I've had this for a couple of months, and decided to re-sell it weeks ago, hahah. Well, Etude House CC cream is available in silky (for oily skin) and glow (for dry skin). I got mine in silky, since I'm more into matte finish as of late. Before I start with the review, for reference, my skin is oily, match NC 15 in MAC foundation chart, and is acne prone.
Etude House CC Cream #silky:
This multitasting 8 in 1 formula hydrates, primes, conceals, treats, and protects skin at an easy single step for a healthier complexion, inside and outside. It glides on with a silky smooth finish
Price: USD $9.00~15.00
Etude House CC Cream Silky Ingredients
Left: Etude House CC cream after being pumped several times. Right: NEW Etude House CC Cream
About CC cream:
CC stands for control & correct, or care & correct, etc, which vary from brand to brand. The first CC cream I tried was THE SKIN SHOP Iris CC cream which texture and color are very similar to BB cream, Iris CC cream is also considered as the very first CC cream in Korea, and it was already on the market even before the current CC cream booming. Later CC cream comes up with the old concept of magic color sphere, and claims to be a mix between skincare and makeup.
Etude House CC Cream #silky:
What it claims?
Yes it does contains hyaluronic acid as hydrating properties, but I DON'T feel any hydrating effect by wearing this CC cream. Well, maybe a bit, but it tends to cling on dry patches and accentuate acne scars.
NO! They must have been joking when they said this CC cream could CONCEAL. This is very sheer that it barely cover up anything. Even BB cream works better. This Etude House CC cream is formulated not to conceal, but to even out skin tone. That's being said.
an okay product to be used as a primer. Though it won't fill-in wrinkles/pores. Though, It feels more like a 'base' for me.
Healthier complexion: 2/5
Ahemmm.... I've got lots to say. While YES! It even out my skin tone -a bit- nothing's too amazing as I could get better result from airy mousse foundation.
8 in 1 formula:
Anti-aging(×): getting tired of seeing this 'anti-aging' label being used everywhere (mostly Korean makeup products), this CC cream is indeed having lots of herbal extract on their ingredients list. But I don't think that using 'anti-aging' label is appropriate.
Stress relief(▲): lmao... stress relief? Can't comment much on this one. If what they meant is rejuvinating, then I'd say, this is not a skincare product, and really this is not rejuvinating at all.
Hydration (×): ^ read above
Whitening(✓): With continuous use I think it's possible, since it has ARBUTIN in it.
Sun Protection(✓): Yes, SPF 30 PA++
Tone-up(×): More like a TONE DOWN for me lol, it gives me a freaking weird orangey look.
Smooth texture(✓): Yes, it has smooth, runny texture which blends easily.
Luminosity(×); Nope. It dries up to absolute matte finish. (if you want dewy finish choose #2 glowy instead).
Etude House CC cream silky swatch. Too ORANGE for me.What I like:
♔ Feels light, but yes since it doesn't have any coverage at all
♔ nothing else!
What I don't like:
- Doesn't live up to their claims, lol.
- Gives me a freaking WEIRD orange-ish tone!!!
- Took ages to dry! I swatched it on my hand, and even after a few minutes, it will smudge if I were to touch it. So YES, it's smudge!
- The tube is funny! It gets ridiculously deflated after just a few pumps.
- Fragrance is too strong, typical Koreans makeup product.
- Broke me out a bit (my friends too!)
- Accentuate dryness and scars
- Poor oil control properties
NOTE that I put a correct ample amount of it during the try out and I do apply it properly.
Months ago, this CC cream was being an object of daily raving on many forums, groups, blogs... Which made me feel curious! So I bought two tubes of it on a whim, It was priced at US $13.00 that time. As soon as I tried it, I WAS BEWILDERED! like, what the heck?!! Why does many people like it? It's nothing like a primer for me, more like a BASE. but heck, a cheaper base could do better than this I swear. For a while, I tried to wear it underneath my daily BB/foundation but I don't find it 'okay'. It doesn't correctly fill-up large pores (I'd recommed LIOELE secret pore rich balm for this purpose). It doesn't keep foundation/concealer to stay in place, It doesn't hydrates, it doesn't even out my compexion... on the contrary, it gives me the weirdest ORANGEY tone on my fez, like I'm a Mr. rabbit who has consumed enormous amount of betacarotene, heck! I wonder why on earth it oxidized into shade that is too orange for me, considering I have a very yellow skintone.
If it doesn't have this weird orange tone then I won't hate it to this extent. My BFF said she didn't really like this CC cream too. awee...
So what is it supposed to do? 8in1 formulation seems to *mostly fail. It baffles me so much! And no I don't have any high expectation from this product since it's being an Etude House anyway.
My foundation blends out more smoothly without this to, haha!
Final thoughts: Okay, this may feel more like a rant, lol. I'm sorry for that. But I really really want to tell you not to waste your money on this product. (And we have the most recent release of ETUDE HOUSE precious mineral ANY CUSHION ahead). Again, I can't tell you enough to always always check what's your face product doing on your skin UNDER NATURAL LIGHTING/window lighting would do. Indoor lighting alone is not enough. You'll notice great difference from product to product. What's GOOD for your skin, what's actually WORKS for your skin, and what's giving you a skin disaster.
I've tried many products that are far much better than this CC cream, even IRIS CC cream is much better than the one from Etude House. If you like the price, I'd recommend you to try TONY MOLY luminous pure aura CC cream instead.
All in all, those with 'amost flawless' skin is probably going to like it (only if you don't mind the orangeish tone). But for me, it's a miss! Sorry, I'd never ever repurchase.
Phewww! Turned out as a lengthy post! I know that fans of EH CC cream might kill me for this post, hahaha! But this is my honest review. Anyhow, I dislike this cream so much that I decided to sell it right away.
I think Etude House people is really smart in marketing their product, it's been over a week that people start to hype thiz:
ETUDE HOUSE PRECIOUS MINERAL ANY CUSHION
Etude House precious mineral any cushion commercial from EH Philippines
I wonder if I should really get a hand on this? Haha? let's see... This cushion BB or Cushion foundation is almost everywhere on blogsphere nowadays. I've tried one from LANEIGE, it looks like this, texture is watery but it's just an okay product and is perfect to wear on low maintenance day. The packaging is cute~
Laneige Snow BB soothing cushion
*Photo taken with Byul, my android.