Certain Korean skincare products are “cult” and are seen everywhere; this is one of them.
Elizavecca may had be a particularly well know Korean brand, but their Carbonated Bubble Clay mask is pretty popular in K-Beauty circles. I mean, how much can you fit in to one face mask? Mud!? Bubbles?! A pig on the front? So many Asian brands do this, I guess it’s a way of saying you look like a pig now, but you won’t after the mask…it’s a tall order…
So this is like a novelty mask. I have actually got in to masks recently since my skin can really do with odd pep ups. Anything that is quick gets my vote too, and this is a relatively quick treatment.
So this is a clay mask which I like. It has a weird texture, like a firm jelly-blamange – it is stick and I DO use the spatula included to spread on to my face. Because it has that weird balamange texture, it’s HARD to spread with the fingers alone, trust me, it is better with a tool.
Once spread on the skin, it starts to bubble. I didn’t realise how much until I saw a picture of myself after about 5 minutes, as my husband said, I looked “like a bear”. It’s quite amusing to say the least, and the bubbles are firm so not about to fall all over the place but I wouldn’t make my dinner with this mask on, just in case.
There are small holes in the mask, this is normal.
As you wash the mask off, the bubbles of course come off easily. The mud layer however, is a bit harder to wash off as that remains underneath – it also becomes a soapy foamy texture as you rinse the mud off.
My skin looked a bit brighter, felt smoother and amazingly, not too dry despite the bubble-mud ordeal. I would use it again, sure, why not? Overall my skin looked brighter and fresher. I also enjoy using this on other people and seeing their horrified faces when the bubbles had formed.
For about £8 I can’t hate – it’s fine for what it is. However, be aware that there are a lot of fakes of this mask around on the internet. Buy from a reputable seller, make sure it’s from Korea as opposed to China for example and look for the special sticker on the side!