Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Review: Innisfree Green Tea Seed Cream

Following up with the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum, here is my review of The Green Tea Seed Cream from the Korean natural brand Innisfree.


Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Cream with green tea seed and green complex: Enriched with Green Tea seed and Green Complex from pure Jeju Island, Green Tea Pure revives dry, stressed skin by supplying abundant moisture.

 This moisture cream with Jeju organic green tea seed ingredient is formulated to provide excellent moisturizing + anti-oxidant effects to your skin. Combined with green tea water, green tea seed oil and green tea EGCG that promote amazing effects to your skin help create dewy, resilient and clear complexion. This product quenches thirsty skin by retaining non-sticky, dewy moisture deep within the skin as if welcome rain were to wet arid land.

(Description taken from packaging.)

The Story of Jeju Organic Green Tea

Green tea seeds, cherishing the pure moisture in the ground, fills your skin with moisture. Green tea seeds bloom flowers in autumn to bear the energy of all four seasons and take 2-3 times longer to bloom than other places, because of "moisture," the most important factor of germination. Green tea trees like and dislike moisture. What does this mean? Green tea spreads its roots to deeper grounds to pump up the purest water. Because of this property, its seeds are called moisture seeds. (taken from website)

Key Ingredients

100% Organic Green Tea


*Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, *Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Umnantes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycereth-26, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Glycerin, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Citrust Unshiu Peel Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Jojoba Esters, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Coplymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Disterate, Polysilicone-11, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Cholesterol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Palmitic Acid, Kaolin, Poloxamer 235, Ethoxydiglycol, Tocophersolan, Poloxamer 338, Water, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

*Organic Farming Ingredients

Once again, I typed the ingredients list because I think it's important to be able to look at (even if you don't know what everything is), especially if you want to avoid certain ingredients in your skin care products.


Apply an appropriate amount onto thoroughly cleansed face and neck. Then gently smooth for better absorption.

Usage Order: Serum - Toner - Lotion - (Essence) - Eye Cream - Cream


20,000 KRW for 50 mL

Where to Buy:

Innisfree shops or online at Korean beauty websites, Amazon, and eBay


♥ hydrating yet non-oily
♥ no sticky residue
♥ light, citrus scent
♥ affordable
♥ packaging contains description and ingredients in English
♥ Innisfree 5-Free System - free of parabens, artificial coloring, mineral oil, animal raw material, and ethanol


♥ words on the packaging peel/scratch off

My Thoughts

I used this every morning and it lasted for four months. Not bad, right? (It can be used at night too since it doesn't contain SPF but I've been using the Etude House Darling Cream in the p.m.) I think the (Korean) price is affordable for the quality and amount of product. The cream texture is light and not thick. Once spread, the consistency is watery and more gel-like than creamy. It provides long lasting moisture, especially when used together with a serum. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and supple.

I believe this is a medium weight moisturizer that can work on different skin types but may be too heavy or light for some depending on season and climate conditions. It works well for my dry-combination skin during late spring and summer, but I would choose more intensive moisture in the winter. Therefore this may be too heavy for oily skin in warm seasons but work well in the winter.

Would I repurchase?

Yes, I would! I'm a little bummed that I'm out but will now move onto to try another face cream. I really like the Innisfree products I've tried and would definitely try more of their skincare line.

Have you tried any Innisfree products?


  1. It sounds great too. Never used Innisfree products before but recently I bought their Eco Science eye cream and seems like it's a very nice skin care line, huh?

  2. Great review!! The Innisfree Green Tea Pure Cream is also really good. It's kept my skin breakout free but was moisturizing at the same time.

    We just shared it with all our followers :D If anyone's looking for this in Canada or USA, you can check us out at!

  3. Oh yes, totally! I think the quality is really good for the price. I want to try some of their Eco Science products too! I think I was looking for a spot treatment or something but it didn't seem like they make it anymore.

  4. I've been curious about Innisfree. I've never tried anything from them before, but I am definitely tempted to! This looks lovely. Thanks for sharing! =)

  5. This sounds great! I might have to look into this... hehe~

  6. Definitely! I really like the products I've tried so far from them. =)

  7. I want more! hehe Now I'm curious about their olive cream since it'd be more moisturizing. Do let me know if you haul anything from Innisfree!

  8. This sounds like a lovely cream! I like that it sounds hydrating but not sticky and oily. Four months' use is pretty good for a tub of that size as well.

  9. i've only tried a couple of samples from the brand and i think i liked them all.
    thanks for your great review as well as the effort to type the ingredients! ;D

  10. No but I would for Lee Min Ho!!! ㅋㅋㅋ

    Korean brands sure do like pairing him and YoonA together.. Eider and now Innisfree hmph

  11. Oh me too! I want more, hehe.

    I am starting to become a bit adept at reading and typing up ingredients now, keke. =P

  12. You LMH girl! keke Ohh...I didn't realize that about Eider. YoonA is his popular female counterpart. hehe

  13. I have never tried Innisfree products (a lot of korean brands actually lol) but this sounds really good! I am all for gel-like texture moisturisers!


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