I recently did a mini review on this over on my Instagram. So I thought I may as well put it up here as well. I have been pretty slack with the blogging lately. This was a good chance to get something up and I had already done most of the work writing it up.
Elizavecca have a wide range of products like creams and masks, one of their other best sellers is the Green Piggy Collagen Jella Pack. I have not tried that one yet. They are relatively new to the market but have recently become more and more popular mainly due to these two flagship products.
Elizavecca have since sent me some products to review so I will be doing those over on Instagram and will probably put them up here when I get a chance too. This Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Mask however is one I purchased myself from Gmarket a few months ago. I’ve also bought this for gifts and for swaps as it is such a cool and fun product.
The cost was about 8,000 won on Gmarket and it comes in a 100g tub. It contains collagen, green tea, charcoal and carbonated water. On the tub it says under the already very long name ‘Elizavecca Cosmetics Carbonic Acid & Clay Pack’.
So far I have been really liking this mask; it cleans well without being drying. It is quite mild and leaves your skin feeling soft and clean. I don’t think it removes blackheads as well as some others but it does help. If you don’t have a lot of blackheads then this would probably be enough, I have quite a few so I need something a bit more powerful sometimes.
The packaging is basic but functional and cute. It comes in a box and then the product is in a small round plastic tub. The mascot is a cute little pig, on this one it is wearing a clay mask.
Once you screw off the lid to the tub you will find a plastic cover that fits over the product, this is where the spatula sits. You can use the spatula to pick up the clay so you don’t have to use your fingers, that can get quite messy and some people really don’t like it for hygiene reasons. The spatula has a good wide tip so it works well for scooping out the clay.
The plastic cover is very important too so don’t throw it out. It is there like most of these sort of covers to make sure the product stays in the tub and does not go up into the lid. However, on this tub it fits very snugly and does the added job of making sure the product does not activate until you take it out. If you don’t put the cover back on it will start to activate in the tub and you will end up with a foamy mess.
Look, feel and smell:
Once you open the tub, the actual product looks like your average grey clay mask. When you touch it it is quite slimy and has a thick jelly-like consistency.
Make sure you put the cover and lid on as soon as you are finished with it, you will notice it starting to bubble in the tub if you take too long.
It does not have a strong smell. The scent is light and fresh with a hint of floral in it.
This is so much fun. Just like the name says it is carbonated. That means it bubbles up to a foam on your face. The carbonation happens very quickly when the product is exposed to air so you need to move fast.
Using the small plastic spatula provided you smear it over you face just like any clay mask. After a minute or so on your face it will start to bubble. You can feel it – it kind of tickles a bit.
The grey color will start to lighten. In five minutes it will continue to foam up even more until you have a light grey fluffiness all over your face. Now you can massage it into your skin, popping all the lovely bubbles. It will go back to being more like a traditional clay mask but it does not dry. Then you can wash off with warm water.
One tip would be to make sure that you don’t put it too close to your eyes and nostrils. It does expand quite a bit. I made that mistake the first time I used it and ended up with foam up my nose.
Overall I like this mostly because it is fun to use. It does do a good job on the cleaning and is really mild. Definitely a great one to have in the cupboard for when you need an extra bit of whimsy in your life.