Hi everyone, today I’m going to briefly talk to you about Etude House’s Moistfull Collagen Cream, which I bought from one of their stores in KL. The reason why I say briefly is because skin care, unlike makeup, works differently for different people. Therefore, even if I were to, say, rave about a certain product, another blogger could possibly deem it rubbish and for that reason I’ve tended to review more makeup than skin care. However, I still want to try out new products and review them for you guys so I’ll now occasionally talk about items such as moisturisers and cleansers.
Also please bare in mind that I have combo skin, (oily t-zone + dryish cheeks) so if you have a drastically different skin makeup you may wish to ignore everything I’m saying lol. So without further ado, here is the review!
ETUDE HOUSE MOISTFULL COLLAGEN CREAM
Options: Cream / Deep Cream (which I also bought)
Price: $20.40 (Official E.H price) / $14.30 (Jolse)
(Italic = potential acne trigger)
(Bold = ingredients +3 on COSDNA’s safety scale, [lower the better, 1-9])
Hydrolyzed Collagen, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Adansonia Digitata Fruit Extract, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Betaine, Kaolin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Pca Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Stearic Acid, Silica, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Poloxamer 407, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Phytantriol, Ppg-5-Laureth-5, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Alcohol, Water, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
In all honesty, I’m surprised that I bought this. For a while now I’ve been using Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturiser, and whenever it ran out, I just went back to Boots to pick up another one. I never really felt the need to change it, and due to a lack of initiative as a beauty blogger to try and find the very best product I could, I never looked to see what else was on the market. That was until the fated day when I set foot in an Etude House store for the first time. I think I must have lost it a little, because I went around the shop putting whatever caught my eye in my basket, (much to the assistant’s delight). One of the several items I put in was this moisturiser, and like most of the items put in, I had little to no prior information regarding it.
So when I came back to England I went onto Etude House’s website to see what they claimed this would do.
Small Super Collagen water particles in the Moistfull cream always keep your skin hydrated and leave your skin feeling like jelly.While this cream is soft, its contact on your skin is firm and hydrates your skin all day, leaving your skin healthy.
– 120 hours of Super Collagen™ water effect with proven experimental data
– Improvement on skin layers with outstanding hydrating level seen within 5 days
– Skin gloss lasts 12 hours after application
* Tested by IC Korea with 23 persons of 20~25’s
I was a little underwhelmed by the description that the website gave, as it seemed a bit fluffy and I wasn’t sure about the 120 hours for the super collagen water effect and what not. But then again, this isn’t game changing stuff so maybe there wasn’t much to say. I did however snort a little at the ‘skin gloss’ that lasts 12 hours, cause at the end of a long day, that’s just face grease.
Packaging wise, the pot looks quite small, (it fits in the palm comfortably), however you only need a little product to cover the face. I would suggest using the spatula provided in the box and applying just under one spatula full, however mind that you give it a rinse every once in a while just to keep it clean. You can also just use your finger, as long as they are clean. Hygiene people.
The reason why you don’t need so much is because the consistency is more gel like than a thick cream, and so glides across the skin easily. It leaves your skin feeling soft and slightly cooled, however does leave a moderate amount of shine. Some people don’t mind this, (I don’t) but some do. If you have an all over oily complexion you may not like this as you’ll look very greasy at the end of the day without some serious powder application (and re-application).
+ Moisturises well leaving skin ‘springy’ and soft
+ Keeps skin hydrated throughout the day
+ Gives skin a glow (could be seen as a negative)
+ A well known brand so product is easy to buy
– Some might not like the shine left behind
– No pump so could be unhygienic
I think is moisturiser would work well for most skin types, except those with skin types that are in the extremes, i.e. very dry or very oily. Since this is a gel formula I think it’s best for summer use for mildly dry to oily /dry combo skin, and for normal to moderately oil skin in winter. I would recommend this primarily for young adults, however there is also a deep cream version that you can buy which would cater more towards a drier / more mature skin / winter skin routine.
For my skin at the moment, I would say it works well and does its job as my face feels very soft immediately when I apply the cream at night and is still soft when I wake up in the
afternoon morning. When the weather gets colder I’ll definitely try out the deep cream and post a review so stay tuned!