Korean beauty is the gift that keeps on giving. You may have come across images on the internet of people with a foam-like mask on their face and wondered what form of beauty wizardry was going on. Well… weird and wacky face masks are all the rage right now. Although the bubble mask isn’t a new trend, the obsession with this product clearly doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Bubble face masks make for some goofy Instagram posts but are they just a fun gimmick? Here is everything you need to know about them.
What Is A Bubble Face Mask?
Simply put, bubble face masks are essentially deep cleansing face masks. You may have heard of oxygen facials where pure oxygen is used to pump antioxidants directly into your skin, a costly facial usually done by a licensed aesthetician. Bubble masks try to emulate an oxygen facial but in a much more affordable form. Unlike your regular face mask, a bubble mask contains thousands of carbonated bubbles (like soda) and that provides exfoliation as well as gentle massaging properties. Oxygen gas is usually pumped into the masks before being sealed into a pressurized packaging.
How Do Bubble Face Masks Work?
Bubble face masks come in clay and cream forms but once you apply them to your face, they gently start to foam into a bubble lather.
This is because the masks contain hi-tech ingredients that dissolve oxygen gas very well. The oxygen used in the mask slowly turns into gas-like foaming bubbles. These topical oxygen bubbles actually help to draw out dirt and get rid of excess oil while still keeping your skin hydrated.
Benefits Of A Bubble Mask
Unfortunately, there isn’t much evidence that the oxygen present in the mask does anything extraordinary except for delivering extra pumps of oxygen on to your skin which is required for the production of collagen; an important component of your dermis that helps give your skin elasticity thus beautiful healthy skin.
According to the claims on the bubble mask that started this whole craze, the bubble mask benefits include:
- Deep cleansing properties and Clearing out blackheads.
- Tightens and tones the skin while removing excess dirt and sebum.
- Brightens the skin.
- Hydrates the skin while giving it a glowy appearance.
The ‘Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask’ (retails for $10.19 on Amazon) is made by a popular Korean skincare brand and is the mask that started this trend.
Other notable brands such as E.l.f and Peter Thomas Roth have since followed suit with their version of the mask.
While some bubble masks might be all about the gimmick than the benefits, they may be well worth the try. At the very least, you’ll get a great Instagram from it!
Sugar Punch Kenya stock the mask for Ksh. 2000. Click here