[Review] Etude House Soon Jung 10-Free Moist Emulsion

Etude House Soon Jung 10-Free Moist Emulsion Review:

As soon as this collection came out and I tried the first products of this collection I was super excited. For now, this is the last product yet to review, and the expectations are high as the other products were really good! Not to mention, to me an emulsion is really important because it’s what actually moisturizes my skin. It depends from person to person, but in my case it’s the emulsion (as a cream on my skin only makes a barrier).

Being the last product to try from the collection I’m a little sad, but at the same time really excited!


  • 10-free, pure and mild, skin improvement, for sensitive skin care.
  • The Soon Jung collection is the result of 30 years of research by Amore Pacific, specializing in sensitive skins and going as far as 1988.
  • Low irritant, moisturizing, relaxing emulsion that delivers moisture fast to the skin.


Purified Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Pentaerythritol Tetrahexylhexanoate, Squalane, Panthenol, Madecassoside, Green Tea Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyl Adipate-2, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP copolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Methyl Glucoside Distearate , Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Butylene Glycol, Disodium Edta

Etude House Soon Jung 10-Free Moist Emulsion Review

Volume: 72ml or 120ml

How to use:

Gently apply an appropriate amount on the face and pat your face steadily to promote absorption into the skin.

My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, allergic

Etude House Soon Jung 10-Free Moist Emulsion Review:

Before I start I would like to add again that it’s so awesome that the products in this collection come in two sizes! You can try them without feeling burdened, or you can get them as traveling products, there’s so many advantages to it I just want to say thank you to whoever had this idea.

Etude House Soon Jung 10-Free Moist Emulsion Review

Then I want to mention again that the design of this collection is so beautiful, the gentle squared shape with white and transparent bottles, it just looks so gentle and hygienic.

Etude House Soon Jung 10-Free Moist Emulsion Review

As you can see in the photo, this bottle too comes with a small protection, at least it doesn’t leak! Unlike a certain product from this same collection. So, remove the protection and you’re good to start!

Etude House Soon Jung 10-Free Moist Emulsion Review

At my first try to use this emulsion I was a little… mad. It just doesn’t come out! Like those small samples on which the toner comes out but you have to punch the emulsion on your palm in order to get something to come out.

Etude House Soon Jung 10-Free Moist Emulsion Review

You can see it here, after me punching the bottle onto my palm. But the liquid is so dense it was still hanging onto the small exit hole!

Although I must add, it is not super dense on the skin, once it touches the skin it starts melting away. In fact after I took this photo it only took enough time for me to put the bottle down and that small amount on the palm of my hand slid half way down my arm. It’s just really dense before it touches the skin and thus really bothersome to get it out to use…

Etude House Soon Jung 10-Free Moist Emulsion Review

You can see here the swatch. On the first photo you can see the small amount I used for the swatch. On the middle on I only dragged it down my arm and it “melted” so much it covered that whole area! And then, after absorption.

At this point I remember thinking that the emulsion seemed like a normal emulsion, moisturizing but not surprising, although good for sensitive skins.

Etude House Soon Jung 10-Free Moist Emulsion Review

On this image you can see my first usage of the emulsion, when I used the normal amount I usually apply, and then the second usage when I used half the normal amount.

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This emulsion, on both usages, made my skin oilier than it had been in  many many years. My skin does get this oily often, but only many hours after the skin care is done, and only if I don’t touch up my makeup and sebum powders. And this amount of oil was produced even before I was able to conclude my skin care!

Although I was really disappointed with this, I decided to continue using it, and give it a shot. Because sometimes it takes time for your skin to get used to new products, and they can actually be advantageous.

Etude House Soon Jung 10-Free Moist Emulsion Review

However this type of small breakouts started happening. They are small, and infected, and I can’t pop them because 1) you shouldn’t, and 2) my skin is really sensitive. They don’t usually hurt unless I touch them, but since I have been using a Vitamin C based product these small pimples really burn. After using this product for one week and these pimples persisted and kept appearing, I decided to take a break from the emulsion to see if it was an actual reaction to it.

Said, and done, it was. I spent another week not using this emulsion at all and my skin went back to normal, it was not overly oily, no random breakouts.

After that week I thought I should give it a shot again. The other products from the collection were amazing, and I did spend money on this one. I’m sure lots of you give products second chances!

Etude House Soon Jung 10-Free Moist Emulsion Review

But on only one usage I got this friend. It appeared out of the blue, and it’s huge! I mean, just compare it to the size of my teeth, it was around 3mm in diameter! And this was overnight, after using the emulsion again only one time.

So, I am sad to say that this emulsion to me receives a 0/5. Even if it didn’t cause me the breakouts, it made my skin unusually greasy, I could fry potatoes there. But fear not my friends, an emulsion never goes to waste (unless you had an actual allergy to it)! What I’m going to do with it is use it on the areas of my body that are drier, like my knees and sheen, elbows, etc.

Needless to say I won’t purchase it again, because it’s darn expensive for a body lotion.

Where to buy:

Amazon Prime | eBay | Cosmetic-love

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3 thoughts on “[Review] Etude House Soon Jung 10-Free Moist Emulsion”

  1. ‘because it’s darn expensive for a body lotion.’ …yes I have lots of those too… lol thanks for an informative review! 🙂


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