Berry AHA!

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Monday, June 06, 2016
Greetings, bumblebees! So if you have noticed, a few months ago I changed this blog header in pursuit of rebranding my beauty journal, while in actual fact I just couldn't commit to a specific topic and even talked about something else aside from beauty. Therefore, I sort of wanted to remake a new header without binding myself into a particular niche blog. You may now expect a fashion, lifestyle report or perhaps random chats from me! 

Here we go again to beauty related post, this time it's about a not-so-new-anymore toner from Etude House called Berry AHA! Bright Peel Boosting Serum. Phew.. What an eye-catching name! I think this was released earlier this year along with their Toning White C line in which I have zero interest with.

Etude House Berry AHA bright peel boosting serum review
Etude House Berry AHA! Bright Peel Boosting Serum.

Description: The first-step peeling essence for skincare removes dead skin cells and impurity residue daily.

Directions: After washing the face, at the first step of skincare, dispense an appropriate amount on a cotton pad and apply on the face in the direction of skin texture, starting from the inside and working outward in a gentle blotting motion.

My question was "is it toner, is it serum?" when I first saw this product (I didn't know their description in the beginning). Obviously it's called serum but it looks too watery from the outside, yes? We know that toner is the first step, meanwhile serum is supposed to be used at the last step of your skincare routine. Thanks to Google, uh I mean Etude House website (or should I say my meticulous research before purchasing every skincare item?), I bought the right product for my need.

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I've always had a thing with AHA ingredients simply because it's known to be great at rejuvenating. The only downside of wearing AHA is that your skin can get extra sensitive to sunlight, thus a sunscreen is a must (thought it's always a must all the time). This boosting serum has salicylic acid too in it! That seriously surprised me because I was presuming this line would only concern at peeling or brightening the skin.

Packaging wise, it's kind of sleek despite its name. Moreover, considering it comes from Etude House who always gives such cutesy atmosphere to their product, I think this one maybe intended for more matured target market. Haha.. I might be wrong too. Anyway, I like how secured the seal (picture below), so bravo Etude House for the consideration. I still remember their Wonder Pore toner didn't include such seal to prevent leakage. However, the outlet of this bottle is too small for the product to come off. Because texture wise, it's not as watery as usual toner (now the name boosting serum makes sense). The liquid is thicker than water, it seems like it contains a teeny tiny jelly-like substance.

Etude House Berry AHA bright peel boosting serum review
Nice security seal you got over there.

Scent wise, it smells fruity with minty tinge. It doesn't only feel sweet but refreshing. I don't know how bilberry fruit's supposed to smell, but it definitely has the kind of smell that doesn't bother me at all. Performance wise, as a toner, I can say I was impressed for the immediate effect. It moisturizes my skin and on top of that, it gives me this silicone effect, you know? Yeah, they do use a synthetic skin conditioning agent and surfactant belonging to the chemical class of siloxanes and silicones. No wonder the instantly smooth skin. However, the good thing, it doesn't break me out.

In conclusion, I might finish it all since I totally enjoy the immediate result. Umm.. But you know me, when it comes to cosmetics, I always want to explore, try new things, and whatnot. That's why I'm here for you guys ;) To review more and more exciting products!

Price: IDR 210k
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31 comments on "Berry AHA!"
  1. The scent sounds quite nice to me, but I guess I'd have to smell it in person. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  2. this sounds great! I too almost never repurchase. It's all about trying new things!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. Never heard of this before! Sounds lovely though. Beauty pages are always hard to brand because there are so many of them! So I get your struggles haha.

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  4. I like AHA products for skin resurfacing as well. This has to be one the cutest AHA products I've seen but then I'd expect nothing less from Etude House. Thanks for the review!

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  5. This is such a cool product! Love etude house, will have to check it out.

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com

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  6. So this is a toner but apply it like a toner with a cotton pad and later continue with eye cream and moisturizer? Interesting and I'll need to check how much it is in $CAD.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Yes, you just need to apply it like a toner on cotton pads and continue your next skincare step :D

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  7. Ah~ jadi pingin cobain produk ini...tp kok ada silikon nya?
    kulitku sensitif nya kebangetan, kira2 cocok nggak ya?

    http://saycintya.blogspot.com

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    1. Iya sayangnya skincare ini mengandung silikon T-T mungkin harus dicoba dulu ya dear baru ketauan cocok atau gak (maaf jawabannya kurang memuaskan) :'D

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  8. Never heard of this, thanks for sharing!
    xo, Syd
    anchoredinthesouth.com

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  9. Seems like a great product!

    Take care doll! Kisses,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

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  10. I'm OBSESSED with skin products lately but since I've got rosacea and really sensitive skin, it's kinda scary to try new products. Might look up this one, though.

    Great blog!

    Carmen x

    http://wandering-banshee.blogspot.com.es/

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  11. It's always so much fun to see the direction a blog takes when it rebrands; looking forward to your future fashion/lifestyle/random blog posts! I like the sound of the 'silicone effect' induced by this toner and a big hooray for no breakouts :)

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. Yay! My random blog post is coming up next :)

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  12. nice review !! i'll try hehe


    www.sabrinamaida.com

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  13. Wow, I love that product! Sounds very high quality <3

    xo,


    http://aikocunanan.com/summer-maxi-dresses/

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  14. Wah.. Etude ngeluarin toner AHA! Asiik.. kalo toner lama udah habis, mau cobain yang Berry AHA. Soalnya ada kandungan AHA dan salici acid dimana cocok untuk kulit yg acne prone. Thx for sharing!

    www.aloha-bebe.com

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  15. Hello young lady

    My name is asep haryono from Indonesia. I come accross your blog from searching on the net. I read some of your awesome articles regarding the beauty products. Excellent writing.

    You look so beautiful. Cakep hihihihi


    Asep Haryono
    Blogger Pontianak
    www.simplyasep.com

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    1. Thank you for reading this blog and the compliment :)

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  16. This is a new product for me, thanks for sharing your detailled review! Have a great day!

    Check out my blog if you want: www.theglamandglitter.com

    Tamara xxx

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  17. jadi pengen coba berhubung aku lagi bermasalah sama bekas jerawat, biar dead skincellsnya terangkat. tapi, kok ada siliconnya ya? kulitku ini superrr sensitive bakal bikin breakouts atau iritasi nggak ya?

    btw, salam kenal, kak Michelle! (eh, bener nggak tuh panggilannya? aku sok tau ya? :D) I've followed your blog, mind to follow me back? blogger baru nih :)

    sensitive-explosive.blogspot.com

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  18. Hmm this sounds decent, I use AHA because I suffer from keratosis pilaris.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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  19. Berry peeling serum seems very interesting. I must try it now.
    http://naturelbellefemme.blogspot.com

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  20. Sounds like a great product! Btw, I followed you!

    http://www.golden-cor.com

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  21. Penasaran banget sama produk etude ini >____< lain kali kalau tonerku udah abis aku bakal cobain ini deh... Nice review yaaa~
    sweetmacaroonbyalo.blogspot.com

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  22. This sounds like such a fab product - I do love immediate results myself!

    xx

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  23. Im so curious about this product!! Would love to give it a try :)
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

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  24. Does it really peel and brightens the skin?

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    1. I'm glad I can update you with a positive result. I've noticed it brightens my complexion after using it regularly for 3 months :)

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