Intensive hydrating serum

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innisfree"s Green Tea Seed Serum has been a long-time fave among K-beauty fans as a go-to moisturising serum that"s fast-absorbing and effective. One unit of the serum is sold every 12 seconds globally in 2020. But is it really that good?

Earlier this year, innisfree launched the third reformulation of the bestselling serum. In addition to lớn improving moisture, the new formula now also promises lớn reinforce the skin barrier with its Green Tea Tri-biotics blend. As someone who has oily dehydrated skin lately, I"m curious to see how the serum will work khổng lồ balance out my oil production và deliver sufficient moisture. Read on to lớn find out how it went.

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*The product was sent as a press gift. The views and opinions of the reviewer are independent and purely editorial.

First impressions, claims, & packaging


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This ombre green bottle contains green tea-based hydrating ingredients.


I"ve heard good things about innisfree"s bestselling Green Tea Seed Serum, và the new and improved version truly piqued my interest. The hydrating blend is now infused with Green Tea Tri-biotics, a complex made of fermented prebiotics, probiotics, & postbiotics — everything you need khổng lồ keep your skin microbiome in check.

Its hero ingredient is Beauty Green Tea, an amino acid-rich ingredient that the brand claims will help xuất hiện up the skin"s water passageway lớn improve moisture delivery. Its Dual-Moisture-Rising Technology™, made of a Jeju green tea extract & green tea seed oil blend, helps maintain the skin"s precarious moisture balance và aids in boosting moisture retention. It also has allantoin lớn temporarily soothe any external irritation. The end result should be smoother, softer skin.

All that goodness comes in an ombre-green bottle with a handy pump lớn dispense the product in a hygienic manner. The pump also comes with a twist-screw closure to mở cửa and close the bottle, preventing spillage when not in use. I appreciate that there isn"t a removable cap, reducing any unnecessary plastic packaging.

Application & usage


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Its light, water-like consistency makes it easy và quick khổng lồ absorb after applying.


The serum has a refreshing, floral-like scent that wafts into the air upon opening. I"m not the biggest tín đồ of fragrances in my skincare, since some fragrances can be irritating for those with sensitive skin, so I tend khổng lồ steer away from such products. But after doing a patch test & not seeing any negative reactions, I proceeded to incorporate the serum into my routine.

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I started by using it on its own in the morning. After cleansing my face, I applied two pumps of the product to slightly damp skin. The serum, which has a watery consistency, was almost immediately absorbed into my skin. I noticed my skin feeling slightly taut during this first day, so I decided to add a lightweight moisturiser moving forward.

It was the right decision. This is the kind of hydrating serum that needs a moisturiser to lớn work its magic. My complexion felt soft and hydrated, without any added greasiness on my T-zone. The minimal makeup I applied during the day went on smoothly, not having any dry patches to cling to.

After two weeks, I tried increasing the application to twice a day. I found that I prefer using the serum with my night cream, as I feel the richer texture helped further increase hydration, but I also use it in the morning underneath a gel moisturiser & sunscreen. I also use it as my go-to serum after using an exfoliating clay mask. This combination led khổng lồ a noticeable improvement in my complexion. It felt softer, smoother, & bouncier, even less oily than usual. It’s safe to lớn say I’m quite satisfied with this bestselling serum.

Final thoughts


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It lives up to lớn its stellar reputation as a K-beauty must-have.


After using the sản phẩm for almost a month, I"m very pleased with the improved hydration and softer texture my skin now has. My dehydrated combination skin has been more balanced và I can truly see myself using it continuously. If you"re looking to địa chỉ cửa hàng a hydrating sản phẩm to your skincare routine, this is a good option to lớn consider. I can see folks with dry skin loving this product, but those with oily, combination, và dehydrated skin will enjoy it too.

While it’s not the most affordable hydrating serum that I’ve tried, I was impressed by the noticeable improvement I’ve observed in my complexion. The innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum is available in the Philippines for ~USD30.48 for 80ML & you can find it in the brand"s physical boutiques as well as in their official Lazada, Shopee, and Zalora stores. It"s also available in Singapore & Malaysia.

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