TUG of WAR: INNISFREE Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam vs THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser

Be it starting your morning by greeting your gentle skin with a good face wash or be it washing off the day’s dirt and grime before hitting the bed, face washes play a major role in getting that clean, soft and glowing skin. Don’t you agree? So today, on TUG of WAR, I will be talking about and comparing two famous face washes that are ruling the beauty industry since last few years, INNISFREE Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam and THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser. Both of these face washes have earned their own place in the beauty industry and are tagged as “best sellers” on various e-commerce platforms throughout the globe. So without blabbering any further, let’s get into their nitty-gritty details…

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam is one of the most popular Korean facial cleaners. As the name says, it has a pore clearing formulation where the Jeju volcanic clusters absorb sebum and dirt from your face, eliminate excess oil and deeply cleanse the clogged pores giving you squeaky clean face.
The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser is another popular face wash from a renowned Korean brand. This gently, brightening cleansing foam is enriched with rice extracts that offers your skin a clear and even complexion.

INNISFREE Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam is available in 150g and 300g tubes and are priced at 699INR and 990INR respectively.
THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Bright 
Foaming Cleanser
 is available in 100ml, 150g and 300g tubes and are priced at 590INR, 749INR and 8$ respectively. The 300ml size isn’t available in India.


INNISFREE Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam is best suited for oily-combination skin. THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser is suitable for all skin types.

The Innisfree cleansing foam comes in a light brownish beige color tube where all the necessary information regarding the face wash is printed on the back as well as front of the tube. The tube has a dark brown color cap with a flip open lid which closes with a click.
The Face Shop cleansing foam is packed in a pinky beige color tube a black color cap with a flip open lid which closes with a click. All the necessary information regarding the face wash is printed on the back as well as front of the tube.
Both of their packaging are good, sturdy and travel friendly. Some may find them to be bulky and thus not so travel-friendly, but you can always go for the smaller sizes to avoid that.

The primary ingredient in this Innisfree face wash is Jeju volcanic cluster which is a remarkable natural ingredient that forms when the lava from a volcano eruption solidifies on the Jeju Island. It's excellent for absorbing sebum and dirt.
Whereas, The Face Shop face wash is enriched with a natural rice water solution. The rice extracts offer a clear, brightened and even-toned skin.

Both of them have very mild, soothing fragrances. They feel nice and don’t bother sensitive noses. The Innisfree one is white in color and has some brown beads in the smooth-creamy base, whereas The Face Shop one is plain white with a soft, velvety whipped-cream like texture. A tiny amount is enough, they spread evenly and foam well.

I was not much of an over-the-counter face wash person. I have always been a fan of homemade stuff, until Korean skincare products stormed the market and blew our mind. I bought these two face washes when I first ventured into Korean Skincare (Read about my journey HERE).

I have normal skin which becomes drier during winter. My first pick was the The Face Shop face wash and it was love at first use. This is such an amazing face wash. It gently cleansed my skin, removing every trace of makeup, dirt and grime. Skin felt squeaky clean, bright, fresh and glowy. It didn’t strip the skin of its natural oils making it tight and dry. It brightened my face like no other! I was super impressed. I am going to stick to this face wash for a long time.

My journey with INNISFREE Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam started when the “Fiddy’s Pore Shrinking and Blackheads/Whiteheads Removal Method” got me. The process (read about it HERE) worked better with a deep cleaning/pore cleaning face wash and hence I thought to give this raved face wash a try. It does everything it says. It cleanses beautifully, removes dirt, makeup and excess oil. The scent is not overpowering, rather mild and calming. My only issue is, sometimes my skin feels a little tight after using this, but nothing that a moisturizer can’t fix.
Note: These are able to grime off all traces of dust, impurities and light makeup from your skin in a jiffy, but remember that no face wash can alone remove those stubborn waterproof makeup, for that you need a proper makeup remover or cleansing oil/balm before using face wash.

THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser is so gentle on your face and gives an instant brightness, you will feel the difference once you start using this. This cleanser does not make you fairer; so if you have fairness obsession, you will be disappointed with this. If you want a healthy glow, it is worth investing every single penny here. Been using this cleanser since 4 years now and don’t feel the need to switch. I see myself buying this face wash again and again, just hope they don’t discontinue it. It is so cheap in other countries. I got 2 huge 300ml tubes from my last trip to Vietnam at just 4$ each from duty free, imagine!! I already have my backups. And about the INNISFREE Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam, it is definitely one of the best face washes if not the best face wash I have tried. Just a reminder for dry skinned beauties, deep cleaning products can pull out the natural oils from the pores along with the dirt and grime, so moisturize abundantly after using this! Now which one to pick, that totally depends on your preference. If you want a gentle face wash that cleanses beautifully without leaving skin dry and imparts a healthy radiant glow, then go for the The Face Shop one. If have oily or combo skin and want a deeper cleaning, then Innisfree might be your thing. My sister who has oily, acne prone skin claims that her skin is getting a lot smoother and clearer after she started using this.

If you are still in a double mind, I would suggest you to go for the smallest sized tubes first. Try both and then decide. I am sure you won’t be disappointed with any of them.

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