Monday, January 18, 2016

Etude House Moonlight In Spoon Blending Sleeping Cream in Shea Butter Review

Etude House Moonlight In Spoon Blending Sleeping Cream in Shea Butter
Hey Dreamers and Creators!

It's Mask Monday again! This Mask Monday is all about them spoons. Mainly these Etude House Moonlight In Spoon Blending Sleeping Cream in Shea Butter. Whew, what a long name. I shared that I will be reviewing Etude House's sleeping cream in spoons on Instagram a little while ago, so here it comes. Etude House's Moonlight In Spoon Blending Sleeping Creams comes in 8 kinds and they are Royal Jelly, Shea Butter, Green Tea, Rosehip, Evening Primrose, Olive, Blueberry, and Seaweed.

For those new to Etude House, they are a brand from South Korea. They are known for their adorably packaged products and their affordability too. Believe it or not Etude House has been around since 1985 and you can learn more about them on their global website.

front side of the packaging

Etude House Moonlight In Spoon Blending Sleeping Cream in Shea Butter
6g, $2

Product Description: A sleeping pack that comes with a gel and a cream which needs to be blended together to create the sleeping cream. The sleeping cream is formulated with shea butter, chamomile, and mint to soothe the skin while moisturizing it. The sleeping cream will work to smooth and revitalize the skin overnight to provide a brightened complexion.

To Use: Squeeze the outer paper cover slightly and remove the spoon. Peel off the seal on the spoon. Break off the spoon handle and use the smaller end to mix the gel and cream into the sleeping cream. Apply the sleeping cream onto the face, wear it over night and wash off with lukewarm water in the morning.

back side of the packaging
Ingredients: 
[Gel] WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, ALCOHOL, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT(0.3137%), LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT(0.3137%), MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (0.3136%), HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, CARBOMER, TROMETHAMINE, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, YELLOW 5 (CI 19140), RED 33 (CI 17200).

[Cream]WATER, GLYCERIN, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PHYTOSTERYL/BEHENYL/OCTYLDODECYL LAUROYL GLUTAMATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, HYDROXYPROPYL STARCH PHOSPHATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATE, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, PEG-75 STEARATE, STEARIC ACID, PALMITIC ACID, STEARETH-20, CETETH-20, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491).

Please Do Not use if you are sensitive to any of its ingredients.

instructions and information

Packaging: Like many of Etude House's products, this sleeping cream comes in some adorable packaging. The outer cardboard packaging has the design of the sleeping cream spoon in the front and information & directions on how to use the product on the back. Inside, contains the plastic spoon. Upon peeling off the packaging seal, you'll find the gel and cream waiting to be blended inside the spoon container. The container is made so that the spoon handle can be broken off and it will function as a spatula to mix the cream and gel.

Scent: This sleeping cream in Shea Butter had very minimal scents. I was able to pick up hints of shea butter and also some alcohol scents. A look at the ingredients list shows that this sleeping pack does indeed contain alcohol. 
the spoon packaging

Texture: Once the cream and the gel has been blended, the end result is a nice and soft cream with a bit of a gel feel to it. The gel-cream combo feels light and spreads nicely. Unfortunately, it can leave behind a sticky residue. 

Color: The gel is see through with a hint of light peachyness to the mix while the cream is white in color. Once mixed together, the gel-cream combo looks cream white in color. 

Before the cream and the gel is mixed together.
Before the cream and the gel is mixed together.
My Thoughts: I thought it was real neat that this is a blending sleeping cream. It comes with a gel and cream separate from each other and you need to blend the 2 together to create the sleeping cream. It's like skincare entertainment and adds a bit of fun into the routine. I like that the gel and the cream mixed together well and didn't separate even after I stored it over night during patch tests. 

As always, I started with my patch tests. I used saran wraps to keep the gel-cream mixture from drying out and did a shorten version of my patch test routine. Everything came out fine and I didn't find any irritations or anything so the following evening I applied the sleeping cream on my entire face for the full face test. 

The first thing I noticed after I started to apply it on my face is that it leaves a sticky feeling behind. I wasn't fond of that. I also found that it caused my face to look a bit red. I knew the sleeping cream contains alcohol but when I patch tested it didn't cause me any issues, that's why I tested it on my face. Since my face is sensitive, it would have picked up any issues that my other patch test areas didn't. The redness did go away after a while, and while my face was red, there was no irritations. Another issue I came across was the feeling of dryness and tightness on my cheeks and chin area. Which I found it to be odd because the Shea Butter sleeping cream is suppose to moisturize the skin not make it feel dry. Also, when I applied the gel-cream it felts moisturized, however, as my skin starts to absorb the gel-cream, it starts to feel drying and not moisturizing. However, once I woke up in the morning, there was no longer any dryness feeling or tightness feeling. I was also worried that the sleeping cream could cause excess sebum on my T-zone area, but I was pleased to find that it didn't. 

The good thing about this sleeping cream is that despite its small size, it contains a lot of products. If I really pushed it, I probably could have gotten 3 uses out of 1. However, each spoon contains at least 2 uses. I used the excess on my neck area because you know, our necks need some love too! The sleeping cream also made my face feel a bit plump in the morning which was nice and unexpected. Despite the initial issues with the sleeping cream causing my skin to feel dry and tight after application, it was still able to provide a bit of moisture to my skin.
After the cream and the gel has been mixed together.
After the cream and the gel has been mixed together.
Pros: 
-nourishes the skin
-provides moisture
-adds plumpness
-easy to use
-multiple uses per container

Cons:
-leaves sticky feeling behind
-can cause dryness and tightness feelings
-contains alcohol
-can cause redness on the face

My Rating: ❤ ❤   

My Thoughts: I was disappointed by the sleeping cream. I really hoped for better but it caused me some issues instead. The biggest disappointment was the dryness and tightness feelings caused by the sleeping cream. This didn't happen during my initial patch tests, so I was surprised when it happened during my full face test. I also didn't like the sticky feeling and redness left behind by the sleeping cream. I did like that the sleeping cream can last at least 2 uses and it adds plumpness to the skin. 

Would I repurchase this in the future? Probably not. There are 7 other sleeping creams in the line and I hope they'll turn out better than this one. Do I think this is worth a try? Well, maybe. The issues I came across might not happened to you (I do have sensitive skin), so this might turn out to be a good sleeping cream for you. It does have some good pros, making it worth a try. 

It seems that these are no longer in stock at Etude House's global site and hasn't been for a while. I don't know if this means that Etude House has discontinued this line or not. 

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Until next time~

~ Michelle

Disclaimer: This product was purchase by me. All opinions are honest and my own. 

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