A while ago, I was sent a couple of items from 2 Korean brands to try out. We see many Korean brands available these days, but there are so many brands available in Korea that are not yet available overseas. When I was in Seoul, the choices were mind boggling and seriously. there’s no way to know what to buy at all! Add to that the fact that many Korean brands are for the most part, very affordable and the choices get harder.
The 2 brands I was sent were by Innisfree and Tony Moly
and are carried by online store IHeartKoreanBeauty which is based in Singapore but ships to Malaysia and worldwide (Edit: Website is defunct. Both brands are available in Malaysia at time of writing). I was sent two of their bestsellers – Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask and Tony Moly Simply Style Slim Mascara.
I’ll start off with the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask because I think this one’s a pretty nice clay mask. It comes in a small 100ml jar and is as the name implies, contains volcanic clay from Jeju island in Korea. Volcanic clay is supposed to have antibacterial properties and absorb sebum and purify the skin. The thing about clay masks is that they tend to be drying and if you have combination skin tending to dry, like mine, you might just throw your hands up in horror at the thought of using this mask.
But you know what? This is a clay mask that isn’t drying at all!