MINI BLOG SERIES: BRING GREEN – FRESH BOWL PACK – Egg / Zombie Mask at Last!

{Egg / Reducing Pores Wash Off Mask} [브링 그린 프레시 볼 팩 에그 – 쫀쫀모공 워시 오프팩]

A couple of months ago, I saw my YouTube girl crush Rachel ‘Bunny’ Meyers aka Grav3yardgirl present what she called a zombie face mask on her channel.

If you watch her video, you may find that the mask dried on her face and that it did actually give her a zombified look to her skin. Her skin looked as though it was coming off in sheets in places and as though it was peeling away from the flesh.

For reference, you may see for yourself over at YouTube: ‘Zombie Peeling Mask – Does this thing really work?’. Little did I know that I was going to find my very own zombie mask at Olive Young, albeit under a different name!

Side note before I get ahead of myself. Have you ever tried putting a raw egg on your face? Yeah, me neither. This egg capsule mask, I figured, would be as close as I could get. You can find the full catalog of my review series here:

What it is:

It is a wash-off face mask in capsule format.

TL;DR:

Skin irritation alert!

・Price & Availability: ・

You can get these online for US$ 2.00 or instore at Olive Young. Locally, they go for ₩1,500 per pack. Occasionally, there will be ‘buy two get one free’ deals at the shops.

・Size/Quantity: ・

The company website states that each contains 8 g of product. It certainly contains enough product for your face and neck both, perhaps even your decolletage if you have a small face.

・Ingredients:・

Just like with the rest of them, I cannot find any ingredients listed anywhere. Argh! So far, the watermelon mask has been the only one to have ingredients listed.

Packaging:

Convenient capsule format. Plastic container with a foil lid. Compact format that lends itself well to travelling.

・What the company says:・ 

– Egg: For those who want to tighten their pores

– Egg: Containing 2% egg yolk extract,  albumen extract

Egg: It is a wash-off mask infused with yellowish liquid as transparent as egg albumen that restores your skin’s elasticity by minimizing pores and tightening your skin.

Egg: After cleansing, spread a layer of the wash-off mask, avoiding the eye and mouth areas. Once the mask gets dry and your skin feels tight 15–20 minutes later, rinse it with lukewarm water. (wash-off pack)

NB. albumen is just a fancy word for egg white…. LOL.

・Consistency/Texture:・ 

In the capsule, this is a slightly beige, gooey, yolk-y mask that feels like a thick gel.

・Scent:・ 

True to its name, the mask smells like a raw egg, although only faintly so. Just like the other masks, the scent is a very natural one that is pleasant and which dissipates after a while.

・Application:・ 

So what you do is, you cleanse and wash your face, apply this mask, let it dry for a bit, wash it all off and then go about the remainder of your skincare routine.

It applies well and goes on smoothly without any tugging or dripping. It dries down relatively quickly and also washes off reasonably well, which was a good thing as you will see in a minute or so.

To remove, all I did was wet my hands, massage the mask, and I then went on to add more and more water gradually until it was off my face and the water ran clear.

・Efficacy:・

Oh. My. Days. Where do I begin? In the beginning, everything was fine. The mask went on well enough. After about two minutes or so, I experienced a burning sensation, which I decided to ignore in the name of ~science~ and because I figured it might only be a temporary thing. My skin started to redden and it felt inflamed and hot pretty much from the get-go.

Let me tell you, the irritation was most certainly NOT temporary and actually got worse as time went on. This is how the mask looked like when it was first on:

After a few more minutes, I started to become seriously uncomfortable, however I kept pushing through.

DISCLAIMER. I am a total baby about pain and also, I might have applied this mask too close to the eyes and lips. What might have been painful to me might have been a total walk in the park for you – I am VERY fussy and cry easily.

About 15 minutes in, I was close to crying. My skin was burning up and it looked so similar to Bunny’s in her YouTube video. My skin looked like it was about to fall off and reveal the naked flesh underneath. The mask felt tight and itchy on my skin and I was worried I might be experiencing an allergic reaction.

Ouch.
Close to shedding tears in this one.

After about 15 minutes, I could not take it anymore and removed the mask. I then continued with my regular skin care routine minus the acid toner, and went to bed. The next morning, thankfully, my skin had calmed down and looked like it did the day before. Phew!

However, I also could not see any improvements…. pores, fine lines and blemishes looked like they did before. Then again, skin has a monthly turnover cycle, so instant results are kind of a false expectation with any skincare product I guess.

・Final Thoughts:・  

I am glad that I did not experience any major issues following this mask. If you would still like to try it, I’d recommend a patch test and that you keep it well away from your eyes and lips. Following up with a nourishing skincare routine might also be a good idea.

Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t work for you. You do you, but manage your expectations accordingly.

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7 thoughts on “MINI BLOG SERIES: BRING GREEN – FRESH BOWL PACK – Egg / Zombie Mask at Last!

  1. @simplysaima girl how were you able to like my post before I published it?? I might have an IT problem here. This post was in draft mode and I saw that you’d already liked it? Strange much?

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  2. I’ve tried using actual egg whites (no yolk) just on my nose and cheeks and it felt tight but not uncomfortable, this mask on the other hand, wowzer!, it sounds like a nightmare compared to the other ones you’ve posted about so far. Glad your skin was fine the next day though!

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