Trap in the moisture with Too Cool for School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Too Cool for School is one brand that really peaks my curiosity. They have so many interesting products, plus the fact that it's a Korean brand, you can be sure that you are getting top quality Korean skin care!

Don't you just love the Korean's skin? I have learned that my skin loves Korean products, and my skin has drastically improved with their skin care. Especially the Korean face mask brand DERMAL. I can't live without their masks because it really hydrates my skin and really lightens dark and uneven skin. And my skin also got rid of unwanted dark spots with Tony Moly's Berrianne Whitening Cream.

More about this Sleeping Pack after the break.

Too Cool for School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack 100ml, PhP 689

I received this full size Pumpkin Sleeping Pack from the BDJ Box a few months ago and I have been using it on and off since then. I needed time to fully evaluate how I really feel about it.

Let's talk packaging -It took me a while to figure out how to use it because all the information and instructions on the box are in Korean so I had to look for instructions online on how to use it. It's really hard if English instructions are not provided. And the peeps behind TCFS in Korea should have those instructional pamphlets in different languages so consumers won't have to second guess how to use their products.
At least the ingredients list is written in English, although what good would that too if you don't know how to use it, right? But anyway, I finally figured it out after a few weeks since the time I received it, because not all sites explained also how to use it! So I guess TCFS should really provide English instructions on their packaging like K-Pallete (ok, I can't stress this enough, LOL). K-Palette is a Japanese brand that stick English instructions, how-tos, directions, and more in English on their packaging. You can find an example here, and here.
As I have mentioned, everything is printed in Korean, that's why it took me so long to figure out how to use it and I'm not even 100% sure what I am doing is right. LOL So if you know how to use it and you think what I did was wrong, please let me know! I will be reviewing this product according to how I understand to use it so here goes.

Some blogger friends of mine who have tried this in the past said that it was just a moisturizer (for the evening), but most instructions I found online for this product says that you put it on ON TOP of your existing skin care. Some would say that it is a mask that you apply alone and you leave overnight to reveal soft skin. I am not really sure but I will do the one with the skin care under it first.
I love squeeze bottles, especially with skin care. I am not over fond of skin care that comes in pots and jars because you will have to double dip in them. Even if your hands are clean, you will never know what your hands come in contact with. So hooray for the squeezable tube!
It's sealed inside too behind the cap so you will have to remove the tamper proof seal first before you squeeze it too hard and watch the product explode. Extra points for tamper-proof seals.

The TCFS Sleeping Pack contains nutritional and moisturizing ingredients, making it safe for pregnant women (high-five!). Rich also with Carrot-like benefits such as Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene. It contains other ingredients that are natural and friend to the earth that will take care of people with sensitive skin.
The product has a very creamy-gel like consistency that can easily be spread on the surface of your skin. According to the websites I have read about this Sleeping pack, is that this product is made to seal all of your skin care in. So this is meant to be put last after the cleanser, toner, serum, treatments, and moisturizers.
It spreads into a slightly watery texture that acts like a "veil" on top of your skin to seal all your skin care into your skin. This sleeping pack "dries" up or sets in about 30 seconds so you don't have to worry about getting some product on your pillow and making a huge mess.

You are supposed to wash your face with just water in the morning to remove the sleeping mask. I am not sure why, but this is according to the website I read that had this product. So that is what I did.
It kind of looks wet at initial application but it gets absorbed or it sets in less than 30 seconds. So don't worry about making a mess. Actually when I first received this product I didn't think it would get absorbed by the skin, I was thinking it might sit on top of the skin and make a whole lotta mess. LOL
When it sets, it kind of looks as if you have a thin transparent film on the surface of your skin keeping all the moisture inside your skin. Keeping everything sealed in so your face will sure to absorb everything.

I use this product only twice a week because I am not so sure how often you should use it. I read somewhere that this product has a mild peeling effect to get rid of dead skin sort of like an exfoliant so I minimized the use of this product to twice a week only.

THE MORNING AFTER:
Overall, I believe this is a great product from Too Cool for School. I have never tried a sleeping pack before that is to be used on top of skin care to seal everything in. I usually end with a night cream but this is something different. My skin does feel softer, brighter and a little bit firmer and tighter after 2 months.


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS:
Length of usage before review: Twice a week for the past 2 months.


PROS
  • Traps in moisture on your skin while you sleep.
  • Non-greasy.
  • Smells pleasant.
  • Non-irritating.
  • Non-drying. Keeps the skin extremely moisturized.
  • Convenient packaging.
  • Easily available at Too Cool for School boutiques.
  • Gets rid of dead skin cells revealing fresh glowing skin.
  • Loaded with vitamins that promote healthy skin.
  • Safe for pregnant women, or women with sensitive skin.
  • Can be layered on top of any other skin care.
  • No breakouts after use.
  • Affordable.
  • Economical! A little goes a long way.
  • Skin feels fresh and plump (not puffy!) every morning.



NEUTRAL
  • When washed in the morning, skin feels a bit tight and stripped down if not followed by a moisturizer.
  • Has a slight tingly, stretchy feeling while worn. Goes away after a while.
  • It feels a bit sticky but goes away after a few seconds. After a while it will only feel slightly sticky but won't transfer on your pillows or anything.


    CONS
    • No English instructions/directions! This is a big factor for me. It really took me literally months to figure out how to use the product.


    MY OVERALL RATING: ★★★




    Retail Price: PhP 689
    Purchased For: Gift from BDJ Box and TCFS (Thank you!)
    Will I re-purchase? Maybe.
    Will I recommend it? Yes.







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    3 comments

    1. So it has a peeling effect pala! I found it too drying but I think my regimen at the time of trial consisted of one layer (moisturizer) after cleanser... that's it! And my skin is dry to begin with, soooo... got irritated with TCFS Pumpkin Pack. I think I'll try again with a fuller routine. So glad I read this!

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    2. i saw this from a blogger post (unboxing their bdj box) and read less rave/review about this one

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    3. I am cleaning my closet (actually all subscription boxes that piled up!), and found this product which I acquired from BDJ Box as well. I remember I haven't tried it because of the lack of English instructions and as you've mentioned in your post, I found different usage by searching the net. Good thing I found this post, and now I know how to use it. haha. I love to try the "moisture sealing effect"

      Thanks Ms. Sabs. Keep sharing informative reviews.

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