I’ve been dying to try this mask out ever since I received it in a swap from Chris at FiveZero. Every time I’ve gone to use it, I’ve been reminded that I didn’t have the photos taken of it ready to go so it’s been sadly placed back in my box of treats in favour of other things.
I’ve been desperate to try some bits from Tony Moly – I’ve heard such great things about the Korean brand and much of their product selection I’d consider to be the quintessential type of Asian cosmetics, cutesy and out of the ordinary packaging wise. The masks are available in the UK, although they’re not the easiest to find – they’re available off Cult Beauty priced at £6 each – and occasionally I’ve seen the Toly Moly Masks on the shelves at TK Maxx, but they don’t seem to be a product which are always stocked in them, as when I was trying to hunt down some others in there recently I couldn’t find any.
Over Christmas I finally photographed this and basically put it on my face immediately afterwards. After locating the instructions in English as initially the top half of the packet was all in Korean. The mask instructs to be left on for 20-30 minutes. The sheet itself is very thin and comfortable to wear and is that traditional proper fabric-y sheet texture rather than the ones which are more gel texture-esque.
The serum that floods this packet is much thinner than what I was used to, Initially when putting it on my face it was beginning to drip off onto my pyjamas. The scent of the mask was lemony and fresh, although it wasn’t overbearingly so where strong citrus scents begin to irritate the eyes. In the first 5 minutes or so the mask felt fresh and tingly, between 5 and 10 minutes the skin started to feel like a sightly annoying tingly itch – and then from ten minutes onwards it just felt cooling. I intended to leave this on for the full 30 minutes however at around 20 minutes it started to dry out and peel away from the skin.
I used this mask pre-makeup as a brightening pick me up after too many chocolates and over-indulging on glasses of wine (if there is such a thing) and my skin was looking a bit dull. This did a fantastic job of smoothing and resurfacing my skin, I’d been left with some teeny-tiny pimples and it helped minimise them to virtually nothing, and overall my skin did look brighter and makeup applied very nicely over the top.
Did I notice any long term effects or improvements over the next few days post use? No, but I do think this is a nice temporary pick me up treat for if you want to improve the radiance and texture of your skin for a special occassion.
I’m definitely wanting to try some more Tony Moly masks in future, I’m going to be keeping my eyes peeled in TK Maxx for some others, I’m particularly interested in the red wine mask and the avocado versions.
Have you tried Tony Moly Masks before?