Tony Moly is a mostly skincare Korean brand known for their fun, cute and quirky packaging. The ingredients for most of their products are kind of basic so I always kind of assumed it’s cute and basic stuff for teens (if you are thinking of giving some cute skincare gifts to teens, check out TonyMoly). Most Asian brands carry some form of face masks, eye masks and neck masks, but this is TonyMoly! So of course we also get random little fun things like smile line mask in shade of mustache, or pink cheek masks or black panda eye patch masks. …Since it’s the holiday season, might as well slurge for something fun.
I got them from kcollectionk.com and they sent me a free sheet mask without asking! But I didn’t get a freebie the second time I placed an order with them, so I guess it was just a new customer thing, oh well. The sheet mask will be reviewed separately, since I’m more interested in the fun ones! Do they actually do anything? or are they strictly for novelty purposes? let’s take a look then…..
TonyMoly Mr. Smile Patch
Description: It is a hydrogel mask that works on diminishing your smile lines. It contains berry, ebans and sesame seed extract. You tear open the package and apply the mask to clean face for 20-30 minutes then remove.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Alcohol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Prunus Semulata Flower Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Citrate, Allantoin, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragance
My take: The mustaches feels like firm jelly with some amount of liquid around it. There is no scent and once you manage to smooth it on, don’t laugh or smile or it will fall! It was thicker than I expected so it does attempt to slide down and it’s better if you lie down with it on. The mustaches starts to dry up and doesn’t really stick anymore after 20-30min. The area feels hydrated, but I don’t have smile lines and it’s more of a fun thing. Because it doesn’t really stay on, I would say to go for an actual smile line serum or such if that is your concern. However, for $2-3, this is not bad, perhaps a good mask for a girl’s night in or a mask party.
TonyMoly Red Cheeks Girl’s Patch
Description: These cheek masks are suppose to hydrate, refresh and sooth red cheeks. You open the package and apply to clean cheeks, leave on for 20-30 minutes then remove.
Ingredients: Water, glycerin, erythritol, butylene glycol, chondrus crispus, agar, ceratonia silica gum, rose centifolia flower extract, prunus serrulata flower extract, apricot extract, peach extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, cucumber extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, carrot extract, laminaria japonica extract, licorice root extract, ginger root extract, schizandra chinensis fruit extract, coptis chinensis root extract, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, chlorphenesin, CI 16185, fragrance.
My take: The cheek mask have the same texture as the mustache mask, firm jelly. But this smells like fruit punch and have a bit more liquid. Since cheeks have more of a contour, it is very difficult to make it stay on. Even if you are not smiling or laughing at the fact you’ve got two pink fruit jelly on your cheeks, it still slides down. Even when you are lying down, it is still sliding down. My cheeks were a bit more hydrated after taking them off, but no more than if I used a cool towel, or soaked two cotton pad in an alcohol-free hydrating toner. Yes it’s only $3 but because it doesn’t even stay on (unless you’ve got flat cheeks) I can’t even give it points for being a fun novelty thing. I say skip, and instead, peel a cotton pad in two or get two very thin ones, soak them in some rosewater, aloe vera juice or soothing toner of some sort and apply.
TonyMoly Panda’s Dream Eye Patch
Description: The under eye patch is designed to vitalize the skin around eyes that appear dark and dull due to various elements. Tear open and apply to the eye area. Leave on for 1-20 minutes and then remove.
Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene gycol, niacinamide, sorbitol, bambusa vulgaris water, bambusa vulgaris shoot extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, potato pulp extract, cucumber extract, erythritol, allantoin, trehalose, 1,2-hexanediol, carbomer, triethanolamine, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated castor oil, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, caprylhydroxamic acid, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, fragrance.
My take: The eye masks are thin black cotton cloth with plenty of clear serums like most face masks! There is a plastic thing between the two mask to keep them from folding or sticking to each other, and it is scentless. It is big enough to cover the whole eye area from brows to middle of nose to temple. The illustration show them with the cut on top, which you peel down and it dangles under your eyes without hindering your vision. For maximum benefit, if I don’t need to see or move around, I put it upside down with horizontal slit on the bottom (how I held it in the picture) so the cutout covers my eyelid. This way my eyelids also get hydrated, and it serves as a eye mask to cut out the light when napping! When I open my eyes I can look down enough to fumble around without bumping into things, so I can still get a drink of water or go to the bathroom.
When I put them on my eyes it did tingles a tiny bit, but it should be fine for sensitive skin/eyes. It feels like most face mask, a wet piece of cloth and very hydrating. I don’t have much of dark circle but when I took them off, my eyes felt hydrated and the bags are lessened. It did leave kind of a tacky/not smooth feeling behind so I would recommend using it at night instead of morning. It’s also got great ingredients. Aside from the normal moisturizing agent, it’s got bamboo extract/water (favorite of AmorePacific), aloe and cucumber for hydration. Potato slices are also a home remedy for dark circles and eye bags, so I’m glad to see they include it in the ingredients. It’s $1.50 on kcollectionk, it’s convenient and it works well, so I would definitely recommend giving it a try over other expensive eye masks.
Overall: So that’s it for the fun masks. The mustaches are definitely fun to use, as a gift or for a party since it’s just $3. I would not buy the cheek mask again since it’s inconvenient to use and using cotton pad + toner works better. The surprise is the panda eye mask. It is fun, since you can disguise yourself as a panda or pirate (plus a few more props). It is convenient, since you can peel down the eye cutout so it doesn’t hinder your daily activity, or flip it and leave the eye cutout on for a sleeping/napping eye mask while moisturizing your eyelids, too. Actually I just ordered 5 more of the panda eye patch, which works out to ~$10, basically 3 Starbucks coffee but less fattening and more fun. Enjoy! =)