Plum Green Tea renewed clarity night gel review

Hello everyone,
Here is the detailed and honest review of another product from the Indian brand Plum. It is from the Plum green tea range specially designed for oily and acne-prone skin. The product is Plum green tea renewed clarity night gel. This is an ultralight gel with the goodness of acne-fighting green tea and clarifying willow bark.  To know more about this, keep on reading....

Plum Green Tea renewed night clarity gel

Plum green tea renewed clarity night gel review
Plum green tea renewed clarity night gel 

I have the trial size product, not the full size. In the end, I have given all the information on how I got this trial size product. 

Product Specifications:

  • Brand: Plum
  • Category: Night Gel
  • Variant: Green tea range (especially for oily, acne-prone skin)
  • Other variants available: Aloe, chamomile & white tea, Grapeseed & Sea buckthorn, Bright years, and Vitamin E (for different skin types and skin concerns)
  • Net vol: 50 ml, (15 ml: trial size)
  • MRP: INR 575/-
  • Shelf life: 2 years, use within 6 months after opening.
  • Skin type: Normal, oily, acne-prone, and combination skin types.
  • Not suitable for: Dry skin types.

About the brand:

Plum is an Indian brand. It makes cruelty free products. Also, the products are free from parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, SLS, and animal-derived ingredients. Plum has a whole Green tea range dedicated to oily, combi, acne-prone skin types. It has a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer for a complete C-T-M routine. And there is a separate range of products for people with dry skin types.
More face washes, moisturizers, and toners for oily and acne-prone skin.

Ingredient list:

Aqua (water), Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, Argania Spinosa (Argan) oil, betaine, Camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, fragrance, ci 19140, ci 42090, Glycolic acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, Ginkgo Biloba leaf extract, Lycium barbarum (goji) fruit extract, phenoxyethanol, willow bark extract.

It has a clean ingredient list. The only questionable ingredient is "fragrance" which comes right after green tea extract. And is quite above in the ingredient list. 

Key Ingredients:

  • Argan oil: Rich in essential fatty acids, or EFAs, which support the health and beauty of the skin and hair it is the perfect ingredient for regulating sebum production to keep the skin’s natural oils at a healthy level.
  • Green tea extract: A concentrated source of polyphenols and other antioxidants, to stop the acne formation cycle in its tracks. Oxidation of skin-produced sebum is a key step in acne formation – something we are looking to stop here.
  • Glycolic acid: Sweeps away skin debris and prepares the skin for self-renewal. Glycolic acid is an AHA, that gently exfoliates the skin.

Directions for use:

Gently wash your face and pat dry with a towel. Apply toner (if you use one) and follow it up with this night gel on your face and neck. Apply this in dots and massage gently until absorbed.

Product description:

From plum goodness website:
Tired of waking up every morning with greasy skin? Here's an award winning night cream to end all your morning oily skin woes. Its refreshing ultra-light gel texture is enriched with plant nutrients. With non-comedogenic ingredients like argan oil, you can rest assured that your skin will receive balanced hydration - minus the greasiness!


  • Provides balanced hydration.
  • Ultra-light gel texture that pillow proof.
  • Lightens acne scars.
  • Clear, soft skin every morning.
  • Antioxidant green tea extracts help combat acne.
  • It's 100% vegan, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and cruelty-free.


  • I didn't find any such cautions on the packaging. However, make sure to follow the basic cautions like: 
  • Do a patch test for your own satisfaction. 
  • Avoid contact with eyes. Keep away from direct sunlight.
  • Discontinue use if irritation occurs.

My experience with the product:

Packaging: The trial size product comes in a small white plastic tube packaging. The full-size product comes in a transparent tub with screw cap packaging.

Colour and texture: Plum Green tea Renewed clarity night gel is light green in color. It has a super light, non-greasy texture making it perfect for oily skin types.

Fragrance: The fragrance is very mild. Definitely not overpowering. 

Skin type: Suits normal, oily, combination, and acne-prone skin types. I have an oily-combination skin type, it suits me well. Not suitable for dry skin types. 

First impression: I was skeptical about this product, so got the trial size. When I used it for the first time, I was fine with the fragrance. I liked its lightweight gel texture, also the tiniest amount of product is enough compared to other products. Little goes a long way. 

How long I have used it? I have used it for 2 weeks now (15 days). Only once a day as a part of the night routine. 

How I like to use it? After cleansing and toning my face, I apply cosrx snail mucin essence and follow it up with this night gel only on my T-zone that tends to get very oily compared to my cheeks. I use Belif aqua bomb on the rest of my face as a moisturizer. (Cosrx snail mucin essence and Belif aqua bomb review coming soon, stay tuned)

Effect on my skin: Plum green tea night gel works amazingly for my T-zone, moisturizes well without making my skin greasy or shiny. A little goes a long way and dries out matte. I wake up in the morning without my T-zone looking grassy and shiny. It doesn't trigger fungal acne, if you can fungal acne, you can use this product without worries. I am not sure if it helps with acne scars as it claims but definitely helps combat acne. However, it is definitely not enough for the winters unless you have extremely oily skin. Our skin tends to get very dry and dehydrated during the winters and it is essential to a good moisturizer that provides enough hydration to the skin.

Will I repurchase it? No, for winters. Yes, for summers. I will definitely get a full-sized product in the summers. 

Do I recommend it? I recommend it to people with oily, combination, and acne-prone skin. (not really for winters, unless you have extremely oily skin).


  • Has super light and non-greasy texture. Feels like there's nothing on the skin.
  • Suits people with oily, combination, and acne-prone skin.
  • A big no people with dry skin types.
  • Doesn't trigger fungal acne.
  • Has fragrance but very mild.
  • Helps combat acne, not sure if it lightens scars.
  • Hydrates skin without making it oilier or greasy. Ideal for summers.
  • Doesn't provide enough hydration for winters. 
  • Little goes a long way. (Spreads easily and gets absorbed easily)
  • Great night gel for people with oily and acne-prone skin.


Available on plum goodness website, amazon, nykaa, and purple.

How I got the trial size product? (Skip if not interested)

I got a trial size product from Smytten. If you don't know what it is smytten, it is a site/app where you can register and get the trial products. There are many trial size products in the skincare and haircare categories. After you register you get 6 trial points, you can use those trial points to the trial products of your choice. Hence, you can choose 6 trial products. You have to pay INR 199/- and you get a cashback of INR 169 to your wallet, which you can use if you purchase anything on smytten the next time. But the cashback is valid for 30 days only. 
You can try this if you are confused about any product. Its always better to try the trial size product before spending on a full-size product.


I am not a dermatologist or an esthetician, what I have presented above is my personal and honest opinion about the product. This is just to give you an idea about products and their ingredients. Everyone's skin is unique and skincare is very personal to everyone's skin. What works for me may or may not work for you and vice versa. 

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