A’pieu Stone Peach Pore Less Bubble Mask Review
This is a prime example of what happens when a brand decides to get fancy. All of the other bubble clay masks I’ve had came in jars with a twist-off lid. But the competition for consumer spending in Korean beauty is very steep - there are hundreds or even thousands of brands, but we each only have one face. The design masterminds at A’pieu decided to put their version of a bubble mask into a can. I can only assume that was done to attract attention and stand out from other brands.
Hungry for innovation, I threw the A’pieu Stone Peach Pore Less Bubble Mask into my cart (available on eBay and Amazon). Visually speaking, pores can never be too small, so I try to take preventative measures as much as I can to keep them in top shape, and I thought this #mask would work well for that. It contains peach extract to tone and tighten, peony water to reduce pigmentation, and pink clay to absorb excess oil.
How to use:
Apply onto dry (I assume clean, at least that’s what I do) face
Let bubble for 10-15 minutes
Wash off with warm water
If this isn’t a prime example of why consumers should read reviews before purchasing something, then I don’t know what is. One quick look on Amazon would have told me that this lovely can has a glowing rating of… wait for it… 1.5 stars. Wow. But why?
Let me tell you…
The mask itself (the clay, the scent and texture, the bubbling) is just fine. But the vehicle it’s in… The product squeezes out sloooooooooooooooowly like a thin, pink worm. I usually have about 20 minutes of somewhat uninterrupted time to bathe every night, and I just can’t spend 19 of them waiting for this thing to come out while silently cursing in my head. That kind of stress leads to wrinkles. And before you say that maybe my specific can is defective, let me point out that many online reviews share my disappointment. In a recent promotion, the official online Missha US store was giving these cans away for free. I wonder why…
I still (wo)manned up and finished it, because the product is good. Plus, I don’t like to waste things. My skin was soft and supple after every use. And yet I can’t describe the relief I felt when the can was finally empty! No more spending my life waiting for enough clay to squeeze out so I can apply it.
It worked well as a targeted treatment for oily zones:
If you are interested in other bubbling masks, check out my review of Mamonde Petal Purifying Mask. It works much better straight out a boring (but functional) jar, saving you time and sanity.
A’pieu Stone Peach Bubble Mask ingredients: Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Stearic Acid, Prunus davidiana Fruit Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Paeonia Suffruticosa Flower Water, Butylene Glycol, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Pentylene Glycol, Fragrance(Parfum), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyacrylamide, Methylpropanediol, Sodium Sweetalmondamphoacetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Chloride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Laureth-7, Sucrose Distearate, Disodium EDTA, Mica (CI 77019), Montmorillonite