I had mentioned sometime ago that the only Korean brand that I’m interested in (as of now) is Innisfree. The brand is simple, low profile with its natural ingredients and green approach. It has a lot of charm but doesn’t have that fancy-schmancy, full of gimmick-thing going on.
When my cousin told me about her plans visiting Korea and her, being so kind had offered if I wanted something from there, naturally, I said “Innisfree!”
I set up a list and she managed to get them all :D
It didn’t take long for me to set up the list. I already had a few items in mind because I like to browse the website once in every while. If any, I had a hard time keeping the list small(er). I decided to stay within the skincare territory and not getting the makeup products, although I did get a makeup tool and a nail polish.
Shall we begin? :D
Judging by the photo, it’s clear I have a huge interest towards the Green Tea line. I had to restrain myself and opted out the Green Tea Sleeping Pack and Green Tea Seed Oil because I have enough sleeping packs and face oils as is. I ended up with both of the toners, Green Tea Balancing Skin (KRW 14,000) and Green Tea Moisture Skin (KRW 14,000). I’ll most likely give the Moisture type to my SO because he has really dry skin and I think he could benefit a lot from using a toner in his simple skincare routine. I’ll stick to the Balancing type because my skin is more of a combination these days.
The next product that I’m excited about is Green Tea Seed Serum (KRW 22,000). Geez, the words “moisturizing” and “hydrating” just could not escape me, it’s an obsession! Reading the description got me drooling and imagining how it would feel on my skin. I’ve actually been using this serum for a few times at night and I gotta say I’m liking it so far!
I decided to get Orchid Massage Cream (KRW 18,000) as well. I’ve been very good at sticking to face massage routine with Menard Lisciare Massage Cream almost every night and have benefited so much from it. So I feel positive about branching out to different products. This Orchid one should be a start.
At the last minute, I also asked my cousin to get the Eco Air Magic Puff (KRW 2,000) which is the only makeup-related item in the haul. I had tried Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion before and was impressed with that ingenious puff. While the one that I got isn’t by the same brand, I hope the Innisfree one could satisfy my curiosity.
I think it’s wise to get the Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask (KRW 13,000) because it’s the majority’s first suggestion that my friends had made when I asked “what to get at Innisfree?”. There’s also the original one, Jeju Volcanic, that I skipped. I just thought, why not go for the big brother altogether? I got two and will be giving one to my SO as well so he can get some deep-cleansing action going on!
The haul would not be complete without trying out the Soybean Energy Essence (KRW 35,000) which I suppose is Innisfree‘s take on SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. I haven’t read much (or any) reviews about it, but I do love soy milk, so that should count as something :p
One last skincare product that I got was truly a blessing in disguise. I was browsing Innisfree’s Instagram and noticed there’s a new line that I’ve not seen before. It is the Jeju Sparkling Mineral line. Sifting through hundreds of comments, I found out that the line has just been released last March 2015 and not yet available anywhere else but Korea. There’s barely any info about this new line but reading this description of “fills up the moisture just like the moist spring rain that wakes us up from hibernation” on the Instagram post got me like “TAKE AWAY MY MONEY!!”
So yes, Innisfree did take away my money and gave me the Jeju Sparkling Mineral Essence (KRW 25,000). The essence has an unusual texture, comes out as a foam. The actual bottle is a metal can. I’m beyond ecstatic trying this one out!
And not forgetting, one nail polish (KRW 3,000).. in a mustard, turmeric-ish shade.
Aaaaand that’s a wrap!
Have you tried any of the products mentioned above? Would love to hear your thoughts about them! :)