Wednesday, April 18, 2018

[product review] Back to basic with Althea’s Bare Essentials

I first started my collaboration with Althea Korea back in 2015, and during this journey, I've watched the brand grow from a one-stop online hub for Korean beauty products, to them now launching their very own products!
 
Now, Althea Korea is no longer just a online shopping website that offers Korean beauty fixes! They launched their very first own beauty product last year, the Althea Petal Velvet Powder.
 
After the successful launch of Althea's own beauty product, they are back again this year and have made a breakthrough by launching their own 'Bare Essentials' skincare range! These consist of 3 main key products which are normally used in one's daily skincare regime - Contour Cleanser, Prime Water, Fixer Cream.

 
The newly launched Althea’s Bare Essentials range embraces a minimalist concept, as the range focuses on utmost skincare fundamentals, as well as cutting out on complicated steps in one's daily skincare regime. These special formulated products give all the benefits of the infamous 10-step Korean skincare routine, which is now condensed into 3 quick and simple steps!

 
 It's time to get back to basics, as the popular adage goes, 'Less is more'! It is more time effective as compared to going through the many steps in the morning for just prepping the skin before application of make up. This allows me to laze in bed a little longer before having to wake up to go to work!
 
Althea reminds us not to neglect skincare as great make up starts with great skin! Althea's Bare Essentials narrows the complicated skincare routines to the 3 fundamental steps - Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing. Althea believes that these 3 straightforward products are sufficient enough to nourish our skin well. They deliver maximum results with minimum effort used! The packaging of the products remains as its motto - Simplicity.

 
Each product is formulated with effective ingredients. Let me introduce the steps to you. 
 
Althea Contour Cleanser (SGD8)
 
The Contour Cleanser is a foam cleanser which contains micro beads that gives an exfoliating effect, as well as to improve blood circulation. It also helps to reduce facial bloated-ness and to slim one's face, in order to achieve a more defined and slim facial shape!
 
Although it was hard to tell if my face got smaller through the slimming effects, one thing I can be sure of is that it was very moisturising and the texture was soft and smooth. I really loved how the product deeply cleansed without stripping off the moisture from my skin. Eventually, the whole process left my skin feeling clean, soft and free from experiencing any tautness.
 
 
Althea Primer Water (SGD14)
 
The Primer Water bears a smooth and silky texture that is much thicker than water. Nonetheless, it was absorbed quickly into my skin when applied. The product is formulated using patented dewdrop technology. It helps to minimise pores and provide intense hydration to your skin at the same time.
 
It can be used as a toner, but it can also serve as a pre-makeup primer. You can also clean hands to pat this product onto your face or by using the traditional method of using a facial cotton pad. Once the skin has absorbed the product, it will enhance the natural glow of the skin. It contains Snow Lotus extracts, which are packed with full of nourishing elements, that leave the skin perfect!
 
 
Althea Fixer Cream (SGD17)
 
Moisturisers are everywhere, but to find a particularly good one that can hydrate the skin without being too greasy is not a simple task. With Althea Fixer Cream's aid, it makes a it MUST-HAVE beauty fix for every female. It not only has the ability to provide the skin with a moisture boost for 24 hours, but it also locks in moisture into the deeper layer of one's skin.
 
 
Althea Fixer Cream contains Green Tea Seed Oil and Baobab Tree extracts which are powerful antioxidant ingredients that help to promote collagen re-generation. I really love the gentle texture which offers a light-weight feeling after application. The scent is fabulous too! To me, this is my favorite product of this range.

 
 
 
The products are pretty good as compared to those expensive skincare lines and the price of Althea's product will not burn a hole in your pocket! Apart from being affordable, Althea Korea also provides a special edition mirror and a generous number of trial packs in their beauty box as well. The samples definitely come in handy for my upcoming short trip! 

 
I hope you will love the products as much as I did. A toast to 'good skin days'! Do not hesitate, as these are fantastic products. If you want to get your hands on Althea's Bare Essentials, do consider getting the complete set, as it will entitle you to a 10% discount, as well as a complimentary beauty mirror.
 
You can now purchase the Althea's Bare Essentials on Althea Korea's Website


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