The Korean skincare brand Innisfree is known for a lot of their products, the green tea line being their USP. The brand already had its store in Delhi at Khan Market and very recently they opened another outlet in Select Citywalk Saket (right next to the H&M store).
As I mentioned in my previous skincare posts, I have a typical combination skin type with an oily t-zone, in the summer months and a normal skin type in winters. I had been looking for a good serum for the longest time! So, I decided to go for their green tea seed serum (and of course I picked up a few more products!).
Green Tea Seed Serum
What it’s marketed for –
A moisturising and energising serum for all skin types possible.
My journey –
I honestly bought it only because I loved the fragrance of it. I am obsessed with green tea, so that could’ve been a major motivation! I instantly knew I had to buy it. Also, the kind lady at the counter gave me a generous amount of free samples of the entire line to try!
The texture of the serum is slightly thicker than a normal serum’s typical runny self. It’s more like a liquid-y paste. It doesn’t soak in the moment you apply it, takes about a good two minutes to completely soak in. Leaves your skin feeling hydrated and well moisturised and smells like fresh green tea, except better.
At first when I started using it (in the mornings, after cleansing) I felt like it was too heavy on my skin and made me look oily. And I started to breakout! I almost hated it then. But slowly my skin adapted to it, mainly because I started using the serum at night after cleansing my face. I woke up with my skin feeling supple and soft, and not oily as I generally would.
Here’s the thing about oily skin – You have to keep your skin moisturised at all times. Not using moisturiser is going to make your skin thirsty and in turn feel the need to produce more oil to quench the skin’s natural thirst. So make sure to use a lightweight/water based moisturiser or serum to help your skin look less oily and consequently improve the quality of your skin.
I’d suggest this serum as a really great option for normal to dry skin types (it’s just the right amount of moisture your skin needs), I wouldn’t however recommend this particular serum for typically oily and acne-prone skin types as there are chances you might break out further.
Price – INR 1950 for 80ml (comes with a pump packaging)
Green Tea Mineral Mist
My favourite product out of all the samples I got to try was the face mist! It’s moisturising but not heavy on the skin, unlike the serum. It’s a great toner that I spray on my face every morning after my cleansing routine. I personally love face mists so I knew I’d like this product a lot! And I would really recommend this for all skin types. Also, it can be used as a primer for your makeup and as a setting spray too. I however use it only as a primer, and the way my makeup sits on this, is beautiful! Do go give it a try!
Price – INR 450 for 50ml
Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
It claims to tighten pores, remove sebum and enhance skin tone, but unfortunately it just doesn’t work. I honestly don’t know what the hype is about. It made me feel oily and also led to a few breakouts, no enhancement of skin tone/deep cleansing whatsoever. I used three samples, once a week, and I can safely conclude that this product is a gimmick (and also expensive) and not worth a try at all!
Price – INR 2330 for 100ml