

[ETUDE HOUSE] AC Clinic Intense Liquid Spot

Make-up, oily skin or hormones might end up in skin breakouts. To fight those I have used already so many different products but many either didn't really work or dried out my skin too much what is bad because that makes my skin itchy and flaky.
After using a few of [ETUDE HOUSE]'s AC Clinic products I also wanted to try out their new AC Clinic Intense Liquid Spot which is specially made for daily trouble care.

Description: Containing Salicylic Acid and Hinoki Cypress, this is a convenient liquid type trouble-care spot product with excellent absorbtion properties into any part of the body that needs special care.

 The green paper box contains the small green glass bottle which contains 25ml. On the boxing is the Korean and English description. The bottle itself comes with a light green twist-off lid and a cushion applicator underneath.
Like all AC Clinic products the Liquid Spot is non-comedogenic and has the 4 free formula (mineral oil, artificial color,...). It contains Alcohol, Water, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water, Salicylic Acid, Saururus Chinensis Extract, Garlic Bulb Extract, Horse Chestnut Seed Extract, Ampelopsis Japonica Root Extract, Papaya Fruit Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Onion Bulb Extract, Manintol, Caffeine, Zinc Gluconate, Glycerin, Fragrance and others.
The water-like Liquid Spot is colorless and has that strong herbal, medical scent you may know already from the other AC Clinic products. The product gets absorbed quite fast and can be used even under make-up. It doesn't dry out my skin as much as other acne creams do but I find that it needs a longer time until breakouts are dried-out and removed.
A definitely negative thing about the AC Clinic Intense Liquid Spot: The cushion applicator easily breaks - my one broke after about 2 weeks. I removed it and apply the liquid now with a Q-tip or my finger (not so hygienic, though).
All in all, it's a nice trouble care product for the day if only the sponge applicator would not break that fast (I read the same problem from other bloggers!).
How to use: Lightly dap to absorb into area that needs special care. Can be used repeatedly.

Price: About 10,- €/ US$13 
Bought at: eBay (rubyruby76) 

What I love: 
It gets absorbed fast and can be used under make-up. Great for the day!!
What I don’t like: 
The sponge applicator breaks fast! 

Will I buy this again? No, will use gels or creams again I guess!


  1. I've been using the pink powder spot treatment and haven't found it to be too effective...
    have you ever tried Dr. Jart Ctrl-A Spot Out? If so please do a review! :)

  2. Have you tried Etat Pur? Like you, I tried every product and nothing had lasting result (sometimes even making my skin break out more), but Etat Pur has really helped my skin. Try it :)