Despite being a beauty blogger, I’m actually the least vain person in my family. If you think my skincare routine is impressive, it’s because you haven’t seen the rest of my family. Our refrigerator does not only contain food but also a countless amount of beauty products from creams, face masks, and serums. So whenever I shop for beauty products, it’s no longer a habit, it’s mandatory to ask what the rest of my family needs. When Tony Moly opened a branch near my house, of course, I visited it ASAP. I asked my brother what he needs, and he said something for his blackhead which is always his problem. The sales lady recommended this familiar cute product packaged in an egg. I’ve seen it online before but this time, I’ll finally able to try it. Keep reading my Tony Moly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm to know if it worth buying or not.
What is it?
Tony Moly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm is a total cleanser to remove dead skin, sebum, and impurities at the same time. It contains salt, egg, and charcoal, 3 ingredients of scrub that can remove blackhead, whitehead, and dead skin at the same time. It’s a self-heating balm so no need to heat a towel or steamer for heating effect.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Wine vinegar, hot water, charcoal powder, green tea powder, sea salt, fertilized eggs component.
APPLICATION: After washing your face, use a towel to gently dry your face. And then apply a right amount of the Tony Moly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm onto your nose and massage it gently for 3 minutes. When the clear balm turns white, rinse it off with lukewarm water.While massaging it, you’ll feel the balm getting warmer and warmer but don’t be alarmed, it’s totally normal and it’s tolerable. The warm effect is not enough to burn your face. It’s just like the steaming part when you get a facial.
While massaging it, you’ll feel the balm getting warmer and warmer but don’t be alarmed, it’s totally normal and it’s tolerable. The warm effect is not enough to burn your face. It’s just like the steaming part when you get a facial. The balm also has tiny scrubs on it that easily dissolves when you massage it.
SCENT: It actually surprisingly smells like lemons. I love the scent of this product and I wish I’ll find a perfume that smells like this.
PACKAGING: As you could see in the photos, it is packaged in a smooth egg-shaped container which looks cute on your vanity cabinet and table. It looks big, but the product is actually just in the bottom of the egg. Because of its shape, the cap is too huge. Personally, I find it a waste of space. Other than that, the box looks nice with a cute chicken illustration, and just like any other Korean brands, it is made with environment-friendly materials.
RESULT: A month after I bought this Tony Moly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm, I asked my brother if it helped him remove or at least lessen his blackheads and he answered me straight and simple: No. Nothing more, nothing less. So I tried it myself, although it has a heating effect so it opens your pores and it has a scrub for cleansing, it didn’t really cleanse deeply. I guess this is only good if you use it for preparing your face for the next step of your skincare routine because the heating effect will prep your pores for it.
Bottomline, I find this product more of a gimmick. Maybe it’s counterpart, the cooling tightening balm really works because it has some good review, but this one is a total bust.
PROS: It has a heating effect that will open prep pores for the next step of your skincare routine.
CONS: Not a deep cleanser, and doesn’t remove blackheads as promised.
Will I buy it again? No.
Where to buy?
If you’re still curious, you can buy Tony Moly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm in StyleKorean for $9. They ship internationally and you can get free samples for every purchase. This is also available in Cult Beauty for £14 and they also ship internationally. (Their prices includes UK sales tax but it will be deducted at checkout if you’re outside the EU.)
This is also available in Yes Style for $10.