Review: Innisfree Green Tea Kit - LINE Friends Edition

Hello again!

I've been so slacking this few days and haven't updated the blog for more than a week (so much for consistent blogging resolution last month lol). I have so many items to review this coming days, but I am just a lazy ass person recently. But then again, I am a lazy person to begin with. :P

Enough ranting, let's go to the review. I've been wanting to review the Innisfree Green Tea Kit that I got a few weeks ago since forever. The kit that I received is a limited edition Green Tea based skincare line consisting of:



  1. The Green Tea Seed Serum
  2. Green Tea Balancing Skin (Toner)
  3. Green Tea Balancing Lotion (Moisturizer)
  4. Green Tea Balancing Cream
The green tea extract used in all Innisfree products are extracted from green tea that's harvested from Jeju Island, which is prized for their antioxidant properties. The Balancing line (for combination skin) also contain marshmallow extract (not that marshmallow candy, lol, the plant!) that helps combination skin to control their oil-moisture balance. Overall, the green tea line focuses to hydrate, smoothen and nourishes the skin.

The LINE Friends edition kit apparently was not for purchase (I got mine as a prize from a contest organized by Pavilion KL and Innisfree). All four items are travel sized and have a character from the famous NAVER LINE Chat Apps. Therefore I'm going to just review the content although the packaging is cute to the boot!



First, the Green Tea Seed Serum. This Serum is one of Innisfree's bestsellers and it is supposed to maintain and boost the hydration level of the skin. It has a nice citrus-green tea smell which is very refreshing, but I know some people does not like any fragrance in their skincare and makeup products. This serum is not as hydrating as the Neogence one, but works nicely with my normal skin. It absorbs into the skin with no sticky residue. 

Ingredients and hazard level *:


IngredientFunctionAcneIrritantSafety 
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Moisturizer
Antioxidant
Emollient
Astringent
Sunscreen
2
Cyclopentasiloxane
Solvent
Emollient
3
Dipropylene glycol
Solvent
Moisturizer
1
Butylene Glycol
Solvent
Moisturizer
10
1
Cyclohexasiloxane
Solvent
Emollient
2
Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil
Moisturizer
1
Pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate
Viscosity Control
Emollient
1
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Moisturizer
Emollient
1
Methyl Gluceth-20
Surfactant
Moisturizer
1
Glycereth-26
Moisturizer
1
Polymethylsilsesquioxane
1
Glyceryl polymethacrylate
Viscosity Control
1
Glycerin
Solvent
Moisturizer
00
2
Epigallocatechin Gallate
Antioxidant
2
Citrus Unshiu Fruit Oil
Emollient
Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract
Orchid Extract
Emollient
1
Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract
Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter
Emollient
1
Jojoba esters
Emollient
1
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/
Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer

Surfactant
Viscosity Control
1
Polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate
Emulsifier
1
Polysilicone-11
1
Inulin Lauryl Carbamate
Surfactant
1
Cholesterol
Viscosity Control
Emollient
Emulsifier
00
1
Hydrogenated lecithin
Emulsifier
2
Carbomer
Viscosity Control
Emulsifier
01
1
Tromethamine
pH Adjusters
2
Stearic Acid
Surfactant
Viscosity Control
Emulsifier
20
1
Xanthan Gum
Viscosity Control
1
Palmitic Acid
Emollient
Emulsifier
20
1
Kaolin
00
1
Poloxamer 235
Surfactant
Emulsifier
Ethoxydiglycol
Solvent
Viscosity Control
1
Tocophersolan
1
Poloxamer 338
Surfactant
Emulsifier
2
Water
Solvent
1
Ethylhexylglycerin
Moisturizer
1
Fragrance
Fragrance
1
~
4
Dicaprylate/Dicaprateno matched results
Disodium EDTA Phenoxyethanolno matched results


* from cosdna.com



Next,the Green Tea Balancing Skin. I actually had to google what does this product do to make sure. My hunch is that it's a toner, but the consistency is slightly thicker than the usual toner on the market that's more watery. It has the same citrusy-green tea-ish smell albeit stronger. It removes residual makeup well and leaves your skin hydrated and smell nice as well. 

Ingredient and hazard level*:


IngredientFunctionAcneIrritantSafety 
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Moisturizer
Antioxidant
Emollient
Astringent
Sunscreen
2
Propanediol
Solvent
Viscosity Control
1
Glycereth-26
Moisturizer
1
Hydrogenated polyisobutene
Emollient
1
Butylene Glycol
Solvent
Moisturizer
10
1
Betaine
Viscosity Control
Antistatic
Moisturizer
1
Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract
Orchid
Emollient
1
Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract
1
Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract
Citrus Paradisi Fruit Extract
2
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract
Plant extract
1
Citrus Tangerina Extract
1
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Extract
1
Ethylhexylglycerin
Moisturizer
1
Glyceryl caprylate
Emollient
Emulsifier
1
Behenyl Alcohol
Viscosity Control
1
VP/VA Copolymer
1
Carbomer
Viscosity Control
Emulsifier
01
1
Tromethamine
pH Adjusters
2
Disodium EDTA
1
Fragrance
Fragrance


*from cosdna.com



The third one is the Green Tea Balancing Lotion, which is a light moisturizer. This lotion is perfect to be used before makeup as it controls your sebum production but still keeping your skin supple. It has the same scent as the toner (and as strong). It absorbs to the skin quickly and does not feel sticky afterwards. My skin was a little bit suppler which aided makeup application.


Ingredients and Hazard level*:
IngredientFunctionAcneIrritantSafety 
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Moisturizer
Antioxidant
Emollient
Astringent
Sunscreen
2
Propanediol
Solvent
Viscosity Control
1
Pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate
Viscosity Control
Emollient
1
Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract
1
Opuntia
1
Orchid
Emollient
1
Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract
 
Althaea Officinalis Root Extract
1
Citrus aurantium bergamia
1
Citrus Paradisi Fruit Extract
2
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract
Plant extract
1
Citrus Tangerina Extract
1
Glycerin
Solvent
Moisturizer
00
2
1,2-Hexanediol
Solvent
1
Glyceryl Stearate
Emollient
Emulsifier
 
PEG-100 Stearate
Surfactant10
3
Carbomer
Viscosity Control
Emulsifier
01
1
Ethylhexylglycerin
Moisturizer
1
Tromethamine
pH Adjusters
2
Disodium EDTA
1
Fragrance
Fragrance
1
~
4
COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACTno matched results
HYDROGENATED POLY(C6014 OLEFIN)no matched results

*from cosdna.com



The last product in the kit is the Green Tea Balancing Cream, which is a heavier moisturizer than the lotion. It contains cocoa butter that acts as an emollient to add a layer of hydration to the skin. This cream in my opinion is more suitable to be used at night, as it does not sit well with makeup. The smell is slightly less strong than the toner and the lotion, but it is still the same citrus-green tea smell. It absorbs well, but leave behind a greasier feel than the lotion.

Ingredients and hazard level* :
IngredientFunctionAcneIrritantSafety 
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
(69.5%)
Moisturizer
Antioxidant
Emollient
Astringent
Sunscreen
2
Propanediol
Solvent
Viscosity Control
1
Glycerin
Solvent
Moisturizer
00
2
Cyclopentasiloxane
Solvent
Emollient
3
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate
Synthetic ester
Viscosity Control
Emollient
1
Pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate
Viscosity Control
Emollient
1
Cyclohexasiloxane
Solvent
Emollient
2
Hydrogenated c6-14 olefin polymers
Viscosity Control
Emollient
1
Orchid Extract
Emollient
1
Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter
Pigment
Emollient
Plant extract
40
1
Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract
 
Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract
 
Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract
1
Tangerine Fruit Extract
2
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract
Plant extract
1
Citrus Paradisi Fruit Extract
2
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Extract
1
Butyrospermum Parkii
Moisturizer
Emollient
1
Betaine
Viscosity Control
Antistatic
Moisturizer
1
C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside
Emulsifier
1
C14-22 alcohols
1
Glyceryl Stearate
Emollient
Emulsifier
 
Lauric Acid
Emulsifier41
1
Myristic acid
Fragrance
Emulsifier
30
1
Behenyl Alcohol
Viscosity Control
1
Sodium Polyacrylate
Viscosity Control
3
Stearic Acid
Surfactant
Viscosity Control
Emulsifier
20
1
Arachidyl Glucoside
Emulsifier
1
Arachidyl alcohol
Emollient
1
Palmitic Acid
Emollient
Emulsifier
20
1
PPG-5-laureth-5
Viscosity Control
Emollient
Emulsifier
3
Hydrogenated Polydecene
2
Carbomer
Viscosity Control
Emulsifier
01
1
Tromethamine
pH Adjusters
2
Disodium EDTA
1
Ethylhexylglycerin
Moisturizer
1
1,2-Hexanediol
Solvent
1
Fragrance
Fragrance
1
~
4
*from cosdna.com

Overall, I really recommend Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Set if your skin is in the normal-combination range as it will control oil but still hydrates your skin. I feel that it is quite hard for me to get a moisturizer or hydrating serum that suits normal skin and will not leave you like a greaseball at the end of the day, but the Innisfree Green Tea line did just that.

XOXO




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19 comments:

  1. nice products , hope i can try it also

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  2. wish to get this green tea kit

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  3. So nice to have green tea kit.. Innisfree product always very good one..

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  4. Like Innisfree's green tea series especially their serum! So nice of you able to get the limited edition! hehe

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  5. Oh my goodness. This range is just too cute. I would like to have one set too!

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  6. OMG Line collection is too cute to own!! I've been using Innisfree Green Tea series, I wanted this collection too!

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  7. I wish to get the kit too..I'm both fans of Innisfree and Line !!

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  8. This LINE collection is so cute!!! Too bad I didn't manage to get this collection when its out >.<

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  9. That is one very quite packaging- so young and colourful too

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  10. Always love Innisfree products especially the moisturizer and serum! I love their green tea serum.

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  11. I like the packaging so much, with my favorite LINE characters :)

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  12. on of my friend are using them as well but i didn't really dig deep into their ingredients and its specialties. But right now, im thinking to get myself one :D the packaging is just too cute to handle right now :D

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  13. I have been hearing about Innisfree a lot now a days. Would love to try out as well.

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  14. cute packaging!!! will try out and also buy as gifts for my friends.

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  15. too cute to resist and i love innisfree products too..

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  16. my favourite range to carry around during my travels :)

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  17. this Line marketing people is so aggresive. They are literally everywhere

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