4/29/2014

Review: Elizavecca Green Piggy Collagen Jella Pack

Hey guys!
Back again with another strange product along the lines of snail cream, bird poo cleanser, and bee venom products--a collagen mask pack made of pig collagen. Yes you read that right, a little piggy went into this jar.

This product doesn't make many claims other than anti-aging wrinkle care. If you remember my Reading Required! Asian Beauty Myths post, I debunked the fact that you cannot absorb collagen molecules through your skin. However, collagen is a good humectant that can draw water to your skin thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles temporarily.

If you're interested in trying another strange product from Asia, you can get yours from Honest Skin for $22.00.

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On to the review!

The packaging has a cutie piggy on it (I really like pigs), but the olive green plastic packaging makes it a little blah. 


  Inside is a plastic separator and included spatula. Mine leaked even though the outside was firmly sealed.

The pack is a soft brown color with a super gelatin texture, very similar to some foods I've seen in old 70s cookbooks and at Asian parties. It reminds me of tofu and bone marrow soup actually...

You absolutely must watch the video below to see the texture! 
(15 seconds long)
:D It's sooo weird.

Pros:
  • 50% collagen humectant
  • Doesn't feel sticky
  • Easy to wash off
  • Softens skin without adding stickiness
  • Suitable for oily skin too
  • Included spatula & inner lid
  • Cool texture, gimmick
  • Authentic
Cons:
  • Expensive
  • Mine leaked
Review:
This is a strange one. On the one hand, I'm willing to try nearly anything to make my skin better. On the other hand, I almost feel bad using this because it says it's made with pig collagen, and we all know collagen from pig skin probably wasn't extracted alive. :( And piggies are so cute...but for the sake of beauty let's be serious I'd probably bathe in a tub of tapioca pudding in it if they said it'd work...I even bought a cream with guinea pig extract in it recently (that's a story for another day though). 

ANYWAY, this cream comes in an olive green jar with piggy designs on it (how foreboding, the happy little pig doesn't even know what's about to happen LOL). Apparently this mask is so popular in Asia that there are multiple counterfeits of it! Honest Skin kindly included a picture of a fake jar on their product page, and I looked it up--their jars are indeed authentic. There is more than one counterfeit design so if you purchase this from somewhere else, please be safe and make sure you have a true product. 

Inside the jar, the inner lid unfortunately did not stop the collagen mask from running over and spilling onto the other side. There is a mini spatula included which is great because you cannot just skim the surface of this mask, you have to take a chunk out of it like jello (as you saw in my video). It's very jiggly and solid like acorn jelly or tofu! The color kinda grossed me out to be honest because I've eaten bone marrow soup before and this reminded me of that. It's a little bit creamy like a cappuccino I suppose.

When you mash it up on your face, the product melts with your skin's heat into an even layer unlike any other product I've tried. I really don't know how to explain the texture other than to say it's very similar to Korean acorn jelly! It doesn't feel heavy at all like glycerin based ginseng masks for instance; rather it feels like rubbing tofu on your face haha. It doesn't feel filmy nor oily, just a little bit wet and jelly-ish like the Skinfood Acorn Jelly astringent mask.

When you wash it off, it doesn't feel sticky like other masks do that leave behind a humectant glycerin layer. Instead it feels more like you had a light gel-lotion sleeping pack on and washed it off, minus the sleep part. I like that this pack is suitable for my oily skin and doesn't make it feel suffocated during or after application. Other than hydration however, I don't know that this mask pack does anything else.

Overall, I wish I hadn't known about the pig collagen because the color grosses me out a bit having a degree related to microbiology and all...Still, I do like this product for it's gimmick and I would definitely like to try other products from this brand. My only major qualm is $22 is pretty expensive for me while there are other sleeping packs and masks from Innisfree and Skinfood that I like better.

Rating: 4/5 I don't foresee myself running out of this any time soon in the near future; I would probably buy it though if it were cheaper.

Disclaimer: This product was provided to me by Honest Skin. As with all reviews this is obviously my honest opinion, and is no way affected by sponsorship.

13 comments:

  1. Waahhh...Ö_Ö...the texture looks so weird!!! I cannot imagine putting somethink like this on my skin...on the other hand, who knows...might be I'll get curious after a time....It is really strange to know that it is pig collagen..poor miss piggy :(

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  2. This grosses me out yet intrigues me to the point where I don't know if I'd be willing to try this or be all "gung ho" about it. Sounds nice though! Thanks for the review xoxo <3

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  3. Looks like...pudding o.o
    Saw it in their website, but didn't catch my attention.
    Anyway, I can't thank you enough for that asian beauty myths post, it's very useful and keep it reading every time I see a new product.
    x

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  4. That texture is sooooo cringey. I know collagen is in a lot of beauty products, but this is like straight-up nightmare jello.

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  5. Ahhh I love animals, I don't think I could use a piggy cream :( snails are ok though :P

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  6. Collagen comes from connective tissues, so no, I wouldn't expect it was extracted while alive. OTOH, it was probably a by-product of rendering and people have to eat. I feel like, if you're going to slaughter an animal for consumption, using every bit of it is the least you can do.

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  7. 1) I don't eat pork lol.
    2) I love eating meat, but I don't like the idea of killing animals for beauty products...there are other animals out there that are/were killed solely for beauty products (ie. whales were nearly put into extinction by westerners; beavers also) and it's a scenario that seems to happen too often. Maybe it's the whole Alaskan thing or whatever, but we respect animals and we believe in using all parts of the animal. In the case of questionable beauty corporations, I have to wonder whether or not they ethically source animal derived products, so although I am not vegan and never will be, when I know an animal would have to be actually killed for an ingredient (unlike snails in snail cream for instance), I'm not very keen on supporting it.
    The idea of putting an animal's cells on my face is creepy.

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  8. LOL. Boooooone marrow looking pudding.

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  9. Aww thanks, I'm glad it helped :D

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  10. Haha TRY IT! At least it's not Kerry's bird poop cleanser hahaha!

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  11. Hehehe it actually feels okay when you put it on your skin once you get over sticking your finger in the jar. But poor piggy indeed =( poor poor piggies...

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  12. I don't eat pork either, but animal but there's a huge difference between a by-product and killing an animal to create a beauty product.

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  13. I would jiggle that thing all day long! So much even I might have to stop living a regular life, because of being hooked to shaking that jar of jelly pack!

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