Hi again! This is the third review for the Skinfood X StyleKorean TMRM, if you didn’t come from the previous posts, no worries! You can check out the introductory post here, to get some background info. This review is for the Egg White Pore Mask from Skinfood. Let’s get into it!
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To start off, the products in this review series were given to me in exchange for an honest review as part of StyleKorean’s Try Me Review Me program. This time around, it’s with the brand Skinfood. The product that I’ll be trying and reviewing in this review is Skinfood’s Egg White Pore Mask.
As you’ve probably seen over the past few posts, Skinfood was one of the first K-Beauty brands that I saw when I started my skincare journey in middle school. One of the most notable products from this company is the Egg White Pore Mask, and to this day I think it’s one of the staples for Skinfood.
The product comes from a time when every brand out there had some sort of mask or product that claims to help pores in any way, shape or form. I think a lot of people now know more research about pore care, but personally, I still like using the occasional pore-purifying mask.
See, I have normal-oily combination skin, and I get a ton of oil, blackheads and whiteheads on my nose. Not every product I’ve tried will help purify my pores though, so I was very curious if this would work or flop.
The Skinfood egg white mask is supposed to penetrate into your pores to remove sebum and dead skin cells, so it’s pretty straightforward. Like the Brown Sugar Mask from this same brand, the product comes in an easy twist-off tub, and it’s the exact same size as the brown sugar mask too.
One thing I immediately noticed when I opened the mask, is the smell. It’s very strong in my opinion and could irritate you if you have a sensitive nose. I literally cannot smell anything but the mask itself when I’ve got the mask on my face. It’s really hard to describe the smell of the mask though, but it kind of reminds me of a sweet powdery smell? Or maybe a powdery-smelling cream.
The mask itself is blindingly white and fairly thick but creamy in texture. It’s initially a little hard, however, when it’s warmed up by your skin it’s a little creamier. Unlike some masks, this doesn’t come with a spatula of any sort but I wouldn’t really recommend using this with one. You could use a spatula or something to scoop the mask into your hand to keep the mask hygienic if you’d like though.
Moving on, it spreads easily on your skin but there are moments where I’ve misjudged how much I need. Especially because it starts drying quickly, I would recommend working quickly when you’re applying the mask. When it’s applied, instructions say to leave it for 10-15 minutes, and then wash off thoroughly with warm water. Like the Brown Sugar Mask, the mask will cloud the water so it’s best to keep the water running or use a washcloth when washing this off.
Tip: Tap warm water onto where the mask is applied first and rub it in to soften the mask, before moving forward with washing it off. This will make it a little easier to wash off.
I’ve been using this mask for a few weeks now (about 1-2 times a week) to control sebum and black/whiteheads, and it’s also kept my skin smooth and clean-looking. This effect lasts about a week, and I like using this to purify my pores before applying makeup since it helps the foundation not cling to whiteheads/blackheads on the nose area.
Overall, this pore purifying mask from Skinfood did end up working for me so that’s awesome! I recommend trying this if clean-looking pores are your thing, but I wouldn’t overdo it with the mask. Your mileage may vary when using the mask, especially since this is something that has quite the fragrance to this.
That is it for this review, however, there are 2 more products in this review series! Click here to read the next one, which is the Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Essence from Skinfood.
Did the products seem interesting? I’ve linked them below in case you’d like to get them.