I’ve been an avid anime fan since Heidi first played on Portuguese television, and was aware of what Japanese animation was. That was so many years ago! Of course, as a fan, I also fell for Pokemon when the time came. And for someone who fell for Asian beauty (and this part I’m sure you understand) I saw the new collection and simply had to have it! I bought all the products I wanted as they came out, but for some reason I missed this one! I just happened to be walking by on some-day-afternoon and saw this Tonymoly Buried Digda Peel Off Pack (imagine how shocked I was), of course I bought it on impulse. At first look it seems like the black masks going around the internet, the ones who peel off your black pores. And reading the description it clearly says it cleans the pores. So yay! I got it and let’s start! This was literally the first time I used a peel off pack, so I’ll walk you through it.
- Remove sebum from pores and clean deeply.
- Include kill sebum complex.
- Eliminates the dead skin cells and cleans the impurities of the skin and the pores.
The ingredients were written only in Korean and there was no place online naming them in English, so I had to translate them. I know for a fact they are right, but there might be some typos, and I apologize for that.
Purified Water, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Ethanol, Methylpropanediol, Peg-32, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Centella Asiatica Extract, Fig Fruit Extract, Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract, Brown Algae Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Argan Kernel Oil, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Isoceteth-20, Xanthan Gum, 1,2 Hexanediol, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Squalane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polygliceryl-10 Stearate, Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Shea Butter, Stearic Acid, Polygliceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Fructooligosaccharides, Lecithin, Beta Glucan, Charcoal Powder, Volcanic Ash, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide Np, Disodium Steroyl Glutamate, Perfume, Phenoxyethanol, Ci 77491,ci 77499, Ci 77492
How to use:
- After washing the face, apply a thin layer to the entire face, avoiding the eye and lip area.
- Leave to dry for 10 to 15 minutes. It should be completely dry by then, if not it should be completely dry before you peel it off.
- Then, remove the pack starting from the bottom part and working upward.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, and a lot of black pores.
Tonymoly Buried Digda Peel Off Pack Review:
Honestly, I had really high expectations for this product. After that fever of the black peel off masks that would remove all the dirt from your black pores was flooding all over the internet, I thought this would be a brown version of it. Of course I knew that, for half the price of the ones on the internet, it wouldn’t be as good. But I still hoped it would do half the job of those.
So, instead of trying it on my big but not-that-dirty pores, I decided to try it on someone with really tremendously bad and dirty ones. Not that he doesn’t wash his face, he does – two to three times a day, it’s just the air conditioning on his workplace every day, and his oily T zone together that make him produce a big amount of pore dirt. Anyway, at the same time I did it on myself, so that I can describe the feeling properly. Just the images are not of my face, are of our guest’s.
This is what we will be working with. The pores are not too big but they do have a lot of visible dirt to remove. Of course, before starting you should wash your face with the best pore cleanser you have around, and so we did it.
The Pokemon seal of approval, I wanted to show it just because it is adorable.
Peel off the protective vinyl there.
It looks like a chocolate mask, to be perfectly honest! The smell is nice, fresh, but not too aggressive, especially when compared to other masks of the type (dry on and then peel off masks).
Spreading the paste is actually easier than I thought it would be. You can spread it until it’s almost transparent! But don’t, it’s not supposed to be transparent at all. Apply a light but not see through layer of the paste.
Since he was afraid it would hurt a lot, I removed the part on the nose drills fold with the flat end of a toothpick.
When it dries the texture becomes completely flat, and shiny. And, of course, you can feel it while it’s wet, and when in doubt you can just fan yourself to check! If you think it’s not completely dry, then it’s definitely not completely dry and you should wait a little longer to remove it.
After removing it, I could still see most of the pore impurities that didn’t come out with the face cleanser. I do also notice, however, his skin texture (other than the pores) being more refined, softer, flatter, and shinier!
So, analyzing the results… I marked with yellow dots the pore dirt it actually removed. It doesn’t remove much. That’s a little disappointing. But it does reach all the folds of the skin and it looks and feels like it removes the top layer of dead cells.
According to my high expectations, it was under-performing. Half of the Tony Moly products I’ve tried are like that, actually.
In this case, I wouldn’t use it as a pore cleansing mask. But it is quite good as a skin texture refining mask. I’m not sure yet if I will repurchase it, but I will definitely use it until the end for skin refining purposes. So, although it is not a waste, for that you can find cheaper alternatives – but they smell stronger and are a little rougher on the skin.
For black pore removing purposes, you might want to try the 3 step packs that come with this mask instead.
Where to buy:
Have you tried Tonymoly Buried Digda Peel Off Pack?
Do share your thoughts in comments 🙂