(Review) Innisfree: Green Tea Balancing Cleansing Oil


Another cleansing oil review from Innisfree! They recently came out with a new line for cleansing oils and I had to try the green tea balancing oil after falling in love with the Apple Juicy Cleansing oil. I'm here to share my thoughts and opinions on this product!

The product claims to have fresh green tea water squeezed out from organically grown fresh green tea leaves is rich in amino acids and minerals that moisturize and brighten skin that's dehydrated by cleansing. Jeju green tea provides vitality and deep hydration to your skin.
The directions tell you to apply it onto dry face massaging the face and then rinsing your face with lukewarm water. 

There are three other products to this line: Green Tea Fresh Cleansing Oil, Green Tea Moisture Cleansing oil and Green Tea Cleansing Water. They are all slightly different and suit different skin types. I bought the Balancing one because I though it would be the best for my combination skin. 

I checked the ingredients of this product and it contains plenty of good herb and fruit extracts such as green tea, tangerine and satsuma. It is free from parabens and harsh chemicals. To me there is no distinctive smell either so it is good for people who are sensitive to smells.

Since the bottle is opaque I thought the product would be white in colour but nope as you can see in the pic above the oil is completely clear! The texture is really like any other cleansing oil....
It feels nice to massage all over the face and washes away easy. My face doesn't feel tight or too dry after using it. 

In terms of how well it cleanses away makeup, I had to put it to test! Starting from the left I have eyeshadow, glitter eyeliner, waterproof liquid liner, waterproof eyeliner, 16h stay eyeliner, Etude House BB cushion and Missha BB cushion on my hand.

Rubbing with Cleansing Oil

After washing with water
As you can see in the pics above, it completely gets rid of everything else except waterproof liquid eyeliner but there is only a minor residue left behind. Since it is not really meant to be an eye makeup remover anyway, the cleansing power is very good

I used Apple Juicy Cleansing Oil from Innisfree before this one and, I think for my combination skin and especially during the winter, this one might be better for my skin since it's really not harsh at all for my dryness prone skin. To those with combination skin that's more on the oily side or people with oily skin I would recommend to try out the Green Tea Fresh Cleansing oil which would help with oil control better than this one. 

Pros: image
  • Cleanses away impurities
  • Cleanses makeup
  • Doesn't strip off all oils from skin
  • Suitable for most skin types
  • Makes skin feel refreshing
  • Personally none

In conclusion, I am yet again very happy with another Innisfree Cleansing Oil and I have to say that at the moment I prefer this over the Apple Juicy Cleansing Oil. It cleanses away all the makeup and other nastiness from my face and feels refreshing. It doesn't leave a dry or tight feeling to my skin! I really think that Innisfree has thought about all sort of skin types when making this line of cleansing oils and there is bound to be one that will suit your skin type. Personally I feel that the Green Tea Balancing Cleansing oils would suit people with combination skin that's on the dryer side rather than one the oily side and also suit people with sensitive skin or normal skin type.

You can get it from Testerkorea for 15,840KRW (approx. 9GBP or 15USD).

Have a good beginning of the week!


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