Korean cosmetics have always fascinated me, however due to availability in the past never being that good, I have up until now never tried anything for myself. Therefore, when the opportunity arrived to sample a few products from Korean brand Tony Moly, I immediately said yes.
Tony Moly originates from South Korea; however the brand is slowly becoming much more widely available with its distinguishable cute packaging and products popping up in your local Selfridges store. The range isn't particularly huge, however there are several interesting looking products such as the Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream and the Magic Food Banana Milk...I mean, the latter almost sounds good enough to eat.
Having tried three products over the last few weeks I thought it was about time that this brand was highlighted on here because I absolutely love it. In terms of the beauty products I own I can honestly say that I have nothing quite like this. It feels fun to have something cute like this and to not feel like a seven year old, because unlike children's make up, the product inside, hidden away in the cute exterior is actually pretty darn good.
To kick things off I am introducing my favourite product out of the three being featured today. The Panda's Dream Hand Cream is infused with manuka honey and bamboo sprout extract, which I must say is an ingredient that I have never heard of before. Contained within the panda packaging, which of course is incredibly cute is a rich hand cream that instantly hydrates and soothes hands. In the past I have never really reached for a hand cream very often, which is a shame as I do suffer from dry skin on my hands which I believe is caused by the fact that I am quite prone to washing my hands excessively.
When I have finally reached for hand cream I have always opted for light weight creams so that I do not feel restricted for too long as nobody likes greasy hands. That being said, this cream isn't particularly light, in fact it is quite thick in comparison to so many that I have used. Despite this, I can honestly say that it sinks into my skin so quickly, leaving no trace of the product. My hands feel so soft and hydrated and really do look so much better since I have started using it. For such a typical, every day beauty product that we may take for granted, I truly do think that this is awesome and despite it being a little more expensive than I would like for a hand cream, retailing at £10.50 I know that I would definitely purchase this in the future.
Encased within the golden egg (never fear, you won't have to open this one under water...queue the Harry Potter reference) is a silky-smooth primer to help create a flawless canvas for your foundation. Whilst I don't think any primer will ever give you a flawless base, I do believe that this is right up there with some of the best that I have tried.
In terms of texture this is a solid primer which requires little manipulation to work around the skin. It is clear in colour once applied to the skin and it has a light, fresh lemon scent which I really like. It has a similar texture to Benefit Porefessional in my opinion, however it does feel smoother than that overall. Once applied I found that my make up sat upon this beautifully and it firmly stayed in place throughout my working day. I have to say that I was impressed, although it is worth mentioning that despite the young and chic packaging these products are not entirely budget friendly. For the price of £20.00 one would expect them to be decent. Overall I really did like this primer and I would happily consider purchasing this for myself in the future.
Seeing as I embark upon a little trip to Morocco at the end of March I will be wanting to ensure that I have plenty of SPF. Despite covering our face and body in the stuff come the sunny weather I know that I often forget about my lips, luckily for me this little cherry lip balm has SPF15 which is super handy. Whilst it is not the most hydrating lip balm that I have tried, it is fun and quirky and that I guess is the main attraction here. It has a soft cherry stain to the balm which is a nice little feature, especially if your lips are dry as that can make wearing lipstick quite difficult. In all honesty for the price of £9.50 I did expect more from this, however two out of three isn't bad and at least it will look quirky on my desk at work once I am back from holiday.
Have you tried Tony Moly?
*This post contains PR samples, for more please read my disclaimer.