First Impressions on Althea's Bare Essentials

Althea strips down to the bare essentials with this new skincare line


Yes, ladies, you read that right, Althea Korea just launched not one, but three skincare products! It isn’t that long when they launched their very own Petal Velvet Power and now this – Bare Essentials Skincare Line. Althea’s Bare Essentials focuses on skincare fundamentals and drops 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.


Packaging


With just the product name, brand, and some important information like ingredients and the like, the Bare Essentials Line’s packaging was kept as minimal as possible without looking cheap; as a matter of fact, it did exactly the opposite, with its minimal look, it turns out looking very classy. 
The Bare Essentials range consists of three hypoallergenic products suitable for any skin types. The Contour Cleanser, Primer Water, and Fixer Cream. I started using it for a couple of days now and I think sharing my first impression of them sounds like a nice idea, yes?

Performance

The Contour Cleanser 150g, Price: Php300.00

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

My Say: Well, I can’t really vouch its contour claim, but this cleanser works wonders. It’s like a 2-in-1 product because of its microcapsules that makes it a cleanser and exfoliator at the same time. It also gives a slight cooling effect while massaging on the face making my face feel refreshed after. In fairness, it cleans just fine.

The Primer Water 200ml Price: Php550.00

Althea Says: 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.

My Say: Because it has a thick consistency, I am applying this directly on my face. This toner is almost non-scented and is gentle on the skin. It feels like I don’t have to continue with the next step because of how it makes my skin feel smoother after it’s fully absorbed.

The Fixer Cream 50g Price: Php640.00

Althea Says: 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.

My Say: This is quite on the heavy side once on the skin, which is contrary to its slight watery texture. Despite being heavy, this cream is surprisingly easy to absorb and settles in. I have dry skin and Fixer Cream hydrates it well enough to last a day without my skin being patchy. 
As of now, I don’t have much to say about Althea’s Bare Essentials line, but one thing is for sure, for a skincare line under Php1,500, and made with only the best ingredients, this sure is a steal! I mean, where else can you find products that are clean, minimal, yet with effective formulas? These straightforward products epitomize simple perfection and deliver maximum results with minimum effort.

You can now get your hands on these highly coveted products; you’re just a click away from glowing, flawless, crystal clear skin. Plus, Althea is giving out an additional 10% off with a free special edition mirror if you purchase now so head on over to www.althea.kr today! #AltheaKorea #AltheaBE #AltheaBareEssentials #BareEssentials



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