Today I will be reviewing the Innisfree super volcanic, pore clay mask. Before going into the details of the product let me tell you something about the brand. Innisfree is known for being South Korea's first all natural brand. It is one of the few Korean brands that use organic ingredients certified by France's ECOCERT organization. Their products range from makeup to skincare products for both men and women.
It was while searching for good face masks I came across this product. I was fascinated by the name of the product which says 'volcanic pore clay mask' and also the brand which is an all natural one. The product contains juju volcanic clay which is made from minerals released by volcanic explosions in juju island. It is categorised as preserved alkaline resource and is effective in removing sebum and other impurities. The product claims that it tightens pores, removes sebum, exfoliates dead skin cells, offers deep cleansing, enhances skin tone and provides cooling effects. What else can anyone ask for!! It also says that the product with its super volcanic cluster capsules powerfully absorbs sebum to intensively resolve pore concerns.
Taking about the packaging the product comes in a brown paper box which can be recycled. Inside of it is the jar containing the clay mask. The jar also has the same brown packaging with a copper coloured screw cap and is travel friendly.
My views about the product-
The product retails for Rs 1100/- for 100 ml of the product
The product is a grey coloured thick clay mask, is creamy in texture and has few tiny granules which I guess may be the capsules which bursts and the AHA element in it helps the mask exfoliate the skin. It has a mild herbal smell to it which fades away after washing. I use it ones a week and have been using it since a month now and I can say that this mask really works. I first wash my face and pat it dry. Then I apply my rose water toner and then apply the mask on my face. It has also been mentioned in the packaging that applying a toner before applying the mask will refine skin texture. I let the product sit on my skin for about 20 minutes. The mask gives instant cooling sensation and the good thing is it does not crack like other clay masks which would otherwise cause wrinkles and stretch marks on the skin. For removing I first gently roll using finger tips with lukewarm water. After rolling for some time I finally wash my face with some cold water. After drying I again apply my toner and then leave it. The cooling effect of the clay and strong absorption of sebum instantly refreshes the skin and contracts pores. After every use I find my skin feel really smooth and clean. The pores on my face appear shrunken and remain like that for a few hours. The mask did not break me out however it neither cured the existing acnes nor aggravate it.
The only thing you have to be careful is that the product can dry out very quickly and hence immediately cover the jar after use. I therefore did not like the wide mouth of the jar as it can make the product dry quickly if not closed immediately. Also the jar should come with a spatula so that we don't dip our fingers in it.
Pros of the product:
- Packaging is travel friendly
- Skin feels smooth and clean after use
- Does not over dry skin or stretch it
- Instantly gives cooling sensation
- Free from harsh chemicals
- Quantity is worth the price
-Should come with a spatula
-Can dry out really quickly if left open for long
Last but not the least I am really impressed by this mask as it has worked well for my oily skin. In fact it is the best mask I have ever used. Oily skin people will really love this face mask. You can also use the product with some rose water or plain water in case it dries up.
Rating : 4.7/5
Those of you who have already used the product do let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.