Review: Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam, Friend or Foe?



***This review is not sponsored. Everything written is my own opinion, and if you are to use this product remember YMMV. 


One of the biggest peeves I have about my skin is the large pores that can be found on my cheeks. Every time I see the magical solution in the form of toners and sheet masks, I always know that it’s a short term effect, if anything. The one thing that really got my hopes up was the Egg White Pore Foam from Skinfood. The reviews tend to be high, the cost cheap, and even Soko Glam refers it in their routine for getting rid of hormonal acne. The reality of this miracle foam? It comes with a price.


Here are the magical ingredients:

Glycerin-is a moisturizer that has skin repairing properties.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine- is a cleaning agent that gently exfoliates.

Alanine-is an antioxidant found in egg whites.

Here are the cursed ingredients:

Myristic Acid-is the cleaning agent that creates foam. It has an acne trigger of 3 on CosDNA.

Lauric Acid-has an acne trigger of 4 and irritant trigger of 1.

For the full list of ingredients and analysis, click this link.

How to use:

What Skinfood says to do:

**taken from Skinfood’s website

  • “Place amble amount onto wet palms and lather.”
  • Use gentle massaging motions,wash off with lukewarm water.
  • Splash cold water for astringent effects.

What I do:

  • After oil cleansing, dispense a pea sized amount into wet hands
  • Lather in hands first, then gently message into face.
  • Rinse with warm water.

How it worked for me:

Here is where the conflict comes in. There wasn’t any real change in the size of my pores and I experienced a slight tightening feeling to my skin when I washed it off, even though my skin didn’t feel overly stripped. Also after purchasing this face wash and using it for a while, I came across reviews from other bloggers on the internet who were saying that the pH for this cleanser was anywhere from 9 to 10 (you can read a review  claiming that here). Which is a pH level that tends to be too alkaline for most people. I was conflicted about the claim because a lot of other websites claim that this works well for all skin types, even sensitive. However, in the end I would have to contradict this claim and agree with the other bloggers. If I had dry skin, or didn’t have a lot of moisturizing products in my daily routines, I don’t feel that this cleanser would affect my skin in a positive way.

That being said, after using this face wash my skin isn’t dry, I haven’t had any break outs, and I find my skin looks better since switching to it. You don’t have to use that much of this product at one time, so coming in a large tube means that it will last you a while, and it’s also very affordable. Will I buy it again? Probably not, as nicely as it works for me personally, finding out that the pH was so high was a major turn off.


  • Didn’t cause breakouts
  • Acne showed improvement
  • No scent
  • Travel-friendly, hygienic packaging


  • Wouldn’t recommend for dry skin types
  • Very alkaline (9-10)
  • Can feel very astringent
  • Ingredients can trigger breakouts
  • Ingredients can be irritating
  • Did not help shrinking pores

Final Rating:

Rating Scale

1-Bad, had a reaction, would not buy again

2-Did not work

3-Worked, but nothing special

4-Great product, but has the potential to be replaced

5-Holy Grail, it’s the cat’s meow!


While it cleanses the face nicely, I didn’t see any affect on my pores and it’s pH is too high for me to consider buying it again.

Where you can purchase it:

Memebox for $15

Jolse for $9.42

RoseRoseShop for $5

Amazon for $8.08 (Prime shipping available)

**Be sure to check out our coupon code page for discounts on some of the sites listed above!

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