EXCLUSIVE: 3 Steps Korean Skincare Routine with Althea Bare Essentials
Don't we all want to have glowing skin just like those Korean actors and actresses? How is it that they all age so gracefully and maintain that supple glow and radiance? I'm sure most of you know about the famous 10-step Korean Skincare Routine but how many of us can actually maintain that routine?
What if I told you there is a way to pack that 10-step routine into just three products? Althea Korea, my favourite Korean store has once again launched a series of products under their brand. Their first launch of the Althea Petal Velvet Powder was a success and is now one of my top recommended powders on par with the Innisfree No-Sebum Powder.
More details: Althea Petal Velvet Powder Review and Impression
Needless to say, I was excited when I heard news that Althea Korea will be launching the Althea Bare Essentials which has the secrets of the Korean Skincare Regime in just three products. I've been using their products for the past month and I must say I was impressed with the products. Now, let's dive into Althea Bare Essentials!
Althea Bare Essentials: Contour Cleanser (RM23/150g)
First up, every skincare routine needs to start with a good cleanser. The Contour Cleanser is packed with soothing Ice Plant and detoxifying Lemon Myrtle extracts. The Ice Plant is a native plant in South Africa which contains a lot of water for it to survive the dry weather. These ingredients hydrate and calms redness while strengthening the skin with Vitamin C and antioxidants. It also contains micro-capsules which gently exfoliates dead skin calls, leaving the skin feeling cool and refreshed!
The formulation is thick and you only need a small amount for it to foam up. Great to remove impurities after a long day at work while improving blood circulation which helps reduce bloating and gives you that V-shaped look. The Contour Cleanser aims to detox your face while prepping it for the next steps.
Althea Bare Essentials: Primer Water (RM43/200ml)
After the detox, it's time for the Bare Essentials Primer Water. Smooth, hydrating and with a thick balm-like consistency. One drop of the Primer Water goes a long way as it penetrates into the layers of skin to plump them up, prepping it and making it a smooth canvas just like how a primer works.
Formulated with Snow Lotus, one of the rarest and precious herbs in the world, it helps to smoothen and brighten the skin. This ingredient has been famous even in the Chinese Imperial Court for centuries because of its beauty properties. It is known to have brightening effect, fixing dark spots and superior anti-aging effects. One thing special about the Bare Essentials Primer Water is the patented "dewdrop" formulation. This is a special technology that helps revitalize skin, providing immediate and effective moisture.
Just put a small amount and apply it evenly onto face. Gently pat it in for better absorption. I personally use a cotton pad for this and place it on my face for 30 seconds which it acts like a mask at night.
Althea Bare Essentials: Fixer Cream (RM50/50g)
The final step for your skincare routine is to lock all the moisture with the Fixer Cream. The Bare Essential Fixer Cream has powerful moisturizing properties which provides the skin with hydration for up to 24 hours. The cream has Trehalose, Wild Green Tea and Baobab Tree Extract which helps to constantly hydrate and soothe the skin.
Why I love this Fixer Cream? Because it is water based and it does not make me break out and look like a frying pan at the end of the day. The cream gets absorbed well into my skin and preps my skin before I put on my makeup etc.
You can purchase all products at RM116! For a complete skincare regime, this price is really very affordable. Enjoy additional 20% off your first purchase when you SIGN UP HERE
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Til next time,