TONYMOLY egg pore blackhead steam balm

I won’t deny that I have a small obsession over eggs. Something about them gets to me.
So when I went to Sephora the other day and saw this:

egg pore packaging

I just about died. It’s a mask, that comes in an egg. I was already sold.

it's a fucking egg

It’s supposed to be a pore cleansing type of thing: perfect for product build up or a post-work/work-out facial cleanse.

The information on the box leaves much to be desired. Literally, it says “It removes sebum and dead skin cells that clog pores.” Okay. It goes on to list the ingredients (there’s egg in it!), then the instructions read, “Apply an appropriate amount onto areas with blackheads and gently massage for 3 to 5 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.” So that’s what I did.

yolk included

After washing, but not moisturizing my face, I applied less than a pea-sized amount of balm onto a few portions of my t-zone. A little goes a long way with this product. I noticed as I was massaging my face that it felt warm, in a really pleasant way. The box didn’t tell me about this, and I definitely enjoyed it, but I would have appreciated the heads up because I was a little confused (“Am I rubbing so hard that my face is hot??”). It’s also got a light lemon-y scent and little exfoliants that made me feel like it was getting to werk. I’m so into that instant gratification.

Post-massage: My face felt perfectly balanced and tightened (not in that gross dry-feeling way). No excess oil, but also not drained of moisture, like other cleansing masks tend to do. That in itself makes me want to give it a giant A+. However, while my pores were definitely cleaner, they were also seemingly larger. I’m not sure I like that, but I’m also not sure if they just seem larger because they’re much more clean? I don’t know. Considering the perfect balance my skin achieved, I’m willing to let that slide, I guess.

A few things to note: I have mostly dry skin, but it leans toward combination skin. As mentioned, my face was already washed, and I did this mask before doing anything that day, so it was essentially already your average clean.

Overall, I dig this product. I spent $18 on it, and considering how little of the product I used, I’d say it’s definitely worth the cost. I was most impressed with how perfectly moisturized my face was after using it, but considering it made my pores seem large, I’d give it a solid B+.

I would like to make an update to this review when I’ve used it after a shift as a cook at a pizza place. SO much flour on my face, it’s no fucking joke. That would be the real test.

I happened to stumble upon this product at Sephora. Heads up though, there were only a few there and online would be a sure bet to get your hands on it. I also found it for a dollar less at Urban Outfitters.

Let me know if you’ve used this product, and what your thoughts are! Find me on twitter @tooths_.


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