Not just for breakfast: why you should include eggs in your beauty routine

Egg-cellent skincare. Sorry.

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by Jade Moscrop |
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The beauty industry is always looking for new and innovative ingredients to push the boat out and give us more gorgeous skin than ever before. Just look at CBD, hyaluronic acid, charcoal and even snail mucus (yep...) which have all popped up in recent years, hailed as the next big thing.

But what if we told you that one of the most effective beauty ingredients has been sat in your kitchen this whole time?

Egg beauty products

Not just a nutritional powerhouse loved by meal-prep junkies, eggs have been hailed in the beauty world for a long time via egg white face masks, known to tighten and clarify your pores, smooth skin and even reduce excess sebum production.

Eggs contain a protein called albumin, which when applied to the skin, helps improve the overall appearance, reduce redness and have a firming effect. Suitable for oily skin, large pores and ageing skin, egg skincare could be the missing link in your beauty regime. What's more, eggs also brilliant for conditioning dry hair - just ask anyone who's ever used an egg hair mask.

While putting raw egg on your skin is definitely an option (and is loved by some beauty buffs), it isn't always recommended due to the potential of bacteria and because, you know, it's food and not a specifically tested cosmetic product.

However, there are plenty of egg-tastic beauty products out there, largely thanks to the K-Beauty movement, that allow you to get all the benefits of eggs on your skin.

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Egg beauty products

Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream1 of 7

Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream

This face cream is perfect if you feel your skin is looking dull and lacklustre. It's a multi-use product, acting as a serum, priming moisturiser, eye cream, neck cream and sleeping mask. It smells amazing and leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated.

Too Cool for School Egg Remedy Hair Oil2 of 7

Too Cool for School Egg Remedy Hair Oil

If you have dry, damaged hair, you'll see an immediate difference when applying this egg hair oil. It'll leave your locks silky and soft and one bottle lasts for a long time, as you don't need to use too much product.

Elemis Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser3 of 7

Elemis Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser

Teamed with rose extract, vitamins E and F, this egg yolk-based cleanser helps to replenish moisture levels and revive tired-looking skin. Perfect for adding into your night time cleansing routine.

Too Cool for School Egg-Ssential Fluid4 of 7

Too Cool for School Egg-Ssential Fluid

Every beauty buff knows that a good toner is a cornerstone of great skin, and this one really delivers. Suitable for all skin types, it helps balance the skin, hydrate and strengthen the skin's barrier. Get ready to glow!

TONYMOLY Haeyo Mayo Hair Nutrition Mask5 of 7

TONYMOLY Haeyo Mayo Hair Nutrition Mask

Not only is the packaging on this product BRILLIANT, but its formula is impressive, too. Packed with vitamins and oils to nourish hair, it contains shea butter, macadamia seed oil and egg yolk extract for moisturised, shiny hair. It also smells INCRED.

Phytoelixir Intense Nutrition Subtil Oil6 of 7

Phytoelixir Intense Nutrition Subtil Oil

Described by one reviewer as a "miracle in a bottle", this award-winning product makes a difference from first use. It contains egg yolks, which are rich in vitamin E, along with camellia and karanja oil to deeply nourish hair. Simply apply on dry hair before shampooing, massage into the lengths and ends, leave it for ten minutes and rinse.

Too Cool for School Egg-Zyme Whipped Foam7 of 7

Too Cool for School Egg-Zyme Whipped Foam

This foaming cleanser is really effective, removing make-up gently without drying out skin. Perfect for dry skin (but also great for those with too much oil going on), a little goes a long way. Your skin will feel brighter and softer.

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