Probably, many of K-beauty fans get to know Too Cool for School from Sephora’s K-beauty campaign in 2015. It is unclear how merchandisers in Sephora found this relatively new brand, in a very short period of time, Too Cool for School has become a well known Korean brand in United States with its unique and innovative designs. Too Cool for School introduced many “two in one“products like BB cream + Concealer or CC cream + highlighter in one container. Of course, we cannot forget about their iconic Jean George Llong container with an intimating male torso. o(^^o) (o^^)o
However out of all these products, the most famous product is its Egg Mousse soap. It makes cream-like fine bubbles from gas spray type container. Anyway enough talk, let’s take look more closely.
I definitely can see why they used gas type spray container. The foam texture is very similar creamy, similar to Shiseido’s Perfect Whip. But it makes much creamier, richer and denser bubbles. Furthermore, Too Cool for School’s Egg Mousse Soap can be applied directly to the damp skin (I mean you don’t have to make fine bubbles on your skin.o(╯□╰)o )
After the skin gun test, I could confirm this cleanser does not over-dry the skin. Before the cleansing (on my left arm,) oil index was 14.3%, and moisture was 31.9%. Right after the 1 min of cleansing, the oil was increased to 16.5% and moisture level to 36.7%, seemingly from the moisturizers in the cleanser. After 30min, oil / water level dropped by0.2% and 0.5%, much less drying than most of the cleansers in the market.
PH is neutral
It cleansed base make-up (BB cream & eye shadow) and excessive dirt/oil pretty well but it does not clean water proof eyeliner / lip tint very effectively. (You can check out the photos below.) So, you will need other lip & eye make-up remover for point make up.
( After Cleansing )
( After Cleansing Skin Gun Shot )
The composition of this cleanser is not new. The triethanol amine is used as a PH balancer. This could be irritating for some people but generally most of the cleansers contain PH balancer and you will wash this off, so I don’t find it very problematic. PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate is seemingly used for the texture and this may be irritating on scars, so if you have acne scars or other break out, please be aware of it. Other than that, they used known, safe ingredients only. Some of fat based emollients such as palmitic acid and myristic acid may be not very suitable for acne prone skins, though. We can see from its name “Egg Mousse Soap,” it contains milk protein, egg yolk extract and albumen extract as a moisturizer / emollient and a little bit of allantoin is added as anti-inflammatory agent. Butane was used for filling gas, but it will be diffused after you wash your face, so I won’t worry about it too much.
It is an excellent cleanser for the people who only wear light make up, and have dry skin to normal skin. The texture of this cleanser is its unique selling point. Its soft and velvety/creamy texture is really comfortable for my skin and it washes nicely if you put water on your face. As I mentioned above, it does not over-dry your skin, and it cleanses base make up and dirt really well. But because of its composition, it is better to use another cleanser if you have oily, acne prone skin.
PROS: super soft, non-drying cleansing foam
CONS: you will need oil cleanser separately for you point make-up
IDEA: lovely creamy cleansing foam that I will definitely buy again.