I picked up the Moritaya Tofu Face Pack on a whim from Imomoko recently since it promised brighter skin. Lucky enough I’ve been keeping super hydrated so my normal dull skin has been behaving itself.
But hey, anything that promises brighter skin, especially from Asian brands, I’m typically all over like white on rice.
Did this work?
Naa! Plus it was expensive as hells ($33)!
I’ve read a fair few of reviews on the Moritaya Tofu Face Pack so while shopping at Imomoko I decided I needed to try it myself.
This contains a mixture of soy-based yogurt to brighten and hydrate skin. The big draw for me was brighter skin as I have a duller complexion without makeup and I’m always looking for ways to restore the glow to my skin with far too many products. Soy supposedly is an excellent brightening source so price aside I decided to try it. It’s only around $14 in Japan so the $33 price tag made me wince but I’m all about instant gratification and decided to grab it from Imomoko versus asking a friend in Tokyo to shop it for me, big mistake.
To use it you simply apply it to a clean face and leave it on for five to ten minutes. It’s thick and creamy but not sticky (or at least I didn’t think so). It feels a little cooling on skin and almost but not quite has a tingle somewhere in the background but that’s barely noticeable (or could be my imagination).
It contains honey, yogurt, tofu, etc…etc….I decided to refrigerate the remaining amount I didn’t use to keep it fresh. So far I tried it twice and aside from making my skin super smooth it didn’t really brighten much sadly.
It’s quite thick so I’d recommend removing it with a wet facial cloth to avoid the drama of splashing water on your face in the hopes of completely removing such a thickly textured mask. Just wet a washcloth, remove most of it, and proceed to splash water onto your face to get the rest off.
I wouldn’t purchase it again at $33 nor would I indulge in it for $15. It just didn’t offer any exciting results to make me want to repurchase it. Meh! It might work on a lighter skin tone than my own or even those with yellow undertones as it might brighten up things…..but for me, aside from the hydrating effect, there was no brightness to be had.
What’s your face mask of choice at the moment?