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Tony Moly Sheet Mask Challenge



Hey Liner, Lippy, Life fans! You may have read my previous post about Tony Moly and read that I am doing a 7 day sheet mask challenge using only the Tony Moly I'm Real Face Masks. For anyone not familiar with the brand or anyone who hasn't read my previous post Tony Moly is a South Korean skincare brand and I fell in love with their I'm real Sheet Masks. My skin as usual is my no.1 enemy, you name it my skin curses me with it. Redness, breakouts, Dehydration, Oilyness it's just never ending. I'm no stranger to trying to tackle my skin head on. I've used lotions & potions from doctors, I've seen dermatologists, I've tried different treatments, creams, oils and supplements. Some with huge success but after a while they just stop working. I actually first used a Tony Moly sheet mask as a way to relax, I had some child free time and hadn't pampered myself in a while. Of course there was all the hype about Korean skincare but honestly I didn't have any huge expectations. Many face masks have left me happy directly after removing them giving me false happiness over softer skin but the next day my skin would usually be back to it's usual self... making my life hell. I had heard of other people doing 7 day sheet mask challenges and took it upon myself to do the same only using my Tony Moly Sheet Masks. I will include links to the masks I used at the bottom of this post!

Day 1 - I'm Real Tea Tree Skin Soothing Mask

Tea Tree and myself go way back, not in mask form but usually in face washes. I remember when my skin first started becoming troublesome when I was 11 and everyone threw Tea Tree products at me. Known as an effective anti inflammatory I did grow to love Tea Tree but some products can be quite strong in smell. I was worried this face mask would be strong in odour but was pleasantly surprised. I'm sure most of us as familiar with Sheet Masks, they are dead simple to use. You just apply them to cleansed dry skin and follow the instructions, Tony Moly instructs you to leave the mask on for 20/30 minutes. This mask was really refreshing, most Sheet Masks are.  Tea Tree in fantastic for soothing irritated skin. Once it was time to take this mask off I did notice my face had a slight tacky feel to it afterwards, I personally don't mind this. My skin felt softer, tighter and I was convinced it would help combat the giant lump that had appeared around my chin area. I like to do my masks before bed firstly so any excess serum can be absorbed into my skin and secondly because whenever I do a facemask during the day without fail someone comes to the door and it's like the scene from the film Mrs Doubtfire just slightly scarier with a white sheet over my face. When I woke up in the morning I did notice the breakout on my chin felt less painful, it certainly felt smaller and my chin area in general felt smoother. I also didn't need to use my blotting paper today so  my skin was certainly less oily. The extra boost of lemon, rosemary, thyme, and jasmine extracts in the mask also done my skin the world of good!


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 Day 2 - I'm Real Rice Clear Skin Mask

I don't think I've ever used a rice mask before. This is a gentler mask so anyone with more sensitive skin this could be the one for you to try first. Scent wise I can only describe it as a creamy soothing smell. This mask also contains avocado essence which helps provide nutrients deep within your skin and the natural oils claim to help brighten and boost elasticity of the skin. I'm always looking for something that is going to flood my skin with nutrients after all well cared for skin means it can heal quicker and that means these lumps and bumps shouldn't take too long to dissapear. Now I only turned 26 a couple of days ago so elasticity isn't a huge concern right not but I think it's good to start early. I was sad when it was time to remove this mask, the smell is amazing possibly one of my favourite smelling masks. My skin felt super moisturised, really soft and slightly plumper. In need to keep remind myself to stop touching my face! Touching is bad!
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Day 3 - I'm Real Skin Purifying Makgeolli Mask


Now I had never heard of Makgeolli, I also have zero idea how to even pronounce the word! So this one needed some research. When you first open this mask the essence is rather milky so I assumed Makgeolli would be milk related but nope! It is infact a Korean fermented alcoholic beverage. So what exactly could I expect Makgeolli to do to my skin? Usually after enjoying one to many cocktails my 
skin despises me even more than usual but apparently the fermented rice in Makgeolli means this mask packs amino acids, vitamins b2 and b6 can promote skin regeneration and whitening. I already look like Casper only with red blotches so perhaps this mask could help even out my skin tone if I continued to use this mask. I will be honest when I first applied this mask my skin did feel slightly tingly and I panicked a little. The last thing I want is to have some sort of reaction but all seemed fine and it soon stopped. The smell is actually nice, rather creamy and I thought it was a lovely smell for before bedtime. 
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Day 4 - I'm Real Nutrition Avocado Mask


I can't believe I'm day four into my personal sheet mask challenge. I will be honest I really couldn't be bothered doing a mask but I'm too stubborn to give up. I decided to go for the avocado mask. Avocado has been all the rage, you can eat it with toast, blend it in smoothies and now use it in sheet face mask form! This is a great choice if your looking to moisturise your skin, it's very fresh and clean smelling I think all Tony Moly Sheet Masks are. Again it feels very refreshing when you pop it on your face. Many products that say they will moisturise your skin infact only make the surface of your skin feel nice and soft. Avocado can penetrate the skin so for anyone with drier skin Avocado could be just what your looking for. It also contains vitamins A & E both contain antioxidants and can help heal skin by locking that moisture in! I have heard some people swearing that avocado products helped with acne & scarring but I would need to try and use this specific mask for longer to comment on that side of things. I did however find the morning after a couple of tiny white heads on my face. Although by the end of the day they had disappeared. Usually when I have a small pimple show up my skin can be sore and angry for days but there isn't much evidence of them ever appearing on my skin... Could I be on to something?

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Day 5 - I'm Real Skin Purifying Seaweed Mask


I sometimes to this day struggle with the idea of a sheet mask being purifying. Purifying to me is when you wash your face and it has that super clean feeling or a mask that feels like it's drawing all the rubbish from your skin. This mask feels super cooling on the face. I did notice that my skin wasn't as red as usual, this surprised me as I honestly think redness just goes hand in hand with my lovely pale Scottish skin.  My face also had an almost squeaky clean feeling and generally felt refreshed. When I woke up in the morning my skin still felt lovely and fresh. I think this mask would be lovely to use after a day in the sun or even a nice pick me up after a workout!

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Day 6 - I'm Real Pore Care Red Wine Sheet Mask

I can't believe tomorrow will be my last face mask of my challenge. My skin is feeling pretty great apart from two stubborn zits that keep threatening to ruin it for me. One just below my right eye - this is a weird one for me I've never had anything breakout in this area before so I'm hoping it's perhaps the Masks helping clear everything from my skin? And one on the left side of my jawline but that specific spot has forever been an issue, usually it gets very sore and red & angry really quickly but it seems to just be chilling out and not doing much so definitely an improvement. I decided I would save my red wine mask for a Saturday night whilst I sip wine! First of all the smell of the mask, it's not wine or grape scented so you won't smell like a bar after using this. I actually think it's the least scented mask of the ones I have used so far. So what does this mask claim to do? It claims to help tighten your skin and minimise pores. Did it do that? To a certain extent yes! I know that no mask will rid me 100% of my large pores but I did see a slight change across my cheek area. My skin felt tacky after pressing the remaining essence into my face so I would say this could be another great mask to use before makeup application. 
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Day 7 - I'm Real Aloe Moisturising Mask

I can't believe I'm at Day 7! I've enjoyed 7 lovely mini pamper sessions and for the final mask I decided it had to be Tony Moly's Aloe sheet mask. So I did wake up to the odd tiny spot. Like I've said before my usual breakouts are huge, painful and angry looking but these ones are just little white heads that are pretty tiny in size and for me they are easy to live with compared to the huge red lumps I get. I'm really hoping the little breakouts are just my skin trying to rid itself of any blockages within my pores. Anyway back to the Aloe sheet mask, Aloe is known to be moisturising but also soothing and it contains anti-inflammatory properties. I also read that Aloe contains 75 nutrients and that it's good for treating acne so I may have to look into some Aloe skincare to review! This mask has a light fresh smell and as can be expected of a sheet mask feels extremely cooling on the skin, I honestly think these would be fantastic for taking away on holiday and popping on after a day in the sun and would even store some in the fridge incase of dreaded sunburn. I did have a slight shine after removing this mask and my skin did feel slightly greasy in the morning but after a quick cleanse I was just left with rather glowy soft skin.
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The Results
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Here is what we have all been waiting for! Myself included. I wasn't sure if doing one sheet mask per day over 7 days would make a huge difference to my skin. My skin is so much softer than it was when I began, I can actually notice a huge improvement on the redness of my skin. Breakouts, they are still happening but they are easier to live with. They are smaller, don't hang around as long as they did previously and aren't painful huge lumps. My skin feels brighter and smoother which is fantastic for applying makeup! Before the challenge I was having problems with foundation clinging to areas where I had spots and it looked awful. The pores across the area just under my eyes also seem to be slightly smaller, not 100% gone but I never expected that to happen but certainly less visable when I apply my makeup. Personally I think this mini challenge has been a success, Anything that makes my skin feel less sore and helps problem areas heal quicker is a bonus for me. So what do you think? Would you try a face mask challenge? I still have a couple of the masks left so keep your eyes peeled for individual reviews of those. I'm also running a competition where you can win 11 of the Tony Moly Sheet Masks so make sure you check that out here!

Links


I will recieve a small payment if you order via this link, This is the exact same link I ordered my own masks through as it was the best value for money I could find - Some retailers cost around £4/£5 per mask! 

18 comments

  1. You can definitely tell they helped hydrate and even your tone! Thank you for such detailed description of each and it allowed me to figure out which one I needed!

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    1. I honestly didn't think there was much of a difference apart from softness until I put the two photographs together! My partner even noticed so they must have done something!

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  2. wow you can really see a difference! I need a facial asap.

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    1. I was so surprised when I put the photos next to one another. Skin is still feeling lovely, I'm away to order another bundle so I have plenty on stand by.

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  3. Your competition link is broken! boo :(

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    1. Ooo I don't know what happened there! That should be it fixed! Thankyou for letting me know it wasn't working.

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  4. I will definitely have to check these out, they look amazing!

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    1. Feel free to enter my competition to win some, I love them!

      http://linerlippylife.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/tonymolysheetmasks.html

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  5. What a difference from before and after. I love how clear the pictures are. I think I would do the aloe mask after all of the sun I had this summer my fair skin got so dry for a bit I had a burn on my lip that did not look pretty at all. Thanks for the idea to get a sheet mask. I am going to get the aloe sheet mask

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    1. I was hoping we had some sun so I could really put the Aloe mask to the test but in typical Scottish summer style it was grey and rained a lot, typically it's lovely and sunny today after I used to mask!

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  6. I would want to try the tea try one (#1) or the Avocado one! I like that these look like they would work for sensitive skin.

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    1. The Tea Tree one worked wonders, the only one I think I would be cautious using with sensitive skin is the Makgeolli mask.

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  7. Wow, this looks really good! The packaging design looks cute too :)

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  8. Looks like they did a great job!

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  9. This really did work! You look amazing

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    1. I was so surprised at just how much of a difference the masks made. My skin is a constant battle so at least now I know if I have an event coming up I can get my skin into better condition with the help of Tony Moly!

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