Innisfree Bija Cica Balm Review:
As an avid Innisfree fan of course I wanted to try this product as soon as it was announced. Of course I took the opportunity and applied for a tester set of 5 days. Innisfree Bija Cica Balm was released with the same base idea of the previous True Care Cica Intensive balm, and everyone in Korea went crazy as soon as it came out. It doesn’t retail for a particularly cheap price, 22000 KRW, but also not expensive enough that it would stop people from trying it. Continue reading if it really worth the hype or not.
+ Innisfree Bija Cica Balm claims to protect the skin against external irritants while helping relieve already irritated skin.
+ 90% natural ingredients.
+ 4X highly purified centella asiatica helps in the care of damaged skin.
+ Bija oil and D-pantenol nourish a strong and healthy skin.
Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Squalene, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Madecassoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Torreya Nucifera Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Orchid Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Panthenol, C12-16 Alcohols, Diisostearyl Malate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polysorbate 60, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymr, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Tromethamine, Disodium Edta, 1,2-hexanediol
How to use:
>Apply evenly all over face before applying facial cream. So, it’s the last step before the facial cream.
>For spots: apply thickly on affected area.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, blemished, sensitive, and allergic.
Innisfree Bija Cica Balm Review:
Looking at the package, it is just like every other Innisfree package – simple, made out of recycled paper, printed in soy ink, no ‘pretty’ or ‘interesting’ points to remark. But again, like every Innisfree package, its simplicity is comforting as we have certain expectations for the product inside.
The product, as soon as you open it looks like something a doctor would prescribe. There is no big noticeable smell, and it comes out in the consistency of a medium thickness cream, rather than a Vaseline or lip balm consistency, which is what I expected.
However, just like Vaseline it spreads extremely well, so don’t worry about putting a big amount, 1cm line should be more than enough (except for specific spots).
As expected from Innisfree, it is full of flowers and plant extracts, even though it doesn’t show in the scent.
I started using it on February 7. And yes, I did memorize the date. Because my skin was horrible and by valentines it was ready to go on a date with little to no make up! As I have a sun allergy, I also have a lot of ‘beauty marks’ (nothing can be done about those) and light freckles which have become lighter after using this.
Here I had used the product exactly once. I’m sorry, I deleted the very first photo I took before starting treatment since it was way too gross.
The above image shows how my skin looks today. Way less irritated, both in color and in bumps, I haven’t had many breakouts, not many allergies either. A couple of days ago I had an allergy on the border of my lips, I used this and it had a very quick relieving effect (it was itching like hell before) and on the morning after I had no irritation at all!
I have been using it ever since I bought it, and I do not intend on stopping! It is, hands down, the product with the fastest and most effective result since I have arrived to Korea.
Sensitive and blemished skins, pink heads (I honestly don’t think it will be too effective on white heads unless they are irritated – pink all around), and definitely blemished skin should try this product.
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