Review: Innisfree - The Green Tea Seed Serum
OH MY… I heard soooo many good things about this product! I was so happy when I received this, i'm talking about the green tea seed serum of the Korean brand Innisfree. This serum is one of their best sellers. I was very excited to try Innisfree products out since they are nature-based and the green tea ingredient is 100% organic and from Jeju Island. Want to read my thoughts about this product? Keep on reading!
It's a moisturizing & nourishing serum with organic green tea seeds from Jeju Island to fill the skin with suppleness and clarity. This serum creates a dewy complexion, without leaving a greasy, sticky feeling afterwards. One pump of this citrus smelling serum will leave you with supple, dewy and hydrated skin. This serum is part of Innisfree's 6-free pledge: free from parabens, pigments, mineral oil, ethanol, benzophenone and animal ingredients.
WHERE TO BUY?
One bottle contains 80ml. I got this one from w2beauty.com for $29.22 (link to product) including worldwide free shipping.
It comes in a bottle and a pump. I seriously love the green packaging and even the box is from recycled paper ^^! There is also a fitted plastic cap which makes it easy to close and travel with.
TEXTURE & SCENT
The texture of this serum is liquidy and feels lightweight and it also absorbs quickly into my skin. There is no sticky feeling afterwards. The serum has a refreshing and pleasant citrus scent. The color of the serum is white.
HOW TO USE
One and a half pump is enough for my entire face. Just apply it on a cleansed face and I like to dap it onto my skin with my fingertips to let it absorb better. Make sure to use the serum in this order: Serum - Lotion - Essence - Eye Cream - Cream (Deep Cream)
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Alcohol, Propanediol, Diethyoxyethyl Succinate, Dipropylene, Glycol, Glycerin, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Orchid Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, DL-Panthenol, Betaine, Trehalose, Niacinamide, PEG/PGG-17/6 Copolymer, BIS-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, C12-16 Alcohols, Potassium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cellulose Gum, Palmitic Acid, Hydogenated Lecithin, Octyldodeceth-16, Dextrin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.
• free from parabens, pigments, mineral oil, ethanol, benzophenone and animal ingredients
• it absorbs quickly
• didn't break me out
• it didn't leave a sticky feeling afterwards
• feels lightweight
• pleasant and refreshing scent
• has a cooling effect, perfect for the Summer time
• makes your skin look dewy & soft afterwards
• contains 100% organic green tea
• it's suitable for all skin types
• price is reasonable for a serum
• you only need a little product for your entire face
• it doesn't provide extremely high level of moisture
• dewy effect is only temporarily
• no other benefits like anti-aging etc.
I'm liking this product ^^. I've been using this serum for a few weeks now and i am still liking it. I also think that the quality is great for the price, but I gotta admit that it's not an amazing product, i'm not blown away by it. I have a combination dry skin and I like using this product to give my skin a bit of extra moisture. Using this on its own isn't enough of course, a serum isn't made to use it on its own. I like to use it together with my Hada Labo lotion and the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Cream which I will also be reviewing later. My skin always look dewy, feel fresh & moist and smooth as well after application. I only use this in the morning since I think that the moisture level isn't high enough and I like serums with more benefits for the night time. It's overall a nice product for the morning to give your skin a bit more moisture, but you do need to use it together with more moisturizing products.
Who might like this product? I think that people with an oily or combination oily skin type will like this product. To people with a dry or combination dry skin type I only recommend this to use this in the morning.