[REVIEW] Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack – Panthensoside 5

Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack – Panthensoside 5 was purchased by Cosmeperks.

This is the most recent product from the Soon Jung collection by Etude House. Yes, some of you may think “oh but this isn’t new, it’s like two months old” – correct! I got it not long after it came out, and have been using it every every day.

I honestly didn’t know what to count on considering that part of the collection was amazing, one product was just okay, and another one actually wasn’t the nicest on my skin. Regardless, the part that was amazing was so amazing that I still had high hopes and expectations for this baby!


– Highly moisturizing creamy balm type mask.

– Contains Panthesonide-5% for spot care.

– Contains the Sleepair technology to make your skin always look like you slept well and enough.

– Low pH.

– “Clear cap” which only allows the product to leave the package when you press it, and keeps the pack clean.

– 97% natural ingredients

– Free of 10 harmful ingredients: animal extracts, mineral oils, added color, fragrance, polyacrylamide, silicon oil, urea, triethanolamine, PEG, paraben


Purified Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Panthenol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate, Carnauba Wax, Hydroxyethylacrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lauroyl Lysine, Glyceryl Caprylate, Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Trehalose, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Sorbitan Isostearate, Disodium EDTA, Asiatic Acid, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Madecasoside, Tocopherol, Soybean Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack - Panthensoside 5 Review

Volume: 50ml (In the future also available in 100ml)

How to use:

1. In the evening skin care, after applying your last step of skin care apply this balm type mask in a gentle rotating motion until it absorbs well.

2. Cleanse your skin the next morning with warm water.

My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic. Currently under stress, so I get new pimples every other day too.

Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack – Panthensoside 5 Review:

Before I start, just in case you didn’t read the ingredient list, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate is included so for those who don’t get along with it… yeah, just skip this altogether.

But for all the rest of us, here is my review!

Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack - Panthensoside 5 Review

It looks completely like the rest of the Soon Jung collection, down to the blue safety strip which gives the new product an elegant and simple touch of color.

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The design is simple and clean, as usual, although I must say that after using this it has become a tiny bit dirty since I do have colored and darker skin care bottles rubbing on this every day.

Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack - Panthensoside 5 Review

It came with a protective lid, of course, and it removed really easily, with no glue residue. Thank you, I hate having to scrape my nails there for 50 years waiting for the glue residues to come out.

Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack - Panthensoside 5 Review

The texture is balmy, spreads easily, but as expected from a sleeping mask it doesn’t absorb right away. I think so far the mask that absorbed/dried the faster was the Mamonde Calendula Sleeping Mask.

As promised it has no scent and color, and it is not completely opaque nor completely transparent (really like a balm I guess, but a little whiter).

Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack - Panthensoside 5 Review

The very first day I used this I was right away surprised with its spot caring results. In one night it removed all the redness of this tiny pimple and reduced the swelling! So of course I was happy.

Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack - Panthensoside 5 Review

In this case, in more recent days, I had this pimple which I decided to pop because it was really… white. I know I shouldn’t, but I did. The next morning the pimple grave was no longer visible, red, open or hurting me. So, it basically does night long care the same way Cica balms (Innisfree Bija Cica Balm | Etude House Soon Jung 5-panthensoside Cica Balm ) do. Of course, at no moment did I stop using cica balm, but a cica balm (if you read my reviews or have one then you know) doesn’t get rid of these things overnight. So I think this is definitely a nice addition to a sensitive skin routine.

I also noticed that my skin on my nose hasn’t been peeling off even though the weather is already dry.

Plus plus points!

But there is a downside to this sleeping pack.

Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack - Panthensoside 5 Review

Ignore my pores, I was on that time of the month and my pores always get bad at that time.

The top left photo is how the mask looks in the morning after I spend the night moving and basically rubbing my face on the pillow. On the top right photo is the mask when I have a calm night.

You can see that even though on the left it looks like my skin takes the mask really well, on the right it shows that if I have a normal calm night there is a relatively high sebum production.

On the bottom photo I tried applying the mask 1h before sleeping and see if it absorbed. I am testing this, after all, right?

It doesn’t ever absorb – it always keeps this layer of balmy feeling on the skin (like when you use a good lip balm) and since it doesn’t ever absorb it always looks greasy.

So, is my skin greasy or is it the mask’s balmy-ness? I can’t tell, really, I think it’s a mixture of both. I tried it as a single moisturizer but then for my aging skin it wasn’t enough. So I prefer the oiliness and the moisture than feeling my skin under moisturized.

I am making it seem that it makes a sebum explosion on my face, but it really doesn’t – it’s just the normal amount of oiliness I have from most sleeping masks (with very few exceptions). Nothing compared to the oil explosion from when I use the Asian beauty community Holy Grail (not my personal HG of course) the Laneige Water Sleeping mask.

I do think oily skins want to stay away from this, but dry skins, sensitive skins, troubled skins will see a good effect even if it comes at the cost of oiliness.

Whereas the Apieu Potato Sleeping Mask provides immediate relief with its cooling effect, much like an Aloe gel, this one doesn’t do that. But it does heal or help heal the trouble during the night, even though you don’t feel immediate relief.

I will use this mask each time my skin needs more care (as is the time now) and definitely during pollution season (around May here in Seoul). But other than that, I should stay away from it since I do not appreciate waking up shining more than a star.

Great for healing, horrible for sebum. Gladly, it doesn’t give me acne or breakouts, nor do I produce more sebum during the day, so it’s still worth it when my skin is “sick and in pain”.

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Where to buy:

Cosmetic-love | eBay

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2 thoughts on “[REVIEW] Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack – Panthensoside 5”

  1. How does it compare to the 2x barrier cream? I have really dry, flaky skin right now that is peeling due to an increase in strength of tretinoin. I switched to the 2x barrier intensive cream because CeraVe in the tub wasn’t doing it for me but I didn’t realize that there’s another final step moisturizer in the Soon Jung line that is cheaper. Which is better for drier skin?


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