Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Half Moon Eyes | Milky Jelly Toning Essense, Moisture Cream & Pink Fruity Review

Hi Pinkyies! I'm finally back with a long lost skincare review! Today I'm sharing a whole range of basic skincare products from a Korean brand - Half Moon Eyes, which includes a Toning Essence, Moisture Cream and Pink Fruity Mask. 

Before I tried them on, I've seen a lot of positive review on the toning essence, and the reviews makes me wanna try it even more! So let me share about the brand itself and the products review with you right now.

The brand name HALF MOON EYES is created by beauty director Lee Seung Hyun, where she got inspired from her half-moon shaped eyes. It captures women's hopes and desires to find the most beautiful side of themselves. Half Moon Eyes resembles woman with her own attractive features. -halfmooneyes.com

For now, Half Moon Eyes only have these 3 basic skincare products in store. I'll be reviewing it according to the steps that I used them.

Half Moon Eyes Milky Jelly Tonning Essence

The Milky Jelly Toning Essence is the first step of skincare after cleansing your skin. As you can tell from the box and the name itself, the Toning Essence is a multi-functional all-in-one product serving as toner & booster and essence to refine, balance and hydrate your skin. It can be used easily and conveniently at the first level of basic makeup and enables all kinds of care at one time, such as:
  1. Pore care
  2. Sebum control
  3. Skin texture care
  4. Astrigent
  5. Increase skin flexibility
  6. Fresh and light moisture essence

Main Ingredients

a. Silica Powder - Act as Sebum remover. Straightens up your skin texture by softly eliminating pore wastes and unnecessarily accumulated dead skin cells.

b. Natural plant extracts - contain a lot of plant estrogens that heals your skin environmentally friendly as one of eco-friendly products.

c. Fig (Ficus Carica) fruit extracts - most excellent effect of anti-oxidation, and rich in mineral & vitamin C. Makes your skin clear and lively by assisting the absorption of nutrients at the next level.

d. And some other plant extracts such as Tea Tree Leaf Water, Pomegranate, Mulberry and Ginkgo Nut.

The transparent layer is the essence, and the while bottom layer is the Silica Powder. Shake to mix them before use.

A lot of times I like to use cotton pads to apply my toner as I want to make sure my skin is deeply cleansed after my normal cleanser. But if I'm feeling lazy or need a quick moisture touch, I would just apply it with my palms directly.

Half Moon Eyes is kind enough to include a small box of cotton pads that's best use together with the toning essence together in a box.

This cotton pad is thick, has one rougher side and another smoother side for different purpose. The rougher side (top right of the above image) can pick up more dirt from the skin, while the smoother side can be used after for a finish touch. The cotton pads can be used to apply the toner on daily basis, or can be separated into few smaller pieces sheets to be used as a mask with the essence.

The essence has a moist base that will softly tidy up your skin into regaining energy and vitality. Clear and light texture is helpful to its rapid absorption into your skin.

The Half Moon Eyes Milky Jelly Toning Essence is not just a 3-in-1 product, but also a 3-way product that can be used as a

  • Toner on your daily skincare routine.
  • Moisture face mist to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.
  • Face mask by soaking the essence into cotton pads or sheet mask for a deep hydration.

If you have read my previous toner reviews before, I always mention that how important it is to wipe the toner in upward direction as our pores are facing downwards, and applying upwards will make the products absorbed into the skin even more.

After use - look at all the dirt that can't be cleansed away from my cleanser.
Extra deep cleanse from toner has been an important steps for me.

As the cotton pads provided has only about 10 pieces, I would like to save a few up for specific purpose. Normally I will be using my own super thin cottons to apply my toner on a daily basis cause I don't want to waste the excess product that was absorbed into the thick cotton pads. Thin cotton pads are great to be used as small sheet masks as well.

Hydrating my cheeks and chins which are the areas that are often irritated with the toning essence + cotton pads.

My thoughts

This Toning Essences gave me a great first impression by having a really great mild scent! Not the chemical fragrance kind, but a gently floral scent. That was also the reason that make me wanna use it everyday without changing it. Every time after use, skin feels fresh and softer, like really I'm not kidding! I didn't want to make it sound like the best product of the world, but I don't really have any negative impression towards this product. And for now after almost using it for a month, my skin does feel improved!

Rating: 9/10

Product Information

Name: Half Moon Eyes Milky Jelly Toning Essence
Country of Origin: Korea
Active Ingredients:
Volume: 180ml
Price: MYR104.00 MYR65.00
Where to buy: Althea Korea (link)

If you're not a person who's very familiar with skincare routine steps, normally masks are best to be used after toner. Every once or twice a week, I will use the Pink Fruity Mask after toning my skin.

Half Moon Eyes Pink Fruity Wash Off Mask

The Pink Fruity, a.k.a the Dragon Fruit's exfoliating capsule is a pore care wash off capsule pack that provides 8 different effects such as:
  1. Pore tightening 
  2. Cooling effect 
  3. Texture care 
  4. Hydration 
  5. Moisturization 
  6. Nourishment 
  7. Exfoliation 
  8. Sebum removal 

What's so special about this mask is it contains an internationally patented ingredient - Dragon Fruit Extract. It remove excess oil and waste materials, like dead skin cells, effectively as it contains micro-exfoliating particles from dragon fruits. Upon removing all the wastage from your skin, the high water content in this mask will also moisturizes your skin at the same time.

Spot the black dots in the mask pack, they are the exfoliating particles.

The texture is very thick, but it's quite easy to apply onto the skin.
It has a real dragon fruit scent and I'm quite loving it!

Usage direction

  1. Apply Pink Fruity thoroughly over the face avoiding eyes and mouth after toner.
  2. Leave it on around 10 minutes until the colour lightens and enjoy the tingling sensation while drying.
  3. When the time is up, gently wash it off with warm water by breaking the particles with circular massaging motion.
Recommended to use it 1-2 times a week.

My thoughts

The first thing I have to say is I love the pastel pink colour and the sweet dragon fruit scent in it!

A capsule size of mask is really convenient for travel and also to know how much exactly you'll be using for one time. For my face size and the amount of mask in the capsule, it's really quite a thick layer after applying everything on my face, plus some on my neck. 

On my first usage, I thought it can be kept to use for another time cause it's a little bit too much for my face. But the remaining actually dried up in the capsule the next day. Hence I'll just use the whole capsule for one time.

However, because a lot of time I tried to avoid putting a thick layer of mud type mask because it's gonna take very long for it to dry up and very hard to wash off. But if I have to use this whole capsule every time I use it, it's gonna take me a very long time. Instead of waiting for 10 minutes as per the given instruction, it took me more than 20 minutes to dry up for about 80%, only.

After 20 minutes. Some parts are still not dried but some already very dry.

After washed off, I can feel some part of my skin is smoother, pores are less visible, just like after I apply those pore covering products. Skin does feel refreshed as well.

Aside from me personally not really liking the usage of this type of mask, the result is quite impressive! When I need to bring a good mask out for a relaxing trip, this is one of my choice, since I'll have plenty of time for a relaxing trip anyway. Heh.

Rating: 7/10

Product Information

Name: Half Moon Eyes Pink Fruity
Country of Origin: Korea
Active Ingredients:
Volume: 10ml
PriceMYR23.00 MYR7.00 per capsule (MYR20.70 for the triple set)
Where to buy: Althea Korea (link)

Half Moon Eyes Milky Moisture Cream

The last step of my skincare before applying pimple cream and eye cream is to apply the Milky Jelly Moisture Cream.

This moisture cream was created to against the stress caused by external environment that makes your skin tired and lost vitality, best for sensitive skin! It supplies abundant moisture, rich nutrients and strengthens skin barrier, but gives an unsticky feeling.


  1. Water replenishment
  2. No stickiness
  3. Long lasting
  4. Light texture
  5. Refreshing Fig fragrance

The texture is soft and feels like jelly emulsion.

Main Ingredients

This moisturizer uses the Oriental Beauty Fruits Newplex that contains 4 types of fruits extracts that have been traditionally used to enhance the beauty of Asian ladies - vegetable estrogen, anti-aging ingredients (Pomegranate & Gingko) & activate anti-oxidant activity (Fig, Mulberry), and increase collagen synthesis.

This cream is also known as a natural protector that contains 7 natural ingredients that's safe for human body, safe raw material free from PH changes, and soothes & moisturize skin.
  1. Soybean ferment
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Baicalensis root
  4. Obtusaleaf
  5. Oleracea
  6. Oregano
  7. Willow

Just like it's sister - the toning essence, this moisture cream is also a multifunctional product which can be used as:
  1. Moisturizer at the last step of skincare and before foundation as a mild cosmetic
  2. Sleeping pack when applied a thick layer before sleep
  3. To mix with your favourite foundation for a water shine base
  4. To mix with face oil as a massage cream

My thoughts

After my skin problems gone serious, my moisturizers are always very light as I don't want extra oil or nourishment block my skin. This is one of the perfect moisturizer for me at the moment. The light cream just melts into the skin after applying it. The scent is also very light that I thought it's just the moisturizer base scent instead of the Fig fragrance. To be honest, I didn't expect to like this product in the first place, but now I have to apply it every morning together with the toning essence!

Rating: 9/10

Product Information

Name: Half Moon Eyes Milky Jelly Moisture Cream
Country of Origin: Korea
Active Ingredients:
Weight: 100g
PriceMYR122.00 MYR67.00
Where to buy: Althea Korea (link)

And that's all for my current morning skincare routine! The toning essence got my positive review as well just like other reviewers out there!

So will you guys try out these products? They are available at Althea Korea website.

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Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review purpose. All opinions and thoughts expressed are solely my own and based on my personal experiences and preferences. Results may vary on different person.