Before you proceed, please note that this is a review of Innisfree Green Tea Pure Deep Cream and not Innisfree Green Tea Pure Cream. I do not own the latter so I can’t provide any comparison between the two. Now that that’s clear and out of the way, let’s move onto how I came about this product and how it’s worked on me!
The Green Tea Pure Deep Cream was a Christmas gift from a close friend of mine. She knew that I had purchased my skincare products from Innisfree exclusively. Which was true for some time, then I parted ways with Innisfree and switched over to Isa Knox for my skincare products for a few years. I was a firm believer then that shelling out more cash on skincare products was the way to go. Needless to say, she was a tad bit disappointed when I told her I made the leap to Isa Knox for my skincare needs. So I tucked this jar of cream away for some time and totally forgot about it. (Sorry Kelly if you’re reading this!) It wasn’t until I started this blog that I remembered I had it. I googled the cream to see how people were responding to it but didn’t find anything much, in English anyway. Most had small samples from kits but no in depth reviews were available.
Being an anti-cream fan, I was hesitant to try this but I couldn’t just leave it tucked away indefinitely so I did the unthinkable. I gave it a try even though I have a strong dislike for the use of creams on my face. I seriously have stashes of creams that I’ve gotten for free along with my toner and moisturizer or given to me as samples from store clerks. I either give them away or toss them out.
Enriched with Green Tea and Green complex from pure Jeju Island, Green Tea Pure revives dry, stressed skin by supplying abundant moisture.
The effects of this cream per Innisfree:
– Penetrates deep into the skin to provide moisture
– Does not leave the skin feeling sticky or shiny
– No use of harmful chemical ingredients (It was difficult to translate this into a working effect.)
– Enhances your skin’s moisture barrier
– Leaves the skin feeling soft
At first sight, the cream looked like something that would really enhance and even promote more sebum production on my skin. I was mentally prepared to be disappointed. I applied this every night after toning for several weeks to see how it would work out. While I still have a strong dislike for creams in general, I will say I’m going to make a special exception for this one. It glides on so easily that you don’t even feel like you’re applying a cream to your face. It looks thick in the jar but the texture is more lightweight and watery when you apply it. It’s so light that you could even use it in the daytime. I use it at night since I’ve already got too many things on my face in the morning. It really moisturizes and leaves my skin so moisturized and soft to the touch. I wake up shine free and my skin feels amazing.
My only gripe about this product is having to scoop a bit of cream from the jar with my fingers. It is incredibly unhygienic and I know many will also dislike this aspect of it. If there were a better way of dispensing this product without having to reach into the jar with our fingers, it would be golden.
Here’s the good:
– 6 free (no Paraben, Talc, Mineral Oil, animal derivatives, artificial pigments, Benzophenone or GMO
– made with Jeju green tea
– nourishing & moisturizing
– non-greasy formula
– not sticky
– leaves the skin supple
And the bad:
– unhygienic to transfer product onto your skin (Clean those fingers in advance!)
– expensive (Since this was a gift, I checked their website for the price. it was originally 34,000 won but you can get it for 25,000 won IF you purchase it directly from the site. Prices will vary depending on where you look.)
Give your skin some lovin’ and definitely get your hands on some samples of this if you can. If not, there’s a smaller version of it that you could try before investing in the larger size one. I’ve got to text my friend to thank her for giving me such an amazing product. My skin loves it and while I still think creams are not that lovable, this is one I’m willing to invest in once I run out.