I am very choosy in skincare products so despite being an Etude House makeup junkie, I had not tried too many of their skin care items. I had seen the “Sunshine in Spoon” range of products by the Etude House but never thought of looking into them seriously until one day when I got bored. There are sleeping packs, massage creams, massage scrubs in this line (as far as I remember) and I got their Sunshine in Spoon Scrub Massage Oil Gel – see the haul post. I chose the coconut flavor (the other choice is Walnut). Here are my thoughts on this product:
Product: Etude House Sunshine in Spoon Scrub Massage Oil Gel – Coconut
Claim: This richly moist oil gel textured wash-off pack delivers a moist and smooth massage with its coconut oil and provides skin with rich vitamins with its white vitamin capsules.
- Dry face after cleansing and dispense certain amount.
- Evenly apply onto face in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes with fingertips
- Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Recommended Use: Twice a week
Quantity: 7 ml *2
This beauty product is the strangest skin care item I have ever used. Massage – Scrub – Oil – Gel! These 4 things do not always occur in the same category for me. I have used massage scrubs, massage creams, massage gels and massage oils but that’s where it ended. This product widened my horizon haha! Moving on…
Consistency: The gel feels a lot like solidified coconut oil.
Smell: Coconut cookie (Sweetend coconut)
Scrub particles: Few and far between.
Color: Translucent White (like solidified coconut oil)
I do not think this massage scrub gel oil gives a deeper scrub. The scrub particles are fine and not abrasive but they are too few in the gel to take out blackheads and dirt. However, I also think that since we are supposed to massage this for 2-3 minutes on the skin, too many scrub particles can be bad for the skin. I am confused about this but I definitely think the scrubbing is minimal.
I like the sweet coconut scent of this oil gel. I love all things coconut so it is just my thing.
The texture is very much like solidified coconut oil or a cleansing balm. It warms up and feels more like an oil (exactly like my Banila Co. Clean it Zero cleansing balm!). I like the consistency. It is easy to handle and the quantity is more than enough to use on the face. I usually spread this on my neck too!
Since there are 2 joint sachets, I used both over the course of the week, as recommended. And even though I do not see any considerable difference in my skin, I liked massaging the gel on my face. It did feel smoother immediately after washing my face but the next morning when I woke up, there was nothing noticeable. Even after the second use, I think it worked well as a mild scrub and a normal cream massage.
I do not consider this as an absolute must have in my skincare regime. And since I have dry skin, I scrub my face not more than twice a week. So I basically replaced my scrub with this massage scrub oil gel. This can be a good option for travelling but otherwise I am not sure if I would need this since I already have a good scrub (The Face Shop Black Sugar scrub) which comes in a big tube (hence is more economical)!
Have you tried any of the Etude House Sunshine in spoon products? What is your favorite Etude House makeup or beauty product?