[Review] TonyMoly Intense Care Snail Hydro Gel Mask

TonyMoly Intense Care Snail Hydro Gel Mask Review:

I’ve been using tonymoly products for many years. My first ever Asian makeup product was in fact, a Tony Moly lip tint. In the past, I’ve used most of the other sheet masks that tonymoly is selling but until recently, I was never particularly interested in this snail hydrogel mask. Even though I don’t have a particularly small-shaped head, almost every sheet mask I try is too large to fit my face perfectly, which causes the mask to create creases which is not pleasant at all, in my opinion. Hydrogel masks have the best fit for most people, because of their gel-like texture. Since I’ve been seeing more and more people praising this mask, I thought I should do a small research on its ingredients and find out what is the ”magic” ingredient that this mask contains to be appealing to so many people. I quickly found out that it contains Snail Secretion Filtrate and centella asiatica extract that have great anti-aging properties and improve blood circulation but also ingredients like imperata cylindrica root extract and Paeonia suffruticosa extract that are excelent conditioning agents! That made me feel like I should really give this mask a try.

Claims:

This sheet mask is a source of vitality and hydration. It replenishes the skin with ample moisture to retrench its hydrating barrier.

Its ingredients provide the necessary nutrition the skin needs, while brightening and protecting against external damage. After using it, the skin becomes instantly boosted, firm and full of moisture.

Ingredients:

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Mineral Oil, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Cellulose Gum, Polyacrylate-13, Methylparaben, Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Euphorbia Supina Stem Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

Volume: 25g.

How to use:

  1. After washing your face, apply toner and then use the mask on your face by putting individually each of the two pieces.
  2. For each piece you have to take it out of the plastic container, correctly put it on your face, covered side facing outwards (be careful because it’s too sticky and therefore hard to move), and then remove the cover that is on top of it.
  3. Let it on your face for 20-30 minutes and after you take it off, gently dab the remaining essence on your face.

My skin type: acne prone combination, normal and dry.

TonyMoly Intense Care Snail Hydro Gel Mask Sheet Review:

As I previously mentioned, this mask got extremely high ratings from people that used it all around the world and it was, for my budget at least, expensive. That made me have great expectations for this particular mask. I actually kept it for a ”special” occasion and had it sitting in my stash for 9 months!

First of all, the packaging. It’s design is OK; nothing particularly attractive in it, other than the shiny effect. It looks just like I would normally expect a ”fancy” sheet mask to look like.

TonyMoly Intense Care Snail Hydro Gel Mask Sheet Review

When you open the package, the mask comes in two separate pieces that are both inside another plastic container, in order to not get tangled. As if two containers weren’t enough, the masks are also individually wrapped in some sort of plastic, probably in order to not get stuck together.

All these different layers of packaging, cause the mask pieces to not have absorbed enough essence, even though inside the (big) package there’s a large amount of it. The mask was way too sticky because of this and it was incredibly hard to place it on my face.

It is also very fragile; While trying to place it on my face, several times few tiny pieces got inside my nails and a few holes were also created. That didn’t interfere with the mask’s effects but still, who would want a mask that’s meant to be on your face, in your nails.

Now for the main part. The mask feels very light, to be exact, it’s way too light. You can’t feel the mask on your face while it doesn’t stay in place. Mine literally fell down without me realizing it until it was on the floor.. It was pretty uncomfortable to wear because it made my face feel warmer. When I took it off it felt like my face could breathe again.

Immediately after I took it off, there wasn’t any difference at all. Everything was the exact same, literally no difference. My face didn’t feel any different at all either. As I said, I really expected to take this mask off and look like a different person but this mask let me down. Or so I thought.

Not all masks work immediately, this one apparently really needed its time. For the whole day after I used this mask my face remained dull but on the next morning, after I slept, my face looked unbelievably clear; I had very little redness and no bumps at all!

This could be because of pretty much anything but to be 100% honest, I only slept for 5 hours, did my usual PM routine and for that whole day I really (really) ate unhealthy, sugar-filled food. The only reason I can think this happened is this mask.

I wouldn’t say this mask was great, since its effects weren’t immediate but after I gave it time, it was amazing. I probably won’t buy another one because of its price; and I wouldn’t really recommend it. Wearing this mask wasn’t fun like most sheet masks and honestly, you can get the same results from many cheaper sheet masks, I’d recommend trying the welcos jeju sheet masks instead.

Where to buy:

Amazon Prime | eBay


Have you tried TonyMoly Intense Care Snail Hydro Gel Mask?

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