[REVIEW] TONYMOLY Yellow Painting Therapy Pack Moisturizing (Before and After)

A couple of months ago, I bought the L’Oréal Blue Clay Mask purely because I wanted to take some cool pictures in a blue mask. The same logic applies here, I have personally never tried nor seen a yellow mask and was intrigued. This mask is supposed to be bought in packs of different color, each color representing a Plus the packaging is pretty cool.

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  • What you get: 30g

  • Price : 6.25$

  • Texture: Thick and creamy

  • Cruelty-Free: No

Ingredients: Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Titanium Dioxide, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Betaine, Trehalose, Chlorphenesin, CI 77492, Fragrance, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Honey Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Lecithin, Triceteareth-4 Phosphate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Ceramide NP



SOME INTERESTING INGREDIENTS:


Kaolin and Glycerin: Has absorbent properties, Cleans up your skin without drying it (the way they are incorporated in this formula)

Bentonite: A type of clay that primarily works as an absorbent of oil and other impurities from the skin.

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal + Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil: ‘‘Vitamin E, Vitamin A, mono-saturated fatty acids, protein, potassium, and zinc. , keeps your skin cells healthy, protects your skin from UV radiation damage, and helps your skin look smooth, soft, and free of fine lines. The fatty acids help your skin retain moisture and can heal chapped and irritated skin.’’

Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate: ‘‘Helps the skin to retain moisture. It also works to calm sensitive skin, and reduces the risk of any irritation’’

Panthenol:’’ has been reported to produce a number of skin benefits. In particular, promotes wound healing, helps restore damaged epithelium, reduces itching and inflammation, improves skin hydration, reduces transepidermal water loss.’’

Honey Extract: Antioxidant, helps wounds heal, forms a barrier on the skin to soothe and protect, moisturizing, antibacterial.

Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract + Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract + Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract +Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil : Rich in vitamins A, D, and E, beta-carotene, phytochemicals and antioxidant; effective in eliminating dark patches of skin, removing blackheads, and treating blemishes.

HOW TO USE IT ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Apply the different types of clay in even layer over skin depending on your skin troubles.

  2. Leave for 10-15 mins and wash off with warm water.

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The texture of the mask is quite dense, but it is easily spread over the skin. You don’t need a lot to cover your whole face but it’s apparent that you won’t be getting more than 7/8 uses out of the container. The mask also dries extremely quickly, I felt my skin become tight and felt the cracks opening up in the mask and I was just 6 minutes into the 15 minutes mark.

CONCERNING THE CLAIMS:

‘‘Formulated with Lava and Kaolin Clay, our 100% natural mineral clay-based masks are perfect for drawing out deep impurities and expelling toxins while never being overly drying so your skin can become the ultimate canvas.’’ + ‘‘Yellow - A cream-type clay that deeply moisturizes dry and dehydrated skin with Sweet Almond Oil and real Almond Seed Powder.’’

  1. Perfect for drawing out deep impurities… while not being overly drying: I strongly disagree. Yes, this mask is not OVERLY drying, but what kind of moisturizing mask should even be remotely drying to start with? Second of all, I had a small pimple on my forehead, and the L’Oréal Blue Clay Mask would have gotten rid of it as it did back when I tried it out, because it contains clay, but this did nothing for it. My pores did not feel cleaner and my blackheads stayed the same. The only good thing I have to say is that I have a T-zone and it did feel noticeably less oily, but is that truly the point of a moisturizing mask?

  2. Deeply moisturizes dry and dehydrated skin: Again, I strongly disagree. This did not moisturize my skin in the least, and my skin isn’t even dry and dehydrated to begin with. In fact, my skin felt kind of dryer after the use. It wasn’t anything intense, but I mean just look at the below before and after pictures: I’ve lost some of my glow (arguably some of it was oil to begin with, lol, but still).

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What I disliked the most about this yellow therapy pack is the feeling it gave my skin as it was drying down. I mean I’m all about clay masks and have used my share amount in the past few years but this was such an uncomfortable tight feeling. I expected it to dry down like the L’Oréal Blue Clay Mask, as in, it would dry down but still be creamy and soft, since it’s supposed to be moisturizing but it didn’t. Sorry I keep on referring to that one but I feel like it’s just so much better. And if you’re looking for a clay based mask that is also moisturizing because you have predominantly oily skin, you should go and buy the L’Oreal one and completely skip this one. Did it ruin my skin? no. The only thing it did was make me uncomfortable, I saw zero added benefit.


This is the perfect example of a product that contains good ingredients but that is badly formulated. You can pick the best ingredients for your skin, but if you formulate them in the wrong way or mix and match things that aren’t supposed to be used together, you end up with something that is bad or that does not work.


PROS

  1. The packaging is cute I guess

CONS

  1. Extremely uncomfortable as it is drying down

  2. No benefits

  3. Does not achieve any of the its claims

Score: 0.25/5—- 0.25 is for the cute packaging, but this is me being very nice. I would not recommend this product to anyone.

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