A set of Etude House Soon Jung to restore sensitive, stressed and damaged skin

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While in Russia still can not understand, in what order should I apply the essence, toner, emulsion and cream as well fit it all into a daily ritual of skin care, or even should, use all three of them, in Korea, the fashion for multi-step facial is losing relevance and in its place came the so-called “diet for the skin”. Simple language is the usual European ladies system: cleansing, toning and moisturizing three steps, clear each.

Korean cosmetic companies have gone further and added a bit and made it better. The compositions of these products are the most safe, hypoallergenic and are non-comedogenic, without “ballast” in the form of active ingredients with lightweight textures and a comfortable pH.

To suit such cosmetics:

  • for those living in areas with a poor environment (Hello, industrial the Beijing smog!)
  • for very thin, dry, atopic and sensitive skin
  • for damaged, inflamed, irritated and dehydrated skin of any type
  • for tired and weak skin that is exhausted and overwhelmed with care with lots of cosmetics with rich compositions

I noticed Soon Jung, when after a series of experiments with Korean and Japanese Suite realized that almost all moisturizers are not suitable for my oily combination skin. Dense, nourishing texture and rich in content of various ingredients of the formula only made it worse. The skin is dull, rough, awkward tone, appeared severe itching, irritation, acne, swelling in the morning, increased sensitivity to the sun, greatly decreased the rate of regeneration, and dramatically increased the amount of secreted sebum.

I went back to using acids, which are used to solve these kind of problems, but that time they did not help me. So, the thing is broken the protective barrier of the skin, and need something else that will help to restore it.

Then just got a new Etude House. In honor of the start of sales was a massive “distribution of elephants” — discounts and special offers, so I decided to buy a whole set cheaper. It sets scattered like hot cakes, has been the collapse of the system of the online store, I have twice returned the payment with tearful apologies about sold out at the last second the product, but still my box I eventually got. =)

The outer packaging and the kit contents may vary. Mine, for example, is Packed in thick carton box, and consists of the following products:

  • Relief Toner 180 ml
  • Relief Toner 20ml (miniature)
  • Moist Emulsion 120 ml
  • Moist Emulsion 20ml (miniature)
  • Intensive Cream 7ml (miniature)

Price set without discounts: 198 yuan (about 1933 rubles)

Miniature bottles are convenient to take along on a business trip or travel.

The design is very modest, but its design leaves a good impression and is associated with crystalline purity and freshness. I like narrow and elongated shape transparent frosted bottles — the kind now popular in the packaging design futuristic style. The material is a durable plastic.

Features of the line Soon Jung, which tells the manufacturer:

  • Does not contain animal ingredients, mineral oil, alcohol, artificial dyes and fragrances, parabens, surfactants, PEG, silicones, imidazolidinone, triethanolamine, polyacrylamide.
  • Used in the manufacture of ingredients class EWG Green (i.e. past maksialnoe degree of purification).
  • Cosmetic products Soon Jung have a comfortable pH level close to the natural state of the skin.
  • Specially formulated with madecassoside (Centella asiatica extract), panthenol and a complex of natural extracts to care for depleted, sensitive and damaged skin.
  • By Soon Jung is aimed at reducing irritation and dryness of the skin, strengthening its protective properties, restore a damaged lipid barrier and protection against aggressive environmental influences (cold, wind, frost, drought, heat, ultraviolet radiation, dampness, smog, etc.).

Etude House, Soon Jung — Relief Toner

The only product to which I have no questions, although he estimated it took a very long time.

At first, I just moistened them with a cotton pad and wipe the face — as we all used to use tonic or Korean toners. No wow-effect in this case is not noticed and put the toner aside. Its excellent properties it is revealed fully only when I began to use it in a special way, which I read in the book and Leave the Saeki “the Japanese revolution in skin care”.

The method is simple and suitable for any type and age skin:

  • Water water special cotton Foundation for lotion masks and how to overcome it to become barely moist;
  • Put the wet into a small container and how it should permeate the toner, essence, liquid or lotion;
  • Apply the Foundation on the face and spread below it is well kept;
  • Take a piece of thin plastic film, put on top of the cotton basis (so as not to choke — it is necessary quickly to make cuts to the mouth and nose) and how to fix the contour of the face to the cloth backing is not lost or pulled off the face it’s easier than you think;😉
  • To hold the mask up to 20 minutes and remove.
  • This method is much more advanced than normal lotion and has several important advantages:

  • You save lotion/toner/essence, because already impregnated fabric base with water, and half of the tissue volume is already occupied by the liquid. For comparison, the conventional method lotion mask immediately assumes a fully impregnate the fabric base with toner or essence, which strongly increases the consumption of cosmetics.
  • By hiding on top of the cotton basics with plastic wrap, liquid from the tissue begins immediately to evaporate and condenseries and creates a “sauna effect” — the skin is deeply hydrated and saturated with moisture.💦 It’s a win-win for dehydrated, dry, atopic skin. For comparison: normal version lotion mask when you don’t use plastic cling film, the liquid immediately begins to evaporate, the Foundation dries in 10-15 minutes, and as a result, the skin gets the required moisture level, to start the recovery process. When the “sauna effect” is achieved, even after 20-30 minutes, the Foundation remains totally wet and your skin is maximally saturated with water and nutrients to the dermis level, she is ready to start recover; applied after, it is better absorbed and is more effective.
  • I started making these masks every day (1-2 times daily), and my skin has become much less suffer from dryness and dehydration, and serum show their properties much better.

    If you need a cosmetic product that will deeply moisturize the skin, remove the first signs of dehydration and will start the recovery process of the skin, the toner Soon Jung is not only a great budget option, but💵 and the cornerstone. Can be a substitute to the more expensive Japanese lotion Kose Cosme Decorte Liposome.

    Its texture is liquid and watery. After application of toner to the cotton mask and leaves no stickiness. Quickly absorbed by skin, nourishes it with moisture and restores balance of water and nutrients in the skin cells. Reduces irritation and itching, eliminates tightening of the skin after washing your face aggressive foams, softens, refreshes, tones, removes redness, soothes and calms the skin. Creates a nice “safety cushion” in the layers of the skin, preventing dryness and improving serums. Perfectly combined with care with active components, particularly serum, which contain acid, vitamin C and Niacinamide.

    Under the twist-off lid has a special opening for dispensing tonic

    Ingredients: Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Betaine, Panthenol, Madecassoside, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Polyglycerin-3, Disodium EDTA.

    Country of origin: China

    Period of use: March 2018

    Price per bottle: 180 ml — 128 yuan (about 1219 RUB)

    Evaluation: when used as a toner-mask — 5+, as well as the usual Korean toner.

    Etude House, Soon Jung — Moist Emulsion

    Too controversial for me, the product, but it failed to find an approach.

    Emulsion with the texture of liquid fluid. A couple of times I click on the dispenser, be sure to heat the facility in the palms and apply to face, massaging and patting — so emulsion is better absorbed and leaves no stickiness.

    The basic formula is perfectly combined with active ingredients like serums acids, vitamin C and Niacinamide. Emulsion reduces redness, itching and burning, soothes and moisturizes dehydrated skin and creates a protective barrier against loss of moisture and nutrients. Soothes and restores sensitive, irritated and damaged skin. Slightly evens skin tone and accelerates the healing of scars, wounds and minor inflammations. Even the most troubled skin restores three days of regular use, prevents dryness and contraction from dehydration or after washing selenocysteine foams. Helps to quickly resolve minor and major skin peeling, removes “the effect of dried apricots” in a very parched and chapped skin. Fortunately not oxidized (read: does not form a “black point”) and does not clog pores.

    The only thing I don’t like is the fact that the emulsion is greatly shines and feels on the face. Not as uncomfortable as the cream Soon Jung — Oh how to do that, but a slight stickiness still remains. Usually, after application of the emulsion Soon Jung, I wait 20-30 minutes and then pamaciau the excess with a dry paper towel. A day after a couple of hours is also required to remove the excess skin secret and some powder. In the summer the use of this emulsion can not only when cool or in the winter.❄

    In the end, I came to the conclusion that the emulsion Jung Soon — for me a temporary solution and is not suitable for frequent use. I noticed that when I use it longer than three days, I increased the oiliness of the skin. Still my skin better fit the more liquid of the emulsion with the flowing texture of the lotion, and I left for evening care.🌙

    The Korean emulsions are typically very economical — they need quite a bit- and this is no exception. For once just 2-3 taps on the dispenser, making it endless.

    Under the removable lid there is a dispenser-pump, which is pressed smoothly and gives a small amount of emulsion.

    Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Squalane, Panthenol, Madecassoside, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, BIS-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxypropyl Starchphosphate, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA.

    Country of origin: China

    Period of use: March 2018

    The price of one bottle: 120 ml — 128 yuan (about 1219 RUB)

    Rating: 4. Use periodically when convenient, but if I had the opportunity to try it in advance — I would not buy.

    Etude House, Soon Jung — Intensive Cream

    Cream I did not like the first time. Unlike the emulsion, it’s a little greasy, poorly absorbed and leaves a thick nasty sticky film on the skin (“greenhouse effect”), under which the skin is suffocating. The distribution of the face for some reason begins to lather. Hard and unpleasant feel on the skin. I apply it only at night, in the dry areas (whisky, jaw and cheekbones) and in the coldest period of winter. After using this cream, in the morning, my face shines like a greased griddle, and the skin looks loose, puffy and dull. The only advantages of the cream is removing itching and painful sensations of tightness in dehydrated skin, reducing redness and eliminating the peeling and cracks on damaged skin. However, all its positive qualities does not redeem uncomfortable feeling and appearance of the skin after applying the cream. Well, I got a miniature tube. I buy the full package — I would use it on hands or even thrown away.

    Ingredients: Water, Propanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Madecassoside, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Potassium Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA.

    Country of origin: China

    Period of use: March 2018

    Price per tube: 60 ml — 158 yuan (about 1505 RUB.)

    Rating: 2. My skin is too nutritious and better suited to dry skin, not oily.

    The texture of the emulsion and cream

    The difference in textures: emulsion is more watery, though not flowing; while in the cream less water and more emollients and oils — it is denser and more viscous.

    Thank you for your attention.💐

    Lena.

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