Thursday, July 3, 2014

Tony Moly Dr. Tony AC Control Spot Patch: Review + Haul

Before I go on with the formal content of this post, I would like to invite everyone to join my ongoing giveaway. I will be giving away a hair dye from the Japanese brand called Dariya Palty in the shade Milk Tea Brown, which happens to be one of the popular shades they have. It is open internationally so everyone is encouraged to join. :) (You will probably see this introduction in most of my future posts up until the giveaway is over. I hope you don't mind the post by post plug. ^^)

When one suffers from acne, there are so many things to experience and consider. For one, there's redness and pain. There's 'the bump' and flaky skin (surrounding the blemishes). There's also itchiness (sometimes) and of course, that big blow on one's self esteem. The list could go on but I want to mention this particular one because for me, this is one of the hardest things to conquer-- 'doing the forbidden'.

As a rule of thumb, one must never (Notice how 'never' is underlined for emphasis.) touch the problem areas a.k.a. zits/acne. Our hands are probably one of the dirtiest parts of our body and touching these areas might cause further infection and 'aggravate' the problem. I know this by heart but sometimes, I act without thinking. When one thing itches, I scratch. When I feel a bump, I have an urge to assess its size through light palpation. So before I get to process my reflex actions, I realize that I'm already too late. I already subjected my skin to unidentified germs! It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, I like to spank myself (in my mind).

Recently, I found this spot patch from Tony Moly and it helps to remind me not to touch the area. You might be wondering what this particular product is. Fret not, I am here to brief you on it. A spot patch is basically a spot medicated patch that you put on top of your problem areas. It looks like a small circular colorless sticker which claims to provide relief of troubled areas and prevents dead cell build up. It contains salicylic acid (a common property of acne medications), tea tree oil and grape seed extracts. It has softening and moisturizing effects and can be left onto the skin for 8-12 hours.

Although the packaging says it is best used overnight, I like to use this particular product during day time. Unlike the THEFACESHOP Clean Face Clear Away Spot, I can use this during the day as it is not noticeable when placed on the spot because the patch is colorless. Surely, one might notice it if they look a you very closely but a normal interaction probably wouldn't even grab any attention towards it.

I also like to think that since the patch is covering my acne, it is not exposed to dirt outside and is protected from harmful agents when going out. Also, when I unconsciously touch the area, I am reminded that I shouldn't because I feel the presence of the patch. It silently slaps me on the face (of course, just through my imagination) and asks me to stop placing my dirty fingers on my face.

The best part, of course, is that once the patch is removed (8-12 hours after), the redness and swelling is reduced. I highly recommend this product. I forgot how much it costs (please comment down below if you have any idea) but it definitely  wouldn't hurt your wallet. There are 12 patches in one pack so you get a fair amount of product for its price (definitely below PHP100).

Have you tried this particular product or any other spot patch? How was your experience?

Before I formally end this post, I would just like to share this haul that I did last February so I can delete the photos from my hard drive. I've actually already reviewed some of the products here so you probably already saw them. :)

 The main reason why I wanted to blog about this haul in the first place is because I wanted to brag about my SJ-M poster featuring Zhou Mi, Donghae, Eunhyuk and Kyuhyun (Left to right) from Tony Moly. ^^

 Belt from SM Department Store and Ring from The Landmark Makati
 Tony Moly I'm Real Broccoli Mask Sheet: Vitality

 Bangle Set from The Landmark Makati

with love, Anna Luisa

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