This cleansing set was the first time I tried the famous Korean double-cleansing method and I really liked it! Definitely saw an improvement right away with this double-cleansing method. So for those who don’t know, a cleansing oil removes all impurities and makeup, while the foam cleanser cleans the residue and leaves your skin completely grime free! While overall I really liked Skin Food Egg White Pore Cleansing Oil and Skin Food Egg White Pore Foam, I decided to try other cleansers for reasons that I will explain…
There are so many different cleansing oils out there and I was kind of lost when I first looked around on Korean skincare sites. But after deciding that I was going to get Skinfood’s Egg White Pore Foam, I decided that I should get the Egg White Pore Cleansing Oil to match. Also, egg whites are rich in amino acids that have deep-cleansing properties, which is something that my enlarged pores desperately need.
This cleansing oil is surprisingly pretty liquid, almost like water. For some reason I thought it would be thicker than it actually is. It definitely has fragrance added to it like most Korean skincare (something I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to!). But other than that, I’m not quite sure what the ingredients are because the ingredients on the back of the product are only written in Korean and I couldn’t find an ingredient list in English anywhere.
Normally I would reject a product if I can’t see the ingredient list (because of my problem skin) but I decided to just take a leap of faith and get this cleansing oil because I figured it’s meant to be washed away anyway. Any acne-triggering ingredients won’t linger on my skin so I thought I would be safe.
And I was not disappointed in taking this leap of faith! Once I learned to apply the oil to a dry face, I found that this product did a good job as a first step in the double-cleansing method. And using the oil twice around the eyes did a good job of cleaning away all of my stubborn eye makeup and mascara. The oil was super gentle and definitely did not make my face feel tight or stripped. It definitely takes a lot of water to wash this oil away though!
After using the double-cleansing method I noticed that my face was a lot cleaner and I saw a remarkable improvement in acne and redness! I definitely credit this to the double-cleansing method. It’s super gentle and my skin doesn’t feel stripped away. After using this product for a month, unbelievably I had no cystic acne before my period (which is usually when I get a couple). I am a believer in double-cleansing!
A solid cleansing oil. Definitely did everything that I expected at a good price. But, I will be trying another product because I want to see what other cleansing oils are out there and maybe I can find one that’s better at cleaning stubborn makeup.
Pros: Cleanses well and doesn’t strip my face.
Cons: Not great at cleaning eye makeup.
Total score: 8/10
Ingredients: 5/10 (Could not find an ingredient list in English. But because this is a product that is meant to be washed away, I figured it wouldn’t do much harm even if some of the ingredients aren’t great.)
Quality: 8/10 (I think it’s pretty decent quality, even though I have no farm of reference as this was my first oil! Let’s just say it performed as I expected, but I found it really difficult to completely wash away.)
Wear: 7/10 (After some trial and error, I realized that the best way to use this is to rub it onto a dry face. That way you don’t have to use a lot of product!)
Price: 9/10 (I paid $13 – which is a great price for a cleanser in my book!)
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