Caolion O2 Bubble Pore Pack Mask Review
The purpose of this product is to help exfoliate the skin, clean the pores and hydrate the skin. It does so using charcoal powder, natural sparkling water, and natural oat grains.
The standard size for the product is a 50ml pot. After about three uses (applying all over the face), I was about a quarter to a third way through the product. This would suggest that the pot would last me about 9 to 12 uses.
Instructions say to apply a small amount over the entire face and to leave on for five to ten minutes. After five to ten minutes, the product is to be massaged all over the face and then rinsed off with water.
The product has a creamy clay consistency with white grainy particles mixed in. It is fairly light to the touch and reacts with oxygen really quickly (see photo with bubbles in the container below). It has a light fragrance to it – kind of like a clean, chemical and clay scent.
After application, the product reacts almost right away and forms bubbles all over my face. I get a tingling sensation as the bubbles pop (not a stinging tingling sensation, but a tickling tingling sensation). After about ten minutes, my face kind of looks like I have mold all over it (the semi dried, semi bubbling grey mask just looks like that at this point)…
I proceed to massage it all over my face (the white particles are supposed to act as a physical exfoliant) and then wash it off with water. I don’t notice much of a difference in my skin condition from using this product. There isn’t a noticeable reduction in pore size, noticeably cleaner pores nor a reduction in oil production afterwards. I’m not even sure if it takes off any rough, dry skin. The “micro oxygen bubbles” feel like a gimmick to give it the illusion that the product is doing something.
After about three uses, I really don’t see what this product has done in the short term. I have not had the patience to continue using this product to see if there are any long term effects as I feel that it really is not an effective product for me. I have tried much better exfoliating masks that I prefer (for example, the Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask).
- It’s a lower priced charcoal mask ($26USD).
- The open tub container is horrible for the product. The product reacts upon exposure to air, so every time I open up the container the top layer of the product is already all bubbly (see photo above). Feels like a waste of the product to have it reacted before you even use it.
- The bubble formation and tingling sensation feels very gimmicky.
No. I don’t see enough results with it for me to want to try it again. There are definitely better exfoliating and cleansing masks out there for me.
- I have seen great reviews about this product being effective at removing blackheads – I don’t have too many blackheads myself, but tons of clogged pores. It hasn’t done anything for my clogged pores, but perhaps it is effective against blackheads (I wouldn’t know).