Friday, October 14, 2016

Sugary Sweet Finds At Althea Korea

I baked up a storm recently. Well, not quite, if we get down to the nitty-gritty, seeing as these yummylicious treats from Althea are meant for the face and not the digestive system. Haha! For the uninitiated, Althea is the site to visit for bargainous Korean cosmetics. Now if only the treshold for free shipping is lowered, because sometimes we only need that one single product.

Starting with Holika Holika Egg Soap Special Set (RM 52) – this set of four egg shaped are housed in an egg carton. These cleansers address different concerns: there is white for pore tightening, green tea to soothe, red clay removes impurities and charcoal to control excess sebum. Red clay and charcoal soaps can be a little drying, so you would want to use them interchangeably.

Not only does The Saem Chocopie Hand Cream in Marshmallow (RM 39 for 35 ml) looks like the real deal, it also does an awesome job at keeping parched paws moisturised. There are two other variants available if you are not into marshmallowy coconut-y scents, namely Cookies & Cream and Strawberry. I myself prefer Cookies & Cream, in case you would like to know. No? Then let us move on! *sheepish grin*

Onsaemeein Yogurt Peeling (RM 26 for 100 ml) has papaya extract and microcrystalline cellulose to gently remove dead skin cells, as well as extracts of yoghurt and goat milk to improve skin tone. To use: spread a dollop on dry clean face and massage for a minute or so until eraser-like shavings are formed. Despite liking my exfoliators scrubby, I found it very pleasing to use thanks to the unbelievably soft and smooth effect.

I had to rescue the Grain Beauty Bubble Sugar (RM 33 for 100 g) from getting dropped into a mug of coffee the other day - these sugar cubes lookalike would have fooled me too if I didn't know any better! Designed for congested and dull skin, the cleanser cum exfoliator combines natural vegetable oils (including apricot, lemon, sunflower and rice bran) and organic black sugar to thoroughly cleanse pores and provide nourishment without drying skin. The sweet citrusy scent is an added (and much loved) perk.

Do they stir (notice then pun?) your heart? Even if they don't, Althea has a lot more of sweet, baking supplies and other assortment of goodies for you to fill your vanity. Nab them here!

Disclosure: Press samples.


Bellyhead said...

Choco Pie hand creams!!! How adorable is that one!

Bijin Blair said...

Hey Belly! The ingredient list is pretty sweet too! It has macadamia oil, shea butter, marshmallow extract and cocoa butter to moisturise.