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. During that time, I believed that eye creams were just for adults who want to hide the wrinkles and fine lines around their eye area.
Then entered my 20’s where I started to feel that those drinking and sleeping late nights or the next morning already is taking a toll on my skin. I started to notice the dark circles and puffiness around my eyes. I know that if I don’t do anything about it, these problems can worsen, and seeing dark circles every day significantly affected my self-esteem.
Seeing those problems worsen every single day, led me to one decision—I need a good eye cream! Then I happen to watch one of Pony’s makeup tutorials 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.
This is the first eye cream I ever use, and it works for me. But when I get a little older, I'll probably switch to something with retinol. Bottom line: This is a good starter eye cream for those in their early 20's.
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.
It doesn't have a scoop for hygienic purposes.
Texture is a bit thick, and it doesn't brighten the skin on your under eyes.
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.
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. Leave the eye cream for a few minutes on your skin so it can penetrate and provide benefits.
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. However, your skin might react differently, so make sure to manage your expectations properly.
And it’s not sticky at all. This is one of the reasons why I love the product because sticky eye creams can be very uncomfortable. Using a sticky eye cream can also make your skin vulnerable to contaminants as this texture will make it easy for dust and dirt to stick to your skin, which can irritate your skin and cause breakouts.
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!
The fragrance that the product produces can keep you calm and relaxed—perfect when you’re planning to have a spa day at home while using your boba tea kit and doing your nails.
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 don’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.
If you’re planning to use the same product, do a patch test first to check if you’re allergic to any of ingredients. To do this, simply apply a generous amount of the eye cream on your wrist or crook of your elbow, and check if you’re developing any reactions after a few hours. Seeing any side effects after the patch test is an indication that the eye cream isn’t suitable for your skin.
TIP: To make this eye cream really effective, store it in your refrigerator. Using cold eye creams are known to provide better results because the coolness can temporarily restrict the blood vessels around your eyes and reduce dark circles and puffiness.