Tonymoly Megatox Bright Shot Review

tonymoly megatox bright shot review

Tonymoly Megatox Bright Shot Review. Grade: C-

What They Say: “Brightens the skin and combats dark spots with Glutathione, an antioxidant that rids the skin of free radicals and toxins that can lead to hyper-pigmentation.”

What We Say: Why is my skin so sticky, and not particularly bright? 

The Review: I love a mask as the next person, but I did not love this mask. Except the packaging. The packaging is adorable, even the visual reference is a little too dermatology-office shot than ideal.

I don’t know what I expected, given that the packaging was in the shape of a shot: a rectangular block? But no: It’s just a normal, folded-up mask, and it’s absolutely dripping in product — dripping. Part of me says: OK, great — that’s just more for me to use. But the reality is that most of that excess product isn’t going anywhere near my face. In my case, it went on the floor, and on the chair, and on a desk, and on my shirt. (I wasn’t expecting it to be quite so drippy.) I don’t think I’m the only one who had this experience (this Allure reviewer says it dripped on her shirt.) I don’t understand the logic behind overstuffing the mask like this, beyond like a “OMG there’s extra!!!!” response in buyers. To me, though, it just suggests that the ingredients aren’t expensive/nice enough to use sparingly. I tend not to think more is more — I tend to think more is a waste. And no smart companies waste valuable product.

Moving on. I hate how these masks are made — they’re super thin, to the point that they can’t absorb all the product (a situation exacerbated by the fact, again, that there was so much of it). Especially in the ampoule container, I found it super hard to unfold and apply — not matter how cute it is, this isn’t the ideal packaging for a mask.

Of course, none of this would have mattered if I felt like the mask worked well, which I didn’t. After 30 minutes, it was dry and sticky — super uncomfortable. For sure, my skin did look slightly more even and 10% brighter, but I’d put the results on a par with my Good Genes. This is where you just have to do the math. My last bottle of Good Genes lasted eight months, using it two or three times a week. Let’s say that’s 10 applications a month for eight months, or 80 applications — at $105 a bottle, that’s $1.31 a use. This mask, with inferior results and a cheap feel, cost $6.50. I am bad with money, but even I can see that this is a disagreeable situation.

Buy It Again? No. For brightness and improved color, I’d rather use Sand & Sky’s pink clay, and a straight-up brightness mask, I’d definitely rather use the I’m Sorry for My Skin 8-step travel set.

Get it here: Tonymoly Megatox Bright Shot Ampoule Mask

Tonymoly Megatox Bright Shot Review: ingredients

Water Glycerin Methylpropanediol Niacinamide 1,2-Hexanediol Trehalose Sodium Hyaluronate Water Glycerin Glutathione Phenoxyethanol Ethylhexylglycerin Disodium EDTA Water Butylene Glycol Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Panthenol Phenoxyethanol Ethylhexylglycerin Disodium EDTA Allantoin Carbomer Hydroxyethylcellulose Triethanolamine Ethylhexylglycerin Polysorbate 20 Fragrance