You're probably wondering why I decided to try these sheet masks from TONYMOLY if I'm not really a fan of them. Tony Moly is a Korean beauty brand that has some really quirky products, most of which have achieved cult status over the last few years. I've had a huge number of TONYMOLY products in a couple of my online wishlists for well over a year now, including some of these sheet masks because they all have such fantastic reviews.
I've never gotten around to actually ordering any of the products I've been eyeing up until my local TK Maxx had some in stock. I ended up picking up a few products that looked interesting to try, including these sheet masks to see if they could change my mind.
Each of the masks in this range offers a main benefit, some of which are the same and some that are different. To get a good range of benefits, I opted for a pore care, brightening and clear skin mask, all of which are things that I want from face masks - I usually get all of them in one thanks to Lush's Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask.
As the masks are originally from Korea, most off the writing on them is in Korean. However, a sticker in English has been added and they have a simple illustration on the packaging that shows you how long you should keep the masks on for, which is between 20 and 30 minutes. I washed my face before use but didn't exfoliate as I wanted to see how smooth the masks made my skin.
As with all other sheet masks, these one seems to think that everyone has the same shape and size of face. My face is not perfectly round so trying to get the mask in place was not as easy as I'd hoped it would be. I had to move it around a lot and unpeel it from some areas to try and get it to cover as much skin as possible without getting in my eyes. Unfortunately, there were still sections that wrinkled or weren't covered, but it was obvious I wasn't going to get it perfect without ripping the mask. Then I just needed to let it do its thing.
I have to admit that being able to move my face more freely than with a clay mask was quite a nice experience and I didn't feel that weird cracking sensation you get when a traditional mask starts to dry. It also meant I was able to drink my coffee while the mask was working, which is a new experience for me.
Once the 30 minutes was up, all I had to do was peel it off and rub the serum that was left on my face into my skin. This process was a lot simpler when compared to clay masks, helping to save time so I could see these being a good option in the morning or when getting ready for a night out as they are so easy to use.
These masks also seemed to do more for my skin than other sheet masks I've tried previously. My face felt soft and clean, while the pores on my nose were tightened and the skin around my eyes felt firmer. However, my skin still felt like it needed a good scrub, so I think I might have gotten better results if I had exfoliated my face before using one.
While I'm not going to switch from traditional masks to sheet ones when I want to deep-clean my skin, I think I may stock up on more TONYMOLY I'm Real masks ready for when my face needs a bit of a pick-me-up. If you're already a fan of sheet masks, you definitely need to try these as they gave much better results than ones I've previously used and there are a lot of different ones to try. Plus, wearing a red wine mask while drinking red wine is always going to be a good way to spend an evening.