Hi girls! Today I shall be reviewing Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay, recommended for combination or oily skin type with enlarged pores. As with most Korean brands, it’s wallet-friendly at $21 for a 100ml tub. I managed to grab a promotion set which includes free travel size cleaner and toner which I’ll mention briefly in this post.
The Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask contains Jeju volcanic scoria, made from harden lava when volcanoes erupt, possess powerful sebum control properties. The volcanic scoria capsules also acts as a physical exfoliant when one washes the mask off. AHA performs gentle chemical exfoliation on the skin, revealing brighter complexion. Cooling clay absorbs cleanses pores and imparts a refreshing sensation. The mask is free from artificial fragrance, artificial pigments, parabens, benzophenone, ethanol, animal-derived ingredients, mineral oil.
The mask comes in a cute plastic tub with an aluminum cap. It does not come with a spatula but Innisfree stocks a soft rubbery one for $2.
It claims to:
Exfoliate dead skin cells
Enhance skin tone
Provide cooling effects
Personally, I find the mask:
-Too thick and dry. This made it difficult to spread. Tugging at the skin was inevitable, an action I’d prefer avoiding to prevent aging and sagging of the skin.
-I always remove blackheads with an extraction tool before applying clay masks, so I can’t judge how well this product dissolves blackheads. However, the mask does suck out all remaining impurities I didn’t manage to completely squeeze out/extract, leaving each pore squeaky clean.
-It does not harden to the extent where I find it uncomfortable to wear
– Difficult to wash off
-Slight cool, minty sensation after removal
-Complexion is a little brighter
My verdict? Even though the mask does clean pores effectively, other benefits are minimal. I absolutely dislike the fact that’s so difficult to spread. To avoid skin tugging, I won’t repurchase as Kheil’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque suits my needs better.
Like the mask, I expected the Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam to exude an earthy aroma but was pleasantly surprised by its light sweet scent. The quick-rinsing cleanser has Jeju Volcanic clusters which acts as a gentle exfoliant, dissolving after about 10 seconds after massaging on the skin. Green tea extracts clarify skin while mineral water provides dehydration. I find it fair enough.
To disperse the volcanic ash in Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner, shake thoroughly. The powder absorbs excess sebum. Pore tightening effect is noticeable. Overall, a decent toner for combination and oily skin. Just like the foaming cleaner, this product has a light sweet fragrance.