Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask Blue Hydrating was purchased by Cosmeperks.
Multi-masking seems to be the trend nowadays, as experts claim that ‘one mask can’t heal all’. Hence it is important to understand what different areas of your skin require and to target these different needs. Tailoring your mask application is a good opportunity to treat various skin concerns simultaneously.
Recently, Innisfree jumped on the multi-masking bandwagon and introduced 7 types of colour clay masks to address specific skin needs such as brightening, hydration and rejuvenation, while controlling production of sebum. Hydration is necessary regardless of your skin type, in order to achieve a healthy complexion. Let’s check out how Innisfree’s hydrating clay mask fared!
This clay mask contains Jeju volcanic cluster and hyaluronic acid. While the former absorbs excess sebum to keep the pores clean, the latter helps preserve skin moisture so that skin is softer and smoother.
Although this is not mentioned in the product description, an inspection of the ingredients list sees ingredients such as citrus unshiu peel extract (11th ingredient), camellia japonica leaf extract (12th ingredient), and orchid extract (14th ingredient). These are ingredients worth mentioning because they contain antioxidants, provides boosting hydration and also helps to brighten the skin.
Water, Kaolin, Propanediol, Silica, Bentonite, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Volcanic Ash, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Orchid Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract,1,2-Hexanediol, Polysorbate 20, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Mica, Glyceryl Caprylate, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Ultramarines (CI 77007)
Volume: 70 ML
How to Use:
- After cleansing the skin, apply an appropriate amount on dry face, avoiding the lip and eye area
- After application, wait for 5 – 10 minutes
- Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water
- Follow up with usual skincare routine
My Skin Type:
My skin is oily and acne-prone but with a dehydrated base. I have noticed that I tend to produce lesser oil if my skin is well-hydrated.
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask Blue Hydrating Review:
I am sure many of you have certain requirements when it comes to buying skincare products. For me, I have 4 requirements when I decide which clay mask to purchase:
- Pore clarifying i.e. clearing of sebum to prevent clogged pores
- Smoothening of complexion
- Soothing effect
- Does not break me out
Let’s see if Innisfree hydrating color clay mask meets these requirements ☺
The packaging comes in a simple pastel blue box and there is a squeeze tube to dispense the clay mask. The opening is sealed and after purchase and upon first usage, the metal foil has to be torn off before screwing on the dispensing cap. The design is simple and user-friendly and it made application an easy one.
Upon dispensing, the clay comes out very easily. There was no significant fragrance and the clay was almost odourless. I assume that the extremely faint smell which can only be detected if you take a stronger whiff is due to the ingredients in the mask, because the ingredients list does not contain any fragrance.
The clay is a pretty pastel blue colour, and it was slightly on the low to medium viscosity spectrum. I felt like I was dispensing acrylic paint for an art class LOL. It was easily spreadable and glided smoothly on my skin.
Personally, I prefer dispensing the clay on a spatula before using the spatula to spread the clay on my face. Any spatula will do, such as those from other skincare products, as long as it is washed and clean! However, you can spread it with your hands as well, since this product does not provide a spatula.
Please forgive my avatar face, I am terrible at mask selfies. It also didn’t help that I couldn’t smile too much for fear that I would destroy the clay mask. I used the product on my entire face, avoiding the eye and lip area. I had no difficulties applying the clay on my face. I spread an appropriate layer on my face.
The mask left a cooling effect on my skin. You can decide how much you want to apply on your skin. I was curious so I decided to experiment and applied a more generous amount as compared to my usual clay masking routine.
Even though the instructions said to wash it off after 5 – 10 minutes, I decided to wait for 30 minutes before washing it off. I wanted to experiment with what would happen if I left it on for longer and I was not disappointed! (Note: Please do not try this at home) I have been told that one is not supposed to wait until the clay mask is completely dry in order to wash if off or it would have the unintended effect of the clay absorbing moisture from your skin.
I was happy with the texture. It dried down to a matte finish and there was no cracking. If you have used clay masks before, you would understand that some become cracked and makes your skin feel extremely stretched and tight, leaving an uncomfortable sensation. Nonetheless, this clay did not stretch my skin. I only felt a slight tightness at the sides of my nose.
Thereafter, I washed the mask off with lukewarm water. My skin did not feel extremely tight and stretched. I noticed that my complexion was smoother and my pores were smaller as well. I can’t really decipher if it had a hydrating effect, but since my skin did not feel uncomfortably stretched such that I wanted to dunk my entire face in moisturiser, I assume that it has hydrated my skin adequately.
I reckon it must be the lighting because I felt like I looked paler in the ‘After’ picture? However, I did notice that my forehead and cheek area seemed slightly dewy, probably due to the hydrating effects of the hyaluronic acid.
This is a very mild clay mask that targets sebum control and hydration. If you do not have any specific major problems such as peeling/ flaky skin or severe acne, this mask is highly recommended as it has helped to clear my pores (somewhat), and did not feel extremely tight, which attests to its hydrating properties. This is good for dry/ combination peeps. Using it twice a week is sure to bring about good results ☺
For people with oily skin, I would recommend something stronger, such as Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask if you want something more pore clarifying.
Since I have already introduced multi-masking, I would like to introduce you to another routine that I have been using for a few months and am loving immensely, which is double masking. This means layering of masks in order to maximise its benefits.
I do this twice a week and my routine usually goes like this: Cleanse and exfoliate > Clay mask > Sheet mask > Normal skincare routine. I have been seeing improvements to my complexion and to my pores, which is one of my main concerns. If you haven’t tried it out yet, I strongly recommend it!
This routine can probably be done while multi-masking using different types of clay as well. I am excited to try out Innisfree’s other color clay masks and I hope you are too!
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