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I always start my day with a cup of tea – Earl Grey first and then a few cups of a green one blended with some fruits. But recently, tea made an appearance even earlier with the innisfree Hydrating Cleansing Foam with Green Tea that smells exactly like the one I drink. Now I am a bit of a cleanser snob – I have tried so many over the years that it takes quite a bit to truly impress me, but I admit the scent was already a good start.
But of course there has to be more to a cleanser then the scent – how did the rest work out?
And if you are curious about what I thought about the rest of the innisfree Green Tea products I purchased in New York, here is my overview:
What the innisfree Hydrating Cleansing Foam with Green Tea claims
Refreshing cleansing foam with Jeju Green Tea Extract hydrates skin while whisking away dirt and impurities, leaving skin feeling clean.
Facts about the innisfree Hydrating Cleansing Foam with Green Tea
Prize and size
One tube contains 150 ml and is available for 10 € on the website here. It has a flip cap, which I like, and is a lighter green than the rest of the innisfree Green Tea products.
Texture and smell
It comes out of the tube almost as a white cream that lathers up when in contact with water, but keeps that cream like feeling. There is a subtle, yet noticeable slightly fruity tea scent that I, as mentioned above, really enjoy.
How to use the innisfree Hydrating Cleansing Foam with Green Tea
According to the brand it can be used morning and night, but while it gets rid of makeup quite well, it can sometimes sting my eyes when they are sensitive, so I prefer using it in the mornings or as a second cleanse. I do wear contacts on a daily basis though, so my eyes are a little more sensitive than yours might be.
You will not need a cloth to remove it, it rinses clean, and it leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated.
Ingredients of the innisfree Hydrating Cleansing Foam with Green Tea
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When you look at the ingredients, you will see that Glycerin and Green Tea Extract are listed before water, but keep in mind that even if 17,27 % of Green Tea Extract might sound impressive, the percentage you’d really want to know about is the percentage of the polyphenols and they aren’t listed. (More info: The benefits of Green Tea Extract in skincare)
It also uses several fatty acids for cleansing out of which the Lauric Acid is the one I want to give a shoutout as there is some data that it might help reduce acne bacteria, so maybe interesting for you if you suffer from acne. You will also find fragrance and alcohol in the list, the latter most likely as part of the extract. (More info: Is fragrance in skincare dangerous? and Is alcohol in skincare bad for the skin?)
Does it live up to its claims?
Its is a refreshing, hydrating cleanser with Green Tea.
How does it compare to…
107 Chaga Jelly Low pH Cleanser
I admit I picked this one because it also smells like tea for me, just not like the slightly fruity green tea, but more like a cup of Earl Grey with milk. Both cleansers are refreshing and hydrating, but the Chaga Jelly Cleanser has more of a gel texture rather than a cream and features the Chaga mushroom as main ingredient – although it does contain Green Tea Extract as well.
Both are great as morning or second cleanse and while the 107 Chaga Jelly Cleanser is still my favorite, that is based solely on the scent and not on a superior performance.
You can read my full review of the 107 Chaga Jelly Low pH Cleanser here.
Would I repurchase and which skin types do I recommend the innisfree Hydrating Cleansing Foam with Green Tea to?
Yes, this is definitely one of the cleansers I would consider repurchasing as it is hydrating and soothing on my sometimes slightly irritated skin. While the combination of ingredients might make it especially good for those looking for a supportive cleanser for their acne skincare routine, I feel it would work on all skin types.
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