Masked Warriors

Innisfree brings four powerful clay formulations, each suitable for different skin types and concerns

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Innisfree brings four powerful clay formulations, each suitable for different skin types and concerns

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Be it an oily sheen or dirt-trapping open pores, we’ve all experienced days in this heat and humidity where our face never feels clean enough. Our tropical climate makes attaining shine-free skin a constant challenge, as the extra heat and moisture make it easy for your oil production to go into overdrive.

While mattifying products lend on-the-go relief, claybased masks have long been known to be effective oil busters, working on your skin from the inside out. The clay particles in these deep-cleansing masks soak up excess sebum and impurities while refining the appearance of your pores.

If you’re unsure where to start, try Innisfree’s expanded Jeju Volcanic Line – their multi-award-winning clay mask also comes in a light and airy mousse formula that is suitable for all skin types. Best-selling Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask, $29 (100 ml), is packed with 6,020 mg Super Volcanic ClustersTM to increase the overall efficacy of sebum absorption. These clusters are made from volcanic scoria, a rare and natural ingredient created from solidified lava on Jeju Island. With the highest concentration of volcanic clusters – double that of the Jeju Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask – the Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask is the go-to choice for those who want a stronger solution for various pore concerns. Its micro-clay formula features particles tinier than facial pores and glides over your skin easily, penetrating the finest of pores to thoroughly remove excess sebum, dirt and even fine dust. The inclusion of AHA, BHA, walnut shell extract and cellulose in its smooth, creamy texture sloughs away white heads, blackheads and prevent buildup of dead skin cells for gorgeously supple, radiant skin all day long.

Alternatively, if you have drier skin in need of moisture pore care, go for Innisfree’s Jeju Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask, $28 (100 ml). Containing 3,000 mg Jeju Volcanic ClustersTM, this hydrating mask deep cleanses pores while infusing your skin with a generous dose of hyaluronic acid. Once you rinse off, expect a clearer, energised and more luminous face.

Innisfree’s original clay masks have always been beauty must-haves since its launch. For those with oily skin, the thicker and more substantial Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, $21 (100 ml), is your skin’s best friend. Sweep on a generous layer of this mask for a cooling effect that leaves your skin less greasy and refreshed. It helps to controls sebum, exfoliates dead skin cells, deep cleanses and improves skin tone. The Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, $20 (100 ml), on the other hand, targets those with normal to dry skin who want total pore improvement. Its micro-sized volcanic clusters absorb sebum inside the pores and remove impurities that may cause skin trouble, giving your face a squeaky clean feel and a beautiful glow.