Innisfree Haul – Straight from Korea!

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

innisfree-skincare-shopping-haul-korea-1Big paper bag full of goodies

innisfree-skincare-shopping-haul-korea-2Sneak peek…

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

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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.

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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.

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Aaaaand that’s a wrap!

Have you tried any of the products mentioned above? Would love to hear your thoughts about them! :)

 

9 comments

  1. I love Innisfree as well! :-D.

    I tried their Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask and it worked pretty well on me! I love it to put it overnight on breakout spots beside for mask. I recently tried toner and lotion from Jeju Volcanic line, and love it so far. Have you try their Olive Oil Cleansing Tissue? It works wonders for me, remove any make up without making my eyes stings. (Okay I’m starting to sound like Innisfree’s avid fan here). Their make up line are pretty good as well, and I honestly curious to try their Eco Science Eye Cream, but haven’t got any chance to try it.

    You should review each of products that you bought, especially the Soybean Energy Essence and Jeju Sparkling Mineral Essence in the future! :-)

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    1. Thank you for the reviews!

      I’ve never tried anything from the skincare line honestly, hence the haul. I have this skepticism towards Korean beauty brands. But Innisfree gives a totally different vibe so I’m willing to give it a try.

      Yeah sure! If the products are worthy to be reviewed, I’ll be sure to post them on the blog :)

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  2. Whoaa Tik, biking drooling deh *__*
    I hope Changi duty free will have the super volcanic pore clay mask and soybean energy essence , they both sound good ;) I am quite intrigued to try another product from the Green Tea line though as I have been using its eye cream and it is a good one ^^

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    1. I think Changi might have it Pam, cos that mask is one of brand’s best sellers I think :)

      The Green Tea line is the one that attracted me the most when I browsed the website. There’s just something about green tea, you know? Try the Green Tea Seed Serum, it feels very refreshing on the skin!

      The new Jeju Sparkling Mineral offerings are very compelling too. This line isn’t available yet in Singapore though. My friend went there about 2 weeks ago and the BA said it hasn’t arrived there yet.

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  3. Great haul! Innisfree appeals to me since the brand revolves around concepts like nature and simplicity. Those concepts can be seen through their packaging, nothing too girly or sparkly.
    I have tried their Super Volcanic mask, which sadly does not do anything for me. Then again, I don’t have pore/acne problems, and that might be the reason I don’t see any improvements. Since it is a soft clay mask it won’t tug at your face, which feels nice.
    The Green Tea Seed Serum hydrates and gives that supple feel, but nothing more. I have tried (sample sizes) of the Soybean Energy Essence and Green Tea Seed Oil as well but I still prefer spending my cash on Western skincare, hehe.

    I’m waiting for your reviews on these products, especially the one from the Mineral Line.

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    1. I haven’t tried the Super Volcanic Mask yet, still waiting the right time to use it, hopefully soon!

      I’m really liking Green Tea Seed Serum! It does what it says, gives hydration and moisture. Having a supple skin is one goal that I strive to maintain, all the time ;)

      I’ll be trying these products over the course of next few months. Hopefully I’ll be able to churn out reviews as I deem fit :)

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  4. I forgot something. Sadly even though they avoid using mineral oil, parabens etc in their products, some of their toners still contain alcohol. That’s up for debate, though.

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