One of the famous products these days that obviously spreading all over the social media which also captured the heart of all K-Drama and KPOP fans, or even not a fan, are of course Korean products. ‘Cause they are commonly made from natural and organic ingredients and claim to be safe and effective for all skin types. If you’ve read my first blog about Korean products (click here), I just started using them and only them this year. I’ve been using some from Etude House and Tony Moly way back in college along with some western and local brands that seems to be fine for my skin, but eventually I stopped using them, as I’m not satisfied enough with its result.
After reading lots of product reviews and asking some of my friends about those products, I finally convinced myself to try it. Last January, I got my first Korean skin care products where I bought from my friend. After some time, I discovered trusted online shops that are selling the same, and one of them is Althea Korea. I’ve been hearing good feedback about this shop, so after almost a year of thinking, I decided to purchase.
I ordered limited products as a trial last April 3, 2017. And in my surprise, my package arrived last April 7, 2017. T’was fast! I didn’t expect that! ‘Cause as what I’ve read, it will take about 10-15 days before it arrives. And of course, I’m very happy that my first transaction with Althea Korea is so smooth and obviously fast! With that good experience, I can’t help but always check on their website for my next purchase; and this time I influenced my best friend to buy her items too. Guess what? We already had 3 purchases in 1 month. Haha!~ I’ll share our hauls next time. Stay tuned!~
Going back to my first Althea Korea mini haul, when I first handed the package, t’was secured with a thick kind of pink plastic with their sticker. And when you open it, the products are packed individually in a bubble wrap and everything are perfectly arranged in the box. The box is so pretty and cute in pink, and it’s also thick and re-usable.
It looks so pretty in my eyes knowing that pink is also close to my heart, aside from yellow. Seeing my products packed accordingly, I’m totally happy and won’t hesitate to purchase again and again and again. Lol!~
Here are the items I purchased. It’s just 4 times ’cause like what I said, it’s a trial if this online shop will satisfy my standard when it comes to delivery and of course to the products itself. Luckily, it arrives very early from what I expected. So I’m giving Althea Korea two thumbs up! and a 5 stars! 🙂
Now, let’s proceed with my orders.
COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pad [₱1,000.00]~ I used it for 5 days only, as it seems not suitable for me. Sad to say. I saw some white bumps on the first 2 days, still I continue using it up to 5 days, but my skin doesn’t improve, so I totally discontinue. Good thing that my best friend wants to try it so she bought it from me. I’ll check with her after some time if this product works. Will share it with you soon. I guess ’cause it’s a pad kind of product, it won’t work for my very sensitive skin. That’s why I’m not using cotton in applying my toner ’cause it might irritate my skin. Anyway, still a good try and maybe it’s just not suitable for me. I’m currently using other products from CosRX, and so far it works on my skin. I love using them every day~ You might want to check them out, here:
Low pH Good Morning Cleanser Rating: 3.5/5
Acne Pimple Master Patch Rating: 3.5/5
Rating: 2/5 (based on my experience, and it’s kinda expensive)
INNISFREE No Sebum Mineral Powder [₱260.00 ]~ It’s my go-to and I love it. I haven’t seen any signs of irritations unlike when I used other face powder. This is enough for my simple everyday look with my eyebrow, mascara, and lip tint. I’m very satisfied with its performance~
INNISFREE Perfect UV Protection Cream Long Lasting (Oily Skin Type) [₱680.00]~ If you’ve read my blog about Korean Beauty Products & Skincare Haul, this product is also included. So yes! I repurchased, but this time I bought it in Althea Korea. ‘Cause now, I really can’t go out without this on my face. I really can’t! Lol.
NATURE REPUBLIC Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel [₱180.00]~ I love this product! I’m using this product as my everyday lotion. For full review, click here. Good thing, Althea Korea have this product and on sale! I’m very satisfied with this product ’cause my skin becomes soft and smooth. I also love its Aloe Vera scent that would last for some time.
I definitely recommend Althea Korea. But when it comes to the products, you can tell based on my ratings 🙂
So there you go! I hope you find this blog still helpful even I haven’t done a review for others yet. I promise to write them very very soon. Thanks a lot for dropping by! ❤
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