Tonymoly ICE Aloe Soothing Cooler was purchased by Cosmeperks.
The thing that was intriguing about this product at first is that when they advertised it, it looked like a mist of some sort, but on the (poor quality) photos and video it looked like a foam. Also, they didn’t say exactly what it did, but you could see on the package that it lowers your skin temperature almost 10 Celsius degrees! Those who live in a humid and hot country like Korea (I miss Portugal in the summer, it’s just hot, not humid, so if you find shadow and you’re fine) need to find resources such as this. Because you can’t hide from the heat, the humidity makes sure it reaches everywhere!
So, I went to the store, grabbed one, and started studying it.
Soothes and moisturizes the skin, contains 9300ppm of Aloe leaf water, and lowers your skin’s temperature 9.8 Celsius degrees.
From the package: “The spray-type soothing gel cools off and soothes tired, sensitive skin. Ingredients such as Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water and Mentha Poperita (Peppermint) Extract effectively deliver a cooling feel to the skin.
Purified Water, Dimethyl Ether, Aloe Vera Leaf Water, Carrageenan Extract, Sugar Cane Extract, Sea Water, Peppermint Extract, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Potassium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Ethanol, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Perfume, Ci 19140, Ci 42090
How to use:
Spray on skin whenever it feels dry. Fully shake the container before use. This product is to be used on the body only, don’t use on your face.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic.
Tonymoly ICE Aloe Soothing Cooler Review:
When you go on the airplane and they tell you that you can’t even carry facial mist around with you, they’re not afraid of the normal mist, they’re afraid of this kind of spray bottle. Because they are pressurized and flammable! So, if you do purchase this I let you know beforehand you can’t take it on the airplane, and you can’t ship it through normal mail either. You have to purchase it on an authorized online retailer so that they will legally ship it to you.
Okay, with that in mind, let’s continue!
So, the information in English is really reduced, and that means I have to struggle to get information such as ingredients (which they kindly provide in Korean). But gladly for all of the AB lovers out there, that’s why Cosmeperks reviews are pretty awesome, they do make sure we have the ingredients listed!
The opening is pretty standard, in the ways of a common hair spray.
However, it is not a spray (did I say it was a spray? The brand said it was a spray!) it’s an “exit” like the one in the Etude House mousse cleanser. So, it’s more likely that this product is a mousse rather than a spray. Usually you can tell this kind of stuff even before you try the product, just by looking at the packaging (which is why I’m mentioning it, because as you know I have tried it already or I wouldn’t be writing this review – so I already know it’s a mousse and not a spray).
I am mentioning this because it’s important. This product is for cooling, which means you’ll use it mainly outside of the house. But it’s a really big package, so you either carry a big bottomless bag (sort of like Doraemon’s pocket, where everything fits but you can never find what you’re looking for) or you will have most of your bag space taken away.
Well, if you go out in the sun you should carry sun cream, and this is also a nice extra, and they are more important than carrying makeup – it’s all about making choices if your bag is small!
After you shake it..shake it…sha-shake it, you spray the size of a 2 euro coin (500 KRW coin, usually the biggest coin in your country, unless you have really big coins – let’s just say it should be around 2.5cm in diameter). Then, you should do it really fast because the bubbles start popping, which is such a funny feeling, spread the mousse on your body. And make sure it all absorbed!
The smell is medium when it comes to intensity. And it smells like *drumroll* perfume! There’s an after scent similar to an Aloe gel, but mainly it smells like perfume.
You might think, why was I spreading it on my leg? Because my arm is sensitive to the cold and it got red instantly (means it is indeed cold) but my legs aren’t that sensitive to the cold. Also, my legs react easily to alcohol, irritants, etc, so if this product had one-too-many, my hair follicle would have become red and swollen, and they would have hurt. I actually felt a burn when I put it – so I applied it again! It was nothing other than the temperature shock. It feels like putting really cold water straight out of the fridge!
This feeling of extreme cold lasts for not more than 10 seconds (on my wrists and fingers it lasted a little longer because they’re more sensitive) and then it changes to a very pleasant freshness. That freshness lasted me between 30 seconds to one minute, depending on the body part.
“Only 30 seconds to one minute?? What a waste” — Well, this actually is enough to lower your skin’s temperature! If you’re out in the heat you shouldn’t have such a temperature shock for too long either. Besides, if you want long lasting cooling during the summer there’s always the air conditioner?
I have used this bottle for a few days (you know, weekend walks, weekday errands) and came up with this chart of where it feels better and more effective.
Most of it is pretty self explanatory, and there are even text notes and all, but I really must stress the importance of the red part of the chart. Also, I really want to stress that putting cold on your wrists and inner arms are the quickest way to cool down your body.
I also want to say I apply this before reapplying the sun cream! Because (I know you need to hear my reason) of course the sun cream should be the last layer but also because this is mildly hydrating (not moisturizing as they said). It’s hydrating ability is similar to an Aloe mist, so it should get on your body before a thick layer of sun cream, no?
With that in mind, would you use this product?
I personally love it, since I always carry a big bag anyway it isn’t even that inconvenient. But to “go on dates” as Koreans always consider, only if you have a big sized bag, so it is a downside. I can’t say for sure it’s 9.8 degrees of difference in temperature, but it is a very big difference at first, and a very effective coolness afterwards.
So, my guess is I’ll drop my body mists and use this product instead! However I can tell you right away, if you don’t particularly care about body mists (or even aloe gel) to use during the day while on an outing, I know you won’t care for this one either.
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