So happy to share some fun innovations in the mask world! Korea has been going crazy over these two particular carbonated/bubble masks so I thought I’d do a side by side comparison. Imagine soda bubbles all over your face unclogging pores and clearing blackheads.
The photo below makes me laugh every time I see it! Lol. My face was covered with bubbles! The entire time, I wanted to scratch my face because the carbonated bubbles were so tingly. Call me bubbles. 🙂 haha.
There are 2 brands that have gained a lot of popularity for this type of masks. Below is a visual comparison of the Caolion Blackhead 02 Bubble Pore Pack (about $30) versus the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask (about $10). Keep scrolling down to see my thoughts on both of them.
Here are my observations…
- STORAGE: Like all beauty products, these masks should be stored in a dry and cool place. The bubbles are a reaction of the product + air. So be sure to keep the inner lid on and outer cap tightly closed.
- APPLICATION: Each product comes with a scoop you can use as an applicator. I found it difficult to use, so I used a cheap dry synthetic brush to apply the mask. Just be sure to wash your brush immediately after.
- SCENT: Elizavecca’s mask smelled a lot like clay. Not terrible, but not great. Caolion had a lighter scent. In any case, in terms of scent… I preferred Caolion over Elizavecca.
- CONSISTENCY: The consistency is a cross between a scuffle and a paste. I know that sounds totally opposite, but the product is both dense and airy at the same time!
- CARBONATION: As you can see in the pictures below, the Elizavecca Milky Piggy bubbled up a ton more than Coalion.
- HOW TO USE: Apply to clean dry face while avoiding eye area. Cover your face with a thin layer and wait for the fun to begin! Within 1 minute, you’ll see the bubbles start to form. Within 2-3 minutes, the bubbles will be in full force. Don’t be surprised if your face gets super itchy due to the carbonated bubbles! 🙂 Keep on for about 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
TIP: I suggest not getting too close to your nostrils because the mask will bubble up and expand. You don’t want the bubbles getting in your nose!
- DEEPER EXFOLIATION: Once the bubbles are formed and before you rinse off, rub down the bubbles and gently rub the paste for a deeper exfoliation.
Below is what happens when you rub down the bubbles. The bubbles will burst and you’ll get back to the paste consistency. Provides a great exfoliation.
I really enjoyed both masks, but Elizavecca Milky Piggy Clay Mask is my preferred choice. Although I didn’t love the clay scent… you get a lot more bubbles. If you’re going for a bubbling mask, you might as well go for the bubbliest right? I recommend going for a deeper exfoliation by rubbing in the bubbles. My skin felt super clean and soft after just one use.
Hope this review has been helpful! Please let me know if you have a favorite mask in the comments below.
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