by Rosy Day Blog
Korean Beauty: Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Soap Product Review
I received this product from Shop Amabie in exchange for my honest review. I was not given any money to do this review. I enjoy doing product reviews to share my own experiences with the product and hope someone finds it useful. I do not work for Too Cool For School or Shop Amabie.
Too Cool For School is like the most "artsy" South-Korean brands that I know of. It kinda reminds me of whimsical indie-type of artwork. According to Sephora, they are a brand dedicated to quality and creativity - they bring together the latest skin care and makeup trends with a diverse community of experimental artists. The result is "innovative products, playful packaging, and a unique beauty experience."
As quoted from Shop Amabie, "Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Soap Facial Cleanser is a creamy cleanser that combines milk proteins, amino acids, and egg extracts to thoroughly cleanse your skin. Tiny particles are able to go deep into the skin, not only to dissolve oil and dead skin cells, but also to nourish for long-lasting smoothness and hydration."
To purify, tighten, and brighten your skin with egg white extract, while the egg yolk extract moisturizes - for clean, hydrated and glowing skin.
Water, Tea-Cocoyl Glutamate, Palmitic Acid, Glycerin, Butane, Triethanolamine, Sodium Coco Amphoace- Tate, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Propanediol, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Propane, Myristic Acid, Milk Protein Extract/Extrait Protéine Du Lait, Egg Yolk Extract /Extrait De Jaune D'oeuf, Albumen Extract, Glyceryloleate, Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.
How To Use:
Instructions from Shop Amabie are: " Shake well. Hold the can upright and, pressing softly, dispense an egg-sized amount into hands. Massage gently over face and rinse thoroughly with water. Tip: can be used as a facial shaving cream. "
The packaging is simple yet I think it really works with the brand's whimsical art-style (though it might not do anything for those of you who are into more "classy" looking or fancy packaging - especially those in the more "mature" age category). From a distance the label makes it seem like it's some kind of indie whipped cream brand, LOL. However at closer glance, you do see that the bottle resembles more of a can of hair mousse than actual whipped cream. Nonetheless, I'd keep this bottle away from someone who is prone to not exactly reading the labels on bottles. They might either really use it as hair mousse or whipped cream (seriously - it might happen).
Scent & Texture:
I'm horrible at describing scents, LOL. The only thing that I can say about this is that it kinda does smell like a shaving cream that I've previously used. As far as texture goes, a little press of the nozzle goes a long way because you really get a big blob of mousse that comes out. However I'd say that the mousse is defintely thick and dense - it's not light and airy like those bubbly-foam type of cleansers. You can either feel like you're washing your face with shaving cream (which this cleanser can double as) or you can think that you're massaging your face with thick fluffy clouds with the mousse (if that makes sense, hah). Also, despite the word "soap" being included in the product name, there is nothing about this product that resembles a soap, LOL. I guess they just wanted something different to use than "cleanser".
Despite this cleanser having a high PH of 6-7 (from what I've read online), this cleanser did not irritate or dry up my face at all. I wouldn't exactly say it's a hydrating cleanser, but it definitely didn't zap the existing moisture from my skin either. I can have pretty sensitive skin when it comes to cleansers (this is why I particularly prefer a lower PH of 5.5), but I had no redness or weird minor breakouts with cleanser. In that case, I guess you can say that maybe the cleanser did "purify" my face in some way because I had no bad effects with it despite it being a higher PH. I wouldn't say that the cleanser did any tightening or brightening though as it claims.
Maybe it's just me, but I feel like Too Cool For School is a brand that's kinda targeted more towards teens to young adults and well..I'm not a young adult, LOL. I've used many cleansers throughout my years and unfortunately this one isn't one I'd purchase for myself as I've used ones that are better, have more beneficial ingredients, and more hydrating, etc. I've never used a cleanser like this before and while I pretty much had zero issues with it, it just didn't particularly wow me with anything. However, it was definitely a nice experience to try and if anything, now I'm curious about the Egg Mousse Pack which is also from Too Cool For School. Again, I have no bad experiences with this product so if you're a fan of Too Cool For School, or thinking of trying this product - it's still worth a try as long as you don't have any issues with the high PH.
2/5 = It was just ok, however not too bad of a cleanser by any means.
Where to Buy:
If for some reason this product just doesn't quite float your boat, I offer you some suggestions for similar products if you are still interested in general for a mousse-type of cleanser.