Have you heard of egg white soap? I briefly read about it a couple of years ago. Egg white soap is suppose to help clean and reduce pore size, give one a clearer complexion and soften skin. I decided to give egg white soap a whirl and below are my thoughts.
Victoria Lanolin Agg Tval Egg White Facial Care (Lanolin & Rosewater) - Sweet
This particular brand (Victoria Soaps) was recommended by the magazine I was reading. It's a Swedish family run company that has been making soap since 1905. This IS soap! So I knew it would be drying, but I shockingly never experienced any redness, dry patches, irritation or flakiness while using this (and I have dry/sensitive skin). However, I did not use this every day (but every three days or twice a week)! You wet the soap and lather it up (it lathers really well). Apply it to your face. Then let it sit for a couple of minutes. I say 1-2 minutes before rinsing and not 5-10 as recommended (too drying). I rinsed THEN used my regular cleanser and moisturizer. YOU WILL need a moisturizer! This is too drying to use on it's own. Let me tell you, my skin is clearer and softer. My pores do look reduced and my skin is tauter. I was getting some pesky breakouts on my chin and it's clearing them up. If you don't want to use this all over your face, just apply it to affected areas. It works like a charm. This soap would also be great for oily skin types. I don't consider this an everyday cleanser for ANY SKIN TYPE! I would treat it like any mask you use (1-3 times a week). This company also makes a lot of shea butter soaps, scrubs and lotions so I'm interested in trying those. Their packaging is really cute. This specialty box was $4.00, but where I purchased it (beautyhabit.com) sells bars for .50 and a large box of 6 for $20.
Belgian Soaps Eggwhite Soap (Camomile Flowers & Lecithin) - Sweet
Then I saw these cute little Belgian Eggwhite Soaps ($5 for 1 or $20 for 6). This particular Eggwhite Soap was not as drying as the one above. It was more moisturizing, but less effective with my breakouts. But this does a great job softening and my skin felt firmer. So in the "nut egg-shell", it just depends on what's going on with your skin. You may not want to try any of these. HaHaHa I'm just a curious person and love to give things I've never tried a whirl (and of course tell you guys about it). That's why I blog! Plus I collect cute packaging :) I also read that you can use real eggs (only the egg whites), mix them together and apply to your face to achieve the same affect! So I may try that >.<