[FIRST IMPRESSION] Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum

This particular serum was literally everywhere a couple of years ago in all of social media platforms. It’s just that famous that almost all of Korean Vloggers raved about it. Even one of my friend recommend this to me because according to her, this is such a life changing product. Well, as for me personally, because during my phase of trial and errors when I still experimenting on skin care I had meh experience with Innisfree Jeju Volcanic line (not the mask), I tend to avoid Innisfree products these past couple of years. But, hey, I like their sunscreen and a huge fan of their cotton pads, so I hope that this serum works as well?

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A moisturizing serum with organic Jeju green tea and green tea seeds that hydrate your skin from deep within.

1. More moisture and freshness with 100% green tea
Rich in amino acids and minerals, green tea from Jeju’s green tea leaves hydrates your skin.

2. Dual Moisture-Rising Technology™ derived from green tea and green tea seed oil
The fresh green tea hydrates your skin deeply and the green tea seed oil creates a strong moisture barrier to keep your skin moisturized longer.

3. The first skincare step after cleansing
Help to lock in moisture in your skin and prevent moisture loss.

Pump a dollop of the serum on your hand and apply it on your face and neck.

The story behind our fresh Jeju green tea squeeze

1. Harvest
Harvest organic Jeju green tea leaves.

2. Steam
Steam fresh tea leaves for 30 seconds within one hour after harvesting to help retain nutrition.

3. Squeeze
Squeeze moist green tea leaves to obtain fresh green tea extract.

4. Extract
Stabilize green tea extract to prevent spoilage and use pure water to obtain extract applicable for the skin.

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Full Ingredients:
The green Tea Extract (75.9%), Propanediol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Ethanol, Glycerin, Betaine, The green Tea Seed Oil (208mg), Prickly Pear Extract, Orchid Extract, Tangerine Peel Extract, Camellia Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Extract, Grapefruit Extract, Orange Extract, Tangerine Extract, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sorbitan Olivate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cocoa Extract, Dextrin, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

What it is formulated WITHOUT 5-free system : parabens, synthetic colorants, mineral oil, animal-originated ingredients, imdazolidinyl urea

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My very first impression when I apply this serum on my face was, “ugh, the fragrance”. One thing that I’m aware with Innisfree skin care product (except anything that stated “mild” or for sensitive skin) is that they usually heavily fragranced despite the fact that they put fragrance on the last ingredients. I personally sensitive to artificial fragranced, so, this is a minus point from me from the start.

The texture itself is pretty descent. It comes with a gel texture and very easy to spread to the skin. It’s easily sink into the skin and didn’t disturb anything that I layer afterwards. However… I don’t know if it’s because of my current skin care heavily focused on hydration because I feel like my skin is on the dry side recently, I think this Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum didn’t give me any noticeable difference after I use it after more or less two weeks.

I feel like it’s not that moisturizing yet I don’t think that it is that necessary in my routine, like, if I change it with another product, it wouldn’t give so much difference to my skin. I even prefer Huxley Brightly Ever After Serum rather than this one.

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Well…. after trying two watery hydrating serum with meh experience, (Huxley Grab Water Essence was my first one), I don’t think that Hydrating Serum is for me. I have dry skin and I need all of the hydration and moisturizer that I need yes, but I personally already had it enough with layers of hydrating toner and essence, and I tend to prefer serum with different concentration rather than give me more “hydration” on my routine, like for example, oils with wonderful antioxidant ingredients, (well, yes, I’d like to count my beauty oil as serum) and niacinamide.

If I happen to need more hydration and desperately need a potent hydrating serum, I might as well use propolis serum or snail based serum.

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So… Is it bad? No, I’m not saying that this serum is bad. There’s a reason why a lot of people recommending this serum. But I think, this serum is more for people with more simple routine. If you don’t have 10 or more steps skin care routine, I think you would find this serum life changing, especially if you have dehydrated skin and you are hesitant to put layers upon layers upon layers of product. Or if you are a skin care newbie that want to try your first serum, I think this is a descent serum for you to try on.



11 thoughts on “[FIRST IMPRESSION] Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum

  1. I thought I was one of the only ones, but I actually have the same feelings about this product as well. I am not a big fan of the entire green tea line to be honest. Although I feel like the green tea line is great for people just getting their foot in the door with a skincare routine, I actually think Innisfree’s other lines are much more moisturizing. Personally, I love the Innisfree Olive Real line! ❤


  2. Love the scent, it reminded me of a cologne, and this serum but can definitely see your point of view 🙂 I am in love with the Olive Real Foam cleanser as well, both products have encouraged me to venture more into the brand.


    1. Hello there! I think most of Innisfree products contain fragrance, but thankfully not all of them have fragrance on their ingredients list! Usually the one that free of the bad stuff is the one that targeted for sensitive skin, like their Daily UV Protection Cream Mild or Bija Cica Balm. That is why it’s important to read the ingredients thoroughly before purchasing a product! 🙂 Hope this help!


  3. Hmmmmm, I just ordered this serum to try it out and then write a review about it, and it’s quite interesting to actually read a review that is more towards the negative side than the positive side.
    Similar to you, I am not the biggest fan of heavy fragrance (hence why I am very picky with perfumes) however being the person I am who loves everything green tea, maybe I will somewhat enjoy it?
    I don’t know, but regardless, I’m excited to try this product as well and see what I think!
    Tina- http://www.itstinaz.wordpress.com


  4. Hey 🙂 that serum might me really good! I am a portuguese student and I am developing a project with the prickly pear cactus! If you want to know more about the project the link is here:

    Please leave a like if you enjoy it! We are competing for a contest 😀 Thanks!

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