[ETUDE HOUSE] Wonder Pore Freshner: Review.

10:03:00 PM Mei B 14 Comments

Here I'm back again!

First of all, I wanna tell you (in case you don't already know) that I'm giving away both Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur and SkinFood Premium Tomato Whitening Special Kit, to thank you all for checking my blog, reading my posts and oftentimes sharing your thoughts with me. You can enter here if interested.
Now that you entered, lemme introduce this Etude House best selling product that you may or may not be familiar with, it's Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener 10in1. 

Description and claims:
10 in 1 total pore solution freshener for intensive pore care, made of Anti Pore-Dex Complex & Astringentlex : for tightening up pores effectively.

  • Total pore solution: effectively cleans the inside and outside of pores with its special peppermint extract. 
  • This Freshener balances pH levels, makes skin pure like baby skin, and prevents skin troubles caused by pH imbalance.
  • 10in1 Solution: Balance skin ideal levels, Deep cleanse pores, Refine skin tones, minimize appearance of pores, Keep the elasticity of pores, Control a large amount of sebum, Remove skin surface dead skin cells, Moisturize inside and outside of skin, clean pore insides with cooling effect, complete smooth glass-like texture. 
  • Harmless ingredients: WITHOUT mineral oil, fragrance, coloring, talc, animal ingredients, silicone oil.

- Harmless ingredients: WITHOUT mineral oil, fragrance, coloring, talc, animal ingredients, silicone oil.

Volume: 250ml

Water, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, Mentha Arvensis Extract, Vaccinum Mytillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Sugar Cane Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Acer Saccharum Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acetic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol.

How to use: 

  • Dispense a sufficient amount onto the side of cotton pad after cleansing in the morning and evening. 
  • Liberally apply freshener to face. 
  • Massage in a circular motion. 

The scent:
It has a light fresh smell, that fades few seconds after applying it.

The performance:
This product is one of those love-or-hate type of product, many people love it and even swear by it, while just as many people dislike it. So which team am I?
Before answering this question, lemme first answer a question that almost everybody is asking: what makes this 10in1 version any different than the previous one?
I personally have never tried the 7in1 version, so I can't really answer based on my personal experience, but by comparing the ingredients (you can find the previous version's ingredients here), I can tell that they are pretty similar, sure some ingredients' order has changed which means the concentration has changed too (for example, the Alcohol became 2nd instead of 3rd, which means the new version has a higher alcohol concentration), but they are still similar, which means, if you loved the previous version you would most likely love this one as well, and if you disliked it, I don't think there is anything that would change your mind about it, much more if the reason you disliked it in the first place is alcohol.

And now, lemme answer this question: did he do me wonders like it claims? Well unfortunately no. I'm not saying that I dislike it since it is a good toner, but that's all it is. It does moisturize my skin and leave it less tight, and also helps the other products get absorbed easily, it also softens my skin and removes any excess sebum (I rarely have), but it doesn't in any way deep cleanse my pores or make them less visible  or anything else it claims, but I repeat, it is a good toner.

- Didn't break me out (but it might break me out sometime later due to the +/- high alcohol concentration)
- Fresh smell
- Good toner
- Moisturizing

- Alcohol (if you are alcohol intolerant or have an extremely dry skin, I don't think it would work for you... )
- It isn't as wonderful as they make it sound..

Would I repurchase it?
I don't think so. Don't get me wrong it is a good toner but it just didn't reach all those high expectations that were built after reading all those reviews. Maybe it just didn't work for me but would work for you. So for now, I'll keep using it for sure but once I'm out of it, I'll try some mew toners until I find my  HG one :)

Where can you buy it?

Amazon for $11.99
StyleKorean for $11.87


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  1. I agree with your cons, maybe this toner it's a little overrated. I liked, but wasn't the best thing I've ever tried. But to start, it's a good option.

    1. Yes it's absolutely a good toner, but nothing more

  2. Great review, love the look of your blog!

  3. Oh I've never been a fan of toner, i'm using ponds toner at the moment and it sounds pretty much the same as you have described. Please add some about etude cosmetics <3 http://beautybysrena.blogspot.com/

    1. There are my less known awesome toners out there, you just have to search more.

  4. Oh wow! Great review, I need to keep all of this in mind. :)

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  6. I love using Wonder Pore! I'm glad they launched more skin care within this range :)

    1. Glad you like it and it worked for you better than it did for me ^^

  7. I think the packaging is wonderful as it makes it really easy and mess-free! Don't really see my pores getting smaller, but it definitely does reduce the oils on my skin.

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