ALTHEA BARE ESSENTIALS: A new way to care of your skin

ALTHEA BARE ESSENTIALS product shot

After the release of Althea Korea’s very first product under their own brand which is the Althea Petal Velvet Powder (click to read my review on this product), comes another set of new products that will surely make Kbeauty fans excited.

“As one of the biggest digital beauty brands in Asia, Althea aims to continuously introduce intriguing new products this year to really show what we can bring to the market. There will be many innovative products made with the newest beauty technology launching in the Southeast Asian region for the first time…we are very excited to pioneer these trends,” Frank Kang, C.E.O. of Althea discloses.

So Yes! It’s finally here! Introducing… ALTHEA BARE ESSENTIALS! Please watch my unboxing video below to see the newest skin care products from Althea!

 The latest release from the Althea label is one that addresses a common problem faced by millions of Althea’s fans- Finding the right skin regimen suited for their skin.

“They don’t know what the specific steps and procedures are to complete the Korean skincare routine. Many are fazed by the number of steps but when in reality, it shouldn’t be a difficult process at all. From billions of data we’ve collected over 3 years, the most prominent fact is that a solid routine starts from 3 essential steps – cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. All the other additional steps added to your routine are just that – additional. We wanted to go back to the basics and really strip it all down to give the customers the most fundamental steps. We also believe that when one has great skin, it decreases the amount of makeup needed to create a perfect complexion, hence the phrase ‘your skin completes makeup.”Hyeyoung Park, Head of Brand, shares.

I’m not the kind of person who applies a lot of skin care products on the face. I actually use about 2-3 products for my daily facial care routine.

  • Aqua Essence(daily)
  • Mild Cleanser(daily)
  • Peeling gel(2-3x a week)

Yes there are a lot of good products in the market that we can use, but we should always remember that our facial skin needs to breathe from time to time. So I think this Althea Bare Essentials’ 3-step skin care is just right for my daily beauty routine.

Let me share with you guys and gals my thoughts and first impression about Althea BARE ESENTIALS. Are these products a good buy or not?  Will tell you my recommendation by the end of this blog.

Let’s start with the packging. Althea BE’s(BE stands for “Bare Essentials”)  packaging is a two thumbs up for me. It has a plain and minimalist look, but exudes elegance. When I first saw the packaging, I said “Wow! These items look like high-end brand. All of it. From the box to the product itself. I love it! 😍” 

The bottle caps are super nice as well❤. 2 of 3(Fixer cream and Primer water) has the Althea brand logo which added to classy look of the product.

I wish I can read Korean! 😭. ALTHEA BARE ESSENTIALS product details are written on the back of each product. Well, if you wish to read more about it in english, just read this blog ☺or visit Althea Korea’s official website.

Each product has an indicated expiry date at the bottom part, except for the Althea Contour Cleanser which is at the top rear part)- Please photos for your reference and comparison.

Like any other skin care products that I apply on my face, it is always a must do for me to do an allergy test. Though the Althea Bare Essentials are hypoallergenic and are said to be suitable for any skin type, I still need to do it just to make sure that my skin will not react badly on the products. Thankfully, there’s no adverse reactions and I’m all clear to use all of them.

Riding on today’s current minimalism movement, Althea’s Bare Essentials focuses on skincare fundamentals and dropped all the non-essentials. These thoughtfully crafted products give the benefits of the infamous 10-step Korean skincare routine, rolled into 3 quick and easy steps.

STEP 1:

Althea Contour Cleanser 150g (Php 300.00)

Packed with soothing Ice Plant and detoxifying Lemon Myrtle extracts, this cleanser is densely filled with micro capsules that burst upon contact with water to gently cleanse, exfoliate, and detoxify skin. The Contour Cleanser helps to promote blood circulation, reduces bloating and swelling for a defined, enviably slim face shape.

I’m just on the first step, yet i’m loving it already. Althea Contour Cleanser has that mild lemon scent that is so refreshing. There’s also some micro beads which surely removes the impurities and dirt from my skin. After I washed the cleanser off my face, I felt totally cleansed and got that soothing feeling that I always look for on a cleanser.

STEP 2:

Althea Primer Water 200ml (Php 550.00)

Both a hydrating toner and a primer in one, the Primer Water contains patented dewdrop technology (Macro Fluidic Dispersion technology) that gently fills the gaps between pores and allows hydration to penetrate deep within the layers of the skin. Made with Snow Lotus extracts, this skincare heavy hitter has an incredibly smooth and silky texture that enhances the skin’s natural glow, leaving you with the perfect canvas.

After using the contour cleanser, I moved to the next step which is the Althea Primer Water.  This one has a translucent, slightly viscous fluid which I thought at first would leave a sticky feeling on my face. But it didn’t because it was quickly absorebed by my skin, plus leaves a light and silky feeling. So true to its product claims. 👍👍👍

Since it is my first time to use this, I’m hoping to see improvements on my succeeding usage. But so far, so good.

STEP 3:

Althea Fixer Cream 50g (Php 640.00)

This non-oily, quick-absorbing formula harnesses the power of Trehalose, an ingredient found in the cactus plant that prevents its moisture loss, to provide the skin with 24-hour hydration. This ultra-nourishing wonder cream is also rich in antioxidants derived from Camellia Sinensis (green tea) seed oil, and helps to promote collagen regeneration using Baobab Tree extracts. Upon application, your skin is left looking great and feeling bouncy to the touch.

Then i’m down to the last step of Althea Bare Essentials 3-way skin care, which is the Althea Fixer Cream. At first I was hesitatant to use this product because the cream looks too thick. Of course I want my face to feel refreshed and I don’t want to have that heavy feeling on my face.

But still, i tried and applied it on my face. During application, I’ve felt that it’s quite sticky on my face. But as it dries off, the sticky feeling disappears leaving my skin soft to touch. Promise it is really soft to touch. I’m glad I tried  it. I hope you could try it too.

Wrapping it up…

Overall, Althea Bare Essentials set is a must-have! There’s no need to buy a lot of products just to take care of your skin. All you need is just this 3-step skin care regimen which delivers maximum results with minimum effort. Congratulations Althea for the launch of your new product!

HEADS UP!

 You can now buy the entire Althea Bare Essentials set for less than P1,500. Plus, Althea Korea is giving out an additional 10% OFF with a free special edition mirror(while stocl lasts) if you purchase now!

So what are you waiting for? Shop now at www.althea.kr today!

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