Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Quickie Review: Tony Moly Skin Soothing Tea Tree Mask Sheet

Hi, everyone! As I've likely mentioned before, I love a good sheet mask. They feel ultra refreshing and pampering, the effects are usually pretty instant, and they make you look like a creepy alien/serial killer. Cheers to improving your skin while freaking out your boyfriend! While sheet masks are ubiquitous in the beauty market these days, they originated from Korean beauty traditions and it seems to be the Korean brands that still do them best. Tony Moly is a Korean-based line that has been steadily nestling into the North American market lately. The brand's popularity makes a lot of sense- K-Beauty is having a serious moment, the prices are reasonable, and the packaging is beyond adorable! While I was tempted by the precious panda-laden hand creams and bunny-shaped face mists, it was the I'm Real Skin Soothing Tea Tree Mask Sheet that I decided to try first. 


Tony Moly offers a full range of Mask Sheets targeting a variety of skin care concerns from dullness, to breakouts, to uneven tone. I opted for the Skin Soothing Tea Tree variety because it sounded like the ultimate treat for my acne-prone sensitive skin. I know that tea tree is fab for breakouts and whenever I find an acne treatment that also claims to be soothing, I'm totally on board! 

Each of the Mask Sheets comes in a large, uniquely-shaped packet with the mask's name and a cute cartoon of the featured ingredient inside. 


The majority of detail on the packaging is in Korean, but the ingredient list reveals that the mask includes glycerin, tea tree, banana leaf, and anise. It is notably paraben-free as well as free from alcohol, which is a must in any product I choose for my sensitive skin. Online descriptions outline that this mask is designed to soothe the skin, calm redness, and restore balance. 



As you can see, the mask wasn't a perfect fit on my face, but it did have seams along the cheeks and chin to make it more customizable and it did adhere well. It felt cooling, fresh, and soothing on the skin and I looked properly creepy, which was a bonus! I left the mask on for about 30 minutes, as was recommended, then gently peeled it off. Upon removing the mask, my skin looked bright and plump and was still quite saturated with excess serum from the fabric. I massaged the rest of the serum into my face, which was an enjoyable final pampering step. 


We already know that I love the packaging, that it felt soothing to wear, and that I enjoyed looking spooky for half an hour, but how did the mask perform? Super well! Not only did this mask leave my skin glowing without any irritation, I experienced a significant reduction in redness by the following morning. My skin looked more calm and my breakouts were less angry. Both exciting things to wake up to! So would I buy this mask again? Heck, yes! At $5 CAD for a single mask, it's not the cheapest out there, but given the results I experienced, I think this is a reasonable price to pay. If it makes my cranky skin happy, I'm on board!

Have you ever used a sheet mask? Any favourites? Have you tried anything from Tony Moly?

Have a wonderful day!

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33 comments:

  1. I haven't tried any Tony Moly products or many sheet masks either but I need to try some! Will keep my eye out for some hydrating ones & give them a go! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. You should! I've heard great things about the entire Tony Moly sheet mask range :)

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  2. I always see these sheet masks in a local store and am tempted to try them! I have a few other sheet masks though and I always forget to use them...I always feel weird with them on!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. I find that they look weird, but feel so pampering! I have fun scaring my boyfriend and cat while wearing them ;)

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  3. Love sheet masks! I typically grab a couple at Sephora whenever I am there - but I'll have to check this out. The creepy factor is an added bonus lol

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    1. Heehee, it is a bonus! Tony Moly is so worth checking out if you like sheet masks :)

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  4. love the packaging of the mask! Tea tree is definitely one of my favorite types of masks to use, so this one would be perfect for those lazy days. I love that there are so many options for sheet masks these days :B

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    1. If you love tea tree and sheet masks, this is definitely a fantastic one to try :)

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  5. This is the first time I've heard about this mask, but since I'm a mask sucker I definitely need to try this one out. Great review! I really enjoyed the post. Hope you have an amazing day! xx

    Ale | www.alemint.net

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    1. If you love a good face mask, this is definitely worth a try! Hope you have an amazing day too! xo

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  6. Hah, great minds think alike, I also posted a mask review today. A video, actually. Good to hear you loved this mask so much!

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    1. I watched it- it was super helpful!! You should definitely try the Tony Moly masks- they're fab :)

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  7. Awesome! Literally enjoyed this post.


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  8. I have a red sheet mask by Tony Moly laying around that I should really use! I also just got a new haul delivered with a few Broccoli Sheet Masks by TheFaceShop. I really LOVE those - make my skin glow! So if your cranky skin ever feels like glowing.. I can recommend :)

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    1. I've used Broccoli sheet masks from My Beauty Diary and really liked them! Can't wait to try more from Tony Moly :)

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  9. Definitely going to have to try this mask!

    XO
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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    1. You should! Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  10. I actually haven't tried these types of masks, I do hear many positive reviews so I definitely should try it out soon! xx

    www.adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You definitely should! They're so fun to use and effective too :)

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  11. I LOVE these masks! They are seriously amazing! I tried the aloe one and I instantly loved it! I love that you can massage the serum into your skin as well! My skin thanks me for these as well!:)

    Shannon Sage

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    1. Ooh, I'll have to try that one next! My skin loves aloe and always needs more moisture in wintertime!

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  12. I have seen some Korean products here for years and I never tried one, but lately internet is full of good reviews.I should try some of this, but I didnt, high price is the reason. On the other hand Nivea and Gariner masks are showed as complete waste of money. I like how you explain it. Maybe we could follow each other.


    Overpowered

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    1. Tony Moly products are pretty affordable, so they'd be a great place to start if you're wanting to try Korean skin care! :)

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  13. I use lots of THEFACESHOP sheet masks but never Tony Moly but good to know that you like it! I'm heading back to Malaysia end of this month and I'm planning to stock up on Asian skincare which is much cheaper there.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. If Tony Moly is easy and cheap to get there, totally stock up! I like the Face Shop masks I've tried, but I think I liked this Tony Moly one even more!

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  14. My skin love Tea Tree and I've been meaning to try Tony Moly for a while - will have to check this one out :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Definitely worth checking out, then! Really made a difference in my skin :)

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  15. This looks cool actually haha! I used to use tea tree for my spots but haven't for a while - i've never tried anything from Tony Moly but I've seen it stocked in urban outfitters before, will have to have a look!

    sophee.co.uk

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    1. Tony Moly is so worth a try! Pretty affordable and the packaging is adorable :)

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  16. I haven't tried TonyMoly mask yet, there's too many selection haha not too easy to choose ~ I did tried a few Korean and Japanese brand of mask in the past and my favourite brand is Pure Smile ^-^

    Kay ♡ http://kayxcake.blogspot.co.nz

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