Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Currently Loving | Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack

While walking down the busy streets of NYC, most of my attention was focused on navigating through the crowd of hurried pedestrians.  I barely noticed what was going on around me.  But, a twist of fate caused my eyes to land on a tiny little shop nestled away in the heart of Korean town.

My husband waited outside to allow me the freedom to do my thing.  The friendly sales associate noticed me hovering over the masks and asked if I was looking for anything in particular.   I already have direct access to various sheet masks at my local Asian market.  I wanted to get my hands on something different.  

As our conversation continued, she picked up and handed me an item that she immediately started to boast about.  "It's a sleeping mask, she exclaimed, you wear it at night and wake up with beautiful skin."  
Little did she know that I'd heard of sleeping packs before.  While researching the Korean nightly beauty ritual, I learned that sleeping packs are what's placed on the skin as the final step before bed.  These products have the ability to seal in moisture thereby keeping the skin hydrated all night long.  

Curiosity got the best of me so I immediately said yes to my first sleeping pack experience.  Actually, what really sold me was how the sales associate claims that this overnight product moisturizes and exfoliates. In the back of my mind, I knew that a hydrating product that also adequately exfoliates is a bit unrealistic.  But even if it were to provide superior hydration over night, I'd be happy.

Too Cool For School Pumpkin Pack can be best described as a super-light-weight-ultra-hydrating-lotion.  It's like they infused moisturizer with a hydrating serum and made it into one amazing product.  It easily melts into the skin leaving it soft and moist.  

Sleeping packs are touted as the perfect winter skin care item. Because of this, I had the impression that they were thick creams.  This is lightweight enough to use all year. Unlike the name suggests, the pumpkin pack does not smell like pumpkin spice, or any other variation of pumpkin.  It has a very mild fragrance that some describe like a man's cologne.  That's not what I'm getting from the fragrance but it's definitely not unscented.  
Overall, I like this product as an alternative to going to bed greasy.  Instead of layering oil on at night, sleeping packs offer a really nice alternative.   I also like the generous package size because, lately, I've been using facial care products on other areas of my body.  If Beyonce's makeup artist suggests that we distribute eye cream all over our face, why not use our face products all over our body?  Makes sense to me. 


  1. Yay! That's one of my favorite stores in K-Town for masks (I heart Leaders hydrating and brightening masks!) I've never heard of sleeping packs before, but I may have to add them to my routine. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. I am interested in trying this out. Does it leave residue on your pillows?

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  3. Hi Dulcebella. It leaves absolutely no residue. All if it absorbed into my skin like a normal moisturizer would.

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  4. I bought this and love it! Thank you! I wanted to tell you that I added some raw honey to it and walked around the house for about an hour before work and my skin feels so amazing: really moisturized and fresh. (raw honey is wonderful for clearing up acne scars)

    Thanks

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    1. Glad you liked it Anon! Did you wash it off afterwards like a hydrating mask?

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    2. I did, because the honey was pretty sticky. But it slid right off (without the honey, I still wash my face in the shower).

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