Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Review: Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask Set

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask Super Set

Hey everyone!

Today, I'm going to review the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask Special Set. I bought this set in my first Innisfree haul when Innifree's global website first launched. The set cost $15 for the three products of Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, the Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam, and the Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner. For me, that's a pretty decent price. I did a 90 days test on these three products and now I'm here to share with you all my thoughts on them. Read on if you want to learn more about them!

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay MaskInnisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner
Product Description: A pore treating toner for daily use. It's enriched with Jeju volcanic scoria to remove excess sebum. The toner contains mineral powder, so shake well before using. To use, simply take a cotton pad and pour an appropriate amount onto it. Gently wipe the skin with it.  

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
Product Description: A 6 in 1 pore treatment clay mask enriched with mini Jeju volcanic clusters. The clay mask will control sebum, deep cleanse pores (clearing black heads and what nots), exfoliate, tighten pores, brighten skin complexion, and it provides a cooling effect when applied. In terms of exfoliation, it's got AHA elements for the chemical exfoliation and it will smooth out the skin. To use, take an appropriate amount and spread it across the face, avoid eyes and lips. After 10 minutes, rinse off gently with lukewarm water. Use once per week or less.
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
Product Description: A foam pore cleanser with Jeju volcanic and green complex. It's got mini Jeju volcanic scoria in the cleanser to help purify pores. It will easily remove impurities without irritating the skin. To use, take an appropriate amount and lather. Gently massage it over your face and rinse thoroughly afterwards.

Here are the ingredients for each product as well as their order of use. While it's recommended to use the clay mask once or twice a week, generally I only use it once per week or less. It all depends on your preference. The clay mask does have cooling effects and you can feel it right after you've apply it to your skin. Don't be alarmed as it is suppose to be like that. Although, if there is irritation with any of the products, you should definitely remove it right away. 

What's unique about these three products is that they all contains the Jeju volcanic scoria. What is the Jeju volcanic scoria you may ask? It is an rare ingredient that only exists on Jeju Island. It's created by solidified lava from erupted volcanoes on the Island. These Jeju scoria are known for absorbing sebum and impurities that are embedded within the pores.

My Rating: ❤ ❤   

I used the toner and cleanser daily, morning and night for 90+ days and the clay mask once a week. My results? Less sebum on my face! The clay mask was able to help keep my pores clean and clear of impurities and control sebum at the same time. While the cleanser and toner worked daily to control my sebum. It lost a heart because the products didn't really tighten my pores and aside from the clay mask, the other 2 products didn't cleanse and purify pores well. The products had a temporary tighten effect but that soon went away. I bought the products really hoping they would tighten up my pores, so I was a bit disappointed that it didn't. It did clean out some black heads but not all, so that was disappointing too. However, I still really like the Super Volcanic clay mask because it feels so relaxing when I apply it and it works well to control sebum. The product I wasn't so fond of was the cleanser, because it was a bit irritating on my skin.
clay mask
Here's what the Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask looks like with the cap off.
What I loved most about this clay mask is its instant cooling effects. You can feel the mask cool down the face right away. It feels refreshing and nice. I also love that you can leave the mask on for longer than 10 minutes without the skin feeling irritated or awkwardly stiff. I usually watch some TV drama or Youtube video or play games on my phone while I'm waiting for the mask to dry. (P.S. my current favorite phone game is called "I Love Pasta"! It's this cuteness overload cooking game that's really addicting too, you gotta check it out!) After the mask dries, I'll massage it with water and wash it off. Then follow up with my night time skincare routine. 

Super volcanic pore clay mask
Sadly, the clay mask doesn't come with a spatula. I'm just using one I had on hand.

A little goes a long way for this mask, although I like to apply a thick layer on areas of my face that tend to produce more sebum than the rest. I find that it works extra well to control sebum on those areas on my skin. While it does cleanses the pores well, it doesn't really remove black heads well. 
clay mask after its been spread

Here's what the clay mask looks like once it's been spread out. It contains scoria, although in this particular picture there was only one and its near the bottom. The clay mask is very easy to apply and spread. It has a super light clay scent that isn't really noticeable at all. Usually, I leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes, a bit longer than the recommended 10 minutes. It doesn't irritate my skin and although it does become stiff, it's not uncomfortable.  

foam cleansertoner

Here's what the toner looks like on a cotton pad. It's got a bit of a nude color on it due to the mineral powder. The foam cleanser is on the right and below will be pictures of what it looks like after its been spread out. The toner and cleanser both have a perfumey floral scent. It's not strong but it isn't light either. 

Can you see the little piece of scoria?

This cleanser was the only product of the three that I wasn't too fond of. It can be a bit irritating on my skin when used daily, which I did not like. It does lather really well though, so that is a plus. 
scoria enlarged
Scoria close up! Well, sort of, although it just really looks like an air bubble here.
Final Thoughts: Being a big fan of Innisfree products and having used the Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask in the past, I already knew that I was going to like these products. A bit sad that these products didn't hit a home run but still happy with their sebum control abilities as well as brightening effects. 

Would I purchase them in the future? The Super Volcanic clay mask for sure, as I love the cooling effect on my skin when I apply it and it's very effective with sebum controls and brightening effects. The Jeju volcanic pore toner and the Jeju volcanic pore cleansing foam on the other hand I'm not so sure. Not that I didn't like them but they just weren't right for my skin. I found that the cleansing foam was a bit irritating on my skin and the toner has alcohol as its second ingredient, hence it can be drying at times. In the end, out of the three products, I still really love the Super Volcanic clay mask and still enjoyed the Jeju Volcanic pore toner. The cleanser just wasn't for me.

Have you tried any of these three products? What are your thoughts on them?
Leave a comment below and let me know!

Until next time and dream big!


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