Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask Review

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.

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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.

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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.

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It claims to:
Tighten pores
Remove sebum
Exfoliate dead skin cells
Deep cleanse
Enhance skin tone
Provide cooling effects

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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
-Slightly drying
-Slight cool, minty sensation after removal
-Smaller pores
-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.

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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.

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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.

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