Saturday, May 11, 2019

New from Althea: The A'BLOOM Collection

Just recently, Althea released a new collection called A'BLOOM featuring mask sheets, a a blackhead blaster, and the cutest beauty blenders! 

Althea is seriously the best website for all your K-beauty needs! Aside from carrying a lot of really popular brands on their site, they've also been coming up with their own items. From concealers cream tints and eye palettes to their very own velvet powders and sunscreen, my favorite Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist to the Waterful Green Bamboo Pads, they now have these!
The A'bloom collection features seven new items: A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster, A'bloom Giant Meringue Puff, A'bloom Baby Meringue Puffs, A'bloom Moisturizing Watermelon Mask Sheet, A'bloom Nourishing Avocado Mask Sheet, A'bloom Brightening Lemon Lime Mask Sheet, A'bloom Anti-Blemish Peach Mask Sheet.

Let's start off with the BHA Blackhead Blaster. Time and time again, I've been telling my readers about my issues with blackheads. I've tried many different products, but it seems like nothing's working (or maybe I just need to use the product more often). The point is, the pesky little dots are still there. 
The A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster is supposed to be 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 remove dead skin cells while preventing any irritations or redness on the skin. I find this especially important because I personally have sensitive skin so the fact that this product uses natural ingredients is a huge plus for me. And, it's super easy to use as well! All you have to do is dampen the skin, apply the stick directly on the target areas and massage in circular motion for 30 seconds. Once finished, rinse off with water. 
The A'bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster also contains Natural BHA ingredient to help clean the pores and exfoliate dead skin cells, apricot seed powder to help remove excess sebum, charcoal to absorb the dirt in the pores, and tea tree leaf oil to soothe and prevent any irritation on the skin. Not bad for Php 200. ;)

Another product I absolutely love are their new face masks! I mean, can anyone ever have enough of these babies?? The price points are the best parts, really. They cost Php 20 each or Php 180 if you purchase 10 sheets! It's an amazing value and there's really no reason not to purchase. 
The A'bloom Refreshing Skin Mask Pack comes in four fruity variants - Water-Me-Long (moisturizing), Ac-Me-Peach (anti-blemish), Avo-Cuddle-Me (nourishing), and Sparkle-Me-Bright (brightening). Each one has a strong antioxidant with a mix of fruits and natural plant ingredients that provide custom care solution for each skin type. Any idea which one you need? I personally think I could use some of that Avo-Cuddle and Sparkle-Me-Bright. These masks also have a PH balancing system to help strengthen the skin barrier as well as recharge the skin with fresh energy. 

The sheet masks are also made out of 100% natural eco-friendly fabric to effectively deliver the efficacy of the rich fruits essence. I love its cooling effect when used so you feel extra relaxed and how it absorbs really well on the skin to keep it moisturized until the following day. 

Avocado Nourishing Mask
Avocado is known as the butter of the forest with rich protein that prevents aging. The mask is rich in antioxidants to nourish and protect skin from harmful environmental factors and prevent wrinkles. Plus, it's infused with avocado extract and hibiscus for soft supple skin that glows. And who doesn't want that, right?

Peach AC Control Mask
Peaches are rich in moisture and vitamin A retinol components which helps control the oil and water balance of the skin. If you're looking for a mask that helps soothe irritated and sensitive skin, this is the one for you. The mask also contains tea tree extract to help sterilization and takes care of trouble spots and pores.

Lemon Lime Whitening Mask
Lemon and lime contains high vitamin C ingredient to help repair and protect the skin from UV damage and unveil the natural glow from within. It has a double dose of Vitamin C (from the lemon and lime extracts) that banishes dark spots and green tea extract to assist in controlling melanin production and skin care.

Watermelon Moist Mask
Watermelons consist 92% of water which is excellent for moisturizing and soothing for the skin during the hot weather. It 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. As if that's not enough, this one also contains lavender extract to calm the senses and soothe sensitive skin.

Last but not the least are these cute meringue puffs slash beauty blenders! The first beauty tool from A’bloom by Althea is the first meringue sponge puff designed which was inspired by baking meringue cookies. 
The giant meringue puff will provide quick and smooth makeup application on wide surface of the skin. while the baby meringue puff (comes in 3's) will provide fine and detailed makeup application on small surface of the skin with its pointed tips. These products can either be used to achieve (1) moist and glossy skin makeup when the puff is soaked with water or (2) Matte and Flawless skin makeup when the puff is not soaked with water. 
I personally don't have much experience with puffs like this but a lot of people swear by them, so it's definitely worth a shot, especially with price points of Php 100 (giant) and Php 140 (baby). These 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.

So yeah, that's about it for now. Don't forget to sign up through this link to get 20% off on your purchase ;)
Please also check out my other posts about Althea:
Althea Calming Cream + Waterful Bamboo Pads
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