I got this cute little facial mist in January from a local Korean market.
The TonyMoly Pocket Bunny Moist Mist cost me $14 for 60ml from a bricks & mortar store but I’ve seen it being sold for around $8 online.
First thing: the bottle is a-DOR-a-ble! 😀
I feel terrible every time I use this, I have to decapitate the poor bunny.
Tony Moly recently revamped the facial mist bottle design, I kind of regret not buying it when the design was this:
How cute is that?! It’s a little bunny suit instead of an actual bunny. I don’t know why, but I find animals dressed up as other animals just the cutest! 😛
I digress. Secondly, the bottle came just shrink wrapped – no box or sticker with the ingredient list:
Here’s what I could find online (thanks to Ulta!):
Water, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Dipropylene Glycol, PEG / PPG-17 / 6 Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Methylparaben, Arginine, Fragrance, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Polyacrylate, Propylene Glycol, PVM / MA Copolymer, Propylparaben, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben.
According to COSDNA, a few of the ingredients in this product could be irritating to skin, including PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, alcohol denat, fragrance and the preservatives – so be aware of that.
So while the packaging is all cute – I don’t find the ingredient list too impressive – it’s a long laundry list of stuff but nothing outstanding (glycerin and aloe are the only 2 items I’m liking). And I’m doubtful about all the fruit extracts. This mist is meant for dry skin but I didn’t find it too hydrating since the 2nd ingredient is alcohol. I normally use this underneath my serum in the mornings, but I have also tried it on top of makeup to refresh – this mist is really a nothing type of product for me. [For the record, I know that I seem to be really harsh on facial mists – my favourite facial mist is the Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner (10/10 rating!) so I gauge everything against that.]
Not a total loss, I thought. I can repurpose the cute spray bottle! Sadly though, the spray nozzle on this kind of sucks! It spits out the mist like a vengeful llama. *ptooey* 😮
Also, for some reason the cap on mine has cracks in 2 places already. I don’t recall ever dropping it.
Tony Moly offers another version of the facial mist, called the Sleek Mist, aimed for oilier skin type – not sure why that bunny has such a serious face:
At the bottom of the bottle is stamped the date of manufacture:
Note that the majority of Asian cosmetics stamp the manufacture date rather than expiry date. I prefer that since I can do my own math!
• Doesn’t leave a sticky film
• Relatively inexpensive
• Cute bottle design
• Not too hydrating
• Inclusion of potentially irritating ingredients
• Spray nozzle doesn’t mist product finely or evenly
Stash worthiness: 5/10
Here’s a shot of the Tony Moly bottle beside 2 other facial mists that I’ll be trying out soon: the Clinique Moisture Surge and the Body Shop Vitamin E:
So the Tony Moly Moist Mist was a bust for me – at least it wasn’t expensive. I’ll be using it up but will not repurchase. Have you tried it? What’s your favourite facial mist?