I have to say, I feel kind of sheepish about having Too Cool For School products in my routine, given that, as the name indicates, this brand’s geared toward the schoolgirl-aged, or at the most the college crowd; I am neither of these things, and I haven’t been for some time.
Still, I’d had my eye on the Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack for a while, only I refused to pay what Sephora asks for a brand that can be found in shops like Jolse for almost half the price, even taking into account shipping costs, plus any possible shakedown by customs. So when I saw it on sale months ago, I just had to get it… and with it the Pumpkin Sleeping Pack too, because I cannot be allowed into Sephora.
Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack
I’m not much of a sleeping pack person overall, but then this doesn’t really feel like what I expect of a face pack for nighttime: it feels more like a light gelly cream, it acts on the skin like a cream (i.e. it doesn’t change consistency, it doesn’t feel suffocating or any of that), and it just leaves the skin feeling plump and moisturized, just like any good cream.
So as far as I can tell, this is a nice nighttime moisturizer with a cool marketing name and concept tacked on. I don’t mean to imply that I think it’s a run-of-the-mill product, in fact, it is one of my hands-down favs at the moment… but! Just don’t expect it will be something suuuper different and innovative, it’s just a lovely night cream for the cooler months.
Besides keeping skin moisturized, this sleeping pack also claims a mild exfoliating effect on skin, thanks to the pumpkin extract and fruit enzymes it contains, namely papain and bromelain, except all of this sexy stuff is listed after the preservative phenoxyethanol, and some are are way, way down in the INCI list. So I wouldn’t rely on this for any proper exfoliation, but still, I do notice my skin much bouncier, moisturized and just looking better after use.
Do note that if your skin is sensitive and you’re considering this, I would be careful and try getting a sample first: while I find it very, very mild and very pleasant to use, it does have a very noticeable scent; personally I’m fine with fragrance in my skincare, but I don’t think it would be the best for sensitive skin.
So my skin quite likes this sleeping pack, not least because on my combo-oily skin it doesn’t feel unpleasant or heavy either: although it has a fairly dense consistency, it absorbs easily and does not leave a sticky residue at all, it just feels fresh and pleasant. I did leave it aside for a while in the summer, but in the cooler months it is perfect for me.
Would I choose the Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack again? Yes, without a doubt, and I’m not much into most moisturizers. This one, however, gets a full 5 points from me, and one I’d recommend trying, while keeping in mind all I noted above.
Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack
From these two products, this was the one I was most keen to try, and probably that’s why in the end it left me feeling less than impressed. I certainly expected more from the Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack. I don’t know what exactly, but definitely more than what I got.
According to the packaging, this mousse face mask with egg extracts is supposed to “improve the texture of rough, dull skin, making it smooth and radiant”, like those whipped egg-white masks our grandmothers and aunts swore by for declogging pores and nourishing the skin.
Skincare saws aside, no doubt this has a very good advantage over the granny method, in that it doesn’t smell of egg. I don’t like putting food on my face, and one of the reasons is that, with few notable exceptions, I don’t like smelling like food.
Besides, I quite like the meringue consistency: it feels nice to apply, and in a couple of minutes after spreading it dissapears, forming a clear layer on the skin, which is supposed to retain moisture while drawing out impurities from the skin and helping firm it up.
I don’t have faith on firming skincare 🙄, and in my experience, nothing leaves my pores looking pristine (or at least, presentable) quite like a clay mask; the problem with these is that in cooler weather they dry my skin too much. I’d have liked for this face masque to do that, buuut it didn’t: it doesn’t dry my skin, but I don’t see it makes any difference as far as the look of pores and texture is concerned; at the most, my skin feels softer after washing it off. And that’s it.
So the Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack doesn’t do much for me. I’m still using it, mainly so that it doesn’t go to waste, and because it feels pleasant to apply it, but other than that, I don’t get any discernible results from it. For this reason, I wouldn’t rate the Too Cool For School Egg Mouse Pack over 3 points, and certainly wouldn’t repurchase.
1 point: No! Never again, not even if you gave it to me, or even paid me to wear it.
2 points: I didn’t finish the container and it’s very unlikely I’d buy this again. It might work for you, but it does nothing for me.
3 points: Meh. I’ll use up my jar/tube, but I don’t think I’d buy again. It might work for you, but it doesn’t do much for me.
4 points: I like it. It’s nice and does its job. I might buy this again, if I find nothing I like better.
5 points: I love it! It does its job very well, I find it a pleasure to use, and it’s earned its place in my beauty routine.