I know Easter is still quite far away (It isn’t even Valentine’s Day yet) but I’ve fallen seriously in love with the “eggshellent” packaging of the Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack. So here’s the review!
“I know I’m good, shell and all.”
The packaging is definitely worth mentioning. The beige plastic shell looks like a real egg, and the cooling pack reveals a fake yolk (which is the actual lid) as you “crack” it open. This makes the upper part of the egg almost redundant. I was expecting to see a Gudetama keychain, a Tony Moly sample or at least some cotton pads in the empty space.
A fake Fabergé egg, Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack and a real egg
Also in the Egg Pore series: Blackhead Steam Balm (white) and Silky Smooth Balm (golden)
Tony Moly actually changed its packaging in 2015. The old packaging, which was also egg-shaped, allowed you to remove the top of the shell so that you can grow a plant in it! Wow, isn’t that sweet? Though the new design doesn’t work that way anymore, it’s still adorable enough to be kept on your vanity or presented as a gift.
Packaging before 2015
Images: Marxie Kim/ KSH
At first, I had doubts whether this product has anything to do with eggs, content-wise. After all, many Korean products have such nice packaging that you forget about what’s inside. You don’t expect the packaging to be relevant, as long as it’s cute.
After reading the ingredients list, I am assured that this does contain egg shell powder, which helps to tighten, clarify and soothe skin. The mask is also enriched with camellia flower extract, bentonite and kaolin clay to soothe, smoothen, remove dead skin and control sebum.
The odorless mask looks like curdled milk but it’s light, smooth and fluffy due to its clay base. Though the contents look like less compared to the large packaging, a little seems to go a long way. I dabbed my forefinger with a coin-sized amount and applied it on my nose after cleansing, toning and patting on moisturizer. The clay mask was soft at first but soon hardened after 5 minutes (Try not to move your face too much to prevent cracking). There was a very slight tightening and cooling sensation.
At the beginning (left) and after 5 minutes (right). I smiled to show how the mask hardened.
After single use
I rubbed it off after 15 minutes and removed the remaining bits with a wet towel. It washes off quite easily and I felt squeaky clean. Though some claim it’s a bit drying, I didn’t experience any peeling or flaking. I don’t have obviously large pores so I can’t tell if mine did shrink further, but at least my nose became much smoother.
I’ll probably be using this mask a lot during summer, when pore problems arise. It doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin and I like it for that. Then again, the awesome packaging’s already worth every penny.
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