Anyone looking for some anti-aging prevention? As someone reaching her mid-twenties soon, I find myself unconsciously gravitating to products formulated to turn back time (though, really, it’s not a huge deal to age, guys!) if not just to further strengthen my beauty basics in this area early on. And what better way than some Innisfree products that’s always accessible?
Said to originate from Jeju Island, Innisfree’s Jeju Lava Seawater line consists mainly of Jeju volcanic seawater from underground pools, where water has seeped through volcanic rocks, clarified and thus is said to be enriched with various minerals. With this, it is said that the Lava Seawater helps to enhance collagen production by increasing moisture and plumpness by activating its three hydration factors (Filaggrin, Caspase-14/AQP3).
Sounds pretty interesting, right? Well, let’s see if these lofty claims ring true!
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. Powerful deep hydration effect
It provides a wealth of moisture and nutrients to balance the oil-moisture level in the skin and form a strong moisturizing barrier on the skin’s surface.
Sea Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Propanediol, Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sucrose Stearate, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Dimethiconol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Adenosine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.
Deep blue-tinted transparent plastic bottle with an opaque blue screw cap. Once twisted open, there is a white plastic stopper which you’d remove to see a normal wide-mouthed bottle opening, and replace once more after use to prevent unwanted leakages.
PERIOD AFTER OPENING (PAO):
HOW TO USE:
Take an adequate amount after using the essence and gently apply it all over the face and neck.
Moderately strong herbal scent with slight sea water notes. It’s not far off from the “typical Innisfree scent” as the ingredients listed does include more or less similar plant extracts from their other lines, and does include Fragrance.
However, the scent does dissipate once the lotion absorbs into the skin, so I’m not terribly fussed. I wouldn’t choose to use it if I’m already experiencing a headache, though.
Creamy emulsion texture which overall feels quite light-weight at first but leans more to the heavy side in terms of final finish. But the white lotion does spread and absorb easily into the skin, which is nice. Forms a nice, moisturised feel on the skin after use, and layers fine under sunscreen and heavier creams if needed. But can feel greasy if over-applied.
MY SKIN TYPE:
Sensitive (prone to redness and irritation), combination-dry, acne-prone and dehydrated.
I’ve been using the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater Lotion for a few months now, and I find it to be a good product if you’re looking to try the seawater-based product trend. While I’m still unsure if the claims held true for me in terms of the anti-aging part, I do find it very moisturising and just rich enough to suit our Malaysian weather. Though, I’d definitely only recommend this for those with dry skin types – oily skin people, turn the other way please!
All in all, I don’t find this a particularly groundbreaking product from Innisfree, but it’s decent. I hate the product dispenser, though. Due to texture of the lotion, a pump dispenser would have been a much better option! Also, I would definitely advise using only a minimal amount for the whole face, especially if you’re prone to clogged pores like me — especially with our humid climate.
*TIP: If you have the kind of cotton pads that are sponge-like and don’t absorb too much product (eg. Silcot Uru-uru Puff), then I do recommend dispensing the lotion onto the pads and then patting it into your skin. This way, you’ll be able to apply the appropriate amount of moisture your skin truly needs, and also reduces the risk of clogging your pores!