If you have pore problems like I do, then Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask is for you. I actually don't really know if this would work, but for me it does. Innisfree has been known for their pure ingredients from the nature since 13 years ago. This Korean brand promotes and practices eco friendly green design and life to preserve nature. This product is a clay mask with Jeju volcanic clusters that helps absorbing your sebum and minimizing your pores.
According to their website, Jeju volcanic cluster was created by the lava that was hardened when there was a volcanic eruption in Jeju Island. It is a rare pure ingredient with the capacity to absorb sebum and impurities. Now what is Jeju volcanic cluster? It's a multi-porous structure with countless micro pores with powerful natural capacity to absorb and sterilize the charcoal of oak trees. They also say it is a miraculous material that offers powerful antibacterial, detoxifying, purifying, and moisturizing functions without any additives. Volcanic cluster is the only week base resource similar to human blood, which is only found in the Island of Jeju, Korea. Alright, wow, I feel smarter after reading this from their website lol. Okay, now let's see if the product actually works like it says in the description.
This is the back of the box, the product description along with the directions and ingredients.
When you unseal the cover, you see the mask which looks like.... clay, obviously. And honestly it has smell, but no funny smell or artificial fragrance. In fact, it smells good. The texture is creamy. And I love how it's so easy to apply. It does dry out on the skin a little, but not so much until your face becomes like a hard sculpture that when you smile and laugh your face cracks. It would've been scary lol.
I apply the mask evenly on my face in this picture above. But there are three ways to apply the mask.
First, the normal way, applying the mask all over your face (avoid eyes and lips area) and wash off after 15 minutes with lukewarm water to brighten your dull face, clean and tighten pores.
Second, apply it on your nose area like how you put your pore strip. And after 15 minutes, wash it off with water and then wipe off your nose with cotton to see the sebum out of your pores. You can see no more blackhead and whitehead.
Third, apply on your pimples. Simply cover your breakouts with the clay mask at night before bed and go to sleep. When you wake up in the morning, rinse and wash your face. But honestly, this last way doesn't really work for me.
- Easy to apply
- Makes your face brighter and softer after you rinse the mask off
- Helps your pore problems
- Fair price
- Doesn't clear breakouts in just one night like they claim to be
Even though I don't find some of the positive effects (that they claim to have) actually work on me, but I admit this mask helps my pore issues. It tightens my pores and soften my face. If you use the mask regularly, it would be even better. I use this mask every now and then (when I'm not too sleepy or lazy) and I always like feeling my skin afterwards. So it's really worth to try :)