My girlfriends at work turned me on to a podcast called Natch Beaut. It’s an entertaining, informative, LA based show that has prompted me to buy more beauty products than I need, including the Korean mud mask that this post is about. Thank you, Jackie J.!
The Elizavecca Milky Piggy Bubble Clay Mask is similar to other charcoal mud masks in that it is supposed to extract and absorb dirt and excess oil from the face. The unique thing about this mask is that the carbonation in the product causes the clay to foam on the face, massaging pores as it does so.
The English directions are vague, and state to cover the face with the “proper amount” of product, then wipe it off with tepid water 3-5 minutes later. I figure it means to start with a clean face, apply the mask, rinse it off, and continue with the rest of my skincare routine.
The mask is shiny and goopy, and takes effort to spread evenly on the face. It comes with a plastic applicator, but I find it much easier to use a flat foundation brush to apply it (I use this method for any non-sheet mask).
Almost immediately after applying it to the face, the clay starts to expand with tiny bubbles. In the the prescribed 3-5 minutes of use, a relatively thick, bubbly looking layer of foam forms on the face. For me, it feels slightly itchy, but doesn’t hurt or burn. When I touch the bubbles, they feel slightly spongy, and compress under force, leaving a dent where my finger was. Underneath the foam, there is a thin layer of wet clay.
After using this mask, my skin feels very soft, smooth, and tight. For me it is a little drying, so I won’t be using this more than once a week. It’s a thumbs up for me and I’m looking forward to trying out some of their other products.
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