This Anti-Sebum Cleansing Foam from Innisfree looks to be the answer to my facial oil problems. It effectively removes oils and keeps my face oil-free for hours. Unfortunately I am not loving it too much. Sometimes I feel it is a little bit too harsh that it also strips it of moisture.
And a confusion: The label says it is from Herbtea, with the brand name Innisfree also printed on it. I used to think Herbtea is a line from Innisfree, but looking at the website I can't find if it is true. It could be a collab product between two companies, so if anyone knows for certain, do enlighten me.
This cleanser contains the herbs thyme and mint. It has a very refreshing and cooling effect on skin but the scent is a little too overpowering, and I'm not even talking about a "yummy" kind of overpowering.
This is a big bottle at 150 ml, so there's enough to last months especially if you alternate this cleanser with another, probably a gentler one.
The label at the back is in Korean.
A pet peeve: messy caps and flaps. The cap of this product was designed to irritate OCDs out there.
The opening of the tube is smaller than the opening of the cap. And there is a gap between the two so product accumulates there. After squeezing some products in my hand, what's left inside the rim of the cap doesn't get suctioned back into the tube because the opening is smaller, it just stays there. So when you close the cap, the product oozes out and messes up the cap and its flap.
I used to clean it up every time, but I finally gave up. It's now covered all over with cleanser.
The cleanser has a "normal" consistency. It lathers fairly well and rinses easily. It doesn't leave any film or residue on my face. It does somehow makes my skin a little drier.
I bought this online at Hip Style Online Shop (Philippine-based). There isn't any Innisfree stores that I know, so any Innisfree products have to be bought online.
I like that it removes my oils and keep me oil free, but I don't like that it's drying out my face. I have to use this only a few times a week or else my skin would get greasier, and that would totally beat the purpose of it. I don't like the scent, although I'm starting to get used to it now. Same thing with the cap. I've just learned to live with it.
When I'm done with this, probably in 3 more months, I'm not buying this again. :/
So that's all for my review. Thanks for reading. :)