I have had this product for a while now and I really like it so I thought I would do a review. It’s from the Korean brand Innisfree which is known for their natural ingredients and earth-friendly initiatives.
This is the ‘Jejubija Anti-Trouble Spot Essence R’ and just be aware that there is one called ‘Jejubija Anti-Trouble Spot Essence W’. I have only used the R one so far which is a direct application spot treatment. The W one is more of a cream for controlling breakouts and smoothing troubled skin.
I have combination skin and I don’t get a huge amount of acne but I do usually have at least one or two spots at a time. They usually occur along my T-Zone and I especially get the very deep cystic ones on my chin every now and then. I have one coming up now that is very painful and that is what made me think of this product.
This comes in a small 15ml tube that is minty green in color. It looks very nice as do all Innisfree products. They don’t do anything too fancy but they don’t need to, their products speak for themselves. Here in Korea it retails for about 12,000-13,000 won.
From the tube – jejubija anti-trouble spot essence R
with torreya seed oil and green complex
Enriched with torreya seed extract from pure Jeju island.
Jejubija Anti-trouble helps control blemish for clear skin.
Look, feel and smell:
The smell of this is very strong, it has a sort of herby/medicinal smell. I think it is very fresh and it smells like it would be good for your skin. Once it is on your face however you can’t really smell it. I actually really like the smell, I can see how others may not, to me it always makes me feel like I am putting something on my face that is good for it.
It has a medium thickness of consistency to it and the main thing to note is that it is green. This is because it is designed to combat the redness of active pimples. As soon as you put it on you will be able to see the difference. The cream is easy to spread and dries very quickly to a powdery finish.
In the photos above you can see what it looks like fresh out of the tube where it is quite green and then in the next photo were I blended it in. The green is reduced considerably.
Application should be via a cotton bud or similar instrument as you don’t really want to be spreading bacteria by using your fingers. You only need a very small amount so the tube will last you a long time. It is only made to go directly onto pimples that are already visible. It’s not preventive, that one is the W essence I mentioned above and that one comes in a bigger tube because you will need to use more.
Because of the color it is really good for reducing the amount of redness, if you have a big angry red pimple it can make you embarrassed to go out. Dab a bit of this on it and not only are you doing good for your skin but you are also counteracting that redness. You could wear it under your makeup if you really needed to, it’s going to be much better for your skin than putting concealer and foundation on it.
I mostly use it at home, I can smooth it on and not worry about it. You can use it at night before you go to bed. I definitely can feel the difference in the one I had coming up tonight. It was really getting sore but since putting this on it feels much better, not gone completely but much better. It’s not magic so you are still going to have a spot for a couple of days but in my experience it has helped to reduce the amount of time that it takes to heal.
I would recommend this product for anyone looking for a spot corrector. It is one I have used and will buy again with no hesitation. I am always buying and trying new spot treatments but this one is the one I always come back to.