A while back the lovely people at Gear Best reached out to me to see if I would like to review their Baby Egg Machine, the name had me wondering – what on earth is this? It looks like some sort of kitchen blender? However, it is actually a face mask making machine, which uses a mix of water, fruit or vegetable juice and a collagen peptide (active peptide) capsule.
The machine comes with a main mixing unit, face mask cooling tray, measuring jug and 10 collagen peptide capsules to get you started. It does come with a power cable however, it doesn't include a UK plug and when I asked my Dad what adaptor I would need, he got very worried about it and suggested just buying a brand new UK figure of 8 cable. As he has spent his life working as an engineer I decided that was the best thing do (they can be brought cheaply from Amazon, if you don't have one lying around already). The unit itself however is completely CE compliant.
I was worried that it would be hard to use, the instructions have been changed to English and don't really flow that well. However, once I got the hang of how it works and didn't add too much juice and water as I did the first time it is actually really simple.
To use you want to make sure the unit is put together properly, this includes having the face mask tray in the correct position, as the machine will not work if it is out of place. Into the top of the machine you want to add 50ml of water and 20ml of your choice fruit or vegetable juice. This is added in two parts with the machine beeping once when enough water has been added and again when enough juice has been added. The instructions do suggest adding 30ml of water, then the juice and then the rest of the water, I've taken to premixing it and just adding it like that, so I know it is well mixed.
After the second beep you want to add the capsule, place the cap back on and then start the machine going. The rest of the process is automatic, you will find the mixing part of the process takes a good few minutes so just stand back and wait, a sound will then beep before the liquid mask is realised and again when the tray is ready to be moved. You want to make sure you keep the tray flat while the mask sets.
The Gear Best Baby Egg makes a gel feeling sheet mask, which once you have the combination of all ingredients correct can be simply lifted from the tray and placed onto your face. It was personally surprised by how cooling, moisturising and soothing the mask felt.
Cleaning of the Baby Egg is really simple, all the compoinents come out of the machine and come app art so you able to clean them with a damp cloth (may of the parts have electrical components so do not immerse in water).
If you are worried about it just having 10 uses never fear as the capsules are easy to replace you just need to find collagen peptide / active peptide capsules, which you can get from Amazon or even the supermarket.
Personally I was really surprised by this machine, I thought it might be a bit of a gimmick, but it is actually really easy to use and makes some really nice masks, one of my favourite so far as to be the apple juice mask, that gave my skin a wonderful pick me up.
I would definitely suggest this to people who wanted a way to make masks at home, although the outlay price of the Gear Best Baby Egg is £69.90, once you have it you can make masks as often as you want, so in the long term it way well save you a pretty penny, depending on your normal expenditure on face masks.
If you want to know more about the Gear Best Baby Egg or fancy treating yourself head over the the website now.
What do you think of the sound of the Gear Best Baby Egg would you like to try and make your own face masks with it?