REVIEW: Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner

11:44:00 PM

So I've been quite into Korean skincare lately.
I mean, just look at all those Korean actors and actresses on the recent Korean Dramas. Their skin always looks so flawless and smooth.

 So this product almost always pops up in my google research of Korean skincare so I decided to try it out!

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner

Etude House's Wonder Pore Freshner
Yes, it's spelled freshner and not freshener (the correct spelling), don't ask me why!
I got a 500mL bottle of this from YesStyle Australia for $31.41
That's about $6.30/100mL

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner

Now, this products claims to be 10-in-1 having 10 benefits which are:

- Balance skin's ideal pH level
- Refine skin tone
- Keeps elasticity of pores
- Removes dead skin cells from the skin's surface
- Cleanse pores with cooling effect
- Deep cleanse pores
- Minimize appearance of pores
- Moisturizes skin
- Controls sebum
- Smoothes the skin

Ingredients: Water, Alcohol, Butylene glycol, Betaine, Peppermint extract, Vaccinium myrtillus fruit/leaf extract, Sugarcane extract, Lemon fruit extract, Orange fruit extract, Chamaecyparis obtusa water, Gingko biloba leaf extract, Sugar maple extract, Gentiana lutea root extract, Artemisia absinthium extract, Arnica montana flower extract, Achillea millefolium extract, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium hyaluronate, Acetic acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol

Looking at the ingredients, alcohol is the second most concentrated ingredient in the list which, every skincare-lover would know.
That's why if you've got sensitive skin, I suggest not trying this product and go for a milder product.

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner

I've been using it for a couple of months now.
It comes in a big plastic bottle, and the way you get the product out of the bottle is absolutely adorable (maybe it's because I never came across something like this before).
Basically, you get a cotton pad, press it down and the liquid comes out from the top. 
Cool huh?

The consistency of it is really watery and it doesn't leave any residue.
I don't notice much of a smell coming from it, maybe someone with a sensitive nose would notice a really slight minty/alcohol smell?

I don't see much of a difference in the size of my pores. However, I do like how this really wipes away all the excess oil on my face, making my face feel really clean and fresh. I'll probably continue using this especially during the summer when my face gets too oily during the day.


THE FINAL VERDICT
Pros:
Light fresh smell
Didn't cause break outs
Wipes off oil for a fresher feel

Cons:
Alcohol (may be too harsh for certain skin types)

Packaging: 8/10
Ease of use: 8/10
Effectiveness: 7/10
Affordability: 5/10
Repurchase: No, because this huge bottle would last me forever & I'm keen on trying other products

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36 comments

  1. Nice! I need a new pore tightening product..will try this out next

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    1. Thanks :) yes do try it out! My face has noticeably less oil when I started using it!

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  2. I guess it's not suitable for me, it contains Alcohol and i have sensitive skin. anyway thanks for your info :)

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    1. You're welcome :) try using the actually aloe Vera gel! It'll work even better :)

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  3. What i notice about this is the size and how cute the bottle is. Having alcohol in it also not suitable to my skin.

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    1. Yes unfortunately it has alcohol so it's not suitable for people with sensitive skin. Don't worry, I'll be sure to do a review for toners without alcohol in them as well :)

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  4. Looks like a great product.. Unfortunately v don't get this brand here in India.. Keep up the good work..thanks for sharing����

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    1. I'm sure you can buy it online :) No worries!

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  5. Korean celebrities look awesome, just as anyone who has a career in TV would. LOL But based on your recommendation, I would definitely check this wonder pore freshner out.

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    1. Yes but I've got quite a few korean friends here as well and they're skin looks just as smooth, bright and clear as the korean celebrities on tv! Definitely check this out, it's great!

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    1. Me too! :) Been using it twice a day now.

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  7. I love Etude House Wonder Pore range. the packaging so sweet too!

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    1. Haven't tried any others in this range except for this one, but this one is really great!

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  8. the packaging looks so nice!!!Would like to try it out!!

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    1. Yes! Do try it out :) I believe you can get it at any Etude House stores or even online

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  9. I have sensitive skin so alcohol in the product will make my skin dry and itchy. But the packaging is cute!

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    1. Unfortunately, yeah it won't be suitable for you. But not to worry! I'll find one that's affordable, effective and safe for sensitive skin as well :)

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  10. Wah... with 10 benefits, this is a high ROI beauty product ;)

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    1. Hahaha say only. I haven't noticed that it does all 10 of its claims but it definitely reduces oil :)

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  11. thanks for sharing! need something for my oily face =)

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    1. No worries :) Well then this will definitely work perfectly!

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  12. I have not yet used any Etude House products. Have heard good things about their products. Need to try out soon.

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    1. Yes their products are pretty good while still remaining quite affordable! :) Try it out!

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  13. I have never tried this before. Looks like a good product.

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    1. Works for me :) Try it out and see. Hopefully works for you too!

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  14. I have this series in travel kit! Looks promising for big pores girls like me >.<

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    1. Same here! I've got huge pores too. Haven't noticed a difference yet but it really does reduce excess oil.

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  15. Saw this before and I really found the packaging nice... I want to try it but my current products have not finish yet...

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    1. Well finish up those products and try this! You won't regret :)

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  16. I have use this before. It do help to minimize the pores but it takes time. recommended product.

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    1. Yes! :) It's really good and also minimise oil production!

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  17. Thanks for sharing this. Those I do think it will do its job of tightening pores, the alcohol content will not be good for the skin in the Long run

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    1. The alcohol is fine as long as you don't have sensitive skin. Alcohol in this case is used to clean away the excess oil :)

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  18. Thanks for sharing this beauty product, will consider it as am worry my skin whether will sensitive towards the alcohol contains. Cheers,SiennyLovesDrawing

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    1. Yeah if you've sensitive skin then better not try this. It may irritate your skin and cause it to break out

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