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REVIEW: Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam

February 05, 2021 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!

Skinfood store in california
A little surreal that Skinfood was in the middle of Irvine Spectrum in California, USA!

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.

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 overseas. This brand is already incredibly popular in Asia, and seeing it succeed in such a big way is really exciting to see!
Your reviews

"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

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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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