Product tested by Yashoda.

Name of Product :

Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Serum by the Face Shop. 50ml/1.69 fl.oz. Made in Korea.

From their website:

  • Formulated with oil-absorbing Jeju Volcanic Ash: Jeju Volcanic Ash is the product of volcanic activity on Jeju Island. Its porous texture absorbs excess oil and provides intensive pore care.
  • Stay shine-free with this oil absorbing serum: It goes on smooth to absorb excess oil and helps reduce the appearance of pores.
  • Formulated with City Defender Complex to help fight the effects of fine dust: City Defender Complex*, formulated with ingredients from Jeju Island, helps defend skin against the elements and fine dust
  • City Defender Complex: Sasa + Akebia + Fusiforme

My Review :

Packaging : I really enjoyed the packaging. It comes in a plastic pump bottle that also has a cap over the pump to prevent product from being dispensed – this was great for travelling. I never had any issues with the pump and 1-2 pumps was always the perfect amount for my face. The bottle itself doesn’t have much information on it but the box it came in had information in English, French and Korean.

Product : The bottle lasted me 2.5 months with both AM and PM daily use. It has a very faint lemon/citrusy smell that is not overpowering and I enjoyed it. The texture is gel like and very smooth. It appears white but blends out to clear when it absorbs. It absorbs into the skin very well and also imparts a bit of moisture. It works well with other skincare products as well as makeup. I never had any issues with pilling or any irritation to my skin.

Result : I didn’t notice any change to my pore size but it definitely did help keep my skin less oily and less sebum production. I used this while travelling through hot and humid countries in South America and I can definitely say that my face was less oily! The pores on my nose also wasn’t as clogged as when I wasn’t using this product despite using the same makeup so I think it helps with that too. I still had to clean my pores and extract impurities but this was reduced.

Overall, I was very impressed with this product and I recommend it if you’re looking for something to help reduce sebum and keep your pores cleaner.

Where I purchased it? Cost?

I purchased this from The Face Shop in NYC. It retails for about $22 USD online.

Ingredients :

WATER/EAU•SASA QUELPAERTENSIS EXTRACT•TRIETHYLHEXANOIN•DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL•HIZIKIA FUSIFORME EXTRACT•AKEBIA QUINATA EXTRACT• TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRICAPRYLATE/TRICAPRATE•DIMETHICONE•TRI-C14-15 ALKYL CITRATE•BUTYLENE GLYCOL•CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE•GLYCERIN•MYRISTICA FRAGRANS (NUTMEG) EXTRACT•VOLCANIC ASH•CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL•CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL•CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL•LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL•ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL•CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL•ROSE FLOWER OIL•OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL•SODIUM HYALURONATE• PANTHENOL•HYDROGENATED PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE•POLYGLUTAMIC ACID•BEHENYL ALCOHOL•STEARIC ACID•GLYCERYL STEARATE•PEG-100 STEARATE•HYDROGENATED LECITHIN•CETEARYL OLIVATE•SORBITAN OLIVATE•CYCLOPENTASILOXANE• DIMETHICONOL•PROPYLENE GLYCOL•SILICA•CARBOMER•1,2-HEXANEDIOL• CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES•ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN•PHENOXYETHANOL•CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT•DISODIUM EDTA•POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

Disclaimer : Writer is not affiliated to any of the brands or stores mentioned. This is an independent review.

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