a close-up shot of a Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask by elizavecca on top of a rose-gold furry rug

Elizavecca products revolutionized the skincare market. They conquered the hearts of thousands, elevating the K-beauty game to yet another level of greatness! I was lucky enough to try a few of their excellent skincare potions. You can check one of my previous Elizavecca reviews to learn more about the brand and why it is so popular among skincare fans.

But, for today's post, I will review two of the most iconic Elizavecca products. When these two babies were released, they took the beauty world by surprise, bearing numerous viral videos and reviews. Have you already guessed what products I'm talking about?

Today we will look at the Milky Piggy Retinol Cream and Bubble Clay Mask. What are the secrets of these products?

a close-up shot of a Elizavecca Milky Piggy Elastic Retinol Cream pot laying on top of a rose-gold furry rug

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Elastic Retinol Cream*

Have you already implemented retinol into your skincare routine? Most dermatologists claim it totally deserves all the hype this ingredient gets. Simply put, retinol is a type of vitamin A that is essential for good health and young-looking skin. When applied topically, retinol has been shown to have anti-aging benefits by promoting skin cell turnover and collagen production, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, it can also cause skin irritation, especially in higher concentrations, so it should be used with caution and under the guidance of a dermatologist.

Milky Piggy Elastic Retinol is a nighttime cream enriched with retinol and swiftlet nest extract. Its unique, stringy texture also features a macadamia ternifolia seed oil, which nourishes and smoothes the skin. Elastic retinol cream comes in a sturdy plastic pot with a small spatula.

The formula and texture of the cream is something truly fascinating. I can't say I've been using anything like this in my skincare! It is somewhere between a thick butter and a creamy, clay-like substance. Very rich and incredibly moisturizing. Once applied to the skin, the cream doesn't feel heavy. Plus, it has a pleasant, soft fragrance.

a clo-up shot of an opened pot with Elizavecca Milky Piggy Elastic Retinol Cream on top af a rose-gold furry rug

How to Use Elizavecca Retinol Cream?

Using this as a little gem is such a pleasure! Use it the same way you would a rich night cream with retinol. After you are done with your regular nighttime beauty routine, apply a thin coat of the cream using a spatula. Then gently massage your face to help the product absorb into the skin. Elizavecca recommends using retinol cream 2-3 times a week.

This is the only face cream with retinol from the Elizavecca range. So, ensure your skin can handle such harsh ingredients and implement this ingredient slowly into your routine.

close-up of a two fingers with a Elizavecca Milky Piggy Elastic Retinol Cream between them

I never use it on the same night as exfoliation because retinol can be harsh on the skin. If you are new to this ingredient, it is better to start lightly. Apply a small amount of the cream and observe the reaction. It is common to experience skin dryness, itchiness, and even redness. The first few times, I developed the ugliest dry patches around my mouth and on the cheeks. Keep your skincare routine simple while your skin goes through an adjustment period, and your skin will get used to the new ingredients.

close-up shot of an opened pot with elizavecca Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask on top of a furry rug

Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask*

And now for the legend! The epic poems were composed about the Carbonated Charcoal Mask by Elizavecca. Have you ever stumbled upon a picture of an Instagram influencer covered in a gray bubbly substance? That's it! It was the iconic face mask that turns into soapy bubbles after you apply it to the skin.

Similarly to the retinol cream, the clay mask comes in a sturdy plastic pot with a spatula. This little spatula will help you with the hygienic application of the product. The texture of the face mask is thick and soapy. It easily glides on the skin, quickly 'bubbling up' on its surface. The formula is based on charcoal powder and kaolin clay topped with lavender and rosemary extracts. Does it sound intriguing?

collage with two images of a hand with carbonated face mask by elizavecca swatch on the skin

A duet of charcoal and clay does wonders for the skin. It removes old skin cells and controls excess skin oiliness. This mask is a must-have product for everyone with acne-prone skin and blackheads. Blackheads on my nose were delighted to see me applying this bubble clay mask (they weren't)!

How to Use Charcoal Bubble Mask?

I like using it right after I cleanse my skin. Nothing too harsh, no scrubbing or deep cleansing, Just a soft massage with a neutral face soap followed by a thin coat of soapy mask. Once applied to the skin, the face mask starts forming tiny bubbles on the surface. The process is so much fun! Bubbles expand, cleansing out pores and refreshing the skin. 

After 3-5 minutes, wash the soft foam away with warm water. It may take you a bit longer, than removing your regular face mask. Finish up your skincare routine as usual.

close-up shot of female's face with a Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask by elizavecca on the skin

Final Verdict

Oh, how I love Elizavecca! I can't stop using their products on my and my hubby's skin. It became a little ritual of ours! We cleanse, bubble up, moisturize, and absorb these products together. Later enjoy the smoothness of our skin. Everything seems perfect about these products, from the cutest product design to convenient packaging and innovative formulas.

If you are building the ultimate skincare routine containing only the best products and ingredients, you should include a few Elizaevecca potions. As a big fan of K-beauty, I can guarantee these are some of the most intriguing skincare you can find on the market. Have you ever tried them?

Lots of love,