Back 2 Back: Etude House AC Clean Up Mild BB Cushion Review

 Etude House AC Clean Up Mild BB Cushion
I did not know that Etude House has a new cushion other than the Real Powder variant. I grab this immediately but I did not have high hopes on this one because the AC line is meant for those with acne and troubled skin which is obviously not my skin type. I got it anyway because I am really into cushion bb/foundation. 

Before going to the review, let me give you a background on my skin condition: I have a yellow medium skin tone. In MAC, my shade is NC30. I have an acidic skin, thus, I usually purchase foundations or powder that are one shade lighter than my skin color. I have super dry and sensitive skin. Due to preganancy, my psoriasis flare ups got worse. I have psoriasis patches on my forehead and in between my brows and on the brow area. 

What Etude House claims: 
1. Chemical free inorganic formula with an effective cover effect.
2. It controls the skin balance with 60% of skin soothing and moisturizing Teatree, Madecassoside, Salicylic acid contents.
3. It naturally covers a sensitive skin without irritation or causing a trouble.

Just like the Real Powder Cushion, this is housed in a slim compact and weighs 14 grams. Compared to the bulky casing of other cushions, this is really more lightweight and is space saving in my kikay kit. It also has that click/snap on lid that has lock function preventing the cushion from drying up.  It has a mint green color colored compact which looks really clean. The sponge that came with it is fluffy and smoother compared to the rubbery blue cushion sponge of other cushion bb products of Etude House. It comes in three shades: Light Beige, Natural Beige and Honey Beige. Just like my Real Powder, I got this in the shade Natural Beige which has a yellow tone. Natural Beige is a shade lighter than my skin tone but since it has yellow undertones, it blends well my skin color and gives off a brightening effect. 
 Etude House AC Clean Up Mild BB Cushion
Upon opening the lid of this cushion, I instantly noticed the fresh and clean green tea scent (parang green tea ahh I am not really good at describing scent.. ). I love the scent so much. 
 Etude House AC Clean Up Mild BB Cushion
The cushion bb itself has a far different texture compared to the Real Powder. This Ac Clean Up has a light and watery texture. It feels very hydrating but does not feel heavy or too moisturizing at all. It has a light to semi medium coverage and it blends smoothly too. It has a bit of cooling effect when applied.
 Etude House AC Clean Up Mild BB Cushion
To my surprise, I am so in love with this cushion!!!!!! I was not expecting that I will love this more than the Real Powder variant. I find myself reaching for this compact everytime I go out of the house. This has a nice pigmentation and can cover some discolorations. It can also tone down the redness of my rashes. I do need to conceal my undereyes and some of my prominent rashes and discolorations. What I love about this is that this feels so light on the skin yet it delivers a decent coverage and natural finish! I can also layer the product without fear of caking or product build up. I love the fact that it has a high physical sunscreen of SPF 50+ PA+++. 

Due to the hydrating properties of this BB Cream, this does not cling on the dry patches on my face. I also notice how refreshing this cushion bb feels when worn. (Or guni guni ko lang ito!!) This does not make my skin look greasy nor oily by mid day. This Cushion BB has a natural finish which is great for everyday wear. 
Overall, I am in love with this cushion. I did not expect that I will really like a product that is meant for acne prone skin. This BB Cushion feels light and refreshing on the skin and is perfect for everyday wear. It delivers a nice coverage and did not irritate my skin. Its hydrating properties makes this cushion perfect for my dry skin. I highly recommend this to all of my readers looking for a nice everyday BB Cushion especially for those with acne prone or normal to combination skin type. 
This Cushion retails for 1039 pesos. 

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  1. I guess this BB cushion will great on my acne prone/ oily/ sensitive skin? Daming slash :D I huess this one is the perfect base for everyday wear. I love Etude House's BB cushion packaging ♥

    Wannderzel by Hazel

  2. I like this better on you :) than the Real Powder Variant! I also like the mint green packaging, so relaxing to the eyes and fresh lang ang dating...

    Have you tried the April Skin Magic Snow Cushion? It seems that andami users nun and if you haven't tried it yet, can you please do a review also?

  3. This one's undertone suits you better! :) My foundations and BB creams also have a similar tint, maybe this is the one for me! :) I like how it balances the moisture level on the face, because that's one of the main reasons why people tend to oil up in the first place. And it doesn't cling to dry patches! I barely noticed yours (is it psoriasis acting up?) in your after photo! :) This is such a steal, but I wish they would include refills or maybe sell refills in the future (or do they already do that?). :) By the way Miss Donnarence, try rubbing some aloe vera gel onto your flare outs. My mom loves it when I put some on her scalp and face, she says it's really soothing and it helps in deep moisturizing the skin. :)

  4. Ohh I didn't notice this baby in their store. Do they sell refills of this? Btw...I don't know if it is just me but their mint green packaging reminds me of the vintage green packaging of pixi lol :D

  5. Hi Ms. Donna! Gusto ko lang itanong kung nag ooxidize din ba ang mga cushion sa skin? Natry ko na yung Precious Mineral Any Cushion Kit nila, yung tatluhan. Honestly, di ko nagustuhan :( Parang di naman niya ginawa yung kine-claim niya. Para kasi siyang cushion na color corrector. At parang nagmukha pa akong oily. Ganun din yung Elella cushion na natry ko, di ko din gusto kasi sa sobrang dewy niya, nagmumukha akong oily. Gusto ko ung finish nitong Ac clean up kasi parang matte ung finish niya kung titignan :) Ms Donna can you review the April Skin cushion? Kasi sabi nila ayun daw pinakamagandang cushion. Nakita ko din sa mga videos, ang ganda ng coverage kahit isang layer pa lang.

    1. Akala ko sis ako lang yung medyo na-disappoint sa Etude upon trying out their product. Ang nagamit ko naman sa kanila yung BB Cream Blooming Fit nila. Hindi ko rin masyado nagustuhan. Oily sa skin tapos madaling mahulas. :(

    2. OMG, mukhang mas bet ko rin to kesa sa Real Powder! Mukhang mas maganda effect sa skin. Kaso I have super oily skin, I am just wondering how it would look on me. Sana hindi siya dewy kasi hindi talaga bagay sa skin ko. Imbis na dewy, oily ang kalalabasan. Hahah! Kahiya! Anyway, ano po ba favorite niyong BB Cushion sa lahat ng na-try niyo?

  6. Ooooooh!!! It looks good! I like the mint green compact too.

    CJ | From Manila with Love Blog

  7. Will this work for oily skin?

    Never tried bb cushion but i have one in Missha. Hopefully epek sya sa Philippine weather 💖

  8. I am a big fan of green-tea and I would love to try this too! Although I have a combination-type of skin, do you think this would suit me as well? And yes, I am prone to breakouts too! :(

  9. hi ms donnarence, what shade would you recommend kung combination skin at acidic. Medyo morena din ako?

  10. Wow! Hong mahal po pala neto. 2 pa lang natatry ko po na cc cushion - verite at faceshop oil control. Un verite (i forgot the exact product line, naubos na kasi. Cant find the box na) has a the cooling effect too. I both love these 2 cushions kasi, bagay for my combination skin.great coverage lalo na po kung talagang magprimer, tas set ng face powder & spray/mist.. kaya lang dhil lagi ako on the go.. cushion lang.. (or tamad lang talaga).malabo na matry ko po eto. Hanggang 600php lang budget ko..hanggang refils lang ang peg. Haha. Anyway thanks for ur review po at least i have an idea & info na pede ko ishare sa mga colleagues ko.

  11. Hi Donna! OMG, so happy to see you still blogging. I've been following you since I started blogging in 2009 but things happened so I haven't really updated my blog or visited the blogs that I had been following dati pa. Great content as always and super detalyadong reviews padin! You go girl!

  12. Thanks for sharing this.

    Your blog is very helpful. Thank you for the interesting articles.

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  13. Aw~ nice revie dear!!! ^^
    Seems like it has good coverage too..
    Do you ever tried the older cushion of etude house? like Magic Any Cushion? Do you think the refill would fit the case of older cushion of etude house?

  14. I am using there ac line skincare and love it to bits as it helps to solve my problem of my pesky pimples so I am excited to try this one! The packaging is really nice and I like it better than the previous cushion cases because it is more compact thus saves space. And because this is formulated for troubled skin, I hope that it will really be useful to cover blemishes and breakouts.


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