There comes a time in every beauty obsessed girl, or guys life where you discover a product that is everything you hoped it would be. It's perfect, it works, it's just great. Admittedly I am fickle and switch from one product to the next due to boredom and curiosity but sometimes products stand out and you don't need to go looking elsewhere. This is how I feel about the innisfree super volcanic pore clay mask.
This Mask claims it:
Tightens pores + Removes sebum + Exfoliates dead skin cells + Offers deep cleansing + Enhances skin tone + Provides cooling effects
Being in the middle of a skincare and cosmetics obsessed country means lots of products are constantly catching my eye, from billboards to tv and youtube adverts. This means I have tried a fair few and had some lovely breakouts as a result. I found that this product cleared them up and soothed them in no time. I am sure all ladies are familiar with those painful, hormonal breakouts that seem to be a nightmare to shift. Well this product did an amazing job at soothing even those, and thats no easy task.
What's in it?
The mask contains 'Jeju volcanic scoria, made with hardened lava when the volcanos erupted in Jeju, is a purely natural ingredient with powerful sebum control capacities'. (taken from the website). They say that these ingredients are better at absorbing sebum and clearing the skin, than red clay or mud. I have noticed that this mask is much better at clearing blemishes than other clay masks I have tried.
How do I use it?
First I cleanse my face, with what ever I am using at the time. Then I use a hot flannel to open up my pores, laying it on my face for a few minuets. Then I dry my face and spread the mask evenly, avoiding the eye area. I put a thicker layer over my nose, chin and forehead (basically anywhere that has large pores or is breakout prone). Then wait for it to dry.
The mask dries but not in a harsh, itchy irritating way. I find most clay masks to be too dry and difficult to wash off. I usually feel like I am tugging at my skin but this one still has a little give after around 15 minuets.
If you are looking for a nice clay mask to help with the appearance of black heads and sooth blemishes, this is one to try. I highly recommend this to anyone. The only thing I would say is if you had really dry skin then it might dry out your skin even more. I would however say those with really dry skin probably don't need a clay mask anyway.
Here is the link to the website if anyone is interested in learning more about it. Thanks for reading. I hope it was useful to someone!