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.|
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.|
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! :)|
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!|
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. :)