Etude House – AC Clinic Intense Red Spot Balm Review by Cosjane




Hey everyone!! 🙂

Today I have another product that I want to share with you guys 🙂 This product was sent to me by Cosmetic-Love for review purposes, one of my favourite online korean stores so check them out if you are looking for a place to buy cheap korean beauty products with free shipping and heaps of samples~~

So the product I chose as part of their reviewer’s program was the ‘Etude House AC Clinic Intense Red Spot Balm’. This has been something that I’ve been wanting to try for ages and this is actually quite a new product. It came out this year and is highly promoted. So before I get started with the review, let me just quickly introduce all of you to Cosmetic-Love again. The shipping was suppperr fast this time, they shipped it on the 11th Feb and itarrived literally 3 days later… I wasn’t expecting at all because standard shipping usually takes at least 10 days? o.0 I don’t know what happened there, but maybe they accidentally sent it by EMS? hahaha

I’ve been a loyal customer of Cosemtic-love since I just love the site sooo much ^^The layout of the site is clean, simple and easy to navigate through and they have the best customer service as in every one of them are so nice and answer within 24 hours! Now that’s what I called efficiency~ But anyways, what I love more about the site is that they offer free international shipping, generous samples and huge variety of Korean Beauty Brands.

All the brands they offer

They are always holding free giveaways and sales, and I’m not joking when I’m saying always. For example, right now they’re holding an event where they are giving away free products to people who tag them self in their facebook photo. Like that’s amazing!!

And shipping is free, as I said before, which is a bonus! And the shipping is rather quick I must say.

How their delivery works
But yes, overall I just really enjoy buying from this site so definitely check the site out!
Okay, now let’s move on to the actual review of the product! ^^
Brand: Etude House
Name: Etude House AC Clinic Intense Red Spot Balm
Color: Green Packaging, white product
Amount: 20ml
Weight: 20g (0.70oz)
Price on Cosmetic-Love: SALE atm- $12.75 ($15.94) USD (click here)
This product is part of the famous Etude House line: AC Clinic which targets mainly young people who have acne and blemishes on their skin. The line includes AC Clinic Daily and AC Clinic Intense. The red spot balm is in the Intense line as it targets acne spots, scars and blemishes whilst the cleanser is in the daily series as you use it as a daily cleanser.
[Main Ingredients]

Salicylic acid, retinispora, chaga mushroom, polypara


AC Clinic Intense Red Spot Balm 20ml + Daily Foam Cleanser 30ml (Deluxe Sample Gift)

Apply spot treatment directly too pimples and blemishes, after using gel lotion. Avoid excessive facial rubbing.

Okay, now let’s apply some red spot balm to a pimple. As you can see, I have a big fat pimple on my forehead T_T It doesn’t show up that well in the pic because I took the photo with my phone…Sorry!!
Now, let’s apply the red spot balm onto the pimple ><
As you can see, the red spot balm actually hides the redness a little, unlike some other blemish treatments which leave a white mark. It is very soft and it feels really minty and refreshing on your pimple. ^_^
But… I don’t think the red spot balm is that good because I have been using it with the cleanser for a few days now, and I don’t see much difference to my pimples and acne. My sister has also been using it since I asked her to try it out for me, and she hasn’t spotted any differences.
✿ Cleanser doesn’t strip the moisture from your skin
✿ Cleanser lathers up very nicely and removes dirt quite nicely
✿ Red Spot balm has slight coverage when you first apply it to your blemishes
✿ Comes with a spatula for more hygienic and convenient application
✿ Cleanser hasn’t broke me out and has kept my skin fairly clear
✿ Has a strong herb/medicine scent that some people may dislike
✿ Red spot balm hasn’t made any major differences to my pimples and acne
I myself wouldn’t repurchase this and I don’t see what it does to my skin. It hasn’t broke me out which is a good sign however it hasn’t made my complexion better at all so far… (If it ever does, I’ll write an update here) It also doesn’t have the most pleasant scent. However, it might just not work for me or maybe I’m just not using it correctly?



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