Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Review: Etude House Pure Joy Restorative Cream


Etude House Pure Joy Restorative Cream (50ml)
Description: Chemical-free sensitive skin formulated lotion soothes and nourishes complexion. Void Paraben, Benzophenone, Ethanol, Synthetic Dyes, Mineral Oils and Genetically Modified Ingredients.
Active Ingredient: Quinoa, Phyto-Oligo
Directions: Massage cream onto facial surface.
Targets: Sensitive Skin

Soft cream texture.

White. As you can see from the picture above, after massaging it on my skin, it will change from white to transparent.

It has a citrus-y scent.

- chemical-free formula!
- moisturize
- soothes irritation skin(dryness/flakiness)
- reduce redness

- does not have oil-control
- somehow, I think it does produce a little oil. :/
- packaging --- in a jar container.
- does not come with a spatula!
I find it very unsanitary and I really hate dipping my finger into the jar! I use spatula from other product to dig out the cream and I actually stored a small portion of the cream in a smaller container for easier usage like this:

I have oily and dry/combination skin and usually I will only apply this cream on my face on area where I feel dry and has irritation. I believe this is a night cream? Okay I wasn't sure but anyway, I use this in the morning too when my skin feels really dry. This cream helps to moisturize and soothe the skin really well! I suffered from dryness and mild irritation(mild red, flaky and dry skin) on both of my upper cheekbones due to the AC Gel Lotion not being moisturizing enough [link]. I applied this cream on the dry areas and within 2 days, the redness was completely gone! However, I can still feel the rough texture(dry, flaky skin) when I touch it with my hands. With continue application of this cream, my skin completely healed in another 2-3 days.

Effectiveness: 5/5 but for Overall Rating, I would rate it: 3.9/5.

So all in all, I think this is not a bad product. It claims to soothe and nourish complexion and yes, it does it's job. Highly recommend this to people who have dry and sensitive skin however, if you have oily & dry/combination skin like me, then I would advise to just apply ONLY on area where you feel dry and/or has irritation because I personally think that it does produce a little oil... Anyway, the packaging doesn't specifically state that it's "Oil-Free"... Well, that's my opinion though. :x Hope this helps. :)

Update on 14 July 2012:
This product has been discontinued. :(


  1. hey thanks a lot for your reviews! found your blog just now, & I like reading your reviews ^^
    oh if possible, it would be a lot easier if you have labels too, i mean if one wants to look for moisturizer, lotion, etc, it would be much much easier for us to click on the labels
    other than that, keep up the good work! ^^v


    1. You're more than welcome~ glad you liked them. :D
      Thanks for visiting and thanks so much for your uplifting comment and suggestion. :) I'll add a list of labels to the sidebar soon. ^^


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