Thursday, April 2, 2015

TonyMoly My Sunny Tok Tok Sun Powder SPF50+ PA+++

Here's yet another sun powder in the form of TonyMoly My Sunny Tok Tok Sun Powder SPF50+ PA+++. This item is readily available online and I paid about $10 + shipping for mine, which is actually quite expensive considering the pot contains a paltry 3g - yes, only 3g of product :( So the price alone appalled me a bit.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

This is a translucent loose powder with high SPF, although the ingredients only show titanium dioxide which means it's weak in the UVA department. The ingredients also show fragrance but other than the rubbery odor of the sponge, I don't detect any added scent. 

I use it as finishing powder and for that purpose, it's decent with a light enough texture. However, I do think it could be a lot better. For example, it's supposed to be translucent but I find that it leaves a slight white cast, possibly because of the sole reliance on the titanium dioxide for sun protection. Of course, many other sun powders have titanium dioxide as the main ingredient for sun protection, but the difference is that those powders all provide some coverage. So I do think this is TonyMoly's mistake in trying to make this product a translucent powder against the opacity of the titanium dioxide (I'm guessing to cut cost?). So yeah, despite it being "translucent," I have to apply it with a squirrel or squirrel mixed brush or risk looking like a ghost. Not a $10 well spent, unfortunately.  

6 comments:

Unpaletteable said...

Hey, sorry this was a wipeout but I'm really enjoying all your sun powder reviews! I too am obsessed with getting something to touch up my spf with this summer x

D. said...

Hi Unpaletteable,

I'm happy you're enjoying reading about my adventures with sun powders! I go through phases every year, but I guess this obsession is a relatively good obsession xD

Cheers,
D.

Shraddha Manvi said...

Thanks for the review! I'm looking for a sun powder for my medium-dark complexion. Which one would you recommend?

D. said...

Hi Shraddha Manvi,

Thank you for reading and commenting.

There are some great sun powders out there so I would recommend experimenting with both translucent ones as well as those that do provide some coverage.

Translucent:
- Privacy UV Face Powder (http://alittledabintomakeup.blogspot.com/2015/02/privacy-uv-face-powder-50-spf50-pa.html)
- Nanoce BB Mineral Powder (http://alittledabintomakeup.blogspot.com/2015/04/nanoce-bb-mineral-powder-spf50-pa.html)
- Ruje Mineral BB Lucent Powder (http://alittledabintomakeup.blogspot.com/2015/04/ruje-cosmetics-mineral-bb-lucent-powder.html)
- Enprani One-Touch Sun Powder (http://alittledabintomakeup.blogspot.com/2015/04/enprani-one-touch-sun-powder-ex-spf50-pa.html)

Color-less sun powders, keep in mind these may leave a white cast:
- UV Lab Mineral Powder (http://alittledabintomakeup.blogspot.com/2015/01/uvlab-mineral-powder-spf50-pa.html)
- Paseo UV Cut Powder (http://alittledabintomakeup.blogspot.com/2015/04/paseo-uv-cut-powder-spf50-pa.html)

Light-medium coverage, keep in mind these are often available in only 1 shade that's on the lighter side:
- HIsagunne UV Cut Face Powder (http://alittledabintomakeup.blogspot.com/2015/04/higasunne-uv-cut-face-powder-spf50-pa.html)
- Innisfree Mineral Powder (http://alittledabintomakeup.blogspot.com/2015/03/innisfree-mineral-powder-spf40-pa.html)
- The Saem Eco Soul UV Whitening Pact (http://alittledabintomakeup.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-saem-eco-soul-uv-whitening-pact.html), ignore the "whitening" :)

Have fun experimenting!

Cheers,
D.

Shraddha Manvi said...

Wow! Thanks so much for the detailed info! Since you have reviewed these extensively, I shall read all of your reviews. Thanks a ton! :)

D. said...

Hi Shraddha Manvi,

You're so welcome ^.^ Thanks for reading!

Cheers,
D.

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