Monday, April 9, 2018

Back to basic skincare featuring Althea Bare Essential

I love all these secret boxes! Got a call early in the morning from the mail man about my lovely parcel. All the way from Korea. Indeed good stuff inside.

These are in the box
Contour cleanser
Primer water
Fixer cream
A simple and elegant Althea tile
A solid face mirror

With a very thoughtful 3 days supply of samples (for tester just in case of allergies)
Althea brings many popular Korean brands into the Malaysian market mainly in the area of cosmetics, skincare, as well as hair and body care. 100% authentic. The other bonus is free shipping from Korea and unconditional refund within 30 days if product is unsatisfactory (which is so unlikely!) First sight and I'm loving the packaging already.

There we go, my new skincare routine. Simple yet effective for soft, supple and flawless skin.

Contour cleanser

This is a cream foaming cleanser. It has microcapsules for gentle exfoliation to remove impurities and provide massage to improve circulation. This helps to reduce swelling on the face in order to achieve the much coveted V shaped face.

The main ingredients in the cleanser-

Ice plant-
Photo from Google

Great to soothe the dry and sensitive skin. It also helps to replenish moisture in the skin.

Lemon myrtle-
Photo from Google

Smells wonderfully lemony. Cleanse and minimise blocked pores. Balances oily skin. What's more, the aroma also helps to uplift the mood :)

Primer water

Second step of the routine.  'Dewdrops' that hydrate and improve the suppleness of the skin. Smoothen fine lines and prepares the skin to receive more nutrients.

The magic ingredients are-

Snow lotus
Photo from Google

This has long been used traditionally to smoothen and brighten complexion. So it's not surprising that it's chosen as part of the primer water, making the skin more receptive to nutrients.

Patented dewdrop formulation

The secret ingredient that moisturises the skin immediately and revitalises the skin! It's just as precious as how dew drops are found only in the early hours of dawn.

Fixer cream

The ultimate moisturiser that provides a 24 hours matte look with a non sticky finish.

The potent ingredients include


It is a powerful humectant (it's actually a sugar molecule). This means not only can it absorbs moisture and helps the skin to retain it, it also provides hydration to the skin.

Wild Green Tea
Photo from Google

We all know how popular green tea is in Japan because it's a powerhouse of antioxidants which also hydrates and soothes the skin at the same time.

Baobab Tree Extract
Photo from Google- A native tree in Africa that is widely used for its medicinal properties. 

Just because 3 is better than one, baobab tree extract power up the moisturising effect. It also promotes collagen production that makes skin more youthful looking. In addition, it's feels light on the skin because it's not greasy.

That's it! Just these 3 simple steps for the routine. Good skin doesn't necessarily need complicated skincare regime. And Althea products are very much affordable. The whole set is about RM100 only!

For those interested, please visit their website here.
Althea Malaysia website
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