A couple months ago I mentioned on Instagram that I was trying out the Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack, and someone asked for a review! Well, I’ve never delved into the world of skincare reviews before, but why not? I know navigating the world of skincare can be pretty hit-or-miss, so if my impressions of a product can help someone out, then I’m happy to oblige!
I purchased the Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack in the black tea scent back in July, and started using it after I finished up my previous night cream (the Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream). For what it’s worth, the Sukin night cream was the first night cream I ever bought, and I absolutely loved how much it moisturized my skin! Even the process of applying it before bed felt luxurious, so it completely converted me to the idea of night creams in general.
If you’ve never used a night cream, my understanding is it’s basically the same thing as a sleeping pack in that they’re both meant to be applied at the end of your night skincare routine, but there may be a slight difference in the type of moisture they provide. Some articles I’ve read say night cream is meant to add moisture, while sleeping packs just maintain the current moisture levels of your skin, but I’m very much a skincare newbie, so I can’t say I know for certain!
I’ll admit that I was basically interested in the Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack because of the adorable packaging – it looks like actual bubble tea with pearls at the bottom! But since the reviews are pretty positive, too, I figured I should give it a shot.
The Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack comes in black tea, strawberry tea, and green tea scents, and each cream is colored to look like each kind of tea. I had a hard time choosing between the green tea and black tea, so I ultimately just kind of mentally tossed a coin and picked one at random. I’m very happy with the black tea, as it’s definitely scented like black milk tea, but it’s not too overwhelming when you put it on.
The main “gimmick” of this sleeping pack is that not only does it look like a cup of bubble tea, but it also comes with a spoon for you to scoop out moisture “pearls” from the bottom to use with the “tea” cream! Supposedly, the pearls provide more moisture than just the regular cream, so you can scoop up one or two in addition to the cream depending on how much moisture you’d like. The novelty of this quickly wore off for me, as it’s actually pretty cumbersome to take the spoon off the side of the lid, unscrew the cap, fish out a pearl, and mash the pearl around in my hand before applying it to my face.
As for the sleeping pack itself, I was surprised by its more gel-like consistency, and the fact that it felt rather light when applied compared to my previous Sukin night cream, which felt thick and moisture-packed. After using the Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack for a couple months, I can’t say I can see any visible improvements in my skin quality, and honestly I’ve found myself missing my previous night cream. If you’re looking for a lighter product, you’ll probably be perfectly happy with this sleeping pack, but for someone who needs a bit more moisture like me, you may want to think about purchasing a different product. Perhaps this is partially due to that slight difference between night creams and sleeping packs I mentioned earlier?
For a novelty purchase that was almost entirely based on the cuteness factor of the packaging, however, I’m still pretty happy with the Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack! But next time, I’ll probably return to my Sukin night cream or look for something else with a little more moisture… If you have any personal favorite night creams/sleeping packs, let me know in the comments!