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The weather here in South-Germany decided to freak out and now it almost feels like rainy season/summer in Japan. Saying, I'm busy wiping sweat off my skin 24/7. This also made my skin freak out and break out -.-
This also means that I feel so lazy and unwilling to do anything...including writing this blog. Because my laptop means even more heat...
Nevertheless, I kicked my own ass, and now I'm writing a review about this little guy here:
What they say:
A sleeping face pack with natural enzymes which removes dead skin cells and provides nutrition at the same time it also renews the skin in the gentlest way.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Peg-10 Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Soluble Collagen, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 20, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mannitol, Bromelain,
Cosdna flags one ingredient red, Triethanol amine, which is a pH adjuster. It's almost at the end of the list and I didn't have a problem with the product so I don't think it's too bad.
The product contains Japanese Elm (Ulmus Davidiana) Root, Velvet Flower (Amaranthus Caudatus) Seed, Centella Asiatica, Fig Fruit (Ficus Carica Fruit), Pumpkin (Cucurbita Pepo Fruit), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) Root, Pigweed (Portulaca Oleracea) Extract, Kudzu (Pueraria Thunbergiana) Root Extract, Chinese Peony (Paeonia Lactiflora) Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf) Juice. So a whole lot of plant extracts.
I like seeing Pumpkin actually being featured as an ingredient in the product and not just as the scent/name.
The product comes in a brown plastic squeeze bottle with a white cap. I personally prefer plastic packaging because I'm a clutz. I don't want my product being scattered all over the floor just because I knocked over a fragile packaging.
The color is a nice light brown which was quite a pleasant surprise to me, since most Korean products I bought until now came in packaging with either neutral whites or cute and colorful packaging. Somehow I didn't expect a brown packaging. On the front is a cute pumpkin that is dreaming. How cute is that?!
The outer packaging is made of a thicker cardboard material in the same colors as the tube.
There is a whole lot of description on the box, including ingredients, English description and a looot in Korean.
With the sleeping pack itself there aren't really any surprises. It's a cream with a lighter texture and a slight pinkish color.
It's easy to spread and absorbs quite fast. I still need to wait a few seconds but that's probably because my skin is normal with an oily T-zone and after a few moisturising steps the sleeping packs always need a few seconds.
Now onto the scent...this product has a very distincitve scent.
But (once again) I cannot really describe the scent. I'm slowly starting to think that my nose is just not working properly.
At least I can say that it doesn't smell like a pumpkin would. Kind of spicy.
If you are sensitive concerning scents this product might be too much. The scent does vanish quite fast but it's still there for a few seconds.
|when I started using the sleeping pack - 4 weeks later|
I do enjoy the sleeping pack for its light texture, spicy scent and fresh feeling.
I know a lot of people raaaaave about this product and call it their "holy grail" and "most awesome sleeping pack" and what not.
While I like using it (it currently replaces my HadaLabo Milky Lotion which is just too heavy in this heat) I don't think it's a miracle product for my skin. Especially the "removing dead skin cells" part is something that I couldn't really see on my skin. But as I said before, my skin is quite sturdy, so maybe it just refused to work with the sleeping pack.
Since I do not expect much from a sleeping pack except for added hydration and moisture it doesn't bother me that much. Because the Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack does indeed provide hydration and moisture for my skin. The job of removing dead skin cells will be left for my actives.
I would still recommend this sleeping pack, especially if you're looking for a light-weight product to add some hydration and moisture to your skin. Just remember that it might not work miracles on your skin.
Pros: nice design, spicy scent, fresh feeling, light texture, absorbs quite fast
Cons: couldn't feel any "removing dead skin cells", scent could be too strong for some people