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July 09, 2014 Charlotte Cho

 Egg White Pore Foam
By Skinfood

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!

A little surreal that Skinfood was in the middle of Irvine Spectrum in Orange County, Calif.!

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 (the mild Aloe Vera cleanser has been curated on Soko Glam for some time now). I eagerly picked up a bottle of the Egg White Pore Foam cleanser after a commenter mentioned it on the K-Beauty log.

An Awesome Duo!

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.)

If you have been following me since the beginning, you know I have very high standards for my cleansers because I consider it one of the key steps in maintaining a blemish-free face. Rule of thumb: If you spend 20 minutes putting on your face in the morning, you should also spend an equal amount of time gently cleansing it off. 

That being said, I was thrilled when the Egg White Pore Foam cleanser made my skin feel soft (no tightness surprisingly, despite the fact that it contains egg whites) and left no annoying residue behind. As an added bonus, I only needed a tiny pea sized amount and it foamed up perfectly on my face!

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.

Once again, I have Skinfood to thank for an amazing addition to my cleansing routine.

Seeing the Skinfood store at Irvine Spectrum made me realize how far Korean beauty brands have come in the U.S. This brand is already incredibly popular in Asia, and seeing it come stateside in such a big way is really exciting to see!

Do you have any favorite Skinfood products? Please share in the comments below!

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Soko Glam co-founder and chief curator. Licensed esthetician sharing the love of all things K-beauty.

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