I am so excited to share the details about the Etude House Dust Cut skincare products (Check out the announcement post). I was really curious about this particular range because the claims were really interesting and unique. Most skincare products talk about whitening, anti-ageing, etc. so a range of products that save the skin from dust is interesting!
So I asked a the friendly store owner of Etude House for details (I frequent this store so I am on good terms with the owner and the staff). He gave me a lot of details and also connected me to someone from Etude House itself! I was beyond excited and asked as many questions I could about the line and each of the products individually. So here is what I comprehended from that discussion.
Disclaimer: I am not associated with Etude House. No one is paying me to write this. I am just passionate about skincare.
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Dust CUT Skincare Range Origin (and reasons):
Dust and pollution has become a big problem in Korea especially in spring when the Asian Dust (read it on Wikipedia for details) deteriorates the air quality even more. So Etude House came up with a skin defense system where the product will create a protective shield against the skin. There are 4 products in this line:
- Dust Cut Finish Cream
- Dust Cut Facial Mist
- Dust Cut Micro Foam Cleanser
- Dust Cut masksheet
At the time of writing this post, there are 3 products available in the stores. The Dust Cut masksheet is coming soon.
NOTE: The claims mentioned are taken from the packaging of each product and photos were taken in store (except the facial mist).
Individual Product details
Etude House Dust CUT Finish Cream
Claim: This is a finish cream that protects skin from harmful environment by forming a protective outer film and providing care with its plant extracts that clarify dull and exhausted skin.
Quantity: 65 g
Price: 14000 KRW
Details: The Dust CUT finish cream can be used for day and night as a face moisturizer in the last step of skincare. During the day, it creates a barrier on the skin so that the dust in the air cannot penetrate this layer and clog the pores of the skin. When applied at night time, the Finish Cream helps protect against dust from the bedding. There are plenty of plant extracts in this cream to nourish and moisturize the skin.
Etude House Dust CUT Facial Mist
Claim: This is a mist that protects skin from harmful environment by forming a protective outer barrier and providing care with its plant extracts that clarify dull and exhausted skin.
Quantity: 150 ml
Price: 9500 KRW
Details: The Dust CUT facial mist can be used during the day before stepping outdoors to protect the skin from dust (and free radicals?) from attaching to or penetrating into the skin. It can be reapplied throughout the day to refresh and protect the skin.
Etude House Dust CUT Micro Foam Cleanser
Claim: This is a micro bubble foam cleanser that cleans away harmful factors by forming mild cushion bubbles and providing care with its plant extracts that clarify dull and exhausted skin.
Quantity: 150 ml
Price: 8000 KRW
Details: Dust CUT micro foam cleanser can be used at night to gently clean the skin and create a protective barrier against dust. It is advisable to be followed by the Dust CUT masksheet.
Etude House Dust CUT masksheet
* Product not available in stores yet.
Claim: Not Available
Quantity: 20 ml
Price: 2500 KRW
Details: Dust Cut masksheet can be used a few times every week for a deep cleanse of the skin. It contains Charcoal which is known for its cleansing (dust absorbing) properties.
I am not an authority on cosmetics but I think I have read a lot about skin care products and ingredients and have a clue (hehe). Based on the information I received, I feel that this is an interesting skin care line and if it delivers what it promises, we will all have lesser blackheads, breakouts and other skin problems to deal with (that occur because of external factors like dust, pollution).
I asked a lot of questions and my judgment says that the Dust CUT facial mist will be the best bet for most people. Since it will be the last step before going out, I think it will help protect the skin better.
And I am confident that the masksheet can do a lot of cleansing (because of charcoal) but I am not sure about the Finish cream or the foaming cleanser.
Face foaming cleanser comes before other skincare and makeup stages so I am worried that skincare products like serum/ampoule or cream will not be able to penetrate the skin (breakthrough the barrier of the Dust Cut foaming cleaner) to moisturize properly.
For Finish Cream, I think it can be a good product but how effective is it going to be under makeup? I got the Dust CUT facial mist and will do a haul soon (and review in the coming weeks)
I have asked a couple more questions about the Dust CUT products that are yet to be answered and I am expecting an email next week with the answers.
There is no information about the Etude House Dust CUT products in English (even on the Etude house English website) so I hope my research was helpful for you.
What do you think about the Etude House skin care products? Which product will you buy from the Dust CUT line?