ETUDE HOUSE Wonder Pore cleanser review

Hey everyone, 

Today’s review is on Etude House‘s Wonder Pore foam cleanser which has been out for quite a while now. I purchased it from W Cosmetics in Hurstville for $24 AUD(200ml aerosol can). I find that in general, out of the Korean brands sold in Australia, Etude House product prices are the most similar to their converted online prices. The most expensive to my knowledge would be a tie between Innisfree and 3CE products.

The packaging claims that this foam cleanser is a 7 in 1 total pore solution which

  • deep cleanse pores
  • balance your skin’s ideal pH level
  • Control a large amount of sebum
  • Minimise the appearance of pores
  • Refine skin tones
  • Keep the elasticity of pores
  • Moisturise inside and outside of skin

My initial thoughts were: Is this what shaving cream feels like? because the only type of soapy foam I’ve experienced would be shampoo soap suds or handwash foam and that stuff is light whereas this foamy cleanser feels damp and less wet.




So far I’ve used this cleanser for about 2 weeks every 2-3 days after I’ve washed my face using my normal cleanser because I’m still unsure as to whether it’s meant to be used 1-2 times a week or daily as the instructions shown above

As with most cleansers at this pricepoint when you’ve rinsed your face with water and have gotten rid of all traces of soap/cleanser, your skin tends to feel taut and dry – so did my skin after I washed my face using this. On a busy day if I do use the foaming cleanser, I wipe off makeup using a baby wipe and then wash my face using a daily cleanser and then apply the foaming cleanser on before moisturising twice – first using an emulsion then a moisturising cream – only on drier days.

Overall comments 

Honestly, I was initially skeptical towards this because I felt like this foam cleanser would not be effective as it reminded me of foam handwash in public bathrooms – seemingly ineffective. This cleanser isn’t life changing nor is it disappointing.

I accidentally dropped the can about half a metre down and blue plastic shell that ‘hides’ the metal edging of the can cracked a bit but otherwise nothing has been damaged. The shape of the cap proves a bit difficult to open which I find a downside to the packaging – the packaging gives me Benefit and The Balm vibes for some reason haha.

I don’t think I’ll repurchase again due to the impracticality of the design of the cleanser- it’s more of an additional non essential component of skincare if you don’t have enough minutes to waste in a day. To me, It’s more of a novelty if you have spare time to dispense this amount, apply then thoroughly check that any trace of foam is long gone.

Disclaimer: I am not professionally affiliated with any brands mentioned at the time of this blogpost. 

Thanks for reading – any advice/feedback is greatly appreciated!


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