2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia Featuring It’s Global Brand Ambassador, Lee Min Ho

innisfree has launched it’s first store in Malaysia stands in Sunway Pyramid last month, December 2014. I came about to know innisfree when I was still writing for Korea Cosmetics a few years back and Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask was the first ever product that I have tried and love it.  innisfree continues to celebrate the joy with innisfree Festa 2015 happened last weekend featuring it’s Global Brand Ambassador who came all the way from Korea, Lee Min Ho.

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia - Julie Woon

The media event was hosted by our most recognized personalities in Malaysia media, Julie Woon. Started with details of innisfree origin at Jeju Island, product purity, innisfree has strengthen the brand name across the nation to different countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and finally has arrived to Malaysia shores.

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia - Koo  Ae-Ran

Ms. Koo Ae-Ran, Marketing Director of innisfree headquarters shares, ‘With increasing green consciousness and lifestyles in harmony with nature booming, it was a timely decision for us to bring the natural goodness of Keku to Malaysia to fuel the demand for natural beauty products. As we make our mark in Malaysia, we are grateful and indeed thankful that innisfree is well-received in the local market. As we celebrate the success with our loyal customers today, I can assure you that the store at Sunway Pyramid Shopping mall is just the first of many stores planned for Malaysia in the near future”.

“Committed to take our green goals to the next level, this closed-door innisfree Festa is our way of bringing the essence of Jeju Island alive. We believe the thoughtfully crafted experiential walkthrough will take ou one steop closer to understanding the green ideology and methodology behind this brand. Plus it’s also our way to introduce our Global Brand Ambassador, Lee Min Ho to his fans and local media.”

Over in innisfree Jeju House, guest are able to reflect the sensorial experiences of the brand through sound, sight, touch, tast and small. The house has various activities that gratify one’s senses in the nature of Jeju such as cosmetics made up of pure Jeju ingredients, organic soap making experience and organic cafe with fresh Jeju ingredients. Graced by gallery are not only Lee Min Ho’s images but also Yoona, innisfree’s Global Female Brand Ambassador taken over the breathtaking sceneries of Jeju Island.

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia - Ms Park

Ms. Park, Brand Manager of innisfree headquarters shares of where innisfree is the first to use squeezed fresh green tea essence. As this technique able to retain the purity of green tea’s properties and it could provide more moisture and amino acid which is beneficial for every skin type.

Organic green tea leaves were grown and harvested in pure Jeju Island. Within an hour after harvesting, the fresh green tea leaves were steamed for 30 seconds to retain their natural nutrients. Steamed green tea leaves that are rich in moisture are squeezed to extract 100% fresh green tea essence. Finally, fresh green tea essence is stabilized to prevent it from blighting and extracted using purified water for better skin absorbency.

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia - Lee Min Ho & Julie Woon

Stood tall over the event is Lee Min Ho who brought much more excitement to the event shares his must-haves is  innisfree Forest for Men All-in-One Essence. Personal care is important, not only for women hence men too needs to take care of it. He swear by innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask and Green Tea Seed Serum to keep his skin clear, hydrated and fresh over his busy  schedule of filming and travelling. He also shared that he has finished filming of a movie, Gangnam 1970 and looking forward for more movies in future.

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia - Margaret, Lee Min Ho, Ko Ae-Ran

Along with Lee Min Ho, Ms. Koo Ae-Ran and Ms. Margaret Chin, General Manager of AMOREPACIFIC Malaysia officiated  innisfree launch into Malaysia as well as to honour innisfree Festa 2015 by watering a green tea plant as a symbolic gesture.

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia - Margaret, Lee Min Ho, Ko Ae-Ran 2

From left to right, Ms. Margaret Chin, Lee Min Ho and Ms. Koo Ae-Ran.

2015 innisfree Festa Malaysia - Lee Min Ho

Lastly, Min Ho thank everyone for coming and to innisfree for the successful launch. Also, thanking for all the effort and support he received especially for his upcoming movie.

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Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

This mask is not just an ordinary clay mask but it contains volcanic clusters from Jeju Island, Korea, scoria and green complex.

Volcanic clusters are the harden lava from a volcanic eruption. Its naturally anti-bacterial, detoxifying, purifying and moisturizes. It a rare and pure ingredient that also helps to absorb sebum and impurities more powerful than red clay and mud.

This mask is recommended for removing blackheads and dirt, uneven and dull skin and troubled skin such as oiliness and acne.

I like the cute stubby jar that contains 100ml of the mask and I won this mask from Korea Cosmetic’s Facebook event quite a while ago. This mask is packaged with 100 % recycled paper, Tamra(another name for Jeju) paper labels made of tangerine peels, recyclable and low-carbon generating light-weighted container.

The information on the label printed is all in Korean except their website and only from the website I’ll be able to understand what the product does more. I can’t read Korean ;( .

When it comes to clay mask, I would imagine that it should be thick and green in color but this is different! This mask is in very light earthy grey-ish color and of course, its very very thick. Although the texture is extremely thick, it wasn’t difficult to spread the mask on my face at all. I use a spatula to scoop the mask from the tub (hygienic method) and I don’t have to scoop too much, just the amount shown from the image above. The width of the spatula is only at 1.4cm, so you could imagine how much I use. It’s economical!

Upon applying the mask, it doesn’t look  earthy colored but grey-ish. Can’t you believe that I only use the spatula to spread it all over my face?  I know its not very even but it proves that the mask spreads easily on face despite of its thick texture.

It smelt like…you know the clay that people craft to make pots, bowls and vase? Yeah it smelt just like that, nothing too funky.

Here’s the result of using it, from the image you can’t really tell the difference but I can say that I love this clay mask so much. Let’s see the close up.Can you see how polished my skin looked on the after using the mask? I notice that my enlarged pores on my cheeks shrinked for a bit and acne scars are less visible. The mask seems to removed a lot of my dead skin, hence the polished looking skin! My skin is less oilier too. It may not the best ever to totally remove all my skin impurities but this is quite a good one! However it doesn’t really remove my blackhead as much but it didn’t leave my skin dry, pretty moisturized.

Currently its not available in Malaysia yet, however if you are interested you could look for it in Innisfree website. They allow online purchasing and if I have not mistaken, it’s selling for 12,000 won.


  • Packaging – the jar, recycled labels
  • Texture thick and easy to blend
  • Economical
  • No funky smell
  • Polished skin,
  • Minimize pores
  • Less visible acne scars
  • Less oily skin
  • Moisturized skin


  • Doesn’t remove blackhead as much
  • Not available in Malaysia 🙁 (unless to look out for online sellers)

My rating: 4.6/5

Traclyn Yeoh