Torreya seed oil isn’t exactly a common word in the skincare lexicon. But once you find out what it is, you’ll be using it a whole lot more, we guarantee you that! Sourced from the Torrey Nucifera tree, this ingredient speeds up the healing of wounded skin. Thus, this underrated essential oil may just be the solution to your angriest breakouts.


The proof is in the the pudding, according to K-beauty darling Innisfree. The brand’s entire Bija Anti-Trouble Line is centered around the benefits of torreya seed oil. From a facial foam to a lightweight moisturizer, these torreya-powered formulas could very well replace your usual acne-busters. Below, we walk you through the 5-step regimen.

1. Innisfree Bija Trouble Facial Foam, now on sale at P329 (limited time only)
For a refreshing pick-me-up, start your morning routine with this soothing facial foam. Its rich lather thoroughly removes deep-seated impurities. Using salicylic acid, the formula also relieves existing breakouts. With continuous use, this strengthens your skin’s natural defense against acne, too! Expect less grease, fewer pimples, and unobstructed pores.

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2. Innisfree Bija Trouble Skin, now on sale at P810 (limited time only)
If you’re experiencing rough, bumpy skin texture due to pimple scars, smoothen things out with this exfoliating toner. It sweeps away dead skin cells and removes buildup. With a clarifying trifecta of torreya seed oil, salicylic acid, and naturally fermented alcohol, the toner also purifies congested pores. Just sweep it over your troubled areas to see pimples go POOF in no time.

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3. Innisfree Bija Trouble Spot Patches, P150
Rogue pimple ruining your look? Shrink your zits fast with these torreya-infused patches. When pasted over an active blemish, they quickly calm inflammation and decrease redness. Best of all, the patch’s clear film material is totally invisible—so you can even wear it under makeup.

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4. Innisfree Bija Trouble Spot Essence, P865
For those painful cystic bumps, this fast-acting spot treatment is the first thing you should reach for. Just apply it directly over blemishes to diminish breakouts. Enriched with nutmeg oil, it minimizes the appearance of large cysts. Plus, the formula’s transparent gel texture won’t attract unnecessary attention to your problem areas. Bye-bye, blemishes!

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5. Innisfree Bija Trouble Lotion, now on sale at P740 (limited time only)
Moisture is especially crucial when you’re using anti-acne solutions (these can dehydrate your face). Try this lightweight lotion to diminish your skin-thirst! Besides adding a surge of deep hydration, it also clarifies clogged pores, exfoliates dead skin, and even soothes the senses with natural essential oils. In short, you get all the acne-fighting goodness but none of the dryness.

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Consider all your pimple problems solved with torreya seed oil!

Photos courtesy of Innisfree

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