I have never heard of Elizavecca before seeing this for sale on RoseRoseShop but since it was about $8 I decided to give it a go and it is surprisingly not terrible for a ‘stab in the dark’ purchase. I have tried many clay masks but this one is unique in that it does not dry, instead it bubbles to create a foamy texture on your skin! I definitely bought this out of sheer curiosity but it is not a purchase I regret!
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Basically: As I mentioned above, the Elizavecca Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask (as its name suggests) is a clay mask but with a very important distinction – the mask, when exposed to air, bubbles! It bubbles to create this foam like texture and is quite delightful (if a little ticklish). It is packaged in a double walled plastic tub with an inner sealing lid and an included spatula that attaches to the inner lid. The mask unlike its traditional counterparts has a very creamy texture and air bubbles (large and small) are visible when you look at the product from the sides or even when you open the lid. It is only meant to stay on your face for 5 minutes, after which you’re meant to massage the clay on your skin before rinsing off.
The Good stuff: This is skincaretainment at it’s finest. The novelty factor alone was enough to compel me to purchase this product. It does a good job of reducing the appearance of sebaceous filaments and it is much easier to wash off than traditional clay masks as it never ‘dries’. While most clay masks leave my skin uncomfortably clean, this mask manages to find the right balance between absorbing excess oil and not stripping my face completely of its natural oils. It does have a slight candy scent (specifically grape candy? I’m not sure why it smells like that to me!) but it is a very faint scent and mostly dissipates when applied. It does tickle a little as the mask bubbles but I don’t find it unpleasant at all! Imagine pop-rocks, but for your face!
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Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Kaolin, Acrylates Copolymer, Disodium cocoamphodiacetate, Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Lauramide DEA, TEA-COCOYL GLUTAMATE, Camellia Sinensis, Glycerin, Dipropylene glycol, Bentonite, Collagen, Charcoal powder, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Lavandula Angustifolia Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita Leaf Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Carbonated Water
Issues: In regards to the ingredients list, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a known irritant and acne trigger which makes it less than ideal in a cosmetic formulation. However, having said that, you only leave it on for a few minutes at a time and this will only every be used a few times a week (if not less) so if this isn’t a known trigger for you, I don’t think there is much to be concerned about – as always YMMV!
There have also been fears of fakes circulating, but whether it is because the product is fake or if it is just expired has not been confirmed. For your own peace of mind, there is a security number on the box that you can reveal by scratching off the security foil and entering the number into the official website product checker can reveal if your product is authentic.
In a Nutshell:
A surprising impulse purchase that does what it says with a good dose of skincaretainment thrown in!
Love: Novel mask, smells good, draws out excess oils without stripping my face, washes off easily and omgsh it bubbles!
Do not love: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a known acne trigger for many people so having it in this formulation will not be suitable for many people and possible fakes out in the market that require vigilant checking.
Recommended? I think this is a decent product but I’m not sure that this is a recommendable product due to the presence of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in the mask.
I rate it: 3.5/5 A novel clay mask that is fun to use but contains an acne trigger.