I’m still working through that massive TonyMoly mask haul I did AAAGES ago and today I’ve got the tomato mask to review for you. It piqued my interest as a radiance mask, since radiance is often a synonym for brightening/whitening in skincare. I also read good reviews about it so I was super keen to try it!
Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. However, it’s debatable as to exactly how much lycopene the tomato extract contains, and considering how far down it is on the ingredients list, it will be interesting to see the instant and latent effects of this mask.
One of the first things I noticed about it was the smell – honestly, I thought it was so rank that I only wore the mask for about 10 minutes the first time I tried it (normally I’ll put one on and read for like an hour or watch a show!). I’m not sure if I was feeling particularily sensitive to smells that day but it smelled terrible. Looking at the ingredients list, I think it was just a combination of the extract smells that threw me. I’m not a fan of anything that smells like peaches unless it’s a real peach! Needless to say, I didn’t see any results (instant or otherwise) after wearing it for just 10 minutes.
I decided that I had to try it again in order to give a fair review on it, and tbh I’m pretty glad I did. The mask still smelled a bit, but wasn’t as overpowering as the first time. I wore it for 40 minutes, and was quite pleasantly surprised to see how bouncy and smooth my skin was after removing the mask! If you can get past the smell, this is a great mask to use.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Butylene Glycol, Peg/ppg-17/6 Copolymer, Bis-ethoxy Diglycol Succinate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Tromethamine, Solanium Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, 1,2-hexanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Honey Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Disodium Edta, Fragrance
Overall, this gets a 3/5 from me. Unfortunately, the smell really ruins this mask for me, despite the positive results!
Have you tried this mask before? What’s your favourite tomato-based skincare product?
1 – Terrible: Negative effects on skin.
2 – Mediocre: No change in skin/claims not met.
3 – Average: Performs as expected.
4 – Good: Would repurchase unless I try something better.
5 – Amazing: Meets trifecta of perfect packaging, formula, & cost.