(Review) Althea Total Brightening Box

Hello lovelies!

I am so happy when I finally got to review one of Althea's box.

It is Althea Box #19


It cost RM120 (items cost RM419) for 7 full sized items!

Thank you Althea pixies for sending theses babies over! Love it!
Already fallen in love for its packaging!
And got the Limited Edition Raya box!
<3
Can you guess which is my favorite?^^


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First up according to skincare step:

After cleansing, NEVER SKIP Toner:

Brand: Chica-Y-Chico
Item: Skin Texture Toner
Content: 200ml
Origin: Korea
Cost: RM64.00
Rating: 4/5
Re-purchase: Yes

Skin Type: Dry & Sensitive skin

Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, Glycerin, Beta-Glucan, Niacinamide, Lactobacillus / Soybean Extract Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus / Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces / Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/ Rice Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces / Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Plantago Asiatica Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Panthenol, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Adenosine, Bacopamonniera Extract, PEG-8, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ascorbic Acid, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract.
*NO artificial fragrance / color*

The power of Naturally Fermented Seed Bascillus:
Germinated Brown Rice: Giving glow
Germinated Barley: Controlling sebum
Germinated Soybean : Anti-aging, nutritive
Germinated Mung Beans: Soothing, firming
Germinated Adlay: Skin texturizing, whitening

Skin Concerns:
Dull skin tone
Rough, dry skin
Good for basic hydration
Good for sensitive, irritating skin
Wants soft, moisturizing exfoliation
Wants to give more vitality and firming

Directions:
For normal use as toner step, use it with a cotton pad and swipe from centre to outer.
As firming toner, keep toner in fridge and moisten cotton pad with it when you need to use. Soak them on you face and after a while pat for better absorption & soothing as well as firming of skin.

Thoughts:
I have no allergic reaction.
Skin is smooth and moisturised.
Scent of fermented barley-ish in my opinion.
It does not leave a sticky/oily sensation once product dries.
I love how gentle it is that I think I don't need extra exfoliation.
I think my forehead lines have become less visible coz less buildup of dead skin cells.
This toner has become part of my routine and my skin is loving it! ^^

Next step is Mask:

Brand: Lebaton
Item: Pearl Whitening Essence Mask
Content: 23g
Origin: Korea
Cost: RM3.00
Rating: 3.5/5
Re-purchase: Yes
Recommended for: Dull skin

Main Ingredients:
Pearl Extract - Reduce discolorations and dark spots, leaving radiant and glowing skin.
Natural ingredients (Centella Asiatica Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract & Barbadensis Leaf Extract) - soothes sensitive skin for a healthier looking complexion.

Skin Concerns:
Firming
Radiation
Brightening

Directions:
Apply mask for about 10-20 mins. Then tap in remaining essence.

Thoughts:
Light floral smell and I LOVE IT!
Throughout the application, the mask is still wet with essence. Upon removal it does take some time before the skin dries. I massaged a bit to speed up the drying process.
Once it dries, there is still stickiness but face is brighter. I accidentally used my palm to touch the part and it left this floral smell which I love. However I like to sleep with my face down so I had to wash it off, still my face is soft! ^^
Soft and elastic 100% cotton, feels like a second skin! <3
The fitting is almost perfect (I blame my non-symmetrical chubby face). You can see the folding and face at my IG (@beeleec).
No allergic reaction.

Never forget your Eye Cream:

Brand: Milky Dress
Item: Wrinkle & Whitening Eye Cream
Content: 15ml
Origin: Korea
Cost: RM19.00
Rating: 3.5/5
Re-purchase: Maybe
Recommended for: Aging & Dark/dull eye rims

Eye Concerns:
24 Hour Eye Protect
Brightening & Elasticity Care

Directions:
Apply adequate amount before applying cream, and gently tap to absorb.

Thoughts:
Light gel texture.
Mild scent of honey. Love it.
I love that it moisturizes my eye area without causing any millea seed formation.
It does leave a near to no sticky/oily sensation once product is absorbed.
However, I am unsure about the dark circle part as I need to use it longer before I can comment on it.

Lastly, apply serum/ampule before your moisturizer step:

Brand: Real Skin
Item: One Shot Ample -- White Jade
Content: 10g
Origin: Korea
Cost: RM46.00
Rating: 4/5
Re-purchase: Yes
Recommended for: Dull Skin

Main Ingredients:
Glutathione - makes clear, transparent skin
Fermented argan, green tea seed and olive oil - achieving glowing skin  

Skin Concerns:
Most suitable for those with dull skin issue. With this, you can achieve brighter skin more easily.

Directions:
After toner and lotion, apply like applying cream.
Apply to troubled area 2-3 times a day.
Use all over face for greater effect.
*One ample lasts a week!*

Thoughts:
It has different shot for different concerns.
All types of skin are okay to use.
More of a rich creamy texture.
It has a parfum-ish scent.
It does leave a near to no sticky/oily sensation once product is absorbed.
I think my overall skin has become fairer-ish?


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Below are a few make up items I use recently to quickly help me achieve a naturally fair, glowing & radiant skin:


First up is make up base / primer:

Brand: Skinfood
Item: Pore Fit Skin Primer
Content: 10g
Origin: Korea
Rating: 4/5
Re-purchase: Yes


Main Ingredients:
Vita-complex - helps in skin renewal  

Function:
Cover pores, concentrate brightening with pinky gold pearl primer

Directions:
Multi-primer - can be used both before and after make up

Thoughts:
I am surprised as this is my FIRST ever balm type of primer. I love just how it subtly gave me the glow while making a smooth skin base. It does not have coverage though.
My make up also stays on longer throughout the day! ^^
I also think that it can lasts longer than the primer in tubes.
I personally just simply dab and swipe, cause I am unsure at times if the balm actually went on every inch of my face or not. 
XD
Almost forgot to tell you the scent, somewhat parfum-ish that isn't too overwhelming for me.

Next would be cushion / foundation:

Brand: A'PIEU
Item: Air Fit Cushion Bboyan - Apricot

(SPF50+ / PA+++)
Content: 14g
Origin: Korea
Rating: 4/5
Re-purchase: Yes


This is my first ever cushion case too.
Not sure what to expect but I have already fallen with its packaging.



Main Ingredients:
Rice Bran Water - Natural skin turnover / soften skin
Milk Protein Extract - Refining skin texture

Function:
Naturally tones up dull, uneven skin tone.

Directions:
I read from an article, it says that concealers are supposed to be used AFTER cushion foundation to avoid cakey-ness.

<3 <3 <3

Please don't be scared, below are my swatches of this cushion.

My full face has the Skinfood balm primer (no coverage).
Left is WITHOUT A'pieu cushion.
Right is WITH A'pieu cushion.
You can clearly see one side is brighter and redness is reduced.

Not my best angle but I gotta show you anyways!
#1 is WITHOUT A'Pieu cushion foundation.
#2 is WITH A'Pieu cushion foundation.
Dark eye circle at #2 is lesser than #1.
Overall tone up more obvious at forehead.

This is my full face WITH A'pieu cushion foundation.
It has mild coverage only so it is advisable to go with concealer too but I have not been using concealer for quite sometime, even when attending events, so I hope I did not scare anyone.
Will try with concealer ones soon.

Thoughts:
It has a nice fragrance of rice (I think) that is refreshing for me.
Need to buy more cushion as I wanna keep this as hygienic as possible.
Moderate coverage only so do apply concealer after the cushion for a more flawless finish.
Using cushion alone helps me tone up instantly and achieve a more dewy skin.
My go-to for lazy days or when I have insufficient time for make up.
(Recently abandoned my liquid foundation and concealer)
I am always fascinated when I remove half of my make up from my face.
It is lightweight and comfortable for me.
Lasting power I think quite long, never truly timed.
I think the color does not really oxidize coz I observe no change of color after hours of wearing it. 

Lastly, Highlight your features!

Brand: The Saem
Item: Saemmul Single - Blusher Gold Volume Light (GD01)
Content: 5g
Origin: Korea
Rating: 4/5
Re-purchase: Yes

The texture is of very fine powder with 7 jewel complex.

Function:
Shimmer gold highlighter to fix your makeup and light up your best features with natural-shine finish.

Directions:
Dust at desired area like brow bone, cheeks, nose bridge, etc.


Thoughts:
Parfum-ish smell. Very familiar but cannot identify what is it yet.
Pick up powder easily and is very pigmented, so a little goes a long way.
I can vision myself wearing it a lot! Cannot believe why I don't discover it sooner!


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Overall thoughts?
After using it for 2 weeks, I personally think that my face has a slightly more even skin tone. Maybe just a tiny bit. What I love most for each category (based on its effectiveness and my skin's reaction) & IF I ONLY have to choose 1....

#1 Chica-Y-Chico Skin Texture Toner
#2 A'Pieu Air Fit Cushion Bboyan - Apricot (SPF50+ / PA+++)


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Signing out with much love,
Bee



~~~P.S. I have linked the individual info at the "cost" section~~~

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