Beauty: Wonder Pore Line (Whipping Foaming, Freshner, Brush and Mist) Review

After more than a week of trying out the Wonder Pore Line from Etude House, I could finally make my first official skincare review! I've read a lot of good reviews about this line especially the star, Wonder Pore Freshner. Let's see if this line worked just as well for me~ now onto the mega-long post!

Starting with a brief description of my skin type, I have oily and acne-prone skin so I tend to get pimples everywhere. My skin gets oily really fast too even though I tried using sebum-control powders. I also wear BB cream everyday so it tends to clog my pores, especially when I'm not able to clean my face properly.
If you've read my previous post, I've mentioned that my skincare products stopped working for me. I got these from a local dermatology clinic and it's a step-by-step routine that starts with a very strong toner and ends with a whitening solution.

They initially worked for me but after a long time of using it both day and night, I've noticed that it left my skin looking dull, full of blemishes and acne/ acne marks, and burnt due to the strong chemicals. In other words, it was no longer effective so I decided to stop using it.

I remembered trying out a sample of Wonder Pore Freshner before and finishing the whole tiny bottle. It was a sign that it did work for me so I decided to do some research (as I always do) about the whole Wonder Pore Line and these are what I ended up purchasing:

Wonder Pore Whipping Foaming, Wonder Pore Foaming,
Wonder Pore Brush, Wonder Pore Mist
The Wonder Pore line suggests a 3-step routine:
Step 1: Wonder Pore Clay Clear
Step 2: Wonder Pore Whipping Foaming (with Brush)
Step 3: Wonder Pore Freshner
(Since they released more products for this line recently, it's not limited to these three steps anymore.)

I have yet to buy the Wonder Pore Clay Clear mask so let's skip all the way to Step 2.
Wonder Pore Whipping Foaming (678php)
"Wonder Pore Whipping Foaming is formulated with an oxygen-delivering 'Carbonated' ingredient and pore-caring natural ingredients. This is a 2-in-1 foaming wash and mask that effectively treats impurities inside pores and helps prevent future pore related problems. (cr:"
Instructions in English
This is the first time I've tried a foam-type cleanser and I've read that it's becoming popular in Korea too. It's easy to dispense so you can control how much of the foam you want to come out.  You can also use it either as a mask or daily cleanser although I prefer using it as a cleanser (which reminds me that I have tons of unused masks at home).
On the skin, I thought it's going to be all air because of the foam but when I applied it onto my skin, there is a "soapy" feel to it. Sometimes I use my fingers to massage it all over my face but I found that it's best used together with the Wonder Pore Brush.
Wonder Pore Brush (248php)
"Wonder Pore Brush is the perfect tool for applying all your Wonder Pore Skincare Products! (cr:"
You can either dispense the foam on the brush itself or onto your hand.
Massage the brush on your face in circular motions.
Compared to other pore brushes which are full and dense,
the Wonder Pore Brush have spaces in between.
Plus, it's easier to dry!
I previously used an acne soap and I had to wash my face at least three times just so I'd feel that my face is completely makeup-free (especially on lazy days when I don't use my cleansing cream). It took a lot of time and my face was left dry although it was squeaky clean.

When I used the Wonder Pore Whipping Foaming and Wonder Pore Brush, however, I only have to wash my face once for my makeup to be removed. My face wasn't as squeaky clean as when I used my acne soap three times but it still felt clean and not drying. It's similar to Cetaphil facial wash except this one leaves a bit of cooling sensation on the face.

Moving on to Step 3 which is the reason behind the success of the Wonder Pore Line.
Wonder Pore Freshner 250mL (478php)
"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. (cr: 
6-Free: No parabens, mineral oil, fragrances, artificial pigment, talc, animal ingredients."
Instructions in English
Toner is an important step in anyone's skincare routine and this one big bottle basically replaced all the strong toners and harsh solutions I used on my face before. From four bottles to just one. My skin must be thanking me right now ㅋ
Not the pump type but it's still doable.
I love that it feels just like water when it's applied because it doesn't have that strong alcohol smell and it also doesn't sting my eyes. Despite using the foaming cleanser and brush to clean my face, I'm surprised that it's able to pick up more dirt from my face. It doesn't dry up as quickly as an alcohol-based toner but just like the Wonder Pore Whipping Foam, it left my skin moisturized.

This is an optional step but since I'm an oily skin gal and the Wonder Pore Freshner worked so well, I decided to purchase the mist bottle as well.
Wonder Pore Mist Bottle (98php)
"This is a pore total solution daily mist that helps maintain firm, clean and most pores with its multi- function of sebum control, pore toning, dead skin cell exliating, pore firming, and moisturizing capabilities."
Spray evenly onto face whenever skin is irritated or needs sebum control.
Spray at least 20cm away from face.
The Wonder Pore Freshner works just as well as a face mist. Just transfer the liquid into the mist bottle and you're ready to go. The mist is very fine and one or two sprays are enough to cover the face.

I use this in the middle of the day or late in the afternoon when my face is at its oiliest. I blot my face with tissue or oil blotting paper first before spraying and I swear, my face magically brightens up. When I don't blot, my face is less shiny and it instantly gives me that dewy look.

The Wonder Pore Line promises 7 solutions to the skin so to summarize this post, let's see if they were true:

[-] Deep cleanses pores
It does clean my pores especially when I use the Wonder Pore Brush but I'm not sure how deep it cleans since I still get whiteheads on my nose and pimples once in a while. On the other hand, it does remove my BB cream/ makeup effectively!

[✓] Balance your skin's ideal pH level
I know that my skin is acidic since my BB cream tends to oxidize, making my face look darker. When I started using this, I noticed that my face became brighter and it looked fresh even with BB cream.

[✓] Control a large amount of the sebum
YES, IT DOES. I wasn't expecting much since I'd get oily so quickly but I was surprised that my skin wasn't as oily when I wake up in the morning. I'd also carry around the face mist, which I apply after my make up, in case my face needs that extra oil control.

[-Minimize appearance of pores
I noticed that the pores around my cheeks were less noticeable, however,  huge pores on my nose and the ones caused by acne were still visible. I doubt that the Wonder Pore Freshner would make them disappear anyway.

[✓] Refine the skin tone
I think it did since I wasn't applying strong chemicals anymore, my skin doesn't look burnt or it's not as red anymore. I used to complain that my forehead was darker than the rest of my face because that's where I had the most pimples, hence, I'd apply more of the strong chemicals, but now, it looks more or less the same with the rest of my face.

[✓] Keep the elasticity of the pores
I'm not quite sure what this means but since it does a decent job of cleansing my pores, then I guess it does keep the elasticity of my pores.

[✓] Moisturize inside and outside of skin
Unlike other facial cleansers or toners which are drying, using this left my skin moisturized. Contrary to popular belief, oily skinned people do need moisturizing too because our skin is dry on the inside. Although we'd love to stay matte all the time, it doesn't mean we have to dry out our skin to death.

Overall, the Wonder Pore Line was able to deliver most of its promises so it was definitely a good buy. It's gentle enough to be used by all skin types but I recommend this mostly to those with oily skin especially the Wonder Pore Freshner and Mist! It does control sebum without ever drying out your face. Your skin will love you for it!

I promise to come back with another review for the Wonder Pore Clear Clay!~

As a bonus, watch SHINee's Key and f(x)'s Sulli as they teach you how to take care of your pores with the Wonder Pore Line~ 

Make sure to check Etude House Philippines' Facebook page or their official website for updates!


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  2. Nice Review!~ :)

  3. I just started using the Wonder Pore Freshner 3 days ago and I can already see improvements~! I am soooo happy I tried it ^____

  4. @Majorie Zoleta
    it's really a miracle in a bottle, haha! glad to hear it worked for you! :]

  5. Nice review! :) Is this can prevent pimples from coming back? I already bought the 250ml. Looking forward to your reply. Thanks!

  6. @Dane Tuyay
    It doesn't prevent them completely. I still got some pimples but they dry up more easily when used with the the Wonder Pore Freshner.

  7. thank you for reviewing these products! and I'm glad that you're a kpop fan too (^.^)v

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  9. Nice review! Makes me wanna buy the whole line right now! ^^ Thank you!

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  11. hi i would like to ask a question; does Sulli's video a day or night skin care routine? thank you and i hope you will answer to my question XD

    1. for sulli's routine in that video, i think it's for day but you can also do the same for night minus the cc cream part! i hope that answers your question! :]

  12. I only have the Wonder Pore Freshener right now and I am in love with it! I first discovered it when my aunt let me try out the foam cleanser and toner when I stayed for a week at their place and after a day or so I noticed that some of my pimples got smaller and/or healed faster and I wasn't as oily as before. It worjed waaay better and wasn't as harsh on the skin than what I was using which was from the derma.

    I'm actually torn on what skin care line to buy from Etude. I have some acne here and there, dark spots/pimple marks, a few black heads/white heads, and I also tend to get oily...

    Whuch would you think is a better purchase for me? The Acne Daily, the Zero Sebum, or Wonder Pore?

  13. I think the packaging is wonderful as it makes it really easy and mess-free! Don't really see my pores getting smaller, but it definitely does reduce the oils on my skin.

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