Item Reviewed: Etude House AC Acne Foam Cleanser
Price/pack size: ~US$5.72 / 170ml tube (Gmarket Korea pricing)
Available at: Etude House stores and/or Online via Gmarket Korea
Ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Triclosan and Sandalwood Oil
Description: Formulated with Salicylic Acid, Triclosan and Sandalwood Oil, Acne Foam Cleanser removes acne causing germs to keep your skin clean all day. Ideal for use as makeup removal cleanser.
Non-Comedogenic & Dermatologist Tested
‘Non-Comedogenic’ means it will not produce nor aggravate acne. AC Clinic line is formulated without acne-inducing ingredients to promote clear skin.
Usage: Squeeze approximately 0.3cm of cleansing foam, lather up and cleanse face. Rinse well with water. Suitable for daily use.
Review: I read that some girls actually alternates their cleansers when their period is about to hit, and I think that’s quite a smart move! Our skin condition changes when hormone levels fluctuate so the skincare products must cater to different conditions… why haven’t I thought of it? Anyway, I bought this AC Acne Foam cleanser together with the Baking Powder Cleansing Foam when I ordered from Gmarket Korea and didn’t use it until recently (I wanted to finish up a cleanser before moving onto the next one, but naturally I couldn’t ‘tahan’ it and had to have 2 cleansers in the bathroom). I have tried the cleanser previously as I got a trial tube of it when I purchase the AC Red Spot balm at Etude House Singapore.
I’ve been using the AC cleanser for almost 3 weeks now but I think the Baking Powder one is better. The AC makes my skin feel like I could get a squeak sound by running my finger across it (like it’s a clean plate). I also felt like it doesn’t rinse well. However, that said, I used it when my period was approaching and I didn’t get any pimples (knock on wood!!)… the worst I had (or could remember) was some bumps that occured due to dehydrated skin. Nothing a moisturizer couldn’t fix. Once my period was over, I switched back to the Baking Powder and I was a happy girl.
The texture is creamy, and it smells strongly of sandalwood, so sensitive noses might want to take note of that. It’s a pretty large tube, 170ml and I only paid around S$9-$10 for it, so it’s definitely worth the money. Buying via Gmarket Korea is a breeze as well and the item came very well packed. It’s much more worth it to buy online than get it from the shops if you can wait and don’t mind the language barrier. If you don’t know how to purchase from Gmarket Korea, you can refer to here for tips or ask me! I will be doing a tutorial on how to buy from Gmarket Korea soon!
Would I buy again: Maybe… I get bored with skincare easily. It would be better if they have a smaller tube sold separately, also good for traveling then!