K-Beauty is really popular here in the Philippines but unfortunately, we still don’t have Innisfree stores here. I’ve always wanted to try Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder because of the good reviews it received. Vlogger Itsmyrayeraye even tried to bake using this powder in one of her videos (although it failed the flash photography test). I have really, really oily skin and the summer season and the humidity in Manila make it actually worse. So my sister got me this powder from Innisfree Singapore for S$ 10. You can buy this online in the Philipines, there a LOT of K-Beauty sellers online.
Product description This sebum control powder is designed to portray a soft and powdery complexion
Packaging: It comes in a small round mint-green packaging with a puff. The tiny size is really convenient, you can easily fit it on your makeup kit, purse or pocket. I apply the powder using a brush that’s why I don’t use puff often. Some reviews say they didn’t like the packaging since it tends to be messy but I never experienced any spills with the packaging.
Texture: This contains 5g of translucent white mineral powder. The texture is fine but it’s not as soft as baby powder. It feels like cornstarch on your face because it is actually cornstarch. Its ingredients include:
SILICA, CORN STARCH MODIFIED, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, MICA, METHICONE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, DIMETHICONE, MINERAL SALTS,ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, etc.
Scent: I’m so fond of the smell of green tea that’s why I really love the scent of mint and green tea in this powder! Too bad the scent doesn’t last long.
Staying Power: As I’ve said, I have really, really oily skin, and this powder does really well for me. It absorbs oil and keeps my skin matte the whole day. It lasts for about 6 hours for me without any touchups.
Availability/ Price: I got mine from Innisfree Singapore, but you can also buy this online, check out the following online stores :
*Disclaimer: I am not sponsored by these online shops.
Final thoughts: This powder really does its job on keeping the oil at bay and keeping my face matte for hours. What I didn’t like much is the texture, but I know it’s the cornstarch responsible for the oil absorption. Repurchase? Yes. It’s more expensive than my trusted Palladio Rice Powder, but sebum absorption is better than the rice powder.
P.S. Innisfree also released a limited edition of this mineral powder in celebration of its 12th anniversary. It has 12 designs for each birthstone for each month. Aren’t they cute??