Face Conditioning

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Saturday, June 21, 2014
[Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received the product for a review purpose, but the opinions are my own based on my experience.]

YAY! A new product from Etude House that was launched in April 2014. I was so excited that I got this Etude House Face Conditioning Cream Light from Kbeautysecrets. It is a new improved formula from the previous Face Conditioning Cream and is more specialized for oily-combination skin. My skin is oily on the T-zone area and normal on the U-area. That's why I am very curious to try whether this product does what it claims or not.

Etude House Face Conditioning Cream Light
Etude House Face Conditioning Cream Light SPF 25/PA++

Product description: A multifunction cream for natural makeup and skincare at one time. This is a quick and easy makeup boosting cream that smoothly conditions skin with its light and soft texture for a makeup-ready complexion.

Etude House Face Conditioning Cream Light review
Just like usual Korean products, this is the only English description I can found on the packaging yet very informative.

I am a person who prefers tube or pump packaging to the jar ones for the sake of hygiene. Therefore, I am glad this one doesn't come in jar. The tube's material feels so similar to toothpaste tubes, but thinner and more squeezable. Hopefully you get what I mean :P

What it promises:
  • It supplies silky & light elasticity to the skin and forms soft but elastic layers.
  • It improves adhesive texture to promote moist, radiant looking skin.
  • It supplies moist on inner skin depending on skin condition.
  • It absorbs too much sebum.
  • Rich moisturizing texture that spreads softly on the skin and makes the skin look healthy & elastic since it is adhesive to the skin tightly.
The cream has white appearance but it becomes translucent once it's blended properly and absorbs to the skin. It only takes a couple of seconds to absorb fully, and it has a dewy finish that doesn't feel sticky, instead it feels so light, moisturizing and smooth! I like the fact that it controls my oily T-zone, my blotting paper doesn't look as terrible as usual. I use this before my Etude House CC Cream, btw.

Etude House Face Conditioning Cream Light review
Somewhat runny consistency.

Also another good point, it offers SPF 25 with physical ingredient, which is titanium dioxide (please read my post titled Sun Screen Protection to understand why I choose physical ingredient over the chemical one). It doesn't state how many percent is the active ingredient, though.

Directions: After skin care, apply an appropriate amount on the face and pat lightly. For better absorption, wrap over your face with your palms.

Etude House Face Conditioning Cream Light swatch
With Face Conditioning Cream Light.
Oh, I wish you could tell how smooth it is only by judging the picture.

Basically, this cream acts as a primer for me, it's good at oil control, makes my skin smooth and gives the radiant looking. However, as it is a cosmetic that provides smooth application with such affordable price. I spot they are using silicones in their ingredient (let me just point out silica, as the other ones are too difficult to spell LOL). Do I hate silicone-based product? No, not really, but do I dislike? Well, I wish it didn't contain silicones because I am afraid it will clog my pores and break out my skin. So far, there's no such allergic reaction on my skin, no dryness, no slight irritation as well. I will update this post if something unpleasant happens in the future, but I hope nooot! xD

What I like:
  • easy to blend and quick absorption
  • moisturizing my skin without making it look shiny or feel sticky
  • smooth finish that helps applying makeup so much easier
  • controls excess sebum on oily skin yet hydrates the skin at the same time
  • nice fragrance
What I dislike:
  • contains silicones
Price: IDR 147k

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Selfie(s) with Face Conditioning Cream Light.

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89 comments on "Face Conditioning"
  1. Etude is such a popular brand here in S'pore! I love how the cream acts as a primer for you too!
    Luxury Haven

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  2. it sounds fabulous! I want one!!! <3 I'm so lucky we have etude stores here in our country :) thanks for this review

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  3. wow i love the after effect of that! very clear skin!

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  4. I have normal to dry skin so I can't use it :/ Lovely review ^.^

    Crocus xo

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    1. I'm not sure how this cream would react to normal to dry skin, but it works fine on my normal U-zone. It moisturizes without making it oilier :) Thanks, dear!

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  6. pretty mich!! this is the new formula for conditioning cream right ^^ I only learn about this product now that it's more for combination skin XD I still use the original (previous release) one and I have the same concern with silica though it hasn't broke me out yet. I think the finish is pretty much the same but this one has better oil control? Still it's really nice to read a review on this product as I really love the original one too ^^ Maybe I'll try this out once mine runs out :D Thank you for your review ^^

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    1. I hope it won't break our skin out ^^ Because I've been lovin' this product so far. Unfortunately I haven't tried the previous release, I think I'm just gonna buy the sample size just to compare both products :D

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  7. cci cantik bgttt >.< *salah fokus* haha ini face conditioning yg pink ya?

    btw I've followed your blog, mind to follow me back?
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    1. Makasih, dear ^^ Iya, ini yg warna pink, keluaran terbarunya Etude :D I've followed you back. Let's keep in touch!

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  8. wow great review dear! should try it :)

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  9. Wow! I though this product would be too oily for my skin :D now I want to try it since you said it has good oil control! I see a lot of people said that this is good... I wonder if it'll work well for me too... btw, you're so pretty! <3

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    1. And so are you!! Thank you, dear! I love your reviews :) Hopefully you'll like this as much as I do.

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  10. after reading several review about this product, aku jadi tertarik pengen coba setelah baca review kamu, sounds so promising banget, kekeke :D
    you're so pretty dear :*

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    1. Thank you so much, dear! Iya cobain deh, worth it banget. Moga cocok ya di kulitmu :)

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  11. Waah this one sounds good!! you have flawless skin O__o
    aku coba cari di ebay deh mudah2an ada, soalnya disini ngga ada counter Etude house T.T

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    1. T.T semoga ada ya di ebay.Thanks, dear! But, I have acne scars actually :D

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  12. this cream looks interesting!:) and you're so beautiful!♥

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  13. ajsdas soo pretty!!!
    Love your review on it!!
    Compared to the original face conditioning cream, this one looks a little more runny.
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  14. nice review. thanks for sharing. I just know that we have to be careful with cosmetics that contains silicon :)

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  15. Deve essere una crema molto buona!!! Baci Angelichic

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  16. Sounds great. I really need to try out some products from this brand.

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  17. Your skin looks great! I like that it controls how oily your face gets and how it's moisturizing at the same time.

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  18. seems to be a great product, going to try it soon :D
    the packaging looks adorable x3

    cheer, michelle
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  19. It sounds like a really lovely product! And the packaging is so cute! <3

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  20. I do not know anything about make-up and cream!! Fortunate you. I would love to be an expert like you! Kisses from Italy,
    Eni

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  21. This sounds lovely! I like that it has a dewy finish with out looking greasy.

    Nice review!

    Keisha xo

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  22. It sound fantastic!love the packaging!
    love the pics!
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  23. you always beautiful and I'm envy your glowing skin!
    Nice review!

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  24. I am loving your blog, new follower! Your so beautiful xxx
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  25. I tried the regular version because to me this is a light version. I loved it the regular version, If I can I will try this and I hope love it too.
    xx

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  26. Wow, that face conditioning cream sounds quite intriguing!
    By the way, you are gorgeous; your skin looks amazing! :-)
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    1. Hello! Yup, I think it's worth to try, thank you for the compliment ^^

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  27. I'm not only a beauty products freak, but also an Etude House huge fan!
    I'm so glad to find a review on this! sounds awesome and very promising, so I think I'll go ahead and get it!
    Thanks for the review!

    xxx
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    1. Thank you dear. I like Etude House product too. I'm glad it helped you ^^

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  28. Thank you for the review! Gonna try one :D

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  29. How interesting! I've never seen this product before. It looks really creamy and nice, though.

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  30. Well, first of all you look so beautiful! I've heard wonders about this brand, I'd love to try it for sure!!
    Baci,
    Coco
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  31. This is great, I too am looking for a moisturizer that won't make my face oily especially in my country it's very hot. I might try this ; )
    You're so pretty and I love your hair!

    Besos,
    M
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    1. Hello M! That's true, I live in Jakarta where the weather is (always) hot. I hate it when my T-zone appears so oily. Thank you so much for the compliments ^^

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  32. Heyy! Thanks for commenting on my blog x) Im a new follower!
    I love your blog and you're so pretty~ And you are from Indonesia >< Im from Malaysia btw

    This new cream looks so... cooling *O* and Etude House products always looks so cute!
    I really want to get Korean makeup stuff but where Im living don't have cosmetics from asian countries T^T

    Natalie Nana ✿.

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    1. Hello Natalie! Thank you for visiting back ^^ Nice to meet you. I know how it feels like, some of my favorite beauty brands are not available in Indonesia, so I had to order them online or purchase it when I went overseas x_x

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  33. Never heard of a face conditioner before xD Thank you for the review, it sounds like a really great product.

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  34. Looks lovely hun! <3 Thanks fr the Review!

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  35. seems great! you look pretty.
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  36. I just love the sound of this :) the packaging is also lovely!! such a great review btw, very in-depth xx

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  37. Etude house is one of my favorite brands,I'll check this out!

    Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

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  38. Wow thanks for the review! And you look so amazing! Really love your blog :) I've followed you on bloglovin, and I can't wait for your next post! Feel free to follow me if you like reading my blog after your visit :)
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  39. you look gorgeous!!! I can't wait to try it!!!!

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  40. Thanks for the review Mitch! This product sounds lovely and give you such a pretty flawless finish. I tend to prefer tube packages for the same reasons as you :)

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  41. great review. It sounds lovely!
    xo,
    nancy

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  42. thankyou for your review you make me want to try this product too ! and you selfie is uhh pretty!!
    i've follow you,followme back!x

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  43. I like that it controls oil, as that's usually my biggest problem with skincare products.

    You have such pretty skin btw! :)

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  44. wow your skin look so vibrant and flawles, so envy xx

    love your smile by the way :)

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  45. it looks great and you look so pretty !
    xoxo
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  46. Thanks for the review! I'd like to try this product as my skin is also quite oily...! xx

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  47. Wow I've never heard of a face conditioner before :0 The packaging on Etude House products are so cute and pretty!! You're so gorgeous as well!! I'm always scared to try creamy things on my face because I've really oily skin (even on the U area). Thanks for introducing though! And thank you for visiting my blog :3 I've followed yours.


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    1. I think the name is pretty unique too :D Thank you for the compliment, dear! I think if your skin is oily then you should try the original version, I think it controls oily skin better ^^

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  48. I stopped by to say hi and have a lovely day!!
    Baci,
    Coco
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  49. Oh wow, what an interesting product, I've never seen anything like it before. It's definitely something I would want to try! Can't wait to pick it out from Etude House. Thanks for the review hun! :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  50. Face conditioner?! We've never heard of that before. This sounds like a promising product though

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  51. This sounds like something I should give a try! :D

    Joana x
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  52. great review! thank you for sharing...
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  54. so pretty ci.... omg~~~ i'm so envyyy.....
    good review, i never try any face primer before. maybe i should give it a try :))

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  55. I think this is my first time visiting your blog ^^ Nice to know you Mitch!
    Thank you for stopping by to my blog often =)
    You're beautiful! <3

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  56. U-area? That's a new term I've never heard of before :D
    This product sounds really promising, considering that I'm currently giving primers another try. I really do like that it has SPF, since now that I think about it, the mattifying primers I'm testing out don't have SPF, but then again, I do go over with a BB cream with SPF anyways. I think silicones in cosmetics are inevitable though, since a lot of primers have them, but I'm still on the fence about how I feel about them on the skin.

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    1. LOL, the term does make sense tho. Thankfully, there's no sign of breaking out so far :D However, I prefer not to wear it on daily basis.

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  57. nice review!<3
    btw, can u followback me again?:( bcs i was lost my blog:(

    xx,angel.
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  58. i was looking that product for so long, but i dont know how to use it ,what is that and you give me a good review! lol i should give a try too!<3
    loveyou~
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  59. Good review.
    My wishlist for next month ~

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  60. Pingin beli tapi ternyata ada silikonnya yah .______.

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  61. So is it like a moisturizer? I thought it was another CC Cream or something from Etude House. I super love the packaging! I'm still using Etude's Dear Girls Be Clear Moisturizer, I don't really love it but it's all natural ingredients and pretty decent (although it could melt when it's too hot) sooo yeah I decided not to throw it away!

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    1. Pretty much a moisturizer before applying makeup so that it'll control your sebum, but contains silicones which I don't think you should wear this everyday. Dear Girls packaging is so cute, I've been wanting to try the BB cream tho :D

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  62. I am very excited to use this cream~ :3
    I ordered one a little while ago teehee! C:

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  63. beb pernah cobain yg pertamanya? bedanya apa sm yg pink?:D

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    1. Pernah cobain sample size nya aja dear :D Yg kerasa bedanya banget tekstur creamnya ya, yg tube biru lebih creamy sedangkan yg pink ini lebih watery. Cuma kalo performance wise aku lupa bedanya apa T-T

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  64. Nice reviews! you have flawless skin and look beautiful!! ^^
    i tried another the blue one but too oily for me. anyway thanks for sharing.

    oh i followed your blog #600, mind to follow me back?

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  65. Hi Mitch, thanks for your review and lovely pictures xxx
    Your skin looks stunning!!! I guess a few million people already commented that to you ;)))

    Most of Etude House Face Conditioning reviews focus on the Original version (the blue one). So I was happy when I found yours about the Light version!

    Here is my experience with that cream, I tested a sample.

    Essentially, that cream has a light velvety texture and delivers a mochi skin finish. What's not to love about it?
    It's been a while I haven't been impressed by a day cream! I haven't experienced this kind of consistency before, it's really agreeable to the touch.

    It absorbs quickly into a powdery finish - yet it is not drying at all.
    I would however recommend applying a serum / light moisturiser beforehand, especially if you have dry to combination skin like me.

    My T zone didn't shine for a few hours, thus making this product suitable for warmer days.
    The other remarkable fact is that despite being a SPF/ SPA day cream, it doesn't leave any white cast.
    My face looked matte but not lifeless. On the contrary, this cream seemed to brighten my skin and gave that lovely, enviable mochi hada effect!

    But before buying the regular size product, I prefer to consult bloggers and check the ingredients.

    Now the bad news TT. Unfortunately, alcohol is on the 6th position in the ingredient list.
    Since there's no paraben in the formula, I assume they're using alcohol and fragrance instead to preserve the product.
    Alcohol may be very irritating and virtually burn your skin. A tiny percentage might be ok though. Since alcohol is pretty high on the list its proportion may vary from 15% up to 30% (worst case scenario!)
    My sensitive skin hasn't felt any discomfort at all though, so fingers crossed, I really hope the alcohol % remains reasonable!

    Is there a scientist/ chemist/ pharmacist/ dermatologist who can help????? I researched and couldn't find more info, only assumptions.

    Meanwhile, I sent a message to Etude House asking them to clarify my concerns.

    Note that the Etude House Face Conditioning Original (the blue one) has a kinda cleaner formula, with coconut oil in the middle of the list. This ingredient cannot be found in the Light pink version, although coconut oil has been touted in the ads as an hero???

    That's it, I'm having a dilemma!!! I love the fantastic effect this cream does on my skin, and I'm already considering grabbing the 1+1 offers @Jolse Cosmetic...
    But I may chicken out because I'm so scared of the potential side and long-term effects :(((

    Thanks a lot guys, still I really would like to hear your opinion, in the name of science and mochi hada xoxoxo

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    1. Hello there, Bonbon! Thank you for the compliment and sorry for the late reply. I hope my answer below would be helpful ^^

      It's been more than half a year since I've used this cream by now and I still use it as a primer before applying my BB cream or CC cream when I don't feel wearing heavy makeup. Until now, I've attended so many interview session which required me to wear this cream so that my makeup will stay put for the whole day. No bad reaction, the cream still has the same texture as it was half a year ago.

      However, if I could give an advice to you, please try not to wear primer in daily basis (this is counted as a primer for me because of the silicones and not to mention the SPF). Only wear it when you feel like you need it. That's true the enviable mochi hada effect you say *LOL* is too tempting. Honestly I would love my skin to look that smooth everyday too, but for the skin's own health, I guess the silicones alone is not good.

      As I have oily T-zone, I didn't have major problem with alcohol, because I do use Etude House Wonder Pore that has pretty high alcohol in it and I'm loving that stuff cause it works like wonder. Seeing you have dry combination skin, I know how alcohol may not be suitable for your skin, therefore making you hesitate to buy the full version of this tube.

      Good news is, there is a small size tube for it, so you don't have to be committed with the 75g. By the way, have you tried the blue version? Maybe you should try it too and then compare which one would work the best for your skin.

      Good luck!

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