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! ❤️

An Honest Review at Althea\’s Petal Velvet Sunaway

There are many known benefits of using sunscreen protection and it is a must to apply when heading outdoors! but I recently discovered that sunscreen should be wear even when spending the day indoors for UV exposure?!
Oh well, I have been faithfully using my Total Age Repair wrinkle reduce BB cream that has SPF45/PA+++. I am wearing it daily as I love how it provides perfect coverage, anti-wrinkle and sun protection, at once. So, this counts as an everyday sunscreen protection for regular days. It is only during pool or beach trips, that I turn to advanced sun protection creams for face and body.
That\’s basically my when and where preference of using sunscreens. I have normal skin type, so I am open on discovering new products to try until I found something that I can actually use.
Last month, Althea Korea  launch a brand new product under the Petal Velvet line, and send over the \”Petal Velvet Sunaway\” sunscreen kit for me to try.
It\’s super lightweight and quick to absorb and provides high level of  protection from UV rays with a petal-like finish. It surprisingly blends well without white residue, and has high protection grade of SPF50+ PA++++ for maximum sun protection. It’s floral scented and without sticky and oily feels, but  it has rich kind of floral scent that I\’m actually not a fan of (sorry…).

The kit comes with 3 variants of Petal Velvet powders in #0 translucent#23 warm beige, and the special edition  #PinkLavender.

This is a perfect skin smoothing powder to set a fresh and matte radiant finish. I have been using the pink lavender powder already before I received this set so I tried the translucent powder and intend to give the warm beige to my SIL as a Christmas gift while I\’m keeping the pink lavender as my stock 😉.

Now back to the Petal Velvet Sunaway, I tried using this for a week and let go of my usual morning skincare routine to give way for this product.

True to its claim, it does provide a petal-like finish or poreless coverage and easy to blend. It\’s like magically transforms a liquid into powder. I\’m almost inlove with this product as I fully understand the need to have daily sun protection but I\’m torn to sticking to my ever reliable BB cream (with SPF45/PA+++)  for heavy coverage of my dark circles (as seen below 😳).

Overall, the Althea Petal Velvet Set is highly recommended for daily use to help minimize skin aging, unless you have other skin concerns to prioritize.

Althea\’s launch offer of this New PETAL VELVET SET -Moisture filled Sun and Sebum Control at 10% OFF the Sunaway + your choice of powder is still up. Get yours from this link to try if this affordable duo is a perfect fit for your skincare needs.

Just a gentle reminder on sunscreen: wear it daily and  re-apply as needed! ❤️