Milky Piggy Bubble Clay Mask
I have long-term love for the “Worth The Hype?” series here on TKL, we’ve been going strong for a whole year now and it’s officially become the type of post that I really enjoy writing. Sometimes I totally agree with the hype (and feel a lil vexed with myself for following the crowd) and other times I am absolutely elated to tell you guys to save your damn money and not to believe the hype at all. We’re all under so much pressure to keep up the the Joneses, so to speak, and purchasing products that every Youtuber and her nana are nattering on about (think about those affiliate links tho).
One product that took the beauty world by storm over the last 6 months was the notorious “foaming” face mask that Youtubers were all over, right? Most gals will know what I mean, it only takes one YouTube search and there are videos aplenty. I’ve always found these videos to be more of the lick-bait kind and don’t provide much in terms of what the mask really is about, and how it affects the skin in the long term, so naturally, it’s time for a Worth The Hype!
I knew that my local TK Maxx was stocking a variety of Korean skincare products and was so determined to get my hands on this foaming mask, it’s unreal. I popped my head in every time I was in town until I spotted the tiny brown, but kawaii, little box on the skincare shelf and almost ran to the till with it.
The outer packaging has a label with a (sort of) English translation so you know what you’re buying, and I found out that the mask itself is full of charcoal powder, green tea, pomegranate extract, and collagen, which apparently help to unclog pores and replenish the skin for a “youthful glow”. However, the mask product comes in Korean packaging, so it’s difficult to know how to really use it at first. Obvz this is quite a sought after product, so with a little You-tubing I had a rough idea of what the mask is supposed to do and how you’re supposed to use it. Not ideal, but all in the name of blogging, eh?
The mask itself is a grey coloured, gel-type-clay which is a bloody strange consistency. Its almost gloopy and you really do need to use the enclosed spatula to spread it across dry skin, but a little goes a long way due to the foaming aspect! Once you have a thin even film of mask all over your face, put ya feet up – grab a cuppa and flick through your fave mag.
Now, the struggle is trying not to be too distracted by weird itchy feeling caused my the foam. The foaming is gradual, yet tickles the skin and does give n itchy feel, especially on sensitive skin. I panicked at first and washed it off thinking I was reacting, and that my face would be all shades of patchy red. After using this a few times, it seems like something to expect more than something to worry about.
Warning – The foam makes you look ridiculously puffy, and you will definitely feel less A-list celeb and more like a right ninny. However, the foaming part apparently gently exfoliates dead skin cells and clogged dirt from the skin as it bubbles, and I did find that my skin felt somewhat fresher and looked more luminous after the first proper use.
Due to how thick and messy this mask is, I would 10/10 definitely suggest only putting this mask on about 10 mins before you jump in the shower, otherwise it’s a bit of a bitch to get off and you’ll be standing at the sink scrubbing, for what feels like, a lifetime.
Weirdly enough, I had spots come to a head almost instantly after I used the mask. Now, that sounds awful but I really don’t think it was a bad thing, yo. You know that uncomfortable red bump that sits under the skin just waiting to erupt into a whitehead? (Eww, gross I know) Instead of taking days to surface, mine surfaces within the 10 mins or so that I left the mask on, and I’m totally all for that.
Overall, I’ve used it once a week for about 3 weeks now and I’m loving the way it makes my skin feel. I have oily/combo skin, and wouldn’t suggest it as much for someone with very dry type skin, as the mask is a little drying, which is gr8 for oily gals like me. If you have a face like an oily slick by the end of the day, and break out frequently, this mask could be your new bezzie friend.
Have you tried this mask?
What did you think?
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