Want smoother skin? Are nose strips not doing the trick? Does foundation or BB cream make the texture of your skin more obvious? Want a deeper cleanse? Ready to remove dead skin cells for smoother, brighter skin? Have a case of acne or a random breakout?
Carbonated water masks and treatments made headlines in Korea's beauty market in the past year and a half. When I first heard that carbonated water was safe for your face, I was pretty surprised. I didn't really believe it, and as my skin is sensitive, I thought carbonated water would irritate my skin. To my surprise (I take risks in skincare), carbonated water left my skin brighter, cleaner, and revitalized. How very pleased I was. :)
There are now many carbonated masks in the Korean beauty market, but I favor CHICA Y CHICO's Topping Star Mask & Powder Kit because I think it is a quality product. Not only that, power bloggers on Naver left great reviews of this product! I was attracted to try it for myself after discovering this product on these blogs. In this post, I'll guide you through the kit and the steps! (Of course, where to get it as well.)
This kit comes with everything you need: a brush, 12 packs of powder (this will make your mask pack carbonated), and 12 tubs of the mask base.
Let's talk about the mask base first. The mask base is made out of kaolin, volcanic ash, carbonated water, Glutathione, and a white flower complex. The kaolin and volcanic ash purifies the skin and absorbs excess sebum. The carbonated water stimulates blood circulation on your face, which boosts the supply of oxygen to your face. This keeps your face looking healthy and young. Glutathione and the white flower complex contribute to the whitening of your skin (bye-bye dark spots and blemishes). Lots of fun stuff in here for your skin!
Now for the powder. The powder is made up of carbonic acid capsules and Bromelain, which is an extract from the stem of pineapples. This part of the kit helps with removing dead skin cells.
When the mask base and the powder are mixed together (using the back end of the brush included in the kit), popping sounds will occur. Do not wait for the popping sounds to stop because the mask is only effective while the chemical reactions are happening! Apply the mixture immediately to your face, especially on your t-zone and trouble areas. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.
NOTE: Do not leave the mask on for more than 10 minutes, especially if you have sensitive skin. If your face is a little red after you wash off the mask (after a maximum of 10 minutes), rest assured that your skin is not damaged; your skin's blood circulation should increase with this product. Also, the mask is not supposed to dry up! It is perfectly right to wash it off even though it is still wet.
While using the mask, you will notice that it foams up on the surface. It's super fun to watch it foam up!
After washing off the mask, I really did notice that my skin looked "healthier", brighter, and smoother. When I lightly brushed my nose, I seriously didn't feel any tiny bumps. Nothing! I was super amazed and also kind of scared because I had a feeling I would get addicted to using this once a week.
For my ladies, you will definitely notice that your makeup sits better on your skin after using this mask. It will probably get addicting. (hehe)
I'm sure you're ready to try this magic skin potion; try looking here (limited time -- free shipping!) and here! You can also click the link below and search "topping star" in the site's search engine to get 15% off this product if it is your first time making a purchase there!---->
Make sure to let me know how it worked for you! You can also tag me on Instagram (@vklskin) if you'd like to share your experience! I get excited when I see people having fun with skincare and finding out that there ARE effective, quality skincare products out there!
xoxo, thanks for stopping by and see your gorgeous faces next time!~