My brain is like a sieve: I briefly mentioned this little clay mask last summer and I completely forgot that I had planned a separate review for it. (Actually, this also applies to quite a few sunscreens that are recently discontinued. Should I still post them up?)
Here’s a very affordable and effective “deep cleansing” clay mask that is an established fixture in my beauty drawer — the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. If you want a weekly quick-fix treatment that makes your skin feels instantly declogged, deep cleansed, and purified then it might just float your boat.
I’ve photographed this clay mask warts and all — this is my 2nd jar and it’s very well-used! It smells distinctive like clay. It’s really very thorough at deep cleansing that leaving the skin feeling clearer, brighter, and smoother. It feels thicker and more powerful than the original Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask (silver lid). They both contains the following: Volcanic Ash, Kaolin Clay, Bentonite Clay, and Green Tea, whereas the new, Super Volcanic contains a higher concentrated blend and a cocktail of mild exfoliants to refine the skin’s texture. Walnut Powder, Lactic Acid, and Volcanic Scoria Capsules (pulverized hardened lava from Jeju Island).
I’d say that this would be best suited to combination to oily skin because of its sebum-absorbing, pore-tackling ability. This mask has been targeted at deep cleansing oily, congestion-prone skin, and I would say that this is a helpful addition as part of a full routine that has something to keep pores clean (you can’t just apply a mask and expect it to work miracles.) I particularly like pairing it with a sheet mask for an all-round treatment. The clay mask draws out impurities and very gently slough off dead skin cells so that the serum in the sheet mask can penetrate better into the skin.
The Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 100ml retails for ₩13,000 in Korea. You can also find it online for US$15 from Innisfreeworld.com HERE — you can see the full ingredients list for it on its page — or US$15.90+ from Amazon.com HERE.