Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tony Moly I'm Real Tea Tree Mask Sheet


Hello dolls! Today's mask is from my AB bae, TonyMoly

I got this from Amazon in a pack of 11 different varieties for about $17 (it's cheaper now on there so go run and buy some!! XD), which works out to about $1.54 for the individual mask. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, surely you know by now now much I lurve TonyMoly masks...and TM in general XD
Well, yahhhh
I chose this one because I was having a forehead breakout (again -__-) and knew that tea tree would do the trick. I've used tea tree masks in the past... and I also keep the essential oil on hand for spot treatments. I prefer to use a 50/50 blend of tea tree and lavender... it smells better, and it works better than tea tree on its own IMHO.
XD
Alright, so tea tree--what's the big deal, you might be asking... Sephora put it so nicely in their product description:
Known as an effective, natural anti-inflammatory agent, green tea leaf extracts are rich in antioxidants which protect skin from harmful environmental factors and soothes tired, fatigued skin, irritated skin. It is further enriched with lemon, rosemary, thyme, and jasmine extracts to soothe and balance skin. Each mask features a three-layer cotton sheet for better absorption and deeper penetration of essence.
WOW I didn't even know about those other botanical ingredients (I didn't look it up initially because: lazy XD) Tea tree is widely known for being excellent for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and black/whitehead clearing properties. You can find it in a lot of skincare products (yes, even Western ones haha). It just works, meng.

 Speaking of, let's take a peek at the ingredients, shall we?
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Glycereth-26, Panthenol Bis-Ethoxydiglycol Succinate, Allantoin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Tromethamine, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil.
Hmm, I don't see any of the other botanicals Sephora claimed was in it...interesting. There is however anise (which we know is a good antiseptic agent), plantain extract (!)[Musa Sapientum; it apparently has an antibacterial effect], and Portulaca Oleracea Extract (which also has anti-inflammatory properties... I see this ingredient in masks a lot). 

Notice that (although tea tree is listed towards the end of the ingredients list), there are two instances of it in the mask: the extract itself and the oil. How interesting is that?? I wonder why they did it like that.... and if it helps its potency (if at all...).
Seriously though... why??
Anyway...let's get on to the review, shall we??

TL;DR

Mask 411: Thin, slitty mask dripping with essence, smells surprisingly nice
Mask fit: standard not-right fit.
Did it work as advertised? Yes!
Overall rating? Awesome mask :D

Mask Details: This mask was thin but easy (for a thin mask) to peel apart and soaked with essence. There was a lil bit left in the package...it was put to good use ;) I expected it to have a sort of medicinal smell (tea tree smells like some sort of weird medicine, and some tea tree masks I've used smell a bit like it), but it smelled nice and fresh, like most of the other masks in this line that I've tried. This makes me happy; I don't really like the way tea tree smells, all the good it does be damned XD

Mask Fit: Like the other TM masks I've tried, this had a standard not-quite-right fit that didn't cover my whole face. It stopped short about 1/2 in from my ears :/ It settled on my face nicely and stayed put until it started to dry out, It has slits, too. Fucking slits.
They are soooo fucking annoying -___-
First Impression: I love TM masks (did I mention that?!? XD)....they always feel great on my face! Like its sister masks, this one stayed nice and wet (heh) a long time. I took it off after 45 minutes, at which point the edges started drying out. My skin felt like buttah when I took it off, then I finished my routine and went about my business.

Final thoughts:
When I saw this mask in the fridge...
When I had the mask on XD
Me the next day :D
I have used several masks from this line and I haven't come across a bad one yet... this mask is no exception. It calmed my irritated forehead down, and with help from the actual essential oil, there were only a few small bumps left! Hooray!!! :D

Ugh, I always get breakouts on my forehead. I use this special DIY blend of oils for my scalp, you see. My scalp loves it... not so much my face. It'll drip down on my face (fuck you gravity!! *shakes fist*) sometimes and then... the inevitable breakout a few hours later. I'd stop using it but it does wonders for my scalp, so if I have to deal with an occasional breakout I'm ok with that XD

I should make it my goal to review them all, but I only have a few of the 'I'm Real' line left.... time to stock up again! Hehe. Honestly, it seems like once you've used one, they're alllllll good. That can't be though... right? Too fucking good to be true. Tooo good....

Have you used this TM mask? Let me know!

Until next sheet masking adventure,

xoxox

Deena

1 comment:

  1. i have used this mask. and it was AMAZING! literally dried my huge red pimple in with in 5 hrs.

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