Too Cool For School Egg Line and Ingredient focus on Eggs!

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Hi there everyone,

Sorry for my absence here on the blog, I'm having a lot things going on until the end of June, which means less time for blogging but I'll be back fully very soon!



Today I have a review of 3 products I've been using recently from the brand Too Cool For School (TCFS). TCFS is now available at Sephora in Manor in Switzerland :D

The 3 products I have are part of the famous Egg line


All about.... Eggs in Skincare!


Eggs contain a chemical that is good for the skin: cholesterol! Eggs are rich in cholesterol-type compounds which can be extracted to yield rich emollient oils, perfect to moisture and repair your skin.

However do not apply directly raw eggs on your face because, in addition to be super messy, eggs contains many molecules, some of which can be allergenic. That’s why cosmetics manufacturers have developed egg extracts that do not contain these allergenic molecules. For example “egg oil” is concentrated in cholesterol and don’t contain the allergenic proteins and is therefore pretty awesome for you skin (found this info on beautybrains, I didn’t know about egg oil before :D ). That said if you have an egg allergy, I wouldn’t recommend or risk using an egg-based skincare product. Better be safe (egg yolk oil is safe but I’m not sure about egg yolk extract).

Egg oil, aka egg yolk oil is derived from the yolk of chicken eggs consisting mainly of triglycerides and also lecithin, cholesterol, biotin, xanthophylls lutein & zeaxanthin and immunoglobulins. It is free of egg proteins and hence may be used safely by people who are allergic to eggs, for topical applications such as hair and skin care. It’s like an energized egg yolk :D
Egg oil acts an emollient, moisturizer, anti-oxidant, penetration enhancer, occlusive skin conditioner and anti-bacterial agent.
In TCFS products, they included Egg Yolk Extract and not egg oil.
The yolk of one large egg (50 g total, 17 g yolk) contains around 2.7 g protein, 210 mg cholesterol, 0.61 g carbohydrates, and 4.51 g total fat. All of the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) are found in the egg yolk. Egg yolk is also very rich in fatty acids and is also a source of lecithin and egg yolk oil as discussed above.
The yellow color is due to lutein and zeaxanthin, which are yellow or orange carotenoids known as xanthophylls.

SUMMARY

Egg Yolk contains:

ð  Fatty acids and cholesterol: Because the skin's natural lipid barrier comprises of cholesterol and lipids, these ingredients help maintain proper functioning in the epidermis by retaining moisture levels and regulating cell activity. Cholesterol works to strengthen the outer structure of the skin and protect it from dehydration (1). Lipids are essential components of skin and play a crucial role in the skin’s barrier function.

ð  Lutein and zeaxanthin (responsible of the yellow color of the yolk) are powerful antioxidants.


Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream


CLAIMS
A highly enriched, 5-in-1 firming moisturizer infused with collagen for younger-looking skin and skin that is as smooth and elastic as an egg: toner + serum + cream + eye cream + mask.



HOW IT LOOKS / FEELS / SMELLS
This is a thick and emollient cream that is housed in a pump botte. The packaging is super convenient, much more than jar because i) it protects the ingredients from air and ii) you don't even need a spatula, perfect for the lazy me :D

The cream is yellow and has a nice scent -can't pinpoint what it is sorry, it's warm and sweet at the same time, maybe vanilla. The scent is quite present but not offensive. The texture is really particular and interesting because it makes threads when you pat the cream in your skin.

Although the cream is thick, I don't have the impression it clogs the pores, at least it doesn't for me (normal to slightly combination skin).





INGREDIENTS
Water, Isohexadecane, Glycerin, Egg Yolk Extract/Extrait De Jaune D'oeuf, Triethylhexanoin, Sorbitan Stearate, Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Niacinamide, Sorbitan Oleate, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Dimethicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Soluble Collagen, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Sucrose Cocoate, Frag Rance/Parfum, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Polyquaternium-51, Albumen Extract, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Squalane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alcohol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Raffinose, Adenosine, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Disodium Edta, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polysorbate 60, Tromethamine, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Inulin Lauryl Carb Amate, Folic Acid, Ceramide Np, Cholesterol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Pullulan, Panthenol, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

INGREDIENT ANALYSIS
So the TCFS Mellow cream contains solvents (water), emollients (isohexadecane, Triethylhexanoin), humectants (glycerin, butylene glycol, soluble collagen), egg yolk extract, fatty acids that can act as emollients and/or emulsifiers (Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid), and additional emulsifiers to mix the oil and water parts of the cream (Sorbitan Stearate, Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Oleate). Stearic acid has been shown to protect skin's surface against water loss and help shore up skin's protective barrier. Isohexadecane (the 2nd ingredient) is a creamy ingredient that creates a thick and rich texture that leaves a non-greasy, light and silky feeling on the skin.

Then we have niacinamide. We can also count on some beneficial plant extracts such as Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract which is a yam with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties; Piper Methysticum Extract that has skin soothing properties but can also cause skin sensitivity; Arctium Lappa Root Extract, known as burdock, has antioxidant properties; and Phellinus Linteus Extract (anti-inflammation, antioxidant, see here).



THOUGHTS / SUMMARY ON THE EGG MELLOW CREAM
Overall this makes a pretty emollient and moisturizing formula that contains non negligible amount of egg yolk extract (it’s the 4th ingredient) that is very interesting in terms of skincare because it contains fatty acids (great emollients) and cholesterol that works to strengthen the outer structure of the skin and protect it from dehydration. There are also a couple of plant extracts with antioxidant an anti-inflammatory properties as well as  niacinamide. So yep, pretty good formula for dry skin! I have normal to slightly combination skin and it works perfectly fine for me. It would probably be too much for oily skin though. Moreover the texture is super fun! 

In summary,  I've been using it as the last step in my PM routine for about 2 months and I really like the texture and how it feels on the skin. It does feel really moisturizing but it doesn't feel too heavy. I'm someone who usually prefer gel textures but I enjoy using this cream because it doesn't clog my pores. It's actually one of the only heavier creams that has worked with my skin so far. So yes, I really like it, I think it's a pretty good moisturizer in terms of texture and ingrédients. I may repurchase it!

Price: $36 at Sephora US, 41.90 CHF at Sephora/Manor, $21.48 online at Jolse.com.



Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack





CLAIMS
A soft white mousse like whipping cream that makes your rough skin soft and smooth.



HOW IT LOOKS / FEELS / SMELLS
The product is delivered as a dense mousse. It has a scent of medium intensity, a bit fresh and soapy.

You have to apply it as a thick layer on your face and after a couple of minutes, massage the remaing mouse and wash everything off. Once you have it on, you can feel a slightly tickling sensation which is due to the air bubbles that pop.





INGREDIENTS
Water, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Lauryl Phosphate, Isopentane, Trehalose, Carbon Dioxide, Arginine, Potassium Laureth Phosphate, Laureth-1 Phosphate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Egg Yolk Extract/Extrait De Jaune D'oeuf, Albumen Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ppg-3 Caprylyl Ether, Acrylates /C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragrance.

INGREDIENT ANALYSIS
It contains water, betaine, an humectant (draws water into the skin) and anti-irritant, some surfactants and foam-boosters (lauryl phosphate, plotassium laureth phosphate, laureth-1 phosphate, polyglyceryl-10 laurate ), more humectants (butylene glycol, threalose), egg yolk, albumen extract (aka egg white) and propellants to get the product out of the can.

THOUGHTS / SUMMARY ON THE EGG MOUSSE PACK
In terms of composition, you have betaine (anti-irritant), some humectants (for hydration), foam-boosters and egg yolk and egg white. Egg white doesn't really have skincare benefits. In fact, when the egg white dries, the proteins of the white form a film. That is that film that makes your skin feel tight, but this is a temporary tightening effect. When you wash off the egg white, the film is gone.

Concerning the results I got with this mask, after washing it off, my skin feels more supple, smooth, and refreshed. I don't find it really moisturizing or hydrating, only slightly. Other than that, I didn't notice others effects, such as brightening for example. The main effect for me is that it makes my skin look temporarily smoother  (pore are less visible). I think it's a fun mask to try but it doesn't provide dramatic results. It's an OK wash-off mask but not an indispensable mask.



Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask



CLAIMS
This mask features an ultra-soft microfiber sheet drenched in egg extracts, coconut water, niacinamide, and other botanical extracts to deliver ultimate hydration, nourishment, and brightening benefits.


HOW IT LOOKS / FEELS / SMELLS
I completely forgot to take pictures of the mask itself, but at least I took notes of how it felt.
The essence is a sticky, clear essence that feels moisturizing and quite rich. I didn't detect any particular scent and the material of the mask is white and quite thick.

INGREDIENTS
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-32, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Niacinamide, Glycereth-26, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Cetearyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Albumen Extract, Egg Yolk Extract/Extrait de jaune d'oeuf, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Dextrin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Linoleic Acid, Ceramide NP, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

THOUGHTS
Overall, this is a moisturizing mask that feels nice on and that leaves the skin moisturized, looking fresh and healthy :D





So overall, very happy with this Egg line of Too Cool For School! The product that impressed me the most is the Mellow Cream (awesome texture, nice ingredients and super moisturizing but not too heavy and doesn't clog my pores)! The sheet mask is also prettty good!
Next product I'd like to try is the Egg Mousse Body Oil! :D

Purchase info
Too Cool For School is available at Sephora (here), and in Switzerland at Sephora in Manor (here).


*PR Samples*

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14 comments

  1. This review was so thorough and informative! I feel like an egg expert after reading it. The Mellow Cream sounds so good.

    Billie | http://www.othersummers.com/

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    1. thank you! Happy if it could be an intersting read for you <3

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  2. Got a few samples of this when I was in Korea and fell in love <3 Great review and such a beautiful product!!!

    x Helen www.lumieredhelen.com

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    1. Thanks! The egg line is super famous but for some reasons I hadn't much about this mellow cream :D

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  3. Great review. Will be checking out these eggs soon!

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  4. Loved this post!! Such an amazing review!

    I keep seeing these products in my Instagram feed but haven't tried them yet. Now i really really REALLY want to :)

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    1. aww thanks! so happy to hear you liked it, sweetie!

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  5. I think I would try the sheet mask first. The foaming product looks so cool and fluffy; I've tried using raw egg on my face and the thing that puts me off is that smell.

    Lubz || http://lubzsays.com

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    1. The sheet masks is definitely a great idea! I've never tried to use raw eggs but I'm kind of curious lol that said, these products are so less messy that I'll stick with them :D

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  6. This is so interesting, I never knew eggs could be so good for your skin! I love the sound of the mousse and face mask!

    Ellie x

    www.elliesbitsofbeauty.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks! Happy if you could learn a few things :)

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  7. I've never heard of egg in skincare. I'm so intrigued by this.

    Taslyn| www.hiddenbeau-t.co.uk

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    1. I used to think it was gimmicky but it's actually pretty nice!

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