Tony Moly Whipping Cotton Brightening Bubble Foam

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


For the less adventurous in skincare, cleansers are always the safe bet. Or so I thought! Having found a routine that I am comfortable and pleased with, one of the few products I'm willing to switch around are cleansers.

The Tony Moly Whipping Cotton Brightening Bubble Foam was something I chose for three reasons - it was affordable, bubble foam gives me the impression that it is gentle but effective, and the brightening claim since the polluted environment I'm in makes my skin dull. 

I used this both day and night for a few months, satisfied that my skin did not dry out and not at all tight after washing. What bothered me was that my skin had become excessively oily. At that time I brushed it off as the weather was getting warmer. So I tried to control the oiliness by tweaking all the other products I used on my face and stocked up on oil blotting sheets. And then the lightbulb moment came - everything was normal before using this cleanser. I tried using the castile soap I made and some other samples I had to test my theory. You guessed it - this cleanser was the culprit! To be absolutely sure, a few weeks later, I washed with the Tony Moly once and my skin was black to being super oily. How horrible. 

So although this gained over 4 stars in Influenster, this cleaner is a big old NOPE for me. As of today, I've switched to an Etude House foaming cleanser that works great but that's a story for another day.

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17 comments

  1. Oh no! Sorry it didn't work out for you!

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  2. Too bad it didn't work. I have had cleansers do that to me too. I have gotten rather picky about them!

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  3. Thanks for letting us know, I appreciate that!

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  4. I had no idea TM had a face wash like this. I wonder if the pH is off considering your results.

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  5. It stinks it didn’t work out for you! :( but glad you found something else!!!

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  6. Oh man! I'm surprised it made you oily - I expected cleansers to typically dry skin out. I do like the foam aspect of it though (bubbles are always fun).

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  7. wow bummer on the soap. I wonder what it was in it that made you oily

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  8. It sounds like a cool product so it's a bummer it was eh

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  9. Sorry it didn't work out for you, I feel the same way about the oil thing. I don't want an oily face.

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  10. Bummer this didn't work for you. I usually love foaming cleansers!

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  11. Wow! I wonder what it was about this one that made your face get oily. Residue? Overcleaning that stimulated oil production? Both?

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  12. I'm surprised a light, foaming cleanser would cause you to be oily! What a bummer. Glad you found a substitute.

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  13. Too bad it didn't work out for you. so happy you found a better replacement.

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  14. I hate that it made you oily! Probably wouldn't be the cleanser for me during the summer months but may give it a try come winter.

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  15. Wow, it definitely sounds like this is not a good match for you! I've not tried it myself but with so many positive reviews, it just goes to show that personal chemistry really affects how a product works with our skin!

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  16. Usually, if your skin gets more oily it means the cleanser is too stripping.

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