Can I review products with LONGER names? ahaha I decided to combine my review on these two products as they both are very similar bubble skincare products. I received both of these products from Memebox, as I am a Memebox Ambassador, to review for my readers.
So, why do I have Dr Emmett Brown from Back to the Future here? Because both of these products are throwbacks to the past as one product I had originally received last August from Memebox and the other is from earlier this year in a MaskGenie pouch!
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask I never reviewed this product formally back when I received it in my Special #16 OMG Memebox and back then, Memebox Global had a huge retail value of $46.00 on this item!! I am glad I have another one of these as my original is long gone and this gives me an opportunity to review it now. This is a clay mask ~ looks like a standard, moist clay pack in the container, doesn’t it? However once you take the spatula ~ and you should use the spatula, tell ya why in a moment ~ and apply it evenly and thinly on your face, you will initially see some carbonated bubbles appear and then within a few minutes, it will all foaming and bubbly on your face. Since the pack starts to bubble when it makes contact with your skin, you should use the spatula and not your fingers to scoop out the product ~ otherwise, you will cause the pack to bubble inside the container.
This is supposed to deep clean your pores and remove blackheads ~ but as I don’t have that many blackheads to begin with (if any), I cannot attest to that. This contains carbonated water, pig skin collagen and clay ~ you can see the darker grains of the charcoal powder in the mask. Once the mask is applied to my skin, it will bubble up and it does tingle on my face. That is supposed to be normal, as that is due to the natural salts found in the ingredients. This is supposed to hydrate your skin, but I always make sure that I moisturize my skin afterwards. Although it does cleanse my face, I feel I need more hydration to put moisture back into my face and to soothe it, as the tingling was pretty intense on my skin.
The pH level seems to be fine at a 6, so the drying feeling I might be experiencing could just be a sensitivity to the ingredients. As I do not experience any rashes or breakouts when using this mask, I still use it ~ as it is a fun mask😀
How I use it ~ I prefer to use this clay pack in the am ~ I will apply it after I drink my coffee and just catch up on emails really quickly ~ as you are only supposed to have this on your face for about 5 minutes. I then take a shower, quickly massaging it into my skin and then rinsing off all traces of the mask. I make sure that a good pH balancing toner is used ~ I personally love cosRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Toner (review here) and then my skincare routine du jour. If you want to use it at night, I actually do wash my face first (despite the instructions to put it on an unwashed face). I just don’t want to push dirt into my pores! I then apply the mask, and then rinse off, following with a good moisturizing cleanser water to ensure that I removed all traces of the clay pack, such as Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Water. I then put on a facial sheet mask to get extra hydration and moisture.
Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Kaolin, Acrylates Copolymer, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Lauramide DEA, TEA-Cocoyl Glutamate, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Bentonite, Collagen, Charcoal Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Carbonated Water, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (peppermint) Leaf Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary) Leaf Extract cosDNA.com analysis
I honestly do not know why they show pomegranate in this product, because I cannot find any pomegranate ingredients in this product.
Mediheal Mogongtox Soda Bubble Sheet I first received this in a MaskGenie pouch earlier this year and I like this bubble mask a lot! It is 110% better than the TonyMoly Earth Beauty Bubble Mask, as it is not drying at all to my skin. This is a half-mask (not half-man, okay, come on GoT reference here) This is a black charcoal mask that starts to bubble once you open the foil packet. You have to work quickly and because it is a half mask, I always mess up on the first try with the nose piece and the cheek flaps :D I do manage to get it on my face before the bubbling action gets too intense. This mask does not tingle and it is actually very soothing. When I remove it after 15 minutes, I rinse with warm water, and then use a cleansing water to remove any traces of the soap. My face does not feel dry ~ in fact, it does feel hydrated. I do believe this is because this mask has Sodium Hyaluronate, Propolis, Witch Hazel, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate and Milk proteins, which are all soothing and hydrating ingredients.
This has a nice pH level of 5 to 5.5 as well. This has papaya and apple extracts, which will also help exfoliate and remove dead skin cells ~ and apple amino acids, which provide an extremely mild yet dense foam along with the carbonated water.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Dipropylene Glycol, Disiloxane, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Methyl Perfloroisobutyl Ether, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Illicium Verum (anise) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Phaseolus Radiatus (mungbean) Seed Extract, Pyrus Malas (apple) Fruit Extract, Castanea Sativa (chestnut) Bark Extract, Diospyros Kaki ( Japanese persimmon) Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (rice) Bran Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propolis Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (witch hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Carbonated Water (.018mg), Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Milk Protein Extract cosDNA.com analysis
Out of the two bubble mask products, I really liked the Mediheal as it not only had the fun bubble action and cleansed my face, but it was also soothing and I did feel that it was hydrating too. These are both novelty items, imho, and they are quite fun to use. I do think that the Mediheal is better in terms of ingredients and less irritating to the skin than Elizavecca’s clay mask, but many people seem to love Elizavecca’s clay mask, so it does really come down to a personal preference between a sheet mask and a jar product. I happen to also like the hygienic qualities of the facial mask, as I think that the jar could easily get contaminated or if you are clumsy like me, you could accidentally get water into the jar, which would mean that the product would start reacting and bubble away.
What do you think? Have you tried either of these products ~ Elizavecca Milky Piggy Bubble Clay Mask or the Mediheal Mogongtox Soda Bubble Mask? Did you like them? Is it a repeat purchase for you? Let me know in the comments below!
Where to Purchase at Memebox
- Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask (click here) $12.00
- Mediheal Mogongtox Soda Bubble Sheet (click here) $2.50
- Bubble Pop Piggy Set (click here) This value set contains both products for $13.00
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