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Review | Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask.

While my skin is nowhere near the likes of Song Hye Kyo or Lee Min Jung, I'm thankful that it's not acne-prone or troublesome, to the point that I would need treatment or regular visits to a derma clinic.

Around two or three weeks ago however, while I was doing my makeup, I noticed that my once small and almost invisible pores have opened up and become recognizable. I freaked out at the sight of dots, dots, and more dots patched on my inner cheeks. Add a sequence of numbers on those tiny holes and you might as well play 'connect the dots' on my face.

I was quite surprised to see these, as I have a basic skincare routine which I follow religiously. But I guess constant exposure to the elements have taken toll on my skin. Remember, I now leave the house on a daily basis since Yue started school. That means everyday exposure to the sun, the wind, and San Pablo City traffic.

My skin needed rescuing, and fast! The first thing that came to mind was the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask.

Sachet + Jar.
I ordered a few sachets first from my favorite seller of Korean cosmetics. After about three uses and getting satisfying results each time, it was only then that I decided to go full-size.

As the name implies, this Innisfree clay mask has volcanic properties that originated from Jeju Island. These volcanic properties are actually called 'volcanic clusters' - lava spewed by the volcano that have hardened through time. This pure ingredient has the capacity to absorb sebum, remove impurities, and moisturize the skin. 

What makes this ingredient so precious and rare is the fact that volcanic clusters can only be found in the island of Jeju.

The clay mask, up close.
The mask itself is a brownish-gray cream. It has a very light scent that's common to most clay masks. Unlike mud packs, this one dries faster and doesn't feel like cement once it dries.

Remember my gripe about Korean cosmetics? How most of the boxes and labels are written in Hangul without the English translation? That's what sets Innisfree apart from the other brands.

Not Hangul! :)
Their products have English texts on their boxes - from the description, to the instructions, all the way to the ingredients.

In addition, Innisfree uses eco-friendly materials - recycled paper for the boxes, low-carbon plastic for the containers, and labels made from tangerine skin.

See that blue handkerchief on the foreground?
That's actually a freebie that came with my clay mask. As part of their Eco-Friendly drive, Innisfree launched the Eco-Handkerchief Campaign in 2010 which aims to preserve trees by minimizing the use of tissues. Neat, huh?

My son stays away from me when I have a mask on, lol!
Now aside from using this all over your face, you can use this solely for blackheads and zits, too.

For blackheads: Apply a generous amount of the clay mask on your blackheads zone (aka the nose). Let it dry, and wash off after 10-15 minutes. Wipe off the sebum using a small piece of cotton or cotton buds.

For breakouts: Before bedtime, dot the troubled area with the clay mask. Leave the mask as is. Wash off in the morning.

I usually don't end my product reviews with a numerical value, but if I were to rate the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask with stars, I'd give it five, plus the moon. Haha! That's how highly I think of this product.

The Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask is currently on sale at the Innisfree website and at E-Mart for 12,000 KR Won. That's more or less Php 450 when converted to our currency. 
You can check out my trusted seller of Korean cosmetics, too. :)

19 replies:

Sumi Go said...

I've only used a facial mask a few times, and I'm still scared to try other masks 'cause the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque which everyone raved about, broke me out.. :( But after reading your post, I'm quite tempted. Maybe I should try the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask too.

Mom-Friday said...

I haven't had a home facial mask in a looong time! My last was from The Spa but I can't afford to pay for regular facials!

This is Lovelee said...

The name is so fitting for this will be INIS-FREE from skin concerns. Thanks for the tip, this sounds like a wonderful product to try. =)

The Mommy Roves said...

i dont use masks cause i fear they will bring out pimples. haha im weird like that but im really curious to try!:)
Rovie, The Bargain Doll

Bev said...

Your post reminded me that I need to do facial masking again and made me want to try this Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask..

MrsMartinez | said...

This product looks promising. i wonder how much it costs? I have bught a facial mask from Yves Rocher yesterday and love the effect too. I will blog about it soon!


Animetric said...

Aw I regret not buying anything from Innisfree when I was in Korea! O_o

Lizzie said...

I haven't tried any mud packs before. Thanks for sharing this review. :)

Faith said...

I've only tried a facial mask once, and it wasn't the best product. That products sounds great sis! especially the volcanic clusters that can only be found in the island of jeju, wow! that's pretty amazing..great review! I want try it!

Mich of Mich Eats and Shops said...

I want to try this! I'm also freaking out about my open pores. I need to minimize them. Did this help minimize your pore? Can I use it on my body too? My back acne is back :(

Anonymous said...

Seems like a nice product, i have never had a facial, I need one though! said...

First I love that it's packaged in recyclable products! The clay doesn't look too dark on you! I would love to try this out! Now that I'm 40, my skin isn't what it used to be and as you mention, being out in the sun doesn't help! Great review.

mail4rosey said...

Accolades for a great review. This would be great to use, I think, during the hot summer months for sure.

Mommy Roxi said...

I can probably count how many times I've tried having a facial mask on. Maybe 5 times in my life? I rarely go to the dermatologist. Great review!

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Dhadha said...

Thanks for sharing! I think i should try this. Super prob ko talga sa face ko eh blackheads, maybe this can help. :)!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting educational articles :)

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