After the phenomenal Wonder Girls ( a Kpop girl group ), Korea will be introducing another phenomenon called the Wonder Pore ( hehehehe… ). Ok, jokes aside, Etude House will be introducing another summer line ( also another pore line ) called the ETUDE HOUSE Wonder Pore line.
The ETUDE HOUSE Wonder Pore line uses the patented ‘Anti Pore-Dex’ complex which features pasqueflower ,western dandelion, chrysanthemum and cypress leaf extracts which deep cleanses pores, control excess sebum secretion , and give you baby skin.
7 in1 total pore solution:
Deep cleanses pores
Maintain pH 4.5 +/- 1
Control a large amount of the sebum
Minimize appearance of pores
Refines skin tones
Keep the elasticity of pores
Moisturise inside and outside of skin
6-Free : No parabens, mineral oil, fragrances, artificial coloring, talc,animal derived ingredients
There is 2 products in the line :
1. Etude House Wonder Pore Soda Capsule
세안 시 원더 포어 소다 캡슐
This soda capsule helps remove Demodex. To benefit more from this, soak a ‘mask’ after dissolving the capsule in water.
What is Demodex?
Demodex includes 65 species, two of which inhabit human skin: D. folliculorum and D. brevis. The rest inhabit basically every other species of mammal: I saw literature on hedgehogs, alpacas, koalas, bears, along with the usual cats and dogs. They bury themselves head-down into a hair follicle, with their tails sticking up, and feed on dead skin and oils built up in your pores. That’s right, your pores. Infants rarely have Demodexspecimens, but almost all elderly people have them. They are considered the most common human ectoparasite, and 50% of adults harbor these guys.
Demodex mites live inside the sebaceous glands and hair follicles, sucking nutrients from the hair roots and damaging the cell walls. After mating they burrow into the skin, laying eggs, introducing bacteria and infection to the skin. Throughout the five phases of their life cycle, these mites destroy the skin by excreting wastes and secretions, laying eggs and dying within its layers. After death, their corpses become liquid and decompose inside the skin.
Research indicates that human demodex is a conditional-pathogenic parasite. The disorder occurs as the result of a large infestation of demodex mites on the skin, combined with a weakened immune system. The physical, chemical and mechanical stimulation of the skin from the mites can cause the immune system to react in extreme ways. Local allergic inflammation, erythema, papules and pustules are all reactions by the immune system.
The adolescent mite dermatitis and early symptoms of rosacea are frequently misdiagnosed as adolescent acne. A sample study has shown that from people with mite dermatitis (at least 60% of the population), 2.44% have rosacea; 7.56% have acne-like mite dermatitis. (See note 1.) When mite testing and the accorded treatment are not carried out, this condition causes increased damage to the normal health, structure and beauty of the skin. The destruction of the skin becomes more and more severe as the condition persists, leaving the facial skin rough and ugly.
The inflammation will repeatedly occur without timely intervention, correct diagnosis and effective therapy. Pathologic changes to the skin, such as enlarged opening of the hair follicles, widened pores, enlarged and damaged capillaries, hyperplasia of cells and even rhinophyma (growth of the nose and central facial areas) can develop.
Given this, it is not difficult to imagine the extent of the damage that the mites cause.
2. Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener
세안 후 원더 포어 프레쉬너
This pore freshener / mist balances the skin’s optimum pH ( 4.5 +/- 1 ) which is the optimum pH to prevent various skin problems. It also protect the pores from the hot summer months.
Purchase Etude House products at I-zakkaya and get 8% off using the code ‘hopein8’ (+ free 1 TonyMoly mask by just using the code) only for the month of August. Free pickup for those in the Greater Toronto Area.