[REVIEW] Innisfree Camellia Essential Hair Oil Serum

I bought this because I needed a hair product to save my dry and frizzy hair in the unforgiving Korean summer weather, as well as my previous good experience with other products in this line – the Camellia Essential Hair Treatment.

Product description

Camellia essential hair oil serum that creates silky hair

1. Double treatment camellia oils 
Fermented camellia oil fills the holes of damaged hair and camellia oil coats the cuticles.

2. Hair strengthening 
This hair serum revitalizes damaged hair affected by frequent perm and dyeing treatments.

3. Hair that flows and shines 
This serum is instantly absorbed into the hair, nourishing the hair for a range of hairstyles.

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 15

Ingredient list

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Isododecane, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Glycolipids, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Fragrance

This is a rather short ingredient list, but Camellia Japonia Seed Oil still ranks considerably high, which is highly likely that there is a huge percentage of this moisture-boosting ingredient in this product.

Packaging: Straightforward, looks pretty much like any other hair conditioner/shampoo.

Texture: The consistency is pretty much like hair conditioner. It feels pretty oily, but actually glides on very nicely on damp hair without feeling like you slicked a whole slab of butter on it.

Effectiveness:  This product is to be used after showering and drying your hair. I’ve been using it for about one month, and can honestly see results from just my first usage.

The product promises to visibly improve hair health and shine, and it delivers as promised. After multiple dyeing, rebonding, and perming attempts, my hair has been looking extremely unhealthy. The hot, dry summer weather in Korea did not make it any better. However, my hair felt a lot smoother and manageable after a few more applications, almost as good as it was a few years ago!

Final Verdict

The results are extremely convincing, and the price arguably very affordable as well, in comparison to counterparts from other brands. For example, L’Oreal Paris Oleo Therapy Perfecting Oil Essence (also 100ML) costs SGD23.05 on Zalora – almost double the price of this Innisfree hair serum!

This is definitely worth your buck, and if you enjoy using this product, do check out Innisfree’s other hair products in this Camellia range!


Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Effectiveness: ✮✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮✮


Author: Vivian

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