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Etude House A/C Pink Powder Spot Set Review + Price

Here's a review on Etude House A/C Pink Powder Spot Set.

PRICE: P795.00
FROM: Free
OTHER LOCATIONS: Available in all Etude House boutiques

 THE VERDICT:

One time, I dropped by Rustans to pick up my HG Mario Badescu Drying Lotion; to my horror, it was out of stock. Dazed and lost, I wandered around the mall, thinking of where to get the exact same alternative because Zinc Oxide, a component of Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, is what really scares my zits away. I decided to drop by Etude House to look for an alternative and picked up Etude House A/C Pink Powder Spot Set. After my first use, I fell in love because it is effective! Found an alternative for Mario Badescu's famous zit zapper!


ETUDE HOUSE A/C PINK POWDER SPOT SET IN DETAIL

This 2-step acne treatment features a clay mask and dual-phase spot treatment, plus free Q-tips. It contains effective pimple- fighting ingredients such as Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water, Salicylic Acid, and Zinc Oxide. It is free from the following ingredients: Mineral Oil, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Polyacryamide, Animal ingredients, Triethanolamine, Synthetic ingredients, and perfume.

 Ingredients

This is part of Etude House's A/C line intended for acne- prone skin; it has been upgraded recently from the ingredients to the product line- up; according to Etude House, they used Chamaecyparis Obtusa (Hinoki Cypress) Water instead of water, making it more effective; Hinoki Cypress is native to Japan and is known for its antiseptic properties. Basically, you've got three main ingredients working double time to prevent and minimize acne: Hinoki Cypress water, Salicylic Acid, and Zinc Oxide.

This isn't my first time to try Etude House's dual- phase spot treatment; I tried it before when it still came in an orange bottle, but it wasn't effective at all. I don't know what they did, but these products have come a long way since our first meeting; they're more effective now!


Pink Powder Mask is a small, concentrated pinkish clay mask with tiny beads that help exfoliate while cleansing the skin; it dries up pretty quickly, no sting, doesn't make skin feel taut and dry after rinsing, rinses of easily, and leaves skin feeling fresh and oil- free. I really feel that this product boosts the effect of the spot treatment.

Both products have a slightly sulfuric smell, similar to Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion.

ETUDE HOUSE A/C PINK POWDER SPOT SET IN ACTION

I use it how I would normally use Mario Badescu: the treatment, every night and the mask, at least twice a week. DO NOT SHAKE THE SPOT TREATMENT; just grab a q-tip and dip it straight in the solution.

I got the set at a timely moment because I was suffering from hormonal acne that time and a cystic zit erupted from nowhere somewhere at my jawline. I applied the spot treatment on the cystic zit as well as on the rest of my zits; the next day, to my surprise, the darned cystic zit was no longer inflamed, sensitive, and it deflated for a bit. WHOOOOOAAAAAA. After four more days of consistent usage, the cystic zit disappeared.

It's been three weeks since I got this set and it's been working perfectly for me. I am just so glad I found this product! I am definitely hoarding this! I wish the mask came in a bigger packaging because I love this stuff; at the moment, it only comes with the spot treatment and in a small size.

Of course I will still repurchase Mario Badescu because it works faster compared to this, but bottomline, both products work for me and Etude House's version is so, so affordable. If you're curious as to how Mario Badescu works, but cannot afford it, try this!

ETUDE HOUSE A/C PINK POWDER SPOT SET RATING

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32 Lovely Thoughts

  1. I loooovvveee the pretty pink packaging! You're right. The previous spot treatment from Etude House didn't work on me either. I'll give this a shot. Hopefully it'll work on me. Thanks Martha!

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  2. I badly need this! Im having a hard time in with my pimpy spot

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  3. I'm curious does the mask that is included in the pack is for spot treatment only or should it be used on the whole face?

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    1. I use it on the entire face. But your suggestion is possible also. :)

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  4. Wow! i would love to purchase these for the bf, I just hope he'll use it lol!

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  5. How much is Mario Badescu Ms M? I will try this next time! last month I suffered from Cystic Acne on my nose. good thing Pimple FX from Watson's is effective. I really love spot treatment kasi when I get pimples, onti lang but big. before when i'm still in HS, I'm using eskinol spot treatment, then nawala sa market, I tried Belo but I dont remember na nag work sya on my skin.. hopefully this will work for me.

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    1. Mario Badescu is around 1k. :) I have that Pimple FX; I should try it. :)

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  6. Im glad it works.. now you have a cheaper alternative :) thanks for sharing... Etude House definitely offers a lot of gems waiting to be discovered!

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  7. I will recommend this to my brother, his more prone to pimples. I seldom have pimples, one or two only during my period.

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  8. After taking up some medicines for my illness wayback in high school, I got a lot pimples already, Especially in my forehead. I don't know that there's something like this that could help get rid of the pimples as it come and go for me right now. I am using the acne treatment from Belo right now and it's okay naman but would like to try this one as well.

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  9. Thanks for posting, Ms. Martha. Need this too. I experience breakouts too sometimes

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  10. I know Mario Badescu is really pricey pero worth buying talaga.
    I'm using a product na OK sa skin ko right now kaya its like I have 1 or 3 pimples,lumalabas lang kapag nag make up ako.
    I think maganda yung Etude House A/C Pink Powder kase nagwowork pala talaga not di kaseng expensive ng other brand

    Thanks you fpr this review Ms.Marta
    Have a great week!

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    1. You're welcome. Let me know how this works for you when you try it. :)

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  11. I have seen nothing but praise for Etude House's AC line! The cushion foundation in this line is a great one to try, it has a nice yellow undertone perfect for Filipina skin, and the green packaging is also something unique. :) I've tried to get my hands on the Gel Moisturizer from this line but it's always sold out! I don't get breakouts anymore, but I do get problematic pimples a few times a year, and pimple lotions in department stores don't do the trick! This product might be a good alternative for that. I also believe they have pimple patches, so I might check those out soon. Thanks for this review Miss Martha! :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing. I'm happy that they reformulated this range and it got better!:)

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  12. Acne Care's pink powder also works well :)

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  13. I recently suffer from a hormonal acne too not just little pimple but cystic acne like everyday there's a brand new one. I'm still searching for a good product that will suit me and my skin so that i can just stick to one that really works. I heard a lot of good reviews on the mario badescu one but it's kinda pricey for me but will try this one from etude house hope this will work for me. (Crossing my fingers) 😀
    Thanks for the review Ms. Martha :)

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  14. Is AC the brand name? We tried an facial wash before from Etude House, AC Clinic Facial Wash if I remember it correctly and it works well on my sister's face. We're able to tone down here acne.

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    1. Yes it's AC. :) I love their facial wash too, but I don't think it's still for sale. :(

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  15. yeah, been wanting to try Mario Badescu for a long time now but I find it expensive. hehe so yes, will definitely try out this one! I actually saw it in Etude House a few weeks ago but was hesitant to try it out since EH is not known for acne fighting products. so I'm glad you reviewed this! :)

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  16. im having hormonal breakouts too, Celeteque Spot Gel doesnt work on me anymore. I should try on this baka mas effective:)You are truly a beauty digger Ms. M!Eehehe

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  17. Hi Ms. Martha Im just new in discovering beauty products, I find you and your blog really helpful for us in choosing the right product for our skin types. Thank you Ms. Martha. :) I hope I can be a blogger someday, I am really inspired by your talent. God bless you po.

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    1. You're welcome, Isabel. Glad I am able to help you out. :) My advice would be just do it and do it with a passion. :)

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