Last updated on April 20, 2018
Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream must be one of the most versatile eye creams I’ve ever come across. It’s formulation makes it great for all ages and for the same reason, it’s also suitable for day and night use. Read on and see if Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream would work great on you.
Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream’s Marketing Promises
It’s all about hydration in its marketing claims.
Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream enriched with fresh green tea seeds and squeezed green tea is marketed as being able to “deliver moisture and nourishment deep into the skin”. Let’s find out if the promises hold true!
What’s Great about Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream?
1. Light and Lasting Hydration
When you dab Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream around your eye area, you would notice how light it felt on the skin. Despite the light texture, it was able to provide sufficient and lasting moisture.
Looking at the ingredients, I noticed that Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream contains quite a few moisturizing elements including Green Tea Seed Oil, Caprylic, Glycerin and Shea Butter.
I applied this eye cream at 9am today. It’s 6pm now while I’m writing this and the eye area still feels moisturized.
Full Ingredient List
The green Tea Extract (62.9%), Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), The green Tea Seed Oil (638mg), Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, C14-22 Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Arachidyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Shea Butter, Grapefruit Extract, Orange Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Extract, Tangerine Extract, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Camellia Leaf Extract, Prickly Pear Extract, Orchid Extract, Tangerine Peel Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Silica, Arachidyl Glucoside, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ethoxydiglycol, Water, Kaolin, Tocophersolan, Palmitic Acid, Poloxamer235, Poloxamer338, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance
2. Comfortable After-feel
I’m not sure why some described Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream as a thick cream. Indeed, it is a cream but I would not categorize it as being thick or rich. In fact, I love how quickly this eye cream absorbs into the skin.
Can you see the section where Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream was applied? There was no stickiness or excess grease. All it left behind was a light film that protected my skin from the elements.
As such, I found it easy using Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream during the day as I didn’t have to wait too long for the product to get absorbed before applying my makeup.
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3. You get double the quantity!
Most eye cream comes in 15ml quantity. Innisfree is super generous to provide twice the amount. The photo below shows how much is left of this eye cream after using it for more than half a year.
4. Cheap especially if you get it from duty-free shops
Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream was priced at around $35 from retail store. I got mine at just $26 from a DFS shop in Singapore Changi Airport. It’s considered relatively cheap even when compared to drug store eye creams, especially given the generous quantity. See what else I bought that day at the airport.
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5. Don’t worry about milia!
I wasn’t confident in most skincare products from Korea because of some bad experience. Way before Korean beauty products became popular or available worldwide, I had already tried some. It was year 2006 and I happened to be in Korea where I brought back a luggage load of beauty products. One eye cream that I bought from Faceshop gave me millia. And some other face products (BB cream and moisturizer) from Etude House caused me to breakout.
So far, Innisfree has worked very well for me and that’s why you see me reviewing their products more often than other Korean brands. Back to this topic, I didn’t get any milia from using Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream.
What’s Bad about Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream?
1. No Extra Benefits
I admit I’m greedy. For most skincare products, I like it that the product offers at least one extra benefit other than hydration, such as skin brightening or firming. While Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream contains antioxidants which are known to be great in counteracting premature aging, I didn’t notice any permanent improvement in fine lines or skin firmness.
To be fair, I’ve yet to find an eye cream that does more than hydrating no matter what promises they made. So, Innisfree isn’t exactly lagging behind her competitors…yet.
2. Hygiene Concerns
As with most eye cream that comes in a pot, hygiene is a concern since finger comes into contact with the product everyday. But I believe commercial products like these should have enough preservatives to prevent contamination. Still, wouldn’t it be great if more eye cream comes in a tube or dispenser?
I find Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream very easy to use because of its versatility. While I like using it and can see myself finishing the tub, I do not immediately think of repurchasing it because it is too basic. At my age, when fine lines under the eyes are starting to show up, I really want an eye product that can plump or firm up the area. I’m not even sure if such a product exist and will continue searching.
So, who would I recommend this for? Given its light texture, I think Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream would work great for those with normal to combination skin. It would also suit folks who don’t have fine lines or dark circles to tackle with. If mom isn’t overly concerned with her eye wrinkles, you could consider sharing this hydrating tub with her. Rating: 4/5
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