Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Mizon Egg White Bubble Cleanser

What is it?
'The ultimate purifying and rebalancing daily face wash for all skin types.'

What's in it?
Water, Methylglucamine, Butylene Glycol, Lauric Acid, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Pvp, Olive Oil Peg-7 Esters, Myristic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Egg Shell Membrane Extract, Cocamide Dea, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trehalose, Citric Acid, Allantoin, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carica Papaya(Papaya) Fruit Extract, Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, Disodium Edta, Dmdm Hydantoin, Fragrance

Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
It contains pegs and glycols which previous commenters have taken issue with.

What's not in it?
mineral oils

Who is it for?
It says everyone. I wouldn't personally advise on a drier skin. 

How do you use it?
Apply to either a damp or dry skin (see, I listen to those of you that insist on washing your face in the shower, just don't come crying to me when your face explodes in broken capillaries) :)

What's good/not so good about it?
If you cannot get away from the foam action that I know becomes addictive, you will love this. It foams with the pump action, not SLS. I found it did leave my skin really soft but I wouldn't be able to use it every day, it would still be too drying. For me. I also wouldn't advise using this to get makeup off. For me this is a second cleanse or morning cleanse OR the one to throw in your bag for the gym. If you have oilier skins you will probably love this. It may not be the best for dry/sensitive.

Mizon Egg White Bubble Cleanser is £19.00 from CultBeauty.co.uk 


  1. This sounds so strange, but I’m curious... I do have oilyish skin though so may just have to pick this up.


  2. I see you've found Mizon! I love them and I look forward to trying more things from their range. The snail concentrate cream worked really well on my oily/sensitive skin and I liked the starfish cream (the one you showed on Instagram) very much but unfortunately it contains niacinamide and my skin reacts badly to this ingredient (it's the third product containing niacinamide that's caused a reaction, I've been able to identify the cause) so I passed it on to a friend and she's loving it :-)

    1. I concur on Mizon. I got the snail cream patuxxa is referring to for a friend as he was having some skin issues. After I got an earful about omgsnailsareyouinsane, his face is now glowy and sh*t. In a good way :) Now he is all - MOAR snail!

      Mizon snail eye cream? It's like magic. Seriously. Apply it in front of the mirror and you can see the fine lines plump up and almost disappear.

      Another brand that seems to be all the rage now is Cosrx. I am using their Galactomyces essence. It would sorta be a dupe for SK II? I was hesitant about investing in these fermented essences. I didn't know how my skin would react since I've never used anything similar before. But I wanted something with niacinamide in it (as per approved lady Hirons' ingredients list :)

      Cosrx's one was cheapish and has a nice looking ingredient list (fermented thingy/niacinamide/sodium hyaluronate are the first 3 ingredients. Out of 12 altogether mind) and so I thought why not? So far it has been lovely and my impression is it is a true booster as it works really well with other stuff I'm using and sort of enhances it?

      Also Sulwhasoo. Super pricey. But for dry/dehydrated skin their ginseng cream is just... omg! Slap it on in the evening and in the morning you wake up looking like... hm... you are an unicorn and you shoot rainbows out of your behind :) It's that good.

    2. Thanks for the tips! I've been dying to try the Sulwhasoo ginseng cream, but could never make myself shell out the $...yet.

  3. Caroline, I'm not sure if I should ask this here, but here goes:

    I am very uncertain about the order in which to use Peptabright, my serum, and Hydraluron. I understand that products should go on from lightest to heaviest (correct?). But I swap a bunch of different serums (Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol serum, Good Genes, PTR Camu Camu) and am never quite sure which are 'heavier' than Peptabright. I'm afraid I'm blocking all my subsequent products from penetrating. Can you provide any guidance/rules of thumb for gauging order of serum in the overall mix, please?

  4. Ohhh Mizon <3
    I never tried this cleanser but I have a Hyaluronic Acid Serum from them and it's Heaveeeen! (specially because I can't get Hydraluron where I live and Mizon's is cheaper)
    On my "to try list" I'm thinking about thei AHA serum and their exfoliating toner.
    I'll probably pass this one since I don't like foam or anything like that anymore...I would rather try their cleansing oil.

  5. I moved away from foaming cleansers as per your advice and at the urging of a friend who has been a long time reader. Things have improved since then. If I ever come across this I'll have to give it a go. For old times sake if nothing else. Due to the name, all I could think of was making pavlova when you demonstrated on your video! 😂

  6. This looks very interesting! I will definitely have to try it! :) X.


  7. thanks for the review! another recommendation for the poll you have going, i'd love to see a video of proper application of all steps of skincare routine!

  8. Yep, No parabens in it. Instead it has DMDM Hydantoin, a formaldehyde releaser. That's what this unfounded paraben craze is doing to us: replacing the perfectly benign, tested and true parabens with a proven carcinogenic that is formaldehyde. Off I go to ingest even more parabens than it would be in this cleanser if it had some. I have a bowl of plumb blueberries to finish.

  9. The comment about pegs and glycols puts me off slightly!
    I love how your skincare reviews are straight to the point as I know exactly what I'm putting on my face :)
    I wash my face in the shower - didn't realise about broken capillaries ew! Doesn't feel right that such fast abrasive water is attacking my face to be fair! xx
    alicekatex ♥

  10. I'm allergic to eggs so I'm not sure if the shell would also irritate me. I love the sound of it though!

  11. I just used this and it made my skin tingle and feel squeaky clean, which I know Caroline doesn't approve of!! Left skin feeling tight. Will use infrequently and stick to my ten milk cleanser as my second cleanse.

  12. I just used this and it made my skin tingle and feel squeaky clean, which I know Caroline doesn't approve of!! Left skin feeling tight. Will use infrequently and stick to my ten milk cleanser as my second cleanse.

  13. the only mizon product I've tried is the aha 8% Serum. But the hyaluronic serum is on it's way from Korea. Heard really nice things about that.
    Does the Ole Henriksen african red also foam "by pump"? Or am I wrong?

  14. I love mizon! Check out their snail line, it's amazing for repairing skin!

  15. Oh no! Not good for dry skin? I had high hopes for this since I live in Korea and it's so accessible, but I'll have to avoid it. Any other suggestions for an affordable 2nd step cleanser for dry skin?

  16. Hi Caroline

    I had an urgent query and would really appreciate if you could direct me to the correct products! I'm in my early twenties and have recently developed patches of hyperpigmentation on the sides of my fave (mainly around the sideburn area as well as the jaw line). I have been to a dermatologist who recommended I use the VI DERM hq free cream. However, I previously read on one of your old posts that Kojic acid should be avoided as it is a skin bleach and this product contains kojic acid, amongst other things. The dermatologist assured me that the patches are definitely hyperpigmentation and have been caused by sun damage and also excessive threading/plucking of facial hairs. please tell me what I can use to help the pigmentation even out and get rid of these Grey patches. I was also told to use spf 50 everyday as I am apparently prone to pigmentation. I would be incredibly greatful if you tell me what I should and should not be doing as well what products i need to be using. My skin type is dry/dehydrated.
    Thank you

  17. I had no idea about the not washing your face in the shower tip! Why is this the case? I am starting to panic that I have been doing it for 25 years! Eeeeek! Should you cleanse before a shower or after?

  18. There is a big WOW here - Im not cleansing my face in the shower, I use a hot flannel but I suffer from broken capilaries in the winter - could this be because the flannel is too hot? (I really put quite a hot water to it) Thanks for the answer anyone..

  19. It really frustrating to see the Korean skincare trend ruined by sellers (Cultbeauty yes) picking drugstore brands and trying to sell it like it's the next big thing.

    There is so much better than Mizon...

    And 19£ ?????? I paid like 10$ for this cheap cleanser in Korea.

    1. Can't agree with you more. It makes me cringe. Cult beauty does a such a bad job at picking Korean brands. There are so many other brands that do a better job at a similar or a slightly higher price tag. These brands do not represent Korean beauty at all!