Etude House is a very popular Asian brand that offers a variety of lovely products fit for any modern day princess — from skin care items, perfumes, to cosmetics. I’ve already made a review of their Baby Choux Make-up Base and you have to check it out if you haven’t already.
I just love their products and it’s kind of sad that we don’t have a store here in my city. I, however, went on a mini vacation around 2 weeks ago to another part of the Philippines and luckily, they had Etude House there. We went there, of course, and while my cousins where choosing the perfect hair color, I was choosing masks to review.
I didn’t get that much, only two because I thought that they best fit the current skin care routine that I’m on.
The Etude House Essential Mask Sheets: Q10 and Lemon.
Q10 and Lemon because…
I chose these two because I just love Q10 (it’s great for your skin and I’m going to do a whole article about it soon) and Lemon contains vitamin C which I am also crazy for. All of the skin care products that I’m using contains Vit C . I couple that with the application of a Q10 mask once every week.
Price, Packaging, Variants
Most Etude House packages are either princess-y, k-pop or quaint. I think that most of their masks belong under the quaint category. These masks are actually in their NEW packaging but I didn’t get to see how the old packaging looked like. Now, the masks have bold-ed letters in front which is neat because they have one mask for every letter in the alphabet plus one that has a heart in front.
They would make great gifts plus messages, like if you want to spell “I love you” for example.
Most of the text that you’ll see in front and on the back are in Korean characters but at the very bottom, at the back, you’ll read the description, instructions, caution, ingredients an etc in English.
I bought these for 58PHP each which is around 1.43AUD. Good price, right? Yes, I thought so. The price is probably going to change depending on where you are in the world but I did see a few listings on Amazon and eBay that are around that same price.
Directions + Application
The instructions on the back say that you have to:
- Wash your face.
- Apply toner.
- Apply the mask and leave it on for 15-20mins.
- Take it off.
- Rub in the remaining solution on your face.
To open it, all you have to do is tear the top and then pull the mask out. Unfold it and apply it on your face.
Here’s what my skin looks like before the application of the mask. I’m not expecting instant results but it would be good to see if there was a difference right after I apply it and maybe the morning after.
- Puffy eyes
- A zit on top of my left brow
- Open pores
- Oily skin
So here’s my application process.
When I opened the mask, it wasn’t dripping wet which was alright. Unfolding it was simple too and it didn’t come with a plastic mask that I usually see inside the Q10 masks that I’ve been using. It was just the sheet.
The mask itself was too big, I thought. It didn’t have cuts at the side so the mask can fit my face shape. As you can see, the mask didn’t fit my nose area so well.
It would have been better if they had slits or cuts so you don’t have to fold the mask to fit your face.
Peeled the mask off after 20mins.
Right after, I checked my skin and everything was pretty much the same — my zit was still there — but I did notice that my eyes were less puffy. My skin felt hydrated but I’m looking forward to how my skin will look when I wake up. That’s when my skin has completely absorbed the solution that was left.
This is the reason why I love Q10 so much. It gives me such a nice glow the morning after. I guess the Etude House Q10 mask works like the other masks that I’ve been using (no difference).
You guys probably cannot see it but my cheeks are pinkish and my eyes look less puffy compared with yesterday.
I like: the packaging, the available formulas, the price (reasonable) and the effect (the result).
I don’t like: how big the sheet is and it doesn’t have slits or cuts so the mask fits correctly.
I’m giving this mask a 7 out of 10.