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8.30.2018

My First 'Official' Althea Haul!

K-Beauty shopping website Althea was launched at the time when I was already going back and forth to Korea and enjoying the perks of my multiple entry Korean visa. I would shop for Korean cosmetics at actual stores in Myeongdong, Hongdae, or Sinsadong, buying stocks enough to last until my next trip.

I didn't fully appreciate Althea - or any other K-Beauty shopping website for that matter - until I became part of their Beauty Ambassador Community, fondly known as Althea Angels. As an Althea Angel, I got to rediscover my love for online shopping and the convenience of buying everything that I need with just my credit card and a click of a button. Even more so, I was also impressed by Althea's wide range of products, competitive pricing (they're cheaper than most shopping websites), fast delivery (my package arrived six days after I placed my order) and impeccable customer service.

Now one of the perks of being an Althea Angel is getting reward points on certain occasions. We received reward points as part of our Welcome Gift, which I then used to pay for my order. Althea members also receive reward points with their first purchase, and can earn more points through promotional activities at Althea's social media sites.

That being said, here's a sneak peek of my first 'official' haul from Althea. :)
My first 'official' Althea haul!
Skin & Lab Dr. Vita Clinic White Vita-C Essence.
"An essence that uses a more stabilized form of Vitamin C, along with green tea seed oil, spider silk protein and sea buckthorn extract to promote hydration, strengthen skin and provide soothing benefits. Regular use of the essence fades blemishes and dark spots, resulting in a refined, more flawless complexion."
Skin & Lab Dr. Vita Clinic White Vita-C Essence, Php 730.
I've recently begun incorporating Vitamin C in my skincare routine, and I thought this essence was a great way to start. All the great feedback that I have read about this product convinced me to give it a try, and I'm thrilled to see what this essence can do for my skin!

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask.
"A sebum-controlling color clay mask with different colors and functions. Contains Jeju volcanic cluster to cleanse pores; combats different skin concerns; easily incorporated by multi-masking."
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask (Brightening), Php 350.
One of the first few skincare products that got me into this K-Beauty bandwagon was Innisfree's Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask.  Since then, clay masks have become part and parcel of my skincare routine, and after emptying another jar of the Pore Clay Mask, I thought of switching to the colored version this time around. My penchant for vitamin C-infused products made me choose the Yellow variant. It's formulated with Vitamin C to brighten the skin and make it more radiant.

Nature Republic Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Pack.
"This hair pack contains Argan Oil which provides excellent features such as moisturizing, repairing, nourishing, and gives the outer texture a silky feel. It targets dry and damaged hair that has gone through multiple perms, hair coloring, harsh dryers, and constant exposure to the sun. Effective for split end and brittle hair."
Nature Republic Argan Essential Deep Care Hair Pack, Php 300.
Now this is one of my favorite hair care products of all time. This hair pack helped my then-blonde tresses survive the harsh Korean winter, and prevented it from becoming dry, dull, and brittle. I've been using this product on a weekly basis since I discovered it in 2015, making sure I always have a tub or two (sometimes three) at home. 

Prreti Be Moist Moisturizing Stick.
"Pocket-sized glide-on stick made with plant-based oils to protect and nourish the skin, specifically the area around the eyes. 
Prreti Be Moist Moisturizing Stick, Php 190.
A relatively new product on the Althea website, the Prreti Be Moist Moisturizing Stick promises 'nutrition, vitality, and elasticity' for dry and dull skin. You know I'm obsessed with anything that can make my dark and often tired-looking under-eyes less prominent, so I added this product to cart. For Php 190, I thought this was worth trying. I just hope this product works!  

Unpa Bubi Bubi Lip Scrub.
"Flaky lips no more thanks to this innovative lip scrub from Korean brand, Unpa.
Natural lip scrub made with natural AHAs, papaya extract and grapefruit extracts to scrub away dead skin cells and leave lips so soft. Once applied, gel bubbles up into an exfoliator and dissolves away dry skin."
Bubi Bubi Lip, Php 470.
This bubble-forming lip scrub piqued my curiosity after I saw a demo video of it on one of Althea's social media sites a few months back. Althea had some sort of promotional offer last week, and this lip scrub was among the products that you can receive for free (the other two were a set of sheet masks and a hair bleaching set) with any purchase that you make on the Althea website. Me so lucky!

Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Set.
"Althea's Real Fresh Skin Detoxer is a 10-second, 2-in-1 cleanser pack that showcases real, fresh ingredients and incorporates them into a system that allows a deep, clarifying cleanse while boosting the skin with nutrients and goodness. This product leaves the skin feeling fresh and looking smooth for a healthy, happy complexion!"
Althea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Set, Php 990 (introductory price).
With my recommendation and tons of positive reviews on the Althea website, my friend decided to give these cleanser packs a try. This set is hers actually, and I hope she enjoys both products as much as I do. You can read my review of the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Set here.

I'll be doing a review of the other products soon! Stay tuned! :)

24 replies:

Mrs.Urmila Meshram said...

Dear , first thanks for sharing lovely blog ... it’s really useful the girl like me ...

Sarah Stockley said...

I am always on the look out for new products to try, especially skincare.

Caitlin Sullivan said...

You're making me crave a shopping spree ;)

Noel Lizotte said...

Thanks for this review, I've not used this site ... so it's good to hear from someone who has. Skincare can be such a challenge for folks with sensitive skin.

Amanda said...

Wow! Everything looks so cool! I can't wait to hear what you think of these products! I hope you love them!

Ashley Nicole Rice said...

Vitamin C is so good for your skin! Thanks for sharing all of these products! I learned so much! I've never heard of this brand before!!

kumamon jeng said...

I love K beauty product and it is so popular these day. I also hope to add in more vitamin C in my skincare and glad you have introduce the Vita C Essence here. Hope to see some improvement after I use these.

Frank said...

This is a great looking set! You actually piqued my curiosity, too, might get some of these for my wife!

Geraline Batarra said...

I have never heard of this product before but it sounds like a great product to try and I also believe that Vit C is really good for our skin.

karla dela rosa said...

It's a must try new skin care products. Thank you for sharing, I really like it.

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Flavia said...

Those look pretty good, especially the argan oil hair mask. Thanks for sharing :-)

Monidipa Dutta said...

Wow! Everything looks so cool! I am always on the look out for new products to try, especially skincare. Thanks for Sharing..!!

Ellie Plummer said...

Ooh I've heard a lot about K beauty lately so I may have to give it a go. Vitamin C is definitely a good call.

Christa Anne said...

This is a great haul! That hair treatment looks amazing. I’m always looking for products to strengthen and moisturize my hair.

Elizabeth O said...

It looks like you got some really great products in your haul. I will have to check Althea out.

kristy b said...

That green tea skin detoxer looks amazing! I will have to check it out.

Olivia said...

I definitely will have to try this! Vitamin c is soooo good for your skin and tea tree as well!!

Ron Meker said...

Nicely written! But besides that, we only start to really appreciate and try new products when we become more involved with the company that makes them. The products look pretty good 😃

Dr. K. Lee Banks said...

I have never heard of this brand before. Looks like it has some amazing products, though. I would especially use the moisturizing stick for applying around my eyes!

Cia Black said...

Great new products to introduce. I'm always on the search for the next great think for my skin.

Johanna said...

I am always glad to try new products, I think that when a new skin or cosmetic product is released on the market the efficiency is at its best.

Lindsey Cline said...

These look like such great products! I need to look into trying it!!