Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Lotion EX Review

Innisfree Green Tea range is making a huge round among skin care enthusiasts. The fact that it has green tea extracts in it and it has amazing hydration properties, the products are not only helping in improving the texture of the skin but also providing it with the much essential moisture. Since you all know how crazy I am for Innisfree products, I thought of trying out the basic product of the range - Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Lotion Ex. On the pack it says, Enriched with freshly double squeezed green tea from Jeju Island to deliver abundant moisture and nourishment deep into your skin. Let's see what it has got!

According to the Brand

Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin is a liquid toner made with eco-friendly Jeju green tea to moisturize the skin. It is more moisturizing and refreshing than ever before! It leaves your skin hydrated and restores your skin's natural balance.
  • With a water-like texture, it applies smoothly and absorbs quickly without any stickiness
  • The natural moisturizing agent betaine, derived from amino acids, provides intense moisture for combination skin to restore the skin's natural balance
  • Suitable for combination oily skin type

Rs 1200 for 160ml


Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Propanediol, Glycereth-26, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Orchid Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Opuntia Coccinellif.Era Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium Edta, Fragrance

How to use

Apply an appropriate amount onto thoroughly cleansed face and neck then gently smooth for better absorption.

Packaging & Texture

The packaging is pretty standard as compared to other Innisfree lotion bottles. I really love the minimal dark green colour that it has. However, due to the consistency of the lotion, I would have loved it more if it would be in the tube. I have to be a bit careful while taking out the product due to the packaging. The lotion has a cream to gel kind of consistency. It is very lightweight and gentle. When you apply it on your skin, it gets absorbed in seconds leaving no oily layer. Very nice for people with oily skin or ones that produce too much sebum.

My Take

I really love this green tea balancing lotion. This is very gentle and hydrating on the skin. It is extremely lightweight, mildly watery and thin. It almost feels more like the consistency of a serum. It spreads very easily and a little goes a long way. You have to be careful when applying because the lotion comes in a screw cap bottle. I often pour out more than I need. I generally rub the excess into my neck. It helped in improving the texture of my skin with all the hydration. I apply it twice a day and that is enough for my skin. It stays supple and soft all day long.

It has a nice minty smell to it – a little like tea tree oil. It’s refreshing and light and not too strong for my taste.

In case you are following the 10 steps Korean skincare routine like me, and finding that products are not getting absorbed into your skin or making it too oily, make sure to give some time to each product. Have a break of about 2 minutes between applications and pat your skin gently for the products to seep into the skin well. It will help you to get an even look.


  • Very lightweight and non-sticky
  • Hydrates skin well for all day
  • Very refreshing minty fragrance gives cooling effect for summer
  • Great for people with oily skin and combination skin
  • Contains Green tea extracts
  • Free from parabens and harmful harsh chemicals
  • Travel-friendly
  • Little goes a long way


  • A bit expensive
  • The packaging is not user-friendly. Too much lotion comes out 
  • May not be sufficient for people with dry skin

I really like the Green Tea range by Innisfree and want to try more products from this range. Have you tried it yet? What are your thoughts on this? Share with me in the comments below...

Lots of Love!!!