Thursday, April 4, 2013

Review: Tony Moly "Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack"

Hello, readers! I know it's been a while since I've last updated but things have been a little hectic since last weekend. Not that I'm complaining--it's the good kind of hectic. I spent the weekend in Las Vegas with some girl friends and as expected, when traveling to a place like Vegas with a bunch of girls, I had a blast. 

What didn't have a blast was my skin after my trip. My skin took a bit of a beating over the past weekend from the dry desert weather, lack of sleep and the dreaded time of the month. I have relatively normal skin but it's been red and uneven this entire week, with the occasional pimple popping up in the most conspicuous of places. 

However, when the occasion rises, I always happen to have my trusty Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack from Tony Moly. This product is seriously a lifesaver for when my skin is acting up and I need to tell it, "Yo, calm down!" Sorry, that was lame. 


The packing is so cute, isn't it?! It looks just like a perfect tomato that's good enough to eat! 

Product Information 

According to the Tony Moly Global website, the tomato solution found in this product "delivers instant brightening, massaging and skin clearing mask effects".

  • Tomato extract/solution antioxidant detox properties to clear skin 
  • Lemon extract accelerates collagen synthesis, whitening, antioxidants, astringents
  • Baicha extracts less irritation to skin with whitening property 
  • Houstonia extract is known as a mysterious herb with 10 kinds of properties of anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, antiallergenic, whitening, activating term over to provide clear skin tone. 
Directions 

"After cleansing, apply on towel-dried face and gently massage for about 1 to 2 min. After massaging, leave it on your face for 5 to 10 min. Rinse out with lukewarm water and pat with towel. Use 2 to 3 times per week or use everyday as needed."



When opened, you can see that the product arrives with a small spoon for scooping up the product, mostly for sanitary purposes. 


The item comes with a sufficient amount of product that should probably last you around four to five months if you use this a few times per week. I use this about twice a week for when I need to calm my skin down or for when I need to go out somewhere and I don't feel like wearing face makeup. Yes, it's that good. More on that later.


The texture is sort of cool, creamy and smooth with the consistency of non-sticky glue. Or perhaps like sunscreen without the oily properties. It feels very cool and comfortable upon application; it's almost like food and nourishment for the skin. 


So here is a before of my skin. Since this is an up close picture, you can clearly see the tired redness and discoloration scattered across my cheek. It doesn't look that obvious when you're looking at me normally and not with a magnified glass, but it's still pretty obvious that my skin looks dull and tired. 


This is how the product looks applied to the skin after around the ten minute mark. When first applied, it's more goopy and smooth but after it absorbs a little, it clings to the skin and feels more like a clay mask without the feeling of tightness. 

Some other reviewers of this product experienced burning or stinging sensations to their skin when first applied. I did feel some minor stinging around the sides of my nose, since it was already peeling that day. I believe that this is mostly based on experience but you may want to be careful around areas that are already irritated.


After ten minutes, I splashed my face with cold water multiple times until all the product came off. It takes a few splashes and you really don't want to rub it off, since you'll just end up spreading goop across your face instead of getting it off. The splashing of the face with running water does the trick and  when you get towards smaller areas with remaining product, then you can rub it off. 

As you can see, my skin looks smoother, brighter and whiter than before. It didn't take away all of the redness, particularly around my nose but it did yield some significant results, albiet, temporarily. The downside to this product is that the results are indeed temporary and you're not going to magically get bright, whitened skin with constant use. I try to think of this as a face mask primer instead that works a little magic. But like Cinderella and her fairy godmother, all magic doesn't last forever.

Pros 
  • Delivers what it promises to do: whiten, brighten and smooth skin 
  • Smells fragrant, clean and refreshing 
  • Smooth, lotion-like consistency that's gentle and comforting to the touch  
  • Skin becomes clear and smooth--you can your face makeup right afterwards for a radiant finish or you can go barefaced if you feel comfortable enough
  • Adorable and durable packaging
Cons
  • Effects are temporary and only last for a few hours
  • Product can possibly cause some irritation to certain areas of the face 
Rating: 4 


Tomatoes have always had a great reputation for being good for your skin. Yogurt, oatmeal and papaya  have also been reputated to provide great nourishment for the skin when applied topically. It's no surprise that in Korea, the quality of skincare takes it up a notch from the skincare found in the US. You really will find all kinds of products using interesting ingredients advertised to transform your skin.  Some of them as simple as tomatoes, grapes or bananas while others can be a little more unusual--snail secretion has been all the rage last time I was there. Some products are just gimmicks, while others do deliver what they promise, such as this one I've reviewed here. 

Let me know what you think of this product. Do you have any particular face masks or go-to skincare products that you use when your skin is crying out for a little rest and recuperation? What other whitening and brightening products have you tried? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

With love, Tiffany




31 comments:

  1. I also use this one, I really love it! It leaves my skin bright and soft ^_^
    Thanks for the review anyway~~

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    1. Haha no problem, thank you for reading! <3 I love how this product is so soothing too!

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    1. Elaine! <3 <3 Thanks for stopping by, you're so lucky you got to go to NY, hope to read about it in your blog! :D

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  3. I've been wanting to try this!

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    1. Haha you should! It's priced pretty well too, so I think it's well worth it :)

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  4. Hey I just found your blog and followed you! I also nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check out my page for all the rules and details about the award :)

    x

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    1. Awww thank you so much Nhi! Yayy I've been hoping to get nominated! You are awesome, I have followed you back as well <3 <3

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  5. Nifty cute little pacakaging! I'm a sucker for that kinda stuff. It looks like it really works :) thanks for sharing~

    Joyce @ carouselstreet.com

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    1. Ahaha it's seriously adorable, definitely ups the cuteness in a bedroom or bathroom. No problem, thank you for stopping by! :D

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  6. This actually looks ubber cute! And the result is pretty fascinating <3 But the packaging is super love XD Oh and Tiff I just nominated you for Liebster award check it out ^^ http://www.misaraisu.com/2013/04/liebster-award.html

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    1. Awww Misa, thank you so much! hahaha I've already been nominated and I was going to nominate you too but I guess no tagbacks now haha I do appreciate it though, I will be answering your questions in my upcoming entry as well! <3

      And yes, the packaging is so nice, Tony Moly products are seriously the best Korean products when it comes to skincare ^0^

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  7. Hi there just nominated your for the Liebster Award!

    http://chocolatedemon-chan.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yayy, you are awesome! Thank you so much Tianisha! Thank you for stopping by and following, I've followed you back as well, always glad to make a new blogger friend :D

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  8. hey you! lol dang all these nominations going around. haha.

    well i nominated your blog as well!!
    you can see it in my latest blog post :)
    http://xliciousgirl.com/2013/04/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    - sarah -
    www.xliciousgirl.com

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    1. lololol omgoshh hahaha yayyy thank you Sarah, I didn't expect to be nominated for that award so soon! I will definitely work on that entry in the next couple of weeks or so, since I just finished filling out the Liebster award entry :D

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  9. Hey gorgeous, I've just got this product sample and I haven't tried it out. Too scared I might break out. Reading your review just boost my confidence to try it out. Great blog + following you ! Thanks for sharing ^_^

    - Alexa Sheryl -
    http://yourgirlalexa.blogspot.com/

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    1. Awww haha you're the one who's gorgeous! Yeah don't worry, I don't think you'll break out unless you're somehow allergic to the ingredients. And the product is rather soothing anyways so I'm sure you'll like it. Thank you for following, following back! <3

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  10. Thanks for the review ! you look gorgeous btw !
    I followed your blog :) it would mean a lot if you could follow me ^^
    Hope we could get along ! <3

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    1. Ahhh thank you haha you are gorgeous as well! Thank you for following me, of course I'll follow back! Loving your blog <3

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  11. Thanks for the review! I've just bought this product online, can't wait for the delivery!! ^_^
    So... Do you think it's better to use it in the morning before makeup?

    I have another question (because you seem to know many things about TonyMoly or asian poduct ;> )
    Do you know any product who can bright up the skin and remove solar spots from the face?

    Thanks!

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    1. No problem! Yes, it's definitely better to use in the morning before makeup. Since the whitening and brightening results are only temporary, it's best to use this when you're going to go out :D

      As for something that can brighten up skin and remove spots in the long term, instead of using Asian products, I highly recommend Likas Papaya Soap. It's a soap from the Phillipines and it's amazing! You can find it on eBay or Amazon for pretty cheap. It will help brighten and whiten your skin and fade acne scars and uneven spots on your face. Use it with a whitening toner and serum at night and you should see results. I use the Tony Moly Floria Whitening Line and it keeps my skin bright and clear. Hope this helps! <3

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  12. Thanks for the advices! ;)

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  13. The tomato magic white mask seems awesome.
    beauty bar

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  14. Thanks for the review!!! ;)
    I scarped your work at my FB page! ♡♡


    https://www.facebook.com/hotdeals.korea

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    1. No problem, glad you liked it! haha thank you for sharing :D

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  15. I was deciding whether to put this product into my shopping cart a minute ago... after reading your review I'm further confirmed to throw TWO into the cart.
    Well, not really. Let's stick with one first lol.

    Thanks for your detailed and convincing review Tiffany!
    following you unconditionally.


    Nineteen&
    www.19and.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww hahah I'm glad you decided to give it a try after reading my review! haha I'm sure you'll like it that you'll get a second one after finishing it up! :D And thank you so much for following me, I like your blog so I'm following you anyways :)

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  16. Hey, Tiffany! Great review you got here. Right on time when I was on the middle of shopping spree when a friend of mine recommended this, I read your review and decided to go with it. After trying it out, indeed it's awesome. Thanks!

    BTW, I followed your blog. Keep up posting great stuffs!

    xx, Mira

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  17. where did you get this product?

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    1. A friend got it for me when she took a trip to Asia :)

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