Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Review: Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

Description: This Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask contains 6020mg of Jeju Volcanic scoria and scoria capsules that gives a powerful pore cleansing and sebum control effect. It exfoliates dead skin cells and tightens pores, ensuring a clean, supple and healthy-looking skin.

About Jeju volcanic scoria:
This pure and rare ingredient, formulated from solidified lava caused by volcanic eruptions in Jeju island, absorbs impurities and sebum that are deeply embedded within skin pores.

4-FREE Formula:
- NO Mineral oil
- NO Colorants
- NO Ethanol
- NO Animal-deprived ingredients

Claims to do:
Resolves various pore problems including blackheads, whiteheads and enlarged pores:
- Tightens pores
- Removes sebum
- Exfoliates dead skin cells
- Deep cleansing
- Enhances skin tone
- Provides cooling effect upon application

Directions: After cleansing, apply an adequate amount of mask on the face avoiding the eye and lip area and leave on for 10 minutes. Gently massage in circular motion using fingertips before rinsing off with lukewarm water.

Net Weight: 100ml (available in 200ml)

Price: ₩13000 / Retail price in Innisfree SG: SGD$21

Previously, I wrote a review on the Original version of Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. Check out the review here: http://bitsdiaries.blogspot.sg/2014/07/review-innisfree-jeju-volcanic-pore.html . Both the Original and Super versions have a few resemblances. Hence, in this review, I will duplicate some of the information from my review of the Original version. Please excuse the copy & paste work~ lol.  I will include a little bit of comparison on both versions as well. So...as always we begin with packaging~

The jar of clay mask is packed in a cube-shaped box made of recycled paper.

The lid has the words "• jeju volcanic pore clay maskpore clearing and care" being molded on the lid's surface.

The jar itself is made of plastic with an aluminium screw-off lid.

Once opened, there is an unsealed plastic cover covering the opening.

The only difference in the packaging of both versions is the color. By reading the review of the Original version, you will see the color difference between both versions. [Review link: http://bitsdiaries.blogspot.sg/2014/07/review-innisfree-jeju-volcanic-pore.html]

Consistency & Color:
The Super version has a pinkish-greyish, soft creamy clay texture but it's thicker than the Original version. Unlike the Original version, this contains Jeju volcanic scoria capsules .aka. little exfoliating beads, which are barely noticeable by the eyes but you will be able to feel the beads during application.

Demonstration on my mom's arm:
Apply adequate amount on desired area and leave it on for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, massage and rinse off with lukewarm water.

Ta-dahh~! Can you see the difference?
The area, where the mask was applied, literally brightened up and felt softer and smoother! Say BYE to dull skin complexion! 

Just like the Original version, this does not have an artificial scent but it does have a pure natural clay fragrance.

- the "recycle" concept
- the formula — "4-free"
- deep cleanses
- strong sebum absorption
- contains exfoliating beads; buffs away dead skin cells
- provides refreshing, cooling and minty sensation upon application and during wash
- leaves skin feeling soft and smooth to the touch
- brighten up the skin complexion
- minimizes the skin pores
- does not break me out; prevent future breakout instead
- prevent makeup from caking
- easy to smooth out the clay evenly
- easy to rinse it off
- one jar can lasts really long
- available in 200ml (tube version)
- perfect for summer use

- does not remove blackheads as claimed
- does not heal zit but it kind of help to prevent future breakout
- does not come with spatula
- does dry up the skin a little if you have dry skin (best to use on oily skin)

Verdict: This Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask sloughs off dull dead skin cells and deep cleanses the skin, leaving skin looking brighter, supple and clean. It also helps to control sebum production and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.

Compared to the Original version, this Super version contains Jeju volcanic scoria capsules and DOUBLE amount of Jeju volcanic scoria/clusters thus, it is more powerful in purifying the pores and controlling sebum production. In my opinion, it may be drying for dry skin user. As I have combination skin (oily + dry skin), I use it every once two weeks. Besides that, Super version gives a refreshing, cooling, minty sensation upon application. It feels even more icy cooling during washing off (= SHIOK! ).

On the downside, this does not remove my blackheads as claimed and also does not come with a spatula. I extremely hate dipping my fingers in to scoop out the product. I find it unhygienic! I'm glad I owned several spatulas at home.  For those who do not have a spatula, you can use Q-tip to scoop out the product.

All in all, both versions are good pore clearing masks and absolutely perfect for hot summer season. In my view, the Super version is more for oily to combination skin, while the Original version is more for normal to dry skin. I highly recommend you guys to try them out!

- UPDATE on 31st July 2015 - 
Check out my review on the new Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask: http://www.bitsdiaries.com/2015/07/innisfree-super-volcanic-clay-mousse.html

Also check out my review on other products from Jeju Volcanic Skin Care Line:


  1. Thank you for review, i think i wanna try this one. I'm still confused what's the difference the original and this super version, but thank you because your review help me to choose one of them, because i have oily-acne prone skin.
    Thank you and nice review ^^

  2. Thanks for this review! I bought it a few days ago and about to use it but I was afraid of allergy as my face is sensitive. This clearly helps me. Thanks. with love from Cambodia <3

  3. Do I use the pore toner first or the clay mask first after washing my face?


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