Althea x Get It Beauty – Real Fresh Skin Detoxer!

KOREA! I cannot stop raving how much i love their skincare products, food and K-dramas! Despite the increasing popularity of K-beauty items in the world, there was not a one-stop shopping destination where every and anyone in the world could enjoy authentic K-beauty products at a reasonable price, just as Korean consumers do in Korea. Hence, Althea was founded to bridge authentic K-beauty to SEAsians. Since then, i am always getting my skincare supplies from Althea. In July, Althea celebrated their 3rd year anniversary with a bang and as part of its celebration, they have launched a community of K-beauty enthusiasts known as ‘Althea Angels’.

I am so excited to be part of the Althea Angels’ team and be  Althea’s beauty ambassador for all the K-beauty awesomeness that Althea have to offer. As a welcome to the community, Althea has sent me a gift containing the latest product collaboration with Korea’s top TV program: Get It Beauty!!

Image from Althea’s Angel’s Facebook Page 

For the past 3 years, Althea innovates the cross border distribution channel to connect K-beauty suppliers directly with SEA consumers. I love online shopping on Althea because it just feels that i am shopping at Korea because Althea offers comprehensive K-beauty selections at the lowest price to consumers 🙂

Revealing my welcome gift – It arrived in a beautiful pink box and inside contains the following products~ I am so looking forward to give the Daily 10-second wash-off mask – Real Fresh Skin Detoxer a try!

‘To Listen What Your Skin Says’ – The Collaboration with Althea and Get it Beauty

Get It Beauty, Korea’s no. 1 beauty TV show, introduces new trends and provides resourceful information relating to beauty. From verification by scientific testing to providing the chances to enjoy the beauty products in person, Get it Beauty offers various and broad beauty experiences.
To make a healthy beauty life, Get it Beauty creates a new beauty ritual – Real Fresh Skin Detoxer with Althea.

Created to suit the hectic schedules of modern urbanites, this product harnesses the goodness of nature and translates it into freshness and vitality for the skin. Treat your skin daily to this premium ingredients easy-to-use, 10 second wash off mask. Made with premium ingredients sourced from various parts of the world, this mask is filled with energy and freshness from nature to ensure your skin stays healthy and clean.

Real Fresh Skin Detoxer comes in Rose and Green Tea to address different skin concerns.

Rose Real Fresh Skin Detoxer (Refining) helps to gently smooths away roughness and gives the skin a radiant glow. It is recommended to incorporate this into your morning skin care routine. This product helps to protect and balance the pH levels of the skin, balance out the skin’s texture for perfect makeup application.

Green Tea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer (Purifying) helps to calms down and purifies the sensitive skin.  It is recommended to incorporate this into your night skin care routine. At 10 p.m, the time skin cell regeneration is most active, this product boosts the skin’s natural regeneration process by ensuring the skin is purified and ready to rest

Rose Real Fresh Skin Detoxer (Refining) contains real premium may rose petals. It bluff away roughness and gives the skin a radiant glow in just 10 seconds. This product contains 100% Premium May Rose Petal which is hand-picked once in a year during May from Grasse, Southern France, and smoothes your skin like a rose petal. The natural pack containing the real petals maximizes the nutrition so that the skin can easily get a full mask pack effect only in 10 seconds. Cleansing ingredients are derived from Coconut extracts, softly melts down in your skin without irritation and washes off the pack with mild petal bubbles.

Do you know that May Rose Petal only blooms once in a year in Grasse, France just for 5 weeks and is gathered only by handpicking. Premium May Rose helps balance out the skin’s pH which is 5 times more effectively than normal rose. Such a precious ingredient! It helps moisturize and gives the skin a rosy radiant glow with rich mineral component. The real rose petal pieces in the product help to purify and improve blood circulation, ensuring the skin stays revitalized, supple and bright.

Green Tea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer (Purifying) contains young green tea leaves from Jeju island plantations which helps relieves sensitive skin and purifies skin to have a healthy boost in just 10 seconds. What’s special about the young green tea leaves is that it is the very first-born baby green tea leaves from pristine Jeju Green tea Plantation. This 100% nature ingredient relieves and purifies the sensitive skin. The natural pack containing the real leaves maximizes the nutrition so that the skin can easily get a full mask pack effect only in 10 seconds. It also contains cleansing ingredients derived from Coconut extracts, softly melts down in your skin without irritation and washes off the pack with mild leaves bubbles.

Green Tea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer is filled with Pure Green Energy of Pristine Jeju Jeju Green Tea. Jeju’s green tea leaves grow under the spring sunshine, allowing them to harness the natural energy of the island. Using only the softest and most delicate baby leaves from the first harvest, the product houses a fresh scent and contains nourishments to cleanse and soothe the skin. The baby green tea leaf collected in spring contains an abundance of Catechin which has 5 times more vitamin C than the lemon does, making them excellent at protecting the skin from UV damage. Jeju green tea powder relieves the stressed skin real fast by controlling the sebum and purifying the dust on skin.

Putting the Green Tea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer (Purifying) to good use as my skin is congested recently.

How to use: Squeeze out a generous amount and apply a relatively thick layer onto the dry cleansed skin. Leave the product for 10 seconds, then add a little bit of water and massage in circular motions with petal bubbles. Rinse it off after follow-up with the rest of your skin care products. After opening the product, you can record down the opening date to track the lifespan and expiry date of the product to ensure freshness.

Packaging: The Real Fresh Skin Detoxer has a transparent squeeze tube packaging. This makes usage fuss free, economic and hygienic.

Scent: It has a soothing herbal tea scent and i love it!!! Not only that the product is convenient to use, it smells really good as well.

Texture: It has a thick gel-like consistency with tiny bits of green tea leaves. The tiny bits act as a gentle and mild exfoliator so it is suitable for sensitive skin!

Personally i felt that the Green Tea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer is good to use in the shower (straight after cleansing!). Upon application, there’s a soothing and refreshing sensation which calms down my skin after a long day at work. In addition, the scent is pretty therapeutic as well and i really enjoyed using it. It is recommended to leave it on for only 10 seconds and then massage the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer in circular motions (the layer of detoxer will turn milky) before washing it off. After removing the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer, my skin felt soft, smoother and less tight! Although my skin is sensitive, it does not have any adverse reaction when i am using it daily! Love it as it helps to reduce skin’s congestion and reduce redness! 🙂

It is recommended to store the product in a cool and dry place, away from heat and direct sunlight. As it contains real rose petals, the color of the gel may change color over time. The natural discoloration will not affect its product quality and function and remains safe to use.

You can purchase the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer via this link

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Althea’s Presskit & Website

How to Look for the Best Florist Online?

Sending flowers to your loved ones can be a simple way for you to show how much you love and appreciate them. This can be the reason why flowers are considered to be a usual gift when celebrating important occasions or if you want to make an ordinary day special.

With the demand for flowers, more and more people acquire the service of a reliable florist. Instead of visiting a flower shop to order for flowers, you can simply look for the best for convenience.

4 Factors that Could Help You Find the Florist

When looking for an online florist, you will surely come up with lots of options to choose from. You might feel confused which one to hire because you will not only look at their rates but you also have to check the quality of flowers they have, the selection, services, and also the arrangements. So to help you find the best florist, here are some points that you should consider.

  • If you want the best service from a flower shop then it is necessary that you check the years of experience of the florist. The longer they are in this kind of business, the greater assurance that you will get satisfied with their service.

  • Another thing that you should look for when choosing a florist is the selection of flowers they have. Of course, having different flowers even the rare ones will surely give you an idea that they can make the flower arrangement you want.

  • There are times that you need the flowers to be delivered right away or failed to order the flowers ahead of time. So when looking for a florist, it is best that you check if they offer a same day flower delivery.

  • One important thing that people always consider when looking for an online florist is the cost of the service. They would surely go for a florist that could provide them affordable services and quality flowers and arrangements.

By considering these factors, for sure it would be easier for you to decide which one to hire when looking for the best florist. Having the best florist online is not just about the money that you pay for the service but with the happiness that you can give when surprising your loved ones with a bouquet of flowers. 🙂

Q-depot.com – Your Gateway to Korean Skin Care and Cosmetics Shopping!

Hello everyone!!! I have been on a K-craze ever since i came back from my Korea Trip in April. I miss the food, the weather and definitely the shopping ( All the pretty apparel and skincare/cosmetics!). One thing i noticed over at Korea is that everyone is so well-groomed with great dress sense! I guess it is a sin to go out without makeup. Korea is also a makeup / skincare shopping heaven! Everywhere i go, there will bound to be shops selling skincare & cosmetics. I have to stop myself from entering the shop and emerging with shopping bags! haha! How to resist? There are so many brands and products not available in Singapore! Moreover, prices are much more affordable. Right now, I’m doing my Korean Skin Care shopping on Korean cosmetics online shop like Q-Depot.

Why Q-Depot you might ask? I love it as Q-depot.com is an established online store offering quality, authentic and popular Korean cosmetic and skincare products at cost-effective prices.

Q-depot.com was envisioned and established to offer consumers effective Korean Makeup, beauty and skin care products that are not extravagantly priced, and give great value for money. The incident that inspired the creation of q-depot.com started with a skiing trip to Korea that resulted in weather-beaten damaged skin which expensive brands could not restore. Inexpensive but highly effective Korean brands offered a lasting solution to restore damaged skin and maintain its beauty. And that’s when the founder decided to unveil this secret to thousand of women out there who are exhausted of trying different ways to get their beauty back and look as gorgeous as they deserve.

Korean cosmetics and skincare products are well-known for being effective and for offering excellent value for money. Every Korean product is created with the motto that “Natural is the Best.” They are made with natural ingredients that have restorative and deep-conditioning benefits. However, not everyone has easy access to these products. Q-depot.com solve this problem by offering everyone an e-commerce platform that is easy to navigate, secure and reliable.

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Will be doing a review of a PACkage Float Mask Bundle Set that i have gotten from Q-depot.com  which consist of Facial Mask, Nose Strip and Feet Foot Pack which will pamper me from top to toe.

PACKage may be new to the Korean skincare products scene but they are experienced! This Korean brand is highly skilled in formulating and creating divine sheet masks with highly effective ingredients to keep skin glowing from head to toe. All products are made Korea! 🙂

PACkage Float Mask Bundle Set is a gorgeous box contains 17 masks, including three types of sheet masks – that’s 8 face masks, 8 blackhead nose strips and 1 exfoliating foot mask. PACKage has 3 concepts that focus on packaging, fun concept and safe ingredients for daily skincare needs. The graphics and artwork of this bundle set is by HAPOOOOOM, a young designer, whose majority of  works are based on a careful hot air balloon traveling around the world which symbolizes positive and happy moments in daily life.

Free from all Parabens, Fragrances, Alcohol, Pigments, PEGs, Phenoxy Ethanol, Silicone and Mineral oils, Everyday Bouncy Sheet Mask is designed to leave skin hydrated, nourished, soft and radiant. It is formulated with highly effective ingredients – Honey extract, Propolis extract, Galactomyces and Hyaluronic acid. The mask sheet is thinner than normal cotton masks which allow maximum penetration of essence!

Ingredients: Water, methylPropanediol, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Arginine, HydroxyEthylCellulose, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Honey Extract, Propolis Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, PVM/MACopolymer, Trehalose, Panthenol, Allantoin

Melt Me Softly Nose Strips contains nourishing lemon essence which aids to removing blackheads effectively yet gently without ripping or pulling. The nose strips works by melting sebum clogged in pores to remove blackheads without irritation. Simply put the strip on nose for 15-20 minutes, then gently massage the area to wipe away remaining sebum. Totally fuss-free!

Ingredients: Water, MethylPropanediol, Carbomer, Tri Ethanol Amine, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Caster Oil, Fragrance, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxy-Ethanol, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Arctium Majus Root Extract, Mentha Piperita (pepermint) Leaf Extract, Viscum Album (mistletoe) Extract, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Extract, Saponaria officinalis Root Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon(Lemon) Fruit Extract, Melaeuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water

For once a month foot care, the Monthly New Feet Foot Pack contains divine orange oil extract to get rid of hard dry skin to reveal soft baby skin! Simply use scissors to cut open the foot pack and place them over the feet like regular socks. After which, use the tape stickers to affix it then leave them on for 60 minutes before rinsing off with water. In about 4-5 days, the dead dry skin will start to peel, revealing new skin underneath!

Ingredients: Alcohol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated castor Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, D-water, Propylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Betaine, Arginine, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Alanine, Serine, Limonene, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Equisetum Arvense Extract

Have tried the Melt Me Softly Nose Strips and Everyday Bouncy Sheet Mask and here’s my thoughts on them:

Melt Me Softly Nose Strips gives a really soothing and refreshing minty sensation upon application! I absolutely love it as it has a mint scent too! It gives the refreshing minty sensation during the entire duration of application until i remove it. It is recommended to leave it on for 15-20 mins then after-which massage my nose area to remove remaining serum. After wiping it clean, i do observed that there are lesser black dots (Aka blackheads) on my nose area~ Wow! It really works like promised.

Everyday Bouncy Sheet Mask has a thin yet elastic sheet which won’t tear easily and it fits my facial contours perfectly. The mask has an herbal scent which i don’t really fancy but i can live with it. There’s no stinging sensation but instead skin felt comfy upon application. When i removed the mask, i was amazed at how ‘white’ and ‘even’ my skin tone is. Overall, redness also subsided a fair bit and skin is moisturized!

At USD 21.99 per box, i would say that it is a valuable buy as it contains 17 pcs of high quality and effective masks. Personally, i love the Melt Me Softly Nose Strips a lot as it helps to get rid of my strawberry nose so effortlessly. If you want to order the highly recommended PACkage Float Mask Bundle Set you can do so and utilize the following discount code to enjoy 10% off your first order.  🙂

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Q-Depot’s website

Learn Flower Hacks And Basic Floristry At A Better Florist’s Flower Jamming Session

Hello everyone, sorry for the short hiatus as i was so caught up with work and life recently! This week was extremely rough and i am that weekend is here so that i can let go and unwind! My Saturday morning started off well with the flower delivery from A Better Florist and doing TAWG.

Weekends are the ideal time to  tackle stress, relax and recharge for a new week ahead! However, many of us bust it by running so many errands, repaying sleep debt or watching dramas till the wee hours. If you want to feel refreshed and unwind by Sunday night, one should learn to strike a balance with eating, relaxing, sleeping, socializing, engage in activities (while picking up a new skill) and exercising~

If you are looking for something fun and therapeutic this weekend, why not learn floristry hacks and professional flower arrangement so you can personalize bouquets for your loved ones! A Better Florist is opening its doors every Saturday for its weekly Flower Jam Session. Whether you’re looking for fun date activities, quality time with the family or searching for a new hobby—we’ve got you covered. This few weeks’ jam sessions will focus on succulents and Australian wild flowers. The plump and hardy succulents are excellent alternatives to the usual filler flowers for their interesting texture and appearance.

Photo from A Better Florist’s FB Page

The renewed interest in the flower industry has forced old-fashioned brick and mortar flower shops to keep up with the times not only in terms of cost, but also the overall presentation and packaging. Up your floral game by learning the basics in floristry, including modern floral arrangements and flower care.

Flower bouquets and fresh-cut flowers are no longer just luxury purchases or limited to special occasions. They are now slowly being incorporated into interior designs and apartment living. The good news is, the proliferation of online florists in Singapore have made blooming your house even easier by catering to all your floral needs. Fresh flowers and succulents help remind urbanites of the lush outdoors in an increasingly tech-saturated and artificial environment. Through floral subscriptions, you can get quality and in season flowers at affordable prices. So add some life and warmth to drab and dull rooms by blooming your home with beautiful flower displays.

By participating in A Better Florist flower jam sessions, even cheap flowers can be transformed into classy décor and luxurious bouquets. Come and learn from one of the talented team of florists on how to bring more beauty and more joy into this world. Enjoy a special rate of only $40 per person (for the first 3 sign-ups).

Photo from A Better Florist’s FB Page

So do come down and join the flower jam sessions every Saturday. It will be a full-filled and therapeutic Saturday when you go home  with some wild blooms and even bigger smiles. Sign up here to secure your slots. 🙂

Unveiling Althea’s Beauty Boxes~

KOREA! I cannot stop raving how much i love their skincare products, food and K-dramas! Currently counting down to my Korea Trip in April and i’m certainly looking forward to shopping, eating and stocking up my skincare essentials. I’m sure many of us here love Skincare and Beauty Products from Korea and will try all ways to get it (be it getting friends to purchase when they head to Korea or getting it online).

Despite the increasing popularity of K-beauty items in the world, there was not a one-stop shopping destination where every and anyone in the world could enjoy authentic K-beauty products at a reasonable price, just as Korean consumers do in Korea. Hence, Althea was founded to bridge authentic K-beauty to SEAsians.

Althea innovates the cross border distribution channel to connect K-beauty suppliers directly
with SEA consumers. So now, it just feels that you are shopping at Korea with Althea! Althea offers comprehensive K-beauty selections at the lowest price to consumers and strives to become the gateway to the world, most favored by K-beauty suppliers.

If you love Beauty Boxes, you will be glad to know that Althea also carries Beauty Boxes~  Unveiling the latest addition to the Althea Korea family are their line of limited edition beauty boxes, specially curated by the fairy team in Seoul. Since the launch of the thematic boxes every month from October, each carefully curated boxes were SOLD OUT so fastest fingers first! 🙂

Every month, the fairy team will release 2 types of beauty boxes – Althea Boxes and Trend Boxes!

  • Althea Boxes are based on specific themes, giving customers and fans a chance to get their hands on a mix of loved and new favorites. Release frequency: twice a month.
  • Trend Boxes, on the other hand, will be packed with hot products (either a new brand or new products from an existing brand) based on some of Korea’s biggest beauty trends. Released frequency: once a month

Each box can hold anywhere from 6 – 12 full-size products depending on the theme and value. The best part is that you can buy only if you like it! There’s no commitment to subscribing for a monthly, quarterly or yearly payment to get these beauty boxes. The only downside is that these beauty boxes are limited in quantity (while stocks last) on a first come first serve basis. I have to say that it will be SOLD OUT very fast so don’t procrastinate.

The first Althea Box that i have carted out is the [Althea Box] Hair Box which retails for S$33 whereby it consists of products that’s worth $110. Shipping is complimentary as my purchase is above $29. For just $33. i have received 7 full size (fresh!) hair products which is super worth it (so it was sold out shortly after launch!). Expiry dates for all the products are in 2018 / 2019 so rest assured that products in the beauty boxes are fresh batches.

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As i placed my order during the Christmas period, my Hair Box came in a nice Christmas theme box with Greeting card inside. 🙂 My personal favorite from the Hair Box are the Innisfree Green Tea Mint Shampoo and Piolang Raspberry Hair Vinegar which helps to curb scalp itchiness. Moreover, it leaves my hair smelling nice and feeling soft.

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The 2nd Beauty Box which got me excited was the [Althea Box] Mermaid Box as i was so into ‘Legend of the Blue Sea’ but i was too late to grab one before it was sold out! 😦 However, Tammy from Althea reserved one set for me when it was restocked and sent it to me for review!! Thank you! 🙂 Last check, the Mermaid Box is sold out once again and there will be no more restock… In order not to have any regrets, sign up for Althea’s newsletter and you will be informed if there’s any new launches / promotions.

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My [Althea Box] Mermaid Box were delivered within a week upon order confirmation and products came individually wrapped in a thick layer of bubble wrap and delivered timely via courier.

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[Althea Box] Mermaid Box is HEAVY as it contains 7 full size products which i will be reviewing some of the products. More details below!

Son & Park Beauty Water
Chica-Y-Chico Skin Glow Essence
Rire Lucent White Pearl Cream
Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base
Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura Crystal Light
CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil
Chica-Y-Chico Mermaid Mask

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I’m not familiar with the brand Chica-Y-Chico and i have tried to do some research of the brand online. However,  i’m unable to locate any website in English so there’s no brand introduction this time.  Chica-Y-Chico Mermaid Mask is the first item i have tried from the Mermaid Box as my skin is very dehydrated and oily recently (due to medication i have to take during surgery).. By feeding it with AQUA, the oil secretion will be more control so the mask came in really handy! Chica-Y-Chico Mermaid Mask contains multiple complex including seaweed, pearl and hyaluronic acid gives a surge of moisture to skin instantly.

The beauty secret of the Little Mermaid Princess Ariel is the plentiful seaweed that surround her and the pearls she always wears. They kept her skin moisturized and glowing even after she became a human. Pearls, the precious jewel of the sea and seaweed are full of healthy ingredients that intensely hydrate and soothe dehydrated skin for dewy, glowing skin. 

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First impression of the Mermaid Mask is that it is richly soaked with essence! Secondly, i love how easy it is to apply the mask as it has a plastic sheet. The mask sheet is thin but sturdy and it fits onto the contour of my nose very well. Once you have adhere the mask onto your skin, remove the plastic sheet and then adjust the mask accordingly. Upon application of the mask, there’s an instant soothing and refreshing sensation. During the 20 mins of application, there’s no discomfort or stinging sensation. After removing the face mask, my skin feels so much smoother, brighter and softer to the touch. The mask is very moisturizing and soothing as skin no longer feels tight and it became ‘light’ after i remove it.. The next day, i woke up to not so tight, radiant and less oily skin! I’m really impressed as there’s excellent results with only one application! This Mask is exclusive in the Mermaid Mask hence i cannot get it on Althea. Shall stock up when i head to Korea in April 🙂

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After using Chica-Y-Chico Mermaid Mask and seeing results, i applied the Chica-Y-Chico Skin Glow Essence right after removing the mask. An essence is to be used after toner and before moisturizer. For people with dehydrated skin, Essence helps add another layer of hydration before you apply your moisturizer. The Skin Glow Essence hydrates skin and brightens by improving dullness from deep inside. It contains Hologram-Complex that reflects the light falling on the face to give a three-dimensional effect to the curves. Five main benefits of the Glow Essence includes supplying of nutrition, soothing, vitalizing, whitening and improving radiance.

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Chica-Y-Chico Skin Glow Essence is formulated with brightening complex made up of pearl extract and 9 botanical formula:

1. Pearl extract: Pearl has been considered as one of the high-end cosmetic ingredients for the great beauties in the history, for Cleopatra and Yang Guifei. It contains 14~18 kinds of amino acids including 8 different essencial amino acids. They improve the elasticity of your skin and hydrate, help to maintain firm skin.

2. Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein: This is one of proteins from shells, protect pearl and the wall of a pearl. It is also known that it affects the beautiful glow of the pearl. It vitalizes your skin and cares for energetic skin.

3. Whitening-9 Complex: Whitening-9 complex is composed with extracts from 9 different white-coloured plants (Lotus, Mulberry root, Freesia, Snow lotus, Daisy, Madonna Lily, Huttuynia cordata, Edelweiss, Ginseng). It protects your skin from the external environment by outstanding anti-ageing effect, cares for transparent glowing skin by whitening effect.

If you are looking for a non-sticky essence to give you instant brighter skin, look no further! Chica-Y-Chico Skin Glow Essence has a gel base and it leave the skin feeling refreshed after application (Which is good for my sensitive and easily irritated skin). Texture is non-greasy and it gets absorbed well into my dehydrated skin. There’s no adverse reaction like redness after application. Upon closer look, there’s actually subtle shimmery particles which helps brighten and create dimension. As i always have dull skintone, the brightening results is even more obvious on my skin. However, the hydration level is not as ‘powerful’ so do not use this essence to substitute your moisturizer. I did tried using it alone (skipping moisturizer) and my skin felt tight during mid day.

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Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base is the savior for people who wants a product that works for their dry and sensitive skin (which also works as an effective makeup base!). Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base is a hydro soothing moisture ampoule + real skin makeup base that contains stable and integral Gold to deeply hydrate skin. At the same time, it has a light texture that’s weightless while leaving you with a dewy finish. Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base has several beneficial effects and they are the skin brightening, stress alleviating, moisture evaporation blockage, intense moisture capacity, soothing substances reinforced and base with low irritation

Active Ingredients includes 

Gold – imparting moisture constantly to the skin. The integral substance that removed the skin exhaustion and stress, purifies the harmful substances and enhances the skin condition, raising the makeup fit

Ceramide as skin component, moisture attracting substance blocking moisture evaporation

Hyaluronic Acid as a nature derived moisturizing component, holding onto the moisture

Aloe Vera Leaf impart moisture deep into skin

Souble collagen delivers moisture energy and firming effect

Skin loving blend of Arrow Root, Licorice Peony, Cnidium, Aloe Vera Leaf, Elm root, thrumwort seed, centelle, fig, portulaca

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Do you know that ampoule has the highest concentration of enriching active ingredients, followed by the serum and the essence. Ampoules are for people who need an instant skin care effect. Hence, one drop is supercharged with more goodies and will better improve the quality of skin and heightens the overall skin-boosting effect (As it is meant to use on top of toner and moisturizer). First impression of the Witch’s Pouch Real Skin Moisture Ampoule Base is that it is very classy and my husband commented that it must be expensive. haha. When i first came into contact with the texture, i’m in awe as it is so light! Upon spreading, it turns watery and it just feels like i’m applying water on my skin. Due to its texture, it gets penetrated into my skin quickly without any heavy after-feel… The gold flakes will disappear after application and it seems to help brighten up my overall complexion.  After use, skin looks softer, smoother and calmer… I also have better hydrated and less tight skin. I found myself reaching out to this ampoule very often in the morning and i felt that my skin felt less oily at the end of the day with this.

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Next, Son & Park Beauty Water (a cult favorite) is something which i am looking forward to use . Son & Park Beauty Water is a multi-function product which can be used as a cleanser, toner, exfoliator, primer, hydrator and setting spray! This smart cleaning liquid is made from natural plant extracts that gently cleans and moisturizes to deliver smooth, revitalized and hydrated skin.

Son & Park Beauty Water is created in mind for a clean base for the next steps in our skincare and makeup routine. The Beauty Water is not just a cleanser, it has mild exfoliation abilities with willow bark and papaya extract to buff awat dead skin cells, revealing brighter and smoother skin. Lavender water, rose water, and orange fruit extract impart a subtle hydration so skin can be prepped for subsequent products. Beauty Water can be used in the morning to create the perfect base for makeup application, midday as a refresher, and night after cleansing to remove remaining impurities. Suitable for all skin types, Beauty Water has a pH of 4.5, effectively resetting the skin’s natural pH after cleansing.

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The beauty water is ideal for cleansing your face during a long flight, as a toner, wiping off residue after masking and freshening up your skin during the day. Currently, i’m using another brand of beauty water but i find that the Son & Park Beauty Water fares so much better at fraction of the price! Texture wise, it win hands down as it is watery and does not leave behind an oily firm over using. Secondly, it does not contains as much fragrance and the Son & Park Beauty Water has a medicated smell which i like! 😛 Son & Park Beauty Water has a gentle formula as it doesn’t sting or cause my skin to be red. Despite being mild, it does remove residues on my skin well. It also  leaves my skin feeling refreshed and soothing sensation after use.. After applying the toner, skin feels clean, soft and looks more supple! It will also calm my skin and refreshes it without any drying effect..Love it!!!

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Next up, i will be talking more about a hair care product known as the CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil with 50 year history! CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil has a light formula without stickiness, a gorgeous scent and it contains no harmful ingredients. Rich in Argan Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Avocado oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, and Macadamia Integrifolia Oil, the Argan Glow Hair Oil has excellent moisturizing, protection , soothing and repairing effect.

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Been using the CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil as a heat protector before i blow dry my hair. Will use 1 pump for each side of my hair and the  hair oil has a sweet and refreshing mix of fruity flora scent. As the CFC Lab Argan Glow Hair Oil is oil-based, it will be oily to the touch. But once it is fully absorbed, there’s isn’t any greasy heavy after-feel left behind. After application, hair feels very soft and smooth and i can glide my comb through it.  After blow drying my hair, my hair  appears to be shiner, more volumized and tamer (lesser flyaway hair).

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As i no longer apply makeup on my skin (except lipstick), i have passed the Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura Crystal Light to my friend who will put it to better use. The Luminous Goddess Aura Crystal Light is a liquid type highlighter infused with skin shining complex – pearl, amethyst, and diamond extract. The highlighter is also formulated with Micro Sparkling Pearl, Skin Shining Complex, 3 blends mix of botanical oil and oil controlling powder. This highlighter can be mixed with base products / foundation which will give you natural and glowing finish. Previously, i was using this highlighter and it is the one that’s pink in color. SA recommended the pink shade as i have fair skin. When applied onto my skin, it has a subtle shimmery white pearly finish which is very natural. The texture isn’t heavy and it blends well without leaving behind greasiness.

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Lastly. there’s the Lucent White Pearl Cream which contains pearl extracts of 1020ppm and pearl powders of 70ppm that will change dry and rough skin into a radiant skin that glows from the inside! The pearl extracts and pearl powders inside the cream makes face look more distinct and lively. Lucent White Pearl Cream also contains five kinds flower extracts (Peony, Lily of the valley, Magnolia liliflora DESR Leontopodium alpinum, Lilium candidum extracts) helps with whitening, brightening and anti-wrinkle so that skin will glow like a pearl. Have yet to give this a try and will come to this soon 🙂

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Before i go, i have a confession to make! I ordered the newly launched [Trendy Box] Smart Beauty Tool Box yesterday!I’m hooked on Althea’s beauty boxes and i felt that Althea has brought K-beauty and Beauty Boxes to a whole new level~  Whether you’re looking for tried and true favorites or hankering for the hottest, freshest products to dip your fingers into, Althea’s beauty boxes are a great way for you to add to your beauty arsenal 🙂

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from Althea’s & Misc website