It's time for Face Mask Friday again, and this week I'm reviewing a very unique Korean clay mask. When I saw this crazy mask in a YouTube video, I had to get it and review it for you. The photos are so funny!
The Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask (£10.47 from Amazon) not only has the weirdest of names, but it performs in the weirdest of ways too. All the writing on the box is Korean, so there are no instructions that come with this. I had to get all the information on how to use it online. When you open the mask, it looks like normal clay masks, but it actually has a light bouncy texture. You use the scoop provided to spoon out a small amount - enough to cover your face in a light layer - then put the lid back on (as the mask is oxidises with exposure to air).
Spread the mask, which has a light fresh scent, evenly over your skin and it will start to bubble and foam until you look a bit like the Elephant Man. Be careful not to apply any between your top lip and your nose, as when it foams up, you won't be able to breath without inhaling it. Don't touch it during the foaming process either - or you'll end up taking it off and leaving a gap like I did on my chin. The mask takes around 15 minutes to foam up completely, and after this time you pat the foam down with your fingers until it's flat on your skin again, before wiping off with a warm face cloth.
There is no doubt that this mask is fun and gimmicky, but does it actually have any skincare benefits? It contains charcoal powder (draws out dirt and fights acne), green tea (antioxident and anti-inflammatory), collagen (for anti-aging and skin firming) and pomegranate extract (restores skin pH balance, acts as a natural moisturiser and has anti-aging benefits, and the mask is designed to deeply cleanse, exfoliate dead skin cells and unclog pores. You are supposed to be able to apply this onto a face of makeup to remove it too - I haven't tried this though and can't imagine why anyone would want to go through this palavava to take their makeup off. My skin did feel very clean afterwards, but it felt very dry and stripped too, so I'd say this was for more oily skin rather than dry and dehydrated skin like mine. Yes this mask does what it says on the tin, but not any better than any other good clay mask on the market - the bubbles are definitely a gimmick, and to be honest, a bit of an annoyance and a hassle. I won't be using this mask again as I'd prefer to use a regular clay mask.
Have you tried the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask before?
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