Friday, February 19, 2016

THEFACESHOP Jeju Volcanic Lava Skincare Collection: Review

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
For Spring 2016, THEFACESHOP has a new line of skin care infused with volcanic lava sourced from the Jeju Island of South Korea. Promising to deeply cleanse, tighten, and enhance the skin texture, the Jeju Volcanic skincare line is also formulated with extracts of Jeju Sasa bamboo, chocolate vine, and Jeju alga. To read more about this line, click.......
Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Scrub Foam & Pore Toner
THEFACESHOP Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Scrub Foam ($15 CAD):
Definitely my favorite product from the collection, the Pore Scrub Foam is an amazing foaming scrub cleanser. Aside from the volcanic ash, this scrub has gentle silica particles that provide some extra exfoliation. There is a really refreshing citrus scent, due to the addition of bergamot, orange, and grapefruit oil. If you like a cleanser that leaves your skin feeling fresh and squeaky clean, this scrubbing cleanser is going to give you all that and more!
Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Scrub Foam & Pore Toner
THEFACESHOP Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Toner ($25 CAD):
Formulated with a dash of volcanic ash, this toner promises to further cleanse the skin and reduce sebum appearance. The toner comes in a nice and sturdy plastic bottle with a convenient pump dispenser. There is some visible sediment at the bottom of the bottle so make sure to shake it around vigorously before each use. I find the toner to be fairly gentle as it provides a subtle tingling and calming sensation. My skin feels very clean and refreshed after each use but I have not noticed a drastic reduction in shine.

THEFACESHOP Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Mud Pack ($25 CAD):
This is a kaolin-based clay mask also infused with the Jeju Island volcanic ash. The mask is pretty rich and thick and it makes my skin feel nice and tingly. It partially dries after ten or so minutes but it doesn't become super parched; I found it a bit challenging to remove so a good and sturdy washcloth would be helpful. The mask left my face feeling very clean and smooth so I'd say that this is overall a solid clay mask, a nice staple for those with combination to oily skin.
Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Mud Pack
Currently, THEFACESHOP is offering a lovely three-piece value set including the above full-sized Jeju Volcanic Lava products (Volcanic Lava Discovery Kit Set $39 CAD). An added bonus in the set is a free Charcoal & Konjac Cleansing Sponge ($6 CAD). This is a really nice and large konjac sponge infused with activated charcoal. The size makes it easy to quickly cover the whole face while the charcoal provides some extra cleansing.
Charcoal & Konjac Cleansing Sponge
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