Tuesday, May 31, 2016

On The Shelf: Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum Review

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On my ask.fm I began posting this specific photo whenever people ask stuffs about skincare/makeup items. I've got quite a lot of interests regarding 3 particular products: the blush, the red tube, and the winner; the green bottle.

With that being said, I kept on answering the product's name; Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum, and its availability - which as far as I know from a friend of mine, a beauty editor, hasn't been legally distributed here in Indonesia. 

(But of course you can get them if you're willing to snoop around online beauty stores)


Since the question is quite repetitive, I once promised a review for this serum will be mashed into one blog post.

So here we go, my first ever skincare/beauty product review.



Product's name: Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum.

Price: forgot how much did it cost in Korean won, but it's available for 26$ (some online shops here sell it for around IDR 270,000 - 320,000)

Use: written as serum, but I honestly just use it as daily moisturizer. 

General product review:

- Smells okay, good but not great. Tried several Innisfree product which scent I like better.
- Consistency is quite runny, slightly gel-like.
- The colour is greyish, not crystal clear, but won't affect the outcome of your makeup. 
- Absorbed very quickly into skin and doesn't leave it feeling sticky. 
- One or two pumps are enough to cover the entire face. 


Pros: 

- Very affordable. I didn't know it was 80ml until I've read the packaging, since it's not bulky at all. 
I have been using it for the last 8 months and I still have around 30% left. 
- With that being said, it's travel friendly. The bottle is rather small and light. The pump and cap will avoid any leaking. Definitely won't shatter and leaving your heart broken if you accidentally drop it since it is not made out of glass.
- It does the job really well. Moisturise without leaving you looking like a grease monster.
- My skin is very sensitive and as far as I am concerned, and it doesn't leave me with stings nor red patches which is good.

Cons:

- Limited availability, but try your luck on online beauty stores.
- Scented. Some people would hate it, especially the ones with sensitive skin (I am too, but it doesn't do me any harm, so I guess see it for yourself.)

Repurchase? Most probably yes.
I would probably repurchase if within the next 2-3 months I haven't found any holy grail replacement.
It does the job really well but my skin is not married to it (yet).
Please let me know if you have any suggestion for me.

Would I recommend it to anyone? Yes, yes, and yes. Especially if you have oily/combination/sensitive skin, you would probably love it.

I rate it 4 out of 5.