Wonderful things can come from those little samples that come with your beauty orders let me tell you. One such packet was the Tony Moly Appletox Cream, which came along with a Korean bb cream purchase and I was hooked from the first application. Having had only a mediocre experience with the brand with the Floria skincare line (reviewed here), I didn’t expect to be so taken with this little apple…quite literally…an apple.
Would I repurchase: Absolutely YES!
Now that we’ve (hopefully) gotten over how adorable the packaging is, let’s look at what’s inside. The top half of the jar unscrews to reveal a plastic cover with a tiny spatula for dipping into the product (you’ll need this bit, trust me). I’d advise you to keep that plastic lid because once you lift that up, the “cream” inside is actually quite a viscous (dare I say slightly slimy) concoction which smells authentically of a sweetened apple with a tinge of tartness. You haven’t smelled anything quite like this I’m sure in a skincare product. The lid is actually very helpful for keeping the cream from spilling over the edge when you’re opening/closing the top.
Now to the fun part, this moisturizing treatment (as it’s been translated) has the most unique texture. It’s the consistency of warm honey but without any of the stickiness and spreads amazingly well on the skin without the slight bit of tugging. Containing a slew of nourishing ingredients like apple extract, royal jelly as well as manuka honey this cream is both soothing and smoothing. I found it especially good for sensitive skin days, say if I over exfoliated, when I’m experiencing redness or chapped bits this comforting gel cream just feels wonderful. My skin was velvety and plump with a semi-matte finish.