I reviewed the Innisfree Skin Balancing Skin Ex just before this review and it is a product from Korea’s cult favourite skincare brand. Today we shall have a look at a very similarly named Innisfree product which is the Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Lotion Ex.
It is worth noting that although the Innisfree Balancing lotion and the Innisfree Balancing Skin Ex, have balancing benefits, each is used at a different step in your skincare routine and for a different purpose. More on the Korean 10 step skincare routine
The Innisfree green tea balancing skin ex is a low viscosity skincare product that suitable for oily and combination skin. It is made with green tea and enriched 16 amino acids for a soft, supple and dewy look.
My experience & what I liked
You would think that layering skincare products would leave your face feeling heavy and sticky but this is not the case. As the last step of your skincare routine, (well, almost last because you still need your eye cream then sunscreen) applying this lotion works to seal in the moisture, and replenish your skin with a natural glow. The Innisfree Balancing Skin Lotion Ex is a very lightweight product so it blends easily, gets absorbed fast and leaves your skin feeling smooth and silky.
It is not greasy so you don’t have to worry about it ruining your foundation. It actually provides a good base for makeup, particularly if you like a dewy finish as I do. The packaging is also very convenient for it prevents spillage and contamination.
The green tea line of Innisfree skincare products smell almost the same but with just a slight variation. Since they are made to soothe and calm the skin, the scent is subtle and very natural. The Innisfree Balancing Lotion is a milky product that smells like green tea leaves.
How to use
After applying the Innisfree Balancing Skin EX, I follow up with the Cosrx mucin essence, then seal all the moisture with the Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Lotion Ex. A small amount of the lotion goes a long way to cover my face and neck.
This lotion is slightly less viscous than the eye cream so after applying it, I finish off with the Innisfree Jeju Orchid eye cream.
Unlike its predecessor, this Innisfree Balancing Skin Lotion is 3.5 times more enriched. It is made with fresh green tea water from Jeju island, obtained by the double squeeze method.
This green tea water contains 16 amino acids, which provide nutrients, hydration and moisturising benefits to the skin.
Other ingredients include water, propanediol, pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, 1-2 Hexanediol, Hydrogenated policy6-14 olefin, C-14-22 Alcohols, Carbomer, Tromethamine, C12-20 Alkyl glucoside, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyglycerin, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Glycine Soja oil (Soybean), Glucose, Althaea Officinalis root extract.
Scent: 5 out of 5
Moisturising effect: 5 out of 5
Balancing effect: 5 out of 5
Soothing effect: 5 out of 5
Cost & availability
The Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin lotion goes for $16.38 on eBay equivalent to Ksh1700. This is where I got mine from, although, you can get it from other online shops including Amazon or Kbeauty here in Kenya.
I would recommend this product to someone with oily to combination skin or someone with sensitive skin. If you are wondering what Korean skincare product would match your skin type, check out this list of the best Korean products.
Here are other Innisfree products you should check out.