Innisfree Jeju Orchid Fluid Review:
I was super excited when this product was announced (and later again when it came out) since fluids usually mean “reduced skin care”. Usually (and in this case) a fluid replaces everything between the cleanser and the cream. Which sounds like a super amazing idea!
I know Innisfree already had fluids before, but not from my second favorite line – and not from their most popular line. I must tell you right away, this fluid isn’t as popular as I thought it would be, and definitely not as popular as Innisfree was aiming it to be. But is it good, bad, or just suffering from bad marketing?
+ Hyaluronic acid and ß-glucan care the skin balance with smooth and ample moisture.
+ Orchid elixir 2.0™ tends the tired and aging skin with healthy and elastic nutrition.
+ Milk texture fills the skin quickly and smoothly with ample and vital moisture.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Triethylhexanoin, Squalane, Dimethicone, Niancinamide, Peg-60 Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Peg-20 Glyceryl Isostearate, 1,2-hexanediol, Propanediol, Carbomer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Fragrance, Potassium Hydroxide, Adenosine, Disodium Edta, Hyaluronic Acid, Betaglucan, Betaine, Glucose, Orchid Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol
Volume: 100 ml
How to use:
Quick and easy care: in the final stage after cleansing, gently pump the fluid one or two times onto your entire face. (they mean one or two pumps and apply to the face)
Soothing care: in the first stage after cleansing, take an appropriate amount and apply it to the area that needs soothing. Gently massage it into your skin to help absorption.
My Skin Type: Combination, sensitive, aging
Innisfree Jeju Orchid Fluid Review:
I mention this so many times but I don’t get tired of this.
So, as we know normal ink isn’t made out of natural ingredients for the most of it. And lots of printing inks are full of metals. Yes, society (some part of it at least) is making those inks better but none of them are as not-bad to the environment as soy ink.
Soy ink takes aaaages to dry, it takes a very big effort to give it strong pigmentation.
Which always makes me proud of Innisfree: even though it’s an impractical ink they still use it to promote their environmental friendly side. And right under it they say that this paper can be recycled.
The bottle itself is super normal, press it down and it squeezes some product out. Keeps it clean though, that’s all I can say about it. It gives you almost all the product until the end, at the very end you unscrew it and you got maybe 3 or 4 more usages before you’re done.
But as I said, it keeps the product clean so yay.
Here is one squeeze. When I use full skin care I use two squeezes for my whole face and neck, and when I use reduced skin care I use three squeezes for my face and neck.
It’s more liquid than a lotion – it’s as liquid as a thick toner. It melts on the skin and spreads the easiest I’ve ever seen! It feels almost like water, it absorbs well and completely.
Now what I’ve noticed is that it gets sticky once you layer it with itself so it’s better to add another pump in the beginning and pat it until it absorbs than applying it in two different layers. How sticky does it get? Innisfree Orchid Essence level of sticky. Which is fine by me but not to some other people.
The smell matches the whole collection, but being on the group of thinner products from the collection it smells fresher than the cream and the essence, for example. I love it, but as with any product of the collection – if you don’t like scented skin care don’t even come close to this. If you don’t mind scent, this one should be fine.
So I’ll separate the main part of the review into full routine and reduced routine. But one thing that I noticed in both of them is that it always needs a toner or FTE otherwise it feels heavy, your skin feels clogged and maybe even sticky. Also, it is always soothing and relieves the skin and it has this energizing ability close to an essence.
So, let’s begin.
In the full routine I cleansed my face (tried it of course with proper cleansing foam, and also with only cleansing water, I tried everything I could think of). Then I applied a first treatment essence or a toner (I’ve started applying one or the other, but in this case the important part is watery first step), then I applied this Orchid fluid. It feels so refreshing and revitalizing at this point! My skin feels full of energy. Since I was trying a full routine at this point I continued. Applying a moist essence, localized/spot treatment, lotion, eye cream, moisturizing cream, mist.
The quality of the photos looks so different because the second one was at night. I wanted to show how moisturized and vitalized my skin looked on the same day but with different routines. You know, different days have different levels of dryness, of sensitiveness, etc.
So for the reduced routine I washed my face. At first I went straight to the fluid, eye cream, and cream on top.
But after I figured I really needed a liquid first step, I cleansed, FTE/toner, Orchid Fluid, eye cream, cream.
My skin feels fully moisturized and comfortable enough during the day. But it doesn’t make the skin feel magical, and it doesn’t make the fluid feel as awesome as it did with the full routine.
In the end I figured the most comfortable skin care and the way to take the most advantage of this product was to replace only the essences and serums, and the spot treatment in my case. But since lots of people (like me) apply 2 or 3 essences and a spot treatment, and a lotion on top of that, having my routine that reduced is already a great step.
What I did in the end was cleanse, tone, fluid, eye moisturizer, face moisturizer, mist. If you’re one who doesn’t use eye moisturizer then that leaves you with 4 steps but the whole feeling and sensation of a full essence treatment. I didn’t miss any of the essences (not the FTE and not the moisturizing essence) and it actually felt better than having those two in my routine.
When it comes to cleanse, fluid, moisturize? That’s a no for me. I feel that my nose pores were clogging, my skin was feeling heavier than it should.
So, it’s not the magical element they claimed, but it’s an amazing, light, essence that also allows you to skip the lotion.
Do I recommend it? Yes. As an essence, or lotion, or both – it’s an amazing product. And it helped me reduce my skin care.
I’ve been using this almost since it came out and I don’t want complicated skin care anymore.
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Have you tried Innisfree Jeju Orchid Fluid?
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