Gone are the cold morning airs. It’s been very hot these past few days from where I live which means that summer has officially started. You see, I have issues with summer. First, I find the humid air pesky because it literally slaps me in the face whenever I go out. Secondly, the weather seems to draw out the oiliest in me. Can you imagine how icky that is? It’s as if the universe assisted me in prepping my face with oil so that it could attract all the dirt and dust outside. Super gross, I know! You’d probably nod incessantly and yell go girl! If I say that I seriously need deep cleansing. We all know that impurities means breakout, right? So before things get worse, I decided to find something that could help me prevent major skin catastrophe.
Apparently, Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask is a 6-in-1 pore care product. According to Innisfree website, its star ingredient –Jeju volcanic clay came from volcanic explosion. This clay contains minerals that are helpful in removing sebum and other impurities.
It claims to have strong removal of sebum due to its super volcanic capsule content. In addition, the mask exfoliates and removes dead skin cells; the AHA ingredient chemically exfoliates and smooths out skin. Finally, this product promises clear, contracted and refreshed pores.
Now that’s a lot of promises to make. Let’s see if they are good in keeping their word, shall we?
Water, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Volcanic Ash, Glycerin, Silica, Trehalose, Kaolin, Bentonite, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Pvp, Peg-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Xanthan Gum, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sorbitan Stearate, Polyacrylate-13, Mannitol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Lactic Acid, Polyisobutene, Menthoxypropanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Polysorbate 20, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol
How to use:
- After washing your face, gently apply toner on your face to even out your skin texture.
- Then, apply the mask over your entire face, avoiding your eye and lip areas.
- Rinse off the mask with lukewarm water after 10 minutes.
- Your Skin Type: Combination, Acne-prone, Occasionally Dull and Sensitive Skin
Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask Review:
Innisfree pore clay mask comes in two variants; there’s original version and the SUPER. Instinctively, I bought the super variant since I could get super oily sometimes. I use this product whenever I feel that my face is so dirty like its clogged and stuff, if you know what I mean.
This clay mask is grayish and spreads out easy. As I spread it on my face, it feels like it has got small beads. Luckily, the clay doesn’t smell like dirt or anything gross; it smells earthy to me with a tinge of sourness which doesn’t really go away but I don’t mind as its not that overpowering.
Before I could even finish masking my whole face, I could already feel the cooling sensation and I love it! I usually leave the clay on my face for about 20 minutes or so before I wash it off. Surprisingly, it cleanses thoroughly without stripping off moisture of my skin.
In all honesty, I don’t notice any pore-shrinking or face tightening but I’m totally cool with it. You must be curious why. You see, it does calm my skin. I once used it when I had two bumps on my chin and few red patches (due to humid climate); I used it all over my face and when I washed it, the bumps felt somewhat smaller and less painful as if all the gunk has been sucked out by the clay and I am not exaggerating. In addition, red patches were all gone too! I’ve been using it as a spot treatment since I’ve observed this. Super volcanic clay formula must be very well compatible with my skin that I get good and immediate effects.
This product may not have noticeably shrunk my pores but it does calm and heal my skin when irritated which is still a super win for me. Super volcanic clay mask is definitely a keeper!
I do wish, however, that they would produce it in a tube packaging if possible so as to make the content fresh. Having it in a jar makes it so exposed the product may dry out fast. I also think that having products in tube makes it more hygienic.
I do recommend this product for people who wants to do deep cleansing yet needs it to be gentle. If you have oily skin and gets cystic acne here and there you must give this product a shot!
And yes, you’re welcome.
Have you tried Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask?
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