Review: Etude House Baking Powder Cleansing Cream

9. May 2013
Hey there,
I will do another Etude House Review today :D This time it is the Baking Powder Cleansing Cream. I reviewed the Flower Bouquet Cleansing Cream of Missha previously, that’s why I will compare both creams as well.

Here is the product description from Etude House:

Description: Formulated with baking powder to gently exfoliate skin with cream texture and penetrate pores to absorb oil and residues for thorough cleanse.
Directions: Use hands to dispense cream. Apply cream to dry facial surface and massage until makeup is dissolved. Wipe off face with facial pad/tissues and wash with cleansing foam and water.
Okay, so this cleansing cream comes in a similar sturdy jar of the same size as the Missha Flower Bouquet Cleansing Cream. It does not come with any special packaging or anything cute like most of Etude House products, but in a clean-looking blue colored jar. Unfortunately, it didn’t have a spoon or spatula for taking out the cream like the Missha Cleansing Cream.
The packaging is similar of both, Missha and Etude House, but what about the cream itself. First the scent: Etude House’s Baking Powder Cleansing Cream has a lemon-y, fresh scent…similar to lemon cake or something. It is really pleasant and not intense. With Missha’s Cleansing Creams you have the choice between three flower scents. The one I have has the scent of cherry blossoms with I love a lot, but of course it depends on each persons taste.
The consistency of the Baking Powder Cleansing Cream differs from the Flower Bouquet Cleansing Cream. As you can see in the image below, the Baking Powder Cream has a thicker consistency than the Flower Bouquet Cream, which is kind lighter.

I wanted to compare the cleansing effect of both creams as well. I used some make-up (mascara, eyeliner and lip liner) on my arm and compared as you can see in the next image:

I observed that Etude House’s Baking Powder Cleansing Cream dissolved the make-up better than Missha’s Flower Bouquet Cleansing Cream. This might be due to the effect of baking powder…
But both creams are not perfect and washing your face with water (and using eye make-up remover) is recommended nevertheless.
Etude House Baking Powder Cleansing Cream contains 180 ml and costs US$ 13.81 at W2beauty, for example, which is less than the Missha Cleansing Cream. By the way, I discovered W2beauty just recently. I was e-mailing to the customer service and I got an answer quite quickly and it was really nice to talk to Alice from W2beauty :D I can only recommend to check out the web store. Also if you use my link or the sponsor code 088505 for registration you’ll get a 5.00 $ voucher after registration. That’s really great, isn’t it?

(I was not asked to do this advertisement for them, I really liked the customer service and the possibility to get discount…they also have a reward program to get discount, too :D)

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  • The Serotinal 9. May 2013 at 23:06

    For some reason I like cleansing creams better than cleansing oils. I think it just feels nicer and cooler. Nice review, will check out w2beauty! ^^

    • Fräulein Schnee 9. May 2013 at 23:13

      I like the cleansing creams also better than oils concerning the feeling on the skin. :D Thanks for commenting! xo

  • Chee Z 10. May 2013 at 0:54

    Nice review and comparison! It’s nice that it doesn’t actually smell like baking powder xD
    I just discovered W2Beauty too, I agree the customer service is so nice!

    • Fräulein Schnee 10. May 2013 at 6:49

      I guess a baking powder scent would be less appalling XD I just imagine….irks :D

  • Laura ♥ 10. May 2013 at 2:17

    If baking powder = baking soda, then that could be quite bad for your skin. :/ Baking soda’s pH level is way too alkaline for the skin, which messes up the acid barrier and leads to dehydration and acne :< i have a blog post i’m slowly writing up about stuff like this, but yea! just a headsup so you know :D

    • Fräulein Schnee 10. May 2013 at 6:47

      I was thinking about that point, too, but it didn’t give me any breakouts. Also, I think they use the production of carbon dioxide for their cleansing, and this is a acid-base reaction, so I guess it should be balanced. Also, baking powder is baking soda mixed with acid and no pure baking soda…But it is an interesting point you mention and I’m looking forward to your post, especially since there are quite a range of beauty products containing baking powder at the moment.

  • Carmen C 10. May 2013 at 7:11

    Thank you for the review. I haven’t tried any baking powder products before so this will be good to try :)

    • Fräulein Schnee 10. May 2013 at 7:22

      This is my first baking powder product too. Originally I wanted the deep cleansing baking powder foam, but the package didn’t arrive yet :(

  • Lauren renturquise 10. May 2013 at 8:29

    i have baking powder in foam and it’s also good

    • Fräulein Schnee 10. May 2013 at 9:21

      I ordered the foam, too. But til now it didn’t arrive :( hope it will arrive soon.

  • Allie 10. May 2013 at 13:24

    Baking Powder klingt so gar nicht nach Creme!
    Aber kann mir vorstellen, dass die ganz toll ist, ich liebe Etude House so oder so ganz ganz dolle :D
    Alles Liebe

    • Fräulein Schnee 10. May 2013 at 13:26

      Ja, das hört sich echt auf dem ersten Blick merkwürdig an XD
      Danke für deinen Kommentar!:D

  • Kenn Villaneza 29. November 2013 at 14:47

    I’m so lucky I can access not one but TWO Etude House shops! One is just 10 minutes away while the other is 30 minutes away. It’s much cheaper than ordering online ^^

    • Fräulein Schnee 3. December 2013 at 17:32

      You’re really lucky!I would be in heaven if the next store would be only 10 minutes away from me…but I would spend all my money, too…haha :’D