Monday, December 16, 2013

Review: Etude House AC Clinic Daily Gel Lotion

Etude House AC Clinic Daily Gel Lotion (150ml) [Re-updated]
Description(from the box): Formulated with Salicylic Acid and Hinoki Cypress, AC Clinic delivers trouble care. Skin lotion maintains oil and moisture balance to supply trouble care and prevention. Non-comedogenic & Dermatologist Tested.

Directions(from the box): Apply the lotion on skin from the center of the face to the outside, after using toner.

It comes in a sturdy glass bottle with a twist-off plastic cap and the opening is perfectly sealed with a foil.

It gets absorbed into the skin after a few minutes of application.

Consistency & Color:
The lotion is in opaque white color but when applies on skin, it becomes colorless(as seen in picture above). The texture is quite light and kind of runny. Once the lotion got fully absorbed into the skin, it does not leave a very sticky layer or greasiness.

Just like other products from the AC Clinic line, it has a medicated/herby scent but to me, it's not overpowering. I love the scent though~

It does not seem to control oil because my skin still gets as oily as it would normally get... However, this does not bother me because I do like how this AC Clinic Gel Lotion helps to soothe and calm my pimples while at the same time giving enough moisture to my skin.

Moisture Test:
Before applying the gel lotion, my skin moisture level was 32.1%.
After applying the gel lotion, my skin moisture level increased to 62.7%.
*PS: I didn't take a picture of the measurement taken after 10 minutes because my camera ran out of battery lol*

Moisture gained before and after applying the toner was 30.6%.

Comparing the result taken before and after applying the gel lotion
I concluded that this gel lotion is pretty moisturizing.

**Above result is just for the application of the gel lotion(moisturizer), without prior application of a toner**

- non-comedogenic
- contains salicylic acid
- soothe and calm troubled skin
- gets absorbed into the skin without leaving a very sticky layer
- moisturizes the skin
- not drying
- not greasy
- does not aggravate pimples
- does not cause breakout or irritation
- prevents future breakouts

- does not seems to control oil

Verdict: It is a lotion formulated with acne-fighting ingredients, such as Salicylic Acid and Hinoki Cypress, which helps to deal with acne. In my opinion, this gel lotion does not seem to control oil. However, it does help to soothe and calm troubled skin without causing any irritation or overly drying problem. It leaves the skin feeling moisturized and it helps to prevent future breakouts. It's also non-comedogenic which is great for acne-prone skin.

Though back then, I find this gel lotion not giving enough moisture to my skin, I don't think that's a problem to me now. Right now, it works perfectly for my skin and I'm loving it! Like other AC Clinic products I have raved and reviewed, this is one of my holy grail skincare product! You can read "My Acne Story" page to know why. I can't stress how much I love the AC Clinic line. Their products had helped to deal with my horrible acne and I'm glad I found them! After trying a bunch of products and wasted hundreds of money, I'm really glad to found products that really work for my skin~! :)

This gel lotion would be a good choice for people who are having trouble with acne/pimples. People who have trouble with acne/pimples, you might want to give this gel lotion and/or other AC Clinic line's products a shot! :)

*Update on 1st July 2016: This product has been revamped, and it's now called AC Clean Up Gel Lotion.


  1. What is the thing you used to check moisture? How does it work? lol

    1. Sorry for the extreme late reply... :x

      Sorry I don't know the exact name in English because the words printed on the box are written in Chinese...

      It works like a thermometer...? The tip has a probe/sensor which can detect the skin's moisture level.

  2. Do you have a problem with dispensing this gel? I got a trial version and the bottle is so hard so I can't squeeze any of the product out. I tried smacking it against my palm but nothing really comes out.

    1. Sorry for the extremely late reply... ><

      In the beginning, YES... but after awhile, it can be pour out quite easily... I used the trial version before and it's harder to get the product out.

      Hope this helps. :)

  3. your review is pretty helpful. can i put your review on my blog by your name and promote your blog ^^

    1. Sorry for the extremely late reply... ><

      Sure, as long as you credit me. :)

  4. i wanna ask, when is the time to apply the lotion gel??
    Is it okay to sleep while having the gel?

    1. Sorry for the extremely late reply... ><

      This gel lotion can be used both day and night. It's a moisturizer so of course you can sleep while having it on.

      Cleanser --- Toner --- Gel Lotion (.aka. moisturizer)

      Hope this helps :)

  5. Hi Wanna inform u that ur picis beingused to a thailand product green tofu soap. I wonder if u know about it.

  6. Hi :) Can I use the gel lotion without using the toner? haha It's too expensive for me to complete ac clinic line. Thank you


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