Do you have oily or combination skin? Then you must have used other clay masks, but I doubt they’re as good as this I’m From Volcanic Mask I’m reviewing. This Korean face mask helps reduce your skin’s oiliness without being stripping. Let me show you how to use it, where to buy it and more!
Hello! How are you? Since this week I have started to include mentions to Korean cosmetics in the blog, I want to share with you my opinion about the Volcanic Mask of I’m From, a discovery with which I am very delighted. Do you want to know why I like so much? Let’s go!
BRAND: I’M FROM
PRODUCT: VOLCANIC MASK
SKIN TYPE: ALL, RECOMMENDED FOR OILY SKIN
RECOMMENDED FOR: UNISEX
EDIT: The I’m From Volcanic Mask has been discontinued. If you want to check other available masks from the brand, you can read my review of the I’m From Honey Mask, the Ginseng Mask and the Mugwort Mask.
Those of you who know me better know that I have been fond of Korean cosmetics for a while. Their philosophy when developing more complex beauty routines than the ones we are used to (but with incredible results) is getting more and more common in the West, and it is not unsual to meet those who already do double cleanses or use essences in their daily lives.
Today I’ll tell you about a mask that I’m in love with, the Volcanic Mask by I’m From. This brand was created with the aim of offering simple and natural cosmetic products with a special emphasis on the origin of the product. In fact, in the packaging of each of its products they state its origin (hence the name of the brand: I’m From). In this case, the Volcanic Mask comes from the volcanic island of Jeju, in the Strait of Korea, where Mount Hella stands, a volcano that is also the highest peak in South Korea.
As its name suggests, one of the main components of this mask is volcanic ash. This, along with white clay (kaolin), make a great combination to purify and absorb excess oil from the skin and leave you with a radiant look.
When you open the container you find a product with dense and thick, slightly gelatinous texture. It has a scent that is difficult to identify, but very, very pleasant. Something I love about this mask is the sound it makes when moving it with the spatula, it gives me amazing goosebumps. When you apply it on the skin it leaves a very soft and relaxing feeling, so fresh and clean. It spreads very easily, with the amount equivalent to an almond you have more than enough for the whole face. Once you have extended it well, making sure that there is a homogeneous amount of product all over the face, you just have to wait for it to take effect.
This mask takes approximately 20 minutes to dry, so it is ideal for a quiet day in which you need to relax a little and give good love to your skin. While it dries, you will notice how it is gradually tensing, it is like feeling that it absorbs the oil excesses of your skin. To remove it, you only have to use a little water and then continue normally with your skincare routine as you already know.
The sensations that it leaves on the skin are wonderful. It provides a unique, deep and intense cleansing, while leaving the skin soft, nourished and hydrated. For those of us with oily skin, this mask is wonderful.
Among its ingredients are kaolin (white clay), which helps absorb excess oil and improve blood flow, volcanic ash, which extracts impurities from the skin and removes dead cells, and ginseng, which revitalizes and nourishes the skin. This mask does not contain perfumes.
The packaging of this mask, as it happens with the other products of the brand, is gorgeous. It comes in a pink cardboard box with a slight relief that gives it a beautiful aesthetic. At the back of the box there is a drawing with the map of South Korea that tells you the specific region from which the product comes. The container in which the product comes is a glass jar with a black plastic lid. In addition, it includes a small espatulita so you can take the product without having to put your fingers (a great idea).
I am very happy with this mask, really. I had read very good opinions about I’m From products, but even so I thought they would be so great. Of course, I’ll buy this mask again when it’s over, I can not live without it!
HOW TO USE:
Before using this mask you should wash your face (if you want, doing a double cleanse). Then you should take a small amount with a spatula (to maintain hygiene) and spread it well all over your face. Then you just have to let about twenty minutes pass, until it dries. Once you notice that the mask has dried completely you have to remove it with lukewarm water and continue with the rest of your beauty routine as you already know: with the toner, the serum and the moisturizer.
To me, the best way to apply this type of face masks is with a spatula like this one, since that way you’ll avoid directly touching the product with your hands and thus you’ll reduce the risk of contaminating it. Also, you’ll notice how this way it’s way easier to evenly distribute the product all over your skin.
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I’m Nacho and I’m passionate about skincare. I really enjoy learning and sharing my knowledge about skincare and I read scientific papers so you don’t have to. I want to break stereotypes because I believe skincare has no gender: skin is skin.
Hi! Is it ok if I use the mask while using the ordinary niacinamide serum and glycolic acid toner? I want to add a mask to my routine but my skin is combination to oily (sometimes a bit sensitive) and I fear this will be overdrying for my skin.
Also wanted to tell you that I love your blog! I found it yesterday and I’ve read almost every article in the last 24h. You are doing an amazing job!!!
Hi Andrea, welcome to my blog! 😊
Of course, everything depends on the needs of your skin. It’s true that clay masks can be a bit drying, but I found this particular one quite gentle (it’s the best one of this kind I’ve tried so far) even though my skin doesn’t need it at the moment, since I’m using retinoids daily now.
Keep in mind that masks aren’t products we use on a daily basis (I use them around once or twice a week), so you could include it on your routines whenever you feel your skin needs it most, but if your oil levels are properly balanced you may not need it 😉
Have a great day,