Ever since I tried a sample of Innisfree’s Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask (mentioned here), I knew it was something I wanted to purchase. When I was making my first purchase from Innisfree’s website, I noticed that they were running a promotional three-piece set, basically enabling me to get the mask, plus the cleanser and toner from the same Jeju Volcanic Pore product line. I’ve been using all three products and want to tell y’all about them.
Innisfree’s global site is pretty great, but there are still some translation issues that can confuse me when it comes to figuring out which skin concerns the products are formulated to address. As far as I can tell, the Jeju Volcanic Pore line is supposed to be appropriate for those with enlarged pores and oily skin. I don’t think it targets breakouts at all, as they have a Bija Trouble line for that and I don’t see any obvious acne-fighting ingredients in my Pore products.
All three of these products are available individually, and Innisfree runs a lot of different promotional sets. I don’t think this 3-piece set is always available (I remember checking the website after receiving my package and it was out of stock at that point) but it is available as I type this here. For the exact same price of $15 that the mask costs on its own, you can get this set (and the size of the mask jar is the same – 100ml). How’s that for a deal? Additionally, I see a larger set that includes these three pieces plus a few more for $38.
And in case you’re wondering, Jeju is a Korean island known for its volcanic landscape.
The set comes in a nice box, which I didn’t realize when I ordered it. It’d make a nice gift. All of the information and ingredients are listed on the back (Innisfree also lists all product ingredients on their website, which is awesome).
Let’s start with the cleanser.
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam … $10 for 150 ml or $14 for 300 ml
The set comes with a 30ml tube of cleanser. Normally, foaming cleansers aren’t my jam because they’re drying and sting my eyes, but this one is surprisingly gentle. It’s a white foam that has Jeju volcanic scoria, or pieces of basaltic lava. They’re small and very sparse, so I don’t get any sort of scrubbing action (if you want that, they also sell a Jeju Volcanic Pore Scrub Foam which sounds like it has more). Some of the fun ingredients include volcanic ash, green tea extract, tangerine peel extract, prickly pear extract, Brassica campestris (rapeseed) flower extract, bamboo extract, and mineral water from Jeju volcanic rock. It isn’t highly fragranced. All in all I think this is a nice foaming cleanser but I personally prefer gels, which can have a more gentle and hydrating effect.
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner … $21 for 250 ml
The mini toner bottle comes with 70 ml in it, and I wanted to give you some size reference for the bottle. You have to shake it before using since the toner has mineral powder in it – you can see the sediment clearly in Innisfree’s photo of the full size. Alcohol is the second ingredient, but honestly the toner is a lot more gentle than the ingredients might let on. It’s a good formulation that doesn’t feel drying on my combination skin, and isn’t highly scented. Nice ingredients include volcanic ash, camellia leaf extract, orchid extract, prickly pear extract, tangerine peel extract, and green tea extract (all within the top 10 ingredients), as well as some lactic acid a bit further down the list. I think this is a really wonderful toner for oily skin that isn’t overly drying. So many of them are.
Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask … ($15 for 100 ml or $25 for 200 ml)
And here’s the product that prompted the purchase, the clay mask. FYI, Innisfree carries two versions of clay mask, a Volcanic Pore (described as a 3-in-1) and a Super Volcanic Pore (described as a 6-in-1). I don’t feel I’m an expert on the difference between the two and it’s difficult to tell just from the website, Super Volcanic is just the one I tried a sample of and enjoyed and is only $1 more for the small jar. This is a mask with volcanic ash, kaolin and bentonite clays, walnut shell powder, a nice collection of botanical extracts, and a bit of lactic acid. I love that this cleanses my skin without drying it out, as I often find that clay masks can make my combination skin feel a little too tight. It’s a good one and it isn’t painfully expensive (I don’t like to pay a lot for my mud), so it makes me happy.
If you’re interested in seeing manufacturer info for all of these products, you can click to enlarge this image from the back of the box. For the sake of the set, and perhaps for gifting, it’s nice that it has such clear English info on there.
One last thing is that I have a sample of the Jeju Volcanic Pore Essence, which I just cracked open this week.
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Essence … $23 for 50 ml
Essences are kind of funny because it seems like they can have wildly varied textures. This one is a thin, lightweight white cream that feels really silky on the skin. I use it after a serum but before a lotion, because that’s where it lies in terms of consistency. I only need a small bit to cover my face, and I pay particular attention to the center of my face since that’s where I see the most oil and visible pores. It isn’t exactly like a oil-control primer, as it’s a much thinner lotion and doesn’t have an obvious instant mattifying effect, but I do think it’s a helpful layer to have in the routine that really gives the skin a balanced, supple feel. I’m still working on the sample and would like to say more about it later on, but I am liking it.
And if you’re curious, you can get these sample packets from Innisfree for either a couple of dollars or as freebie selections when you’re making an order. They’re great because they’re resealable and provide me with a couple weeks of use.
If you’re interested in the set, take a look here to check out whether it’s currently in stock, but Innisfree does a great job of always featuring fun promotional sets and deals. I also subscribe to their emails so that I know when I can buy 5 sheet masks and get 5 free, and that sort of thing.
Have you tried any of these products? Are you an Innisfree fan?