Review: Etude House Pink Vital Water Serum & Toning White C Bright Kit [PinkBird Box]

It's time to talk about my recent Etude House Pink Bird Box! This is part one and it's focused on the Toning White C Bright Kit* and the Pink Vital Water Serum*. The Kit includes minis of the Clear Toner, Radiance Emulsion, Tone Up Cream, and Double Effect Sleeping Pack and they all work together to whiten hyper pigmentation and hydrate the skin.

The Etude House Pink Vital Water Serum has a "water drop essence [that] delivers moisturizing and revitalizing energy with lightly spreading droplet particles." This serum contains 75.54% Pink Peach Water and is supposed to give your skin more vitality, energy, and moisture. You can buy purchase this product on the Etude House global website here!

The serum's texture is pretty cool since it looks like a light liquidy lotion, but spreads out like water. It feels light weight and refreshing on my skin. As a person with dehydrated / dry skin, I love how it absorbed into my skin so quickly and also felt moisturizing. I like to layer on products since some are targeted towards certain "problems" I have and so I always appreciate thin but affective products. 

I feel like it would also work on those with oily / combo skin as well since it won't feel heavy. I've tried other serums and they've always felt slightly tacky afterwards but I didn't get that with the Pink Vital Water Serum. This serum worked well with all of my current skin care as well and so I'm going to gladly keep using it.
INGREDIENTS: Water, Propanediol, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Cyclopentasiloxane, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Prunus Persica (Peach) Bud Extract, Beta-Carotene, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Sequoiadendron Gigantea Bud Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Bud Extract, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Polysorbate 20, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Dextrin, Lecithin, Methoxy Peg-114/Polyepsilon Caprolactone, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol, Ubiquinone, Xanthan Gum, Zinc Dna, Copper Tripeptide-1, Caffeic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Calcium Pantetheine Sulfonate, Cholesteryl Hexyl Dicarbamate Pullulan, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Hydrolyzed Millet, Polyacrylate-13, Polyacrylic Acid, Polyisobutene, Tromethamine, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

I wasn't expecting this kit with my Pink Bird Box but I was so excited about it! As I've mentioned before in other posts, I have a lot of acne marks and so I'm always on the lookout for whitening and moisturizing products. 

I never thought I would say it, but the Etude House Toning White C Clear Toner has replaced the Pixi Glow Tonic in my skincare routine and I feel like that already says a lot. According to the Etude House website (click here for the product!), this product is a "vitamin whitening toner that tidies up skin and makes skin clear by removing dead skin cells." You can buy the full sized version here!

The toner's texture is pretty much like every other toner - like water. It's slightly milky, but there's nothing really special about it. I do soak a cotton round with the toner and run it all over my face. It feels refreshing and when I'm done, I do see a lot of leftover dirt / cleanser. I'm not saying that my face is super dirty even after washing it, but I've only noticed this with this toner and the Pixi one. 

I'm almost done with the Glow Tonic and I'll be ordering the White C Clear Toner soon to use instead. For me, both toners worked wonderfully but the White C Clear Toner didn't dry out my face as much. I also get a very slight stinging feeling with the Glow Tonic. 
INGREDIENTS: Water, Alcohol, Propanediol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Betaine, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Sea Water, Glutathione, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Xanthan Gum, Phenyl Trimethicone, Peg/Ppg-17/6 Copolymer, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

The Etude House Toning White C Radiance Emulsion has a thin lotion type texture.  According to the Etude House Website (click here!), it is a "vitamin whitening emulsion [that] smoothes and brightens skin by tidying up skin with moisturizing mineral substances." You can buy the full sized version here!

Compared to the Etude House Honey Cera Emulsion, the White C Radiance Emulsion does feel a bit thinner and sinks into the skin faster. I'm also a fan of this product! It feels just as moisturizing as the Honey Cera Emulsion, but there's some more whitening products that'll help with my acne marks.
INGREDIENTS: Water, Propanediol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Diisostearyl Malate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polysorbate 60, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Sea Water, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Glutathione, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Sorbitan Stearate, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Tromethamine, Disodium Edta, Fragrance

The Etude House Toning White C Tone Up Cream is a light almost gel like moisturizer. According to the Etude House Website, it is a "vitamin whitening cream [that] brightens skin by taking care of blemishes and improving skin texture." You can buy the full sized version here!

Personally, I thought this cream was a dud mostly because it felt like it was sitting on top of my skin and didn't feel moisturizing enough. Please note that my skin is dehydrated / dry though and so it might work better with oily skin. 

For me, it worked better when mixed in with my Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil, but I wouldn't want to buy something else just to make it work. 
INGREDIENTS: Water,Glycerin,Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate,Cyclopentasiloxane,1,2-Hexanediol,Niacinamide,Butylene Glycol,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers,Titanium Dioxide(Ci77891),Phenyl Trimethicone,Sea Water,Polysorbate 20,Polymethyl Methacrylate,Dimethiconol,Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer,Cyclohexasiloxane,Tromethamine,Hexyl Laurate,Peg-10 Dimethicone,Fragrance,Stearic Acid,Alumina,Propanediol,Malpighia Punicifolia(Acerola) Fruit Extract,Xanthan Gum,Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract,Triethoxycaprylylsilane,Disodium Edta,Prunus Mume Fruit Extract,Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract,Hydrolyzed Pearl,Ethylhexylglycerin,Sodium Hyaluronate,Sodium Magnesium Silicate,Lactic Acid,Citric Acid,Glutathione

The Etude House Toning White C Double Effect Sleeping Pack has a thin gel like mask that you wear overnight. The Etude House website describes it as a "vitamin whitening purifying sleeping facial pack infused with the golden ratio of white moisturizing capsules and radiant whitening essence for brighter skin the day after." The capsules are visible in the above picture, but they're like white flakes that break down as you spread this sleeping pack over your skin. You can buy the full sized version here!

I've only had one other sleeping pack experience, but I did like this one better. It still left me with a slightly tacky feeling, but I woke up to plumper and brighter looking skin. I used to use it after the cream and sleeping a few hours later, but I found applying it right before sleeping gave me a better result. 
INGREDIENTS: Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Cyclohexasiloxane, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Sea Water, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Glutathione, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Jojoba Esters, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
As previously mentioned in another blog post, I'm not well versed in ingredients and skin care but I did recognize one ingredient in all of the Toning White C Line. Niacinamide helps with hyperpigmentation and revives the skin's tone and texture (reference here).

Final thoughts: I'm a fan of the Pink Vital Water Serum! It doesn't do a lot for my skin besides moisture and so I don't know if I'll repurchase, but I'm going to happily use the rest. There are some hits and misses with the Toning White C kit, but luckily there was only one miss and it was due to a personal preference. I really love how the toner and emulsion felt on my skin and can't wait till I run out of my current skin care to buy the full sizes. I would pass on the cream, and I'm kind of undecided about the sleeping pack. I like it enough to finish it, but not enough right now to repurchase.

Skincare is hard to fully judge and it's even harder for products targeted towards whitening / brightening since the results take a bit longer to see. I'm obligated to do a post and so I didn't have as much time as I wanted, but I'm confident that my opinion isn't going to change too much from what you've read here. I fully recommend the Toning White C Clear Toner, Toning White C Radiance Emulsion, and the Pink Vital Water Serum. There are definitely better creams out there and so I would probably look elsewhere for a whitening / brightening face cream.

*These products were sent to me for free as PR samples as part of their Pink Bird Program. As part of their program, I get sent a box of products each month to review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

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