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NEW SERIES: WE TRIED IT FOR YOU! Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble

Carly Palkon, Staff Writer

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Product Information

Name: Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
Size; 3 x 3 x 2.4: Contains 4.3 ounces of product

Good for oily, blackhead-prone skin

Rating: 3.5/5

 

Okay, I have a secret: I love skincare products. And I mean LOVE. If anyone has ever see my Amazon Recommended, they know what I’m talking about. Which is why when I saw this product (which has 4.3 stars on Amazon, just saying), I knew I had to try it out.

This is the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask, quite possibly one of the most fun masks I have ever tried. Seriously. It’s awesome. And bubbles. Who doesn’t like bubbles?  The product is also from South Korea, the leaders in beauty and skincare, so it has to be a killer mask, right?

Right. (Mostly).

At first glance and feel, I thought the jar was surprisingly heavy and much bigger than I thought it would be, but that’s probably because us Yanks are not used to the metric system, and I had no clue how much 100 grams of products would weigh.

The packaging was also quick and easy to open-no scissors required!

The jar has two lids: The top lid that you see in the picture,  and then a clear lid underneath that holds the applicator.  This lid also keeps everything clean so it doesn’t spill out the edges and get all gross. The applicator was a nice feature, and very very helpful, as you’ll see later.

The first thing I noticed when I took off the clear lid and put in the applicator in the product was the texture and consistency of the product. It almost had the texture of mud, which shouldn’t be surprising since it is a clay mask. However, when I tried to apply the product, the consistency of it made it slightly difficult to spread and get even coverage. The applicator can also be difficult to maneuver, because it is flat, so it around your nose and chin it can be difficult to apply the product. The product was also not very strongly scented, which is good if you’re like me and get nasty headaches from certain smells.

After I applied the product, the waiting game began.

Because the product is from South Korea, the directions are all in Korean, but I did manage to find a translated version online. In it, they recommend that you put the product on your bare face, let it sit for 3-5 minutes, and then gently exfoliate with a clean rag to wipe the product away. Additionally, because the product reacts with the oils from your skin, it is recommended that you use an applicator of some sort as to avoid contact with your skin and not make a huge mess. The bubbles began as soon as I put on the mask. In fact, when I reached my forehead, the product that I applied on my cheeks had already begun to oxidize.  By the time I applied the product all around my face, the mask had also begun to tingle, but not burn, which made it very difficult to not scratch.

Note: If you manage to reach the reach the end of 5 minutes, you will have very big bubbles all over your face. The picture above is from around the 1 minute mark, and after another 2 minutes, I had difficulty seeing from side to side because of how big the mask had grown.

The label on the product mentioned that it would ‘provide pore cleaning and blackhead removal’, but after I washed the mask off, I noticed that my pores were slightly smaller and my skin felt tighter, but my blackheads around my nose and chin were still very much there. My skin also felt very smooth and soft, likely as a result of the mask being clay-based.

So pore cleansing? Questionable. Blackhead remover? Questionable. Yet, this mask seems to be great for either daily or weekly use to remove the oil buildup on skin and help prevent further blackheads and pimples. After all, the major draw for most people was the fact that the mask was unique in its use, so the added bonuses of helping to dry out the skin were mostly extras.

Will I be using the product again? Probably, at least until I finish my jar. But will I be buying again? Unlikely, seeing as an ordinary clay mask will likely give the same effect and will be cheaper, too.

Pros:

-Very absorbent, smoothes and dries out the skin well.

-Leaves skin feeling tight

-Comes with an applicator so you can avoid using the product with your hands

-Bubbles!

Cons:

-Very messy, especially when cleaning up

-Requires prolonged use for results

-Can be hard to apply

You can see what I mean here.

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