Review: Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask

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This clay mask is one of Elizavecca’s most well-known products so as I love a lot of Elizavecca stuff I thought it was time I tried this out. This work like an ordinary clay mask, you leave it on for about three minutes then wash it off. Unlike most other clay masks though this bubbles up quite like foam.

From pretty much the moment I put this on my face it started to bubble, which was a very strange sensation. Around your eyes and lips I’d leave a big space because this does expand quite a bit as it bubbles. Because of its foaming effect I was worried that this might be a bit drying and straight after I washed it off I noticed my skin had gone very dry. It did leave my skin looking nice but I really had to nurse my skin back to health for the next few days afterwards as it was so dry. I have oily skin so I would usually avoid heavy creams but I actually ended up using some after this just to try and fix my skin.

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While this mask is quite fun it left my skin feeling really dry and considering I have oily skin I imagine it would be even more so for dry skin. As much I wanted to like this product I wouldn’t use it again.

Annabelle x

Review: The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Peel-Off Clay Nose Mask

TFS_Jeju_Nose_Clay)MaskI bought this product to try and tackle my blackheads (sadly they’re incredibly persistent). I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about jeju volcanic lava and it’s a popular ingredient for innisfree, which is one of my favourite skincare brands. I bought this mask for about £6.00 in TK Maxx and you can get it online from places like Yesstyle for pretty much the same price.

So I have to admit my first impression of this product was a bit mixed. The smell is pretty nice and I quite like the simple packing. The mask has a very sticky, almost rubbery texture. I’ve never seen a mask like it before and I actually looked it up online to check that it really was supposed to be like that! It is super easy to use, you just put it on your nose in a fairly thick and even layer, leave it to dry for about 10-15 minutes and then peel it off. Afterwards my nose actually felt really nice and soft, which is a nice side effect. With sensitive skin as well I often have problems with clay masks if they are a little harsh but this was really gentle on my skin.

If you put it on using your fingers (as I do) you will need to wash it off your hands under some warm water because in its non-dried form this product is quite stubborn to get off.

After using it for a while to be honest I didn’t really notice a big change in reducing my blackheads but since it does leave my skin soft and glowy I will finish it off. If you have a serious issue with blackheads you might want to try a chemical BHA product instead as this will go into your pores and be less harsh on your skin. I’ll be trying out some different BHA products so if you’re interested I’ll be posting about that in the near future.

Annabelle x