Jeju Island

Jeju Island


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Jeju Island hosts a remarkable variety of climates, allowing tropical, subtropical and even polar plants to all thrive here. Designated by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage, World Biosphere Reserve and Global Geopark site, this truly unique ecosystem remains protected, maintaining its pristine state.

Island Volcanic Soil Layout

The island’s volcanic soil also makes the land
exceptionally fertile, which is further amplified
by its natural elements—mineral-rich water, ideal
precipitation levels and perfect temperatures—all
of which work in harmony to yield superior
ingredients. We hand-picked over 15 of these
natural wonders for their skin-loving properties,
most notably green tea.

Green Tea Field Landscape on Jeju Island


While many thought Jeju’s black soil was void of nourishment, innisfree
saw its potential and spent years organically cultivating its own green tea
field now regarded among the best in the world and USDA organic certified.
There, the green tea is able to grow in its purest state, enriched solely
by the island’s volcanic properties.

Model Holding Green Tea Leaves

Over the next decade, We researched every possible way green tea can benefit the skin, from seed to root to stem to leaf, and refined methods to capture each part’s potent essence, securing 178 patents.

Green Tea Leaves in Glass Jar


We developed a proprietary extraction process that brings forth natural ingredients from fresh green tea leaves. The organic leaves are plucked from the stem and steamed for 30 seconds to retain nutrients and pressed—all within one hour. The extract is then stabilized for freshness and purified for safe application to the skin.

By squeezing the moisture out of the leaves instead of a classic infusion, we are able to optimally capture the skin care benefits of the prized Jeju Green Tea leaves.

The result is an incredibly concentrated and highly effective green tea extract clinically proven to surpass the hydrating power of purified water, delivering fresh nutrients and amino acids to the skin while enhancing it’s protective barrier.

Incorporating freshly-squeezed Green Tea in skin care formulations is just one example of the many innovative concepts at the foundation of innisfree.