31 Jul 2017

Review: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Melting Clay Mask

By the time I review about this, I'm gonna be wanting the newly released Color Clay Mask already!! So yeah, this is kinda like a belated review, but it still has its value of existence and I am sure there are people who still want to give this a try.

Talking about the Color Clay Mask, I think it is a great idea (so cute and interesting!), but if they can come out with a 7-in-1 medium size kit then it's gonna be better! I think I might try out some of them to see how it differs from all other ones I've tried!

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Melting Clay Mask is a unique warming-type clay mask that is designed for individuals with clogged pores, sebum irregularity and oily skin. It can "open up" the pores using its unique warming technology to allow the product to reach deeper part of your skin and deep cleanse it. In other words, it is different from the mousse-type clay mask and all of these color clay masks because it is the only one with warming effect. It also feels really soft and moist on the skin without turning into dry cracked mud like the original Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask.

The mask is a creamy, moist and lightweight clay that adheres closely to your skin. It doesn't feel like clay mask at all, more like some moisturizing creamy pack. It doesn't have a strong mud scent and those of you who don't like mud-smelling clay mask. I won't say that it is strongly fragranced either.

You apply it right after cleansing (or before cleansing in my case). Leave it on for 10-20 minutes and then gently massage it around your skin for exfoliating benefits before rinsing it off with water.


Glycerin, Zeolite, Dipropylene Glycol, Kaolin, Volcanic Ash, Silica, Polyglyceryl-10 Behenate/Eicosadioate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer


This product uses volcanic ash, zeolite (a volcanic byproduct) and kaolin to achieve its deep-cleansing and sebum absorbing effects. All of us are familiar with volcanic ash, it is an ingredient used in many clay masks including products from Skinfood, Innisfree and The Face Shop. It also possess anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-yeast properties, making it perfect for those with have clogged and acne-prone skin. Its high sulphur content, in addition to its potent disinfecting properties, can also protect the skin against external pollution and radiation. Zeolite is a mineral derived from the chemical reaction between volcanic ash and sea salt. It is highly alkaline and possess pH balancing benefits, hence is able to provide skin purifying and detoxifying benefits. If volcanic ash and zeolite are not enough, we also have kaolin, a type of soft clay mineral that is commonly present in many deep cleansing products to absorb sebum and dead skin cells trapped within your pores. It helps the skin to stay matte and clean for several days after, hence eliminate dullness and reduce breakouts.

This product is also infused with very fine walnut shell powder, a commonly seen, non-microbreads physical exfoliant. It can help to slough off dead skin cells and reveal a softer and smoother skin. Normally I would not recommend sensitive skin or those with damaged moisture barrier to use walnut shell powder because it may scratch and hurt their skin, bringing more bad than good. However, for non-troubled skin types, I think the walnut shell inside here is too fine and is insufficient to cause damage to your skin.

Moisturizing ingredients such as coconut oil and glycerin are added to provide a nice cushiony effects after all those deep-cleansing and exfoliating works we have done on our skin. We also have the antioxidants-enriched Jeju Essences (orange peel extract, orchid extract, green tea extract, camellia extract, cactus extract etc.) to provide a tiny bit of skin healing benefits while we "detoxify" our skin.

In short, a simple formula with all the necessary absorbents, moisturizers and some delightful add-ons of antioxidants. And it is also smart to combine exfoliation into this deep-cleansing pack though, which makes cleansing easier and more thorough. Now you get your skin surface and pores pampered.


I have experimented this on my bf as well as on myself. I think this works better on him, who has acne-prone, oily-dehydrated and pores concern. His pores appear smaller, skin clearer and much brighter after using this. And the effect lasts for several days. However, it doesn't really deep cleanse my normal-to-dry skin without serious pores issue. Even my Make Prem Radiance Cleansing Pack works much better and takes lesser time than this.


This is a nice clay mask, but may not be the best that I've tried. I like the mousse-type clay mask because it is really convenient and creamy. I also really enjoy my Make P:rem Radiance Cleansing Pack which is a time-saving clay-mask-to-foam pack. I find the warming effect delightful though because it does help to "open up" my pores and allow a more thorough cleansing effects. However, the process is a bit unpleasant because your face will be hot and uncomfortable when you are wearing it. I think this product is more suitable for people with big pores, oily-dehydrated and acne-prone skin. 

- adheres well to the skin
- non-drying
- a little goes a long way

- the warming process feels uncomfortable
- not suitable for normal-to-dry skin or those without pores concern

Overall impression: ★★★★
Repurchasing: ★★ (I think I will try out the Color Clay)
You can get this from: Innisfree Malaysia | Althea Korea
[Disclaimer] Product is purchased with my own money. All copyright of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.
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