Where I got it: I got this on a website called Althea for USD$7.50. They stock heaps of Korean skincare and cosmetic brands at very affordable prices and they ship all the way from Korea.
What I got: This is a 100ml tube of the Onsaemeein Carbonated Scoria Bubble Mask Pack. This is recommended for people with dehydrated skin with excess sebum, excess surface dead skin cells, enlarged pores and rough skin texture. It contains carbonated water, scoria extract, snail extract and horse oil. These ingredients help tighten pores, improve elasticity, moisturise and absorbs excess sebum. The tube packaging ensures minimal air exposure to the product.
How I find it: The mask pack comes out like a clay mask and looks like one too. After cleaning, I wipe excess water from my face and leave it damp, then I apply a good even layer of this mask all over my skin avoiding the eye area. Try not to get too close to the nostrils because when it bubbles up, it can get in the way of your nostrils and you might breathe it in. After about 10 seconds it starts to bubble up (I haven’t even finished applying my whole face). It feels tickling to the skin (not tingling) and I felt like scratching it. The bubble layer thickens up and within a minute the mask is pretty much all bubbled up. The instructions were to massage the bubbles and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse the residue off thoroughly.
Overall: The writing at the back of the pack is all Korean, so the first time I used it, I didn’t know I need to massage the bubbles and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. I simply wiped off the bubbles after 5 minutes and washed everything off. When I did that, the mask was really hard to remove and the mask did not do anything dramatic. My skin felt clean and blackheads lightened. When I used it properly as per the instructions (I googled), I massaged the bubbles after 5 minutes and then leave the mask on for 10 minutes. The mask bubbled a little bit more and then basically dried up like a mud mask. Washing off was a little difficult as it was quite thick. My skin felt clean and refreshed afterwards.
I have been compensated for my purchase by Althea.