Product Reviews: The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Scrub Foam

The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Scrub Foam

The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Scrub foam which I will be reviewing today, may share a similarity with the Face Shop Rice Bran foam cleanser which I had reviewed earlier however, these two skincare products are different.

While both products can be used as everyday facial cleansers, the Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Pore Scrub Foam is more of an exfoliator due to its more prominent micro scrub particles. 

That said, let’s get right into the review.

Product description

One step closer to pure, clean skin! The Face Shop introduces a purifying pore skin care line that contains volcanic ash from Jeju Island and an urban defense complex to protect skin from pollution and make it clean and clear. This purifying scrub foam contains volcanic ash from Jeju Island that helps remove all impurities and dead skin cells giving you smooth, clearer complexion.

How to use

  1. Dispense an adequate amount onto clean hands. 
  2. Lather with lukewarm water and massage the product onto your face gently.
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water and finally with cold water to close the pores.

My experience

Just like the cleanser, this Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Scrub Foam is quite a luxurious product given its price and the experience you get from using it.

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What I noticed first was the scent which is quite refreshing, especially the menthol aspect of it. Then comes the colour of the product which is matched to the earthly coloured packaging to reflect the volcanic ash from Jeju island. A pea-sized amount is all you need as this product lathers instantly upon contact with water and the rubbing action.

This volcanic pore scrub foam has tiny silicon particles.

The micro-scrub particles are not visible. But as you rub the product between your palms you are able to feel the grittiness which ironically doesn’t feel harsh upon contact with the skin. Here are 7 tips to remove makeup effortlessly

What I liked

If you are used to scrub exfoliators, you will notice a great difference one you use the Face Shop Jeju volcanic lava pore scrub foam. Beauty: 3 simple yet heavenly DIY lip scrub recipes.

It is very gentle to the skin and the foaming action gives you control over how much pressure you should exert as you massage the product on the skin. This is critical as you will find often when you use a scrub that doesn’t foam, you end up using too much force, which triggers acne and causes the skin to become sensitive.

Another thing I liked is the menthol effect you get once you rinse the product off your face. 

This  Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Scrub Foam leaves your skin looking bright, feeling cleansed, smooth and soft to the touch. Besides its pearly creamy texture, the scent is also quite refreshing with subtle hints of lemon, herbs and earth.

It is also effective in removing whiteheads and deeply cleansing the pores. I know this because since I started using it on my face and back I have seen quite a difference in terms of the acne clearing and spots diminishing. Skincare: How To Deal With Back Acne

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Texture and packaging

The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic lava pore scrub foam comes in a 150 ml plastic tube with a flip-top seal. It’s thick and creamy which makes it travel friendly as no product can come out unless you open the seal and squeeze the product.

The Face Shop Lava Pore Scrub Foam has a thick creamy texture.


The key ingredients in The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Scrub Foam include; 

Lauric acid – this is an anti-acne.

Volcanic ash –  an abrasive that helps in deep pore cleansing and scrubbing.

Olea Europaea (olive) fruit oil and Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, – which are great antioxidants. 

The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Ingredients



  • Travel friendly
  • Controls sebum
  • Not harsh and irritating to the skin
  • Not oil stripping
  • Unclogs pores
  • Makes skin bright, smooth and soft
  • Clears whiteheads and prevents blackheads around the nose.

Final verdict

Exfoliating effect – 5 out of 5

Cleansing – 5 out of 5

Packaging – 5 out 5

Effectiveness 5 out of 5

Pricing – 4 out of 5

I bought the Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Scrub Foam on eBay for a sale price of $6.91. You can also find it on other online shops including Amazon or glow secret here in Kenya.

I would recommend this product to people with oily to combination skin. If you have dry, sensitive skin, find other alternatives as this product can be too striping for you.

Check out the review for the cleanser – Product Review: The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Rice Bran Foaming Cleanser

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