Tony Moly – so cute, but worth the hype?

Tony Moly is probably one of the cutest brands that I have come across, I just love their packaging. They are a key Korean Beauty brand, launching back in 2006 to produce a range of innovative and unique skincare.

They’ve grown to be quite a household name, but I’m going to be talking about my experiences and whether I think the products (that I have tried) have been worth the hype?

Tony Moly products I have tried:

I’m Aloe Mask Sheet

Purchase here for £4.50

I had a pretty positive experience with this sheet mask, I found it very hydrating and moisturising, and it was great for softening dry patches during winter. I did suffer a couple of pink patches on my face after using this mask, but luckily they cleared up quickly and so wasn’t much of an issue. This mask was nice don’t get me wrong, but I think £4.50 is a little steep, as it doesn’t completely blow me away! I have reviewed this on my Instagram here.

Is it worth the hype? Not really, it’s just a basic hydrating sheet mask, and I can get ones that do the same thing for half the price. I am however, super interested in trying their ‘I’m Red Wine’ sheet mask.

Tako Pore Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++

Purchase here for £8.12-£8.54 [enter ‘BETHSPARKLE’ at checkout for money off]

I normally use SPF in a liquid format, so at first I really struggled to know how much product to use and if it was enough. Once I got the hang of it, I actually found it to be really effective as a stick, as you definitely had a lost less waste, since there was no issue of accidentally squeezing too much out. The product applies easily, feels light under makeup and absorbs really well into the skin.

Is it worth the hype? Yes it is. Cute, compact and protective.

Moisture Boost Cooling Algae Eye Serum

I got mine from TK Maxx, but I’ve found it here to purchase for £12.82

I really have a love/hate relationships with eye creams, they either feel really nice around my eyes or irritate the heck out of me straight away. This one didn’t quite sit right with me at first, but after a few uses it felt absolutely fine. It felt very cooling and my under eye area did feel moisturised after use, it does say that it can add elasticity but I didn’t notice any of this.

Is it worth the hype? Yes I think it is, if you’re looking for a light eye cream that is cooling and moisturising. I would say no it isn’t worth the hype, if you’re looking for an eye cream to target a specific under eye problem.

Panda’s Dream, Rose Hyaluronic Face Cream

I got mine from TK Maxx, but I’ve found it here to purchase for £10.78

This is such a light and hydrating moisturiser, I’m just annoyed I got it close to winter as I’d say this is perfect for summer! My only real problem with this, is that the rose scent is too strong for me, I don’t mind a slight rose scent just not one as much as this. But on with the positives, this cream does absorb really quickly, it doesn’t feel heavy and it also doesn’t leave me feeling greasy, and along with being a hydrating cream, it’s also contains anti-inflammatory properties which I love!

Is it worth the hype? Yes it is, even with the scent, I think it will become a staple in my summertime skincare.

Tako Pore One Shot Nose Pack

Purchase here for £3.50

What a fantastic mask this was, a pore mask that actually worked – how can I not love it? It did exactly what it said on the packet, as all the gunk, impurities and dirt were removed by the mask. I was really impressed – I still am to be fair, my nose felt a lot smoother and I noticed that my makeup sat better on it the next day for work. I have reviewed this (and showed what was removed) on my Instagram here.

Is it worth the hype? Yes! Probably one of the only nose pore masks I’ve tried that actually worked!

Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm

I got mine from TK Maxx, but I’ve found it here to purchase for £15

Did I buy this product simply because it was shaped as an egg and I was curious? Absolutely – 100%. Was it a waste of money? No not really. I’ve actually really enjoyed using this product as a primer, I wouldn’t say it was favourite primer but it does the job. It does help to create a smooth base for my makeup, however I don’t find it to be very moisturising (even though it is described as a moisturising primer).

Is it worth the hype? 50/50. As a matte primer, yes, it creates a great base for the day. As a moisturising product, no, I didn’t notice any of these benefits.


Overall…are they worth the hype? Yes, I think they are! They have some products that really shine above others, and have made a positive difference to my skin. (I really loved the pore nose pack!) Now not ever product worked for me, but you always find that with a brand, there’s always going to be some products you enjoy more than others (and the cute packaging is just a bonus!). So yes, they are worth the hype and I can see why they’ve become such a well know, trusted and popular brand!

Tony Moly Products I’d like to try next:

  • Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist 60ml – Oil Controlling Face Mist
  • I’m Red Wine Sheet Mask – Pore Care
  • Tako Pore Blackhead Scrub Stick
  • Tako Pore Sebum Control Gel Cream

Thanks for joining me in my Tony Moly journey, I would love to know your thoughts on the brand too!

Let’s Sparkle Everyday,

Beth xox

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