Review: Althea Bare Essentials

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I was able to try the first product of  Althea last year, and just last month, they’ve launched their new products called the Bare Essentials.  What’s more exciting is, Bare Essentials is a skincare trio. Yes, not just one but three products. Althea Bare Essentials

What is Althea Bare Essentials?

It is a set that simplifies skincare down to just three steps for the best results with the minimum care. It consists of three products; the Contour Cleanser, the Primer Water, and the Fixer Cream. According to Althea’s website, natural ingredients were carefully found and selected from the depths of nature to give the most hydrating experience for our skin.

Step 1: Contour Cleanser – A rich and foaming cleanser that removes impurities while improving blood circulation. It contains micro capsules to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and leaves the skin feeling cool and refreshed too.

It’s surprising that I only need a small amount to cleanse my face. This is a bit creamy, that’s why for me a small amount is literally enough. Just mix it with a bit of water and lather it on my face. I love how it feels refreshing after washing my face. Also, the smell of this cleanser is relaxing.

Step 2: Primer Water – This bottle of water penetrates into the layer of the skin to plump them up, prepping the skin and making it a smooth canvas for products to come.

This is by far the best toner I have used. It has a consistency that is thicker than the other toner I have tried. The best way to apply this is to use your fingers. This is not watery so no need for cotton, else there will be a waste since this absorbed quickly. Since this is a 2-in-1 product, a toner, and a primer, this is also good to use before makeup.

Step 3: Fixer Cream – Powerful moisturizing properties are packed into this little jar that provides the skin with hydration for up to 24 hours for a fresh, revitalized complexion.

I have been looking for a good moisturizer that works for me and this is one of them. Actually, there are just two moisturizers that I have liked so far. One was the water-based I got from Althea too. And this one, the fixer cream. This is a bit creamy and thick. But I love how it completely dries up to a non-sticky finish. Also, just a small amount is needed to cover up the entire face. And yes, it gives the moisturizing effect that long. Plus it makes my skin smooth.

My two cents:

Completing the three steps actually works as it promises. I love how completely smooth and moisturized my skin is the next day. And you wouldn’t believe that this is not as expensive as those who claimed that works. For a less than Php1,500 you will be able to get this set. I am actually using this before going to bed and I love how my skin feels the next day, even the entire day. This is really impressive and already very effective with just three steps. I can’t believe that I don’t need to invest in something that peels off my skin just to get that result of a good-looking skin. I highly recommend this. If you’re like me that don’t have much time for any regimens, this is a perfect match. Also, the packaging is very minimalistic.

Have you tried this one already? If not, you can order Althea Bare Essentials here.  xo




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