Tony Moly Mr. Smile Line Patch Review

While Tony Moly is iconic for their cute packaging their whimsical designs bleed over into their beauty products as well. When I saw these little mustaches lined up by the register, for only $4 dollars, I couldn't help but purchase a couple for myself and boyfriend.

This hydrogel mask is pretty straight forward, just peel off the back and stick 'em on your face. More specifically, where your smile lines are.

According to the Tony Moly site the Mr. Smile Patch mask utilizes the essences of black sesame, blueberries, and mulberry to minimize your smile lines and promote smoothness in your skin. Stick the smile patches on your face and leave them on for 20-30 minutes.

Let's do this! 

The hydrogel patches are pretty thick and smell more floral than fruity. They're very lightly scented though, so I wasn't too bothered when I slapped them on my face.

Behold my grotesque visage.

For ideal smile line placement the patches should probably be angled a little further down.

For pictures I think the traditional mustache placement looks best. The one thing that really annoyed me while I was waiting the 30 minutes for the patches to "work" was that they kept on slipping off my face. It was a constant battle of readjustment and after awhile I just gave up and lay prone reading a book.

Additionally I didn't see a huge difference after the 30 minutes. Certainly my skin was more hydrated, having had something wet placed on my face for a period of time, but I didn't think my smile lines were diminished or my skin was much smoother than before.

Here are some basic before and afters. I feel like I'm smiling harder in the "before" photo, but as you can see there wasn't a significant difference.

If you're looking to take a cute selfie, I would recommend buying these, but if you're thinking that this product will have a beneficial effect on your'd be mistaken. I probably won't purchase these again, but they made for a cute 30 minutes of taking some selfies.

If you want to try out the Smile Line Patch, you can get a value set with the mustache patches and Tony Moly Lip Mask by clicking here.

Blast from the Past

Hey there! Feel like I haven't been updating recently? You're not wrong! I have been posting more recent updates on my Instagram and my Youtube Channel. Take a look:

Here's my most recent video about blackheads, sebaceous filaments and pore strips. Let me know what you think!

If you've already watched the video, here's a link to all the products mentioned so you can get your nose smooth!

*CosRX BHA Power Liquid: Dr. Pore Colloidal Clay Mask: *DHL Deep Cleansing Oil:

Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack

Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack Product Box

So I keep on mentioning that Tony Moly has adorable packaging, but I haven't showed you any of their products that actually adhere to this rule. Well, today that's all going to change.

Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack Product Box and Package

Here's a member of the Tony Moly "Egg Pore" line, their "Tightening Cooling Pack." I actually purchased this thinking it was the "Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm." It wasn't. Which isn't to say that it's bad! Both products come in very similar packaging with the only difference being the color: white or brown.

Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack Product Package

It just had a different application than what I wanted. Like most people on this planet, I'm constantly looking for a product that will rid my nose of pesky blackheads. I've heard fantastic things about the "Black Head Steam Balm," but that review will have to wait for another time. The cooling pack's primary function is to minimize pores, tighten skin and restore elasticity.

Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack Open Product Package
Look at that attention to detail!
Let me start off this official review by saying there's no way to truly minimize your pore size. According to science, and Google, your pore size is genetically predetermined, so I didn't go into trying out this product with those expectations.  Instead I was thinking about its oil controlling properties, acne fighting properties, and overall skin health.

Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack Product Package Shot and Product Shot

First thing that I immediately notice, the texture is WEIRD. It's aerated clay. It feels very spongey and has a bouncy texture. You don't be able to sink your fingers in, spoon it out and spread it on your skin. You'll have to break it apart and smooth a little "mask nugget" over you skin.

The second thing I noticed was the quantity that you get. I expected the egg to be more than half full of product, but you really only get the bottom third of the plastic egg filled with mask. You only get 30 grams of product.

Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack Product Swatch

The instructions on the box say to take a "moderate to heavy" amount and spread it over you face for 10-15 minutes or until dry. Then wash off with warm water.

The ingredients include:Water, Kaolin, Butylene Glycol, Bentonite, Titanium, Dioxide (CI 77891), Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Vinegar, Egg Shell Powder, Sea Silt, Glacier Water, Perfluorohexane, Tromethamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cellulose Gum, Perfluorodecalin, Potassium Alginate, Pentafluoropropane, Disodium DETA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance. 

Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack Test Bare Face

Here's my bare face before the mask. (Super Tired)

Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack Product Demo Application

Despite the strange texture the mask was easy to smooth on my face. With clay masks I prefer an opaque covering of mask to really absorb all the impurities from my face.

Most of the masks that I use are clay based, I've tried bentonite, kaolin, and umbrian clay, and I find they really help with oil and sebum control. Waiting the 10-15 minutes wasn't unbearable, I just queued up some youtube videos and sat down.

Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack Mask Dry

Unlike the rest of the clay masks that I've had the pleasure of trying, that crack and crumble when they dry, this mask coalesced together and really did feel like it had a "tightening" effect. It was a bit difficult to talk after the mask had fully dried. 

Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack Skin After

After I washed the mask off my skin felt really good. My skin didn't feel stripped, but I did notice whatever bubbling breakouts I had underneath my skin became smaller.

Before and After Skin Shots Tony Moly Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack

This before and after picture is slightly deceiving, as the after makes my skin look more angry and red, but the next morning when I applied my makeup my skin's texture was phenomenal and looked markedly different. Again, I don't think it can "shrink pores," but in terms of acne fighting powers, sebum control and skin refining this is a pretty good mask.

The real drawback for me, is that you get a small amount of product.  On the other hand it retails for $13 so that's not necessarily too bad? The ultimate test is whether I'd purchase it again and yes I would. Despite the small negative of the amount of product, I felt like this mask offered something new and beneficial to my skin.

I hope this review helps anyone looking to invest in this product! I purchased mine from the Tony Moly flagship store, but if you're curious, here's a purchase link below:

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