Hello Hello everyone~
Happy Wednesday :D
I'm updating a bit less frequently these days (every 2-4 days) because I have found a volunteer position in addition to my job, and school, so really busy these days. I guess it's a good thing, I feel productive when I'm busy, and not lounging around. ^u^
Today I'm going to review the Etude House Moistfull Cream and Essence! I bought this few weeks ago, and at first I was using it in the mornings and nights, but I found out it wasn't that great in the mornings (I'll explain later), so I'm just using it at night nowadays.
The essence is in a mini size that came as an extra with the cream *_* and I have never used an essence before so I had to look up what it does. Basically this essence contains Baobab tree extract which brings moisture and collagen to the skin to be fully absorbed. I suppose it penetrates deeper into the skin than a moisturizer, and contains more hydration properties.
Anyways, keep reading to see my full review on the cream and essence.~
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Happy orange packaging. :D
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English side! Lists of Ingredients and directions.
I'm surprised to see there are actually seven steps are in the Moistfull Collagen Skincare Regimen! I don't think I'll have the patience to go through so many steps every day. haha
I'll be reviewing the essence first, since it's a step before moisturizer.
This bottle is a mini size of only 20ml, I have been using this for about 3 weeks everyday, and I'm about half way through.
The texture and after blending it in.
The texture is watery and slimy, gel-like. As you can see form the above picture, runny but still viscous to a slight degree. It's easy to blend, and it definitely gets absorbed, as I can feel it getting less watery on my skin, but it leaves behind a film of stickiness, and that takes a while to get absorbed. I usually need to wait around 10 minutes for this to dry first before applying the moisturizer. And that's the reason why I don't want to use it in the mornings, because I always wake up late and no way I'll time to wait around for another 10 minutes. =.=;
Since I always use this with the moisturizer, I can't say what effects it has buy itself. But right after applying this, it make my skin feeling super moisturized and smooth. So it's definitely hydrating. The collagen effects doesn't really show either because I don't have much wrinkles (yet lol), or the effects takes longer to show, or it just doesn't work, but I'm thinking it's probably a combination of the former two. Oh I should mention that I have normal skin currently, and I rarely get break outs.
I love this scent! Even though it's a bit strong. It's a sweet citrus scent, and it really energizing and make's me feel happy and alive. xD I'm smelling the bottle as I'm typing huhu~
Okay! Let's move on to the cream!
This jar has a total of 60ml of product. I only used about 1/20th (very rough estimate) of the product after 3 weeks, so it's probably going to last a long time. I don't know why but my products always gets used up so slowly. I guess that's a good thing. ~_~
The jar is quite deep so I use a spatula to get the product out, too bad it doesn't include one though.
Texture and after blending it in.
I love the texture of this cream! It's not too creamy and oily, and it's not too watery either. I feel like it has the perfect consistency, moisturizing but not too oily either. And this cream glides on to my skin so well, and it leaves a silky smooth feeling after too. *_* Unlike the essence, this does not leave a stickiness behind. When I use both the essence and cream together, however, it still becomes sticky. But, in the mornings after my skin is totally smooth.
It's sticky when I apply it with the essence (not when I only use the cream though!), but when I wake up, my skin feels so soft and smooth. =w= I never felt my skin this soft before, but probably it's because I wasn't really taking good care of it in the first place.
I do apply another moisturizer in the day, but when I don't, this also hydrates my face throughout the day.
The collagen effects are not that prominent, but I do feel a slight firming effect, and my skin feels a bit more bouncy. Nothing drastic though.
It doesn't break me out or produce anything undesirable. So I am loving this as of now. :D Hopefully when winter comes, it`ll still be as hydrating.
The scent is a muted, creamier version of the essence. Still very sweet and citrus-y. I absolutely love it! I can still smell it after applying it to my face, but it's attenuated after some time.
I love this moisturizer! Especially the cream, only because it's not sticky, but other than that, it makes my skin so smooth and soft, applies like a dream, and smells wonderful. And really I can't find anything bad about this product, and I might purchase it again after I'm done with this one. :3
- Hydrates skin for a long period of time
- Silky feeling after application (cream)
- Skin feels smooth and soft
- Does not break me out
- Smells great
- Easily absorbed by skin (cream)
- Relatively cheap compared to other moisturizers
- Sticky feeling (essence)
- No spatula included
Okay that's it for this review!
Have you tried this? What kind of moisturizer do you use? :D
Thanks for reading, and I'll see you next post. ^^