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Holy Moly – it’s Tony Moly! Face Mask Sheets Review

Hi readers and visitors! How has your weekend been going so far? Mine’s been pretty good however I’ve spent most of it at home, helping Dad with the ongoing kitchen renovations. It is almost done so I will have some more photos to share with you all soon! 🙂

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Have you tried any Tony Moly products? I had heard a little bit about them via other blogs but had not tried them myself. There is no Tony Moly store in my city (but there is a Face Shop store and that’s very popular! :)) but recently local store Morning Glory (which also sells cute plushies, hair accessories, stationery, and other things from Korea as well as some Chinese and Japanese stuff) started to stock Tony Moly products. So I decided to give some a try!

(Tony Moly is a Korean cosmetics and skin care brand. If you have not heard of them before you can visit their global site here which also includes TV commericals and other videos! They started out in 2006 and quickly became popular in Korea and neighbouring countries.)

I picked up two masks and will review each in turn….

Mask 1: Tony Moly Natural Pulp Essence Sheet Mask Super Q10

Price range: $2.50 AUD

Where can I get it? Tony Moly stores, online, and at other retailers (Morning Glory stocks them in Adelaide; they are likely to stock these in their other stores around Australia too!)

I was looking forward to trying this product as I had heard many positive things about the Tony Moly brand! When I opened it up the mask sheet was generously soaked in serum and had a light, pleasant fragrance. The mask sheet itself appeared to made of a very fine material and felt good on my skin.

Unfortunately, despite this mask being marketed as being able to “keeps the skin’s moisutre power all day long”, it did not have a moisturising effect on my skin. My skin actually felt somewhat dry immediately after I removed the mask and that feeling persisted until I applied my usual night cream.

As such I don’t think this mask performs well at all, particularly given that my skin is <30 years old and combination to oily. Someone with dry skin would certainly not get any benefit from it.

Beautiful rating: quality 1/5, value 1/5. To me it does not do what it markets itself as being able to do = very disappointed! 😦

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Mask 2: Tony Moly Essential Mask Sheet Pack Green Tea

Price range: $2.50 AUD

Where can I get it? Tony Moly stores, online, and at other retailers (e.g. Morning Glory).

Again, lots of serum and the mask itself had a nice light texture. The light fragrance was also nice but only slightly reminded me of green tea! This mask had a very refreshing effect on my skin whilst on, but as soon as I removed it my skin did not feel particularly moisturised. It didn’t feel dry, however, such as when using the Q10 one, which was a relief! 🙂

For my skin type (heading towards 30 and combination – slighly oily) this is a good mask to use in hot weather when wanting something refreshing which does not overly hydrate. It certainly won’t leave your skin feeling greasy!

Beautiful rating: quality 3/5, value 3/5. I found this mask to be much better suited to my skin, but still not particularly moisturising. Young skin (teens through to early 20s) and/or people with very oily skin are likely to really like this mask.

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I’m not sure at this stage if I will review any further Tony Moly products in the future, given the somewhat disappointing results! (Though the Green Tea one wasn’t too bad.) For those who use and/or have reviewed Tony Moly products, what are your favourite products in their range? What would you recommend I use from their range given my skin type?

Sayonara peeps! (I also have to fit in some Japanese study today; then I’m heading off for coffee with a friend. :))

theFACEshop cereal rice mask sheet

Well I promised I’d be doing a few posts, right? 😉

Before I forget, I want to let readers know that I have some more guy’s product reviews coming up soon. Just letting people know so that people don’t think I’ve forgotten about that aspect of the blog!

I’m a big fan of face mask sheets. (For those who haven’t seen or used them, they are usually a thin cotton sheet the size of your face with holes cut out for your eyes, lips etc and the sheet is soaked in serums and other goodies for your skin.) Why?

  • They’re efficient – simply whip them out of the packet and pop them on your face;
  • Less mess – after removing from your face usually you can simply throw the mask in the bin and pat excess serum/mask ingredients into your skin rather than having to fuss about washing the mask off;
  • You can usually buy several different types of sheet mask for the same price as one tube of multiple use facial mask pastes/lotions (good if you’re not sure what suits you!); and
  • They look cool! (Well, when I put them on I look like an alien but I think it’s funny ;))

I do, however, concede that they are not as environmentally friendly as masks that you use out of a tube or pot.

There are 3 sheet face masks that I’m a big fan of at the moment – one I’ll save for a future review, one is THEFACESHOP’s Vita B mask (they have been out of stock for aaaages at my local store :’-( ) and the third is the THEFACESHOP’s Cereal Rice Mask Sheet.

Below are some photos of the packaging for this product – both front and back – so that you can also get an idea of what the mask looks like (it’s a dark colour on the packaging but is actually white when you take it out of the packet):

Price range: these are approx. $4 AUD each however at my local THEFACESHOP outlet they currently have a “buy 3 get 1 free” promotion which makes it even better value!

Where can I get it? Exclusive to THEFACESHOP

This mask does not have any particular perfume or fragrance, which I liked (less likely to irritate the skin!). I found that the particular shape of these masks (see the image above – the shape is exactly like that!) is a little small in some places and a bit too big in others, but you can usually easily move it around or fold pieces of the mask out the way so it sits comfortably.

I’ve bought several of these masks (they are designed for 1 use only) and every time have found it to have a soothing and moisturising effect on my skin, without making my skin too oily. My face always feels both soft and nice and refreshed when I use this mask.

There are many different face mask sheets that you can get at THEFACESHOP and if you have a store in your area I recommend taking a look as the variety is quite interesting! In this particular range I noticed they also had a cherry and an acerola (what is that?!) variety, as well as several others.

I will keep buying this mask unless I find one I like better from THEFACESHOP or elsewhere. (I have a bit of a routine where I use a mask once a week – each week I rotate through the different ones I have so it provides my skin with some variety! :)) However, it’s best to get them when they are on sale (as I do!) because the cost can add up fast.

Beautiful rating: quality 5/5, value 4/5 (if paying full price; I’ve noticed another Korean brand, Tony Moly‘s sheet masks, are RRPing cheaper in Adelaide shops – haven’t tried that brand yet but I want to! 🙂 Has anyone else tried Tony Moly???)

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