Saturday, March 22, 2014

[innisfree] rosemary sebum & pore lotion

In the evening I like to use a lotion under my face cream. Usually it's a product for acne or oil skin and so I came to [innisfree]'s rosemary sebum & pore lotion. This lotion belongs to the Nature Solution Skincare Line and is available in five (5) different kinds:
- rose clear skin
- rosemary sebum & pore lotion
- jasmine aqua capsule lotion
- camomile mild soothing lotion
- lavender moisture firming lotion

I got oily skin with some enlarged pores and dry areas. Because of that I got the rosemary type but would also try out the camomile one for sensitive skin.

Description: Enriched with rosemary and green complex to maintain optimal moisture balance and to create clean and clear skin.

The clear plastic bottle has a silver twist-off lid and contains 200ml. The sticker on the bottle is made of recycled paper and has only the description and ingredient list in Korean on it. Since the bottle has no pump you have to squeeze it to get the lotion out.
The sebum & pore lotion contains 200mg Rosemary Extract and Mint Extract. Rosemary controls sebum while mint keeps your pores elastic. This product line is free of Paraben, Mineral Oil, Artificial Dyes and Animal Material.
The lightweight lotion has a milky white color and changes to a watery consistency when I spread it over my face. It moisturizes and mattifies my skin after it got absorbed. My pores are less visible as well. Unfortunately my skin sometimes gets dry and flaky on some areas and therefore a mattifying product alone is not always good for my skin. I have to use another face cream over it afterwards! The scent is kinda strong and smells like herbs - probably rosemary.
[innisfree]'s rosemary sebum & pore lotion does a good job in keeping my oily skin areas matte and minimizes the appearance of pores. If you like a natural product and want a moisturizing yet mattifying product for your oily/combination skin you can give it a try!
How to use: Smooth in the morning and/or evening over thoroughly cleansed and toned skin of face and neck. 

Price: About 10,- €/ US$13.50
Bought at: eBay (rubyruby76) 

What I love: 
The mattifying effect and that my pores are less visible (the smaller ones anyway).  

What I don’t like:
Not moisturizing enough (or too mattifying) for dry skin areas. Can use it mostly in combination with a face cream only. 

Will I buy this again? I don't think so but the camomile one would be interesting to try, too.


  1. Thanks for the review. This sounds like something I need!

  2. Really minimizes pores? Because I need a good pore cream nowadays :)

    1. It minimizes smaller pores... larger ones are still visible but less than before.