Price : Rp. 38.000 ( about $ 5) on the official counter
Where I bought : Etude House Counter in Ciputra World Surabaya
Packaging : Yellow double sachet
I took the pic above from the web. There are two sheet in this sachet.
The pic above is the back of the sachet, there is a label where I bought it from. And there is picture with instructions. The information is written in Korean and English.
Hello my dear readers and friends^^
I’m back again with some review and a little spin off story (don’t worry just a little not too much : ))
It’s been a bit long since I wrote my previous post. Lately I’m more into blogwalking than filling in new post. I’ve been lacking passion to write beauty review these days. There are many things I have to deal with. I have to catch up with my projects at work this month before heading to a long holidays for Idul Fitri in the end of this month. Seems this ramadhan is the busiest fasting month I’ve ever been in my whole life. But I try to be consistent in providing article on my blog, at least that is what I can do to appreciate all my readers and my fellow bloggers.
I just realized now that blogging means so much for me coz somehow I kinda find new world with new experiences in it, knowing new people and sharing a lot of thought and info. Blogging is the way I spare my time into something good and useful for me and also for others. Honestly, sometimes it becomes a good way to distract me from my sadness, my sorrow, and the bitterness of my life (sorry if this sounds bit sentimental). I love sharing coz sharing makes me happy. I am thankful to all my readers and my blogger friends who‘s been kind to interact with me, leaving comments, and all the support u give by becoming my follower.
Ok, enough with the spin off, now let’s get back on my review.
Let see the product description written on the back of the sachet :
Etude House Black Head Remover Dual Sheet
Two-stage blackhead removal and care system formulated with fruit and herbal extracts.
Step 1. Black Head Removal Sheet Vol. 3 ml (0.10 fl. oz.)
Formulated with a fruit complex to supply Alpha Hydroxy Acids for mild skin peel exfoliation, remover sheet draws out pore residues for wipe off removal. Contains Orange, Lemon and Grape extracts.
Step 2. Tightening Gel Sheet Vol. 1,2 g (0.04 oz.)
Formulated with fresh herbs to heal and soothe pores, gel sheet tightens and nourishes pores with cooling sensation. Contains Rosemary, Lavender and Peppermint.
[Directions] 1. Remover film from and adhere remover sheet over nasal area. Leave on for 15 minutes then remove. * Tip : Use either warm water or steamed towel to open pores prior to application. 2. Use cotton swab or pad to wipe exposed sebum, blackheads/whiteheads with downward motion. 3. Remove film from and adhere gel sheet to same area. Leave on for 15 minutes then remove.
[Caution] For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if signs of irritation and/or rash appear.
[Ingredients] Tulisannya kecil2 lumayan mabok ngetiknya, apalah daya demi pembaca tercinta… >.<’
Black Head Remover Sheet : WATER, ISOSTEARIC ACID, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, TRIETHANOLAMINE, POLYSORBATE 60, POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATE, METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE)FRUIT EXTRACT, PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) FRUIT EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYL PARABEN, CHLORPHENESIN, FRAGRANCE.
Tightening Gel Sheet : WATER, GLYCERIN, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, POLYBUTENE, ALCOHOL, POLYSORBATE 60, XANTHAN GUM, ALUMINUM GLYCINATE, TARTARIC ACID, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MENTHOL, DISODIUM EDTA, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) EXTRACT, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS EXTRACT, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF EXTRACT, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT, EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF EXTRACT, MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT, ORIGANUM VULGARE LEAF EXTRACT, METHYL PARABEN, CHLORPHENESIN, FRAGRANCE.
Fiuuhhh… finish typing (- _ -)’
Qty. 2 Strips
ETUDE Corporation MADE IN KOREA
From the ingredient list we can see that this product has soothing and trouble care properties and also exfoliating ingredients.
This is the pic of the sachet that I've used.
How do I use it?
NB : I’m sorry I do not post the picture of me using it coz I have used it several days ago before this review is being made. But I try to explain as clear as I could.
Above is the pic I took from Etude commercial. The ilustrations show us how to use this product.
I wash my face with scrub before using it. I think it’s an effective way because scrubbing helps to remove dead skin layer on my nose so the next product I use can give maximum result.
The Black Head Remover Sheet is in form of tissue mask soaked in the liquid. I have problem to take it from inside the sachet and apply it on my nose. It feels like I have to maintain the form of wet little tissue sheet into its proper shape before putting it on my nose. I smells slightly citrusy scent from it, oh yes looking at the ingredients, it has citrus in it.
I leave it for about 15 minutes until I see some of my whiteheads dissolved on the outside of my pores. And then I wipe my nose using cotton bud and facial cotton sheets. I squeeze my nose a bit to get all the remaining black/whiteheads out of my pores.
The Tightening Gel Sheet is in dry form. Reminds me of pore pack that I usually use. But this one’s supposed to moisturize and smoothen my pores. I find it hard to be attached on my nose. This is supposed to completely attached following the shape of my nose, right? Seems like this sheet tends to back to its own form and peeled off on its own. I apply the tightening sheet immediately after wiping my nose. Ugh, I have to hold the sheet with my fingers on my nose to get the advantage of it, so it won’t peeled off. This sheet is almost unscented, well, I don’t find any particular scent on it (maybe because my blocked nose I don’t know).
Final Result :
I see my nose clean and moisturized. This product do not dry my skin like most of pore pack usually do. No sign of redness or irritation appears. This product works just fine and gentle on my skin.
Here is the resume of my opinions:
- Really does its job to pull out the whiteheads from inside my pores
- Did not irritate my sensitive skin
- Contains herbal ingredients
- pricey for a ‘one-use’ product
- Not strong enough to take out my stubborn blackheads (I still have to squeeze my nose to get rid of it)
- contains preservative and fragrance
- The Tightening Gel Sheet is kinda ‘slippery’. Somehow it’s hard to get it completely attached on my nose like what the instruction said.
Who may like it?
- Those with not-so-stubborn white/blackheads
- don’t mind the paraben, phenoxyethanol, alcohol and fragrance
- don’t find it pricey
Who may not like it?
- Those with extra stubborn blackheads (since this product is not capable enough to take my blackheads).
- Those who find it pricey (me for example)
- Don’t like paraben, phenoxyethanol, alcohol and fragrance inside it
Wanna repurchase? I don't think so. It costs too much for me, besides the second sheet is not easily attached on the skin. I found that the application of this product is not easy for unpatient consumen like me (Rada ribet bo' makenya). There are many other cheaper alternatives and easier ways than this.
Do u have any suggestion to remove stubborn blackheads? Well, share ur story with me, I’d like to hear it^^ XOXO