Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Review and Haul: Etude House Global

Etude House Skincare Haul

*Etude House Global Review and Haul*


Today I have an Etude House Global review and haul post for you! I made a purchase during their Etude House Pink Day sale promotion last month where they had free shipping on their Korean makeup and skincare products so I decided to make an order. But do not worry if you missed out on that opportunity as they regularly have discounts and free shipping promotions over USD$50.

For the people who do not know what Etude House Global is, it is basically an online store opened by one of South Korea's most popular beauty brands: Etude House! Their Global website was opened for their international fans and provides international shipping, allowing an easier access to their products. All products are sold in USD and the website is in English so it is easily navigable. The web design is very simple with their signature pink branding and you can choose different language settings down the bottom. However one thing I think could be optimised on their website is their search function. It searches and displays all results that matches a specific word. If I were to search Wonder Pore Freshner, other related products would come up as well so that gets annoying when you're just looking for a specific product. But apart from that, their website is user friendly.

P.S. When you sign up, you get a 10% discount so make sure you make an order with a registered account!

Etude House Global Review: Experience and Service

Etude House Global Review

Order made: 25th of October 2016
Date shipped: 26th of October 2016
Order arrived: 14th of November 2016

Before I made the Etude House Global purchase, I created and registered an account online on their website. It isn't explicitly advertised on their website but I was emailed a 10% discount code to use within 60 days, so make sure you know what you want to order before making the account.

I made my order on the 25th of October 2016 and did not expect to see that it was shipped out the very next day. Any online store that has an active promotion usually suffer a delay in order shipment so this was a nice surprise. In comparison to other Korean makeup and skincare stores, this is pretty good. I had no trouble with their service whatsoever and the process was very smooth.

On the 26th of October, I was emailed information on my order shipment but needed to log in to my Etude House account to see the tracking number and information. Their tracking works all the way to the International Dispatch Facility but after that, it does not work. I tried using it on the AusPost tracking feature but it didn't. However this tracking comes with all orders, standard and express, so I treat it as a small perk.  

My order arrived on the morning of the 14th of November. It took a total of 12 days (not counting weekends) for the Etude House Global package to ship from Seoul, South Korea to Sydney, Australia. The package came in a large brown box decorated with QR codes and Etude House logos printed on the sides. When I opened the package I was expecting the products to be bubble wrapped, which is the standard and common way to protect products, but I was greeted by brown paper instead. I did not have any glass items in there and none of my products were damaged so I have nothing to complain about it. As well, it also means the whole package is recyclable so I am glad Etude House is going down the environmentally friendly route.

Etude House Global Skincare Haul

I only received one sample from the order (a downside for ordering with Etude House Global) and it was a tester for their Double Lasting foundation. Many other online stores offer more samples with orders but I have so many that I don't use so this isn't much of a problem for me.

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner Review

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner 500ml - USD$12.60

"A wonderful ultra pore solution which gives you 10 benefits in 1 single product. This product is total solution for pore care by preventing enlarged pores, promoting firmer skin and eliminating skin troubles from within" - taken from my review

This is a repurchase and I managed to get this 500ml version for only USD$12.60!. EBay and other online Korean beauty stores have the 250ml version for around this price so this was a no brainer purchase as the Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner is one of my favourite toners. It is perfect for people who have sensitive skin or is just starting out with skincare. I have written a Wonder Pore Freshner review previously here.

Buy Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner here.

Etude House AC Clean Up Daily Lotion

 Etude House AC Clean Up Gel Lotion 200ml - USD$10.50

 "A lotion that controls the oil-moisture balance to prevent any trouble arising.

– Hydrosoluble moisturizer contained: It contains Hydrosoluble moisturizer to banish oily/sticky skin and hydrate skin.
– Light & cooling texture: Various ingredients such as salicylic acid and hinoki cypress extract helps get applied lightly and moistly.

1. It contains salicylic acid to highly care skin troubles
2. Non-comedogenic tested and certified
3. Patent Ingredient composition for acne skin type acquired
4. Main ingredients: Salicylic acid, Hinoki cypress extract, Chaga mushroom, Saururus chinensis" 

 - taken from ibuybeauti

This appears to be their repackaged "AC Clinic Daily Gel Lotion" product.

When I made this Etude House Global order, my skin was very troubled. I was breaking out for a reason I could not identify and in my desperation, I decided to try the AC Clean Up Gel Lotion. This product has a few mixed reviews but I love the Etude House AC Pink Powder Spot Treatment so hopefully this will work well for me as well.

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream Review Coming Soon

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream 75ml - USD$14.28

"Enriched with as much as 30% hydrolyzed marine collagen and baobab leaf mucus, this concentrated moisturizer intensively hydrates skin, making it softer and more youthful-looking. Massage evenly over face after cleansing and toning and pat gently to finish. Best for everyday use." - taken from yesstyle's etude house moistfull collagen cream page

In 2014, I received a lot of samples of the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream. This isn't surprising as this is one of Etude House's top skincare sellers. During my trip to Seoul (I have a huge collective haul post on the things I purchased in Seoul here), I brought the samples to try and I really enjoyed using them. The Moistfull Collagen Cream did not break me out and it provided a nice daily hydration, in conjunction with my facial oil. I will definitely be doing an indepth Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream review soon!

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Eye Cream

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Eye Cream 28 ml - USD$13.44

 "A lightweight and refreshing eye cream fortified with Baobab Tree extract and collagen helps keep the eye area smooth and free of lines and wrinkles. The feathery formula quickly penetrates skin’s surface to release rich moisture and collagen right where they are needed to prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles and improve skin elasticity." - taken from yesstyle etude house moistfull eye cream page

The eye cream, part of the Etude House Moistfull range, does not have a lot of reviews online and is less popular than the Moistfull Collagen Cream. However I decided to try this out because of my good experience with the facial cream and thought I could use more collagen in my skincare. I have a lot of fine lines around my eyes which gets accentuated whenever I apply my concealer so I wanted something to deminish them. A review for the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Eye Cream will definitely be coming after I try this out for a few months.

As well, I have planned to do a first impressions and review on these Etude House skincare products on my YouTube channel soon so please anticipate! You can subscribe to my channel HI YOONYEE and watch my video on the Best Korean Skincare here.

Until next time, annyeong~

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