K-Beauty brand TONYMOLY was founded in Seoul in 2006 and has since become a household name, spreading across Asia, Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand. As one of the pioneers of the Korean beauty trend, the brand makes use of high-quality ingredients and innovative technology, and is known for utilizing unique food ingredients, such as peach, black tea, green tea and banana, as well as stylish and eye-catching packaging, such as pocket-sized bunny perfume bars and panda-shaped tubs from their Panda’s Dream collection. The brand offers both skin care and makeup ranges, as well as body care products for hair, hands and feet.
TONYMOLY has a lot of masks, including face masks, sheet masks and even foot peels! With their affordable price and appealing packaging, it’s definitely hard to pick just one to start! Want to know which TONYMOLY mask is the best of them all? That’ll depend on your specific skin type and concerns, but we can tell you which ones are most popular across the board! Snail mucin is a trendy K-Beauty ingredient making waves, and TONYMOLY’s classic snail mask, the Intense Care Snail Hydro-Gel Mask, is a great way to dip your toes into the ocean of snail skin care products. The hydrogel sheet mask is made with snail mucin to nourish, moisturize and brighten skin and also comes in a version enriched with 24k gold or in an eye mask form.
TONYMOLY also has a mask series focused on individual natural ingredients that offer long-lasting moisture. Standouts of the I’m Real Sheet Mask series include the rice mask, which is infused with rice extract for elasticity and brightening effects, and the green tea mask, which is soaked in enriched essence to refresh and purify skin. Other parts of your body need some loving as well? TONYMOLY’s Changing Magic Foot Peel is one of the rare foot products on the K-Beauty scene, and you’ll never go back once you realize how soft and smooth your feet can become! Perfect for runners with rough and calloused feet, the easy-to-use foot peel is formulated with natural fruit AHAs and plant extracts to exfoliate dead skin cells while nourishing and hydrating skin.
For those with dry skin, TONYMOLY has you covered with nourishing moisturizers and serums for the face as well as soothing hand creams and lip care. In addition to green tea and snail sheet masks, TONYMOLY also offers green tea cream and snail cream to target dry, dull skin. The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Moisture Cream forms a hydrating layer on dry skin to help it retain moisture for long hours, while the Timeless Ferment Snail Cream is enriched with gold fermented snail mucus to offer intense hydration, nourishment, radiance and anti-aging benefits and to improve skin texture and elasticity. Perfect for dry winters, the Black Tea London Classic Serum uses high-quality black tea from Taylors of Harrogate for another delicious food-based skin care product. The antioxidant-rich serum offers hydration as well as elasticity-enhancing and anti-aging effects.
For those who suffer from dry, cracked hands, TONYMOLY offers fun twists on the basic winter essential. Their Peach Hand Cream and Banana Hand Milk are products you’ll be excited to pop in your bag and share with friends. Both come in cheeky fruit packaging and contain super moisturizing shea butter and fruit extracts, which is why they smell exactly like ripe, juicy peaches and freshly baked banana bread. Sweet-smelling products also come in pocket-sized peach lip balm and banana lip balm formulation to treat dry lips – the former even offers SPF 15 for sun protection. Another lip care product with SPF treatment is the Snail Lip Treatment Stick, which not only hydrates lips but is also packed with skin-repairing ingredients like allantoin, glycolic acid and collagen to create healthier lips.
TONYMOLY has not one but two whole collections dedicated to minimizing pores. Their Egg Pore collection is formulated with eggshell powder, clay and charcoal to minimize appearance of pores and eliminate blackheads and whiteheads. Products include the Nose Pack, Tightening Cooling Pack and Silky Smooth Balm, which all come in smooth egg-shaped packaging. For more information on how to use the TONYMOLY Egg Pore Tightening Cooling Pack and how the product fares on pores, check out our editor’s review. The Tako Pore collection makes use of marine plant extracts such as black mud and charcoal to absorb excess oil and sebum while cleansing pores of impurities. The collection includes products such as the Blackhead Scrub Stick, Sebum Control Gel Cream and Bubble Pore Pack, all of which are packaged in a delightful octopus-shaped design.
TONYMOLY’s extensive Panda’s Dream line aims to brighten skin with niacinamide, bamboo sap and bamboo shoot extract. All the products come in sweet panda-shaped packaging of various shapes and sizes. The centerpiece of the collection is the Panda’s Dream White Magic Cream, which reduces the appearance of redness and dark spots for brighter skin. Other products include the Brightening Eye Base, a tinted base that covers dark circles, and White Sleeping Pack, a lightweight mask that creates a luminous complexion as you sleep. The brand even offers brightening products for hands with the Panda’s Dream Hand Cream, which simultaneously offers moisture while evening out skin tone.
Perfect for sensitive skin, TONYMOLY’s cleansers are gentle yet effective and won’t irritate skin. Packed with peach extract and olive oil, the Peach Punch Sweet Foam Cleanser comes in the same delicious scent as the peach hand cream and leaves skin feeling clean, refreshed and moisturized. The Vital Vita 12 Jelly Cleanser is a similarly mild cleanser containing TONYMOLY’s exclusive 12-vitamin compound that dissolves makeup and clears pores without stripping skin of natural oils, leaving it soft and hydrated.
Although TONYMOLY’s skin care line might be more familiar to most, their lip tints and lip stains are also insider favorites! The brand’s LIPTONE Get It Tint, with its highly Instagrammable Pantone-inspired packaging, is formulated with rosehip oil, argan oil and jojoba seed oil to moisturize and promote smooth and supple lips, and also offers a long-lasting sheer matte finish. Coming in equally millennial-friendly packaging, the Petit Bunny Gloss Bars offer a high-shine glossy finish while softening lips. Not only does the gloss come in different fruity scents and shades, but each bunny-capped bar features a different but equally cute expression!
TONYMOLY has also gained wider reach thanks to various high-profile collaborations. One of its most popular collaborations was with Pokémon in late 2016. The limited-edition launch came soon after the launch of Pokémon Go and caught the attention of both beauty addicts and fans of the franchise. The collection included mascara, foundation, blush, eye shadow and lip tint on the makeup front, as well as mask sheets and other skin care products like foam cleanser, hand cream, facial mist and sleeping pack. Everything was packaged in vibrant colors with adorable designs of popular characters like Pikachu, Charmander, Jigglypuff and Squirtle. Containing the essentials for a full skin care routine, the limited-edition launch was perfect for beginners.
TONYMOLY has also had a number of endorsement models and spokespersons from K-pop in the past, including Hyuna and BTOB. In October 2018, Monsta X became TONYMOLY’s latest models. The TONYMOLY and Monsta X collaboration includes a LIPTONE Get It Tint Kit, I’m Hand Cream Set and Tone Up Tin Set, with packaging featuring the group’s logo as well as members’ pictures and signatures. Later that year, TONYMOLY also collaborated with luxury Italian fashion brand Moschino on a makeup collection that included foundation cushions, eye shadow palettes, matte lipsticks and lip tints, as well as one skin care product: a nourishing face cream. The brand ventured out of its usual lively and youthful style and went for a more dramatic luxe look with plenty of sleek black and gold. In particular, the eye shadow palettes came in ingenious packaging, with a removable iPhone case emblazoned with colorful prints and the Moschino logo. For a breakdown of individual products and inspiration on how to create makeup looks using the TONYMOLY X Moschino items, read our editor’s review.
By producing plenty of covetable products that beauty junkies and newbies alike will want to snap pics of and show off online, as well as collaborating with a wide range of brands, franchises and celebrities, TONYMOLY continues to generate buzz and exposure to broaden its fanbase. With their one-of-a-kind packaging, TONYMOLY products make for great gifts and collectibles. Stay on top of the brand’s new product launches and special collaborations at YesStyle!