This blog post is seriously HIGHLY requested and when I say highly requested literally every single day after I posted my purchase on my Instagram Stories at least 2-3 people ask me for the review and guess what? You’re now looking at the review aka first impressions of the products that I have been trying from Innisfree Indonesia!
First of all, this is not a sponsored post, I purchased all the product myself and the review will be based on my personal experience trying the product for one week aka 7 days after the purchase and I have to point this out at the very beginning: since skincare and food review is VERY PERSONAL, so the products that match me and don’t might do the opposite to your skin, that’s just how it goes.
Innisfree just recently officially expanded & launched its brand to Indonesia last month and Central Park mall became their first launching space and outlet, followed by Senayan City where I purchased these items. The grand opening was a HUGE success and rumors speculated that they made over a billion rupiah on its first three days of launching, again this is just rumor that I heard spreading on the air, but if they really did make that much I won’t question it, the queue was seriously insane on that first three days.
Initially did not plan to purchase Innisfree products because I have been very loyal with my long term relationship with Kiehl’s and Laneige, but a few days prior the purchase when I dropped the question about your Holy Grail Skincare Regime on my IG Stories a lot of you actually recommended me to try Innisfree, and since this bitch is a sucker for skincare products I decided to try them out along with the hope that the products actually work and won’t cause any freaking breakouts!
I really did not have any idea that they were having gifts to spare and I was lucky enough to actually get the Green Tea Fresh Kit and New Member Kit. Customers will get the Green Tea Fresh Kit for free if they spend IDR 340k or above at checkout and the New Member Kit is a free complimentary when you guys signed up as members on their official website. I asked the staff there about the length of the promotion but unfortunately they couldn’t give a fixed answer because the gifts are available for giveaways WHILE STOCKS LAST, so if they’re now running out of products, even though you sign up as new members or shop IDR 340k & above, there’s a possibility that you won’t get them.
The New Member Kit consists of three mini versions of their best selling products: Orchid Enriched Cream, Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask and Green Tea Seed Serum. Now I am going to start my review from my most favorite to the least from this kit. The best for me has got to be their Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, this is a wash-off mask that’s suggested to be used maximum twice/week and the texture of the clay mask is creamy making it very easy to be applied on the face. All you need to do is basically apply an even amount on your face, wait for 15 minutes then rinse it off with warm water, PS: I did not smell any fragrance from this product, the smell was actually very natural and clay-ish if you get what I mean.
Personally, the most seen effect for me is that the clay mask helps controlling the oil & sebum on my face and I normally do the regime at night before I go to bed then followed by the green tea toner + essence + serum. I feel like everytime I do the regime the night before I woke up the next day with a fresh and well-moisturized face, dewy but not oily. HOLY GRAIL MATERIAL! (the phrase that beauty guru loves to use LOL).
To be honest I don’t really give a shit about the steps because I feel like the products with pretty much the same consistency and thickness will eventually absorbed in your skin tho and steps shouldn’t really matter because afterall skincare should give benefits to your skin, almost like make-up but not too significant, some people can go with concealer first then foundation, or even contour first before the base, so I personally think it’s totally fine to go either with the cream, essence or serum first.
The texture of the serum is watery and it dries out fast when it’s applied to your skin. I don’t know man I am not a big serum believer nor I have found one that really does all the magic trick to my skin, I expected the texture to be slightly thicker but not creamy as I found that the serum didn’t give me the amount of moisture that I expected.
I used to have a love-hate relationship with mist because I don’t know, I just feel like a lot of them are bullshit, but this one actually changed my mindset a bit because they did infuse this mist with real olive oil and after days of application, I notice that this gives extra moisture to my skin and making it feel dewier compared to the days when I didn’t apply this, the only thing that I really didn’t like is the fact that this runs out very quickly. In just a week and an average of 10 sprays per day, the mist is already gone by almost 50%, not to mention each spray didn’t feel like much (which in a way good because you want to appear dewy not wet). If you’re into super matte look then you might want to skip this.