Monday, October 22, 2012

Etude House It's Real Pack Sweet Pumpkin

I can't keep up with Etude House. They release new products at the speed of light!

I have here the Sweet Pumpkin lifting wash off pack. It contains 6,250 mg of pumpkin and is free from parabens (파라벤), tar derived colouring (타르색소), talc (탈크) and mineral oil (미네랄오일).

Name: Etude House 에뛰드하우스 It's Real Pack 진짜진짜팩 Sweet Pumpkin 단호박
Price: ₩ 7,500
Contents: 25 g ×3
Made in: Korea

How to use:
After facial cleansing and prior to toner application, massage pack onto facial surface. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. Leave for 10 - 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Use 1 - 2 times per week. Use pack brush to apply and gauze to cover face for best results. (Source:

My masks got a little squished whilst on its journey to my doorstep.

I can't put my finger on the scent. It smells a little like a bakery but it is not overwhelming and just adds to the experience.

The thick and fluid texture feels pretty much like honey. It has some scrubby bits, which I think might be finely chopped pumpkin but don't quote me on that. It does not dry up, making it easy to rinse off.

On the other hand, the runny texture meant that this mask dripped all over the place the whole time I had it on. I had the dubious honour of tasting it since a tiny bit dribbled into my mouth. It is sweet and I can only hope that it is safe to consume haha!

I did not expect it to heat up and thus was pleasantly surprised. The heating sensation lasted quite a while and just as you rinse it off, the warmth comes back. I really enjoyed this aspect.

The mask feels very gentle on my skin despite all that heat and leaves me with the loveliest baby smooth skin. It also moisturises a little as shown below:



Sadly, the lifting claim fell short, my firmness level remained more or less the same.

Etude House has other options available if you are not keen on slathering pumpkins all over your face:



Sea kelp.

Chestnut bark.

The full ingredient list for It's Real Pack Sweet Pumpkin:

(Source: Promotional images are from


Rainy Days & Lattes said...

That's a cool check your skin's firmness O_O

Jennifer Huang said...

Oh my, wanna try these masks/facial packs. They seem so cute! Haha, did not know you could measure the firmness level in your face? :O I hope it is safe to consume.. considering it said to avoid contact with eyes and mouth XD

Kathy said...

Thank you for a very interesting review! I don't like pumpkin so not sure that I would ever venture to try this. Since it's so runny, it must have been messy. Haha, it's a good thing that it tasted pretty good because some went into your mouth. How interesting that it heats up. I don't think that I've ever used a mask that did that.

Mizuhashi Sakura said...

Omg this looks amazing! I love trying things like this! But alas its hard to find them here and i dont have the time to shop online lately....
Great review i would probably try any of them as they are all so cute and fun.

Joey said...

Oh that's so cool! I like the look of it and I like that it warms up. And I'm up for anything that moisturizes my skin. I'd be tempted to taste it, too. Haha glad to hear it's sweet

lie-ying said...

I also tried this one, the seakelp and the carrot. Pumpkin was also a disapointing for me, I loved the carrot, you should try that one!

Beauty Box said...

What an interesting product!! But even more intriguing is that digital device you have that measures moisture and firmness in your skin - what on earth is that?? :)

Blair said...

That device only measures the moisture level... I must have given the wrong impression in my write up, my apologies for that!

Blair said...

*ooops* thankfully I'm still alive and well lol! Ahhh no, that device only measures the moisture level, I must have given the wrong impression in my write up, my apologies for that!

Blair said...

Oh dear, that device doesn't measure elasticity. I must have given the wrong impression in my write up, my apologies for that!

Tricia Koh said...

The packaging looks so cute! I would love to give this a go just for that.

Shari said...

That product made me sooo curious! :) New follower here!

The Misty Mom

Nic Nic from Bangbangsheshoots said...

I can never distinguish whether a product lifts my face or not lol. Greta review.. I actually bought some in Korea from my last visit.. happily given away lol

diana.paperdollrevenge said...

Ohh I saw these but I didn't know much about them. If I'd known they heat up, I prob would have tried one! That sounds like it'd be a great feature in the winter, when it's too cold to comfortably wear face masks. Pumpkin sounds like a good one for fall, hehe. Thanks for the helpful post!

Elle said...

I wanna try this! This is just so...bizarre! Hahahaha