Thursday, 2 July 2009

Etude House Hand Bouquet Rich Butter Mask


エチュードハウスは韓国で最も人気のある、もしくは最も人気のあるコスメブランドのひとつで、アジア諸国に店舗があります。残念ながら、現在日本にはまだお店がありませんが、日本語のウェブサイトがオープンしたので、もうすぐ日本でもお目にかかれるようになるかもしれません。

Etude House is one of, if not the most, popular cosmetics brands in Korea, with several locations across Asia. Unfortunately, there is no Etude House in Japan at this time but the company has started up a Japanese website and hopefully, this means that we will be seeing the brand in Tokyo very soon.

ほとんどの韓国のコスメブランドがそれぞれ独自のフェイスシートマスクを販売しているのに対し、エチュードハウスは恐らく手のシートマスクを扱っている唯一のブランドだと思います。今年の1月に、メイクアップアーティストのIKKOさんが、人気のあるビューティーTV番組の「おネエ★MANS」でハンドブーケ リッチバターマスクを紹介しました。このマスクにはシアバター、高い保水力を持つ炭水化物のトレハロース、そしてオリーブオイルとアロエエキスが入っています。残念ながら、このマスクは肌を刺激することでよく知られるミネラルオイル、香料、フェノキエタノールを含んでいます。

While most Korean cosmetics brands offer their own facial sheet masks, Etude House may be the only brand that carries sheet masks for the hands. Back in January, makeup artist Ikko-san introduced the Hand Bouquet in Rich Butter Mask on the popular beauty TV program, "Onē★Mans." The mask ingredients include shea butter, the moisture-retaining carbohydrate trehalose, and olive and aloe extract. Unfortunately, the mask also contains mineral oil, perfume and phenoxyethanol, which are all known skin irritants.


このマスクを使う前に、手が綺麗であることを確認して下さい。シートマスクに手を入れてその上からプラスチックの手袋をかぶせ、マスクのエキスがそこら中に広がってしまわないようにします。このプラスチックの手袋は皮膚への浸透速度を速めてくれます。手袋をつけたら、マスクのパッケージに書かれている説明の通りに手のツボを押してマッサージします。15~20分後、手袋とマスクを取り外し、肌に残ったエキスをすり込みます。マスクのパッケージには、親指のすぐ下から手首のすぐ上までのツボをマッサージすると、“sniffles(スニッフル)”(鼻をすすること)に良いと書かれていますが、少し自分でリサーチしたところによると、伝統的な中国医療ではその辺りのツボはリンパ腺、肺、胸部に関係があるらしいです。“sniffles(スニッフル)”ですが、エチュードハウスが本当に言いたかったのは鼻水をすするのではなく、鼻づまり等を防いで呼吸しやすくすることだと思います。でも、“sniffles(スニッフル)”は可愛らしい表現なので、それもエチュードハウスっぽいと思います。

Before using the mask, make sure your hands are clean. Slip on the sheet mask and put on the plastic gloves to keep the butter extract from getting all over the place. The plastic gloves will also help speed up the (skin permeation) process. Once the gloves are on, massage your hands and apply pressure to the accupoints as directed on the hand mask package. After 15-20 minutes, remove the mask and rub any remaining solution into your skin. Although the mask indicates that massaging the pressure points right below your thumb and near your wrist will help with your "sniffles," I did a little research and found out that area is actually associated with the lymph glands and lung and chest area in traditional Chinese medicine. By "sniffles," I think Etude House is actually referring to nasal decongestion and not curing a runny nose. "Sniffles" is very cute way to refer to sinus problems, however, and cute is very Etude House.


やはり、マスクは私のアトピーの手を刺激し、マスクのエキスを洗い流した後もしばらくひりひりしました。もう片方の手はアトピーではないのでとてもスムーズで柔らかくなりました。シアバターがとても保湿効果がありましたが、普通のシアバターよりも油っこくなく、エキスもベトベトしませんでした。もうひとつのハンドブーケのマスクにリッチコラーゲンがありますが、そちらは後ほどレビューします。今のところは、左手だけにリッチバターを使っています。シートマスクや韓国のコスメに興味がある人には、ハンドブーケ リッチバターをオススメします。でも、手にアトピーや問題がある方は使用を控えた方が良いかもしれません。マスクは1セットで2000ウォンです。エチュードハウスは同じように足のためのシートマスクを販売しています。

Unsurprisingly, the mask irritated my eczematic hand and my right hand stung long after washing off any remaining essence. On the other "hand," my eczema-free hand was very smooth and soft after using the mask. The shea butter was very moisturizing but not as oily as it can often get and the extract was not sticky, either. There is another Hand Bouquet mask, Rich Collagen, which I also purchased and will review sometime later. For now, I will be using Rich Butter only on my left hand. For anyone interested in sheet masks or Korean cosmetics in general, I highly recommend trying out Hand Bouquet Rich Butter. But anyone suffering from skin dermatitis on their hands should probably avoid the masks. One mask set for both hands costs 2000 won. Etude House also carries a similar sheet mask for the feet.

5 comments:

Blair said...

Hello!

This is my first time commenting in your blog but I just wanted to let you know that I love your posts! I just kept clicking on the older posts button hahaha.

A fellow blogger introduced me to Ikko-san's programme. I watch him even though I don't understand the contents at all lol

En エヌ said...

Hello Blair,

Thank you for stopping by! I'm happy to hear that you've been enjoying the blog.

Ikko-san is great. He's very expressive so I don't think you really need to understand Japanese to be able to understand him. =) He always seems to have some great new makeup tips and product recommendations.

innerchild said...

Hello again :) I just want to say I really enjoy reading your posts. They're so detailed and informative, and you covered the how-to's for this hand mask step-by-step. Also in two languages, bravo! I have eczematic hands too. I actually have a nasty patch at the base of my right thumb right now. And yea, hydrocortisone hardly does anything for stubborn eczema patches. I'll look into the Shiseido Ferzea Hand Cream. I wonder if I can get it online somehow. Have a great weekend! I love your blog :)

En エヌ said...

innerchild,

Thank you again for the kind words.

Funny you should mention ezcema on your right thumb -that's where it first started for me, as well. Hand Veil does a great job of protecting the skin from water and soap/detergents. It just takes forever to be absorbed into the skin.

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