|REVIEW| The Only Blue - Innisfree Bija Trouble Lotion

innisfree bija trouble lotion review
For you to see how much product there is in this little Innisfree tube!

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BLUE IS THE NEW BLACK
I have a thing with blue the colour. When I was tidying my wardrobe I realised more than half of my clothes are blue. I didn't know I'm such a blue person! I've always thought I'm a... Well I've actually never thought what colour person I am before until today. But BLUE! No offence, blue is a beautiful colour! I just never see myself as someone who'd own so much blue in my wardrobe. Did we just go off a tangent?

THE ONLY BLUE
Here's what the title means. This is the only blue product in my small beauty collection, as far as I can tell (I just turned my head to check my vanity, yes, the only blue). So it stands out in the 'crowd' and I hope its performance will follow suit. Well, using 'hope' at this point is kind of unsuitable because I've already tried out the product for almost a week, and I already can tell if it's my cup of (tea? no) lotion. Read on!

innisfree trouble lotion review
Innisfree Bija Trouble Lotion (RM60 for 100ML)

GUESS IT IN THE COMMENT!
I wonder just by reading those first two introductory paragraphs that I usually put in for every product, can you tell if I am going to recommend it? Let's play a game. Scroll to the very bottom now, no peeking! Comment your guess and come back to continue reading! I know this seems a bit pointless since you can totally just read on and get the answer, but if you don't mind and want to be silly with me, feel free!

p.s. no prize if you guess it right :{

SMELLS LIKE YARROW
Have you had yarrow tea before? This oil-free moisturiser smells just like it! Or at least I think so. On Innisfree's website they however state it to be the scent of pine + juniper berries that makes it smell forest-y hence can be used to help relax your mind and body. I personally would agree to the last part since the smell is indeed super comforting, although it fades away within just 5 seconds of application.

innisfree bija trouble facial foam

Here's the ingredient list (CoSDNA):
Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Squalane, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Cyclohexasiloxane, Torreya Nucifera Seed Oil, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (natural BHA i.e. salicylic acid), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Niacinamide, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, *Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, *Cetyl Alcohol, Silica, Octyldodecanol, PEG-75 Stearate, Sucrose Polystearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyacrylate-13, Ceteth-20, *Steareth-20PEG-100 StearatePolysorbate 20, Polyisobutene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, PhenoxyethanolFragrance (Citrus green herbal fragrance)
Note: Bolded are the star ingredients in the product whereas underlined are those flagged as 3 & above under 'Safety index' in CoSDNA. Safety index ranges from 1-9 and the lower the number means the less hazardous. Those with asterisk (*) are more likely to cause acne than those without.

Innisfree also states on the package that this follows the 6-free system, i.e. free from parabens, synthetic colorants, mineral oil, animal-originated ingredients, artificial fragrances and imidazolidinyl urea.

WHITE LOTION???
In my mind, lotion is more watery than cream and is supposed to be lighter. I was worried it might feel oily because I've never used lotion on my face before. I have combination skin and I know cream products sometimes break me out especially on my T-zone. I wonder how a lotion will perform? Before I get it on my face, I first put it to a patch test on my hand. So let's look at some pictures! Don't worry, nothing gross is coming up to haunt your nightmares this time.

innisfree trouble spot essence
No product on my skin - sorry, a bit out of focus HAHA

innisfree jejubija anti trouble lotion
The white bija lotion on my skin before spreading it out - focus is back!

innisfree anti trouble lotion
Good news! It looks pretty matte on the skin after I patted it in and the texture is super thin!

MATTE, LIGHT, NON-STICKY & NO WHITE CAST
I don't know about you but I'm all about a comfortable feeling lotion which can fit right into my current skincare routine. To fit in, the product must be: not oily (duh, it's oil free!), super lightweight, not sticky and makes me look good. HAHA! 

First, it goes on matte without leaving me looking like the skin of a dolphin (shiny, get it?). I'm 'blessed' with an oily nose and oil is the last thing I'm looking for to add to my oily nose, so, check. It is extremely lightweight my serum feels just right underneath it, check. I sometimes feel I can even layer another layer of gel moisturiser on it just because it's so light and doesn't feel sticky, check! Lastly, I don't see my face looking any paler than usual, so there is no white cast, check! This baby has just ticked off all the right boxes to send itself onto my "MUST USE AT NIGHT" list and I haven't even talked about what it can do. 

innisfree bija anti trouble lotion
It comes with a screwing lid

GIMME MORE
I am now using this every night. The lotion is not causing me any trouble despite what CoSDNA might have suggested for some of its ingredients. After putting on the C20 Vitamin C Serum, I squeeze out a little of the bija trouble lotion on my palm. I then spread it out on my palms, apply it to my face and massage lightly until the lotion is fully absorbed by my skin. 

I always want to use more than I'm supposed to because this lotion is just so lightweight. It feels great even when I'm wearing it under Malaysia's super hot weather! That means this lotion can fit perfectly into a multi-step routine without weighing too much on the skin. 

CLEAN AND CLEAR
In terms of performance, it moisturises my skin pretty well and has been keeping it clear since I started using it. Not a shock factor though, that is what Innisfree promotes it for! Other than those, there has been nothing special. My skin doesn't look super pretty the next day like what the Laneige Sleeping Mask does (I don't expect it to anyway). It just looks well-hydrated and that's it.

innisfree bija anti trouble skin

A FRAGILE FEELING TUBE
Do you know that kind of sound a super old plastic tube produces when you squeeze it a little? The tube produces just the same noise when I tried to squeeze some product out of it. I almost thought it's going to die! But when I check the expiry date, it says 23 March 2020, which means this Innisfree lotion should be quite young. 

p.s. I found out later the sound comes from the friction between the screwing cap and the tube LOL

OKAY THIS IS SPECIAL
This is so special it deserves a section on its own. I remember reading this from elsewhere that Innisfree's packagings (the box and the product container itself) are all printed with soy ink. Soy ink is made from soybeans hence more environmental friendly as it makes it easier for papers to be recycled. This box of trouble lotion is printed with soy ink too and I'm glad someone came up with such a smart idea to conserve the environment and protect the Mother Nature.

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DID I ALSO MENTION..
This one came with Swanicoco A.C Control Care Skintoner in the Trouble Breaker Box by Althea. An unboxing review is coming on this Saturday with all products summarised in a long post! I know it is weird this comes before the unboxing review, but I feel this will be less confusing to introduce every product in there to you beforehand. Want to know why? Be sure to stay tuned through Bloglovin'  (follow button on the right →) for updates!

RECOMMEND?
Yes, if you live in a hot country and you're looking to buy a new moisturiser. I probably wouldn't buy this product myself if it hadn't come in a beauty box because I'm worried what lotion might do to my oily T-zone. But this really surprised me and the torreya seed extract inside seems to be working quite well at keeping my skin clear for the few days I'm using it. Haven't got any new angry blemishes so far! Repurchase? Very likely, only RM60 for 100ML and it works!

Buy it here:

Althea Korea - RM60

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Thank you for reading, see you in the next post!

The product is sent to me in the Althea Trouble Breaker Box for review purposes by Althea Korea. Check out their website on http://althea.kr.
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