(Review) Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser

Yeay! Another skin care from Althea brand! It was a December parcel and I have been using it since. Not too sure what to expect from a serum cleanser but I was extra excited for it coz it sounds like a very dry skin friendly product.

Brand: Althea
Item: Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser
Content: 150ml
Origin: Korea
Cost: RM33
Re-purchase: YES

Ingredients:
Water, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cyclomethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Malaleuca 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*
(+++) Refer to Star Ingredients below!
(---) Acne skin type, please use with caution as Jojoba Seed Oil may irritate your skin. Contains very low amount of fragrance.
*Full details at Cosdna HERE

Star Ingredients:

Mint Leaf Extract - Cools down the skin & soothes irritations
Jojoba Seed Oil - Deeply moisturizes any dryness without feeling heavy
Tea Tree Leaf Extract - Has antibacterial properties that purify the skin

Function:
Whisks away makeup, dirt, and oil with Mint Extracts while ensuring the skin stays cool and hydrated with its unique dual moisture cell system that envelopes the skin in a serum-like formula.
It prevents skin from drying out and effectively minimizes enlarged pores, keeping it smooth to touch.
Balance pH levels of the skin to keep it working in tip top shape!
Gentle on face and suitable even for those with sensitive skin.

Thoughts:
My go-to for fist cleanser and I must say I don't use my second cleanser much these days ^^

A: An almost full make up. I used cushion foundation, cushion contour, eye liner, brow powder and two types of lip products. DId not have mascara on coz one of my eyes are kinda bruised. XD
B: I sprinkled a few drops of water on the Left side of my face.
C: I rubbed a few drops of Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser on the Left side of my face.
D: Double checking with my point remover and there is just a superrrr minimal amount of cushion foundation left.
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Awesome huh! Usually there won't be any leftover makeup coz I rub way longer and all whilst using some cleansing tool or just with my bare hands.

Packaging:
I love the simple packaging and the color is calming.
I also know the amount left and when to restock! ^^

Texture & Scent:
Texture is a runny clear solution with a pleasant fragrance of perfume-y tea tree scent. I am glad the fragrance is not overpowering yet its soothing to end my day. It is not the super oily kind of first cleanser which is amazing!

The shiny part is where I have dripped my serum cleanser on with a few drops of water too.

How I Use & Effectiveness:
Its a first cleanser and I pretty much use it alone without second cleansers on most days. I just wet my face, apply a few drops onto my palm and then go into my face in circular motion. I love that my skin is reacting so positively to it. It melts away my makeup and dirt at the end of the day. My face doesn't feel tight & also not oily for my dry skin which is awesome! Definitely sealing the goodness with my moisturizer at the end of the routine.

Con but Solvable:
The only con I find is that it kinda stings when I try to rub it in along my eye line(when removing my eyeliner). This only happens when I have too much water on my face with or without makeup. After rinsing the stinging and slight cloudiness is gone. (My Recommendation) I do recommend to go in with a point remover first for the eye makeup. However if you want to go in with the first cleanser alone without using any point remover, I suggest to apply the Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser on a drier face or with just a few sprinkles of water on face prior to application. The water helps to reduce amount of first cleanser use while also melting your makeup up easily. With a thicker makeup I recommend to apply it on dry face with your fingers or cotton pad, then only rinse off.

Overall:
Overall, I love using it as it does not give the oily sensation and I do not need the emulsifying step which makes my first cleanser step so easy and quick. I will definitely re-purchase as it is cost-friendly and effective for a first cleanser!

See how easy it is melting the makeups!! ^^

Rating:
4.8/5

Loving this and will definitely re-purchase!
You should give it a try too if you haven't found a preferred first cleanser yet! ^^


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Cheers,
Bee

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