Heeeeeylo. After a good month or so, I am back with yet another review that might possibly change your life.
Mmkay - finally publishing a post after a good month+ feels... awkward. I won't lie.
I have Etude House's "Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub" with me today, woo!~
Admittedly, I haven't tried too many Etude House skincare products. I like to lean closer to the Laneige, IOPE and Sheseido brands for skincare, but mainly because I trust those brands and have been using them since forever.
But hmm - dangggggg, Etude House. I like this product of yours.
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But change happens to be good, and I'm glad I got a chance to try this scrub out!
"Formulated with baking powder to penetrate, exfoliate and cleanse skin deep within pores to remove makeup and residues. Scrub cleanser formulated with peppermint to soothe skin."
- 100% natural fragrance
|Yeah... try reading that.|
Packaging + Size
The packaging is very cute - I find it adorable. When my mom first saw this, she kept trying to bring it to the kitchen, lol. I was all like, "ma, that's for mah face." And she kinda stared at me like "...what?"
There are 24 triangular pouches in this set, and each pouch contains 7g of product... which is quite a lot. Etude House says it's good for 1 application, but really - you can easily use it in 2 applications.
Texture + Scent
When you cut open the package, the product inside is a soft, creamy white colour. It's pretty grainy and you can feel the little grains as you massage it into your face.
It's not thick at all, and is gel-like. There's definitely a cooling sensation during (and after) use, which is very nice and pleasant. It should be perfect for a summertime night routine!
The scent? I like.
It's got a lemony-peppermint smell to it, but it's pretty strong.
- $7.62 at Honestskin (Currently on sale for $5.32!)
"Tear along dotted line to extract scrub cleanser from pouch (one pouch per application). Apply cleanser to wet face, lather and massage then rinse off with warm water. Use 1-2 times per week."
It's a gel-like substance which makes it easily to massage over the face - there's a cooling sensation which I really, really like. It leaves my face feeling super clean and fresh! There's a "tingly" sensation when I use this, and I like that. Heh.
I honestly think that this product would be my favourite in the summertime. It'll be awesome to use in those sticky, hot and humid summer nights.
Or mornings - the fresh cooling sensation can definitely wake you up!
Makeup removal test!
The product claims to remove makeup as well as cleaning the pores, so I put it to the test. Dun dun dun dun dunnnn.
So... clearly, it got messy.
But then it got clean. Yee.
All the makeup was easily removed, with exception of 3 eyeliners (Etude house, Holika Holika, Holika Holika). It took about a full 45 seconds to remove the makeup using the Etude House Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub.
I'm assuming that you won't rely 100% on this product to remove ALL your makeup, so if you use oil-based removers to remove your eye makeup, that'll be useful.
Makeup removed, basically.
My thoughts + experience
My all-time favourite in the "mask/scrub" department is the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask.
However, Etude House's BPCPS (Baking Powder Pore Crunch Scrub) is really, really, honestly, good as well. Good enough to be favourite #2!
It's simple to use, convenient, portable as heck, and cleans my face well. And for the price, I think it's a pretty good deal.
Just like the Innisfree clay mask, this leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean. It's easy to use, easy to wash off, and leaves no weird residue on my face. (I've had troubles with other scrubs, you see). My skin feels "like new", and I swear it feels like it has lungs of its own and breathes.
I kid you NOT.
The picture (nose) that you see here is slightly red because I went scrub-happy. Mah baaad.
It's results after using the Etude House Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub.
If you're longtime readers of this blog, you've probably seen my nose in all its gunk-filled glory (in a "before" picture). Omg, I'm getting cringes and shivers just by thinking about it.
Clearly, after using the Etude House BPCPS, it really does clean my skin very nicely and makes it freshhhhity fresh fresh~
Admittedly, the "100% natural fragrance" is pretty strong. If you're sensitive to strong scents, this may not be the best product for you. I kind of "teared up" at the strength of the lemony-peppermint scent while using this product for the first time. I had no idea that the scent was going to be that strong, and had used an entire pouch in 1 application. It was like... "BAM BAM LEMON BAM PEPPERMINT!!!11!!1" on my face.
I was quite taken aback.
(I've gotten used to the scent by the 2nd application, and now use 1/2 of a pouch at a time.)
Other than that -
If you've got an extra $5.32 lying around, I really recommend this product to you. Especially if you live in hot and humid temperatures! (Even if you don't, this is great haha.)
- Very affordable
- Cute, simple packaging
- Very travel-friendly!
- Cooling sensation
- Cleans the face well, fresh feeling
- Removes makeup
- Skin gets so soft (and smooth) after use
- "100% natural fragrance"
- Scent might be too strong for some people! :(
- Doesn't remove makeup 100%
- If you use 1/2 of a pouch per application, make sure to "seal" the remaining product in the pouch. Don't leave a gaping open hole, exposing the product to air/dust/whatnot.
*Note: I don't give half marks.
A great product at a great price - I honestly couldn't find any points to take away.
I'll definitely be repurchasing this again, specifically to use during the summer. The Innisfree pore clay mask is my favourite, and it leaves a cooling sensation as well... but the Etude House BPCPS is absolutely amazing in the "cooling, fresh, tingly" department.
If you're interested in buying this product, Honest Skin has some nice sales going on right now - products are 30% off, and you can save some moolah! $$$$.
This sale ends on March 31, 2014 - so save up!
What about you?
This product is apparently pretty popular - have you used it before? What's your favourite scrub?
Disclaimer: This product was sponsored. The review is 100% honest. My opinion cannot be bought.