Althea Korea The Bare Essentials Collection Review

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Althea, your one-stop online shop for absolutely everything K-beauty, has finally launched its very own product line! First to be introduced from this highly anticipated label is the Petal Velvet Powder, a mattifying, translucent powder that sets makeup and leaves behind a smooth, silky satin finish.

The latest release from the Althea label is one that addresses a common problem faced by millions of Althea's fans. They don't know what specific steps and procedures to complete the Korean skincare routine, when in reality it shouldn't be a difficult process at all.

Althea strips down to the bare essentials with this new skincare line. Bare Essentials focuses on skincare fundamentals and drops all the non-essentials. These thoughtfully crafted products give the benefits of the infamous 10-step Korean skincare routine, rolled into 3 quick and easy steps.

These new beauty hybrid products pack a double punch too. They're products that nourish the skin while leaving it looking bright, glowing, and beautiful. With clean, minimal, yet effective formulas, these straightforward products epitomize simple perfection and deliver maximum results with minimum effort.

The Contour Cleanser 150g retails for Php 300

Packed with soothing Ice Plant and detoxifying Lemon Myrtle extracts, this cleanser is densely filled with micro capsules that burst upon contact with water to gently cleanse, exfoliate, and detoxify skin.

Review: I have been testing this out for the past two weeks and I really enjoyed the minty and refreshing feeling this cleanser gives. It cleansed my face really well without leaving it tight and dry.  It has a very mild scent too which is a plus for me.

My rating: 4 / 5

The Primer Water 200ml retails for Php 550

Both a hydrating toner and a primer in one, the Primer Water contains patented dewdrop technology that gently fills the gaps between pores and allows hydration to penetrate deep within the layers of the skin. Made with Snow Lotus extracts, this skincare heavy hitter has an incredibly smooth and silky texture that enhances the skin's natural glow.

Review: This one's rather interesting though. It's really hydrating and does serve as a good primer since it made my face feel really smooth, making it easier to apply makeup after. Unlike other watery toners that I'm used to, this one has a gel-like consistency.  It's very mild and absorbs easily on my skin. I really don't feel like this did something to my skin. However, I would highly recommend this toner to those with dry skin.

My rating: 3 /5

The Fixer Cream 50g retails at Php 640
This non-oily, quick absorbing formula harnesses the power of Trehalose, an ingredient found in the cactus plant that prevents its moisture loss, to provide the skin with 24-hour hydration. This ultra nourishing wonder cream is also rich in antioxidants derived from green tea seed oil, and helps to promote collagen regeneration using Baobab Tree extracts.

Review: It's a really lightweight moisturizer that does an awesome job with leaving my skin well hydrated overnight. It does not feel sticky or greasy at all, as it absorbs quickly on my skin. When I wake up in the morning, I noticed that my skin feels really soft and looks healthy all over.

My rating: 4 / 5

All of their products are very affordable considering that they are hypoallergenic and would suite all skin types. I feel that this would make a great skincare set especially to those who are just starting out a skincare routine.

Althea is giving out an additional 10% off with a free special edition mirror if you purchase now. So head on over to today!

Until next time.


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  1. Hey...Thanks for sharing this blog. I love Althea products. I also wanted to try Korean products since long time, but I'm sacred as my skin is very sensitive. After reading your review about Korean bare essentials I ordered it from Althea at discount price. Now I'm loving this Korean bare products. I would like to ask you to write reviews about new Althea products


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