I recently was sent a few goodies from Elizavecca, the brand that makes that clay bubble mask! They definitely have way more gems than just the bubble mask – the first one I’ll be posting about is the Hell-Pore Water Up Peptide EGF Mist One Button (whew, what a mouthful)! I have been using it in my routine just after toning with rosewater in the morning, and just after applying tretinoin at night. I’ve also been using it to prep my skin for sheetmasks – one of the best tips I’ve ever heard from the AB community is using an essence or toner before a sheetmask can really help with absorption!
It comes in a 150ml bottle with a spray nozzle and a super cute lil pig being sprayed with it on the front. The spray nozzle makes this super convenient to refresh your skin with anytime of day. I’m not entirely sure why it’s part of the “Hell-Pore” line, as it doesn’t claim to address pore size or even issues related to large pores, such as oiliness.
It specifically claims to “Help the skin whitening / Help to relieve wrinkles”. Fortunately I don’t have too many wrinkles to test the second claim, but I have quite a bit of PIH from acne that I’d like to even out! Niacinamide is about halfway down the ingredients list, so I’m not sure if it’s at an ideal concentration for efficacy. It has a slightly acid pH of 5, which is a suitable pH level for skin.
The spray itself is a slightly cloudy liquid that has a mild, sweet floral scent. It’s not as strong as a rosewater toner, but the scent is definitely there. I personally quite like it and I think most others would too! Something that I thought was pretty neat was the scratchy for the verification code on the packaging – it’s not something I’ve seen on a lot of products! This is quite a budget-friendly product too – it averages around $14-15 USD where I’ve seen it online.
I would say that this is more like an essence in spray form rather than a toner – when I pat it into my skin after spraying (as per instructions) you can definitely feel a bit of slip as it soaks into the skin. This is probably due to the jojoba oil and phytosqualane in the formula. These two also add a definite sheen to the skin, so I imagine this would work well as a dewy-finish setting spray for those with drier skin! I do see a few recommendations on the Elizavecca website to use this both before and after applying makeup for a dewy finish… Not that I need it with my *naturally dewy* (oily af) skin!
Let’s take a look at the full ingredients list:
Water, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed Oil), Phytosqualane, Glycerin, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, rh-Ogliopeptide-1, rh-Polypeptide-3, Disodium EDTA, Diglycerin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Fragrance
Nice and short, without too much going on. I’m personally not that sold on peptides in skincare, but I do like this as a whitening booster in my routine and will continue to use to as such. I have seen a change in my PIH since using this, It gets a 4/5 from me!
Have you tried this before, or any spray skincare items?
1 – Terrible: Negative effects on skin.
2 – Mediocre: No change in skin/claims not met.
3 – Average: Performs as expected.
4 – Good: Would repurchase unless I try something better.
5 – Amazing: Meets trifecta of perfect packaging, formula, & cost.