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!