With new releases from their own brand left and right, Althea Korea is well on its way to carving out a permanent place in the international Kbeauty scene. But what totally surprised me—in an exciting way, of course—was when one of their most recent launches ventured into the fragrance category before they moved onto makeup. From a collaboration with prominent Indonesian actress and singer, Titi Kamal, comes Titi Kamal X Althea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist (PHP 450).
Titi Kamal X Althea Korea
Quick Specs: 100 ml / 3.38 fl oz ; made in Korea
Ingredients: Alcohol, Water, Glycerin, Fragrance, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Magnolia Liliflora Flower Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin
Where do you stand on multitasking beauty products? A lot of the time, they end up being half-baked attempts at combining two perfectly functioning individual products. (2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, anyone?) And then there are miracle workers that boldly walk the tightrope to deliver something extraordinary. I’m talking to you, Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask (PHP 490)!
Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask
Quick Specs: 50 ml / 1.7 fl oz ; made in Korea
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Glycerin, Disiloxane, Bentonite, Propanediol, Myristic Acid, Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether, Stearicacid, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Potassium Hydroxide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Palmitic Acid , Ethylhexylglycerin, Milk Proteinextract, Disodium Edta, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, Gluconolactone, Glycolic Acid, Titaniumdioxide (Ci 77891), Fragrance (Parfum), Coumarin*, Hexyl Cinnamal*, Citronellol*
Up until this point, all the Jeju skincare products I’ve seen feature volcanic rock as a special ingredient and tend to highlight oil-control properties. I was in for a surprise whilst browsing Althea Korea and spotting The Lotus Jeju Lotus Leaf Revitalizing Cream (PHP 980 / USD 49).
Quick Specs: 50ml ; made in Korea
Quick update on my empties for the last two months! I spent the weekend working with an automatic breadmaker (perhaps a review on that later). But for now, here’s a sneak peek of the beauty products leaving my stash:
Currently, my biggest beauty undertaking of 2018 is joining the #ABMidyearStashChallenge on Instagram. The prospect of sorting through my collection and categorizing/documenting what I have is helpful in maintaining my beauty low-buy pledge, since I’m being met with the sheer amount I still have to use up. It’s also also caused me to dig through the beauty products that I’ve nearly forgotten about. Now I’m in the mood to line them up for review, starting with the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask in Vitalizing (estimated PHP 400 / USD 9).
Quick Specs: 70 ml ; made in Korea ; 4-free formula