Sep 29, 2014

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam | Review

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam

As mentioned in my previous post on my review of the Innisfree Super Volcanic Ash Clay Mask,  I managed to receive some decent sized samples from their volcanic ash line. After a slightly disappointing experience with the clay mask, I admit that I had no expectations for this. To my surprise, I really enjoyed using this product. In fact I think that this cleanser is the best out of the set of cleanser, toner and mask!

It's promise:

A pore cleansing foam with Jeju volcanic clusters to attach to sebum and purify pores.


Apply an appropriate amount onto wet hands and work into rich lather. After massaging, rinse off with lukewarm water.

The product itself: 

 - Tube packaging

 - Has a subtle scent, which is both fresh and pleasant, without being overpowering

 - Consistency of the cleanser is thick
   ( Similiar to that of the Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Face Wash)

 - has 'scoria beads' aka. volcanic ash for light exfoliation

 - Lathers up to a nice thick foam

What I like about it : 

Deep and thorough cleanse:

This cleanser is really nice because it is thick and lathers really well for a thorough cleanse of the skin. I especially like it for days where my skin is overly oily or if I've had a 'heavier-than-usual' make-up day. I also liked that I could easily control the consistency of this cleanser where I could have a 'light' cleanse by adjusting the amount of water I mix it with. This makes it totally skin friendly for day-to-day use.

My favourite way to use this product is to spend  a good 5 minutes massaging this product into the skin, making sure it gets right down into the pores. I would then proceed to shower and only rinsing off the cleanser only at the end. I found that it was gentle enough to leave it on my skin without getting that stinging sensation some cleansers provide. My skin then felt so clean and smooth at the end without feeling overly dry.

Ingredients : 

It has been a habit of mine to check the ingredients list of the products before I use them. To my surprise, the ingredients of this cleanser fares well. Not only does this have fruit and plant extracts, it has little or no alcohol content as well.

They don't publicise this, but the fruit and plant extracts includes: Green tea ( camillia sinesis ) , Satsuma orange (citrus unshiu), Japanese camellia ( camellia japonica), Prickly pears ( opuntia coccinellifera)  and Orchid. I can't say the same for the fragrance in the cleanser though. Considering the price of this product at SGD $13 for 100ml, this is a good and afforadable cleanser.

Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, PEG-32, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Hydrated Silica, Lauryl Glucoside, Volcanic Ash (Jeju Scoria), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Lauramide DEA, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Mannitol, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium-7, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance

The Bad:


I found that the 'scoria beads' disintegrated before it had time to exfoliate my skin. So I wouldn't recommend this product if your sole intention is the physical exfoliation.

Oil control : 

With the volcanic ash in the cleanser, I expected some form of oil control with this product. Innisfree have heavily marketed it's volcanic ash line as one which is effective in this area. Yet it failed to deliver on this aspect.

Who will like it :

-Generally, I would have to say that those with combination to oily skin would really enjoy this product. As deep of a cleanse this provides, it could possibly have that 'tight and dry' effect on those  with normal to dry skin if used on a day to day basis. Otherwise, I can see it being used as an occasional heavy duty cleanser for those with normal skin. As for those with dry skin, I wouldn't recommend this at all.

All in all, I really enjoyed using this product. Sadly, I've just finished my 30 ml sample after a good 3 months of thorough usage. I do look forward to purchasing a full size in the future.

If you want to read more about cleansers and which other products I recommend to clear any breakouts you can check out: Clear skin: It All Starts With The Cleanse


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