Hello and thank you for stopping by for another one of my skin care reviews.
Today I’ll be reviewing a very popular K-Beauty clay mask.
You may have come across volcanic clay products while skin care shopping. One of the most popular products I’ve seen is the Innisfree’s volcanic pore clay mask. This little bundle of awesomeness was mentioned so often by some of my favourite YouTuber’s monthly favourites, I knew I had to give it a try.
I don’t believe Innisfree is the only brand that uses the volcanic ash aspect, but from what I have seen they seem to have really expanded this line to other skin care products. One of the popular ones hitting my newsfeed is the pore cleanser foam that I have yet to try.
I have tried the clay mask and that’s what we’re here to talk about today, so I’ll get into it.
There are 2 versions of the clay mask, one is the super volcanic clay and the other is the original volcanic clay. I naturally went for the super version since my skin needs all the help it can get. According to Innisfree’s website is the original is great for controlling sebum and the super version is great for treating pores. There is also a few dollars difference between the 2, maybe $5.00 or so depending where you purchase it.
After trying this for the first time I can see why it’s so popular. It’s one of the best clay masks I’ve ever tried. On nights that I use this and then put a sheet mask on after I can really feel the effects of the sheet mask soaking deep into my pores.
The packaging is pretty basic except for the engraving on the top of the lid, I think it makes it a little classy than just a normal mask bottle. Maybe I’m just attracted to the shiny stuff.
Its really easy to apply and has a little cooling affect while applying. You can feel some grittiness which provides a little exfoliation when removing. As it’s drying it doesn’t get that really stiff tight feeling that I have experienced in other clay masks. It stays pretty smooth throughout having it on and it’s SO easy to wash off. The easiest way I have found to remove this mask is I wet my face and massage in a circular motion for a little then wet a muslin cloth wipe the rest off and that does the trick.
In the past when I tried to wash off a clay mask, the only way to wash it off without it looking like I had a mud fight in my bathroom, was by having a shower and most of the hot water of my shower used up in just trying to get the mask off. With this, I can remove in the bathroom sink – such a huge upgrade for me!!
I love this mask and is a forever product for me. drop the mic
I want to mention is the product doesn’t dry inside either. I don’t know if it’s just me not knowing how to close a lid properly but from what I can remember with past clay mask about half way through or so they’d have dried clumps which made it super hard to apply. Even ones in a tube I’d end up throwing out because they’d dry out. All that mess put me off of using a clay masks for such a long time.
Until now! I paid $35 for my jar and each cent has been worth it. For now I am alternating between this mask and the bubble mask because I want to hurry and use the bubble mask up so I can get back to this one. Next time I place an order for more masks I’ll purchase the cleanser from this line as well to give it a try.
A little goes a long way with this as well. So you’ll get, hmm I’d estimate a good dozen masks sessions possibly more, depending on how heavy handed you are while applying. I know I have used mine about half a dozen times and there is still more than half in the bottle.
On another note – as I was looking up what I paid for this I saw that there is a super volcanic clay mousse mask! I am dying to give that a try! I’ll use it as motivation to use up my bubble mask sooner.
Repurchase? Yes!! I can’t commit to being 100% faithful to this particular mask, it ill always be in my arsenal though. I love trying new things all the time. Plus I’m thinking of you, I have to do my research for you…..at least that’s what I tell my hubby.
All this talk about masks it’s time for me to go have one.
Here is the link to Innisfree’s website in case you want to check it out http://www.innisfreeworld.com/main/index.do
Until next time, I’m wishing you the best skin health!