Hey, sweeties today’s post is on the Tony Moly “I’m Real” Skincare Line. This line especially caught my attention, because the main focus is on this particular line is being as close to natural as possible, with 7 to 9 ” free systems”: ( free of parabens, glycols, Talc, mineral oil, etc.) In addition, the concentration of natural ingredients range from 70% to 90 % which is amazing! (Considering that TonyMoly isn’t a au-naturel brand, per se.)
There are 3 steps to line : toner-lotion-cream, and this line appeals to people who prefer a simpler skincare routine. As for myself, I needed to transition from my oily skin care routine anyways, since it’s almost wintertime, and winters in the South-Eastern partof the USA can be harsh, especially on the skin ; – ;. Most people don’t realize this, but wintertime is one of the most damaging seasons for your skin. The extreme, blistering cold wind wreaks havok on the skin, making it more prone to sensitivity, irritation, fine lines, and even premature aging, because the winds suck the moisture of of skin. The key to combating dehydrated, winter skin is intense, proper hydration. I noticed that in my own skin, once the temperature dropped, the dryness, and breakouts along the apples of my cheeks ( that’s my main problem area), and even fine lines are emphasized : ‘(.
I’ve mentioned in my haul that I’ve tried every one of those samples (except the rice toner) , and I have to be honest, I loved the majority of their line, so I decided to purchase the full-sized version on the Seaweed Aqua Moisture Lotion, and the Avocado Rich Cream.
Here are the samples I’ve tried:
These samples are a collection over the span of a few months, and I decided to save these used samples, and review each one of them.
Least Favorite: I’m Real Aloe Soothing lotion
Description: “ Aloe soothing lotion to protect sensitive skin from irritation” Most of us know the benefits of aloe. it’s used to treat sunburn on the body, to soothe hot skin, etc. So the majority of the line involves natural, common ingredients that are well-known.
Texture: I apologize that I don’t have a picture, but the texture is viscous, meaning it’s a denser gel formula. It’s not too thick, although it takes a while to absorb into the skin, and is slightly sticky.
Scent: I know I’m the minority but I
hate the scent of aloe. * runs away* . I’m sorry but something about the scent of aloe is extremely off-putting, however it wasnt terribly bad in this particular lotion. Didn’t convert me into an “aloe-lover”, but I can tolerate it, at least.
Performance: The purpose behind this particular emulsion was one of the main reasons why I decided not to purchase a full-sized bottle. It wasn’t a terrible product in the slightest, ( no irritations or breakouts) I simply felt that it didn’t meet my primary skin issues. The only purpose of this emulsion was to soothe my “ocasionally sensitive” skin, and I need more of out an emulsion than “soothing sensitive skin”.
3rd place: I’m Real Lemon brightening Lotion
Description: Brightening Lemon to Promote Skin White and Radiant
Texture: The best way to describe the texture is almost like powdery toothpaste, It absorbs quickly into the skin, and it doesn’t provide imense hydration unlike the other emulsions.
Scent: It smells like lemons. . . duh lol ! not too over-powering as I do think these products are hypoallergenic
Performance: I don’t know if the camera picked it up, but this toner actually brightened my hands (and) face) and there was no white cast whatsoever 😀 However, since I only sampled this product once ( with the newest sample just arriving in the mail Saturday), I didn’t really have a good idea of how it would perform, and this toner is a tad drying. I might purchase a full-sized in the future.
Second Place: I’m Real Teatree Sebum Pore Lotion
Description: “Fresh tea tree that cares for oily sin and pore problems”
Scent: The best way to describe the scent of tea tree is that of a combo of floral and pine. It’s a strong scent in nature, but it’s not so strong that it overpowers the sensitivie of noses. I found the scent to be pleasant and relaxing
Texture: As you can see, the texture is less viscous, but it still holds its form. To put it in simple English, it’s best to be described as a gel with less body to it. It’s less hydrating than the seaweed, and the aloe, and doesn’t leave behind a sticky residue.
Performance: I don’t have huge pores to begin with, however I do notice that it did control excess sebum around my nose area, and it didn’t dry out my skin. I was that close to purchasing the full-sized version, but I decided not to, because I felt that my main skin issue was hyrdration.
Winner: TonyMoly I’m Real Seaweed Moisture Lotion
Description: “Moisturizing seaweed that supplies moisture to rough and dry skin”
Texture: the texture is the least vicious and milkiest out of the three emulsions. It absorbs into the skin the most quickly, as well.
Scent: I know this is an abstract description ( sorry), but when I think of costal scents, I think of crisp, floral notes that are distinctively different than floral notes in a garden.
Performance: I freaking love this emulsion! The primary reason why I purchased this particular emulsion, is due to the fact that it absorbs quickly, but provides the hydration that my skin desperately needs. ( I become as dry as the desert in the winter) lol. Generally speaking, hydration products like creams and emulsions tend to have a thicker consistency, and a slower absorbance rate, but this particular emulsion is the exception!
My Second Purchase: TonyMoly I’m real Avocado Rich Cream
Description: ” Avocado extracts forms moisture skin layers. This keeps your skin hydrated and shine.” Sorry for the engrish lol: ( Avacado extracts for moidturized skin layers. This keeps your skin hydrated, and shiny)
Texture: The dermatologist term is “emollient-rich creme” but the best way I would describe this cream would be a whipped-buttery mousse-like cream. It’s so dense and rich that when I gently press my finger into cream, it bounces up, slightly, which gives you an idea of how thick this creme is. Afterall, the avacado is nature’s “butter”.
Scent: The scent is pleasant and floral…like avacodo flowers? LOL. I get the essence of the avocado ( and if you’ve never smelled an actual avocado, it’s grassy, and more veggie-like, and raw), but I’m not bombarded with an unpleasant scent.
Performance: Well what can I say? I love this cream! Love is a strong word, but it’s the perfect word to describe this cream. Especially in the winter season, it’s a struggle to combat dry skin, but this cream provides moisture without being greasy or breaking out my skin. A little seriously goes a long way!
Overall, I really love this line, and here is the link to purchase if you’re interested.
Disclaimer: I puchese the line off of BeautynetKorea, but I don’t know wether they carry this products anymre,
Thank you for reading~