Tony Moly Shiny Foot Quick Peeling Liquid

OF COURSE I got in on the weird peeling foot trend. My friend in South Korea maybe got drunk and picked me up some more presents.

The box for Tony Moly's Shiny Foot Quick Peeling Liquid. It's got a pair of heavily photoshopped, completely lineless feet on them. There's even a little sparkle on the heel.

Look at that little foot sparkle. We’re going to be SO SHINY. And yes, I took gnarly flaky feet pictures for you guys. I’m delivering the content the people crave. And probably opening myself up to a really strange subset of foot fetishists. Oh well. Stick a dollar in my ko-fi if this is your kink. Thanks.

The back of the packet. Instructions are in Korean ad English. The English instructions specifically say that they will make your feet "sparkly shine". The TLDR for the rest is that it's a chemical exofoliant in little foot booties.

I had been wanting to try these, but will admit that I never looked too far into them. I heard about people doing foot peels without knowing the delivery mechanism. Opening all of the layers of packaging was an experience. I thought maybe it was just a lotion, but no. That’s too easy. They put it in little foot baggies that you tape around your ankles to keep from making a mess.

This is a time that I’d really like to be able to read Korean. The English instructions don’t have a real ingredients list, but they do mention that it’s using AHAs and BHAs. These are types of acids that are used as chemical exfoliants. They aren’t the specific acids. Are we using glycolic? Lactic? What concentrations? Who knows? If this were a face thing I would be uncomfortable using it. Luckily for all of us here, I don’t really care about the aesthetics of the bottoms of my feet.

The foot bags come attached at the ankles, so the original shape looks like some sort of weird bird.

You see those bags? They aren’t perforated. You have to cut them. I left some of the ankle closed to get a tighter seal. I’m small and wasn’t about to wrestle with weird acid percentages.

My feet all packed up in the Shiny Foot bags. They don't look like they sealed particularly well, but none of the liquid escaped. It's a translucent white plastic.

Application went surprisingly smooth. I brought out a towel for application, but didn’t end up needing it. The only problem is that I realized that I needed to let these sit for half an hour. I didn’t want to chill for half an hour on my bathroom floor. Luckily, this was when we were still in the apartment. I only needed to stumble about six feet into our living room and to my computer.

I almost died. It is very difficult to walk around with your feet encased in bags of liquid. I do not recommend trying it. Put these on where you plan on staying. Do it in front of the tv. Do not travel.

The instructions say that after 4-6 days, the skin starts to peel off. You’re supposed to leave it alone and let it peel off. I tried very hard to let it do its thing so I would have nice pictures for you. I’m a peeler. It was hard.

This was day three:

I’m a little flaky around the edges of my heels and in the lines of the balls of my feet. My heels in particular have been pretty rough because of my work shoes. I was hoping this would help soften them up. That and my pinky toe calluses were my target areas.

Day four got DISGUSTING, right on schedule. Look at what I documented for you:
You can see that the entirety of the bottom of my heel is about to peel off, like a particularly weird sunburn.

Unfortunately, the peeling never really reached my heel edges. It was pretty localized to the bottom of my foot. I thought that was interesting. I guess there’s just more dead skin there and that the acids work better on dead skin. My pinky toes never peeled.

This is a whole foot photo from the same day. You can see the huge heel chunk that's ready to come off, and then most of the ball of my foot is flaking.

I don’t have more pictures because day four was when I caved and started peeling it off. The heel didn’t come off in one piece, which I was pretty bummed about.

We’re here for the honesty, right?

On day 5 I gave my feet a good once over with a pumice stone. They seemed to be in the exact state that they were before I used the peel. So it was a fun, disgusting thing to do, but ultimately had no effect.

It’s not something I would buy. I am curious if using glycolic acid or something similar on my feet a few times a week will help keep them soft.

Tell me the weirdest thing you’ve done to your feet in the comments. Mine is making them flake really badly and then uploading the photos online.

The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Mask Sheet by Tonymoly

This sheet mask makes me bummed that I’m quitting sheet masks.

A spoiler, I guess. Sometimes I have to put nice things on my face, okay? I can’t just squirt lemon juice and baking soda all over my skin and then go sit in the sun every day.
(Don’t do that. Get off Pinterest. Your skin thanks you.)

Image of the front of Tonymoly's The Chok Chok Green Tea watery mask sheet (sheet mask). It's pretty minimalist and touts that it contains 100% pure green tea ferment extract.

My friend in South Korea sent me that good Tonymoly shit! And it’s good. So good that I’m letting the weird little blurb about tea being cultivated throughout four seasons slide (kind of). Tea plants don’t like winter.

I, too, thought that I would tone down the science snark when I left my research job. It turns out that it just means that I have more energy at home to look into random plant biology.

And the back of the packaging. It's mostly in korean, aside from the ingredients list and instructions. Nothing interesting in English.

I, uh, still don’t read Korean. Who knows what claims they’re making on the packaging. Let’s rip this bad boy open.

It smells so good. I want my entire skincare routine to smell like this product. The scent is all of the nice parts of green tea without the bitterness. Maybe a little lemon, too. I want to cover my body in it.

An unflattering picture of me wearing the sheet mask. I've got my giant weekend septum ring in.

The mask material is solid. It’s one of the thick ones that feel like cloth. Maybe it is? It’s not one of the ones that are super flimsy and dry immediately. You can hang out with this one for a while.

My face felt moisturized after using this mask, but wasn’t greasy or sticky. I’m into it. My friend is an angel and sent me multiples, so I can confirm that nothing bad happens with repeated use. It’s straight up nice.

I’m also quitting sheet masks. They create more waste than I’m comfortable with. I don’t need a foil packet and a cloth/paper face cover for half an hour of use. I don’t believe that they’re any more effective than a traditional mask or lotion, so I’ll be switching over to those.

I was hoping that I could just transfer my love of this product over to the rest of Tonymoly’s green tea line, but after a quick glance it looks like everything contains microplastics. Boo.

I’ll be scouring the internet for a green tea mask that smells similarly. Do you have any suggestions?

Tonymoly Egg Pore Nose Pack

Tonymoly Egg Pore Nose Pack Packaging. There's an egg on it, of course. The yolk says "FOR PORE".

I bought this for two reasons: the packaging was cute and I LOVE peeling things. It’s egg themed! How cute! So much fun! I wonder what it does– Oh.
Picture of me wearing Tonymoly egg pore nose strip.

It’s a Biore strip. It’s a Biore strip that’s not perforated to fit into your nose corners as well, which is the best place to pull things out of your pores. I am not a cute egg in this picture. I am a disappointed egg. The egg packaging is because the ingredients contains eggs. Sorry, vegans.

These are also double the price of Biore strips and don’t work any better for me than those, so I also feel sorry for me.

Verdict:

Experience: 5/10 for cute packaging and because it does at least peel. It’s not as sticky as I’d like. You’re missing the grossatisfying image of what I pulled out of my nose because this latest one got basically nothing.
Post-strip skinfeel: 5/10. Some of the glue sticks to your nose, making you wash your face a second time. My pores look and feel exactly the same as they did prior to the strip. It doesn’t smell bad, at least?

Overall: 5/10. It’s an expensive Biore strip.
You can buy one here if you don’t believe me: TONYMOLY Egg Pore Nose Pack Package Sheets, 7 ct.