PRODUCT: Jeju volcanic melting clay mask
COST: ~15,000 WON ($15)
DESCRIPTION: If magma could be bottled into a face product, this would be it. The product is described as a "warm pore mask formulated with melting clay of Jeju volcanic clusters to gently break and melt away the excess sebum in the pores for clean skin." The thin brown cream gently warms the skin and never hardens. Leave on for 15 minutes and wash off.
EXPERIENCE: I found this to be very pleasant and fun with the warming factor, and a nice 1-2x a week mild exfoliator.
INGREDIENT ANALYSIS: Volcanic ash is the 6th ingredient and the mixture has some soothing and enriching fruit and plant extracts as well.
SMELL: None noticeable
TEXTURE: Fairly smooth and self-warming
YAY OR NAY: Yay, for being a nice, mild and comfortable exfoliator
INGREDIENTS: Glycerin, zeolite, dipropylene, glycol, kaolin, volcanic ash, silica, polyglyceryl-10 behenate/eicosadioate, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, juglans regia (walnut) shell powder, citris peel extrat, orchid extract, camelua sinensis leaf extract, camellia japonica leaf extract, opuntia coccinellifera fruit extract, coco-caprylate/capratel, titanium dioxide, hydroxyethlyl, acrylate/sodiaum acryloyloimethyl taurate copolymer
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