Rip the Sin out of you: A comparison of the Daiso Charcoal Natural Pack and Elizavecca Hell-Pore Clean up Peeling Masks

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Before I begin I need to cover who should NOT use these peeling masks

These are very strong exfoliating masks, do not use these if:

  • You cannot wax your face
  • You are on Retinoids
  • You are on Accutane
  • You are on any medication that thins the skin
  • You have a sunburn
  • You have recently waxed your face
  • You would like to keep your soul

I mention these as a general precaution as I don’t want people to rip and/or damage their skin. But if none of these things applies to you, then please, continue reading

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The Masks in Question

The Masks I’ve been comparing

The Daiso Charcoal Natural Pack vs the Elizavecca Milkypiggy Hell-Pore Clean Up Mask

I’ve been using the Daiso mask for years since I lived in Seattle and the masks were $1.50 for a tube. The Elizavecca I only purchased this year since I have now moved away from Daiso (what a mistake) and wanted to see how it compares.

And since I’m a beautyblogger I feel like I’m obliged to provide you with a packaging gallery

 

The Daiso Pack doesn’t come in a box and I can’t even guarantee that you will find it at all Daiso locations within the USA

And before we get too far into it…

My skin type

  • Dry Skin
  • Non- Sensitive (literally have not reacted to hundreds of products over the course of my lifetime)
  • Concerns
    • blackheads around the chin and on nose
    • The occasional pimple
    • inhibiting wrinkle formation
    • flake elimination

I also don’t think anyone is really interested in what’s in these masks but rather how well they do their job.

Which in my opinion these are both terrible at removing blackheads on their own. I find that if I want to use these to remove sebaceous filaments I have to do a BHA mask prior. Similar to what I do for pore strips (my method is here)

But they’re both nice exfoliators/hair removers depending on your needs

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AVOID YOUR EYEBROWS

  • Also your eye area in general, the skin there is so very thin.
  • Try to limit the number of fingers you use, try to use one finger. This allows you to be more careful as you apply this mask around your face and it reduces the struggle of cleaning the mask off of your fingers (which for myself requires a tissue, lots of soap and a brush).
  • Keep your hair up if you have long hair. Hair loves to stick to the mask.
  • These masks have a strong alcohol… plastic… scent that both brands try to cover with fragrance. Don’t smell deeply of them.16-09-26-21-51-28-399_deco

Don’t worry about layering the masks too thin. They can still rip your face off even if there’s skin peeking through

that hair wanted to die

that hair wanted to die

And if I were to compare the application, I’d say elizavecca being a less viscous gel was easier to spread around.

16-09-26-21-55-01-682_decoThe masks will be ready when dry. For both masks they should be dry to the touch. The time it takes to dry for each mask is about the same. My climate is irregular and sometimes it takes 10 mins and other times it takes 20 mins. The Elizavecca mask will become somewhat shiny when dry, while the Daiso mask becomes more matte.

Mask Removal

You can try to do this quickly. But it won’t feel good since you’ll be ripping out all those fine hairs you might have forgotten about. Also the daiso mask loves to tear, whereas the elizavecca can stay together pretty well

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Now we can finally get into how these masks are similar and how they are different (at least for me)

  1. They’re both capable of removing some flakiness and fine facial hairs. 
  2. The Daiso mask is better at pulling out hairs
    1. Why would someone want this? Well it makes makeup application easier and gives a smoother look. You can shave your face, but ripping out hairs lasts longer
  3. The Elizavecca mask is better at removing flakiness.
    1. As a person with dry skin I get dry patches every few days that I need to exfoliate. Sometimes it’s easier to just exfoliate physically all at once to get to an even surface

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Its difficult to demonstrate on hair vs skin flake removal for both masks. But if you take irritation into account, the Daiso side below would help me show how it pulls out more hair which is evident by the redness left over. You can also kinda see the very dry areas of my face (around my mouth) and start to see the different in how flaky they look

No moisturizer, just freshly masked

No moisturizer, just freshly masked

I started out with Daiso-side level dryness on both sides of my mouth area. After masking there’s really only a marked reduction on the elizavecca side.

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If you just look at the mask, you’d probably say the Daiso was great at removing flakes. But it’s really the Elizavecca who’s better

So is one better than the other?

Depends on your needs. I like having the two around since I like having the options of focusing on flake removal and fine hair removal. I do figure a TL:DR is in order tho

  • Daiso Mask
    • Pros
      • super cheap $1.50 USD (please don’t pay too much more than this)
      • Better at ripping out facial hairs
        • leaves the perfect canvas for makeup application
    • Cons
      • Strong alcohol Scent
      • Messy to apply
      • HURTS SO BAD
      • Doesn’t grip skin flakes as well
  • Elizavecca Mask
    • Pros
      • Great at skin flake removal
      • Doesn’t hurt as bad as the daiso one, but it’s not pain free
      • Slightly more gentle, I’d say this might be better for sensitive skin types wanting to experience pain
    • Cons
      • Doesn’t remove fine hair quite as well
      • Retails for around $10 USD, you’re paying a bit more for  about the same amount of pain
        • And I bought mine from bbcosmetic.com
          • but it can be found from a lot of other retailers check out my discount code page for licensed retail inspiration
          • If you’re in the USA I would check out memebox.com it retails for 10 USD

 

 




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