[Review] ETUDE HOUSE Honey Cera Treatment Lip Oil & Honey Cera Skin Care 4 Kit (Toner, Emulsion, Eye Serum and Cream)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Hello, dreamers! I love lip care products but I haven't done a review on any lip care products or even gotten anything new worth mentioning since I did the review on the Etude House Kissable Lips Series. I got a bunch of things from Etude House the other day and decided to pick up this Honey Cera Treatment Lip Oil. I'm also going to include a review on the Honey Cera Skin Care 4 Kit, which I got for free when I got the Lip Oil.

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The Honey Cera Line which claims to be firming, nourishing and give your skin elasticity targets dry skin and wrinkle care. The main ingredients in this line are honey and Ceramide which the name already gives away.

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First of all I want to say that I've known about the Honey Cera Line for a while but I'd never thought about getting anything from that line since it targets dry skin and wrinkle care so I didn't think it would go well with my acne-prone combination skin type. However, I checked it out and I'm glad I did. It didn't even cross my mind that they had lip care and other products that would suit me too.

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Honey Cera Treatment Lip Oil
[Description] This hydrating lip oil is enriched with superior lip conditioners to heal cracked and chapped lips.

[Ingredients] Polybutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Bixa Orellana Seed Oil, Honey Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Ceramide Np, Alkanna Tinctoria Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Water, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance

[Texture & Scent] The consistency is just perfect. It's not too oily and not too sticky, and it applies very smoothly onto my lips. It just feels amazing on my lips. The scent is really sweet and pleasant. It's kind of similar to real liquid honey in both scent and texture.

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Left: I could look at this all day. It does look like real honey, right?, Right: The applicator is super soft which also contributes to a smooth and pleasant application.

[Combining] Other than making my lips soft, another thing I like a lot about this Lip Oil is that I can use it with lip tint. I usually stick with a tinted lip balm since I like how it gives my lips a naturally red and glossy look but after getting this Lip Oil I really love to use it right before or after applying lip tint instead, especially since lip tint can tend to make my lips dry. This combo gives my lips a super moisturized, glossy, and vibrant look which I really love.

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Left: Treatment Lip Oil Only, Right: Treatment Lip Oil with Color in Liquid Lips Juicy #26 RD304. This lip tint in particular is already moisturizing by itself, so it really adds to the juicy effect it has. Click here to see the review!

[Opinion/Results] I usually use this in the last step of my skincare routine, morning and night. I actually don't even get dry or chapped lips a lot, I just like to take care of my lips, but when I do get slightly dry lips applying this really helps. It makes my lips feel super soft whenever I use it, no matter if my lips are dry or not. It also stays on and keeps my lips moisturized for a really long time after just one application. Even if you're not going to use the Lip Oil and a lip tint together, the Lip Oil is a great product for those of you who frequently get dry lips because of lip tint or other lip products (like me). Even though I normally don't have dry lips, I can really feel how this product deeply moisturizes and cares for my lips, so I will dare to say that I'm pretty sure that this product will be great for those of you out there who have dry lips in general.

[Repurchase?] Definitely! I actually like this a lot more than the Etude House Kissable Lip Essence or any other lip treatment that I've tried so far. It's pretty price worthy too at only ₩9,000 (or $11.10). I want to get the Honey Cera Repair Lip balm to go with it too since it seems to be a good alternative for 'on the go'.

Honey Cera Skin Care 4 Kit (Toner, Emulsion, Eye Serum and Cream)
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I just need to mention that I'm focusing my skin care on controlling my breakouts right now so I'm not going to try these products for a long period of time. I just tried them out a couple of times so I'm just going to give you my first impressions and thoughts of them.

Toner
[Description] Highly nutritive multi-Toner that moistens rough and dry skin without any stickiness. 

[Ingredients] Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Triethylhexanoin, Honey Extract, Ceramide 3, Royal Jelly, Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Squalane, Stearic Acid, Adenosine, Acrylates/Stearyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Palmitic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Peg-20 Glyceryl Isostearate, Peg- 60 Glyceryl Isostearate, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Fragrance, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 (Ci 15985)

[Thoughts] This might sound stupid but I was surprised by the color of this toner. All toners I've ever used/tried were clear so I was surprised that this one was white. Other than that it's just a normal toner, but it's slightly thicker (but not sticky) than most toners I've tried (like the Wonder Pore and AC Toner, for example).

Emulsion
[Description] A nourishing and firming Emulsion that provides rich nutrition and strengthens the skin’s oil-moisture balance.

[Ingredients] Water, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, C14-22 Alcohols, Honey Extract, Ceramide 3, Royal Jelly, Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Dextrin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Stearic Acid, Adenosine, Acrylates/Stearyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Tromethamine, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Disodium Edta, Fragrance, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 (Ci 15985)

[Thoughts] This emulsion is quite thick and sticky (I had a hard time getting it out of the bottle, haha). I've actually only tried one emulsion before so, unfortunately, I don't have much to compare with.

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Left: Toner, Right: Emulsion

Eye Serum
[Description] A priming Eye Serum that enhances dark circles under the eyes with its whitening function for a smooth and brightened eye area.

[Ingredients] Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Cyclohexasiloxane, Honey Extract, Ceramide 3, Royal Jelly, Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Adenosine, Glyceryl Stearate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Stearic Acid, Silica, Acrylates/Stearyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Polyglyceryl- 3 Methylglucose Distearate, Polysilicone-11, Peg-100 Stearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

[Thoughts] This is probably the only product out of this kit that I will actually use until it's empty and after seeing the 'real' serum with the applicator I really want to buy it. I don't have any good eye care products right now so I will try this sample a bit longer and see if I'll actually get the real thing along with the other eye care products in this line. So far I really like it. It looks a bit heavy at first glance but it's actually very light-weight and cooling once I start applying it. It spreads like a dream and It absorbs into the skin very quickly.

Cream
[Description] A nourishing and firming Cream that provides dry skin with abundant nutrition and radiance.

[Ingredients] Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Diisostearyl Malate, Trehalose, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Honey Extract, Ceramide 3, Royal Jelly, Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Palmitic Acid, Adenosine, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Polyisobutene, Peg-100 Stearate, Peg-40 Stearate, Acrylates/Stearyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Polyacrylate-13, Dextrin, Polysorbate 20, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 (Ci 15985), Fragrance

[Thoughts] This cream is very thick and rich. I only applied it to my hands and neck, because I'm too worried that it may cause my face to breakout, and it made my skin super soft so I can definitely see how it will fit those with dry and/or mature skin.

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Left: Eye Serum, Right: Cream

[Scent] One thing that I love about these products is that all of them smell absolutely amazing. It's hard to describe but I would say that it smells like a mix of honey, flowers and maybe... cinnamon? It's not an overwhelming scent and for some reason it's actually very soothing to me. Out of all the skin care products I've tried from Etude, this line has the best scent in my opinion.

[Overall] All of these products seem amazing. One more thing they all have in common is that every product is a lot richer compared to their equivalents, so they are definitely best suitable for dry skin, wrinkle-care and even normal skin types. Not so much for oily and acne-prone skin. It's too bad that I won't be able to use the skin care products that much but I will definitely take a closer look at the eye care products and hopefully get to make a review on them in the future.
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed. Bye for now!

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