It’s that time of year again! The days are shorter, the air is dryer, and Korean award shows can’t seem to find sober cameramen. With all the changes afoot, it’s no surprise that your skin care routine should change a little bit as well.
When it comes to the winter season’s harsh affect on our skin, environmental triggers aren’t the only villains. Attending multiple holiday parties can lead to more frequent use of make-up and products that aren’t so friendly to our skin. So, how do you keep your face and skin idol-like and camera ready for the harshest time of year? Easy! With a variety of products from the world-renowned beauty company Tony Moly, you can battle any case of the winter beauty blues!
The experts at our local Tony Moly were kind enough to share their beauty wisdom with What The Kpop, so check out a few of their tips and suggestions below— direct from this Korean beauty heaven located in Johns Creek, Georgia.
1- Don’t Let Oil Spoil Your Fun!
Does your oily skin have you dodging cameras better than BTS’s Jungkook dodges girls because you’re afraid of looking like a disco ball in holiday pics? Have no fear! Tony Moly has the perfect product to combat greasy and unsightly skin! The Chok Chok Green Tea line is a water based collection that’s great for battling oils all year round!
The line consists of everything from creams to toners and is made from natural, skin-loving ingredients. As a plus, it’s water-based, meaning it goes on light and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and congestion free. The products in this collection start around $20—a great deal considering the awesome results. Add these to your daily skincare routine, and you’re sure to turn that sharp shine into a soft glow!
Also great for oily skin are their Goat Milk and Phytoncide collections. The Goat Milk collection is similar to the Chok Chok Green Tear line and goes on light— something very important when it comes to oily skin. The main difference is that it harbors little capsules that release goat milk when massaged into your skin. This may sound strange, but the texture is actually quite smooth and soothing.
As for the Phytoncide line, its main goal is to cleanse and tighten your pores, resulting in healthier and smoother-looking skin. They retail around $20 – $50, but in the store, you can get 20% off these products, along with some other helpful discounts. With these amazing collections, you can definitely shine for all the right reasons this season!
2- Bye Bye to Dry
Is your skin drier than Taehyung’s rap? Well, there’s a great Tony Moly product for you as well! Cool air coupled with dry air is the perfect storm for leaving your skin feeling rough and barren. Apply Tony Moly’s Horseyu Cream to rejuvenate and restore your skin’s lost moisture. This unique cream contains horse oil (which I was assured is obtained humanely from actual horses). It keeps your skin hydrated for up to 72 hours, while improving blood circulation and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We should call it “Mark” because it suits every concept! (laughs at NCT joke by myself) This too is made of nourishing, natural ingredients— a definite plus when dealing with dry, fragile skin. It retails at $89.99, but you can snag it now for less than half that price in the store!
3- Bbo Bbo
Chapped lips are a nightmare that we all face during this time of year. How do you maintain a healthy, pretty pout that would rival the lips of Wonho and Hyungwon from Monsta X? Tony Moly makes lip care easy and fun with an assortment of balms and other essentials to combat winter. As a plus, they’re all packaged in the cutest and most original containers. Along with balms, they have an array of lipsticks, glosses, and tints that not only spice up your holiday glam, but also keep your lips hydrated and kissable. Their 10th Anniversary Liptone is a fan favorite that’s bold in color, but kind to your lips, as well as easy to apply. It retails for $17 online, but you can get an extra 10% off in store.
For our older audience, Tony Moly’s new line The Black Tea London Classics is a definite must-have! I was informed that it contains the very black tea that Queen Elizabeth drinks daily for health and longevity. Like the rest of their products, it’s made of natural, skin-friendly ingredients that are great for all skin types and tones. It can also be used by the younger crowd to combat acne and retain their youthful appearance. They don’t have the full collection in the store yet, but you can find it all online!
4- Oh! Namja!
Don’t think I forgot about you fellas! There’s a men’s care line that’s approved by 2PM! Yes the JYP vets have put their stamp of approval on Tony Moly’s collection for guys. It hosts all you need to stay handsome and hunk-worthy this winter, while retailing all for under $45. As a bonus, like everything else on this list, it’s discounted in store as well!
5- Ready For Your Close Up?
Last, but certainly not least, here’s a special one for all you K-drama lovers! Tony Moly has an entire collection guaranteed to have you ready to be Lee Min Ho‘s leading lady. Their Floria skin cream is said to be the “Actor’s Cream” because of its great benefits and effects. The cream is said to hydrate your skin for 124 hours! There’s more to the collection than just cream though. It consists of everything a top actor needs: cleaners, toners, energy-boosting essences, and more. If you name it, there’s a serum for it. What makes it even better is the price! It retails anywhere from $30 – $40, but you can get it for at least 20% in store!
The Bottom Line
With products that cover every skin type, and celebrity endorsers such as HyunA and 2PM, it’s no surprise that Tony Moly has such a great reputation in the K-Beauty world. The company is definitely picking up momentum in the U.S. as well— you can now find their products in stores like Urban Outfitters and Charlotte Russe. It’s great to see the Hallyu wave influencing even our own local companies.
If you live near a Tony Moly, I definitely recommend going to the store and trying things out first. If not though, you can still order things from their extensive collection online. Check the official U.S. website for Tony Moly by clicking HERE.
If you live in the Atlanta area, we are especially happy to recommend the Johns Creek location. Their staff was warm and inviting, as well as helpful and informative. With great customer service and even better produces and prices, this store is a must-see itself. If you stop by, make sure to tell them that What The Kpop sent you! You can check out their Facebook by clicking HERE or visit the store directly at 10820 Abbots Bridge Rd #330 in Duluth, Georgia.
Special thanks to Tony Moly of Johns Creek for their in-depth information and beauty tips!
LizzySKpop is a WTK writer who stans GOT7 about all things in life and loves to try Korean beauty products. She also enjoys the music of BTS, BIGBANG and many more. Although she is pretty new to the Kpop world, she is already a hardcore fan and finds more groups every day to love. No matter what though, she will always love GOT7 the most and constantly relives the moment when she was able to see them up close and personal at a hi-touch event. She is proud aunt that has spread the love of Kpop to her nieces as well.