Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask

I don’t often write about international beauty items – is there really a point if you can’t get the product like right now? But thanks to eBay, Amazon, Aramex Global Shopper, travelling (and willing) mules friends and colleagues, there’s always a way to haul home what everyone else is obsessed with. And also, this k-beauty buy is way too weird to not talk about. I was at first worried the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask had actual pig inside. (It’s a real possibility with Asian skincare: snail goo, horse oil, placenta… anything goes.) But after finding an English copy of the ingredient list online (thank you Memebox) I discovered this Elizavecca clay mask is like no other.

It’s black and gooey, like silly putty, and comes with one of those flat applicators. It doesn’t have much of a scent (does charcoal smell?) and you use a relatively thick layer. After a while, it starts bubbling up like crazy, almost as if you’ve covered your face in the thickest shaving foam. And if you touch it, you can actually feel the bubbles popping against your finger tips. It’s seriously fun stuff but also a tad messy. I really like how refreshing it feels when compared to any other clay mask. With Milky Piggy, the result is radiant, tight skin without any dryness. Yet, your face will still feel thoroughly cleansed. Have an abnormal obsession with clouds or k-beauty? This one is for you.

The Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask is around $12 on Amazon.