Product Review: Is The Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum Worth The Hype?


Innisfree is a Korean brand of skincare products, that has gained quite the buzz over the years, due to its green and authentic range of products. Some of the commonly known line of skincare under their portfolio include the Jeju, Bija and the green tea seed range of products. 

Today we will review the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum (from the green tea seed range) which is widely known for its hydrating, balancing and calming properties.

Manufacturer’s claim

The Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum is a 3rd generation skincare product that contains an improved formula for a clear and dewy complexion. 

This face serum is solely cultivated for skin hydration having been enriched with 16 types of amino acids. The double squeeze method as indicated on 80ml bottle is a guarantee that all active ingredients and nutrition are fully extracted from green tea leaves to create freshly squeezed green tea 2.0

80ml of the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum

It is also made through dual moisture rising technology (green tea water and seed oil) which strengthens the skin’s barrier and retains moisture in the skin for a clear and dewy complexion. 

My experience

Since this product is applied on a fresh face, it’s easy to notice its effects as per the claims indicated on the package. From my experience, having a serum made all the difference in my regimen. I was able to notice a change in how my face responded to products and the skin’s resilience in terms of moisture retention. 

Serums are quite an essential addition to a skincare routine. Due to their extra low molecular weight and potency, they can penetrate the skin and deliver the nutrients more effectively. Since the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum is highly praised for its hydration benefits, I was able to notice the same and I had a visibly smoother skin after several weeks of using it.

Applying the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum for hydration and moisture

It is watery hence the skin absorbs it very fast with no sticky feeling. This makes it suitable for different skin types including someone who has oily skin. Two to three pumps of the product are enough to give you extra hydration and needed moisture.

 It also provides a great canvas for the rest of the products to follow. Here’s more on the Korean 10 step skincare routine.


All good things come in small packages so this is one of those. This serum comes in an 80 ml pump bottle which is very convenient since your fingers never get to contaminate the rest of the product after you’re done using it.


A refreshing scent of green tea leaves. Check out how to find your scent personality


The main active ingredient in the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum is Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract. Camellia Sinensis is an antioxidant, which soothes and calm the skin. It also protects the skin from collagen degradation and discolouration, aiding in the brightening effect attributed to the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum. 

Ingredients contained in the Innisfree green tea seed serum

More on ingredients to watch out for in beauty products.

Price and availability

I bought mine on eBay for $16 but you can also find this serum on kbeauty here in Kenya.


Potency: 5 out of 5

Hydrating properties: 5 out of 5

Skin brightening: 5 out of 5

Moisturising effect: 5 out of 5

Anti-ageing effects: 4 out of 5

Would I recommend it? Definitely. This is a good balancing face serum especially if you have oily to combination skin. It isn’t just worth the hype, but it is also effective and thus worth every dime.

Courtesy of the Innisfree brand, after applying the serum you should follow up with their balancing skin (which is the toner) then an essence. I also tried their The Innisfree Jeju Orchid Eye Cream and reviewed it and it was really good.  You might want to check out this review of another cult favourite, which is the Cosrx Snail 96 Mucin Essence. 

In case you are new to Korean skincare products, here’s the Korean 10 step skincare routine explained.

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