Heard of #KBeauty? Everywhere I look, there’s so much attention on Korean Beauty!
I’m Korean so its exciting to see the explosion of Korean beauty trends and practices in the States… but I’m also a bit frustrated at the same time. Why you ask?! 2 reasons…
- Many of the “Korean beauty trends” that Americans are embracing now are old trends in Korea. For example, the cushion compact was the craze in Korea over 6+ years ago, but we’re just starting to see it in the States. If you’re interested, here’s a couple of my cushion compact reviews: Iope (most popular in Korean) and Amore Pacific
- The price point is so much higher in the States! Some drugstore brands are being priced at department store prices in the States!
I’m sure that some Korean trends will never catch on in the States (ex: Snail Cream review here), but I’m happy to see more and more Korean beauty trends pop up in the States and can’t wait to share more with you!
When I walked into Sephora a few weeks ago and saw a huge tower of #KBeauty, I was estatic! Of course, I picked up some products and will be reviewing them for you in the next upcoming weeks.
Today, I’d like to share my experience with Too Cool for School’s Egg Mousse Soap. I love this fun brand. 🙂 (By the way… egg based cleansers are another example of a trend that was popular in Korea 2+ years ago. Click here for my Korean egg face soap from 2013!)
A whipped egg white mousse cleanser infused with egg yolk extract that gently hydrates, purifies, and replenishes your skin. This creamy, meringue-like cleanser 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. Egg white extract purifies, tightens, and brightens while egg yolk extract moisturizes. Your skin is left thoroughly clean, hydrated, and glowing. Available at Sephora for $20.00
Let’s get into the details!
PACKAGING: So cute and playful. I’m a huge fan.
SCENT: No, it does NOT smell like egg. hahaha. I feel like if “pretty” had a fragrance… it would smell like this product. 🙂 Subtle and very pleasant.
DRY SKIN: I have dry skin and didn’t have any problems with this cleanser. My skin felt super clean but not the painful squeaky clean. Just the perfect amount of fresh and clean.
I practice double cleansing, a popular trend in Korea for the past couple of years. I use an oil cleanser to remove makeup before using a traditional cleanser to remove any and all remaining residue. Give double cleansing a try if you have dry skin… your skin will look and feel great.
OILY/COMBINATION SKIN: If you have oily skin, I highly recommend an oil cleanser as the 1st cleansing step, then this egg mousse soap as the 2nd step. This double cleansing trend has been popular in Korea for a couple of years. I promise once you try it, your skin will look great and you won’t regret the extra step.
HOW TO USE: The mousse dispenses very quickly so you just need a quick press of the top. 🙂 I would recommend a walnut sized pouf (see photo below). Directions state to shake the bottle, but I don’t think its necessary. The mousse dispenses just fine without any shaking. After cleansing your face, rinse with warm water.
- If you cleanse in one step: I recommend wetting your hands lightly before dispensing the product onto your hands and applying to a dry face.
- If you double cleanse: I practice double cleansing (another long time Korean beauty trend) so my face is are already wet from the first cleansing step. I dry my hands before I dispense the product onto my hands to prevent the product from breaking down too much. If you’re looking for a good oil cleanser, I recommend Boscia’s Cleansing Oil as your first step!
- Tip: If your face or hands are too wet, the product will break down too quickly for a good cleanse. One of the two can be wet, but having both your face and hands wet will be too much.
TEXTURE: The whipped mousse is dense and thick. I LOVE the rich texture. The mousse is also SO easy to use and rinse off.
I love to put products to the test, so here’s another one of my eyeliner challenges!
Three small poufs of Egg Mousse Soap for each swatch of eyeliner. Let’s see if the Egg Mousse Soap can remove all of them! Keep scrolling.
I rubbed the Egg Mousse Soap into the liners and let it sit for a few seconds before rinsing.
RESULTS: I’m impressed. In my past eyeliner challenges, Stila’s eyeliner was one of the most difficult waterproof eyeliners to remove. Having said that, I’m really impressed at how much the Egg Mousse Soap removed! The Egg Mousse Soap performed so much better than I ever expected! You’ll probably still need to use an eye makeup remover for the really heavy duty waterproof makeup. Not too shabby for a traditional cleanser.
As a side note, I’m also impressed with Lancôme’s NEW Drama Liqui-Pencil! This new eyeliner is a first time contender in my eyeliner challenge and it performed better than some of the all time performers. It really didn’t budget! Kudos to Lancôme.
OVERALL THOUGHTS: I love this product and will be repurchasing! I love the feel, smell and performance of the Egg Mousse Soap. Fun, easy to use, AND effective as a cleanser?! Yes, yes, and yes!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this review! Do you have any guesses on what the latest trend is in Korea?! Follow me on Instagram (@prettygossip) if you’re interested. I’ll be sharing soon!