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iKON 2018 CONTINUE TOUR IN SEOUL (Korea Version)

5.19.2019

Spotlight | Althea A'bloom.

I love sheet masks. And I love them a lot.
Aside from being my favorite step in my Sunday skincare routine (sometimes I add them to my mid-week skincare routine whenever I feel like it), sheet masks are probably THE skincare product that I will never run out of and can never live without. I buy them in bulk whenever I'm in Korea, hoard them whenever they go on sale here in the Philippines, and they have a lingering presence in my Althea shopping cart - almost all of my previous orders from Althea had a sheet mask or two included.

So imagine my excitement when Althea announced that they'll be a launching a new in-house brand, with sheet masks as one of its introductory products. That excitement turned to amazement when Althea's freshest product drops finally arrived in the mail.
Fresh drops from Althea! :)
I call this the 'Althea A'bloom Box' - an assortment of products from the A'bloom brand, the new beauty brainchild from Althea. 'Fun and funky' is the signature of A'bloom, and I can see that from the get-go. I mean, just look at the packaging - the cute prints and vibrant colors are guaranteed to grab your attention.
This box screams of cuteness.
Now let's take a closer look at these A'bloom products, starting with the ones that piqued my curiosity the most - the sheet masks. There are four fruit-based variants in A'bloom's sheet mask line:
A'bloom Sheet Masks, Php 20 each.
Ac-Me-Peach - An anti-blemish sheet mask that purifies and soothes irritated and sensitive skin. It's infused with peach extracts and tea tree oil to combat acne, regulate oil, and clarify skin.

Water-Me-Long - A moisturizing sheet mask made with watermelon extracts and lavender that help retain moisture and keep the skin hydrated and supple.

Sparkle-Me-Bright - A brightening sheet mask that brings dull skin back to life. Enriched with green tea extracts plus a double dose of vitamin C from lemon and lime, this sheet mask banishes dark spots and brings out the natural radiance of your skin.

Avo-Cuddle-Me - A nourishing sheet mask that helps keep wrinkles at bay while protecting the skin from free radicals and other harmful elements from the environment. Made with avocado extracts and hibiscus, this sheet mask is rich in antioxidants and helps improve the skin's elasticity.
My favorite variant among the four A'bloom Sheet Masks.
First off, I love the quirky names of these sheet masks. They're puns of the ingredients that they're made of, and that sounds fun and witty to me. Second, I love how budget-friendly the A'bloom Sheet Masks are. Priced at Php 20 each (that's less than half a dollar), they're probably the most affordable sheet mask in the market today. And finally, I love how juicy these sheet masks are. They're soaked in essence, which allows you to wear the sheet masks for at least half an hour. 
Sunday is sheet mask day!
Among the four variants, the Avo-Cuddle-Me would have to be my favorite. Mildly scented, non-irritating, and very moisturizing, the avocado sheet mask made my skin soft and supple without the sticky feel. My only gripe is that the sheet mask seems a tad too big for my face. That, or maybe I have stretched it out too much in the process of unfolding the sheet mask and sticking it to my face.

Next up, we have the BHA Blackhead Blaster. It's a slick stick that helps remove whiteheads and blackheads easily and pain-free. 
BHA Blackhead Blaster, Php 200.
Formulated with natural BHA (beta hydroxy acid) from extracts of white willow bark, this product cleanses deep into your pores to remove dead skin cells and excess sebum. The BHA Blackhead Blaster also contains a mixture of apricot seed powder, charcoal, and tea tree oil which tightens pores, clears the skin, and inhibits the growth of blackheads and whiteheads. 
Bye, blackheads!
I don't have blackheads and my whiteheads are nearly invisible, so I asked my sister to try this product instead. She loved it right away! Aside from the ease of use (you simply glide the stick onto targeted areas, massage it for about a minute or two, the rinse it off with lukewarm water), you also get instant results. My sister easily rubbed all the blackheads off her nose, leaving her with nothing but soft and clear skin afterwards. I saw her blackheads 'coming out' and I was grossly impressed, lol.

Finally, we have the A'bloom Meringue Puffs. These beauty sponges are the first-ever beauty tools made by Althea, and they come in two different sizes - Giant and Baby. The Giant Meringue Puff is sold individually, while the Baby Meringue Puffs come in a set of three.
Giant Meringue Puff, Php 100 each.
Baby Meringue Puff, Php 140 per set of three.
Soft and bouncy, these Meringue Puffs are made with non-toxic, latex-free materials. These puffs are free from harmful chemicals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chrome, and antimony, and are safe to use on sensitive skin. Both puffs can be used wet or dry. When used wet, the puff expands to almost twice its size and gives your (base) makeup a glossy finish. If you want a regular, matte finish, you can simply use the puff as is. 
Giant Meringue Puff vs. Baby Meringue Puff.
Personally, I like the Baby Meringue Puff more than its big (bigger) sister. I feel like they're softer, fluffier, and they're easier to clean. I use the baby puff to apply cheek tint on my face, and to blend concealer under my eyes and around my eyebrows. I would have preferred a pointier tip for these meringue puffs, but I love them nonetheless. 

As of this writing, the A'bloom Sheet Masks are still out of stock at the Althea website. The response to these sheet masks was so overwhelming that the website almost crashed when offered a 10+10 introductory sale. Well, who wouldn't go crazy when you can get 20 sheet masks for Php 180 (that's less than $4 when converted)?! I know I would!


27 replies:

D'ondra said...

These sound like some divine masks. Hope they do what they say they are supposed to do.

roamy said...

Thanks for sharing,I do believe taking care of my face should always take priority over other skin care as my face is the first thing anyone sees when we first meet.
I love the sheets you`ve shared will have to try them out.

Steph Social said...

I love sheet masks too! I find them so convenient and not as messy as the cream or clay ones!

Steph Social said...

I love sheet masks!! They’re convenient and not as messy as cream or clay masks!

Mandi Morrison said...

My daughters use sheet masks sometimes. I haven't seen these ones before, but I love the cute packaging!

mhyn said...

wow thanks for sharing. I love sheet mask...their names are catchy too.. and it is soooooo budget friendly..

Crystal Carder said...

Sheet mask are my favorite! I love when mask don’t leave messy residue and aren’t sticky.

Monidipa said...

I have never tried sheet marks although I must say that these sound like some divine masks. Taking care if skin is always great so these are truly worth trying.

Amy Aberasturi said...

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sudipa said...

Frankly speaking, I have never used a sheet mask.Seeing your post I am tempted to try one.these looks great

Ashli Ferguson said...

I love Masks so I am going to have to check these out ASAP!

Anonymous said...

thanks for introducing us to A'bloom Sheet Masks ! sounds like a product i would love to try!

Michael said...

Interesting. I would give this a try if would be given a chance lol Trying it with my cousins would be nice

Fran Jorgensen said...

I thought I had tried all the masks available in the market but I can't believe I have never heard of this brand! I will be ordering mine and giving them a go now! Thanks for sharing!

MsKathyKenny said...

I'm really curious about the blackhead blaster. I used to have so many blackheads so when I see something that could help keep it at bay, then I'm all for it.

Dana Brillante-Peller said...

Masks are always a hit with my girlfriends. They make it easier to throw in some self-care during the week.

Jennifer said...

OMG! I absolutely love any type of masks, as I’ve gotten older I’ve realized how important skin care is. These masks sound heavenly and I’m definitely going to look into them.

Faithnturtles said...

I’ve never heard of this company but I love face masks! I will check them out, thanks for introducing me to another company.

Kylie said...

I absolutely love korean skin care so your post made me swoon! I've never heard of this brand, but I can't wait to try! Thanks so much for sharing!

Alexandra Cook said...

I’ve never heard of this brand, but your in-depth review made me interested. Seems like an affordable option for quality skincare.

Samar said...

This mask really looks great, will try and let you know how it goes. :)

Thanks for sharing.

Geraline Batarra said...

Wow, these sheets are so affordable. I love using mask, I used it so often. The avo cuddle sounds great.

Kath Rivera said...

Love love the names of the sheet mask. I find the meringue puffs too cute to use. I'll use it for cheek tints too if ever I have one.

Amy said...

I love Althea sheet mask. It is my life saver. It has been very helpful with my sensitive skin

Owen G said...

I don't exactly how girls use the giant meringue puffs, but it looks so cute. Hehe

Riana Shahid said...

I love sheet masks! I'll be sure to check this brand out in the near future

Elizabeth O said...

Love these sheet masks..it works great with my sensitive skin..A life saver for me...Thank you for sharing this with us.