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Phykology Seaweed Bubble Clay Mask Review

This post contains affiliate links. Product provided by BeMused Korea.

Wash-off masks are such a joy - I try to use them 1-3 times a week, depending on my mood and the mask type. Lately, I’ve been enjoying Phykology Seaweed Bubble Clay Mask. I have had the privilege of trying out the entire Phykology line courtesy of BeMused Korea. Save on any full priced items any time with my affiliate code KBHOBBIT, or get 20% off Phykology with code PHYKB20 until the end of May, 2021.

Phykology Seaweed Bubble Clay Mask starts out looking like a regular creamy clay product. But once applied, it creates micro bubbles that help the purifying clay work better. It promises to clear pores, gently exfoliate, and brighten the skin. The mask features great ingredients such as vitamin C (brightening) and allantoin (hydrating). A full list is available at the end of the review.

The star component - French pink clay - helps get rid of excess sebum and impurities. It’s always good to have realistic expectations - clays can absorb things they are in direct contact with; they typically cannot draw out anything really deep (it’s not a vacuum). The microbubbles do help it reach further than a non-bubbling formula would; the seaweed powder in the formula adds to the purifying effect.

How to use:

  • Apply to clean skin, avoiding the eye area

  • Leave on for 1-3 minutes

  • Giggle because the bubbles “whoosh” (optional step)

  • Gently massage

  • Rinse

  • Follow with the rest of your routine

Watch this reel for my amused reaction while using this for the first time.

The mask packaging is somewhat unique - the box includes 10 individual sleeves. I assume this is done to ensure the mask stays fresh and doesn’t bubble into oblivion inside a shared jar. I like this packaging style, it’s convenient (even for travel). My only gripe is sometimes it’s hard to squeeze out the last drops, but I just rip the little envelope wider and scoop out all the goodness.

My impressions

This is such a fun mask! I have combination skin with oily and dry areas. The pores aren’t too bad, but if congested, they appear much larger than when clear. I’m loving the mask. It’s very creamy and easy to apply. The bubbles start forming right away. I’m happy to report that they do not tickle or cause any discomfort.

Phykology bubble mask does a great job at absorbing excess oil and gently exfoliating. My face is plump and supple afterwards but not stripped / overly dry. I attribute this to the creamy texture and great ingredients such as trehalose and aloe extract. The sebaceous filaments (those little dots on the nose and other areas that are often mistaken for blackheads) look smaller and less noticeable.

Have you tried any Phykology products? What did you think?

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Phykology Seaweed Bubble Clay Mask ingredients: Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Disiloxane, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Methylpropanediol, Propanediol, Coco-Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Laminaria Japonica Powder(10,000ppm), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Undaria Pinnatifida Sporophyll Extract(10,000ppm), Capryl/Capramidopropyl Betaine, Dimethicone, Hexylene Glycol, Cellulose Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Decylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Chloride, Trehalose, Butylene Glycol, Totarol, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Bioflavonoids, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Pentylene Glycol, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Canola Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Betaine, Ascorbic Acid, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Raffinose, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Fruit Extract, Lysine, Inositol, Histidine, Glutamine, Glycine, Cysteine, Arginine


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