Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser

What’s in a product name? As we’ve seen in the skincare world, there are practically a million different ways of labeling products in order to create very specific-sounding distinctions. (e.g. first essence, essence, oil-in-essence, etc.) It begs one to ask, “What even is this, and is there any real difference?” Well, there are products out there that certainly deserve the unique labels.

I was initially confused by just what the Althea Korea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser (PHP 430) was until I began using it. Let me enlighten you…

Althea Pore Purifying Cleanser

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

Ingredients: Water, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cyclomethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance

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Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask

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*

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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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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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Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask

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

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