With a $50 K-Beauty purchase, receive a cosmetics bag, samples of Whal Myung Skin Elixir (0.67 oz.), IPKN Radiant Cream Primer (0.24 oz.), TPSY Dash Lip Marker (0.3 oz.), SEP Liquid Sticker and single-use packets of Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask, Me Factory Nose Mask, 107 ONEOSEVEN Snow Mask and Huxley Secret of Sahara mask trio. A $55 value. Online only.*
The Innisfree Jeju volcanic pore cleansing foam is billed as a cleanser which contains little bits of volcanic scoria from the Korean island of Jeju to absorb sebum and to purify pores. The scoria is an alkaline substance.
Packaging & Price Point
The cleanser comes in a tube packaging which is very hygienic. The tube I purchased is 5.09 oz. I believe it also comes in a 10 oz sized tube. Shelf life is listed as 36 months after initial opening.
Price point is fairly affordable. I paid about $10 at Amazon and it’s such a large tube for how much you use, it will last a long time.
I find that a pea sized squeeze is all I need to lather up and cover my entire face. I think this means my tube will last FOREVER since it is huge for the small amount of product that I use! Haha.
I take special care to avoid the eye area, as I accidently got it in my eyes once and it stung a bit. Nothing serious, but it was unpleasant.
My face feels squeaky clean after I wash using this cleanser. I’ve read that this is actually not really the feeling you want when you wash your face, but gosh it feels so good. I guess it’s like a “hurts so good” thing? Haha! According to Fifty Shades of Snail, the squeaky feeling is your moisture barrier being stripped away. Nooooo! After I wash my face, I don’t feel *tight* though, so perhaps it is ok for my skin… at least I hope it is!
For years and years when I was cleaning my face I always thought the tight feeling when I was done meant that my face was squeaky clean. Little did I know that I was stripping away oils and contributing to an endless cycle of excess oil production and an oily face!
Once I stopped doing that, I found out that I didn’t have oily skin… I actually had “normal” skin.
I started using Asian beauty products last year when a friend told me about them. Korean Beauty is all about natural, dewy skin. I read about the 10-step regimen and while it sounds really intimidating, you don’t necessarily need to do all 10 steps, everyday! One of the items that was intriguing was the double cleanse. I noticed that my toner pad sometimes still had traces of makeup and dirt, even after I washed my face and took a shower.
The double cleanse is exactly what it sounds like–you wash your face two times. First, you wash with an oil based cleanser which gets rid of oil based debris. This cleans your makeup off, sebum and other oil based grime. You rinse off the oil based cleaner and then you wash with a foaming cleanser which gets rid of everything else.
You want to apply the oil based cleanser with DRY hands and on a DRY face! Otherwise you’ll emulsify the cleanser too soon and it won’t be able to do its job as effectively.
Banila Clean It Zero
Banila Clean It Zero is billed as a cleansing balm. I guess that is a great way to describe the consistency of it! It behaves a bit like coconut oil — solid at room temperature, but once you start massaging it onto your face, it becomes soft and like an oil.
Banila Clean It Zero comes in a jar package. The container looks a little like frosted glass but it’s actually just plastic. It comes with a seal on top of the product and a little plastic spatula to help you dispense the product. The box had a security seal on it as well.
I take about an almond sized amount out with the included spatula and massage it all over my face for about a minute. I take special care to carefully clean my eye makeup off. I use a Lancome waterproof mascara and this is able to clean the mascara off completely!
My face feels clean, but not tight or stripped. I follow up with my second cleanser, though I haven’t found one that I *love* yet. I’ve tried Estee Lauder’s Soft Clean Moisture Rich Foaming Cleanser, Aveeno Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser and Spectro Jel Fragrance Free Cleanser. I’ve found that when I follow up with my toner pad, it is now clean!
Laneige is one of my favorite Kbeauty brands. I love the Bright Renew Original Cream (I’m on my 3rd jar!) and the Water Bank Mask.
Laneige has now launched their online company store and as a launch special, they are offering free shipping and an Overnight Radiance duo gift with $25 purchase (no code necessary).
There are also 2 bonus items with coupon codes:
Use code HYDRATE to receive a week’s supply of Water Sleeping Mask with every order.
Use code MASK to receive a deluxe Lip Sleeping Mask with a $50 order.
Sadly, with the launch of their own company ecommerce site, it means that Target will no longer be carrying Laneige from now on, but hopefully their site will be well stocked and offer a great customer satisfaction policy, similar to Target.