Althea Korea recently launched its newest in-house brand – A’Bloom! They’re cute and colorful K-beauty products. As an Althea Angel, I had the opportunity to try their first 3 delightful goodies: Meringue Puffs, BHA Blackhead Blaster and Sheet Masks.
Meringue puffs come in two sizes: Giant and Baby.
Giant meringue puff costs P100 while three baby meringue puffs cost P140. I was hesitant to use it for makeup purposes at first, as it’s so cute, soft and fluffy, I wanted to just play with it and squeeze it whenever I want. Haha!
Anyway, for giant meringue puff, because of the size, it ensures quick and even application. Both sizes are irresistibly sweet and versatile puffs to use dry or wet. The narrow part can be used for detail makeup such as eyes, nose, lip and curved parts of the face. The wide part can be used for overall face to cover a wide area easily.
The applicator puffs are made with latex free and non-toxic materials. So, it’s safe for sensitive skin.
BHA Blackhead Blaster – Php 200
Firstly, how cute and funny the packaging is – seeing the three Mr. Blackhead looking so scared and worried. Second, A’Bloom is the first brand to launch a natural BHA (Beta Hydroxi Acid) stick. Very easy to use and removes blackheads painlessly. With the cute packaging, it’s also easy to carry around.
Its key ingredient is a natural BHA which is the white willow bark extract. A little FYI, white willow bark extract is a gentle exfoliant and contains salicylic acid which helps to fight acne. No wonder, after using it and even after not putting moisturizer immediately, my skin feels so smooth and not dry. I also didn’t feel any irritation.
I can’t comment yet whether it’s effective in removing blackheads as I have used a nose pack mask just two days ago. However, after using this, I had this feeling of having a really clean face. I have a pimple on the right cheek and I hope it will be gone after few uses of the BHA Blackhead Blaster.
Mask Sheets – Php 20 each
A’bloom’s sheet mask’s packagings are so freaking cute and colorful! Notice the names? 😊 How adorable are those, too. I don’t know about you, but I get excited about using products with cute packaging and are delivering what the product is promising. That makes me buy more knowing that I get what I’m paying for.
A’bloom sheet masks have four different variants targeted to suit one’s skin’s needs:
- SPARKLE-ME-BRIGHT Brightening Lemon Lime Mask Sheet – great for combination skin, it’s a brightening mask that clarifies and brighten dull skin to unveil the natural glow from within. It has a double dose of Vitamin C from lemon and lime extracts banishes dark spots and green tea boosts brightening while calming skin.
- WATER-ME-LONG Moisturing Watermelon Mask Sheet – perfect for combination skin, this mask packs a punch of hydration and moisturization for waterful skin that lasts. A delicious drink for skin with watermelon extract and added lavender to calm the senses.
- AVO-CUDDLE-ME Nourishing Avocado Mask Sheet – perfect for dry skin, this mask is rich in antioxidants to nourish and protect skin from harmful environmental factors and prevent wrinkles. Infused with avocado extracts and hibiscus for soft supple skin that glows.
- AC-ME-PEACH Anti-blemish Peach Mask Sheet – great for oily skin, this anti-blemish mask purifies and soothes irritated and sensitive skin. Infused with peach extracts and tea tree oil to regulate oil, balance moisture and purify for soft smooth skin.
The first mask I tried is the Ac-Me-Peach mask because I have trouble-prone skin. The mask is made with a thin and elastic tencel sheet mask. So soft! Also, I like products with tea tree oil.
I noticed after 20 minutes of using, it didn’t dry out and still sticks well to my face. I also spooned the remaining essence inside the pack and applied to my face. My face feels so moisturized and smooth. I also didn’t feel any irritation even having sensitive skin.
Every product mentioned is suitable for all skin types. They do not contain harmful materials that could irritate sensitive skin and I can attest to that as I have never experienced irritation. Last but one of the important things is that it’s cruelty-free! We don’t like it when brands test on an animal, do we? ♡
A’bloom is available at Althea Korea and they deliver worldwide.