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11.01.2018

Spotlight | Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway.

As we inch closer towards Christmas, the nights have become longer, the days a tad cooler, and the sunshine is not as scorching as it used to be in this tropical country of ours. But just because the weather has become nippy doesn't mean you can skip on the sunscreen.

It's a golden skincare rule to always, always wear sunscreen, regardless of the weather. So whether it's cloudy, or rainy, or maybe even snowy - for as long you're stepping outside, you need to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun.

That being said, I could not be more excited to get first dibs on the Petal Velvet Sunaway - Althea's very own sunscreen. This new product came with my second Althea Angels box, which also contained a cute hologram pouch and all three of the Althea Petal Velvet Powders.
My second Althea Angels box, as seen on my Instagram. Thank you, Althea! :)
The Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway is an ultra lightweight, invisible sunscreen formulated with Damask rose extracts (yes, it's the same ingredient found in the Mamonde Rose Water Toner) and hyaluronic acid to soothe and moisturize the skin and make it look plump and healthy-looking. It also contains Geranium oil which not only heals troubled skin, but also gives it a radiant boost.
Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway.
This product also contains titanium oxide and zinc oxide which offer sun protection. Both ingredients are compliant to cosmetics standards, non-carcinogenic, and safe to use even on sensitive skin.
Nothing much to read here, as the text is mostly written in Hangul.
The Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway comes in a handy 55 mL plastic bottle. The packaging is sleek and handy, and the size is compliant with carry-on restrictions. (The wanderlust in me is just dying to add that last part, lol.) The bottle has a pointy nozzle which allows you to control the amount of product that you wish to squeeze out. 
SPF 50+ PA++++.
Take note of the instructions - shake well before usage.
Otherwise, this sunscreen will be watery when you squeeze it out.
The pointy nozzle.
This sunscreen has a milky texture which easily blends into the skin and gives it a nice, velvety finish. It does not leave a white cast despite the high sun protection factor, and it dries down matte which makes it good enough to be used as a makeup base. (I still wear a primer on top of it, though, before applying my foundation/cushion.)
A swatch of the Petal Velvet Sunaway on the back of my hand.
One particular thing that I love about this sunscreen is its hypoallergenic formula. Sunscreens with high SPF usually make my skin itch, and I'm so relieved that this one did not break my skin out nor gave me allergies.
Left, without sunscreen. Right, with sunscreen.
I also like its lovely rose fragrance (it's made with roses, after all), though I found it a bit too overwhelming when I first used this product. I eventually got used to it after almost two weeks of constant wear, lol. On that note, if your nose is a bit too sensitive, then the scent might be a bit of a turn-off.
Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway on my face. :)
The Petal Velvet Sunaway is exclusively available at the Althea website, and is currently sold at a special introductory price of Php 480 - that's 10% off its regular price. You can also purchase it as a set with any of the Petal Velvet Powders to get 20% off the regular retail price.

I'll be doing a separate review of the Petal Velvet Powders so please look forward to it! :)


23 replies:

Mrs.Urmila Meshram said...

wow, it new for me, i was always searching good sunscreen, thanks dear

Hannah Swancott said...

I haven't ever heard of the Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway! It aounds brilliant!

MikiHope said...

You are correct-sunscreen is very important no matter the season. This sounds like a nice one.

Maurcel Ow said...

I've heard a thing or two about Althea angel box and their line,guessing they have a nice range of products per your review.

Maartje van Sandwijk said...

Looks a good sunscreen! I'm going on a trip to Spain in december so have been looking for a good brand :)

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

Looks interesting! I practically live on sun screen so I am always interested in new options. I'll give it a try for sure

Catherine Santiago - Jose said...

I am looking for a good brand of skin care products and I think this product looks perfect for me. I will definitely check this out. thanks for sharing!

Christa Anne said...

I live in the desert and am always looking for a gentle but effective sunscreen. I’ll have to check this out!

Diana Tidswell said...

First time to hear about this product and it looks like a good one to try, I will def check this out.

Woodeline Pierre said...

Nice post. I love when my moisturizer has spf included in there. It's lile a 2 in 1.

mail4rosey said...

Smart tip to keep it from being watery. I use sunscreen year round here, since we really don't have winter.

Geraline Batarra said...

I have never heard of it before but that looks like an interesting product to try will definitely check this out!

Preet said...

Althea Angels is a must try product. I always wanted to try this and I have heard a lot about this before and been
looking for this one.

Migs&Alaine Alejandrino said...

Looks like a good product. I will consider this pag malapit na maubos yung ginagamit ko.

Jayreen Yasona said...

I'd like to try this but I am worried about the scent.

Mommy Levy said...

I love shopping in Althea because it's cheaper than the physical store. Yun lang you need to wait for at least 7 days for your order to arrive.

May Arcenal said...

Thanks for sharing this. I'm also looking for a good sunscreen. I'm currently using Nivea Sun Protect and White. So far, it's okay but I don't mind trying a new product :)

Megan said...

This looks awesome! I'm definitely looking for a new sunscreen product and this sounds like it might be the one.

Juvyann Petilla said...

I love Korean cosmetics and beauty care products. They are premium quality, but at half price. I was in Korea last spring and went gaga over make up at Myeongdong.

Bindu Thomas said...

Wow..it looks like a good sunscreen. I will definitely check this out.

momi berlin said...

I have come to love Korean products as I was told of their quality. This is another new product for me to try. Thanks for the review.

Mumwrites said...

I have read a lot of good stuff about Althea but I have yet to try it as I am not much of a skin care addict. Now that I am turning a big four o next year, I thought it is high time I take good care of my skin to ward of the signs of ageing and I read that one ideal way to do so is to use sunscreen. Hopefully, I can give this product a try very soon.

Ayi said...

Sakto, I'm looking for a sunscreen. Not a cosmetics/beauty products type of person but I was told that sunscreen should always be part of our daily routine, especially now that we're getting older :)