Althea x Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxer

As a skincare fan, I think I am a long, loooong way from becoming jaded with what the market has to offer. Kbeauty, especially, has such rapid advancements that I’m always wondering how I’ll be surprised next. So here comes the first surprise: Althea Korea has collaborated with Get It Beauty, a Korean TV show on all things beauty. Second surprise: They’ve developed a wash-off detox mask. Now let’s dish on Althea x Get It Beauty Real Fresh Skin Detoxer (PHP 550 each)!

Quick Specs: 150 ml / 5.07 fl oz ; made in Korea

Green Tea Mask Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-51, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol

Rose Mask Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Rosa Gallica Flower Powder, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-51, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol

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August 2018 Empties

I’m always talking about my personal anti-hoarding campaign, but I feel like I’ve actually made a lot of progress this year. I want to free up the linen closet I’ve been using to hold skincare and bath products to hold… well, towels and linen. Out of the three shelves in that closet, I’ve already been able to reclaim one! Now I’ve got a fresh batch of empties and the wish that another shelf will be good to go by the end of the year.

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The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-imperfection Daily Solution

At a certain point, I think everyone has their list of go-to ingredients that they check for when shopping for potential skincare products. I often seek out hyaluronic acid in moisturizers, centella for soothing skincare, and witch hazel or tea tree oil for those occasional flare-ups.

For my most recent anti-blemish care purchase, I’ve decided to change things up by trying out a serum-type blemish care product that I can easily sandwich between toner and moisturizer. This is The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution (PHP 1,095 / USD 13.20).

The Body Shop Blemish Solution

Quick Specs: 50 ml / 1.69 fl oz ; made in Thailand

Ingredients: Water, Alcohol Denat., Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Medicago Sativa Extract/Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Limonene, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citral, t-Butyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Citronellol, Leptospermum Petersonii Oil, Tocopherol

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer

Funny story about this concealer purchase: I was on vacation when I saw Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer in Light (PHP 399 / USD 9.99) on display. There were so many raves that I just had grab one, even if the price was roughly equivalent to PHP 600. And then, what do ya know, it officially launched in the Philippines two months later and PHP 200 cheaper. So, yeah, the joke’s on me… Is it at least worth the unintentional splurge?

Quick Specs: 6ml / 0.2 fl oz

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In Her Element Triple Treat Eye Cream

Confession: I need to double up on my skincare. I don’t usually have skincare on in the daytime, expect for sunscreen and a hydrating primer when going out. The rest tend to feel sticky, but that will likely change as the -ber months approach. Meanwhile, I’ve been using richer moisturizer formulas at night to make up for lost time. For the eyes, it’s In Her Element Triple Treat Eye Cream (PHP645).

In Her Element Triple Treat Eye Cream

Quick Specs: 10 ml ; made in the Philippines

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumus Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Glycerine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-75 Stearate, Ceteth-20, Steareth-2, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Niacinamide, Rosa Moschata (Rosehip) Oil, Allantoin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate & Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract & Punica Granatum Extract & Caffeine, Phytonadione, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Algae Extract, Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Enzyme, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

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