Hello everyone! Althea has recently sent me their latest in-house collection – A’bloom which is a fun new product range! If you are new to Althea, let me do a brief introduction! 🙂
For years, Althea has been playing an important role in bridging authentic K-beauty to SEAsians. Althea is an one-stop shopping destination where everyone in the world can enjoy authentic K-beauty products at a reasonable price, just as Korean consumers do in Korea. In this post, i will be talking more about the A’bloom Meringue Puffs, Refreshing Skin Mask Pack and BHA Blackhead Blaster.
Dessert anyone? A’bloom Perfect Skin Expression With Meringue Puffs
Althea has launched the first beauty tool in the A’bloom collection. Introducing the first meringue sponge puff designed which was inspired by baking meringue cookies. The lovely, cute pastel pink colour and cookie-shaped meringue puff helps to achieve the perfect skin makeup.
Available in two sizes, the giant meringue puff will provide quick and smooth makeup application on wide surface of the skin while the baby meringue puff will provide fine and detailed makeup application on small surface of the skin with its pointed tips.
The puff can be used both ways to achieve 2-way perfect skin expressions:
1. Moist and glossy skin makeup when the puff is soaked with water
2. Matte and Flawless skin makeup when the puff is not soaked with water
The meringue puffs are made out of non-latex sponge with hydrophilic properties which will
grow 1.5 times bigger than normal size when soaked with water allowing makeup to be applied
perfectly on the skin.
The Giant Meringue Puff (size 48*46mm) will help one to apply makeup quickly and easily was it is 1.5X bigger in size than an ordinary puff. This will allows you to apply your base makeup fast and achieve even coverage for wide areas of the face. The Giant Meringue Puff is a versatile puff which can be used dry or wet to achieve different finishes while the extra large size ensures quick and even application. For glossy, moisturizing finish, soak in water before makeup. For perfectly matt finish, use it dry. The narrow part can be used for detailed makeup such as eyes, nose, lip and curved parts of face. Made of high density latex free foam and non toxic materials, the Giant Meringue Puff is suitable for all skin types (even sensitive ones). It is soft and flexible to help achieve fast and perfect skin makeup and blends evenly to cover any imperfections.
The Baby Meringue Puff (30*28mm) comes in pack of three irresistibly sweet and versatile puffs to use dry or wet (2 way finish). For glossy, moisturizing finish, soak in water before makeup. For perfectly matte finish, use it dry. Made of high density latex free foam and non toxic materials, the Baby Meringue Puff is suitable for all skin types (even sensitive ones).
Suitable for makeup beginners, the Baby Meringue Puff is fuss-free and easy to use. Because of the ease in application, one can achieve precise makeup and coverage in an instant. Meringue small shape quickly blends into smaller or wider areas for precise application. This multi-angle puff blends easily for perfect detailed and flawless streak-free application. The Baby Meringue Puff is made soft and flexible to allow easy application for hard to reach areas and targeted spot cover. The narrow part can be used for detailed makeup such as eyes, nose, lip and curved parts of face. The wide part can be used for overall face to cover a wide area easily. One puff does it all!
Next, we have the A’bloom Refreshing Skin Mask Pack which is part of the new launch! A’bloom refreshing skin masks pack contains strong antioxidant with harmony of fruits and natural ingredients of plants which provides custom care solution for each skin type. The PH balancing also helps strengthens skin barrier as well as re-charge the skin with fresh energy.
The fruit masks pack are made with strong antioxidant power of fruits and soothing energy of
natural plants to hydrate, nourish, whiten or treat blemishes. The sheet masks are made out of 100% natural eco-friendly fabric to effectively deliver the efficacy of the rich fruits essence and the essences are formulated with reduced viscosity that are available in creams. The masks also have cooling effect and excellent absorption to deliver efficacy of ingredients deeply into the skin and keeps skin moisturized for long. The mask also feels refreshing on skin and it emits a gentle citrus scent. Lastly, it transfers validity of natural wood extraction deeply into the skin with excellent penetration and close adhesion
For hydrating needs, the Watermelon Moist Mask will provide skin with excellent amount of moisture. The watermelon fruit has 92% of water which is excellent for moisturizing and soothing for the skin during the hot weather. Besides this, the mask contains natural aminoic acid called Citrulin and Betain that forms a natural moisturizing membrane on the skin, leaving it moisturized as well as a smoother skin that does not dry out. The mask also contains lavender extract which helps soothe sensitive skin and provides liveliness.
The Peach AC Control Mask will be useful for people with blemish skin as Peaches are rich in moisture and vitamin A retinol components which helps control the oil and water balance of the skin. It helps normalize the skin turnover cycle with retinol by preventing troubles and taking
care of dead skin cells and provide smooth, hydrated skin. The mask also contains tea tree extract to help sterilization and takes care of trouble spots and pores.
Avocado is known as the butter of the forest with rich protein that prevents aging and
provides strong antioxidant with vitamin E tocopherol. Hence, the Avocado Nourishing Mask
aids the excellent absorption of skin-friendly unsaturated fatty acid to provide shininess and
elasticity to the skin. It is mix with hibiscus flower extract that contains Antocyanin, an antioxidant to prevent the skin from aging.
The Lemon Lime whitening mask will provide an instant whitening effect to skin after usage. Lemon and lime contains high vitamin C ingredient to help repair and protect the skin
from UV damage. The vitamin C’s function of inhibiting melanin production provides a clear and
transparent skin. This mask contains green tea extract which is also rich in vitamin C ingredient to assist in controlling melanin production and skin care.
Finally managed to squeeze sometime during my confinement to pamper my skin. During this period, i don’t have the time to take care of my skin and i am sleeping only 4 hours a day. As such, my skin is dry and life-less! Hence, the Watermelon Moist Mask to the rescue as it is hydrating, soothing and provides skin with liveliness. Sounds like what i need!
The mask is well-soaked in essence and upon application of mask, my skin is instantly soothed! Really love the refreshing and cooling sensation which helps to calm my skin. There’s enough essence (leftover in the sachet) to apply on my neck area as well. The mask is also gentle on my sensitive skin and it does not cause any redness. The mask also fits well on my skin and it is tough enough to withstand tears. There’s a soothing lavender scent which i like! After removing it, the residue essence was fully absorbed into my skin after gentle patting. There’s absolutely no oiliness and stickiness. My skin became more hydrated, less red and more radiant! Love the end results!
Lastly, there’s the A’bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster which will blasts off blackheads, whiteheads and dead skin without the OUCH! A’bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster is an easy and quick triple treatment for blackheads, whiteheads and dead skin for daily care. It contains natural ingredients to help gently deep cleanse the pores and removing dead skin cells while preventing any irritations or redness on the skin.
The BHA Blackhead Blaster contains natural BHA ingredient helps to deep pore cleanse by exfoliating the dead skin cells and it can be removed easily without pain. Its gentle and non-irritating formula treats and prevents new ones from forming. At the same time it treats, melts away impurities and prevents future breakouts. The 8g compact size makes it easy to carry this around and it is suitable for people with Oily / Combination skin.
Key ingredient – Natural BHA (White Willow Bark Extract 5,000ppm)
● Apricot seed powder helps to remove excessive sebum.
● Charcoal will absorb the dirt in the pores.
● Tea tree leaf oil helps to soothe as well as prevent any redness and irritations on the skin
How to use? Dampened the skin, apply the stick directly on targeted areas and massage in circular motions for 30 seconds. After that, rinse off with water.
A’bloom Meringue Puffs, Refreshing Skin Mask Pack and BHA Blackhead Blaster can be purchased via Althea.
Did i mention that the A’bloom products are really affordable? Now you don’t have to burn a big hole in your pockets~
Giant Meringue Puff (1P) = $3
Baby Meringue Puff (3P) = $4
BHA Blackhead Blaster (8G) = $5
Refreshing Skin Mask Pack = 1 pc at $0.60 and 10 pcs at $5.00
* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Althea’s Presskit & Website