Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Review: Etude House I'm Blooming Sebum Control Mist

Hello hello!
How's everyone doing? :D
The weather is extremely hot and humid these days, I am more than happy to stay indoors where there's AC.  I like warm weathers but it feels really sticky outside. =.=;

Anyways, some of you lovely readers have been requesting for the review of the the Etude House I'm Blooming facial mist in my last haul, so I'll be reviewing this first! :)

This is the second facial mist I have tried, first being the Skin Food Facial Ice Vita Mist, so I will be comparing some aspects to it.

Please read on to see my review and photos!~

 I love how it comes in a box, just like the I'm Blooming cleansers.

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The sides of the box listing full English ingredients. One thing I love about the I'm Blooming line is that it contains predominantly natural ingredients, and is gentle on sensitive skin. 

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One bottle contains 150ml, since the Skin Food Facial Ice Vita Mist has already lasted me more than 6 month and only has 100ml, this mist is going to last a long time! :D

Regular spray nozzle.

Sprayed on hand.

 (No makeup) Before and 5 hours after facial mist, sprayed 3 times during the 5 hours.

The one thing I don't particularly like about this mist is the spray nozzle, the mist is fine, but compared to the Skin Food Facial Ice Vita Mist, the mist can be a bit clumpy, if that makes sense. I can feel some large droplets getting sprayed on my face, and the spray angle is smaller than the Skin Food Facial Ice Vita Mist too, so instead of two pumps, I need to use three to mist my whole face.
It does have a quick cooling sensation right after misting, but not as much as the Skin Food Facial Ice Vita Mist and wears off quickly. I do like that it is absorbed by the skin quickly too.

I'm quite impressed with the sebum control of this mist! During warm weathers like right now in Canada, my skin tends to be on the oily side, especially on my nose, and it's always the first part to get shiny. I used the spray once in the before photo above and then two more times during the 5 hour period, and I have to say it really does have good sebum control (oil is a result of sebum build up). Normally my nose and T-zone would be much oilier than the after photo, even with powder, my nose would get oily very quick in the summer. I was skeptical at first that a mist would help with oil control, but I'm gad this has noticeable effects. 

The scent is very mild, almost unnoticeable at first. I'm not sure what the scent is of exactly, but it's sweet, I'm guessing it's green tea scent?
On one hand I like strong scents when they are pleasant smelling products, on the other the mildness of this mist sticks to the organic and natural theme of this product, and is less likely to irritate sensitive skin.

I think this is a great facial mist, and does what it says; controls sebum, contains natural ingredients, and is mild on the skin. It feels really nice to have a blast of cool mist especially during the summer times. It can be misted before and after makeup. I would recommend this to people with oily skin and people with sensitive skin. 

  • Quick cooling sensation
  • Controls sebum
  • Natural ingredients
  • Not heavily scented
  • Gets absorbed by skin quickly
  • Mist is not as fine as it could be
  • Mist area is quite small
  • Bulky, not travel friendly

Have you tried this or the Deep Moisture or the Brightening mist?

I actually want to try the other two mists as well, since I am quite impressed with this one. Maybe I'll get the Deep Moisture mist for the winter. :D

Thanks for reading!
Hope this was helpful or entertaining in some way. :)
I'll have a BB cream review up next so please look forward to it~
See you next post ^^


  1. Wow! This mist looks so interesting! Now you are making me want to have it! Haha anyways thanks for the review!

  2. I really like the oil control properties of this! I'm probably going to get the deep moisture mist for winter! xD Thanks for reading ^^

  3. o: Looks like something I can recommend to friends~ c:
    I don't need an oil control one, unfortunately. c: Vichy is doing me good with their Eau Thermale. xD
    Regardless, thanks for the awesome review! c:

  4. Oh lucky your skin don't get too oily then. x) Is that a warm mist? Sounds interesting. :D
    Thanks for reading Junjun ^^

  5. No problem! Glad you like it June ^^

  6. hello chee! =)

    im looking for a review about this cause i want to try these too! its very hot here in the phils! and i can tell that i can use a lot of oil blots in a day! thanks for sharing this chee! =)


  7. You should definitely try this then, Apple (cute name :3)! It really does control some oil on my face, and very refreshing too for those hot summer days. :D
    Thanks for reading ^^

  8. will do soon! after i give birth to my baby boy if the greasiness still doesnt stop! =)

  9. I've been looking for a great review for this product, thank god you posted this! I'm from Canada too and today was sooo hot, like 32 degrees >.< and my nose and t-zone were so oily like I don't want to go outside anymore. I might give this a try, since on Canada Day I might go out with my family at the park and for sure it's going to extremely hot again >.< thanks for the wonderful review! have a nice day!! ^^

  10. This sounds like a product I could use! I'll have to keep it in mind when next I'm ordering Etude House products. Thanks for the review.

  11. Hello Chee! Thanks for reviewing this mist haha
    I've honestly never used mist :o Do you think the skin food mist or this one is better for oily skin? And I don't know much so excuse this question but do you use mists after the make up or before you put on the make up? and omg there sunscreen too. I think the sunscreen first, then make up and then the mist? but I'm not sure :o

    oh and btw, I nominated you for The Versatile Award ;u; I would be glad if you'd check it out and post a few random facts about you too *^~^ Here's the link c:

  12. I feel like I really need to get this as soon as possible ~ !
    Thanks for the review ^^

  13. It;s really interesting product for oily skin! Thanks for reading Jenna, hope you'll like it too!

  14. ahhh... well thats good to know that it does a good job controlling your oil. but yea, im not a fan of facial products that involve spraying, haha. but if it works, it works, right? i just started following your blog btw! thanks for the review.

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  15. I really like both! The Skin Food one smells really nice, and has a better spray nozzle, but doesn't control oil, definitely this one would be better for oily skin! You can use mists any time, before or after make up! :D At least that's what I do.
    I usually put on sunscreen after moisturizer, so it doesn't mess up my makeup!
    I do mine like this: mist->moisturizer->sunscreen->makeup->mist

    Thank you so much for the nomination Mindy! I just did a post on it, please check it out! ^^

  16. It's an interesting oil control product! I never used a mist that has these properties, thanks for reading Jiru!

  17. I'm glad you like this review! I know Canada has been so hot lately D: Please try this if you have oily skin I think it really works :D
    Oh have fun on Canada day! Thanks for reading this review!

  18. It's overly dry. :c Not so lucky haha~
    It's not; more cooling, I'd say. xD Ironic name? c:

  19. Ya their I'm blooming line is all organic and natural! I love it! They do have a Deep Moisture mist from this line, you should check it out Lara! :D

  20. Oh I wish I was in some place cooler! >.< I guess the grass is always greener on the other side xD Thanks for reading though :D

  21. Ya I was surprised this actually works to control oils a bit :D Very cool and refreshing during the summer now I love it, Thanks for reading Misa!

  22. Aww hope your baby boy will be born healthy and happy :D and congrats!

  23. Thanks so much for following my blog ^^ I'll check out your blog too :D

  24. you can definitely see the great oil control ability from your before and after pictures, they practically look the same! I've got really oily skin so may have to give this a try. Thanks for the review :) x


  25. I have tried facial mists before but not ones with sebum control.
    I really like a fine mist as well. I don't really like droplets forming on my face.. lol weird quirk.
    I must admit, the oil control is really good. Your skin hardly looks oily at all.

  26. Please let me know how it works for you if you try it! ^^ Thanks for reading Katy! :D

  27. The Skin Food one has a really fine mist, and smells really good too, and I like the bottle more than this one. Definitely recommend this one for oily skin :D
    Thanks for reading Carmen! :D

  28. Wow!!! Dedication to take a 6 hours photo keke but now I am convinced I should try this ;)

  29. I haven't tried this but I'm not really sold with mist claiming on so much effect >_<~

  30. Haha I was going to take the picture at 5 hours but forgot xP You should try this or some of the other type too :D Thanks for reading!

  31. I was really skeptical too, but I mean it's not an oil eliminator, but I feel that it does reduce my oils somewhat! So good enough :D Feels cooling too :3

  32. Hi,
    I tried this mist recently and i am very dissapointed about the effect. My face look more oily. I think, it is not for all type of skin.

  33. Really? Oh that sucks! >.< I have normal to oily skin in the summer, so I guess it works differently if you have oilier skin types! Thanks for sharing though ;u;

  34. It works great on me! lol..I don't follow the length of the spray should be done...

  35. It worked great on me too! ^^ Ya I usually spray it a bit further away, because I find the spray creates really big droplets up close. -.- Thanks for reading Mizu!

  36. I'm getting it this week cyz my previous one from SKIN79 is ab to finish & l wanna try a new one.

  37. Ohh how's the one from SKIN79? Worth a try? :D
    This one is pretty good, I use it everyday. :3

  38. Lauren renturquiseJuly 19, 2013 at 3:14 AM

    aaa i want this mist *i'm so late* sorry -__-"

  39. lol no need to be sorry! xD Thanks for reading Lauren! ^^
    This mist is quite nice, but it didn't have much of a scent, and the nozzle is not that great. :P

  40. Lauren renturquiseJuly 20, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    scent-less is good sometimes.. aaa don't mind ! i want this lol
    thanks for the review Chee :D

  41. I used SKIN79 for abt a month and l really like it, when l use it after l use Etude House Baking Powder to clean my face from the BB cream it becomes so dry do l use the toner and it feels refresh, thought l dont like the rose scent bt its bearable since it makes my feel refresh for abt 4-6 hours.

  42. I see, thanks for sharing! I really like rosy scents. xD

  43. I love it. It's so hard to find any cosmetic without scent nowadays.
    I have a combination skin so it works just fine. :)
    Been using it for a while.

  44. can u make a review abt SKIN79 mist l used the etude house bt honestly l still prefer the SKIN79 more cuz k still feel it on my face even after few hours later while the etude house it can remain only for one hour and l still need to apply it again when l am home l use the etude house one bt if l will go out l will use SKIN79 one cuz it remains longer.

  45. I'll try to make a review on it when I finish this mist first haha.

  46. So true! Especially Asian cosmetics, I find them to be too heavily scent most of the time!
    Glad you like it too :D

  47. i was searching a review for this product so than you !
    actually i have one question : can we use this on make up ?

  48. Nice Review~

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