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Tony Moly releases Clean Dew Cleansing Foams September 13, 2011






Tony Moly will be releasing 3 new foaming cleansers priced at only 2,900 wons called the Tony Moly Clean Dew Cleansing Foam series.



The cleansers will create a dense and fine foam texture which resembles whip cream. The 3 cleansers in the Tony Moly Clean Dew series are :




1. TonyMoly Clean Dew Olive Seed Cleansing Foam

이슬내린 올리브 씨앗 폼 클렌저



Provides high levels of moisture to the skin after cleansing.




2. TonyMoly Clean Dew  Tea Tree Seed Cleansing Foam

이슬내린 티트리 씨앗 폼 클렌저



For those with skin problems ( acne and oily skin )





3. TonyMoly Clean Dew Lemon Seed Cleansing Foam

이슬내린 레몬 씨앗 폼 클렌저



Lemon extracts are known for their whitening properties. Provides you a fresh feel after cleansing.


TonyMoly 2011 Sun Care Products + Other new items June 1, 2011


Every Asian brands are introducing new sunscreens for the hot summer, and of course, TonyMoly has introduced 2 new suncare products!

1. TonyMoly UV Sunset Powdery Sun Milk SPF50+ UV선셋퍼펙트파우더리선밀크

Uses a marine complex to give you clear and glowing skin. Suitable for sensitive skin and daily use!


2. TonyMoly UV Sunset Body & Family Sun Cream UV선셋바디패밀리선크림


This is the body version. It is also water-proof , so perfect to take with you on a day at the beach. Non-sticky formulation.

Also a few other new products from Tony Moly :

1. TonyMoly Dear Me Balancing Skin (toner) and Lotion (emulsion) – For Oily Skin – 디어-미밸런싱스킨케어


The pink one is for oily skin! This Dear Me line is 4-free (paraben free, benzophene free, mineral oil free, and artificial coloring free )

It is a moisturizing, soothing line and has oil control properties with a special patented Herbal mixture called the NaturalProtector. Contains also Euphorbia Supina Extract which is an antimicrobial, antioxidant, astringent.

*Patented ingredient Natural Protector Antiallergenic, antiinflammertory, antioxidant, antibacterial natural ingredients (fermented bean, willow, cinnamon, oregano, false cypress, Portulaca oleracea L., skullcap)

2. TonyMoly Dear Me Waterful Toner, Emulsion and Cream 디어-미워터풀스킨케어


This is the line for dry skin. It has an extra product – a cream.


Contains Bsasm (natural complex ingredient) .Ease off itching, strengthen protective layer, 7 kinds of the patented natural botanical extract (liquorice, green tea, rosemary, chamomile, Centella asiatica, skullcap)

Contains Euphorbia Supina Extract which is an antimicrobial, antioxidant, astringent.

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3. TonyMoly Prestige Moisture Primer 프레스티지모이스처프라이머


This is the new primer from the PRESTIGE line ( there’s also a PRESTIGE Pact ). Contains Gold Powder!

4. TonyMoly Floria O2 Bubble Foam Cleanser 로리아 오투 버블 폼 클렌저





This is the foam cleanser from the infamous Floria line. It contains dissolved oxygen which helps in improving blood circulation and clearing impurities.

It also contains Papaya extracts which is a great skin exfoliator.


Gmarket Haul #20 May 31, 2011



Oh yes, new items to prepare ourselves for the summer for everyone here in Hope In A Blog!

1. Amore Pacific’s Hannule Gogyeol Soo Rich Effect Hydrating Cream

This is the new cream that came out last month form Hannule that has been receiving rave reviews!

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2. LG’s Sooryehan Soo Gel Cream

Of course, Sooryehan and Hannule are always competing head to head! Haha. Sooryehan also released a hydrating cream – there’s 2 versions : the gel cream and the normal cream. I gotta say this was absolutely a steal! Not only the cream is 60ml, but they included a 25ml cream too!! And of course, LG are always super generous with the free samples that come with it. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous too!

3) OHUI White Extreme Illuminating Base

We’ve been loving the White Extreme line lately, so we’re trying off other stuff from the line to see if it lives up to expectations too!

4) OHUI White Extreme Illuminating Blemish Balm

The packaging seems to be different from the make-up base. I was expecting that nice packaging of the illuminating base. Oh well, at least some freebies are included.

5) Tony Moly Premium Zen Oriental Mask

We’ve been hearing good stuff about this mask… and it was on promotion so why not? Smile 

6) IOPE Whitegen Whitening Line

Wanted to see how IOPE won all the major awards at the 2010 Korean Cosmetics Award, so we’ve been trying some of their stuff. This whitening line is so rich, so if you have oily and combination skin, don’t purchase this!

7) Hannule Gogyeol Mibaek Rich Effect Whitening Pact SPF50+ & Concealer SPF50+

Hannule is a really good brand by Amore Pacific that our blog has been trying to push^^. The packaging is lovely, and we can’t wait to test this out!

8) Sooryehan Bichaek Pure Whitening Ampoule

This came free with the hydrating gel cream we bought. It loooks like the real product doesn’t it? It’s just a 15ml sampleeee! Haha.

9) The History Of Whoo Seol Whitening Sun Pact SPF50+

Sigh…. take my breathe away. The History Of Whoo, gorgeous as always.

10) Re:NK Time Lab Energy and Re:nk Essential Moisture

A few of us have been enjoying the Re:NK Cell Luminous line, so we wanted to try other stuffs from the brand. I don’t know why they included the toner and emulsion from the moisture line when the Time Lab line has its own toner and emulsion too!

11) Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb, Belif The True Anti-Aging Essence, Belif De-Wrinkle Treatment Essence, Belif The True Whitening Essence

A few free samples given by LG. Can’t wait to try this line since we have only wrote about it but have never tried anything from this line ^^

12) Amore Pacific’s Hyosiah Whitening Line

Amore Pacific’s answer to LG’s Su:m 37. They recently released a whitening and cleaning line, so we can’t wait to see how it compares to Su:m37 !


TonyMoly Tinted Lip Balm : Backstage Oh! My Lip May 28, 2011

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We have some new Tony Moly Tinted Lip Balms 백스테이지오!마이립 called the Tony Moly Backstage Oh! My Lip !! These babies moisturizes your lips, and gives them bright attractive colours as well!!

Each lip balm comes with a lip brush, how convenient can that be? ^^






Here’s what it contains : Jojoba Oil Similar structure with human’s sebum, excellent absorption, well suited for any skin type, moisturizing, soften skin without stickiness *Sweet Almond Oil Ease itching, specially for dry skin, recovers tired skin to soften Lip balm and tint combined lip brush container. Delivers moist lips anytime. Menthol ingredient gives cool feelings and plumping effect. -More natural and vivid color as time goes on. -4 color option -Lip brush included




Comes in 4 colours : Dash Red, Shy Pink, Crazy Orange, Mystery Plum


Oh don’t forget that Summer 2011’s IT colour is – ORANGE!

It does look a little like the PeriPera Wonder Talk Lip Balm – except without the convenient lip brush :




Tony Moly releases finally their bee line May 22, 2011







We knew this was going to come sooner or later! Remember our article last year on the latest unique ingredients? ( article : here )

The article was on 3 unique animal based ingredients – Bee Venom, Snail Mucin and Syn-ake. True enough, Tony Moly released their Snail line first, then followed by their Syn-ake line, and now finally they have completed the final ingredient on our article – the Bee Venom line!

Bee venom has a long tradition as a folk remedy for arthritis and other degenerative diseases. As in the case of many natural folk treatments used for millennia throughout the world, bee venom contains active compounds that have therapeutic properties.

In addition to the venoms from snakes and scorpions, honeybee (Apis mellifera) venom (BV) is also known to have a natural antimicrobial effect.

The polypeptide melittin is the main component of honeybee venom. Melittin has a moderate antibacterial and antifungal activity against many kinds of organisms.

Using bee venom to treat acne caused by infection is effective, if not, more effective, than known antibacterial drugs and it has no side effects at all. It is also quite inexpensive. Bee venom therapy is considered a psycho neurological
approach for autoimmune and nervous system diseases

To read about the full scientific journal of Antibacterial and anti inflammatory effects of honeybee venom against acne-inducing bacteria done by a team of scientists from Daegu, Korea : click here

These products are free from 8 harsh chemicals ( paraben, mineral oil, etc..)

Currently there are three products in the line :

1. Tony Moly Honey Bee Skin Solution Mist


2. Tony Moly Honey Bee Skin Solution Essence


3. Tony Moly Honey Bee Skin Solution Cream




Updated ! : Sneak Preview : Tony Moly 7 Fruit-Princesses Lip Gloss Series May 17, 2011

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Tony Moly has uploaded a photo of their next release – the 7 Fruit Princesses Lip Gloss Series!  ( only 6 shown in the photo though! )

As you can see they are 6 different fruits : cherry, tomato, peach, apple, mangosteen?, and another unidentified fruit, and the facial expressions are different too!

Aren’t they just so adorable ??

It will be released in Korea either in late May or early June and will be produced in limited initial quantity.

So, keep an eye on it before it sells out, just like 2NE1’s Dara Etude House Bunny umbrella which sold out within a week! ( 40,000 limited edition Bunny umbrellas )

Click here to join the Tony Moly facebook page to receive more updates, promotions & sneak previews. There are even contests to be won! What are you waiting for? Click here!

Updated :

The end product has been revealed by Tony Moly. It’s limited edition so make sure to grab hold of it if you see it in Tony Moly shops in your country!




More new tony Moly products ! May 3, 2011


Tony Moly is one of the Korean brands that are always actively pushing new and innovative products frequently. They recently released the Sny-ake cream, as well as another new product off their Snail line – a sleeping pack and ampoule set!

We have more new products that are now available already on Gmarket.

1. Tony Moly Mineral Skin-Fit Snow Blusher 미네랄스킨핏스노우블러셔 9g

This mini blusher (9g) comes in 3 colors which contains Fluorescent pigments and gives a line smoothing effect on the skin.

Sneak Peek :



2. Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Sleek / Moist Mist 포켓바니미스트


Seems like there are two different types of mist, one made from yellow fruits and one from red fruits :


3. Tony Moly Premium Zen Oriental Mask 명품선율수자생특효한방발효마스크


This is Tony Moly’s premium oriental medicine line.

This mask is an oxygen therapy mask. It contains microscopic bubbles that delivers oxygen to the skin enriched with fermented herbal ingredients ( fermentation of 7 different herbal ingredients) and gold dust. Contains also red ginseng.  We’re sold, aren’t you?

4. Tony Moly Premium Zen BB Cream SPF 30 and Powder Pact SPF 48 명품선율수투웨이팩트


Powder Pact comes in 3 colors :


5. Upgraded : Tony Moly Tomatox Magic White Massage Pack



Does this need to be introduced anymore?? It’s one of Tony Moly’s best seller of all times the Tomatox, now upgraded !


Tony Moly releases the whitening Floria line April 27, 2011


Tony Moly released the Floria line last year. ( Btw Floria is a mixed word created by combining the Latin word “Floralia” (meaning a flower garden full of fragrant flowers) and Utopia ) Floria uses fresh flower petals as the main ingredients.

This month, they will be introducing the Whitening line of Floria. The whitening line’s main ingredient will now be the ‘KOMBUCHA’.

KOMBUCHA is a fermented tea that is often drunk for it’s medicinal purposes. It is also known as the Red Fungus Tea.

It’s from Japan in 415 AD that the name kombucha is said to have come. A Korean physician called Kombu or Kambu treated the Emperor Inyko with the tea and it took his name, “Kombu” and “cha” meaning tea. Russia has a long tradition of using a healing drink called “Tea Kvass” made from a “Japanese Mushroom”.

From Russia it spread to Prussia, Poland, Germany and Denmark but it seems to have died out during World War Two. After the war Dr Rudolph Skelnar created renewed interest in kombucha in Germany when he used it in his practice to treat cancer patients, metabolic disorders, high blood pressure and diabetes.

As the Kombucha culture digests the sugar it produces a range of organic acids like glucuronic acid, gluconic acid, lactic acid, acetic acid, butyric acid, malic acid and usnic acid; vitamins, particularly B vitamins and vitamin C; as well as amino acids, enzymes.

Not only that, it also contains Vitamin C which blocks the formation of melanin. Apart from  that, it also uses white evening primrose oil due to it’s complex composition and moisturizing properties.

Other components in the ingredients such as white dandelion, white water lily, oilseed rape, are also included. White Pearls are also encapsulated which gives skin a pearl radiant finish and the pearl powder absorbs excess sebum and makes fine lines less visible. 

The Floria Whitening line will be rich in Vitamins A, C, E , high in antioxidant , moisturizing , and whitening properties.

It will consist of 4 products at the moment, and i’m sure it will expand later on :

1. Tony Moly Floria Whitening Toner 플로리아 화이트닝 토너

2. Tony Moly Floria Whitening Emulsion 플로리아 화이트닝 에멀전

3. Tony Moly Floria Whitening Capsule Essence 플로리아 화이트닝 캡슐 에센스

4. Tony Moly Floria Whitening Cream 플로리아 화이트닝 크림


Republic Of Korea Best Korean Cosmetics Award 2010 April 4, 2011

Cosmetic Mania News, one of Korea’s leading cosmetic weekly newspaper , has worked together for the past few years with TNS Korea, the oldest marketing and research consultancy in Korea to check out the year’s top cosmetics products which is loved by Korean consumers.  TNS Korea is the largest custom research firm in Korea utilizing their extensive experience in advanced research techniques in every consumer research area.

Guess who emerged as the top winner of 2010? None other than Amore Pacific ! Many of the company’s brands took the top spots in certain division. To be exact – Amore Pacific’s IOPE took most of the major awards and emerged as the overall winner of the Korean Cosmetics Award 2010.

Category Winner
Best Brand Of 2011 Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Make Up Base Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Emulsion Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Lotion/Toner Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Cream Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Essence Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Foundation Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Sunscreen Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Acne Products Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Pressed Powder/Twin Cake Powder/Twoway Cake Amore Pacific’s IOPE
Best Oriental Medicine Brand LG’s Sooryehan
Best Powder Pact Amore Pacific’s Mamonde
Best Cleansing Products LG’s The Face Shop
Best Eyeshadow LG’s The Face Shop
Best Make-up Colors Missha
Best BB Cream Missha
Best Lip Product Missha
Best Lipstick Amore Pacific’s Laneige
Best Pore Care Product Skin Food ( Sake )
Best Mascara Amore Pacific’s Etude House
Best Eyeliner Tony Moly
Best Body Cleaning Products Amore Pacific’s Happy Bath
Best Hair Care Product ( Shampoo + Conditioner ) Amore Pacific’s Ryoe 려
Best Hair Coloring Product Somang’s Beauty Credit

Wow! I am kind of baffled by the wins of Amore Pacific’s IOPE. We knew it was a famous brand in Korea – but not till this extent ! Now it makes us want to check our more products from this brand. The only thing we’ve tried is the super famous Super Vital Moist cream and it was really very moisturizing.

Another surprise here – the Best Oriental Herbal brand went to LG’s Sooryehan instead of the infamous History Of Whoo or Sulwhasoo.

I expected Amore Pacific’s Etude House and Happy Bath to win the best mascara section and also best body cleaning product because Etude House’s Dr Lash was a huuuuge hit last year and Happy Bath has been a household Korean name since… forever? Lotus Palace loves Happy Bath products.

Also expected Tony Moly to win the best eyeliner because it was also a huge hit in 2010 and it’s cheap compared to brands like Bobbi Brown charging $$$ for it. Expected to win the Best BB Cream is also Missha because Missha has been the best-seller for BB Creams every single year!

Brands to try ? Amore Pacific’s Ryoe seems interesting. It is like the Sulwhasoo for hair products. Look at their ads :


So what do you think of this year’s Best Korean Cosmetics Award?

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TonyMoly expands Intense Repair Live Snail repair line AGAIN March 30, 2011


There’s no end to this snail craze eh?

TonyMoly has released even more products off the Intense Repair line. This isn’t coming as an surprise as snail creams are hot sellers and highly loved by the Asians currently.

Introducing the few new products :


1) TonyMoly Intense Repair Live Snail Lotion ( Emulsion ) 인텐스리페어라이브스네일스킨로션

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2) TonyMoly Intense Repair Live Snail Skin ( Toner ) 인텐스리페어라이브스네일스킨로션


3) TonyMoly Intense Repair Live Snail Pack and TonyMoly Intense Repair Live Snail Ampoule 인텐스리페어라이브스네일앰플기획세트




Now you have it – the entire routine ! Smile



However, if you have oily skin, the It’s Skin Prestige Creme d’Escargot would be more suitable for you.  Word of mouth is that the TonyMoly Snail Line is too moisturizing for oily skin but perfect for those with dry skin. It’s Skin Prestige Escargot line has two lines – one for the normal oily skin, and another one for the dry one. So if you have dry skin – you have a lot more choices 🙂


The products already released and can be found on Gmarket !

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