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Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder Review


I have very oily skin which is gross. I hate how my skin is still oily even when I am on an air-conditioned place. Due to having oily skin, I have been searching for products to help minimize this or else, my face would look like you just poured oil directly on my face. Yuck! I mostly use a heavy coverage foundation like Revlon Colorstay makeup for Oily/Combination skin. However, my face still oils up after 4 hours with this on. I’m not a fan of touch ups but I have no choice.

While I was looking for things to buy at Etude House, their Zero Sebum Drying Powder immediately caught my attention. This is a mineral translucent powder which claims to help remove sebum on your face. Of course, I got one and went straight to the cashier. Lol. 
Etude House Zero Sebum Powder
Korean Brand Haul. 😉
 The powder is indeed translucent and has no scent to it. This is travel-friendly but I think it would be a plus if a mirror is included. Oh, well. It comes with a powder puff that of course, Koreans are known of. The plastic packaging is also pretty decent.

I tried to use it using the powder puff without blotting and it did work well in removing oil on my face. However, I personally do not like using the powder puff because it puts too much product on my face which can create a white cast on your face if not properly distributed. I prefer using a brush while putting this on.

Etude House Zero Sebum Powder

It did a great job in removing excess sebum when applied but what I do not like is it only stays on me for 3-4 hours. Not bad, but I wished it stays on me for a longer period of time; but considering the price, it’s good to go.

Overall, the Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder (P398) is a decent translucent powder to help you remove annoying excess oil from your face. If you have combination skin, I think this would would work for you just fine and may have a longer staying period.

Have you tried using any Korean translucent powders yet? Tell me about your experience!

Aika Callora

Aika Callora loves makeup, skincare, cats, food, books and music. Her blog is composed of her random musings, makeup reviews, rants and many more.


  1. Psychic Nest

    This looks like a great powder. I have mixed skin type so I will give it a try. Thank you!


    09 . Apr . 2016
    • aikacallora

      Hi, Zaria! I think this will work well on your skin type and will probably stay longer. 🙂

      10 . Apr . 2016
  2. Jen

    I haven’t tried that powder before. I think I’m gonna try it out in one of these days because I’m almost running our of powder. And because it’s summer and it’s really scorching hot, I might really consider that powder since my skin is getting oilier now.

    12 . Apr . 2016
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    27 . Nov . 2016

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