Elizavecca continuously makes unique products like Hell Pore and Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask. Both are very high-rated in the asian beauty community.
This is a 3-step mask that comes with a cleanser, serum, and sheet mask. It claims to clear pores and return skin elasticity with bird’s nest extract. It’s a pretty nifty pack, great for travelling, and very affordable. However, these can be hard to track down.
Notable ingredients: niacinamide (brightening), red seaweed extract (antioxidant), hyaluronic acid (humectant), tocopheryl (humectant), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Oil (anti-aging), and swiftlet nest extract (anti-aging). Some of these are luxurious ingredients, the list looks promising. I find it strange that none of these ingredients fight acne, even though this mask is marketed as such.
The cleanser comes in a thick white cream and lathers up really easily. There was more than enough to split up into 2 uses.
A quick test showed a pH of 8, too alkaline for my skin. Surprisingly, it left my skin squeaky clean but it didn’t feel drying.
My skin is feeling mildly dry, slightly irritated, and pretty clogged today. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
The serum was a gooey clear, gel-like substance. It spreads easily but did not seem to want to absorb. It gave off a pleasant floral scent.
I waited a minute before slapping on the juicy sheet mask.
I was surprised to see a juicy black mask. From the illustration on the packaging, I was expecting a pore-strip like sheet where clogs will be pulled out. The sheet was pretty thin and drenched in clear viscous essence. It was giving off a very strong floral fragrance.
Fit and adherence were great!
Despite the inadequate slits. 5 minutes in and it was starting to sting ever so slightly. This went on for another 5 minutes and disappeared. I had this on for a total of 35 minutes.
The essence dried down matte. I noticed my skin looking slightly brighter and felt hydrated. But there wasn’t any pore clearing effect. My skin was still slightly red and pore size had no change. The hydration did disappear halfway through the day.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
I’d reckon this will be a great mask for peeps with normal skin and without clogged/pimpled skin, it doesn’t do anything to address those concerns. Perhaps continued use will bring about results. But I think it shouldn’t have been marketed as a solution for pores. Will not repurchase. Check out more Elizavecca reviews here.