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3.15.2017

Spotlight | Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam.

Shopping for makeup and cosmetics in Korea has always been a delightful experience. Aside from the well-known fact that shopping districts in Korea are lined with various brands of cosmetics stores, their sales staff are also very cordial and helpful towards customers, especially foreigners. The best part? They give away free samples with every purchase, and are extremely generous with it!

This was how I first got my hands on the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam. I received like five or six sachets when I went hoarding at the Innisfree store in Myeongdong last spring, fell in love with the product from the first time I used it, and decided to buy a full-sized tube when I chanced upon a huge sale at the Innisfree store in Hongdae.
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam.
Originally priced at 8000 won, I got this 150 mL tube for half the price. Quite a steal, huh? :)
English and Hangul text at the back of the tube.
Product description (click to enlarge).
A pore-cleansing foam made with scoria from the volcanic island of Jeju, this product absorbs sebum and washes away impurities while leaving the skin soft and smooth.
Green Complex and 5-Free System.
It's also enriched with the Jeju green complex which consists of camellia sinensis, camellia japonica, cactus, and mandarin to keep your skin nourished and healthy.
Natural benefit safety seal.
And it's free from harmful ingredients such as parabens, mineral oil, synthetic colorants, ingredients from animals, and imidazolidinyl urea, a formaldehyde-releasing preservative. As such, this product bears the 5-Free System logo, which you can find on the side of the tube.
Flip-top cap.
The tube is made of soft plastic - easy to squeeze, with rounded, non-poking corners.
The tube opening, still sealed.
As for the product itself, it's a white-colored cleanser with a fairly thick consistency. A pea-sized amount of the cleanser yields a rich lather, so I reckon it will take months before I can empty out this 150 mL tube. Also, it has a mild scent that's neither floral nor citrus-y, but pleasant nonetheless.
Just a little goes a long way.
Sudsy! :)
As I have mentioned earlier, this cleansing foam is made with volcanic scoria, a dark-colored igneous rock with round bubble-like cavities. Formed from lava as it cools after a volcanic eruption, these rocks are fairly rare and free from impurities.
Tiny orange particles made from volcanic scoria.
You can see this volcanic scoria in the form of tiny orange particles which dissolve easily as you build a lather. These tiny clusters don't come in abundance, and they don't have that 'exfoliating feel', unlike the particles contained in face scrubs and exfoliating creams. Hence, this cleansing foam is alright for daily use. I actually use this twice daily, and I love how my skin feels soft, smooth, and squeaky clean after each use. 

Now that we're entering the hot summer months, my skin tends to generate a lot more oil than the usual (I have sensitive skin, for the record) and I love how this cleansing foam helps in unclogging pores and keeping excess oil at bay. Definitely one of the best cleansers I have ever tried!

What I love:
- Affordable price.
- Thorough cleansing.
- Very economical; a pea-sized amount generates a thick lather.
- Safe for sensitive skin.
- Reduces excess sebum, unclogs pores.
- Made with natural ingredients.
- Does not contain harmful chemicals.
- Cruelty-free.

What you might not like:
- The brand is not available in the Philippines, but can be bought from online stores like Seoul Shopper.

6 replies:

travelpogi said...

i've heard about this product before, this looks works perfectly! i would like to try this sometimes!
-Kelly Reci

Mai C. said...

That sounds lovely. When you mentioned volcanic, I was thinking it would be a much darker color. I like that it's cruelty free!

Xoneia Tayag said...

I am all in with this cleanser! I hate excessive oil and it would be nice to get rid of that! I think this is a must try! Too bad that it's not available in the PH!

Erica S (EricasRecipes.com) said...

Intersting! I have never heard of a beauty product with anything actually volcanic in it!

Kristen Campbell said...

Oh man, I would try this one! I use special pore cleansers on a daily basis!

indah nuria Savitri said...

oh my...they are super cute indeed! I hope they have it here as well in NYC :)