Sunday, June 9, 2013

Review: Tonymoly » Red Appletox Honey Cream

Yet another adorable apple from the Korean brand TonyMoly! Their Red Appletox Honey Cream comes in a kawaii red plastic apple shaped container that is quite similar to their Appletox Peeling Massage Cream, which I've also reviewed here. The containers might be similar, but the Red Appletox is an entirely different product! The Honey Cream is an excellent moisturizing cream perfect for morning or night that I'm so happy I found!

Brand » TonyMoly
Product » Red Appletox Honey Cream
Size » 80ml
Cost » $10 USD
Website »
Would I repurchase? » Yes, yes, yes!

Although I have an obsession with cute packaging, I totally understand the hesitation that some people might have that the product inside isn't actually good and the packaging is just a trick to get you to buy. However, adorable packaging aside, the Red Appletox Honey Cream is a truly wonderful moisturizer! The cream itself is definitely not as thick as our normal idea of a facial cream and I would describe it as being a little...juicy, or more of a gel cream. It smells just like a fresh tart apple with a hint of honey, which I love.

The top screws off to reveal a tiny spatula used for dipping into the cream and a plastic lid to help keep the cream from spilling over the edge and also to keep dust and germs out! The cream actually pours quite easily and you only need to dip the spatula to provide enough cream for your entire face! Perhaps if your face was extremely dry it might requiring scooping, but I've always found that to be way too much.

Notable Ingredients:
Manuka Honey Extract » from the wild trees of New Zealand. Antibacterial and immunity effect.
Royal Jelly Extract » cools down skin troubles.
Black Honey » rich in minerals and amino acid. Moisturizes and nourishes.
Apple Acid » smooths skin.
Propolis » provides antioxidants.

How to use: Apply an adequate amount day or night after cleansing. Gently pat your face to help the product absorb. Use 1-3 times a week.

Although it says to use 1-3 times a week, I have used this every night for weeks in a row and have never experienced any irritation with my skin. I think you need to get a feel for your own skin and if it is screaming for moisture I don't see a problem using it every night/day, although a couple times a week works great too! I personally only use this cream at night, because I use my Hadalabo during the day, but I honestly really love it as a sleeping moisturizer. The cream is supposed to increase elasticity, and I would agree that the Red Appletox Honey Cream certainly performs. Every morning I wake up after using this, my face feels softer and firmer!

The Red Appletox Honey cream is immediately soothing. I've used this when my face felt irritated or flushed and when I apply the cream it has an instant calming effect. The texture is different from most creams, but I find it light and comforting. Even though I don't use this in my morning routine, I think the texture would be great for use under your base makeup! The Red Appletox Honey Cream has worked well for me both when my skin was looking flawless and when my skin felt sensitive or irritated. Those with acne might also find this cream to be beneficial as honey naturally contains antibacterial properties, which I feel adds to its calming effect.

The only downside to this cream is that it didn't come with a full ingredient list. I've been searching for one and if I come across it I will update this post.

I think the Red Appletox Honey Cream is perfect for any skin type and has worked especially well for my combination skin. I'm surprised that the price isn't higher, but even if it cost more I would probably still buy it again. I don't wake up with my skin feeling oily and I've never had any breakouts from this cream. If you're looking for a moisturizing cream that is both comforting and gentle I would certainly consider this one. This little red apple is Beautiful Doki Doki approved!



  1. This is a great review, thanks for posting it! I have combination skin as well, and I am so glad that I don't have to stay away from something so cute! I'm really enjoying reading your blog - it's helping me decide which items to get and stay away from in my next haul!! :3

    <3 xoxo

    1. Thanks Sophia!! It makes me happy that my blog is helping ^__________^ comments likes these definitely keep me motivated! Also, I love the design of your blog! So cute!

    2. No problem! Your blog is easily one of my favorites to read, I love how in depth you go and all the pictures you include! I definitely look forward to any future posts you make!

      And thank you!! That means so much to me coming from you!! :D

      Take care! :)

      <3 xoxo

    3. Thanks girl! I'll be sure to keep the posts coming! xo

  2. I got a small tester and l will try it tonight maybe for one night l will nt use Etude House collagen cream

    1. Hi Moon! Let me know what you think of it! Personally I like this a little more than the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream, although that one is nice as well! :)

  3. Hi Doki Doki......... I got a sample of appletox honey cream and want to try it out when I read your post ;) I buy nature republic aloe vera 92% soothing gel few days ago and it was really amazing moisturizer. You can apply anywhere on the skin which were dry.... It was a Korean brand product. ;D I am looking forward to read more of your post about the cosmetic that you have try. Thank you and have a great day ^^

    1. Hi there!! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ I haven't tried Nature Republic's aloe gel but aloe is awesome in general, I'll definitely look into it! Thanks for checking out my blog!!!! <3 xo

  4. haha, I've used the Apple tox for 1 moth and I really very pleased about it. Have you tried the Holika Holika's Wine therapy sleeping mask?

    1. Hi ^^ I am glad that you like the appletox cream! I have not tried that mask, but it sounds amazing! O_O I'm definitely going to put it on my list, thanks for sharing!! :)

  5. Hi! I am currently wrintting from belgium. I read your review with lots of interest and curiosity. I am actually hesitating wether to buy this red appletox cream or not… I am only beginning with asian cosmetics…
    I think that I've found something that might interest you: the ingredient list of this product.

    Aqua, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Apple extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sunflower seed oil, Propolis extract, Honey extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Soluble Collagen, Ginkgo Leaf Extract, Allantoin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin.

    Please let me know what do you think of it? Any ingredients thaht are well-known for having a bad effect on the skin?


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