When I was 18 years old, my mother told me that I should use an eye cream. I’m pretty sure I responded snarkily (but lovingly) by answering I’m too young to start using those kinds of products. Then entered my 20’s where I started to feel that those years of drinking since high school [Ed Note: Drinking age in my country is 18 years old] and late nights doing whatever the hell I’m doing, I realize it’s taking a toll on my skin. I need a good eye cream! Then I happen to watch one of Pony’s makeup tutorial on YouTube where she mentioned this Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream as a good moisturizer for humid weather. Since my country is very humid, it got me interested. But it took me at least three years to really purchase the product. Keep reading my Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream review to know if this product really works.
What is it?
Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream contains antioxidants for deep hydration and nourishment. It has 100% fresh squeezed green tea. Rich in amino acids and minerals, green tea from Jeju’s own green tea leaves hydrates your skin. It also smoothly moisturizes your dry eye areas and the antioxidants in the green tea transform your skin for a radiant and hydrated feel. To read about the Benefits of Green Tea read my previous product review.
What’s in it?
Dual Moisture-Rising Technology™ derived from green tea and green tea seed oil. The fresh green tea deeply hydrates your skin and the green tea seed oil creates a strong moisture barrier to keep your skin moisturized longer.
FULL INGREDIENTS: 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
APPLICATION: During your skincare routine, use a finger to apply a small amount of eye cream around your eyes. Gently pat it on your skin for the best absorption. Preferably, apply it after you applied toner, serum, and/or essence. The eye cream’s texture is a bit thick, and it’s not as lightweight as Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, but my skin absorbs it easily. And it’s not sticky at all. Indeed, it’s good for those with oily skin especially those who live in a humid country.
PACKAGING: Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream is packaged in a hard plastic jar, but it doesn’t feel cheap. It doesn’t have a scoop, unlike most K-beauty creams. The cap is easy to screw, but I don’t remember if it was sealed with a paper or foil when I first opened this. While the box, just like the rest of Innisfree products, is made of recycled materials and printed using soy ink.
SMELL: I drink green tea, but I’m still not certain about its exact smell. If you drink green tea in Starbucks, that’s not the scent of this eye cream. But I guarantee you that the scent of this product does not sting, in fact, it’s soothing!
RESULTS: Since I have oily skin, I started only using this product when I’m going to sleep. I have to disclose that I’m still young and doesn’t have wrinkles yet, but I do have dark under eyes due to late nights. I’m a freelancer and I like doing my work at night and wake up around noon. That, and I also like to stay up late binge watching some series on Netflix or Viu. Anyway, I never really noticed how long this product showed results (maybe after a month or two), I just realized one day I no longer have dark under eyes. There’s no more need to cover it up with a violet concealer or color corrector! Plus my skin is super smooth, applying makeup under my eyes is seamless.
PROS: It moisturizes the skin under your eyes. It absorbs easily into skin, and not sticky. Good for those with oily skin and those who live in a humid country. Not sure about the anti-wrinkle because I’m don’t have those yet.
CONS: It doesn’t have a scoop for hygienic purposes, the texture is a bit thick, and it doesn’t brighten the skin on your under eyes.
Would I buy this again? Probably yes. This is the first eye cream I ever use, and it works. But if there’s another product that caught my attention, I might try it as well. Bottomline: This is a good starter eye cream for those in their early 20’s.
Where to buy?
You can buy Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream in StyleKorean for $23. They ship internationally and you can get free samples for every purchase.
I bought my Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream from Althea for Php1,070. They ship in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and even in the United States. You can also get up to Php350 off when you signed up and used my Althea Coupon Code “stylevanity” before checkout.
If you live in the US or UK, you can buy Innisfree Green Tea Seed Eye Cream in Yes Style for $21.
You can also buy this in BeautyMNL for Php1060 if you live in the Philippines.