Etude House Soon Jung Moist Relief All In One Gel Review:(Product purchased by Cosmeperks)
Ever since Etude House Soon Jung line was released I tried… virtually everything they have, with the exception of the two latest products (this soothing gel and the sun cream). I didn’t get my hands on the sun cream yet, but this soothing gel has been on and off promotions since release, and I thought since I loved most of the collection, and since I loved the similar Innisfree Ato Soothing gel, then there is a high chance I will love this one too! I do love soothing gels afterall.
Moisturizing Soothing Multi-Gel soothes tired skin refreshingly and relieves skin irritation.
Water, Propanediol, Panthenol, Silica, Acrylates/c10-30 Alk Yl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Glyceryl Caprylate, Butylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Madecassoside, Scutellaria Baica Lensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Tocopherol
How to use:
Apply an appropriate amount on areas that need a soothing effect such as the face, arms, and legs
My Skin Type: Combination (dry U oily T), sensitive, needs elasticity, hydration and nutrients.
Etude House Soon Jung Moist Relief All In One Gel Review:
The design, as all of the Soon Jung collection, is beautiful! White, transparent, blue, simple! I can’t not love it. This first photo was when I first noticed I had “used enough product” to see through the package, and the package becomes so much more beautiful as you use up the product, because it’s transparent but a fuzzy transparency?
The tube itself is a simple squeeze out tube, I just make sure to clean it well each time I use it, otherwise very clean and no accidents have happened (like it leaking while I didn’t use it, like some tubes do).
As expected there is no scent whatsoever in this gel. It is comforting, and thick, but as you spread it the texture becomes similar to “the average aloe soothing gel”.
The gel is thick, so I can’t use it as a replacement for the toner or essence. But also, because it’s thick it is a much better gel to keep in the fridge for cooling, for those who like it, because it doesn’t just melt into cold liquid afterwards like more liquid gels do (like the Innisfree and A’pieu gels I’ll mention later). It’ll be cool long enough for you to spread it.
Another advantage it has, to balance out the disadvantage of not being good as a toner nor essence, because it’s thick it moisturizes more than the average soothing gel. On the chart below I don’t mention moisture, only hydration, which is why I’m mentioning it now.
Thicker gels like the Nature Republic Cactus gel work well instead of moisturizers depending on your previous steps and skin type. It is also good in the following situation: I have been using a cream that’s disappointingly under moisturizing for my skin specifically but by adding a layer of this gel on top I’m good.
I am allergic to most deodorants so I only use them when I must go out (just to make sure nothing bad happens, if you catch my drift) so before using deodorants I need to apply a first layer. Usually I apply a sensitive skin deodorant which is basically an armpit lotion with a nice scent, but often I am in a hurry (that thing takes longer to dry), or can’t find it, or finished all of it, so I end up using sensitive skin friendly creams, lotions, and gels instead. Using this gel like that is also effective because it’s a soothing gel that is slightly moisturizing and so it creates a protective layer.
I had applied my skin care down to the lotion, then I applied this soothing gel on top. It soothed a little (even though my skin was generally fine) and made the products sink in, while protecting their moisture. Now, used as a sole moisturizer it prevents sebum during the day, but used as a top coat for a moisturizer it does nothing in changing or preventing sebum during the day (unlike the two mentioned below).
You can also see that the extra hydration, even on the last step of the routine, made my pores look a tiny bit plumper and my skin look less tight.
The effects of this soothing gel aren’t the most long-lasting thing ever, but it’s simple, clean, and light enough that I can just reapply this during the day, even on top of sun cream if needed (as you would use a mist). It is not the most soothing gel ever made, but it is a soothing gel made for sensitive skins and most soothing gels really are not made for sensitive skins, but for skins that become sensitive at points (sun, heat, etc).
I haven’t had really sensitive skin lately (after the help of Bonajour’s serum) but I can still notice my pimples to be less red whenever I apply this gel, and I feel my skin is… replenished.
This is a chart I borrowed from my Innisfree Ato Soothing Gel review, with only soothing gels I have reviewed here on CP, and added the Etude House Soon Jung Soothing Gel.
If you read this review thus far you already know all of this, but it still makes it easier to understand if you have used one of the other gels or if you are divided between one of the other gels.
Note how I mention the Etude House gel can burn on open wounds, I literally mean wounds and not pimples. I don’t always have wounds but I applied this gel after shaving thinking it would relieve, and it didn’t (I had cut myself by accident), not that I expected it to relieve anything because it was an open wound, that had blood five seconds before, just thought I should share the info so that you will also be careful. I’m pretty sure the Innisfree gel would also burn on open wounds…
In my opinion, considering the Gels specifically for sensitive skins (the ones with no alcohol), the Innisfree Gel is better because it is more liquid and so I can use it as a toner or essence. In other words, it matches my personal preferences more. But it really depends if you like thinner or thicker gels, something more like an essence or more like a moisturizer.
I would prefer repurchasing the Innisfree one for my specific case, but they are pretty much hand in hand in quality!
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