Thursday, 27 November 2014

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask Review 이니스프리 수퍼 화산송이 모공 마스크 리뷰

My favourite masks are not the sheet kind, but clay masks. I'll be sharing with you my review of the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. I used to have a problem with my oily and acne prone skin which tended to enlargen my pores but with purifying masks, it has become controllable.

On the packaging, it claims to:

Tighten pores + remove sebum + exfoliate dead skin cells + offer deep cleansing + enhance skin tone + provide cooling effect.

"This clay mask with its super volcanic cluster capsules powerfully absorbs sebum to resolve pore concerns"

There are two versions of this product. The normal volcanic pore clay mask and the SUPER version which I am reviewing. The difference is the presence of volcanic capsules in the Super version.

If you really know me, underneath the 'hipster' nickname my friends like to call me, I prefer simplicity. Innisfree is a brand known for their 'simple white' and 'boring' packaging however I think it's quite nice.

The Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask is in a brown plastic (?) jar with a shiny chocolate brown twist cap. It has the words "jeju volcanic pore clay mask. pore cleansing and care." inscribed on the top. Also a quick note, Innisfree is known for their use of ingredients grown from Jeju Island.

I have not noticed any drying of the product so I would say the packaging is sufficient in keeping the mask in its' original condition. This product was bought in August and it has been used for almost 4 months.

Very hard to describe but if I were to use words to give my best description, it would be "what you could smell if you were to stand close enough to a stagnant volcano". Not unpleasant.

I've used a few clay masks before so I'll be comparing this product generally and to the St Ives Timeless Skin Mineral Clay Mask.

One major advantage with this Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask is that it is not uncomfortable on the skin at all. With other masks you might have the clay settle harshly onto the skin, restricting facial movement. However this is a very flexible clay mask, allowing you room to move. It doesn't crack but will flake off slowly if you were to apply it for too long (40mins+).

The volcanic capsules are a nice touch to this product but truthfully, there is very little exfoliation happening. Capsules are small (Good for people with sensitive skin though). Sure you have to spread the mask over your skin evenly but using circular motions when exfoliating normally shouldn't be done. It does dry quite quickly (like normal clay masks) and sometimes if I apply too slowly, the new product I want to apply over the already applied areas seems to break off the previous applied product. (sorry about the overuse of the word "applied"). However what you can do is when rinsing off the product with water, use the left over volcanic capsules to gently exfoliate with circular motions. Water makes it much easier for exfoliation.

I wanted to include a before and after photo but unfortunately I did not take a photo from the first use. With purifying pore products, results do not come from instant use. You have to diligently use it as part of a routine for affects to show. I can definitely say that my skin has improved from August. I personally purchased this product when I started noticing how big my pores were becoming and to make the unsightly disappear, I managed to buy it. It was a great choice and I recommend this mask to everybody.

My pores have tightened, my blackheads are now smaller and skin is less oily. Sebum was decreased and it feels amazing everytime I rinse the mask off. However I don't think there is a cooling effect with this clay mask.

I definitely recommend this product. For  people who do not like the sight of pores when clay masks are fully dried, this is a great option compared to the St Ive Mineral Clay Mask as it doesn't badly accentuate the look of your pores. I purchased my Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask on eBay for around US$15.

Where can you buy this product? 
 'Use code: 04161007 and get $5 off on an order of at least $30!'

Until next time, annyeong~

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