Thursday, December 30, 2010

REVIEW: Etude House (not cruelty free) Rub Me Tender Fog Peeling -1 star

Brand: Etude House
Line: Rub Me Tender
Make-up Type: peeling spray
Origin: South Korea
Tested on Animals: Sold in China

REVIEW Summary:
Price:  12.99
Packaging: green spray bottle with bubbles
Scent: n/a
Color/Shade: n/a
Texture: like water
Ease of use: spray and rub, but no peeling...
Effect: none noted
Lastability: n/a
The verdict: I would never buy this again. It did not peel, it did not moisturize. Useless

This was another product bought from the Etude House USA store and another peeling product.
This one is a "fog"?
In reality, it's just a spray. Not even a mist, but clear with a watery appearance. It's like spraying water on your face, but you only get a bit at a time. You can rub all you want, but you will only get a tiny bit of peeling- 1 or two tiny pieces- and you will have to rub at least 8 times.
 By then your face will be red.
I did not notice any difference in my skin afterwards. NONE. I would never buy this again, nor would I recommend it to anyone. It's worse than the Moistful Peeling Wash.

REVIEW: Etude House (not cruelty free) Peach Water Gloss - Strawberry Milk- 3 Stars

AmorePacific (parent company) announced they would no longer test on animals, but they refuse to pull out of China ($_$). Thus they cannot be considered cruelty-free.

REVIEW: Etude House Peach Water Gloss (Strawberry Milk)

Brand: Etude House
Parent Company: AmorePacific
Line: ?
Make-up Type: Lip Gloss (sponge applicator)
Origin:  South Korea
Tested on Animals: Parent company AmorePacific committed to ending testing in MAy 2013, but has yet to pull out of China.

Summary: The packaging is gorgeous, the color is gorgeous, but it's a little too sheer and has not so great coverage and lastability. The purpose of water gloss is to absorb into the lips and feel weightless and moisturized. This didn't happen...Great idea, not so great product quality.

Price: $7.99
Size: standard
Packaging: Comes with little box - the gloss tube is pretty and has the flower/tulip logo cover.
Scent/taste: neutral
Color: #2 Strawberry Milk
Texture: a little sticky
Ease of Use: a little messy and it's very sheer and wears off easily
Effect: pretty color, but several coats need to be added, and still it vanishes quickly...
Verdict.....Would not buy again...

REVIEW: Etude House (not cruelty free) Magic Bubble Peeling (Foam) -2.5 stars

Brand: Etude House
Line: Magic Bubble
Make-up Type: peeling foam
Origin: South Korea
Tested on Animals: Sold in China

REVIEW Summary:
Price:  14.99 (too expensive for the quality) 2/5
Size: 4.06 fl oz or 120 ml 3/5
Packaging: Purple metal bottle with a nozzle. Art features a fairy/pixie. Not very eye-catching and more feminine than cute or girly. Etude always has a new theme gimmick line. 3/5
Scent:  faint foam smell
Color/Shade: n/a
Texture: smooth foam turns sticky
Ease of use: Easy to push the button and get foam, but needs to be rubbed in over and over to create a peeling effect. This turns skin red. 2/5
EffectSomewhat smooth skin after-wards. Somewhat moisturized. What I would have expected from the failure of Moistful...
Lastability: Large can, but alot of foam comes out at once. Not long-lasting. 2/5
The verdict:  I'm done with foam or spray or alternative peeling products. Only gel from here on out.
There was a tiny bit of peeling, but not enough to make it worth it. I would NOT buy this again. There are better peeling products.

I ordered this because it was a decent price on Etude USA and I wanted to try all the peeling products... I didn't like the Moistful one very much at all...

The standard peeling gel is applied to dry skin and rubbed in.
This is actually a foam in a tin-like bottle with a spray foam nozzle. Like shaving cream...

I wasn't expecting much from a metal/tin tube, especially when it came out looking exactly like shaving cream.

However, unlike the Moistful Peeling "Wash", and unlike the fog peeling spray, there was a little tiny bit of peeling and there was moisture afterwards.  
You rub it on your face, rub it in until it starts peeling (very minimal amount no matter how long you do it), and then rinse.

Not very much peeling...

 All of the rubbing caused my face to turn red and splotchy.

Red splotchy skin

Actual peeling effect is grey, which is kind of gross...This is NOT going to take off very much dead skin at all, and I question if it takes anything off? So much for "magic bubble". 

UPDATE: There are now a few peeling products in this line and the packaging was changed to something with no pixies...I like this packaging better. The other two include one with a brush and a foam you leave on and wash off.