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Althea’s Born This Way Box

My obsession with Korean skincare products has started ever since I’ve gone to South Korea last Spring this year which I have mentioned many, many times on my blog posts already. As most of you all know, Althea is a popular digital destination for Korean beauty products. Just last year, they have launched their limited edition Althea Beauty boxes which are specially curated by their fairy team.  Sounds magical, isn’t it?

Each Althea Beauty Boxes are based on specific themes providing us with some of the most well-loved and new favorite beauty products. Each box contains 5 to 12 FULL-SIZE products depending on the theme and value. Unlike the other subscription boxes, these Althea Beauty Boxes do not require you to commit and pay for a specially curated box every month. You may purchase a limited edition box only if you’re interested to try out the products that are included. So, no pressure! Hence, once a box has been released, make sure to decide and make a purchase as quickly as possible as these boxes are only limited in quantity.

So what’s inside the Born This Way box?

This is my first Althea Beauty Box, and so far, I’m very happy with everything that’s in it! As you can already tell, I got this Born This Way Box which aims for a baby soft skin. This box contains up to P,6690 worth of items, hence, you may purchase this box for only P1,370! Yup, that’s a total of 79% off!


INNISFREE GREEN TEA CLEANSING FOAM
For oily and combination skin

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

A gentle foaming cleanser which has green tea extracts that keep the skin moisturized, nourished, soft and young.
MAIN INGREDIENTS:
Organic Green Tea Extract
Kaolin 
SKIN BENEFITS:
Rich in antioxidants.
Green tea prevents your skin from aging.
Kaolin cleanses away the impurities from your skin.
Soothes damaged skin from UV rays
MY EXPERIENCE:
“The most important step to creating soft baby-like skin is cleansing.”

First of all, I love its green tea scent which is not too overwhelming. The cleanser itself doesn’t feel harsh on the skin which is one of the things I like among my facial cleansers. I use this to wash my face in the morning and at night. When I notice some tiny bumps on my nose area such as blackheads, I use this cleansing foam with a facial cleansing brush to in a way eliminate them. I love how my skin feels so soft and refreshed after using this cleanser. Also, it feels squeaky clean after every wash!

PURE SMILE ART POINT PACK
Contains two sets

The Dr. Mind mask is a freebie for the Born This Way box.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

These point pack patches are great for hydrating specific areas and perfect for traveling with too.
I know, I look awful. Haha! I literally used everything from this pack.
MY EXPERIENCE:
This point pack mask requires you to have at least a companion with you since it contains two sets unless you want to use the other set on a different day. Hence, the packaging wasn’t reusable so you have to transfer it to a different one. What I love most about this is that it smells like vanilla or caramel of some sort. It smells sweet but not overpowering at all. And then, you can specifically use one on the areas that need extra moisture on your skin. It is also a fun way to bond with your girls! Don’t you think? 😉

BEUINS NUTRIENT EMULSION SKIN
For all skin types

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
A lightweight moisturizer that nourishes, hydrates, and improves elasticity for a healthy baby-like skin.
SOME OF ITS INGREDIENTS ARE:
Adenosine
Niacinamide
Peptide
Calendula Extract
SKIN BENEFITS:
Reduces wrinkles
Whitens skin
HOW TO USE IT:
Apply evenly on the face after washing your face in the morning and at night.

MY EXPERIENCE:

After washing and toning my face, I then start to apply my essence, serum and eye cream. For hot days, I usually skip my usual moisturizer which is really suited for dry skin. What I love about this product is that it’s really light and it gets easily absorbed by my skin after I pat it on my face and neck. And can you believe that this product provides the effect of emulsion and toner at the same time? I’ve tried using it for a week or so without using any other moisturizer, and for someone who has a dry skin like me, I’m glad that my skin has been moisturized all day long. A well-nourished and moisturized skin means less fine lines and wrinkles which is most likely what I’ve been working on for the past few months now.

3 CONCEPT EYE BACK TO BABY PORE VELVET PRIMER
For all skin types

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
A tone-up primer that reduces the appearance of pores and blemishes, as well as brightens your skin for a youthful glow. It has a velvet touch creamy formula which spreads effortlessly on the skin and leaves a soft and smooth finish.
SKIN BENEFITS:
Eliminates excess oil.
Covers the appearance of blemishes.
Leaves a soft and clump-free finish.
Contains a smart-fade proof formula (hydrated on the inside and powdery on the outside)
HOW TO USE:
Spread a thin layer over the imperfections you want to cover up.


MY EXPERIENCE:

Lately, I’ve been so much into day creams which leave my skin a matte finish. So just as I was researching more about this product, I’ve discovered what that powdery finish is called through the www.stylenanda.com website and it is the Smart-fade proof formula! I’m so obsessed with it, I swear! My skin is a combination of oily and dry, so most of the time I would refrain myself from using any matte product as to how it can get my skin so dry. Yet, at the same time, I get too oily, too. (So, ano na di ba? San na ko lulugar, teh? Haha!) So, I highly suggest looking for products with the Smart-fade proof formula if you have a combination of oily and dry skin too. Trust me, you’ll going to love it, and that’s for sure.

Anyway, I use this to prep my skin right after applying my skincare products and before applying my makeup. I would only use a pea size amount of the product and evenly apply it on my entire face and focus on my T-zone areas. I always love its powdery and soft matte finish which makes my skin feel so soft with the feeling of dryness at all.

MAXCLINIC CATRIN NATURAL 100 MINERAL SUNKILL RX

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
100% mineral powder for an even skin tone and protects skin from UV rays.
SKIN BENEFITS:
Upgraded UV ray blocking index (SPF 46/PA+++)
Covers blemishes and revives skin tone.
100% natural. Safe even for kids.
HOW TO USE:
Turn the lid counterclockwise to open.
Tap the puff sufficiently on the back of your hand so contents are gradually layered.
Spread on your face or body as if pushing.

MY EXPERIENCE:

Lesson learned it’s always better to make a research about the product first before using it. As I first checked out this product, its box packaging was mostly written in Korean so I don’t understand even a single thing. As I turned the lid to open, I saw the puff and immediately tried it on my face. I didn’t notice any changes so I opted to open the inner lid and tried to dip the puff onto the loose powder directly. Ugh! *facepalm* How silly of me to do that, how embarrassing.

Right after that, I realized that it wasn’t supposed to be like that. So anyway, I used it on my face and I love how mattifying and soft it makes my skin looks and feels like. It was really good for everyday use since it’s all natural as well as very gentle on the skin. Hence, sometimes, I notice how it starts to cake especially right after I have applied my sunblock.

ARITAUM MONO EYES EYESHADOW
Coral Squeeze

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
An eyeshadow and blusher which helps you achieve a monochromatic look for a youthful appearance.

BENEFITS:
2 in 1 small container (eyeshadow and blusher)
High pigmentation and long-lasting.
Youthful and fresh makeup look.

MY EXPERIENCE:

One of the best Korean makeup secrets is to apply the same shade of eyeshadow and blusher to achieve a fresh and young-looking finish. I love how natural this shade is and is perfect for a no-makeup – makeup look which is quite popular these days too. I mostly use it as my eyeshadow to add a little color for my everyday look. I would do my usual winged liner and apply a black mascara, and that’s it. I’m good to go! 😉

ETUDE HOUSE DEAR DARLING ICE CREAM WATER GEL TINT
Watermelon Red

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
A water tint which has various refreshingly sweet shades and keeps your lips moisturized.
BENEFITS:
Lasts longer with a single application.
Brightens up your face and achieve that no-makeup-makeup-look.
Contains vitamins and minerals which keep your lips and skin well-hydrated.

(Upper): Dear Darling Ice Cream Water Gel Tint swatch (Lower): Mono Eyes Eyeshadow swatch

MY EXPERIENCE:

I finally had my new favorite tint which I use every single time I leave the house. It instantly brightens my face without putting so much makeup on. I just literally apply this on my lips and on my cheeks as well as a little bit across my nose to achieve that popular drunk blush look. Hihi! So far, I would only use a lip balm once right before I apply this on my lips, and when I had to reapply there’s no need to reapply some lip balm anymore as my lips.

Below are some of my snapshots after using these products! ♥
I just used other beauty products for my brows, winged liner and eyelashes, obviously.
I used the Dear Darling Ice Cream Water Gel Tint for my cheeks and lips ♥

You may visit them on their website
as well as in their social media accounts:

Instagram: @altheakorea


What’s your favorite Korean beauty product?

Let me know in the comments!

xxx

Meanwhile, you can check out my previous posts too! ♥

BEAUTY: 
Uncomplicated Elegance (Click HERE)

FASHION: 
Zaful Double 11 Sale (Click HERE)

TRAVEL:
Organize packing with Travel Essentials PH (Click HERE)

LIFESTYLE:
My life in a bloom box (Click HERE)


Let me know in the comments!
Love,
Airish

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