Last week, while making my weekly trip to Sephora (don’t judge me), I spotted a product in the skincare section that I’d never seen before. That in itself wasn’t unusual, but the words on the product’s packaging were. “EGG CREAM,” it read. Egg cream? I thought. What in the hell is “egg cream,” and why would I want to put it on my face?
I went over to investigate and soon learned that Egg Cream is actually a sheet mask infused with yolk extracts and egg white made by the über adorable Korean beauty brand Too Cool For School. My long-standing obsession with sheet masks (and lip masks!) is no secret around this corner of the Internet, so I’m sure you can guess what happened next: I grabbed a stack of Egg Creams ($6 each, sephora.com) and headed over to the cash registers to pay.
When I got home, I went on Sephora’s website and learned that the mask is supposed to “clarify, nourish, and moisturize skin. It helps firm skin for a younger-looking appearance while removing dead skin cells for a beautifully clean and smooth finish.” That’s a lot of promises for one small sheet mask to make, I thought, so already I was a feeling a little skeptical about the whole thing.
But then I tore into the package and I could tell even before I’d taken out the mask that there was something different about Egg Cream. The first indicator was this netting folded around the mask itself:
The net made the task of unwrapping the mask much easier, which was a bonus—I’m always afraid that if I don’t go super slowly, I’m going to tear it. The net also made the sheet mask seem more, well, for lack of a better word, legit. Like, Egg Cream isn’t a regular sheet mask. Egg Cream is a cool sheet mask. Egg Cream has a net.
The next thing I noticed was how insanely soft the mask felt. I know all sheet masks are soft, obviously, but this one was just in a class of its own. This might sound gross, but the sheet mask actually felt creamy, just like its name suggests. I hate to knock my go-to masks (Life Brand Hydrating Facial Sheet Hyaluronic Acid & Konjac Mask, the Sephora Collection Rose mask, and this random one I found in a Toronto convenience store), but Egg Cream felt, like, infinitely better than all of them do.
I smoothed Egg cream over my just-cleansed skin and went to lie down on the couch. Twenty minutes later, I peeled off the mask and checked my reflection in the mirror.
So as you can see, there aren’t many visual differences between my before and after photos. My skin actually looks kind of great in both pictures, if I do say so myself (cue a round of applause for my new moisture-intense daily skincare regimen). But let me tell you, my face felt un-fucking-believable. All of the serum from the mask had fully absorbed into my skin, which I cannot say has ever happened with any other sheet mask I’ve used before (I usually have to pat the remaining serum into my skin or straight up wipe it away). My face felt soft, hydrated, and, well, kind of creamy. I was thrilled.
If I had to find fault with Egg Cream, it would be this: it doesn’t smell great. If you’re now thinking, oh my God, does it smell like eggs? Let me assure you that it does not. As it stands, Egg Cream kind of smells like an imitation flower. It’s not necessarily a bad scent, but it could definitely be improved upon.
Aside from the smell, I have no complaints at all. Egg Cream has just knocked the convenience store sheet mask out of the running for the unofficial title of the World’s Best Sheet Mask. I’ll never doubt the power of eggs again.
So, now it’s your turn to tell me: have you ever tried Egg Cream (or any other Too Cool For School products)? What did you think? Do you know of a sheet mask that you think I might love even more than Egg Cream? Leave me your thoughts (or a recommendation or two) in the comments section below.