I love the feeling of having silky, smooth skin after using a facial mask. I have tried all of the different SkinFood masks, with my favorite being the SkinFood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off. I am also a fan of the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Mask. As I tend to have oily skin, knowing that these masks are helping clean my pores and rid my skin of the dirt and debris of the day is a very satisfying feeling.
When I heard about the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask, I knew I had to give it a try. Reviewed by many beauty enthusiasts as well as popular media based website, BuzzFeed, this carbonated mask has been gaining a lot of popularity.
The mask works as a two-in-one cleanser, deep cleansing the pores to remove blackheads and wash away makeup residue. Formulated with charcoal powder, it tightens and refines pores. The fizzy bubbles help stimulate a deep cleanse to remove dirt and grime. When skin produces excess sebum, especially during the summer, this can lead to clogged pores. The mask helps control sebum and prevent blackheads and pore-clogging impurities.
The directions were fairly simple:
Scoop appropriate amount (chestnut-sized) and apply to dry, unwashed face. Wait 5 minutes, as bubbles activate. Gently massage bubbles into face for 2 minutes as mask gently dissolves dirt and impurities. Rinse with lukewarm water, then follow with regular skincare routine.
The mask comes in a jar container with a small spatula for the application process, which I think is a great idea. This allows applying it to the skin to be less messy. Around 10 seconds after I started to apply the mask to one side of my face, it started to bubble and fizz a little bit. Once I started to spread it around the other parts of my face, the bubbling increased. I was pleasantly surprised by how fast it began to work. The mask is also quite cool to the touch and made my skin feel refreshed as I applied it.
Once I finished spreading it around my face, I set my timer for 5 minutes and waited for the bubbles to continue to activate. Around 2 minutes in, my entire face was already completely bubbly. The bubbles made a fizzing sound, which proves it really was working to cleanse the pores. It also created a very tickling feeling that made me laugh!
A tip for using this mask is not to apply it too close to the eyes or nose, as the bubbles fizz up quite a lot. I definitely agreed with this as the bubbles inched closer and closer to my eyes. I realize that I may have used a little bit more than the recommended chestnut-size, and that a little bit goes a long way with this mask!
Another tip is pat the bubbles lightly and massage them into the skin to help get a deeper cleanse. As I did this, the bubbles “popped” and a charcoal-like residue was left on my skin. This helped in really working to unclog my pores.
Once I was done, I thoroughly washed my face with lukewarm water. My skin was extremely smooth and much less oily than it had been before I applied the mask. It felt silky to the touch – just how I like it! I followed up with my SkinFood Peach Sake Toner, Nature Republic Snail Solution Essence, and moisturizer.
Pro tip: If you feel that the bubbles take too long to wash off with your regular sink-and-water routine, use this mask before hopping into the shower. The pressure from the shower head will help to rinse off the suds faster and making it an easier process to wash off.
Overall, I really enjoyed the clean and refreshing feeling my skin felt after applying this mask. The Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask really does work well to clear debris and dirt from pores. I was happy that I could use the spatula, which made it much easier and less messy to use than applying with my hands. This product is great for all skin types, but especially for those with oily and combination skin.
Have you tried this product before? What did or dislike about it? How do you feel about the tickling sensation? Let us know in the comment!