Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Welcome, December. Goodbye, November! And hey there, fellow bumblebees! I am back with skincare product review, this time it's from the Korean road shop brand; Innisfree. So yaaay to my first Innisfree review ever! *Wait~ Where have you been, Mitch?* However, before we begin, I'd like to make it clear that this wasn't my first time trying Innisfree product :D I made a purchase of their Jeju Volcanic Nose Pack too, but it was meh, and to be honest I don't really like writing such negativity so I decided not to review it. It was such a shame since the Jeju Volcanic range caught my attention more than the others.

Innisfree Bija Anti-Trouble Facial Foam review
Innisfree Bija Anti-Trouble Facial Foam.

First of all, you must be wondering what Bija is. I googled it and found a wikipedia about Bija and apparently it literally means 'seed'. In this case, Innisfree uses Torreya Seed Oil. If you're interested, here's a picture of the Bija from their website. This nutmeg is a rare ingredient that can only be used after it has endured 20 years of survival in the wild. Its hardy properties allow for the skin to be gently smoothed and for the skin's natural defense system to be enhanced.

What I like about all Innisfree product is that they only use natural derived ingredients and the skincare would usually be free of synthetic colorants, mineral oil, animal-originated ingredients, artificial fragrances, and imidazolidinyl urea. Just like this facial foam!

Innisfree Bija Anti-Trouble Facial FoamInnisfree Bija Anti-Trouble Facial Foam
Sealed and flip cap.

The tube packaging is completely sealed outside with transparent plastic and when I twisted the cap, it was sealed again with aluminum foil for double protection. The shelf life is 12 months after initial opening.

Innisfree Bija Anti-Trouble Facial Foam description
Description, directions, and ingredients.
Innisfree Bija Anti-Trouble Facial Foam review
From creamy to foamy.

With just a pea-size, the thick creamy formula foams easily. It has a pearly white color and smells so organically fresh. It doesn't sting when I'm lathering it around my eye area, there's a slight of minty effect, but it feels so gentle, and does a great job at cleansing. I recommend to use this with facial brush too, because it can perform a better job at cleansing makeup residue.

After rinsing, it left my skin feeling clean and fresh. The only downside is, it gives me that tightness feeling to the normal part of my oily combination skin. I guess those with oily skin will love this facial foam.

Regarding the controlling blemish, yes it works! I don't have a big pimple to begin with *don't jinx!*. But there was a time when I developed some tiny bumps on my forehead as a consequence of threading, and before I put some herbal ointment, I used this facial foam, voila~ on the next day, they disappeared. The herbal ointment doesn't work that amazing usually, though. Oh moreover, this facial foam can control my hormonal acne too.

All in all, it's a nice facial foam with such affordable price for 150ml size that would suit oily skin type with least blemish concern. But would I repurchase it? I'm the type who can't stick to one thing unless I don't find any dislike in it. Therefore, I don't think so, but we'll see :)

Price: IDR 110k

GOT7 - She's A Monster.

Frankly, I like GOT7 because of Jackson in it. I've never imagined I'd like this guy. He was born in freaking 1994 just so you know! First saw him in the variety show; Roommate season 2, and I thought he was funny, hyperactive, such a dork LOL. Not to mention he looks like ManSe (yes one of those adorably cute triplets, the maknae!) Back to the topic, I have been listening to this song for a week!! It's just one of my favorites from their album, Identify. They recently released a new MV Stop Stop It, but there's something that entertains me more than that, hohoho, yeaaah, the dance practice session... Ok. I feel like a pedonoona now. Bye~!
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37 comments on "Bija"
  1. This facial foams sounds lovely. I've always wanted to try Innisfree products but they're not that readily available in the US.

  2. control hormonal acne, mmm i shuld try this one !!


  3. I love trying out new things too! Though I'm currently stick to my facial solid bar soap. :P But this one looks good...

  4. I was wondering what bija was until I saw you had explained what it was! Crazy how it needs to be in the wild for 20 years before being used. Thanks for this review - I'm always looking for facial foams :3

  5. awesome review and pictures. i always wanted to try innisfree products, but haven't as of yet. i don't know if this formula would work for me because i have sensitive and dry skin.

  6. Nice review michelle !


  7. I always find it hard to get a good cleanser because I have combination skin and it is very sensitive. This sounds nice, I like moisturising foam washes that give moisture and tighten Lucy

  8. Great and very detailed review mich
    Sounds like a great product that I would love to try

  9. I love natural skincare too, but I don't usually use these types of foams because like you experienced I hate that tight feeling (I'm normal-combo as well!)

  10. This sounds so lovely and it looks like it's really deep-cleansing and nice on the skin! :)

    Love your blog as I find out about brands that aren't so available here in the UK! :)

    Layla xx

  11. "control my hormonal acne"
    *________* #instantlysold


  12. You should definitely try out their clay mask from if you're interested in the Jeju volcanic line! It's awesome :) This foam sounds great for summer but it may be too drying for winter I guess.

  13. great review. sounds like a good product for oily skin.

  14. at first I was like.. bija? what's that? haha~ cute name♥

  15. This sounds great! haha the part with the dont jinx was funny :)


  16. I'm not familiar with this brand and I really liked reading your review. Don't think this would be a great product for me though, I have skin prone to dryness so this might not be the right fit for me!


  17. good review, Mitch! too bad the jeju volcanic nose pack did not work out for you. I am the same way...i never really stick to just one product....unless it is UH_MAZING!

    Chie | The Brown Eyed Fox

  18. seems to be a great product! :)
    Aaaaa! I love Jackson too! he's funny and charming but I love mark more than jackson lol :p

    cheer, michelle

  19. I have not tried anything from this range! But I am going to look out for it as it sounds great :) Thanks for sharing xx

  20. omg i love that tight feeling in your skin after a good face wash..... i guess it's cuz i have super duper oily skin... so i must love this face wash!! lately i've been obsessed with the foaming pumps though, just because you don't have to squeeze it and foam it up yourself.. lol i'm so lazy!!!

    xoxo, Mango ❤
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  21. I love the feeling of soft skin, this looks like such a must have product, definatly going to consider buying this for sure! :) x x

  22. Love your blog dear! Its so chic and interesting!
    Would really appreciate if we would follow each other on GFC, G+ and BL, so that we can keep in touch!
    I started following you, waiting for you to follow back ;)
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  23. U make me wanna try this product >3<
    anw I like Jackson too ,It was really fun when watching Roomate Season2 XD

  24. What a coincidence - I asked my BF what Bija meant when we were in The Face Shop since he's Korean haha. I keep hearing about Innisfree. Theres so much I don't know where to start. Glad you like this one though!

    Bf Gf Does Blogging

  25. Great product and review! I've got oily skin, gotta give it a try!

    Lera's Affordable Fashion Blog

  26. I have never used a facial foam before but it sounds and looks amazing! Definitely better for removing make-up with the thick lather, love this review xx | £100 Christmas Giveaway

  27. This looks like a great product! I will look out for this product to give it a try! Thanks for sharing xx

  28. I still love the look of this product and like it really lathers up wonderfully!!! Lovely review as always :)

    Layla xx

  29. I’m currently using the green tea foam cleanser by Innisfree and I like it a lot. It’s a shame this one the skin feel tight after. I just got a tiny trial size Etude House AC clinic foam cleanser and the three times I used it didn’t make my skin feel tight, like other foam cleansers sometimes do, something that surprised me a lot, in a good way.
    Wonderful review!

    I also want to apologize for my absence, but a lot of bad things have happened it’s been hard to deal with and I couldn’t blog about it and warn everyone, because it’s very personal and I don’t want certain people to read it. So for that I’m truly sorry. But it’s always nice to be back, check the blogs and talk to everyone!
    Kisses and take care.
    Happy Holidays!

    1. I think it's the skin that adapting the cleanser :) I tried the sample size of Innisfree green tea seed cream and loved it. I'd probably purchase their green tea line because it smells so good. Hope you're doing great, dear. Happy holidays too!

  30. This looks like a great blemish control cream. I get the occasional breakouts, and try to use a gentle cream to clear them.
    Bright Shiny Day

  31. The foamy texture is so interesting and I love the fact it's efficient on hormonal acne.


  32. I'm getting more into skincare lately and you're totally selling me on this product! :)

    Chowing Down by the Bay

  33. The amount of foamy formula created from a pea-sized amount is incredible, this product must last for ages!! :)


  34. I haven't try this cleanser yet, but Innisfree is one of my favorite brand, I love all their products !

    Thanks :)