Category : Beauty
With a name like this, and those pictures on the packet, who could resist?
This PiggyMom SoakSoak nose mask trio made me laugh before I’d even tried it, and it turned out to be quite a treat. I actually found the English instructions online before I began opening the packets, which was a good idea because there were various bits that I would never have guessed from the pictures with the (Korean) instructions. For a start, I was prompted to tear off the final packet and stick it in the fridge for use later.
As you can see from the pictures, this is a 3-part beauty treatment designed to clear those pesky blackheads and beautify the nose. And while it has Mom in the title, I feel sure it is aimed at the troubled skin of teenagers rather than older people. That said, I loved this product and found using it was great fun despite the complicated instructions that had me using the timer on my phone.
Sachet one is designed to soften and lift up the excess sebum which causes so many skin problems. It stays on for 15-20 minutes, is supposed to make it easier for the next step to remove the bad stuff, and apparently works even better if you use a steam towel at the same time. I decided that sitting in a bath whilst wearing it ought to have the same effect.
Sachet 2 seems to be something along the lines of a standard, pore unclogging, nose strip, in that you wet your nose, stick the thing on and wait for it to dry for 10-15 minutes before peeling it carefully off, ideally removing blackheads and accumulated grime at the same time. This one, though, turned out to be pink and sticky, and I’m not sure how well it worked because I needed to scrub the residue off my nose before deploying the collagen rich, pore tightening action of sachet 3.
Fresh from the fridge, this last one was very much like the usual sheet masks which drip with product and can slide around wetly unless you lie down and keep still. But the cold sensation felt wonderful for the 10 minutes it needed to stay on, and my nose felt very smooth afterwards, especially after I had lightly tapped in the remaining product as instructed. In fact, it felt even better the following morning, with the cleaned out pores barely visible and the skin bright and clear.
I am past the stage of teenage skin problems, and it is possible that the step 2 of this set might best be replaced with a regular blackhead removing patch – I shall have to experiment with an actual teenager at some point. But steps 1 and 3 were great, and I will be buying this particular product again.