Thursday, January 3, 2013
Super Review: Etude House Magic Enzyme Peeling Pack
Etude House is a super famous Korean brand I've always wanted to try so when I went to Seoul, I had to pick something up. I chose an enzyme mask, which is an exfoliant. It exfoliates chemically instead of using rough particles like those found in scrubs. This kind of chemical exfoliating shouldn't be done every day but is good for maybe weekly use. I chose the Magic Enzyme Peeling Pack! Review Start-o!
What is this Witchcraft?
The product comes in a glass bottle with a twist-off plastic cap. The product itself is a thin, white, milky liquid which has a very pleasant, light, (I want to say yogurt-y?) scent. After your normal cleansing routine, apply a layer to your dry face. Once the product is dry, you simply remove it by rubbing your face with your fingers. The product comes off in what looks like eraser bits.
This product smells really nice. It's also fairly simple to apply and the bottle allows only for a few drops at a time to come out so even though the product is thin, you can put it on without a mess. Once it's time to remove the product, the rubbing motion required pretty much forces you into massaging your face which increases circulation. It leaves your skin feeling immediately smoother and bright. And finally, this little 115ml bottle will last you FOREVER. You can hand it down to your children, and they to theirs, and on and on and on... ... ...for, indeed, the freakiest of family heirlooms.
Oh wait, somewhere back there did I say "simply remove the product"? I meant vigorously and with a wrath like that of a thousand suns...for real. And do not put this product anywhere near your hairline or eyebrows. If you try to rub it off from there, there will be pain. This was a very unpleasant surprise when I first used this product. It took a couple minutes to rub the product off and then an additional few minutes just trying to wash little pieces out of my hair.
The Review (4/10)
This product is, I'm sure, good for your skin. But, the fact that it's so hard to remove really cuts down on its value. Whenever I open the cabinet to see which skincare product I want to use, I make eyes with this one and feel like it's taunting me. I do still use it on occasion, though. I found that applying the product in a fairly thick layer and avoiding any hair at all costs helps a lot but it still just seems like more trouble than it's worth.
Anyway, my skin looks great! And to think it only took ten minutes of strategic face clawing...