Althea Korea\’s A\’Bloom Collection ~ Review

A\’Bloom is here!

It was fun to be part of A\’bloom Collection brand launch at Althea Korea\’s website! It\’s super exciting to have the first dibs of the products as I have found the mask sheet that matches my skin need plus an instant fave meringue puffs.

Description

● A’bloom refreshing skin masks pack have strong antioxidant with harmony of fruits and natural ingredients of plants that provides custom care solution for each skin type. The PH balancing helps strengthens skin barrier as well as re-charge the skin with fresh energy. ● The fruit masks pack are made with strong antioxidant power of fruits and soothing energy of natural plants to care for each skin concern such as hydration, nutrition, whitening and blemishes. ● The sheet masks are made out of 100% natural eco-friendly fabric to effectively deliver the efficacy of the rich fruits essence and the essences are formulated with reduced viscosity that are available in creams.

Usage● Has cooling effect and excellent absorption to deliver efficacy of ingredients deeply into the skin and keeps skin moisturized until the next day. ● Gives a gentle citrus scent with a refreshing touch. ● Transfers validity of natural wood extraction deeply into the skin with excellent penetration and close adhesion. ● The brightening line of the lemon lime whitening mask will provide an instant whitening effect after usage.
Direction1. Gently clean your skin with toner after washing the face. 2. Open the pouch and remove the film, then apply the sheet mask on face properly and leave it for 10-20 minutes. 3. Take off the mask and gently pat the residue essence until fully absorb

The variants for Refreshing Fruits Mask Pack are as follows:


Ingredients and benefits:● The watermelon fruit has 92% of water which is excellent for moisturizing and soothing for the skin during the hot weather. ● It contains natural aminoic acid called Citrulin and Betain that forms a natural moisturizing membrane on the skin, leaving it moisturized as well as a smoother skin that does not dry out. ● The mask also contains lavender extract which helps soothe sensitive skin and provides liveliness.

Ingredients and benefits:● Peaches are rich in moisture and vitamin A retinol components which helps control the oil and water balance of the skin. ● It helps normalize the skin turnover cycle with retinol by preventing troubles and taking care of dead skin cells and provide smooth, hydrated skin. ● The mask contains tea tree extract to help sterilization and takes care of trouble spots and pores.


Ingredients and benefits:● Avocado is known as the butter of the forest with rich protein that prevents aging and provides strong antioxidant with vitamin E tocopherol. ● The excellent absorption of skin-friendly unsaturated fatty acid provides shininess and elasticity to the skin. ● It is mix with hibiscus flower extract that contains Antocyanin , an antioxidant to prevent the skin from aging.


Ingredients and benefits: ● Lemon and lime contains high vitamin C ingredient to help repair and protect the skin from UV damage. ● The vitamin C’s function of inhibiting melanin production provides a clear and transparent skin. ● This mask contains green tea extract which is also rich in vitamin C ingredient to assist in controlling melanin production and skin care.

It\’s bikini season here in the Philippines, we went to Boracay Island for a summer escape and I brought 2 variants (Peach & Lemon) of mask sheet that I used at night to help my skin relaxed and hydrated.

Bringing mask sheets on a vacay was definitely a good idea! It\’s a way of recharging your skin with vitamins while providing a good oil and water balance. The cooling effect added a more relaxing soak.
Out of the 4 variants, Lemon lime mask perfectly meets my skincare needs as the moment. I needed that Vitamin C to help repair and protect my skin from UV damage.
Four days at this beautiful Island… to make sure to be well prepared for the aftermath of getting sun-kissed, I took advantage of A\’Bloom\’s 10+10 mask sheets promotion and taddaaaaa!
Sparkle-Me-Bright Lemon Mask to the rescue to boost melanin production and skincare after sun exposure.


A good steal for 180 pesos for 20 sheets… so, 9 pesos each was a best offer that I wouldn\’t want to missed out. Offer is valid until out of stock, so you know the drill. 😊
What makes me choose this variant?
This Lemon Brightening Mask Sheet is  like a powerbank for skin, it recharges skin’s glow from within and also helps build a strong moisture barrier to lock in all the good stuff. 💦🍋 Brightening mask clarifies and brighten dull skin to unveil the natural glow from within.

The double dose of Vitamin C from lemon and lime extracts banishes dark spots and green tea boosts brightening while calming skin.

It\’s Simply the Zest! 💕
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Included in A\’bloom\’s collection is the BHA Blackhead Blaster and Meringue Puffs.

Blackhead out without the ouch!

The BHA Blackhead Blaster is formulated with a mixture of BHA (derived from willow bark) and apricot seed powder, using both manual and chemical exfoliation methods to give you a gentle but effective cleanse. This helps wedge those blackheads free and minimize enlarged pores, preventing future black and whiteheads from forming. Charcoal and tea tree extracts also help to detoxify and control excess sebum production, making it a great skincare treatment for those of us with trouble-prone skin.
Using this product is easy peasy, all you have to do is massage the product onto the targeted areas in a circular motion. Do this for about a minute before rinsing off, and ta-da! You’ll be left with clean, smooth skin, just like that!
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Lovely & Cute Pastel Color Meringue Puffs

Description Apply makeup quickly and easily with the giant meringue puff with 1.5 times bigger in size than an ordinary puff.
DescriptionApply makeup with detailed edges of mini-sized sponge puff to achieve fine and flawless skin makeup.

Description● The first beauty tool from A’bloom by Althea is the first meringue sponge puff designed which was inspired by baking meringue cookies. Achieve the perfect skin makeup with the lovely, cute pastel pink colour and cookie-shaped meringue puff. ● The giant meringue puff will provide quick and smooth makeup application on wide surface of the skin while the baby meringue puff will provide fine and detailed makeup application on small surface of the skin with its pointed tips. ● Obtain 2-way perfect skin expressions: 1. Moist and glossy skin makeup when the puff is soaked with water 2. Matte and Flawless skin makeup when the puff is not soaked with water Material and benefit ● The meringue puffs are made out of non-latex sponge with hydrophilic properties which will grow 1.5 times bigger than normal size when soaked with water allowing makeup to be applied perfectly on the skin.
My Thoughts?
Definitely more in love with the Korean Beauty Skincare products! I am hook on its effectiveness and affordability. This makes skincare goals more doable. Thankful for discovering Althea Korea\’s shopping site, the best K-beauty destination ❤️.

Get Softer & Clearer Skin with Althea\’s Milk Peel Cream Mask (Review!)

I received this Althea\’s Milk Peel Cream Mask for review as part of  the Beauty Ambassador program, six weeks ago. Came Holiday Season and I only got until  today to sit and write up my honest to goodness take on this product.
This product is one of Althea Exclusives that is \”made with the belief that you deserve the best quality, at affordable price\”. Designed and made in Korea, directly shipped here in PH with Free shipping on orders above Php999.
PRODUCT CLAIMS:

 ✔️ It has refreshing peeling powers containing both AHA and BHA extracts that gently yet effectively whisk away dead skin cells to prevent flakiness.

Dead skin cell care with AHA+BHA

  • AHA / BHA: Double exfoliating effect that smoothing out roughness and removing impurities from the pore
  • Daily dead skin cell care
  • Remove external impurities in pores and on the skin surface

 ✔️ Formulated with casein protein from milk to revitalize and moisturize the skin. 
 ✔️ A self-bubbling clay texture creates a dense lather to remove dead skin cells.

This is a 50ml pump bottle with simple packaging. 
A peeling mask that promises to provide the skin smoothness and clarity with daily use.

Clarity! so as instructed, I used it daily for a hope to get clearer skin. And it did! I used it for a month and notices skin improvement. The rich and luxurious milk foam bubbles is a plus to convinced me of keeping it on my skincare routine. 💕

So yes, I personally purchased a second bottle  to continue the good results that I am having. I ordered along with the Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist on a 1+1 promo that arrived 4 days before Christmas, perfect timing for gifting.

WHAT\’S GOOD?

  • An exfoliating mask that transforms from a clay texture to a whipped cream lather.
  • Contains milk protein extract to moisturize and revitalize.
  • Formulated with AHA & BHA to gently but effectively remove dead skin cells.

HOW TO USE?

Dampen the skin and apply an even layer onto the skin, massaging till a rich lather forms. Leave on for 30-60 seconds before rinsing away with warm water.

KEY INGREDIENTS:

Milk protein extract – Moisturizes and strengthens the skin
AHA & BHA – Gently exfoliates away dead skin cells for a smooth complexion
Kaolin – Detoxifies and pulls out impurities from the pores

SUITABLE FOR:

  • Combination Skin Types
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Rough, sensitive skin that needs gentle exfoliation
  • Dry skin that needs to stay moisturized even after peeling

I have normal skin type and doesn\’t have much of concern except for my panda eyes 😵 but this product that promises a gulp of  skin hydration with daily triple care is for keeps.


MY THOUGHTS:

Highly recommended as one of investment product piece for your skincare regimen that\’s definitely worth the money. Get yours here.

My Top 10 Picks must-have from Althea for your Christmas Wishlist!

Hohoho! Christmas is fast approaching… have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I\’m not yet done with my shopping list of items to give for my loved ones (sorry!) but hopefully will be crossing out everything on my list this coming weekend.
Now, before everyone\’s got busy on holiday rush, I came up with this Top 10 picks of K-Beauty must-have items to help you decide what to buy for yourself to get started with your Korean skincare routine.
Keep Calm, It\’s almost Christmas!
The following items are the products  that I personally tried and tested and  would highly recommend. I actually restocked for some that I nearly finished up because, you know… I was getting good results and it\’s a big mistake to discontinue a newly found skincare routine that works, agree?
As part of Althea\’s Beauty Ambassador Community, our main duty is to spread the good news of product launches and we are encourage to give honest and fair feedback. So, here goes my Top 10 picks from Althea that I\’m actually using  after trying a bunch of products from their shopping site.
Okay. So I got curious with that Glass Skin trend and totally adores a Korean\’s clear and youthful glowing skin and I\’m hopeful to get even a teeny weeny bit of a poreless translucent effect so I ordered this set 8 months ago.
This is a simplified skin care routine that is more doable than that of 10-step Korean skincare that flashes on my screen as I searched for ways on how to achieve a Korean Glass Skin.
Contour Cleanser – foaming cleanser that gently exfoliates (husband uses it too!).
Primer Water – hydrates and preps  the skin, making it a clear canvas for next product to apply.
Fixer Cream – provides skin with hydration for up to 24 hours for a fresh, revitalized complexion. 

The 10% OFF discount offer on this set was still on going and you can  avail Free shipping with code:  PBSHIP

When you\’re in mid-30\’s, Time freezing is the way to go! This one provides a lifting effect that makes elastic younger skin, best paired with Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask.
 
Maximize effect of Time Freeze face Fit Roller by applying this one after the 5-minute  facial massage. This is a cheaper, non-invasive way to lift, tighten, and contour the face.

This gentle exfoliator transforms from a clay to whipped cream lather whisking away dead skin cells to prevent flakiness.

A peeling mask that promises to provide the skin smoothness and clarity with daily use. It is made from the belief that we deserve the best quality at affordable price. 

I\’ve finished-up my first bottle of this mask and decided to order my 2nd one, because I believe I am getting good results as it makes my skin feeling softer, smoother, and clearer! So I\’ll be using my Bare Essential Contour Cleanser whenever I need the feel of microbead scrub to exfoliate.
This offers a full coverage and smooth finish. It perfectly covers my dark circles so this one\’s definitely on my list. I\’m almost done with a tube of Total Age Repair Wrinkle Reduce BB Cream from Etude House, so I tried this one from Missha because it\’s cheaper and discovers that it provides the same results with that of my fave brand.
… because hydration is the key to great skin even when it comes to your make-up!
This Glow Cover Cushion delivers the right balance between a dewy glow and providing the skin with brilliant coverage, making this great for those of us looking to follow that quintessential \”chok-chok\” look. .

This is my first to try a cushion product and discovered a long lasting glow and easy touch-ups on the go. It’s a triple functional cosmetic that can take care of wrinkles, do brightening and block UV rays, at once.

Petal Velvet powders comes in 3 variants,  #0 translucent#23 warm beige, and the special edition  #PinkLavender


The Pink Lavender is my fave to use, this serves as a final touch up for BB cream or  cover cushion  as a perfect skin smoothing powder to set a fresh and matte radiant finish. 


Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel is enriched with vitamins and can be used for just about anything, from soothing sunburns to hydrating the skin and hair in the form of a mask, to an everyday moisturizer for supple skin. 
Here\’s how to use (#3 and #4 for me) :

The secret to great lips? 👄 Hydrate. Moisturize. Exfoliate!

This gentle exfoliating scrub contains 20% sugar granules, contains the highly moisturizing natural shea butter that effectively removes dead skin cells and smoothen chapped, flakey lips, and Ginger extracts that creates a protective layer on the lips that ensures its softness and smoothness all day
Lastly, moving on to foot care, I recommend this  foot peeling mask to break down those rough dead skin cells to reveal baby soft, smooth fresh skin! This is made with gentle natural ingredients that is safe to use.
It has 3 step foot care program in 1 use:
Foot Cleanser
Foot Peeling Mask
Foot Cream
It effectively exfoliates and peel rough skin after 3 days. Recommended use is once a month.
Sorry, but I need to include this photo to show how it effectively works! 
There goes my Top 10 best picks from Althea, the most trusted source for the latest and best selection of Korean skin care and beauty products, offering the lowest prices and shipped directly from Korea.

 Truly, the best quality at affordable price. You\’re Welcome! ❤️

Althea x Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxers Collab!

My FB wall and IG feed was flooded with posts of  Althea’s fave and exclusive products as an active member of Althea Angels Community. I\’m actually happy  and pumped up to introduced Althea as an Online K-Beauty Hub that offers over 100 Korean Brands and is 100% authentic.

\”Althea is the most trusted source for the latest and best selection of Korean skin care and beauty products, offering the lowest prices and shipped directly from Korea.\”

I purchased my very first K-Beauty product (BB Cream!) at Etude House’ local store here in PH and was hooked ever since. I’m thankful that I recently discover Althea as it truly offers lower prices, imagine 10-20% cheaper than those K-Beauty items at the mall?! It offers FREE shipping for orders over PhP999. Sweet deal, right?

Now this time, Althea Korea did a product collaboration with Korea\’s top TV programme, Get It Beauty, called the Real Fresh Skin Detoxers


And, I was lucky to take part of this review for this Skin Detoxer set


Althea sent these welcome surprise to us Angels to be the  firsts  to enjoy this day and night 10 sec. wash off mask, yep, 10 SECONDS not 10 minutes! it\’s a relatively thick layer masks leave on for 10sec~ the Premium Rose Petal  for a gorgeous glow and Green Tea leaves from pristine Jeju Island plantations for a healthy complexion. 💦


Fast forward today… Okay, don\’t judge. You might think that I am too lazy to wash off at night or can you just please assume that I just reaaaally love that REAL FRESH Skin Detoxer in Rose! Hahaha. 

I  enjoy my morning daily mask routine as I love this potpourri-like scented mask! The fragrant rose petals reminds me of those dried flower petals that I kept in a jar when I was a kid. I never knew then that rose petals has beauty-enhancing benefits like giving a radiant glow.

Now, Korea\’s famous beauty influencer Minsco and K-pop star Jeonghwa who\’s a member of EXID join the fun  in and made a video together on their experience with the Skin Detoxers! 


Subtitle please???  Oh well, I can clearly see how they enjoyed these products  and can\’t help but take note of the face massage that Minsco showed to Jeonghwa. I badly needed that massage you know? In fact I spent a huge part of my Althea birthday points for a Laneige Time Freeze Face roller! aayiieee… but that\’s another story.

Anyway, come join in the fun experience of these Real Fresh Skin Detoxer. You can purchase this set  by clicking here.

The Glass Skin Trend Story x Althea Angel Journey

My love for K-beauty products started 6 years ago! I was a big fan of Sandara Park\’s clear skin and youthful glow and so I am hooked using her fronted Brand, Etude House. I never get to post a review on each product that I bought, but I remember trying  different variant of BB cream until I found my perfect match: The Wrinkle Reduce Royal BB Cream, I have a normal skin type and have simple skin care routine that is – wash and moisturize. For that, I used Baking Powder Deep Cleansing Foam and Moistfull Collagen Emulsion or Essence, still from Etude House.
Until I got obsessed with the \”Clear Skin Trend\” and discover Althea\’s Bare Essentials that promises achieving crystal clear skin that glows. Oh wow! So, last summer I dared to switched my trusted products  to nail that  flawless glass skin effect.
Althea\’s Bare Essentials Trio was a good match for someone like me who prefers simplified skin care regimen. I am amazed and loving the results! I have been using these for  four months already and  I can say that joining the K-beauty wagon was a smart choice. More so, as I am now part of Althea\’s Beauty Ambassador Community and now discovering  more beneficial products to try.

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\”K-beauty\’s concept of skincare is putting skin\’s hydration at the top of the list for great complexion. Glass skin is essentially an upgraded version of hydrating the skin, giving it lots of moisture from the inside out for even, pore less, translucent skin that radiates with a youthful glow.\”


April  and  July 2018 with Althea\’s Bare Essentials plus Etude\’s BB Cream
My beautiful journey as Althea Angel started with a welcome gift and two new products to try in collaboration with Korea\’s No.1 Beauty Show, Get it Beauty (yep, with the show\’s K-pop icon Sandara Park).

These Real Fresh Skin Detoxer  is a morning and night beauty recipe in just 10 sec.

Rose: Refining~ contains real premium may rose petals that smooths away roughness and gives the skin a radiant glow, and

Green Tea: Purifying~ contains young Green Tea Leaves From pristine Jeju island plantations that relieves the sensitive skin and purifies the skin to have a healthy boost. 


Yep, I\’m lucky to be part of this community and be blessed with various amazing perks, shopping credits, and lots of exclusive freebies with a mission to celebrate beauty and share effective products for K-Beauty Junkies. 

I really hope you can join me in this beautiful journey, so Stay tuned!