Saturday, December 29, 2012

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner [review] + What is SEBUM?

Happy saturday dolls! :) Have you ever heard about Wonder Pore Freshner from Etude House? I guess this product is quite famous among skin care lovers and korean brands cosmetic junkies.

I have been tried this one for around one month. I didn't use it everyday, but I often used this toner. Lately I used two different toners at the same time, EH Skin Malgeum for day and EH Wonder Pore Freshner for night. Well, let's read further information about this toner.
*long post alert!*
I got mine in 250ml. This toner also available in 500ml size as well. The 500ml has a pump, otherwise mine has no pump.

원더 포어 프레쉬너

Made from regular plastic, not too sturdy. This 250ml size has flip-top cap.
I think the blue color is very cute, attractive and gives calming feeling :)

Wonder Pore Freshner is a total solution for pore care, preventing enlarged pores, less firmer skin and skin troubles by eliminating what hurts skin health from within.
Features Seven Pore Effects:
-Maintains ph 4.5 to within 1 ph
-Refines the skin tones
-Keep the elasticity of pores
-Deep cleanses pores
-Minimize appearance of pores
-Control a large amount of the sebum (oil control)
-Moisturize inside and outside of skin
available in 250ml and 500ml size.

the flip-top cap
*Texture & Scent*
just like water, not leave any greasy feeling afterwards. The scents isn't not strong..

the ingredients list

"I'm your wonder woman for your pore~!"

FYI, I have combination skin type, normal on cheeks and lil' bit oily on T-zone. Before got this toner (as giveaway prize) last August, I never have curiosity about this product nor want to try this toner. The reason is just simple, I don't have large pores *i'm grateful!* :) I mean, my pores are not too obvious, so that's why I have no intention to buy this product before.. xD

But, since I got a chance to try this toner... why I don't give a try?
Finally I tried this toner in October and present this review for you guys.

Let's see the cute illustrations on the back of its packaging (⌒___⌒ )




Maybe your reaction is like this.. 
"WUUUUTT.. all descriptions are in Korean?"

That was my reaction at first time lol.
I especially translated them into English just for you guys~ (^_^)v
Please forgive my broken Korean skill ㅠ_ㅠ lol
I've tried my best but still I couldn't translate them completely.

Check! Check!

7 in 1 pore total solution!!( ̄ー ̄)/
*the wonder woman is coming*

I hope my translation is quite understandable.. ㅋㅋㅋ  (ーー;)
As we can see.. this product sounds so promising for your pores. Does it works wonder for my skin?

In the first week, I started to like this toner. It really made my skin refresh, and able to removed dirt on my face at the same time. It didn't dry out my skin and I was happy with the result! I also didn't figure any pimples couple days after first usage.

After 3 weeks, there's a change on my skin..
My cheeks become greasier compared than before! I was shocked when I realized that my cheeks (which was supposed to be dry-normal area) produce more oil lately.

I guess it might caused by this toner.. My cheeks couldn't stand for any pores controller product '_____'  Sorry guys, I can't explain well... but this toner simply triggered my less-sebum skin and it produces more sebum right now( ゚ Д゚)!!


What's sebum?
Sebum is an oily substance (produced by sebaceous glands) which has main purpose to make the skin and hair waterproof and to protect them from drying out. An excess of sebum, however, can make the skin or hair oily, and it can begin to smell when broken down by bacteria outside the body. Sebum also exist in some hairless areas of the human body, such as the eyelids, where they add sebum to tears to keep the eye moist. [source]

Excess of Sebum = May clog skin pores

Clogged pores = Leads to the accumulation of dirt and bacteria

Accumulation of oil, dirt and bacteria = Inflame the skin and cause an infection that bursts through the surface of the skin, forming blackheads, whiteheads and pimples.

Now, do you understand why pimples tend to appear on our face when we are lazy / forget to remove our makeup before sleep? That accumulation of oil, dirt and bacteria simply cause blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. *______*


Nah, in my case, because I don't have large pores and my skin was less-sebum, I exactly just has triggered excess production oil of my skin after using this kind of toner. >____<
Besides of greasiness feeling, small pimples appeared on my face now..

After realized this situation, I instantly stopped using this toner.
I learned one lesson after this case..

Pore control product + Combination / Dry skin type 



Ok, today's lesson ends here.. (T▽T)

However, I still have to give my final opinions about this product..

Final Verdict

What I love <3
+ Clean feeling after usage
+ It brightens my complexion
+ Didn't dry out my skin
+ Decent price with huge amount of product

What I hate </3
- Triggered excess oil of my less-sebum skin (totally my fault!)

Rating: 2/5

Repurchase? BIG NO! :(
Recommended? Yes (please make sure you have oily skin type & large pores)

I don't say this product is bad.. It just doesn't suits with my skin (* ̄m ̄)
Thank Goodness, I realized this condition very soon before my skin getting worse.

Thanks for reading my lovely fellas! :D
Hope you find this post useful and sorry for the long post!
Bye for now (≧∇≦)


  1. wah.. kalo tipe kombinasi tapi pori2ny gede gmn ya? tdny pgn bli yg gede, gr2 baca review ini jd kuatir. :(

    1. eh? masa ada jenis kulit kombi tp pori2 gede? hmm..
      kalo emg pori2mu gede ya bisa dicoba :)
      ato beli dulu yg trial kit kan ada.. sblm beli fullsizenya..hoho

  2. So bad it didn't work on you.. :(
    I guess it'll do nice on oily skin.. hihi..
    Nice post!!

  3. Ohhh ya ampun, ternyata ini toh jawaban nya....
    pastesan akhir-akhir ini muka gue greasy bangeeet.
    padahal sebelomnya gak pernah berminyak sampe parah gitu, masa akhir-akhir ini baru keluar rumah 4 jam ajah, even di rumah aja muka gue minyakan gitu..
    aaaaah, makasih ya xiao vee buat posting nya, dari kmaren g cari-cari knapa ini muka, padahal si wonder pore ini bagus pas bulan pertama kedua.
    btw beneran bikin muka gue poreless, cuma kok jadi minyakan ya, huhuhue.

    1. iyaaa aku jg ngerasaiin hal yg sama.. >.< pipiku jd lbh greasy drpd sebelumnya.. aku lgs stop pake wonder pore ini dan balik ke toner yg lama T____T
      you're welcome frank :D syukurlah berguna yaaa

    2. kamu jadi balik pakai toner apa? hehehe soalnya kan senasib :p hehe

    3. aku balik pake skin malgeum yg moist, tik >.< sekarang udh mendingan sih ga terlalu greasy haha

  4. owh, I like it when it's said that the toner could also be used as a face mist to diminish excess sebum. Now I feel like buying it. haha. I've never had a trust in Etude house skincare line before bcuz they tend to be too fancy to my liking (coloring, fragrance, etc).

    1. actually it's a good product T___T
      i like the fresh feeling after used this toner >.<
      yess they tend to be too fancy but my skin quite suitable with Etude house's skincare ^^

  5. but it's weird that it does the contrary on your skin Vee, too bad that it caused your skin to be more oilier.

    1. it because i have combination skin :'( I didn't expected this would be happened to me.. thank goodness my skin condition's not getting worse..

  6. ga sabar PO dtg..hihi
    semoga mempan d aq :D
    btw, itu pakenya kayak toner gt kn..setelah cumuk lgsg pakein itu di tepuk2 :)

    1. smoga mempan di kamu yaa wie ^^
      iya :) dipake stlh cumuk

  7. it didn't work well on me also.. (-_-)
    what a waste!...but, thx for sharing btw...

    I'm new here in beauty blogging world..
    if it's okay, mind to visit and follow my blog..?
    wish we can be friend..

    1. do you have combi/dry skin as well?
      keep blogging ya :)

  8. Sheeeelll!! OMG. Aku super galauuuu. Jadi gini kisahnya. Aku persis seperti kamu. Ngga selalu pakai toner ini. Kadang aku pakai punya viva atau EH AC clinic toner. NAH, Akhir2 ini atau entah sejak pakai toner WP ini, PIPIKU BERJERAWAT. omg..... kulitku oily di T, normal di pipi dan BIG PORES di daerah dekat hidung. Sekarang jadi super galau... Please hellllpppp meee T__T

  9. oiya? udh yakin itu gara2 WP? siapa tau itu krn mslh hormon, kurang minum air putih, muka bnyk kena tangan yg kotor, atau lupa bersihin makeup? :O
    coba stop dulu nti sampe jerawat e ilang nti baru coba lg sab..
    btw viva jgn dipake dulu.. konstan pake ac clinic ato wp aja :p biar muka ngga terlalu bingung klo pake 3 jenis sekaligus hehe

    1. OMG menyedihkan sekaliii T_T mamaku marah2 gara2 ini. smpe aku diwanti-wanti jangan pakai produk korea APAPUN sampai wajahku sembuh.. T_T lha obat jerawatku punya EH ;/ Ya jadi aku tetep pakai skrg tapi yang AC ini doang... Pssstttt... don't tell anybody. lol. Iya... Ini berhenti semua kecuali si AC clinic... Semoga cepat pulih T_T >.<

    2. waduh parah banget ya sab? >___< sorry to hear that T^T
      semoga cepet pulih yaaa... banyak2 minum air putih, makan buah, yg berserat >___<

  10. This look pretty promising~ will have to try it out ^,,^ Great review!

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  11. this is so useful vee! and you can translate that korean as well? whutt? ahaha. great review as always. :)

  12. Oh my... how bout the t-zone? Does it become oilier?

  13. Wihh nice postt. Astaga sblm ak mulai aktiv blogger ak ud beli nih toner yg 500ml. Tp ga pernah perhatiin perubahannya, cm liat pori2 ga kcil2 dr dl smpe skrg loh -_- kulit ak jg kombinasi-kering jg. Tp pas pke ni sih ga minyakan,cm gr2 baca blog km, bru nydar jrwat ak nongol sering di pipi sm idung. -__- hrs stop niii , thx info naa say!

    1. waaahhh >.< bisa jd itu penyebabnya ya.. tp hrs diperhatiin bener2 dulu.. siapa tau ada faktor penyebab lain..
      you're welcome :D

  14. sama ma akuuuuu, pas pake sample size enak bgt, jerawat2 kclku ilang, muka seger, tapi pas pake full size kok jd gampang oily mukaku >_< sekarang jadi ada whitehead di mukaku hiks >.<

  15. Bingung, padahal hampir membelinya..
    terus untuk kulit kering + berminyak didaerah T dan problem Komedo hitam gimana cara ngilanginnya?
    *help me please...

    1. sorry baru bales ya >_< untuk komedo diilangin dengan peeling yg rutin :)
      kalo berminyak di daerah T bisa diakalin dengan toner yg ada oil controlnya

  16. Oh its so sad dont works in you I have the same problem and I buy the more big .... and you know its not a really cheap xD but dont expensive too, I hope my skinfood black sugar works in me now arrives

  17. thanks review nya yang informatif ci

  18. Wooow.. thankyou reviewnya :D
    Tapi aku bingung nih, aku udh pesen EH yg AC clinic, tapi liat ada EH yg Wonder Pore bisa buat kulit berminyak juga, jadi bingung x_x
    Sbenernya bagusan AC atau WP ya kalo untuk yg berminyak berjerawat?
    Kulitku berminyak, terutama dibagian T dan kadang muncul jerawat yg meradang :( dan termasuk sensitif karena tiap habis facial, bsknya pasti keluar jerawat agak bnyak gitu :(
    Help me, please.. :") hehe thankyouu..

  19. sangat membantu sekali artikel tentang Cara Menghilangkan Komedo, terimakasih atas informasinya


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