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 (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.
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 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!