Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum Review

People say it is impossible to please anyone, but there are products in the market which definitely pleases everyone, earning a ‘cult-favorite’ tag. Those products have a dedicated, passionate fan base that purchase and keep on repurchasing the product and also recommend those to others, thus spreading the ‘good name’.  Most of the time those ‘cult-favorite’ products are actually so brilliantly made and skillfully tackle the problems that the hype around those seems real and well deserved.

Today, I am here with the review of such a cult-favorite product from the house of Innisfree, a product that have gained a loyal fan base over the years, Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum. So lets see if this ‘cult-favorite’ product could become my favorite or not…

Product Description, Ingredients, Price and Quantity:-

Also available in Rs. 1950 for 80ml.

Where to Buy:-
Nykaa or Innisfree Official Website and Brand Stores across the globe.

The serum comes in a green translucent bottle with a pump dispenser and a cap. The bottle further comes housed in a green cardboard box where all the details are mentioned. The box is sturdy and travel-friendly.

My Experience with Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum:-
I have used quite a few products from Innisfree before and most of them were really good (you can read the review of Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Cleansing Oil  HERE).. Moreover, this is my first ever serum, so I was naturally very excited to try this.
The serum is pale milky white with a thin, runny, slippery consistency. It smells decent, nothing that my sensitive nose doesn’t like. A little is needed and the thin watery texture helps in easy blending. But you have to be really cautious about the quantity, otherwise you will be left with sticky skin. I have normal skin and just a single pump in enough for my entire face and neck. Innisfree recommends using a heavier product just after using the serum, like a thick lotion or cream to prevent the water from evaporating.

This serum has a dual moisturising and hydrating technology, which means that it is meant to provide immense hydration and moisturisation to your skin. And yes, true to the claims the hydration it provides is good enough. Being said that, I haven’t seen any long-term result other than temporary hydration. Also, it takes time to get absorbed. It kind of sits on my skin, rather than penetrating deep down the layers. I have to work hard patting it in. I have been using it for the past 5 months now and I don’t really feel that it has made any difference to my skin. Definitely my skin feels hydrated, softer and smoother when I apply this, but for just a few hours. Once I wash my face, even with just water, I can literally feel the serum melting down my skin.
But the good thing is, it didn’t break me out or caused any irritation/ allergy.

Final Thoughts:-
Overall, it is an average product for me. Nor do I love it, nor do I hate it. It hasn’t really made my skin any better or worse. I have tried using this alone and under my moisturiser (as Innisfree recommended), I have used this during day and at night, but nothing could make it work. I can do without this product completely. I am almost half way through my bottle, and I am wondering what to do with the rest. It didn’t really wow me enough to keep it around. It is not at all as soothing as I hoped, sits on my face and worst thing is it contains alcohol, which I realised while writing the review. I should really research well before buying stuff. I spend a bomb buying this and I’m truly underwhelmed.

Will I repurchase? Will I recommend Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum to others?
Of course not! My expectations were so high for this hyped-up product, but it completely failed to wow me. Not my kind of product. With the price paid, I just wish it had stronger actives that pack a larger punch other than just providing temporary hydration.
So if you are just looking for a decent hydrator, you can give it a try. But, if you are looking for anything beyond hydration, this won’t work for you.


Have you used Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum? Or anything from the range? Have you used anything from the house of Innisfree? Do you have your favourites? Let us know J


  1. I've not tried this, but have enjoyed the Innisfree products I have tried. This one sounds like it is just disappointing, and I am glad to see just how much experiences vary with it!

  2. Aww man, that’s such a bummer that this product didn’t impress you. And I think it’s so strange that a serum would contain alcohol — that seems counterintuitive to what a serum should be doing for your skin..?

  3. Great review and I appreciate the well thought out post based from your experience

  4. I love serums and use them daily but this won't be on my list.

  5. I've seen so many products infused with green tea lately and I've been wanting to try them. I think that I'm going to skip on this one though.

  6. Thanks for your great review - it looks like a pass for me too

  7. I bet I would love the scent but not sure I need the item.

  8. Bummer is didn't live up to your expectations, but great to know!

  9. That sucks that it didn't live up to the hype. Maybe the alcohol is preventing it from getting absorbed?

  10. oooh what a bummer. I hate spending a bomb on something that doesn't benefit...I'm sure we all do

  11. I was not a huge fan of this serum either, it was just 'meh' at best. Thank you for the honest review!

  12. Totally skiposki this one.. someone siggesugg this to me..good i did not buy yet...

  13. Totally skipping this one.. someone suggested this to me..good i did not buy yet...


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