Thursday, June 02, 2016

Etude House AC Clean Up Pink Powder Mask | Review

Etude House AC Clean Up Pink Powder Mask is a wash-off type mask that contains calamine and sulfur, which have antibacterial effects as well as helps to control sebum and remove dead skin cells. It also contains Kaolin clay which acts as a cleansing agent that draws out excess sebum and impurities from your pores. This mask not only helps to purify your pores and regulate sebum, it also soothes inflammation and provides moisture to keep your skin balanced (not overly dry or oily).

It has a 7-FREE system: Free of Animal Ingredients, Mineral Oil, Polyacrylamide, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Triethanolamine, Tar Coloring, Artificial Fragrance

Fun Fact: This is a revamped version (new packaging + improved formula) of the long discontinued AC Clinic Pink Powder Clay Mask.

Ingredients List: Water, Kaolin, Propanediol, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), Glycerin, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Palmitic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Madecassoside, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Ampelopsis Japonica Root Extract, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Carica, Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Glycoproteins, Colloidal Sulfur, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Glyceryl Caprylate, Lactose, Lactic Acid, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Sucrose, Silica, Zea, Mays (Corn) Starch, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Peg-100, Stearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium, Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

The one I have is a sample/travel size (20ml) that comes in the AC Clean Up Pink Powder Spot Set.

The actual retail size is in 100ml. FYI, the reason I didn't buy the full size is because I don't use it as often as compared to the Pink Powder Spot. Therefore, I prefer to get the set version instead.

The sample/travel size comes in a soft squeezable tube with a plastic twist-off cap, and the opening is well-sealed with a foil.

The mask has a creamy clay texture that glides on skin easily. It contains Vitamin E-infused pink beads/capsules that dissolve during use, thus releasing the nutrients into the mask to give moisture and nourishment to the skin. These beads also act as a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells.

How To Use: 
After cleansing, apply an adequate amount all over your face. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water. You can also use it as a targeted spot treatment.

Tried and Tested

I only use this mask when I have pimples, and I usually apply a thin layer (just enough to cover my skin) as shown in the following picture.
Note: Thick layer takes longer to dry.

This time, I don't have before and after pictures to show you, but I can say IT WORKED WONDERS!

I used the mask at night along with the rest of the AC Clean Up products. When I woke up in the morning, I noticed my inflamed pimples had shrunk and those pesky closed comedones (skin-colored pimples/bumps) had come to a head. In just a couple of days, they dried up and healed. I also noticed fewer breakouts when I use it prior to my period. (P.S: My skin usually breakouts before and during that time of the month.)

In terms of oil control, I haven't noticed any difference. I use oil blotters throughout the day anyway, so I don't really mind. It's easy to rinse off and leaves skin feeling clean and smooth with no dry or tight after-feel.

So, does it work to treat acne? YES! It accelerates the healing process of acne and prevents breakouts. If you are looking for a mask that treats acne, give this a shot!


  1. I love your review:) I am currently using the pink powder mask too and I love it!

  2. So I'll use this after I wash my face? Then after I apply this and wash it off, that's when I'll apply the toner and moisturizer next? Am I right?

  3. Hi.. when u use it as a spot treatment, do u leave it overnight just like the pink powder spot?


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