Etude House Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream was purchased by Cosmeperks for review purposes.
Etude House recently released a new skincare line called Soon Jung. It is an affordable line, that comes in two sizes for people who don’t want to jump right in to something, or people who prefer smaller sizes in general (like me!) and I have the mission of reviewing it. After reviewing the toner, I decided to review the cream, since they are the two most important parts of a skin routine (in my opinion) and so I decided to test those two first.
Image taken from the Etude House website:
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
Volume: 30 ml/60 ml
How to use:
- Apply on the parts of your skin which need more moisture, as the last step of your skin care routine.
- Spread it on your hands and press them on to your face gently.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic.
Etude House Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream Review:
First I must say I am incredibly curious of how skin protective this cream is. I stopped using my pollution blocker so I could test the Toner, and of course I didn’t start using it again because to review a barrier cream why would you need extra protection. Besides, it could influence the final result.
The pack is nice and light, and the squeeze hole is a precision type. Looking at this I would guess you didn’t need much cream all at once, even before I tried it.
The cream is dense enough but it slides really easily. It has no scent, which is appropriate for sensitive skins as fragrances tend to irritate them.
This is the first swatch I ever did, on the day I opened the cream, and I remember exactly what I felt that time! The cream is so light and fluffy (yes, you read it right) that it feels like I am spreading whipped cream on my skin! I will give Shea the credits for that.
This is where I was before using this cream, on the day I wrote the Toner review. On the day after that review I started using this cream. In the first photo you can see some blemishes, although they’re not swollen and not very red.
And the photo under is taken after 2 weeks. You can see the way I am now. Since I had stopped using my dust protection for the previous review, the blemishes appeared again even though they weren’t hurting nor irritated. Now, I can see that the cream has actually done its barrier job properly!
Since some people might not be used to what a blemish looks like after it loses its color, I marked a purple dot on top of the blemish. My blemishes usually become scars and it takes time to heal, but using this collection I have been able to heal them faster.
So, what’s the verdict?
Etude House Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream should be applied exactly as they said, only on the dry parts. At first, because I wanted their protection all over my face, I applied it everywhere. As a result, my skin was incredibly greasy on my T zone. But, as my U zone was perfectly moist, I kept using the cream, in the way they advised.
After this, what happened was that the skin where the cream was applied was basically perfect. Feeling moisture, protected from the dust (and as a result no blemishes), and it felt as if it was meant to be like this since the beginning! It even made my skin look younger again (compare the forehead photos). But the areas where I couldn’t apply the cream were still suffering from blemishes, since they had no protection whatsoever.
Then I played around with my skin care, until I found a way to apply the cream everywhere except my nose. I apply heavy serums or essences only on the dry areas of my skin, and on the nose and between the eyebrows apply only toner and moisturizer.
My advice then? Amazing for dry skins. Not good at all for oily skins. If your skin is combination and you feel the need to protect yourself from external aggression then you should try this cream and play with your skin care to figure it out. It is a really effective cream on all it promises. I will use it during the winter all over my face, and during the rest of the year avoid using it on days with no pollution! I will purchase this cream, but only for winter use, since I find it uncomfortable to do partial applying during my skin routine.
I do rate it a solid 4 out of 5!
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Have you tried Etude House Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream?
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