Today I want to share with you about eggs, yes, those eggs that we eat on mostly daily basis as long as you're not allergic to it, seems like they are very good for our skin.
Here's some information from SkinFood:
An egg is a powerhouse of protein! Rich in amino acids and vitamins, it's the driving force behind our egg-citing Egg White skin care line.
Nobody’ s Perfect, But Albumen Comes Close
Albumen, commonly known as egg whites, is one of nature’ s highest quality protein sources. It’ s also packed with niacin (Vitamin B3), riboflavin (Vitamin B2), selenium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium, and a complete amino acid profile. Containing no cholesterol, saturated fat, or carbohydrates, and at just 17 calories per white, egg whites hold a distinguished place in any healthy diet. But is it good for your skin?
I’ ve Got Egg On My Face, And It’ s A Good Thing
Here are four ways albumen works in our Egg White Pore line:
- Regulates excessive sebum
- Eliminates pore-clogging impurities
- Tightens pores and minimizes their appearance
- Eradicates skin bacteria
In the same way albumen protects and nourishes a baby chick in the shell, it can have the same energizing effects for your skin. The high level of protein in albumen, along with its natural low-moisture state, make it a very effective moisturizing and tightening agent. Albumen is also a natural anti-inflammatory. All of these virtues make egg white egg-cellent for exfoliating, refining pores, and controlling excess oil, as well as having an anti-aging effect!
Upgraded Egg Perfect Pore line that uses 5 red and green food functions as well as a higher concentration of Egg Yolk, Albumin, and Hot Spring Water for a fresh poreless appearance.
The details sounds so impressive and astonishing isn't it?! But imagine of using sticky, slimy eggs on to the skin (or hair), the smell and texture itself my put some off for a while. Adding ingredients like olive oil, or essential oils like lavender and so on might help but still, can our skin really take those important stuffs in the eggs. Our skin have pores and they are tiny, many beauty manufacturers spend fortune turning raw materials to nano technology, so how about SkinFood? Let's see my review, okay?!
Again, due to aging or one of the thing that said to be aging is larger pores, it's just the way it is. The skin wasn't able to retain moisture as it is and loose it flexibility in keeping them tight, so the skin stays after enlarging. So the pores are like breathing things where they can become large or shrink, like when we were hot they will open up and when we are cold like after an ice mask, the pores are definitely shrinking.
Now, to keep the pores small, things need to be done in regular basis, and keeping them clean also one of the way, if they were clogged, they'll stay open. So cleanliness also one of the key, why don't we start with the cleanser then.
Upgraded fresh pore-specialized foam that removes impurities and excessive oils for a smooth poreless complexion.
Dispense ample amount onto wet palm and massage onto face avoiding eye and mouth area. Rinse off with warm water.
Water, Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Sucrose, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Albumen Extract, Egg Yolk Extract, Sorbitan Olivate, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Disodium Edta, Butylene Glycol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Salicylic Acid, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Oleth-7, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Beta-Sitosterol, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Sulfur, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
The product lathers well when added with water, but there's this tartness, like when you are touching white eggs that started to dry up, there's this sensation or feeling of rigid, I'm not saying it as a good or bad thing, more like describing as it is. The face feels weirdly clean thou, since there's this tart feeling. So, it kinda feels like there's some leftovers on the skin, it's a good thing that the other thing I have is their Cleansing Water.
A no-rinse cleansing water that immediately shrinks visible pores and leaves a refreshing finish without stickiness.
Sufficiently moisten a cotton pad with the product and lightly wipe your entire face. You can leave it on stubborn makeup to absorb for easier removal. Thoroughly rinse with lukewarm water and finish with cold water.What?? So we need to rinse it or not??
Water, Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Egg Yolk Extract, Albumen Extract, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Propylene Glycol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Fragrance, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Cetrimonium Chloride, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Oleth-7, Salicylic Acid, Sulfur
Funny thing, the details said to use it on a cotton pad and it cleans the skin (kinda like micellar water) but then after that, they said to rinse it off (all the details are from The Face Shop official website), so it's a bit confusing for me to use it like toner or rinse it off. But I feel better with rinsing it off since again, there's this tartness or taut or tight feeling afterwards. Those who owns oily skin perhaps will enjoy this matte like feeling. But the sides of my nose feels a bit pain, like being too dry and irritated. Still, the rest of the face is fine, so perhaps I just keep on focusing on the upper cheeks near below the eyes area where the pores are visibly large and not anywhere else.
Those are seems to response well and appear shrunk. I like it.
a relatively good daily cleanser (not makeup remover) that focusing on large pores, making them appear smaller like when using egg whites without the stickiness or slimy feeling of an egg, and not the gamy and smells too, so they smells pretty good. Those with oily skin will enjoy this product even more while those with combination to dry perhaps using the products on some areas that need the effects.