Althea Korea Beauty Haul July 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Althea Korea is my go-to shop for all my K-beauty needs. They offer the best beauty products fresh from South Korea at very affordable prices. The thing I love most about Althea Korea is the comfort factor. From the moment you browse their website up to the time your order reaches your doorstep, shopping from Althea has always been fuss-free.

This year, Althea celebrated their third birthday. They usually celebrate their birthday by having cute concept boxes along with freebies and a fun contest. For their 3rd birthday, their theme is the Birthday Book which includes miniature birthday books that you can assemble yourself. Props to their marketing team, this is quite a unique concept. Of course, I couldn't help but go on a mini shopping spree to get them! See what I bought below:

  • COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser 


Formulated with 0.5% salicylic acid, this cleanser keeps breakouts at bay while removing dead skin cells. Tea tree oil also helps fight blemishes while willow bark water and saccharomyces ferment hydrate skin, revealing softer and more even skin. Effective yet gentle, this multi-purpose cleanser will be your new go-to for clear, pillow-soft skin. This product has a pH level of 8.9.



I can't wait to try this cleanser! I've heard great reviews and so much love for this product. Yey for my first ever COSRX product too!

  • The Faceshop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam in Aloe


Ensuring your skin stays clean and healthy is a 365-day a year job! Pick a great candidate like The Face Shop's Herb Day 365 Cleanser to take on the task by providing the skin with fundamentally great cleansing. This version with aloe vera hydrates the skin as it cleans, keeping it bouncy and soft. It also helps soothe and repair the skin, ensuring it stays healthy and supple.



This was the very first K-beauty product I have tried, ever. I just thought I needed a foaming cleanser that would balance out the drying effect of the COSRX cleanser. Plus, it's waaaay cheaper to buy one from Althea than get one from their physical stores.

  • Nature Republic Soothing and Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel


Made from 92% Aloe Vera gel, Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel is enriched with vitamins and can be used for just about anything, from soothing sunburns to hydrating the skin and hair in the form of a mask, to an everyday moisturizer for supple skin. The aloe vera used to make this product comes from certified organic farmers in California (CCOF) and is kind to even the most sensitive of skins, making this suitable for all skin types. No wonder this is one of the best selling products around and has sold over 1.5 million units!



Repurchasing again for obvious reasons. I have nothing but love and respect for this product. 

  • Althea Velvet Powder (Translucent and Warm Beige)


Althea's very own product range is here, and we're starting off strong with the Petal Velvet Powder! This debuting beauty is a translucent powder that sets makeup and leaves behind a silky finish to the touch. Infused with oil from Althea seeds, this powder works to keep sebum production at bay without drying out the skin for a radiant, fresh look, all while giving out a gentle scent. Keep your makeup looking great all day or dust some on to stay shine-free! Now available in #0 Translucent and #23 Warm Beige colors.


P210.00 ; the other one was free (Althea Buy 1 Take 1 promo)

I've been dying to try this ever since its debut. This might be a great alternative for my Shiseido Medicated Baby Pressed Powder (see review here), which have become a daily staple for me. Althea's Petal Velvet Powder comes in two shades, I bought one of each.

  • Various Sheet Masks


  • Boom De Ah Dah Everyday Mask Lemon Lime - Contains Vitamic C that helps naturally lighten and even out skin tone.
  • Boom De Ah Dah Everyday Mask Rice - Brightens the skin and helps fight blemishes.
  • Boom De Ah Dah Everyday Mask Berry - Made with blueberry, strawberry and raspberry extracts to tighten the skin.
  • Y.E.T. Don't Worry Infant Mask - Contains collagen to control moist and elasticity by covering rough skin surface. Snail slime substance relieves wrinkles like baby skin.


Boom De Ah Dah Everyday Mask - P20.00 each
Y.E.T. Don't Worry Infant Mask - P24.00

If there's one thing about me you should know, it's that I love sheet masks. I find it convenient and relaxing to apply one. I may not do it every night, but I make it a point to do so at least once a week. See some of my other sheet mask reviews here.  


I planned my order so well (yes, I'm a cheapskate) that it just exactly reached Althea's free shipping threshold. My total order is worth P999.00 and Althea offers free shipping for orders P999.00 and above! Pat on the back for that one.

The order arrived within 15 days after ordering, as Althea had promised.

Have you tried ordering from Althea Korea before? How was the experience? Have you tried some of the products that I ordered? Let me know below!

Note: This post is not sponsored in any way. All product descriptions were taken from the Althea Korea website. 


  1. Great post! These seem like some fantastic products - thank you for sharing!
    Take care,
    Alex xx ||

  2. These products sound great! I'm definitely gonna have to check some of them out! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. I’m also using Sheet Masks! This store looks great!

  4. Nice products and nice post dear!! Have a great day! xx

    La ilusión de Nina -

  5. I love Althea Korea too! I'm definitely taking some of these in mind for my next shopping. Thanks for sharing.

    Love, Fads | The Ästron

  6. I definitely love aloe vera gel and it really hydrates my skin.
    I have tried that from nature republic and it seems pretty nice

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  7. These look like some great products hun. Curious to check them out!


  8. The Velvet Powder has certainly caught my eye - and not JUST because of the gorgeous packaging haha :) I don't know much about Korean beauty and so this post was a great read! x

  9. are Althea user too :D Me too!! High 5!! We are both K beauty lovers :D
    I love Althea Velvet Powder for my daily make up, a must have :D

  10. I love the look of that cleansing foam. Anything with Aloe always intrigues me. :)

  11. Love that Althea Korea has some nice skincare products! It's great when a cleanser does its job with clearing the pores and dead skin cells. I am a total sucker for cleansing foams! I've seen the aloe vera soothing gel everywhere! I need to check it out. Glad you enjoyed your haul!

    Nancy ♥

  12. Wow! nice post
    Beautiful products

  13. It all looks interesting. I don't know much about the Korean Beauty product. Yet ;-)

  14. Annyeong! I'm Mell from Althea. Your pictures are amazing. Keep up the great content. 😘
    x, 멜 (Mell)

    1. Yeyyy! Hi Mel! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

    2. Sure thing gorgeous! 💖
      x, 멜 (Mell)


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