A Pretty Epic Skincare Collaboration With Tony Moly
When Pokemon characters move out of the screen and onto your dressing table, you know it's going to be interesting. I'd be lying if I said that I didn't just purchase a few products from Tony Moly's collaboration just because it was Pokemon. And although every part of me just wanted all the Pikachu variations, I did enforce a little sensible shopping and purchased the versions of products that best suited my skin. Following on from the hype of Pokemon Go, Tony Moly teamed up with Pokemon to create a range of products that feature many of the characters. As it stands, there are moisture creams, hand creams, foaming cleansers and a sheet mask (in Pikachu only).
I took a miss on the sheet mask because it was honey based and I'm not too keen on that. As cute as the foaming cleansers were, I really didn't need another cleanser (let alone a foaming one that would likely dry out my skin). So, that left us with a hand and moisture cream for choice.
SQUIRTLE WATER MOISTURE CREAM
I assumed that this would be like a gel-textured moisturiser (which you'll know I love if you read this post ). It turned out to be not what I expected. First of all, it is massive. I was alarmed when I opened the box and thought I'd accidentally bought a body cream. It's 300ml and for a face cream, that's a substantial amount.
Secondly, the formulation is extremely light. It's like a very watery gel moisturiser. When you scoop some out it almost melts into your hands and you have to pat it onto your face like an essence. I've been using this liberally; over my face, down my neck and arms. I like to apply it onto damp skin, straight after washing my face and it helps to seal in the moisture. I can then continue with my other skincare layers and my skin remains plumped and juicy which I love. It has a barely noticeable scent, just something fresh and very understated. Overall, I'm impressed that this wasn't just a cute novelty product.
The other options:
Meowth: Butter Nutrition Cream
Psyduck: Cheese Firming Cream - (this sounds interesting!)
Pikachu: Honey Moisture Cream
SNORLAX HAND CREAM
I went for lavender because it's the scent I knew I would like best. It's the perfect fit to have Snorlax as the Pokemon featured on this one. The scent is nice, not the best lavender scent but not overpowering so I'm content. The cream is light and non-greasy though which I love in a hand cream.
The other options were:
#PIKACHU: Vanilla Scent
#FAIRI (Charmander) : Grapefruit Scent
#KKOBUGI (Squirtle): Lotus Scent
#ISANGHESSI (Bulbasaur): Green Tea Scent
#PURIN (Jigglypuff): Peach Scent
#TOGEPI: Lemon Scent
#EEVEE (Cute Fox): Powder Scent
I had very little expectations for these products so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved them (and not just for the Pokemon novelty). You can purchase these from Jolse or this eBay seller .
What are your thoughts on character collaborations?
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