Yet another Etude House Product review 🙂
Etude House Pore Tightening Sleeping Pack
Got this item in hope that it will help with my enlarged pores.. >v<
I bought this item via G-Market Global (Link)
My knowledge of skincare or cosmetics ingredients are not good since only recently that I’ve started reading up on some skincare ingredients articles. I still have a long way to go but I have a two concerns after reading the list 😦
Concern #1: It contains alcohol as the SECOND ingredient in the listing. 😦
I’m sure many skincare addicts out there are aware of the disadvantages that alcohol may bring about. It may dry out the skin and make oily skins even oiler (push the sebum production into overdrive) in the long run! 😦
As a rule of the thumb, if the alcohol or other alcohol ingredients are low on the list, I’m not too troubled. Since the alcohol content is high up on the list for this sleeping pack, it might be of a concern to people with dry, dehydrated and oily skins.
Surely, you wont want to put this on your face the entire night?
Concern #2: It contains dimethicone and dimethicone crosspolymer! 😦
I happened to come across an article sometime back regarding the usage of this polymer in skincare and why is it avoid by some organic skincare supporters.
Dimethicone acts as a skin barrier and thus, helps to restrain water in your skin. It is also added to hair products as it helps to add shine and silkiness to your hair.
From this Wise-Geek.com, while this man-made chemical is used as skin emollients, it may actually DRY out your skin as an allergic reaction. The website also mention that some side-effects include mild itching, stinging or burning sensations. On top of that, the website advises expectant and breast-feeding mothers to consult their doctors or pharmacists before using creams that contain dimethicone.
From this website, “Recent studies have indicated that prolonged exposure of the skin to sweat, by occlusion, causes skin irritation. Some synthetic emollients are known tumour promoters and accumulate in the liver and lymph nodes. They are also non-biodegradable, causing negative environmental impact.”
Really don’t sound very good even though it is approved by the FDA as skin protectant active ingredient in over-the-counter (OTC)drug products.
Does anyone else has any misgivings with regards to the ingredients?
Hope this ingredients listing is of help to anyone who wanna find the ingredients listing of Etude House Pore Tightening Sleeping Pack since I couldn’t really find one when I wanted to purchase the product online =/
Instructions of Use
Ingredients aside, I do like the idea that it helps to tighten the pores and promote smooth & non-oily complexion as though you had a 10-hour good sleep. 🙂
Using the product…
It has a gel like texture and is easily absorbed by my skin.
It contains fragrance (see ingredients list) but I’m quite ok with the smell. It does reek of alcohol though =/
I used the product consistently for twice a week since April 2010 (took me half a year to do a review? haha)
So what’s your conclusion?
Alright, let’s get to the point!
Effects: Not so much of pore tightening effects. But my nose, which has enlarged pores and lots of whiteheads, felt smooth the following morning.. Smooth & non-oily complexion?? Not really.. My skin felt smooth but my nose & cheeks are oily though it’s less oily than on nights I go without the sleeping pack.. But I do noticed that my skin looks more radiant in the morning! 🙂 Thus, for the effects portion, I would deduct one point on the overall.
THREE points are deducted due to the ingredients listing. ;( I’m so glad that I didn’t have any drastic allergic reactions to it (demethicone & alcohol) even though I felt a tinging sensation sometimes around my nose.
Would I still get it after finishing this 120ml tube? No.
Ahhh.. It’s going to take me sometime to finish this product (until next year I reckon) so meanwhile, I’ll probably look for a better alternative. (I’m looking at Baviphat’s AC Therapy Mask.. The apple one! kekeke.. Review coming soon!)