Friday, July 25, 2014

Review: Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum

 Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum (80ml)
Description: "Enriched with fresh green tea seeds and squeezed green tea from the pure jeju island to deliver abundant moisture and nourishment deep into the skin." 
The nourishing moisture serum is formulated with freshly squeezed Jeju green tea and green tea seeds to create a dewy and clear skin from deep within. Formulated with 100% fresh green tea essence + doubled green tea seed oil.

5-free formula: Free from Paraben, Artificial coloring, Mineral Oil, Animal ingredients, Imidazolidinyl Urea

Source: InnisfreeSingapore's Facebook
Directions: After cleansing (and before toner), pump and apply an appropriate amount onto thoroughly cleansed face and neck then gently press your palm on your face for better absorption.

The Green Tea Seed Serum is packed in a rectangular box made of recycled material. 

The one I own is the 2014 new version, formulated with an improved formula — "100% Fresh Green Tea Essence + DOUBLED Green Tea Seed Oil". It comes in a green bottle with a brown pump top and also comes with a matte brown cover/lock cap to prevent leakage and at the same time, I guess it helps to prevent dust and dirt from entering the opening hole of the pump. 

Demonstration on my mom's hands:
Pump out an appropriate amount of serum and massage it on desired area.

After massaging, allow serum to absorb into the skin.

After a few minutes of application, the serum gets absorbed into the skin! It does not feel greasy or sticky at all. However, if apply too much, it does leave a sticky layer... Well, just a little will be enough.  FYI, I usually use ½ to 1 pump.

Color and Consistency:
As seen on my mom's hand in the pictures above, the serum has an opaque white color and upon massaging on skin, it will become transparent/colorless. As for the consistency, it has a lightweight, watery serum texture.

Moisture Test:
Before applying the serum, my mom's skin moisture level was 35.4%.
After applying the serum, my mom's skin moisture level increased to 51.2%.

Moisture gained before and after the serum application was 15.8%.

Comparing the result taken before and after the serum application,
I concluded that this serum is indeed moisturizing.

**Above result is just for the application of the serum, without prior application of a toner**

C'mon, let's make a guess~ 
How much oil do you think the oil-blotting sheet would absorb?

Revealing the result~~~ Did you guess it right? 

In case you don't know..., every skin care product, including product labelled 'oil-free', contains some oil. As for the oiliness of this serum, you can judge from the picture of the oil-blotting sheet. The result of the amount of oil being absorbed is really minimal. In my opinion, I consider this as non-greasy. 

Somehow, I find it smells like perfume!  The scent is very pleasant and refreshing. I do LOVE the scent however, I think it's a little too overpowering for face product.

- the "recycle" concept
- 5-free formula (Free from paraben, artificial coloring, mineral oil, animal ingredients, imidazolidinyl urea)
- formulated with 100% fresh green tea essence
- formulated with DOUBLED green tea seed oil
- rich in moisture; moisturizing and hydrating
- leaves the skin feeling refreshed and hydrated
- lightweight consistency
- fast-absorption
- not very greasy; non-greasy
- not sticky at all
- does not cause breakouts
- bottle comes with a pump top and a cover/lock cap
- the scent

- in my opinion, the scent is slightly overpowering for face product

Verdict: The Green Tea Seed Serum is really moisturizing~ It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated! Well, I absolutely love to use this at night because well... my bed is placed facing the air-conditioner so every night I sleep with the cold wind blowing directly on my face. This serum actually helps prevent my skin from getting dry from the air-conditioner's wind. Therefore, I would say that it does provide more than enough moisture to hydrate my skin. However, I'm not sure if this would supply enough moisture for the winter season. 

On the other hand, it's lightweight in consistency yet non-oily, which is absolutely perfect for summer, for people who have oily/combination skin and lives in humid and hot country. FYI, I did not experience any breakouts at all.  If your skin needs a boost in hydration, definitely give this a try!


  1. I love innisfree skincare products!! From the serums i've tried they're definitely really lightweight, it's a shame you found the scent too strong!!
    ^O^ Thanks for the review, omg i love your moisture test~ So informative :)


  2. Hi there, where can i buy this product?? Need to try it.

  3. hi , can I know where you bought your face moisture tester? :)


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