So, I have been in a struggle for a few months, trying to get rid of my blemishes and trying to normalize my pores’ shapes (they’re supposed to be round, but mine have all sorts of shapes). According to an examination I did in the Innisfree store, where they measure your skin everything-levels, my blemishes and pores could be solved with one of two essences. This one, or the one from the orchid collection. So, for starters I chose Innisfree Jeju Lava Sea Water Deep Essence.
Just to break the suspense, it did work, but I will still try the other one, in case it works better for my specific case. Below I will analyze the essence independently of my skin goal, and focusing solely on the feeling and sensation, also the effects of this essence!
As it says on the package, a moisture-boosting anti-aging line formulated with Jeju lava seawater that activates skin hydration energy for a firm and smooth skin.
And, as it doesn’t say anywhere but according to the workers in the store, the most hydrating essence that is not heavy nor greasy, but moisturizes enough even for dry skin.
>>The several websites say, and this is a quote:
1. Powerful moisturizing energy of Jeju lava seawater produced during the creation of Jeju Island. Jeju lava seawater with special minerals gives a boost to skin hydration to help the skin fight against onset of aging.
2. Highly functional barrier with three types of moisturizing factors. Jeju lava seawater strengthens three types of moisturizing factors as well as natural moisturizing factors to build up a strong moisture barrier.
3. Light formula, but powerful deep hydration anti-aging effect . Refreshing Water Formula is quickly absorbed into the skin in order to moisturize it while at the same time, energize the skin to keep it well-moisturized.
>>Regarding the ingredients, this is what they claim:
1. Jeju lava seawater, born through a journey lasting hundreds of thousands of years: Jeju lava seawater filtered by Jeju volcanic bedrock over hundreds of thousands of years.
2. Antioxidative water maintaining constant temperature and pH level: Compositions and level of salt are maintained regardless of environmental conditions.
3. Special properties of lava seawater: Volcanic bedrock adds special minerals to seawater as it permeates through.
Well, it sounds promising!
Sea Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Squalane, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/dicaprate, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Adenosine, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Tromethamine, Polysorbate 20, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
How to use:
Use one or two pumps at the essence step of your skincare routine and gently apply all over the face.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, blemished, sensitive, and allergic.
Innisfree Jeju Lava Sea Water Deep Essence Review:
I guess I have a lot to say about this product. First, I love it when cosmetic bottles are transparent so that you can control how much product you have left – accurately. Instead of guessing, that never really quite worked for me.
Anyway, at the first pump the product comes out sort of messy, but after that one this is just how prettily you can control the outcoming product.
Also, the package itself it very nice, a platform comes up with each pump so that there will be no unreachable product left on the corners and bottom of the bottle. (This is the reason why I’m showing the almost used up bottle instead of the one I have in storage for next time)
When I put it on my skin it feels light, lighter than some lotions if I might add. It seems like it will slowly slide down if I tilt my hand.
Spreading the product, it feels very watery, it spreads easily, it’s not sticky at all! It smells fresh, it feels fresh, it’s like the first cold breeze at the end of summer. I think the name ‘seawater’ really is appropriate in this case!
While I was spreading it I felt some small… sand-like texture. To this day I still have no idea what it is, but eventually they dissolve onto the skin so they might be minerals, salt, that sort of thing. I don’t know what they are, but they are what makes this essence different from others from the several Innisfree water collections.
The remaining feeling is light, not the sticky feeling you get from some essences. As soon as it absorbs you can proceed with your routine as it isn’t heavy nor uncomfortable.
I enjoy using this product. For that personal reason I told you before I want to try more essences, but I know this one is one I can always return to.
It feels light, not sticky, and still my skin feels nourished and, this is a key word, incredibly hydrated.
Where to buy:
Have you tried Innisfree Jeju Lava Sea Water Deep Essence?
Do share your thoughts in comments 🙂