If you haven’t seen or heard of the ElizaVecca MilkyPiggy Hell-Pore Clean Up Mask, where have you been? For months, I have seen videos and reviews of this mask circling around social media. The catch to all these videos is centered around the the name of the mask, more specifically the words: “hell-pore.”
After watching a handful of videos about this mask, I wanted to see if this mask actually worked. Not only that, I wanted to know if it was as painful as the people in the videos made it out to be.
A few months ago, an H-Mart opened in my neighborhood. If you aren’t aware of what H-Mart is, it is a Korean supermarket. Needless to say, I was ecstatic because there are no Asian supermarkets in my college neighborhood. The first time I went inside, I discovered a beauty section on the second floor. I was squealing because I love Asian beauty and skincare.
I stumbled upon an entire display of ElizaVecca MilkyPiggy products – including the Hell-Pore mask. I immediately picked up the mask knowing that I was going to purchase it. The same night that I purchased this face mask, I immediately tried it and I was surprised by the results.
Fast forward to today, and I am still using this mask. I love it so much, I wanted to share my entire review with you all!
As you can see, my bottle is well-used. The bottle is a squeeze tube, which I love, because it keeps the product sanitary. This is extremely important to me when choosing skin care because bacteria can easily grow inside tub-like packages (due to exposure to the air). Another great packaging option to look for is a bottle with a pump!
The closure on the bottom of the tube is not flimsy and closes securely. I have not had any issues with product leaking out or the plastic breaking or cracking.
The images on the front of the packaging are sooo cute! It shows a little piggy with the face mask on and all the pores that it’s ripping out. An accurate representation of what this mask really does!
The back of the packaging includes the instructions on how to use the mask as well as the ingredients inside. The entire bottle is written in Korean, with no English translation. Luckily, the box that it comes in (not pictured because I threw it away haha) has the English translation on it!
You just need to read it a couple of times to get the hang of the mask, then you can confidently toss it.
The expiration date of this mask is twelve months, so make sure you make note when this goes bad! It’s extremely important to make sure your skin care isn’t expired, otherwise your skin could take a bad turn.
Additionally, there is a bunny symbol on the back of the packaging. In the USA, we usually associate the bunny symbol with the product being cruelty-free. In this case, the bunny symbol is just the brand’s icon. Despite this symbol confusion, this product is in fact 100% cruelty-free! Yay!
The mask itself is a dark gray color and the formula is very thick and goopy. When you squeeze the mask out of the tube, be ready to catch the product right away. The product can come out fairly fast.
On the box that the mask comes in, it gives instructions on how to use the mask. You are directed to apply the mask only to your nose and surrounding pore area.
I have applied this mask to my entire face before, and it worked just as well. Although, I would not recommend doing this if you have sensitive skin. When the mask begins to dry, you can see the dirt from your pores lifting. It’s honestly a very satisfying experience.
It takes about 15-20 minutes for the mask to dry. In the meantime, I like to browse Pinterest (psst! You can follow my Pinterest here). I also like to play with my little kitten, Soju.
You can tell that the mask is dry when you touch it and nothing comes off onto your finger. Begin peeling the mask off from the bottom up. This ensures that you are “pulling” the junk out of your pores.
Now, this mask isn’t called “hell-pore” for no reason. It will hurt a little when you are removing the mask – especially in the areas around your nose. Again, if you have sensitive skin, I would’t recommend this mask to you. When the mask is completely removed, you get to inspect it. My favorite part. If you look closely, you can see every bit of gunk that was in your skin. Gross, but so satisfying!
When you remove most of the mask, wash the excess off with warm water. Afterwards, apply a hydrating moisturizer to your skin. This step is vital. The mask is so strong that it rips moisture from your skin so it is important to replenish your skin afterwards.
Overall, I would recommend this mask if you love to see all of the nastiness pulled out of your skin. This mask is fun to do with friends, easy to apply, and easy to remove! I rate this mask a 4/5. If you’re interested in purchasing this mask, you can get it here!
Have you tried this mask? Also, what are your favorite face masks? I am always on the lookout to try new ones!