(This post was written for The Glosse Posse.)
During my visit to Nikaido Gifts in Steveston, BC, I found a miniature soap (15g) from Sweden near the cashier. It was egg white facial soap from Sweden, known as Lanolin-Ägg-Tvål by Victoria. Victoria Scandinavian Soap company was founded in 1905 although it did not begin producing soaps until 1914. It has held a Royal Warrant from the Swedish Court since 1924.
The egg white facial soap comes from the long tradition by Swedish women of homemade facial masks of glycerin, rose water, and egg whites. In addition to the above, this pink soap also contains lanolin. The soap is meant to cleanse the pores in order to bring out a radiant complexion.
Nikaido sold the 15g soaps for 99 cents and the 50g soaps for $4.95. Not wanting to fully commit to a new soap, I decided that 15g would be enough. It is very gentle and can be used in the mornings and evenings. I have found that this soap take a little longer to wash off because it feels as if there are fresh egg whites on my face. Once I no longer feel the slipperiness on my face, I know that my face is clean.
It is recommended that once you’ve lathered your face with the soap, gently massage your face before leaving the foam to dry for 5 minutes (or however long it takes to dry). It will feel no different than if you had egg whites on your face (though this soap saves you the time and mess of using an egg). Rinse your face with warm water, then with cold water. This allows your pores to open, remove the impurities, and close the pores. You’ll notice that your pores are smaller and your face ‘whiter’ (or lighter, brighter).
As mentioned above, this soap saves you the hassle of using fresh egg whites every day on your face. I am not sure how available these soaps are in different countries so you might have to contact the company for more information.