Beauty,  Lifestyle,  Skincare

First Althea Mini-Haul for 2018

New year, new resolutions. This 2018, I did a promise to myself that I would be more concern of my skin especially my face and will invest more on skincare products than makeup. Well, so here it is. Just recently, I ordered at Althea some additional babies for my skincare routine and some new products that I also wanted to try out.

“To share Korean beauty to the world..” – So to those who do not know about Althea, it’s an online shop that is based in Korea that sells mainly Korean beauty products. Basically you don’t have to worry because all products sold in their shop are guaranteed authentic.

It’s actually already my second time to order in Althea, but this time around, my order arrived earlier that I expected plus it was my first time receiving it parceled in a pink box. The box (as seen in this post’s featured photo) is too pretty to be thrown away, so I still kept it. Lol.

So here are the products that I got…

New Korean skincare products to try-on

New Korean skincare products to try-on

THE SAEM Healing Tea Garden White Tea Cleansing Water


PURPOSE: Water cleanser – basically I use this when I get home after work to remove makeup and the dirt I get from riding the public jeepney.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: I love the smell! However, I think this would work better on double cleansing – paired with a cleansing balm or oil. Makeup/dirt doesn’t easily remove when used alone, I usually consume about 2-4 cotton pads to completely cleanse my face.

COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser


PURPOSE: Cleansing foam – another layer to cleanse those dirt and residues plus it exfoliates dead skins.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: I love the smell of this cleansing foam compared to the Good Morning gel because this one smells like a citrus fruit? I use this one on nighttime and I love how it gives my face a smooth and soft texture after.

Dear KLAIRS Supple Preparation Facial Toner


PURPOSE: Toner – I use this during my nighttime routine.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Super in love with this product! Probably declaring it as THE best toner I tried, so far. I love its consistency as it can also serve as a moisturizer. The consistency might be kind of thick but still it absorbs fast on the skin. The smell reminds me of a massage oil, a good one!

Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Long Lasting(Oily Skin Type)


PURPOSE: Sunscreen – important part of the daytime routine!

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: The smell of the product is just so good! Not tacky and heavy when applied, and absorbs fast on the skin.

Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel


PURPOSE: Moisturizer

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: A holy grail – I’ve been using this product for months already as my nighttime moisturizer (sometimes during the day), I love it, and I think everyone should have this product. It gives my skin a refreshing look and smooth texture. I have also tried using it to soothe itches on my skin and it did work!


It’s already been two weeks since I’ve been using these new products to my routine, and so far I love the products and it actually gave some improvements to my skin. Hopefully soon after months of using these, I will be able to give a more thorough review for each product.

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BIA. 22 y/o Software Engineer from DVO, PH, but currently based in CEB, PH. Writes anything under the sun, but mostly travel logs and guides, food, plus product reviews.


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