Review: So Natural Pore Tensing Carbonic Bubble Mask ★★★.☆
So Natural Pore Tensing Carbonic Bubble Mask features plump carbonic bubbles that rise to the surface immediately after application to deep cleanse and tighten pores. White clay from the Amazon absorbs excess sebum and remove impurities, creating a one-step pore and sebum care. Green tea extract soothes and softens the skin at the same time. Just massage it in, wait 60 seconds, and wash off with warm water.
My skin is feeling pretty normal today. It’s showing some redness which is happens pretty commonly. Please ignore the red spot on my left cheek, I just got bit by a mosquito pfft. I’ve cleansed my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
4.57 oz of product came in a green plastic squat jar with a screw-on cap. It even came with a safety seal to ensure authenticity and freshness.
Upon unscrewing the outer lid, I was greeted with an inner seal. Again, I’m being ensured of the product’s freshness and safety.
The product had a strong floral fragrance which I’m not a huge fan of. I was surprised to see a jelly consistency than the usual dry clay texture.
Texture was soft and creamy, almost pudding-like. It did not bubble whilst in the jar, unlike some other bubbling masks I’ve tried.
On my face, 2 spatulas of product was enough to get an even and thick layer.
The bubbling started upon touching my skin. Thanks to the creamy consistency, I was able to quickly spread a layer of mask all over my face just before the bubbling got intense. I could hear faint popping and sizzling sounds with a slight ticklish sensation, nothing intense. Within a minute, my face was covered in ultra fine green bubbles. There wasn’t any tightness or sensitivity to speak of.
After another 30 seconds, the bubbles started to deflate, leaving behind a flat spongey layer. I spalshes water on my face to emulsify it before massaging it all over my skin. This gave it some slip and reduced the amount of skin dragging during the rinsing process.
It took quite a number of splashes and rinses to get the mask completely off. I took the opportunity to concentrate the massages on the greasier parts of my face like my nose and chin. Once the soapy feeling had faded, my skin felt clean but not squeaky to the touch.
Upon toweling off, my skin felt tight and dry immediately. I had to quickly spritz a layer of toner to ease the sensation. I noticed my pores looking cleaner and smaller. The black specks that were permanent residents of my nose seemed to have reduced in number. Skin still looked slightly red, overall no change from before. Again, please ignore the giant red spot on my left cheek, that was a mosquito bite.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This mask definitely lived up to its claim of clearing out and tightening the pores. I wish it wasn’t so drying after rinsing off. Then again, I have combo skin that’s prone to dehydration so most clay/mud masks are drying on me. This is is great for oily skin types and all skin types for regular pore maintenance especially during the incoming hot summer days. Check out more So Natural reviews here.