4 Feb 2018

Review: Innisfree Sea Salt Jelly Cleanser

I have less interest in scrub after spending 4 years or so experimenting different beauty products. I find them harsh for my skin. Chemical exfoliation works better than gentler for sluggish metabolism days. And treatment essence, especially those with fermented yeast extract, works like scrub for me without the associated harshness. As such, I think I won't be going back to scrubbing unless I found something interesting to try.

So it actually came at a surprise for me when I started using my recently bought Innisfree Sea Salt Jelly Cleanser because this is actually a scrub cleanser!

I bought the Innisfree Sea Salt Jelly Cleanser from Sweet Corea a few months ago. I wanted to try something from Innisfree and I realized that I have never tried their Sea Salt line! I don't need anymore cleansing water now, and I won't spend more than RM 20 on body scrub nowadays. Hence, this gentle jelly cleanser is the one that I was aiming for.

The Innisfree Sea Salt Jelly Cleanser came in a long, ivory white tub. It claims that it is a "moist cleansing foam that can remove dirt and keep the skin moisturized with the help of micro bubbles". It also contains "rich mineral content of Jeju salts to protect the skin". But nothing in here mentions that it has salt particles inside to exfoliate!?

The Jelly Cleanser squeezes out to ivory white jelly paste. It has a very refreshing ocean scent to it. You can smell sea salt if you try hard. It produces soft foams upon lathering. You can feel the salt particles inside doing the gentle exfoliating as you massage it around your skin.


Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sea Salt Extract, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Water, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Hydroxide, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Disodium EDTA, Mineral Salts, Ceramide 3, Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate


Main ingredient is SLS, which is potentially drying and irritating for sensitive skin. As such, although the formulation is really gentle, but I still find it quite dehydrating and not as gentle compared to SLS-free cleanser. But the entire formulation looks really gentle and safe though if you look through the CosDNA analysis with mostly green flags.

Sea salt extract comes next. Innisfree uses sea salt with rich mineral content harvested from the Jeju Island that has undergone years of filtration by geologic layers of the Island. Other ingredients like centella asiatica, fig, tangerine peel, orchid, green tea, camellia, cactus and so on are essences of plant harvest from the Jeju Island. They are usually rich in antioxidants and are beneficial for your skin as a whole. Mineral salt is also added as mild physical scrub here.


In short, I really enjoy this Jelly Cleanser although I might not repurchase it. My bf might repurchase it though, since these cleansers are gentle enough for him with exfoliating benefits. I personally find the cleanser a bit drying. I guess that has to do with its SLS content because I have the same feeling with Tosowoong cleanser too. I think any skin type will do well with this Jelly Cleanser. It smells nice, not overpowering or funky. And it is also a relatively gentle exfoliating cleanser, which in my opinion, better than Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Purifying Foaming Cleanser. A relatively well-made cleanser among all other Innisfree cleansers that I've tried.

- elegant, simple and practical packaging
- refreshing sea salt scent that I like
- gentle, mildly foaming
- has additional exfoliating benefit
- affordable

- has high SLS content
- is a bit drying and harsh for the skin

Overall impression: ★★★★
Repurchasing: ★★☆
You can get this from: Innisfree Malaysia | other kbeauty retailers
[Disclaimer] Product is purchased with my own money. All copyright of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.
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