Me? I don't want to go all the trouble of breaking the egg, separate the white from the yolk, and endure the egg smell for hours. Thus why I opted for this mask! (FYI, I have an oily skin and ridiculously large pores.) I already have many types of clay-mask, and I was surprised when I found out that this is a clay-mask too lol.
Alright! Now, let's see how good this mask is~
Explanation: A pore-refining cleanser with egg white extract that penetrates deeply into pores to remove pore-clogging oil.
Egg White Story: Egg white, enriched with albumin, promotes firmer skin and smaller pores.
To Use: After cleansing, apply to the face except the eyes and mouth area. Wash off with lukewarm water in 10-25 minutes.
I snerked a lot as I studied the ingredients of this mask. Mainly to the fact that the position of egg-white (ALBUMEN), is placed on the third position from the bottom. Meaning that that it uses only small percentage of egg-white. It's safe to say that this mask contains more... CLAY MATERIAL than EGG-WHITE. (Per usual, you can see the complete list of the ingredients here.) Way to go, Skinfood. You almost got me there!
just right-click to ge the full-size
lol you'll notice how my eyes are uneven
close-up yeah yeah yeah
Remember when I told you that I need super-extra-duper-time to make each mask work wonderfully on my skin? Well, I was kind of in a hurry so I did what Skinfood suggested me (wore it only for 15-20 minutes). And guess what?
IT JUST DOESN'T WORK ON ME!!!
the only *most* noticable difference is the white paste on some gaping pore LOL
*raps fingers on desk* So. Yah. Without further adoooooo, the grades would beeeeee:
It has soft and powdery scent. I honestly can't put my finger on what scent, though....
It's got extra lid but no spoon to scoop with. Please use alternative tool upon using. (Mine is VEET's spatula lol)
Clay-ish (?) yet it's lighter than Innisfree's Jeju Claymask. It's not really thick when it's spread onto the skin. ETA: As it dries up, it doesn't feel too tight nor hard. The mask surface is smooth, and somehow reminds me a lot to chalk. Clay masks tend to crack when we move the muscle of our face, yes? This doesn't crack at all.
It's hard to tell if it really lifts up the dirt nor tightens the pore. I did notice that the reds are calmed down a little. Only ever sooooo little. Maybe I should've worn it for hours (or maybe overnight?) to see it really works or not.
Sorry! Super not recommended! As much as I loohooove Skinfood, but this product will be sitting on my shelf for a good coupla years. (I never waste my skincare products hahah.) However, our skin-types are different. So what didn't work on me might work on you~
ETA: But WHY I still don't recommend this product?
Well, I think it's just silly if this product claims that it's the white-egg ingredient that tighten the pores. The ones that do and the ones that will is, in fact, are the clay-mineral ingredients. And since I've ventured on how to reduce oil from my face, I've tried at least 3-4 clay masks from different brands. And I could say that this mask is one of the lesser ones. The price is not that pricey, though, so I think that counts as one positive side from the mask.
My suggestion? You'd better buy clay mask like Mint Helene Julep Masque or Innisfree Jeju Claymask. Sure, they're more expensive, but keep in mind that when we use clay-masks, those can last for 6 months and even a year! (Given if you use it on weekly basis.)
Sakurablossomshop has them on PO and she gives a ridiculously cheap discounted price of Korean beauty products. And I don't think I'll review of Mint Julep or Innisfree Claymask since too many people have reviewed them, anyway. However! If you need me to give you a detailed review, just give me a shout.
Oh, if you are curious and you still insist on buying,
- Do not put on fridge. It contains enough emollients to keep the texture solid yet liquid-ish. I tried putting it on fridge, it hardened which made it difficult to scoop it out from the jar.
- Wash off with warm water to get more effectiveness.
16 OCT 2012:
- Changed the typo 'NOSE' into 'EYES' (suggested by Latifah Yulia)
- Added the texture feel from using the mask.
- Added reasonings and opinions about this mask.