I received the new cleanser from Althea for review few weeks back. They are really expanding their product range now. You’ll see more next year. WOW!
Anyway, let’s talk about Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser. It’s a makeup remover that is suitable for sensitive skin which is mild enough to be used daily. The texture is serum-like which can remove makeup, dirt, and oil without making your skin feeling taut or felt like left with a layer of ‘something’ after cleansing. It also helps in balance the pH levels of the skin for a healthier skin.
See the colours on my arm? They made up of very stubborn mascara, smudge-proof eyeliners, eyeshadows, and blusher. I took the challenge of using this cleanser to remove all these products from my arm in one wipe without holding the cotton on them for a period of time to dissolve them. Check out my video below that I posted in my Instagram.
The key ingredients are mint leaf extract which is able to cool down the skin and soothes irritations; jojoba seed oil can deeply moisturize any dryness without feeling heavy; tea tree leaf extract has antibacterial properties that purify the skin.
Impressive! Even the most-stubborn mascara(the biggest black mark that was still there after first wipe in the photo on the left) that I could only remove with specific makeup remover can be removed without much hassle. Even though not one wipe, three wipes did clean it well. Other brands will not be able to clean it at all no matter how much product I used.
The way to use it is just like any makeup remover, you can use cotton pad or just use it by massage onto your face with your finger to melt everything away. After that, you can just clean it with water or do a second cleansing. I notice that there is no need for second cleansing though.
It’s a very good makeup remover, I highly recommend it. The only down side that I experienced was having difficulty in getting the product out. You might want to replace the top with a pump dispenser(suggested by a fellow Angel) for easier dispensing without making the whole bottle covered with the cleanser from your hand. It can be slippery if you are not careful.
The price is RM33.00 for 150ml. You can get it from Althea website or mobile app.
Water, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cyclomethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance.
Next, Althea has body mist now! It’s called Althea X Titi Kamal Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist which is a collaboration with a very pretty celebrity from Indonesia, Titi Kamal. It comes in 100ml, quite big in size fpr me. Even though there’s mention that it is small enough to be carried around, it really depends on the bag you’re using. I don’t carry big bag, it definitely cannot fit into my bag hehehe…
The smell is very light with sweet orange and peach, followed by rosy floral notes. I like the scent, not bad, was quite worry that it will be overly sweet. Not overpowering at all. Very lightweight to use. However, do not expect it to last because it is not perfume. The scent on me lasted for less than 1 hour. You can keep the smell longer by spraying it on your clothes which I did by accident *lol*. Bear in mind though, there’s alcohol in the ingredient hmmm… It’s not advisable to spray on your expensive clothes such as clothes made from silk.
The key ingredients consist of Damask rose water that can keep the skin hydrated and give a gentle fragrance; sweet orange oil to refresh the senses; and elder flower extract to cools and soothes the skin.
It’s now available in Althea website or mobile app at the price of RM35.00 per 100ml. Only available in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Philippines.
Alcohol, Water, Glycerin, Fragrance, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Magnolia Liliflora Flower Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin
There you go… Few more days to 2019… Then not long later Lunar New Year is around the corner! How time flies.