Monday, June 06, 2016

Etude House AC Clean Up Mild BB Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++ | Review

Formulated with Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil and Madecassoside, Etude House AC Clean Up Mild BB Cushion is specifically designed for acne-prone skin to cover up imperfections and even out the skin's complexion.

It is non-comedogenic, plus it has SPF 50+ PA+++ that provides skin with broad spectrum protection against harmful UV rays.

P.S. I believe this is a revamped version of the long discontinued AC Clinic Sun BB.

Ingredients List: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Cyclohexasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Propanediol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Madecassoside, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Mannitol, Ampelopsis Japonica Root Extract, Saururus Chinensis Extract, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Glycoproteins, Glyceryl Caprylate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Disodium Edta, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Butylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Sorbitan Isostearate, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Fragrance

It comes in a mint colored case with a snap-on lid. Compared with other cushion compacts, this is much slimmer and purse-friendly.

It comes with a sponge puff and a built-in mirror.

A brand new cushion is sealed with a sticker to maintain the freshness of the foundation.

After removing the seal, the cushion only takes a few presses to get soaked in foundation.

It is available in three shades — Light Beige, Natural Beige and Honey Beige. And I have here with me the Light and Natural Beige.

How To Use:
The best way to apply a cushion foundation is to use the included sponge puff, dab some foundation and spread it using patting motion, from the center of the face outwards.

Tried and Tested

Here's the swatches for Light Beige and Natural Beige:

Most Korean BB creams/foundations have a grayish-pinkish undertone, but AC Clean Up Mild BB Cushion has more of a yellow undertone. I usually wear Natural Beige for Korean BB creams/foundations, but for this BB cushion, I have to opt for Light Beige because Natural Beige is way too dark for me.

I have been using this product for two weeks now. So far I LOVE IT!

It has a moist creamy texture, which makes it easy to blend and it gives skin a nice cooling effect once applied. It feels lightweight on the skin, does help a little with oil control and has a good staying power. I find that it keeps my skin semi-matte throughout the day without letting the sweat and oil messing up my face too much.

In terms of coverage, I'd say it's light to medium coverage. Here's the BEFORE and AFTER pictures:



You can tell from the pictures that it does a good job of toning down redness, but it doesn't completely conceal dark spots/blemishes, so I still need a concealer for that.

I like how it evens out skin tone and has a natural semi-matte finish that keeps my skin looking fresh throughout the day without causing breakouts. The only complaint I have is that it doesn't hide large pores.

Overall, I think this is a good BB cream/foundation for acne skin. I recommend it to people who are struggling with acne and want some coverage at the same time.

Check out my review on other AC Clean Up products:
Daily Cleansing Foam
Gel Lotion
Liquid Patch
- After Balm
Pink Powder Spot
Pink Powder Mask
Cleansing Water
- Mild Concealer

Stay tuned for upcoming review:


  1. amazing! is this more suitable for oily skin and has matte effect? and.. i like the coverage as i usually opt for covering-redness but not making me super flawless look. hope u got that haha ^^ thanks for the review! have a good day..

    1. It gives a semi-matte finish and is suitable for oily, acne-prone skin. I think it fits what you are looking for, consider giving this a try? :)

  2. are this cushion use air puff too like others cushion?

  3. Aw~ nice review dear!!! ^^
    Seems like it has good coverage too..
    Do you ever tried the older cushion of etude house? like Magic Any Cushion? Do you think the refill of AC Mild cushion would fit the older cushion case of etude house?

    1. Nope, it does not fit because of the size. I personally use the magic any cushion and it is not even close to fitting XD

  4. Hi! I absolutely love your blog for having so much details. I have oily, acne-prone skin. Besides this BB cream, do you have any other recommendations for BB creams (or CC creams) that are more suitable for my skin type?


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