Althea Korea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer in Green Tea and Rose, 150ml
Bought for: Free | SRP: P990/set | P550/each
From: Althea Korea
I have always been with Althea for 3 years with me shopping nonstop because why not? They probably have the largest collection of Korean beauty brands that are all fairly priced. I haven't been to Korea yet but using and buying authentic products from them feels like shopping the freshest stocks straight from a Korean shop shelf. Other than these two, they also have the Petal Velvet Powder and Bare Essentials Set which I haven't tried yet (not included in the PR list yet for those, unfortunately). When they turned 3 last July, it was like a big birthday celebration because they also launched two face masks which is in collaboration with Get It Beauty, Korean's No. 1 Beauty TV Show.
Being an official Althea Angel, it is really an opportunity to get first dibs on the newest and most popular from them. I was so excited when I received these masks and so I tried them immediately and I have been using them for more or less three weeks now. I'm already even half-full and I would definitely agree that it deserves a spot in my trusted Korean products.
ABOUT ALTHEA REAL FRESH SKIN DETOXERS
Althea Korea Real Fresh Skin Detoxers comes in two variants--Green Tea and Rose--both made of 100% nature's ingredients. The brand has definitely a purpose for coming up with two variants, one is for PM (Green Tea) and one is for AM (Rose) use. They are created with the goal of matching their purpose with the modern busy urbanites who are always on the go, hence the 10-seconds wash off mask idea. Yes, all you need is just 10 seconds to detoxify and give your skin some TLC.
The Rose variant claims to refine the skin, and gently smooths away roughness and gives the skin a radiant glow, protects and balances the pH level of the skin, evening out the skin's texture for perfect makeup application. It is made of premium rose petals which are only harvested once a year during every month of May from Grasse, Southern France. Using this really feels luxurious given the fact that May Rose Petals are about 5 times more effective than normal rose in balancing the skin's pH level.
The Green Tea variant, on the other hand, claims to soothe, controls oils and purify the skin especially after a long, tiresome day. It is made of carefully picked first born baby Green Tea leaves from pristine Jeju Island plantations. these are rich in Catechins which has 5 times more Vitamin C than Lemons, making them excellent at protecting the skin from sun's damage. More of these after a short break!
HOW TO USE
Squeeze out a generous amount and apply a relatively thick layer onto the dry skin. Leave the products for 10 seconds, then add a little bit of water and massage in circular motions with leaves bubbles. Rinse it off after.
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Rosa Gallica Flower Powder, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-51, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol
INGREDIENTS (GREEN TEA)
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-51, Beta-Glucan, Betaine, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol
The product comes in a transparent plastic tube with a very clean and minimal packaging. I also appreciate brands who are focusing more on the product rather than fancy packaging. The box these were accompanied with have information all written in Korean so I find them useless. But for your reference, I took a picture of what's written on it.
When I inspected the overall design of the product, I also find out there's a part wherein you can write the date you opened these so you can document until when these products are still good enough for consumption. I didn't mind writing mine because I'm sure it will all be emptied by my second or third month especially with the fact that I use both every single day (lol).
TEXTURE, CONSISTENCY AND EASE OF APPLICATION
Both masks are rich in texture and consistency and you can tell that it's got some tidbits of the main ingredients so you can expect a mild exfoliation too. Don't worry, nothing harsh or irritating! Given the consistency, I can tell how that it's rich in Glycerin which is an effective humectant (moisturizing) so I'm so happy about it. Whenever I use these, I make sure to apply a generous amount to really detoxify and remove any remaining impurities from my pores. I like when I'm rinsing it off because it also creates bubbles (derived from coconut extracts) that melts onto the skin when massaged and it gives me the impression that I'm extra cleansing my skin without over-drying it.
Both has strong scents of Green Tea and Rose. They are not processed fragrances (if you know what I mean and the herbal scents are still predominant. I guess that's what we really get with products made with naturally-sourced ingredients. At first, I didn't like the scents but I eventually got used to it especially after using it everyday.
To be honest, I really love these both from the very first time I used them. I didn't want to rush with my review which is why I only talked about these now despite it launching last month.
I couldn't tell what's different between them in terms of effects because I personally use both and my skin looks exactly the same after using them. First thing I would like to commend is the fact that they got real ingredients that you can actually feel and see so the effects are really maximized. They do both cleansing and calming the skin in just 10 seconds, so I get to save in both the products I use and time I consume while using them. This alone makes me think of how innovative Althea Korea can get.
These products are really hydrating and makes skin look clarified and radiant after every use without any sting or irritation. I was having really terrible breakoutw and fresh red pimples on my face right before using these and I'm glad how both seemed to soothe all the redness on my skin. It also imparts a glass-like skin after use and this rarely happens, only whenever I use a product that's heavy-duty in both cleansing and hydrating.
I brought these once at work and one of my work mate, Ate Charity, asked if she can try the Rose variant and she goes all day raving about how the product gave her a glass skin. She also iterated how her skin felt so soft and smooth afterwards. See, it's not just me.
I would say that I can't really depend on these in terms of acne-fighting and oil control, I would love to keep two tubes of these whenever I feel like detoxifying my skin and getting rid of all impurities while clarifying my skin all the same. I noticed that both helps in fighting acne and pimple scars too which is what I badly need right now that I'm treating my breakouts with a Clindamycin Solution.
If you have both skin detoxers, it would lasts you a very long time though it depends on which one your skin needs the most. I wouldn't recommend splurging for both because they seem to have the same effect on the skin. Though I think if I would settle for one, I'd pick up the Green Tea variant because this ingredient is intended for acne, prone skin.
If you are interested on this set, you may purchase from HERE. Get the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Bundle at 10% OFF and get free shipping on all Althea Exclusives by using the code PBSHIP! Let me know what you think of these newest from Althea Korea by commenting down below!
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