Egg White Pore Foam
While I was in California for my cousin's wedding, I got a chance to stop by my very first visit to a U.S.-based Skinfood location. To my surprise, it looked very similar to the stores they have in Seoul, right down to the baker-inspired employee uniforms. The location was spacious, with almost all of their products were available for purchase. This is, unfortunately, not the norm, as most of the Korean beauty shops in the U.S. (in New York at least!) are cramped and don't come close to the Seoul shopping experience. After spending years in Korea with so many fun beauty shops at my fingertips, I definitely took them for granted!
Every single time I heard the Egg White Pore Foam cleanser mentioned, the reviews were always pretty glowing. I'm a sucker for gentle cleansing products and I have had a good experience with Skinfood cleansers so far. I eagerly picked up a bottle of the Egg White Pore Foam cleanser after a commenter mentioned it on the Klog.
My recent double cleansing routine consists of the Laneige Multi Cleanser (available exclusively at Target), which contains tiny exfoliants and makeup removing power. Next, I follow up with the Egg White Pore Foam Cleanser as my second cleanse. (In the mornings, I go straight to the Egg White Pore Foam Cleanser because it isn't necessary to double cleanse or exfoliate at the beginning of the day.)
So here is what I learned about egg whites: They contain a lot of amino acids, which help cleanse pores while healing and nourishing skin. Amino acids are a natural way to restore your skin. They also heal skin that has been damaged by environmental stressors (such as UV rays and toxins) while helping to enhance collagen in the skin to fight signs of aging. I also looked into what CosDNA (an invaluable resource for skincare fanatics, by the way!) had to say about the ingredients in the Egg White Pure Foam Cleanser, and it looks like this product has low to no risks for acne or irritants.
Seeing the Skinfood store at Irvine Spectrum made me realize how far Korean beauty brands have come overseas. This brand is already incredibly popular in Asia, and seeing it succeed in such a big way is really exciting to see!
"I just started using this water based cleanser both morning and night and I have to say it definitely does wonders to my skin. My face feels so soft and smooth. In addition, my face has brighten up a bit. It is not harsh on my skin and there is not much of smell to it. I would totally recommend! A little goes a long way." - Alyssa C
"I love this cleanser. This is the second time I’ve bought it, and I don’t think I’ll ever switch to anything else. It foams up really well, cleans my face really well, and doesn’t make my skin feel tight or dry afterwards. I also have sensitive, acne-prone skin, and this cleanser doesn’t irritate it at all." - Lauren C
"I like to be able to apply a product to my face and work it in and then wipe off with a washrag as I HATE holding my face over a sink and having to close my eyes and quickly rub my hands all over my face and then splash with water to clean. With this product I only have to use a small amount that I can apply to my face like a cream and then add a little water and it turns into a foam that I love !! The foam action allows me to work it into my face and then wipe clean with a wash cloth. It cleans sooo much better because I am able to work it into my pores and get a deep clean. My face feels soooo much cleaner with this product. I also have rosacea and this product does not aggravate it but actually soothes and calms the redness. I generally have normal skin but the rosacea tends to cause it to be more dry. I also love the fact that it is VERY reasonably priced!! Nothing makes me happier than getting a GREAT product for a GREAT price :)" - Amber B