So before that I share with you why did I end up liking Korean products in the first place:
Last year around July, 2013, my mom and I traveled to South Korea. At that time I didn't really give a crap about my face or any beauty stuff .. my mom did. So I noticed there were so so so many beauty brands and stores there. In the whole 9 days trip, I only went home with a milk hand cream and a lipgloss. My mom bought me a CC cream and face powder. This is very little compared to what other people usually buy after their trip to Korea.
The end of that year, exactly December 31st, 2013, I went to a Korean mart nearby my house to realize that the face shop store has 50% sale on all products. So I decided to get a face cream, Ethym o2 which was my first love for Korean beauty products. I have been using that products ever since. Reason? I have tried many products from drug stores they are not attractive, too thick and oily, and its either there is no smell at all or the smell is too strong (Bath and Body works' products usually have too strong of a smell, so I only use them 2-3x top). Korean products are usually lighter, the smell is moderate and relaxing, and it is more watery than thick.
Before using the product...
Ok, let's head start with the Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner. Before I started this facial routine, actually I do not have much problem with my face. A lot of people ask me what products I use, and in reality I was only using water to clean my face and I did not put any soap or any foam to clean. Just water, so I did not expect much from any beauty products I have. The reason why I bought this product was because I saw it being used a lot and recommended by many Korean beauty gurus.
How to get the product?
I got this product from eBay for around $12. It arrived to my house around 1 - 2 weeks. When I first arrived, I was really satisfied with its packaging. It looks really cute (Etude House always have cute packaging!) and also looks clean too. I have always take the bottle out of the box, although the first couple of weeks I have it inside the plastic box, because it is so cute! For me the bottle now has lasts for more than 1 month, I think I should be able to finish it off in the next month or so.
How I use it?
When I first used the product I really did not know how I should use it. So when I read the box, it says that you can either tap it on your face or spray it by pouring the content into your own spray bottle. But since I have those spray facial mist, I have been pouring a little bit of it on a cotton and wipe it over my face. So here are some of the steps for my facial routine:
1. Clean the dirt and pollutants out of my face using Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner
2. Wash my face using foam facial cleanser
Note: I usually do not wear make up, but If I do I would use make up remover beforehand.
Short Term Result
After I wipe my face with this product, I can totally see how dirty my face has been for the day through the cotton. I feel so good afterward, my face feels clean and light.
Long Term Result
As of now, I have seen that my face feels more smooth and bright. I did not start off having any big pore or break out, so I cannot testify on that. But my aunt, whom I have been referring this product too and will get her own delivered by today, usually does not like this thing. But she said it feels good because it feels like your face is clean afterwards.
Would I buy it again?
Yes, I would definitely buy this product again. Without this I feel that my face is not totally clean and light.
The price is not cheap, I agree. But it is something that can last up to 3 months. So it is acceptable.
- Nice and clean packaging
- Gives a light and clean feeling
- No smell
- Not oily
- Moisturizes skin
- More expensive compared to drug store products (expected)
- Not readily available in my area, so I need to order it online and wait for 1-2 weeks
In general I would give this 4.5/5.0
Hope my review of this product help you decide whether to try this product or not. As much as you can, try to sample this product first. eBay often sells samples of Korean beauty products too. So if you think you like it, then you can make the investment afterwards! Please do ask me questions or give your comments about this product on the comment box below! I would be glad to talk and converse with you about this!