Saturday, 18 March 2017

Worlds Most Painful Face Mask

As a big lover of face masks, after seeing a Buzzfeed video of people trying out a product dubbed "the worlds most painful face mask", and being the weirdo that I am, I knew I had to try it. The product in question is the Hell Pore Clean Up Mask by Elizavecca Milkypiggy. (A mouthful I know!)

After a quick google search I found I was able to purchase it from Amazon for £12.40 with free shipping.

For those of you that don't know, Elizavecca are a Korean skincare company that are best known for their weird and wonderful products. Their packaging is super cute and colourful, and the products they sell are unlike those you can purchase in the UK. You can tell if the products you've purchased are authentic by the Elizavecca Original stamp on the side of the box, which has a foil part you can scrape away to reveal the serial number beneath.

Authenticity Stamp

Another of their better known products is the Elizavecca Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask, which is definitely next on my list to try!! This is also available to purchase on Amazon for the price of £25.72 with free UK delivery for a three pack.

I was super excited when the product arrived, and ended up using it straight away. I washed my face and applied the mask which was more difficult than I though it would be because of the thick, sticky consistency of the product. The second time I used the product I used a clean, medium sized flat foundation brush to apply it with which made life a lot easier.

"This isn't too bad"

"Oh wait, I have to take it off still..."

The suggested waiting time was 15-20 minutes, but I ended up having to wait closer to 30 for it to be completely dry. When it came to testing the edges to see if it was ready to peel off, I immediately realised why it was supposedly so painful. The mask sticks to and rips out any facial hair you have, no matter how fine and minimal it may be. 

It felt as if I was having my whole face waxed. At one point I felt my soul leave my body.

As I peeled the mask away from my face, it sounded as if I was pulling two pieces of velcro apart. Gone were the days I'd ever have to worry about a lady moustache because all facial hair was gone, along with three layers of my skin. All I kept thinking was I'd save a fortune on cosmetics and beauty products in the future because I didn't have much of a face left to apply them to.

This mask is supposed to be great at clearing black heads from the nose area. I found it removed some of them but not the majority much to my disappointment. I was half hoping I would get the same results as the viral videos on Facebook where the mask came off covered in black heads and grime, but on the plus side it meant there wasn't enough dirt in my pores to be pulled out.

After using the mask, my skin was left feeling soft and looking quite clear. A plus side of the effectiveness of this product is that it removes any dull, dead skin cells left on the surface, leaving skin appearing brighter and clearer. 

I will definitely continue to use this product, as I found it effective at helping to balance my oily skin on the days I used it, so I think it would be ideal to use before I apply my make up on days where I need it to last longer without the need to blot/touch up. 

All in all it was a very interesting and painful experience but I would not recommend this to those of you with sensitive skin because it is very harsh. 

As always feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or comments!

-Holly xx 

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