Skin Type: Normal to oily, acne-prone and sensitive (tends to get dry patches in winter)
Earlier, I have used Innisfree bija trouble cleansing foam and Innisfree bija trouble mask. I liked both the products and thought of giving this gel cream a try. Let’s get into the review to see if it fared me like other products from Bija range.
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RM 72.00 for 50 ml
Formulated with Torreya seed oil and high Salicylic acid content (2%), this gel cream relieves troubled areas while delivering abundant moisture into your skin leaving skin looking radiant and flawless.
Contains Bija that retains excellent natural energy to dramatically improve skin condition
Bears a Citrus green herbal fragrance from Bija Forest of a thousand years
Relaxes and cleans the skin of all impurities
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Water, Propanediol, Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Salicylic Acid, Cyclohexasiloxane, Peg-8, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Torreya Nucifera Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Orchid Extract, T-Butyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Potassium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium Edta, Fragrance
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How to Use:
In the last stage of your skin care routine, apply an appropriate amount and gently smooth over face.
My Experience with Innisfree Bija Trouble Gel Cream:
Packaging: Innisfree Bija Trouble Gel Cream comes in calming blue coloured, easy to squeeze, sleek tube packaging with a screw cap. The tube has nozzle-type opening that lets you dispense the right amount of the gel. The tube itself bears directions to use and ingredients. The tube has outer cardboard packaging. The cardboard box houses all information about the product in detail. Overall, the packaging is basic, functional and travel-friendly.
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Texture: Innisfree bija trouble gel cream is a lightweight gel. The gel has very smooth texture. The consistency is just perfect; neither thin nor thick. It glides over the skin so smoothly and easily. The gel is almost transparent in appearance.
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Fragrance: When talking about fragrance, it is very similar to Innisfree bija trouble mask. The only difference is that gel cream has strong herbal tones to it. Though the fragrance is herbal, it’s too strong for my liking. I have a sensitive nose, and I find the fragrance very strong and off-putting. However, after a couple of minutes of application, the fragrance dissipates.
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Usage/Result: It is directed to use at the last stage of skin care by applying appropriate amount over face. I smooth out a pea size amount of this gel cream over my face after applying toner and serum. I apply this cream individually in morning, but at night I use it as spot treatment. The gel cream spreads easily over the skin, but takes a few minutes to get absorbed into the skin. Sometimes, when I apply cream more than needed, it takes more time for this cream to sink in. Also, it makes the eyebrows sticky so it better to steer clear and not apply this gel cream near eyebrows.
After getting absorbed, this gel creams makes my skin super hydrated, smooth and soft, but at the same time makes complexion dull. It does not feel heavy on the skin, but leaves sheen on skin which takes time to disappear. This gel cream helps in calming and soothing the skin. I have noticed that before applying this gel cream, the pores around nose looked smaller, but after applying they appear larger.
As the result of regular usage, bija gel cream helps in speeding up the healing process of acne. It makes them dry faster with minimal scarring. Hence, now I use it as spot treatment only. While it works effectively as spot treatment, it does not prevent pimples that effectively. When talking about fading spots, there is very minimal effect, not appreciable one.
Overall, this gel cream hydrates the skin very well making it soft and smooth. It speeds up the healing process of acne without any major scarring. It also helps in calming skin and relaxes it. However, on the negative side, it has strong herbal fragrance and makes the complexion look dull.
Pros of Innisfree Bija Trouble Gel Cream:
- Easy to use, travel-friendly packaging.
- Contains torreya seed oil and salicylic acid.
- Hydrates skin.
- Speeds up the acne healing process.
- Soothes skin.
- Makes skin soft and smooth.
- Works effectively as a spot treatment gel.
Cons of Innisfree Bija Trouble Gel Cream:
- Strong medicinal/herbal fragrance.
- Makes complexion dull.
- Not much effective in preventing acne/pimples.
- Sometimes makes pores look larger.
- Leaves a sheen on skin.
- Very slight effect on spots.
IMBB Rating: 3.5/5
Do I Recommend Innisfree Bija Trouble Gel Cream?
You can give it a try if you love strong herbal fragrance.
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