I received a blogger package mail recently from Althea. I’ll be doing an unboxing and giving my thoughts about each product inside the box. If you’re wondering what is Althea, you can read my post about it here.
Althea Beauty Box is a limited edition themed boxes that is released with two types of boxes every month – Althea Boxes and Trend Boxes. Usually, a box contains 6 – 12 full-size products and you can buy these boxes whenever you like since a monthly subscription isn’t required . According to Althea the two types of boxes are described below:
- Althea Boxes are based on specific themes, giving customers and fans a chance to get their hands on a mix of loved and new favorites. Release frequency: twice a month.
- Trend Boxes, on the other hand, will be packed with hot products (either a new brand or new products from an existing brand) based on some of Korea’s biggest beauty trends. Released frequency: once a month.
The Althea Double Trouble Box is intended for blemished and troubled complexions that will help in having home remedies to help soothe troubles. The whole box has a real cost of ₱6,380, however, Althea’s giving a 79% discount and it will be only for ₱1,280!
Inside the box is a Thank You card having a message from the CEO of Althea Korea.
What is inside Double Trouble Box?
- DA MIOR Cleansing Soap (Bamboo Leaf)
Cleansing soap that hydrates and soothes troubles skin.
- LANEIGE Fresh Calming Toner
Toner that balances the oil-to-water content of skin.
- SKINFOOD Trouble Clear Spot Patch
Spot patch helps heal pimples faster.
- ONSAEMEEIN Skin Solution Magic Powder (30ml)
Magic Powder takes care of blemishes and acne spots.
- BEUINS Soothing Sleeping Mask (20ea)
Soothing Sleeping pack to calm down redness and sensitivities.
- LADYKIN Fresh Watermelon Icing Gel Bar
Icing Gel Bar cools fatigued skin.
- ROYAL SKIN Prime Edition Mask Moisture Bio Cellulose Mask (1 ea)
Daily mask that nourishes for healthy skin.
I will have a review on each product based on the products I listed above. Some products are already linked for easier to look for the products. To those who wants to try Althea, you may use my link at the end of the post to have a discount!
1. DA MIOR Cleansing Soap (Bamboo Leaf), 100g |
Da Mior Cleansing Soap is a natural handmade soap that contains Bamboo Extract that has cooling properties and natural ingredients which are fermented for 45 days. This Bamboo Leaf cleansing soap is recommended for dry and sensitive skin. It claims that the bamboo leaf with moisture inside helps the skin to be calm and moist.
The Bamboo Leaf cleansing soap’s main ingredients are Bamboo Leaf, Bamboo Extract, Mung Bean, Propolis Extract, Olive Oil (Extra Virgin), Grape Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, & Shea Butter. The Bamboo leaf has an whitening effect and helps a lot in moisturizing the skin, Mung Bean helps in discharging toxicity, and Propolis is a natural antibiotic that helps in preventing skin troubles.
How To Use:
- Spread on the part of red flush like pimple.
Make enough bubbles and massage the part for about 30 seconds – 1 minute. It will help to ease the pain after washing-up with tepid water.
- Use it for make-up purpose.
Take off color make-up after waking skin with enough bubbles once or twice.
- Use it for cleansing eye sun cream purpose.
This soap can protect the skin with good components and wash off sun cream and fine dust.
- Use it instead of shampoo.
Massage the scalp with handmade soap for 30 seconds – 1 minute softly. This will keep the hair elastic and healthy.
- Use it as soap pack before you go to sleep.
Make enough bubbles when washing-up and massage your face for 1-2 minutes.
The Da Mior Bamboo Leaf soap gives a cooling effect upon using. Although it doesn’t make that much lather/foam, it cleans my face gently leaving it moisturized after washing it off.
When it comes to its scent, it has this herbal soap fragrance. The scent isn’t strong for me, I actually do like the scent since it makes me feel calm and relax while using it. I also love the packaging that really gives the impression that the company really thought about it.
As of testing, I didn’t have any breakouts while using it. However, I really do wish that Da Mior will make a liquid-based soap since it will be more convenient in using it.
2. LANEIGE Fresh Calming Toner, 250ml |
The Laneige Fresh Calming Toner that helps pH balance and fresh finish. It aims to keep the skin healthy, balance the oil and water content of the skin. This mild toner targets blemishes, wrinkles, and breakouts by moisturizing, restoring balance and nourishing the health of skin.
Its main ingredient is Plant-derived Lychee Extracts that soothes skin. The toner is a healthy and moisturizing skin care having natural lychee component and sea water that strengthens skin barrier. It claims that it doesn’t have mineral oil, animal component, pigment synthesis, and olamine.
How to Use:
- Get adequate amount on hands or cotton pads, apply on skin.
- Then gently dab for absorption
The Fresh Calming toner has clear liquid color and has this mild lychee scent however, I can also smell a touch of alcohol in it. I like the packaging it is simple but yet, elegant. Just looking at the packaging really gives a “calming effect.” I also like their bottle since it has rubber inside the cap to make sure the toner won’t leaked and making it sure it will be securely sealed.
Using the Laneige Fresh Calming Toner is refreshing to the skin. It really keeps the balance between water and oil in my skin leaving my skin moisturized without breaking out. It also removes the remaining dirt in my skin gently. Applying this toner, it seems it lessens the redness on my face.
Overall, I would really recommended this toner especially to those who have oily skin types to really balance the oil and water content in the skin.
3. SKINFOOD Trouble Clear Spot Patch, 24 Patches
Skinfood’s Trouble Clear Spot Patch is an acne patch that heals and reduces swelling of pimples. It is a hydrocolloidal bandage that protects and keeps wounds hydrated. The patches comes in a small size and a larger one that will be used depending the size of the acne. Inside, there is also a small instruction manual on how to use it, however, it is all in Korean.
How to Use:
- After cleaning and drying of the face, remove the protective film.
- Apply the patch.
- Replace the patch when it turns white indicating full absorption of activation.
- Use one or more patches daily until wounds/acne are healed.
I love the packaging for Skinfood’s Trouble Clear Spot Patch. It makes sure that the patches are sterile by having resealable package and that the patches have an individual sealed storage. It can’t be clearly seen on the photo above but it has one clear plastic inside it for extra protection of the patches.
I’ve tried the patches and it flattened my acne and even got some pus from the pimples. The 1st photo above is my face with no patches, 2nd has patches on the acne, and 3rd photo was after 6hours and the patches has turned white indicating that I should already remove it. I like this patch compared to the other Acne Patches that this is similar to the color of the skin and is less recognized as if almost invisible which is really a good thing.
4. ONSAEMEEIN Skin Solution Magic Powder, 30ml |
Skin Solution Magic Powder by Onsaemeein is a spot treatment for pimples. It could be applied to troubled skin such as acne, and blemishes for a soothing skin care. It claims that applying a few drops onto troubled spots before sleeping, the spots will disappear the next day.
This spot treatment has 3 main ingredients which are Dryopteris Crassirhizoma Extract, Salicylic Acid, and Witch Hazel Extract. Dryopteris Crassirhizoma Extract that helps in controlling the vitality of a-glucosidase and helps to clear skin tone. The Salicylic Acid will help in gently removing the dead cells. It also dissolution sebum in the pores and prevents from skin irritation. Witch Hazel Extract helps in skin protection and soothing care. It also helps in pore astriction.
How to Use:
- Do not use it while the liquid and powder are mixed together. Let the powder settle until all the powder sinks down separating the powder from the liquid.
- Use cotton bud and put it in the Magic Solution Skin Powder when the liquid and powder are not mixed together.
- Once adequate amount are smeared, use it on the troubled skin.
- Apply it to parts that need Magic Solution Skin Powder.
- Once applied, do not touch with hands and let it dry.
The Skin Solution Magic Powder by Onsaemeein comes in a clear glass bottle making it easy to see if the powder is fully separated from the liquid. The powder is pink in color and after putting it on the blemishes it will harden.
Applying the Magic Powder on my blemishes, it gives a little bit of stinging sensation with a cooling effect that gives me the impression that it is really working. The product claims that pimples/blemishes will disappear overnight, however I think it is applicable on small pimples since mine didn’t fully disappear overnight. The good thing using this product that it really dried up my pimples and preventing it to be bigger. I would apply this magic powder every night until the blemishes will disappear.
Recommending it to those who have acne-prone skin like me to be able to dry up the blemishes. Also, don’t forget to let the powder settle down before using it.
5. BEUINS Soothing Sleeping Mask, 20 pieces
Beuins’ Soothing Sleeping Mask is a lightweight non-greasy moisturizing gel texture. It soothes redness and irritations and absorbs easily into the skin.
The main ingredient is the Dragon Blood Extract that is a perennial herb originating from Madagascar. It is a medicinal herb that has been used for wounds, swelling, and scars from the past and has been widely used until recently because it helps in keeping the skin healthy.
How to Use:
- For evening skin care, evenly apply an appropriate amount on the entire face.
- Leave it on skin overnight.
- Gently wash off the following morning.
Beuins’ Soothing Sleeping Mask comes in a box with 20 sachets in it. It has white gel type texture but upon application it turns a clear one. For me, one sachet is good for 4-5 uses since I’ve used one sachet for 4 uses already. Since it could be used several times, I wish the they’ll have those resealable sachets for hygienic purposes.
The sleeping mask is a little sticky upon application but is easily absorbed by the skin. It has a soothing effect that helps my blemishes to calm down. After washing it off the next day, my face felt soft and the redness calmed down. I would continue in using this sleeping mask and will try to have an update if any changes on my skin happens.
To those who will buy this mask, don’t forget to wash it off the next day. It is meant to use overnight and wash it off in the morning
6. LADYKIN Fresh Watermelon Icing Gel Bar, 200ml
The Fresh Watermelon Icing Gel Bar revives fatigued skin and keeps the skin smooth and radiant. This Watermelon Icing Gel Bar is enriched with 90% Fresh Watermelon Extract. It claims to have a fresh and moisture finish that will hydrate and sooth the skin. It has a transparent, and watery texture.
How to Use:
- After washing face and applying toner, apply the gel bar evenly in face as moisturizer.
The Fresh Watermelon Icing Gel Bar from Ladykin is really fresh and moisturizing to the skin. The gel has light and watery texture that easily absorbs into the skin. It also has a cooling effect upon application into the face which I really do like. This product is good whenever I would like moisturize my skin but I do not want anything heavy on my skin. The packaging of this product is a plus since it really looks like a slice of watermelon or a watermelon ice cream bar!
When compared with Aloe Vera gel, I would still go for the Aloe Vera one since I think it has more moisturizing properties and benefits. However, I would really give the Watermelon gel a try for something new and since Watermelons has its own benefits too just like the Aloe Vera.
7. ROYAL SKIN Prime Edition Mask Moisture Bio Cellulose Mask, 1 Mask 25g |
The Moisture Bio Cellulose Mask hydrates the skin for a healthy, balanced complexion. It also increases the skin’s moisture levels with this transparent contact mask. It helps smooth circulation of the skin and keeps it clean and moist. The blue gardenia fruit essence is naturally absorbed into the bio-cellulose sheet, adding cooling sensation.
The mask is developed with coconut water fermentation that is softly adhered to the face.
How to Use:
- After cleansing, tone the skin.
- Open the pouch, remove the one of the covers attached to the both sides of sheet and apply it to the face.
- After attaching it to the skin thoroughly, remove the other cover.
- After taking a rest for 10-20minutes, remove the sheet.
- Tap the remaining essence gently to make it absorbed to the skin.
The mask has a “gel/silicone” texture with a thick and slippery essence in it. At first, it was a little troublesome taking off the cover (the net like one) since the essence is slippery but I got the hang of it was able to put it on and remove the other cover successfully. The net-like covers gives the purpose of making sure the essence remains on the mask on both sides that will be absorbed by the skin. It has a mild scent that is not too strong compared to other masks that I have used.
There is a cooling effect upon putting the mask on my face. After removing it, my face felt soft and moisturized. I also noticed that this mask really sticks to my face until the end of the 20-minute duration compared to other masks that falls off after the recommended time of using it. I really do love that it sticks making it sure that all the essence will be absorbed by my skin.
I would definitely recommended this mask for those who have troubled skins and wants to have those little “me time.”
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