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 & 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 khổng lồ improving moisture, the new formula now also promises khổng lồ reinforce the skin barrier with its Green Tea Tri-biotics blend. As someone who has oily dehydrated skin lately, I"m curious lớn see how the serum will work khổng lồ balance out my oil production & deliver sufficient moisture. Read on khổng lồ find out how it went.

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*The sản phẩm was sent as a press gift. The views và opinions of the reviewer are independent & 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, & 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 anh hùng ingredient is Beauty Green Tea, an amino acid-rich ingredient that the brand claims will help mở cửa up the skin"s water passageway khổng lồ improve moisture delivery. Its Dual-Moisture-Rising Technology™, made of a Jeju green tea extract and green tea seed oil blend, helps maintain the skin"s precarious moisture balance and aids in boosting moisture retention. It also has allantoin lớn temporarily soothe any external irritation. The kết thúc result should be smoother, softer skin.

All that goodness comes in an ombre-green bottle with a handy pump to lớn dispense the hàng hóa in a hygienic manner. The pump also comes with a twist-screw closure to open 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 và usage


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Its light, water-like consistency makes it easy & quick to lớn 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 to lớn steer away from such products. But after doing a patch test & not seeing any negative reactions, I proceeded lớn 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 showroom a lightweight moisturiser moving forward.

It was the right decision. This is the kind of hydrating serum that needs a moisturiser 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 khổng lồ cling to.

After two weeks, I tried increasing the application to lớn 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 lớn a noticeable improvement in my complexion. It felt softer, smoother, & bouncier, even less oily than usual. It’s safe to say I’m quite satisfied with this bestselling serum.

Final thoughts


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It lives up khổng lồ 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 và softer texture my skin now has. My dehydrated combination skin has been more balanced and I can truly see myself using it continuously. If you"re looking to add a hydrating hàng hóa to your skincare routine, this is a good option lớn consider. I can see folks with dry skin loving this product, but those with oily, combination, & 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 ~USD30.36 for 80ML và 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.


Do you also have combination skin? Read our reviews on the Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra Grape Water Gel Moisturiser.