This is the first post of a three part review I’m doing over the TonyMoly Egg Pore Trio. If you’re wondering why I’m reviewing this set separately, let me explain. First, I felt that my impression of the three products varied quite a lot. Without giving away my favorite, there was one that stood out as a great product and two that kinda fell short. Second, the three eggs are sold separately and not in a pack. I figured dedicating a post to each would give my readers more details to help them decide which egg out of the Egg Pore Trio best fit their needs, if any. So with that out of the way, let’s get down to egg number one! The blackhead steam balm.
Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm
The blackhead steam balm comes in a white, egg shaped jar and is marketed as the first step in the trio. The main purpose of this balm is to open your clogged pores with steam and fermented egg. In theory, opening up your pores with the Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm allows you to diminish blackheads. I use the phrase “in theory” here because unfortunately, in my experience, the blackhead steam balm doesn’t quite get the job done.
TonyMoly is a wonderful brand that focuses on creating eco-friendly products full of natural ingredients. The blackhead steam balm is no exception! This balm is gently exfoliating due to two wonderful ingredients: salt and charcoal. I love that TonyMoly used biodegradable natural exfoliators, instead of microbeads or other pollutants. The formula also contains fermented egg, which sounds like it would be stanky as hell, but really isn’t! Fermented ingredients help to tone your skin and minimize pores, so don’t be afraid of the strangeness.
Like most TonyMoly products the packaging is abso-fucking-lutely adorable. I love the way the egg Pore trio looks when it’s lined up on my bathroom counter. However, when I purchased the trio I was fawning over the cuteness so much I completely forgot about functionality. These little eggs are the opposite of functional.
Recently, my boyfriend and I decided to spend the night at a fancy hotel in Tokyo. I knew the hotel was going to have a dope spa tub so of course I had to bring an elaborate skincare routine. While packing my routine I discovered that the Egg Pore Trio takes up an entirely unnecessary amount of space…. Especially since the amount of product in each egg is so small. I do a lot of traveling and being able to pack my skincare products is a priority. Because of this, I have some mixed feelings about the packaging.
Although it does warm up a bit, the difference is hardly worth it. The first time I used the blackhead steam balm I applied it at my vanity and washed it off in the sink. I was pretty disappointed with the lack of warming sensation so I tried again a few days later in the shower. I cranked up the heat to fill the shower with steam and then massaged on a decent amount of product. The difference was negligible.
Additionally, the Blackhead Steam Balm’s featured ingredient– fermented egg– doesn’t seem to improve my skin very much. Perhaps its doesn’t contain enough fermented egg? Maybe my skin just sucks?
Altogether I have to give this product a 4/10. It wasn’t terrible, but it didn’t give me that skin-gasm I need in my life.
Have you tried the Blackhead Steam balm by TonyMoly? Did you love it? Hate it? Comment below! If you enjoyed my review feel free to follow my ass on social media and subscribe to my blog for notifications (links in sidebar)… aaand check back soon for parts 2 & 3 of this trilogy.