When it comes eggs (and how they’re cooked), everyone seems to have an opinion. While I much prefer my protein-packed breakfast scrambled with a dash of salt and pepper and thrown over two pieces of whole wheat toast (mmm), my boyfriend, on the other hand, enjoys his eggs fried over easy with gooey yolk oozing from the center. But not everyone enjoys their eggs for consumption. Over the past couple of years, thanks to major Korean beauty influence, a growing population of skin-care fanatics have started slathering the stuff onto their skin — and after testing the Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask Hydration found in this month’s Allure Beauty Box, it’s fair to say I may have joined them.
The Too Cool for School Egg Cream Hydration Mask is a microfiber sheet mask saturated in — you guessed it — egg (well, egg yolk and egg white extracts to be exact). It also contains nourishing coconut extract, which, all together, is said to brighten and tighten skin in less than 20 minutes. The idea is that the egg extracts seep deep into skin to hydrate, while niacinamide makes your complexion look radiant. “Eggs do contain albumin protein, which is a good film former,” says cosmetic chemist Randy Schueller. “This makes your skin feel tighter.”
Convinced and slightly dry after a weekend-long Strangers Things Season 2 binge-fest in which I never left my couch, I decided to give the Too Cool for School mask a shot. I applied the mask, which was covered with a temporary mesh-like covering, gently to my just-washed face, and let it sit during Episode 7. After about 30 minutes of wear (I got caught up in the show, sue me), I peeled off the mask and patted in the excess serum. Taking a closer look in the mirror, I noticed my skin was dewier, glow-ier, and slightly sticky (I blame the egg yolk). For a bunch of breakfast, I was impressed, but I still prefer my eggs on my plate, and of the scrambled variety.
Here’s what Korean beauty blogger Joan Kim thinks:
Here’s what professional makeup artist Jaclyn Hill thinks: