Back in Europe, even when my skincare routine was as basic as 3 steps – foam cleanser, water mist, and cream, every other day I did a clay mask. Literally, I had powdered purified clay to which I would add water and make a paste, and then apply it to my face. The reason is that clay cleans and gently removes the dead skin. So, of course when it comes to Korean skin care I also find it important to have a good clay mask, right? There are several good ones out there, but to me the one that takes the prize is the Innisfree Jeju volcanic clay mask in original. The collection has several different types, this one, the super version – for a stronger effect, and a pack for localized treatment, and of course a cleanser, a toner, a lotion, the list goes on.
For sensitive skins, this is the one that can be used all over the face without harming or irritating the skin!
The classic version comes in a small pot, ideal to take with you even when you go travel. They revamped it and re-released it with a new package, turned it into a mousse mask, and both have lots of advantages. The clay masks are exactly the same in content and effect, but one is concentrated in a small cute little pot you can take with you everywhere and the other one is a mousse that you squeeze out and is way easier to spread. The other advantages are exactly the same for both, and we’ll see them below.
- Absorbs the sebum in the pores and give complexion and trouble care.
- Provides soft, gentle feeling on the skin.
- Helps to shrink pores and do deep cleansing, while refreshing your skin.
- To remove bodily waste from your pores and the minerals it contains make the face brighter and clear.
Ingredients of Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Glycerin, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Trehalose, Volcanic Ash(Jeju Volcanic Cluster), Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Bentonite, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), Polysorbate 60, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Kaolin, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Pvp, Dextrin, Peg-100 Stearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxide (Ci 77491)
Ingredients of Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci77891), Silica, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Volcanic Ash, Kaolin, Polyvinyl, Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Bentonite, Cyclohexasiloxanem Peg-9 Diglycidyl Ether/sodiumhyaluronate Crosspolymer, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Dextrin, Dextrin Palmitate/ethylhexanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Arginine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Theobroma, Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Captylate, Triisononanoin, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Nitrogen
Volume: Both have 100ml
How to use:
- Apply to cleansed and towel dried skin, spreading it gently and avoiding the eye and lip areas.
- When the mask dries, in 15 to 20 minutes, wash it off with lukewarm water.
- Use 1 to 2 times a week. Always keep the cap closed.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, blemished, sensitive, and allergic.
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask & Clay Mousse Mask Original Review:
As I said above, I had used only a very rudimentary version of clay masks, and it did work but I felt it was too dry. However, this did give me little to no expectations when I tried this. First I’ll tell you which of the product claims are actually true. In my case, all of them. Just to let you know beforehand how much I ended up liking this product!
When it comes to smell I wouldn’t say it’s strong, but you can definitely feel it and will most likely notice it. It’s sort of like a medicinal smell, but nothing that bothered me too much.
When you spread it on your skin it has a thick consistency. The pot version is difficult to spread (photo) but the mousse mask is like spreading mud on your face.
Now, some people put less quantity, some put more. You have to find what works for you. To me the right amount of product is one that completely covers the pores when applied in a circular motion. More than that I feel is too thick and has no extra effect,and I feel using less product doesn’t clean the pores well enough.
As it dries it can itch on your skin, it’s normal since it is basically slowly and gently tugging on your skin. When it dries, you should remove it gently so you won’t scratch your skin. Wash off the mask with lukewarm water. If you use cold water it will close your pores before you remove the product and so the dirt will stay inside. If you use hot water it can irritate your skin. If after you remove everything your skin is red it means you either scrubbed too hard or the water was too hot.
I’m sorry I have really bad skin. But you can clearly see in the photos my skin texture is more refined, the pores are cleaner, and I can tell you the skin feels soooooo soft!
I will keep using this one, guaranteed. I will still choose the mousse one, since it’s easier to spread, to use at home. But I will always travel with the pot version. It is a product that makes me happy every time I use it, and I know it’s a favorite of many of my friends too. Even my boyfriend uses it sometimes!
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Have you tried Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask & Clay Mousse Mask?
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