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    We Tried That Bubbling Face Mask And This Is What It Was Like

    It grows!

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    If you've been on the internet sometime in the past six months, chances are you've seen that crazy bubbling face mask growing on people's faces.

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    It's called the Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask and it's a Korean beauty mask made by the company Elizavecca. It costs $10.35, and it grows on your face as you use it because of its ingredients which include but are not limited to green-tea extract, collagen, and charcoal powder. The Amazon reviews are filled with people's pictures of their faces as they use the product. The product reviews boast that it could work for "any skin type." Obviously, we had to try it for ourselves and take our own pics.

    So we ordered the masks and put those babies on our faces.

    Lara Parker

    Lara's thoughts going in: I was excited as hell to try this because putting on face masks is my favorite form of "me time." No face mask is too weird for me to try. If it foamed up all over my entire house, I'd still try it. I have pretty oily skin and can get some serious blackheads around my nose so I was looking for something that would dry me up a bit. One downside is that I had no idea what the directions were telling me to do since I couldn't read them. But a quick Google search informed me that it was easy as pie and all you do is slather it on your dirty face, leave it on for five minutes, rub it around, then wash it off.

    Nina's thoughts going in: I've never worn a face mask before. EVER. My skin is typically pretty dry. I don’t really have a moisturizing routine either, which is probably why I’m a little sandpaper-y at times. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to skin care, and face masks just seem like a lot of extra work to me. The instructions seemed simply enough, but I was not looking forward to rubbing it in with my fingers. I mean, look at it! Who wants a bunch of gray shit all over their hands? Still, everyone on the internet hypes up this product so much, so I thought maybe this product would make me a face mask convert.

    Lara loved the face mask process.

    Lara's thoughts during: This was so. much. fun. Putting it on just FELT cool. I could hear it bubbling and as soon as it touched my skin it started to grow. I kind of felt like I had a fungus growing all over my face, but like, in a good way. Toward the end it started to bubble up A LOT and I couldn't breathe out of my nose and my face itched like crazy which I assume meant it was working. That, or I have an allergy and shouldn't use this again. It wasn't as therapeutic and relaxing as some masks I've done, but it definitely felt like it got into my pores way more than any other face masks.

    Nina was a little grossed out.

    Nina's thoughts during: Slathering this stuff on with the little stick was kind of difficult. You have to put it on quite fast, because it doesn't take too long for the clay to change from gray to white. You might be better off applying it with clean hands to get more even coverage. I will admit, the tingling felt good. It felt like I was doing some good beauty work for my skin without actually doing anything. But rubbing it in after five minutes didn't feel as good. It's like smothering your face with a really thick shaving cream. Is this how all face masks feel?

    Lara was literally a cloud.

    Lara Parker

    And this is what Nina's fingers looked like after rubbing it in.

    Nina Mohan

    In the end, we both liked this mask and would definitely use it again.

    Lara's thoughts overall: This face mask was awesome. It was fun, didn't take long, and it's fun as hell to Snapchat. What else could you ask for in a face mask? It also left my face feeling amazing. My skin was a little red after, which I actually didn't mind, because it hadn't felt that clean in weeks. The next morning when I woke up the redness was completely faded and I just felt... cleaner. I would definitely use this again!

    Nina's thoughts overall: OK, ultimately, I think my skin did LOOK a lot better afterwards. I think I had a bit of a glow and it looked as if I had fewer blemishes. However, my skin felt a bit rubbery afterwards. Is that what extra-clean skin is supposed to feel like? I honestly don't know. I think this mask is worth trying at least once, if only so you can feel like a human Rice Krispie treat. I would try it again, for sure.