Looking for a pore cleansing and clarifying mask? One of my top favourite masks, the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Mask is pretty much the only one you need. It captures the entire brand’s essence in a bottle – purifying, fresh and natural!
I have been religiously using this mask for years now, and here’s why you should try it out too!
Volcanic Ash For Skincare?
According to the product description, this is a “10 in 1 clay mask” that’s made for intensive pore care with 2X stronger sebum absorption thanks to Jeju Volcanic Cluster Sphere.
But wait, you ask, it’s from a volcano! Isn’t that scary? How can that help my skin?
The tiny, highly porous volcanic ash particles make them highly absorbent, helping to suck out sebum, dirt and dust from your pores. They are also packed with antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, so they not only reduce the formation of acne, they treat any popped pimples and irritants too.
Water / Aqua / Eau, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Butylene Glycol, Silica, Glycerin, Trehalose, Volcanic Ash, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Bentonite, Kaolin, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pvp, 1,2-hexanediol, Peg-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Xanthan Gum, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Sorbitan Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Polyacrylate-13, Polysorbate 20, Yellow Oxide Of Iron (Ci 77492), Mannitol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Lactic Acid/glycolic Acid Copolymer, Lactic Acid, Polyisobutene, Red Oxide Of Iron (Ci 77491), Menthoxypropanediol, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopherol
Who it is for
As you can probably tell, this product is best suited for my fellow oily and oily combo skin sisters. I do not recommend this if you have very dry or sensitive skin, as it can be a little moisture stripping.
The product comes in a form of tightly packed clay. When I first bought it, the clay had a creamy, moist texture and could be easily scooped out and spread on the skin smoothly.
However after a few months, the clay dried up and hardened, making it a bit tough to remove from the bottle. You need to dig into it and take it out in small chunks. It’s a little annoying, but with some massaging on the skin, the product warm up and melt back to its creamy texture.
My Experience and Rating
After lathering my face with the Volcanic clay, the product dries and leaves a cooling sensation. 10 minutes later, I rinse it off with some warm water and say hello to clear and glowing skin!
I must say, this product does live up to its claims. My skin always feels squeaky clean and deeply cleansed. The skin texture also feels smoother and complexion looks more radiant after all the sebum and dead skin have been removed. It’s like I’ve been given brand new skin – it feels really lovely to start off my night skincare routine with clean slate!
- Deep cleansing
- Pore purifying
- Cooling sensation
- Product hardens after a period of time, making it hard to apply
- Can be a bit drying for those with dry or sensitive skin
How to best use this product
Here are some ways you can incorporate this mask into your skincare routine and get the best results:
- Do not use it everyday, just 1-2 times a week will do
- Do not use it with other exfoliators or harsh acids
- Add some moisturising products such as hyaluronic acid serums or sleeping masks after you use this mask to compensate the moisture lost
Purchase Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Mask from Hermo today!