15 July 2013

Tony Moly Red Appletox Honey Cream

A month or so ago I came across this fantastic website, KC Beautique. KC Beautique sells Korean beauty products for incredibly affordable prices in the UK, and includes brands like Etude House, SkinFood and Missha. I've had the opportunity to try a product I had never heard of before - the Tony Moly Red Appletox Honey Cream and I felt if only for eye candy (trust me it's more than that), I had to show you guys this beautifully packaged moisturiser..


Packaging..
Who wouldn't want this on your dressing table? Besides being hard to travel with, the packaging is great.. it's so cute! It's a screw-on lid and it's basically a tub inside a gorgeous apple-shaped ball. Some people might be bothered with the unsanitary nature of a tub, but it comes with a spatula for those concerned :)

Formula..
The formula is very unique - it's like a gel texture with a slight gooey-ness of honey, but once you put it on it feels almost like a silicone-based primer. For this reason, I quite like using it under my make-up. I feel like my foundation has something to cling on to!

Effects..
When I read some reviews, many said this product was too oily - I found it the opposite! I found it didn't hydrate too much, so instead of using it in the evenings, as I said above, I used it under my make-up during the day. Although I have combination skin, I found that this product didn't make my skin oilier nor drier - in fact, I'd say it lacked a tad bit of hydration for my liking to call it a moisturiser.

Instead, I'd say it was a fantastic primer to put over your usual moisturiser! This is because I find it really smooths out my skin, and lets foundation glide on beautifully. It sinks in very quickly when you rub it into your skin, and gives you a silky finish which reminds me almost of the Laura Mercier primers.

Another property is to increase elasticity to your skin. I'm not so sure about this! I think it's really good as a primer so that's how I use it! I would recommend it as an alternative to those who don't like that thick silicone-feel but don't want anything too moisturising and liquidy!


Needless to say - a very unique product. Perhaps not what it says on the tin, but I've really been enjoying it!

Google-ing some reviews though, it seems that the sister - the Tony Moly Appletox Smooth Massaging Peel Cream is also a winner product - an exfoliating wash-off mask with AHA which is also stocked in KC Beautique.. intriguing!

The Tony Moly Red Appletox is available from KC Beautique for £10.. currently on sale for £8!

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6 comments:

  1. This is the cutest thing ever! I want it so badly now. :( x

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    1. Haha it is isn't it! The whole brand is designed like this :)

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  2. I have been eyeing this product for a while I still don't know if I want it or not ;;;

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  3. This looks so cute, I'd be tempted to refill it with a well loved product once it ran out lol :) x

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    1. That's such a good idea! I'll definitely have to do that :)

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