Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Review: Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam

Hello everyone! Today I'll review one more product of my f2plus1 haul. :) I've been looking for a good cleanser for quite a while before I found out about the Etude House Baking Powder cleansing foam. Needless to say, I purchased it. :) These are my opinions after exactly two weeks of testing it.

Source: f2plus1

This cleanser also comes in a BB-Cream removal version, which comes in a pink tube! I'm reviewing the normal version.


The Baking Powder Cleansing foam comes in a very clean looking blue tube, that is originally sealed with a silver seal to prove that the product is unopened and unused. I cannot show you any pictures of it since I've forgot taking some before my first use. T_T

One tube contains 170ml of product and you can get it for 11USD at f2plus1 :)

I'm sorry for the bad quality of the pictures but I took them when it was already dark outside. x_x" Ooops. 

On the back of the bottle, instructions are given in Korean as well as in English. :) 

Since the cleanser comes in a tube, it is really easy to get the right amount of product out of the packaging. 

Samples of usage:

So, in this paragraphs you will see my naked skin so if you're grossed out by close-ups of pores, please skip these pictures!

For correct usage, you should apply a pea-sized amount of product on your hands, create some foam by rubbing them together and then apply it to your wet face. :) 

This is slightly more product than what I use every day.

My bare skin before the cleanser has been applied! There is still some BB cream and some make-up there as I haven't removed it prior to cleansing. (does not include my eye make up, I always remove it beforehand!)

(uuuugly. x___x)
This is how the foam looks once it has been applied to your face. :D

And this is how my skin looks afterwards. :)

So now that you have an idea how the cleanser works for me, let me tell you how good it really is.
You can already see some small differences from my first picture to the last, but the really effects that this cleanser has are shown on the long run. It helps my skin really well to prevent breakouts and dry patches and it also helps to clear out existing breakouts. I suggest you to apply some other breakout-care product on your spots in addition to this cleanser, because that's how I've done it as well. :)
Another plus point is that it helped me keep my skin clean of most impurities during the whole time I was sick! 

Additionally to the already mentioned effects, the cleanser makes your face feel really squeaky and clean after you've washed it off. :) Once your skin has dried, it will be really soft and smooth! Don't forget to apply some moisturizer afterwards, though.

The advertisement by Etude House states that the cleanser is not pigmented at all and has 100% natural flavours, which is a big plus because it means that it won't break you out that easily if at all! The scent itself is really fresh and -to me- it smells a lot like lemons and oranges. :) I like it a lot.

You probably won't be able to tell, but you will be able to feel it when you apply this cleanser: There are small exfoliation beads inside of the foam that are supposed to free your skin from dead and old skin cells. They are definitely there but they are not too harsh to your face, either. It's more like a soft, gentle exfoliation.

Make-up removal:
I think that this version does a decent job at removing make up. Even though I don't use the BB cream version, it does remove a lot -if not all- of my BB cream from my face. It is not meant to remove eye make-up as you're not supposed to get it into your eyes! 

Nice short and long term effects
100% natural flavours
gentle exfoliation
helps to control breakouts
hygenic tube packaging

not made for removing eye make up

Repurchase? Definitely! If I ever run out. I think I'll purchase the BB-cream removing version, though.

Where to buy: I got it at f2plus1 for 11USD. :)

This product has definitely become one of my Holy Grail products! What are yours? What cleansers do you swear by? Let me know! x

- Elina 


  1. Oh... this looks to work really well on you and you have really nice skin <3

    Btw the nail polish giveaway has ended =)

    Thanks for reading my blog, following you on bloglovin now <3
    Looking forward to more posts from you!

    1. Thanks a lot, Yomi! :) <3 x

      I knooow but I've left the banner on my blog regardless because I check back like everyday to see if the winner has been announced yet. :x

      Thank you for following, too! :D

    2. OPS,

      It was my first time using rafflecopter, i thought it will automatically show the winner I have picked... Just found out I need to tick something it to show up, but I have already contacted the winner.

    3. Awww okay :) I already guessed so anyway. Thank you for letting me know!

  2. This is good ! I must have it <3

    Follow ;3 Do you do the same ? ;)

    1. It's definitely worth the money!
      I will check out your blog and let you know! <3 ~
      Thank you for reading, Sara!

  3. What a great review! I really want to try the Etude House baking powder line!
    It definitely looked like it made your skin really nice and clean! It would've been amazing if it was able to remove eye makeup as well! ^_^


    1. Thank you!! <3 I'm really glad you enjoyed reading it. :)
      I agree but I got a seperate eye make up remover anyway so it's not that much of a big deal. :)

  4. does this work well in combination skin??

    1. Well I have dry skin combined with an oily t-zone and for me it works really well! However, everyone's skin is different so what works for me might not work for you.


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