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Innisfree Bija Cica Skin Review – for sensitive & acne-prone skin


In today’s post, I will be sharing a review on Innisfree Bija Cica Skin, a product from one of my favourite range from Innisfree.  This product claims to (as described on Innisfree official website):

  1. Repair damaged skin,
  2. Calm irritated skin,
  3. Relieves skin from inner dryness aka dehydration and
  4. It is safe for acne-prone skin.

So basically this toner is targeted towards sensitive, acne-prone skin and dehydrated skin. Read along to know if it stands on all its claim.

Skin Type:

Innisfree Bija Cica Skin is suitable for all skin types in different seasons.

  • Dry & Combination skin – best suited for summer and monsoon.
  • Normal Skin – All season, except winter.
  • Oily Skin – All-Season, except the humid Summer & monsoon.

Ingredients List and CosDNA Analysis:

Innisfree Bija Cica Skin

This toner is packed with skin calming ingredients, and there is no scope for skin irritation or reaction (if this product reacts on your skin, best of luck in finding another safer product).

  • It contains glycerin and squalane to hydrate and moisturise skin.
  • Panthenol and Tocopherol (vitamin E derivative) to calm skin
  • All four bio-active derivatives of Centella Asiatica ( Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside and Madecassoside) to calm skin, help fade red scars (PIH), improve skin barrier, and boost collagen.
  • The torriyo seed oil used in it has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory property and help in relieving any kind of irritation on the skin.

For one thing I am very thankful that they have not added any kind of fragrance and kept it away from any essential oils.

Click here for COSDNA ANALYSIS….

How to use:

I pat-on Innisfree Biaj Cica skin either straight after cleansing at a toner step and layer it 2-3 times or use it at an essence step. But one thing I want to say, that do not use this as an emulsion or lotion, because it doesn’t function like that, it is a different product from the Laneige cream skin refiner and it can only be used either as a toner or as an essence.

Packaging:

Innisfree Bija cica skin comes in a sleek sturdy opaque cylindrical bottle with a roll-on cap.

Innisfree Bija Cica Skin
Innisfree Bija Cica Skin

Expiry: Use within 12 months after opening.

Quantity: 200 ml

Price: I bought it for a price of Rs. 1300 ($16) from Nykaa (India only) and you can also get it from other global website Yesstyle

Consistency/ Texture / fragrance / Absorbability:

The consistency of the Innisfree Bija Cica Skin looks cohesive due to milky texture, but surprisingly it’s kind of lightweight. In fact, in contact with the skin, the milky texture turns into the watery texture, and then everything sinks into the skin, without any stickiness. Again, just like all the products from this range, it doesn’t have any fragrance.

Innisfree Bija Cica Skin
Innisfree Bija Cica Skin

Conclusion:

I liked this toner, and it turned out the way I expected it to be, a gentle toner with skin calming effect, was only disappointed by the fact that it is not hydrating enough for my skin especially when weather is very dry or my skin is dehydrated. I have been using it on and off for 3 months and consistently for the last 1 month. So, I am sharing my final opinion hereafter analyzing it to my satisfaction, LOL! I know I don’t look very excited about this, but I am saving this toner for bad skin days and yeah I do accept that I liked the bija cica balm more than this.

Pros:

  1. It helps in reducing the redness on the skin.
  2. Also, helps in reducing general irritation or tiny zits on skin.
  3. Even though it has a milky texture, it doesn’t feel sticky on heavy on my dry, sensitive & acne-prone skin.
  4. 100% fragrance-free.
  5. 100% Essential oil-free.
  6. Paraben-Free.
  7. Vegan Friendly.
  8. Alcohol-free

Cons:

  1. Not Hydrating enough. I expected it to be hydrating since it very explicitly claims on that.
  2. It doesn’t do much for moderate to severe acne. Honestly didn’t expect it to work on them.

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Do I recommend it? Yes, I highly recommend it to the people with issue of sensitivity.

Will I repurchase? Not for now, maybe in the future

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Disclaimer:

  • I am not a dermatologist or a licensed aesthetician, but I do have sufficient experience and knowledge which I gained by testing multiple products and by self-exploration, based on that, I am sharing the information here and what works for me may not work the same way your skin.
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