Friday, December 5, 2014

Review: Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner

This is my first Etude House product! I'm so excited :) My friend had purchased it for me from Hong Kong as a random gift! She's so sweet <3 Love her!!

Anyways, Etude House is a pretty popular Korean skincare and cosmetics brand. It's known for its high quantity products sold at affordable pricing~~ More over, Etude House has some of the cutest packaging/designs. I was overall very excited to try the brand's products!

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner

This is the 10-in-1 benefits version (original had 7-in-1). Similar to a toner, the Freshner should be used directly after cleansing, twice a day. It claims to help clean and minimize pores, refine skin tone, provide moisture for the skin, maintain ideal skin pH, and more! 

The Freshner is 250ml, which, for me, can last quite some time. The toner ingredients are quite safe. The only qualm I have with the ingredients list is that alcohol is listed second. Alcohol tends to be drying for the skin, and in large quantities can be harmful for the skin. Unfortunately, Etude House uses enough alcohol in this product to have it listed second...

This product definitely isn't a magical cure. It won't instantly remove blackhead or minimal pores, and I have yet to see much change. Additionally, the smell isn't that great. Unlike some of the other products I've used, the smell is very simple and a little alcohol-y. It definitely doesn't smell like roses. hahaha

It does, however, do a good good of removing dirt and doesn't leave behind any residue (it's has a watery, toner-like consistency). Lastly, I would say that this product can help control oily skin, as the alcohol helps remove the oil on the skin. My skin has definitely felt less oily after using it. Considering all the alcohol in this product, it's not too drying (leaning more towards the moisturizing side) and leaves my face feeling fresh, soft, and smooth. However, moisturizer is still a must! 

Overall rating:     

Packaging: N/A
Ease of use:     
Ingredients:      (CosDNA)

Where to find this product?
Amazon: $14.95
W2Beauty: $17.15*
Cosmetic Love (Set of Freshner & Pore Solution): $22.74*

*free shipping+samples


  1. I use their old 7-in-1 freshner before they released this recently, and I agree, the alcohol made me a bit hesitant to use it a lot. But I love the cooling feeling it gives me whenever I use it (makes me feel like it's working, haha). It does /sorta/ help my skin and pores stay as clean as they can get, but it's not as magical as they claim it to be, lol. #advertising I'm still on the lookout for toners without alcohol @_@ Great review on this btw! XD

    Strawberry Bunny

  2. Thank you!!

    Yea, this series has such good reviews!! I really would like to know how the old vs new compare! :)

  3. Thanks for the great review. I don't know that I would be able to get past the smell, but it's good that it doesn't leave any residue and will leave your face feeling fresh and soft.
    I'm your newest follower via bloglovin! I tried to follow with GFC too, but it was giving error message.

  4. Thank you for your kindness! :) I'm sorry that the GFC isn't work--I don't know why? >__< hahaha

  5. Thanks for the review, looks interesting ^^

    恵美より ♥

  6. Thank you for your sweet comments :)

  7. Haven't tried this product, but I love Etude House in general! I'm currently obsessed with their Play 101 pencil!


  8. I do, too! Etude House (and other Korean brands) have such cute packaging~ AND, in general, Korean beauty products are of higher quality than American products of the same price <3 hooray~