Is This the New Sheet Mask?

Recently, our Instagram and Snapchat feeds have been peppered with selfies featuring faces covered in little bubbles. Find out why below!

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This skin-brightener includes white-tea extract, which protects the face from the environment, and pineapple extract, which evens out hyperpigmentation.We're living in a world full of weird-looking face masks, but the bubble mask trend is encroaching on the sheet mask's social-media supremacy. For good reason! It's fun, a little creepy, and we had to try it out for ourselves.

During the application process, the formulas—usually gels or creams—glide over the skin easily and feel much like a typical mask. They start foaming within seconds and you'll probably feel an immediate tickling sensation that could potentially have you twitching your nose like Samantha on Bewitched. After letting it work its magic for a few minutes (and enduring the giggle-inducing feeling), wash it off with a damp cloth.

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Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask by Elizavecca, $11, memebox.com.

The most popular bubble mask at the moment is the Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask from Korean brand Elizavecca, which combines white clay, rosemary, lavender, chamomile, and peppermint extracts that help thoroughly cleanse and balance the complexion.

This clay mask should be applied at the end of the day to gently remove makeup and dirt. Once it sets, your face should look a little something like this:

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The Elizavecca mask is definitely a fun one, but there are new options popping up all the time. Here are a few of our favorites!

Oxygenating Bubble Mask by Miss Spa, $7, ulta.com.

This skin-brightener includes white-tea extract, which protects the face from the environment, and pineapple extract, which evens out hyperpigmentation.

Hydrating Bubble Mask, $14, elfcosmetics.com

This mask extracts dirt from pores and treats skin with glycerin, which traps moisture on the skin's surface to soften and protect the top layer. 

Brightening Bubbling Mask, $55, peterthomasroth.com

Consider this mask your anti-aging go-to: it contains licorice to help diminish blemishes and wrinkles. Another plus? It cools down your skin (which is particularly great after sun exposure). 

Detoxifying and Oxygenating Bubble Mask, $19, sephora.com.  

Provide your skin with a detoxifying formula that uses the forces of white tea and vitamin E to break down oils on the skin and diminish the appearance of blemishes.

Sparkling Bubble Toc Mask, $3, memebox.com

Keep skin plump and firm with this licorice formula that also contains alpha hydroxy acid to regenerate and invigorate the outer layer.

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