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!

[ETUDE HOUSE] Face Conditioning CREAM

When I wear make-up it always gets oily or flaky after a few hours. Because of that I'm constantly looking for products that shall reduce sebum secretion yet are still moisturizing. 
I have used different primers and make-up fixing sprays so far but nothing really satisfied me and so I got now [ETUDE HOUSE]'s latest product: the Face Conditioning CREAM.

As far as I know there are no more products in this range!

Description: This is a quick and easy makeup boosting cream that smoothly conditions skin with its light and soft texture for a makeup-ready complexion. SPF25/PA++

The Face Conditioning CREAM comes inside a pearl-white paper box with a mirror print on the front. The description and ingredient list is also in Korean and English on the box.
The product itself is inside a white tube which contains 75g and comes with a silver twist-off lid.
Beside Coconut Oil, Olive Fruit Oil and Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil it also contains Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Arbutin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Silica, Lipase, Chitosan, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta, Adenosine, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance and some more.
The light-scented cream which has Whitening, Anti-Wrinkle and Skin Balancing properties has a creamy consistency and a white color. When I first saw the white cream I was afraid that it will make my face too white but when I apply just a bit and spread it well it brightens up my skin only. Asians might like the whitening effect way more I believe!
[ETUDE HOUSE] recommend to use the Face Conditioning CREAM right after using a toner when you have oily skin and after a face moisturizer when you have rather dry skin.
I have oily skin with dry areas, so I prefer to use a normal face cream before using this product.
I mainly apply it on my T Zone and till now I kinda like it. It doesn't keep my skin oil-free and moisturized for the whole day, though, but my make-up lasts longer and doesn't look as greasy as without this cream.
How to use: After applying toner, spread a certain amount of Face Conditioning Cream evenly onto face.

Price: About 11,- €/ US$15
Bought at: eBay (f2plus1) 

What I love:
My make-up lasts longer! 

What I don’t like: 
The white color because I personally don't need whiter skin. 

Will I buy this again? Not sure yet! Since I use only a little amount I think the tube might last for awhile.