[Review] Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Oil / 이니스프리 더 그린티 씨드 오일

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hi, lovelies! I'm back with another review. This time I will review Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Oil.

Before I review this product I want to talk a little about my skin type and why I chose this product. I've always had oily/combination skin and I've had problems with acne since I was 13 years old. My skin has rapidly improved ever since I started taking medication for my acne, but my skin has become very dry and dull because of this. I think a lot of people forget about how important it is to moisturize your skin even if you have trouble with acne. I could talk forever about this subject, but to keep it short: If your skin becomes dry, wheter if it's because of the weather or the products you use, the acne will become aggravated and it will only get worse. However, the tricky thing is to find the right moisturizer for you. I've always included some type of moisturizer in my skin care routine, but my skin would still become dry or break out.

I found out about this product through Youtube and it was recommended for oily/combination skin that lacks moisture, which is exactly the problem I have. It's supposedly deeply moisturizing without being too rich. When I read more about it online, I noticed that It has gotten a lot of praise and a lot of people loved it, so I just had to give it a try. So with that said, let's take a closer look at the Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Oil.

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Oil

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Innisfree: "Anti-oxidative oil made with Jeju green tea seeds for deep moisturization and nourishment.
2014 New Upgrade. A moisturizing and nourishing face oil with eco-friendly Jeju fresh green tea & green tea seeds. More moisturizing and refreshing!

1. 151 green tea seeds from the Jeju island
A moisturizing and nourishing face oil containing the energy of Jeju.

2. Powerful anti-oxidative effect from the green tea and green tea seeds
Vitamin E and the amino acid restores moisture to the skin.

3. A luxurious texture with added moisture
The green tea and cotton seed oil fills moisture inside the skin, eliminating shine."

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The green tea seed oil (30%), dicaprylyl carbonate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sucrose polycottonseedate, squalene, sunflower oil, fragrance, The green tea extract, citrus peel extract, prickly pear extract, orchid extract, camellia leaf extract, butylene glycol

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Innisfree: "As the final stage of your basic skincare, apply 2-3 drops of the oil. Gently pat with both palms to allow nutrients and moisture to absorb into your skin, creating a clear complexion."

I used to dispense about 4 drops, but I cut down to 2-3 like the directions say since that's more than enough for my face and neck. I rub it between the palms of my hands to warm it up, and I then gently pat it onto my skin. Finally, I finish off my skin care routine with my favorite sunblock cream.

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This Oil comes in a cleverly designed carton. It's quite cute and I found it kind of cool how the box unfolded. The bottle is quite small and made out of sturdy glass, which makes it easy to store and to bring with me if I go somewhere. The handle of the pipette is made out of some kind of rubber and the pipette itself is made out of glass which also seems to be quite sturdy, but I would still recommend to treat it with care since it might break if you handle it carelessly.

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Oil

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This has a very strong and earthy scent, and at first I actually thought that it was quite masculine. I usually don't mind scented products as long as the scent isn't too strong, but I was actually overwhelmed by the scent of this one when I first tried it; I thought I was about to put an after shave on my face. Don't get me wrong though! It's a lovely scent, but the reason why I don't like strongly scented products is because those usually irritate my sensitive skin. However, that was actually not the case with this one at all, so I think that (at least most of) the scent is natural. I've gotten used to the scent by now and I actually quite like it. I don't mind it at all anymore since it doesn't irritate my skin one single bit which was the only thing the scent made me worry about.

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This transparent oil is very watery and light-weight compared to other oils which is probably one of the reasons why it's so good to moisturize oily skin. It's quite runny at first, but when I rub it between my hands it feels more solid. It definitely feels like an oil, but it's not as slippery as most other oils.

If you have oily/combination skin and/or are prone to acne, rich oils, unlike this one, will probably leave you looking very oily and can eventually cause break-outs. This oil absorbs very quickly into my skin and deeply moisturizes it just as it claims and It doesn't make my face look oily at all. The only area where it does leave a very slightly oily feeling is the sides of my forehead. 

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Here, I applied the oil and lightly rubbed it onto the back of my hand. It has not been absorbed yet.

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Every time I use this oil I'm amazed by how healthy my complexion looks. It leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and gives it a beautiful and subtle glow which lasts all day! And the best thing of all, I haven't gotten a single pimple or dry patch on my face ever since I started using this. My skin texture has finally become balanced and normal, and I hope that it's a result that will last. I have definitely found the perfect moisturizer for my oily/combination skin!

One more thing that absolutely love about this oil is that it works incredibly well to mix with foundation to create naturally glowing skin without making it look oily. This was a tip I saw on Youtube which was also a reason that I got it in the first place. I was a little sceptic towards trying it at first since I thought it would make my foundation smear and fade, but I was surprised by how well it worked for me! I apply the oil and a sun screen as the last steps of my morning skincare routine, and I additionally mix 1 drop of oil with my Foundation or BB Cream before applying it on my face. I then set it with a little translucent powder in the places where it usually gets oily. The result is absolutely amazing and lasts all day! Doing this makes the foundation go on so smoothly and it leaves my skin looking flawless with a healthy glow, which is something that has been very hard for me to achieve. Before I got this oil, my foundation/BB Cream would usually make my skin look very dry and patchy after a while no matter what I did. However, my skin does look a little oily at the end of the day, but all I need to do is touch it up with a little BB Cream or foundation and my skin will look fresh again! It's so much easier to touch-up a oily face than a dry one, so I chose this over the other any day!

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Yes, yes, and yes! I will keep repurchasing this every time I run out of it, and maybe even get an extra bottle just in case. The only downside about it is that it's quite pricey (Almost $35!) considering that it only contains 30ml of product. I've used it once a day for about a week now and it looks like I've already used about 1/4 of it (It's rounded at the top which makes it look like I've used more than I actually have tho). However, I can bear with the price for now since this oil is just absolutely amazing, which I think I've made perfectly clear in this whole post. I think I just have to use it more sparingly from now on since I used to dispense more drops than recommended. Anyway, the only reason I would ever replace it would be if I find a cheaper alternative that works as well as this. But until then, I am a slave for this face oil.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments! Thanks for reading and bye for now, lovelies!

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Disclaimer! This review is not sponsored. I bought this product with my own money and everything I've said in this review is my honest opinion.

2 comments :

  1. So you would recomend this to people with oily skin? Plus does it help with brightening or ligthening pigmentation? Does it clog porez

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    1. I do recommend it for people with any kind of skin type. I'm usually really scared to use oily products since I have a problem with clogged pores but this one was really good for my skin! It does make your skin look healthier but I haven't noticed any brightening/lightening effects at all. Hope this helps!

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