Althea Korea has recently release another two exciting Althea exclusive products. I was pretty excited about these two products because both products are targeting those who have sensitive and dry skin type. The latest anticipated products are the Waterful Green Bamboo Pads and the Skin Relief Calming Cream. Also, may I add that the packaging is the bomb! I’m totally digging the minimalist vibes.
As usual, I will be sharing my first impression and my thought on these two product. I will keep updating from time to time so keep an eye open either in my blog or my IG @ fayfm89. Anyway, did I like it or nay – please keep on reading.
Waterful Green Bamboo Pads
This product is packed with moisturizing ingredients that instantly soothes and deeply moisturize to give the skin a healthy glow. The key ingredient Bambusa Vulgaris extract give the skin a burst of fresh hydration upon application. Its can be used either as a toner pad or as a mask pad.
Similar to the Skin relief calming cream, this product is suitable for those who suffered with sensitive skin. Its also helped to prep the skin before any make up application. It’s also claim to give instant hydration to the skin especially after cleansing.
My first impression & thought:
I like the fragrance of this product. It smell very refreshing and clean (in a good way..). Even though it came with a plastic scalpel to scoop and pick the pad out, I was still struggling. The pads were sticking to each other and it was quite a hassle to separate them out especially on daily basis. Unless you have extra time in hand then this should be no problem.
Upon application, I did not feel any allergic reaction to the product. I was actually enjoying the refreshing feeling. As for hydration, it only provide sufficient amount of hydration for me especially after cleansing. However, it won’t be a problem since I will be slathering my skin with extra moisturizing cream afterward. So, if you have superb dry skin like mine, please remember to add more moisturizer after using this pad.
Skin Relief Calming Cream
This moisturizing cream helped with irritated and sensitive skin. It claims to calm and cool the skin at the same time. It’s also intensively hydrating which is very suitable for those suffered with extremely dry and sensitive skin. Again, so me.
Contains 5 soothing ingredients: Eclipta Prostata Leaf Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus See extract, Barbadensis Leaf extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract and Ficus Carica Fruit Extract. It’s also claim to be free from Paraben, synthetic pigment, ethanol and many bad ingredients. The key ingredients of Pathenol assist in keeping the skin hydrated and calm.
My first impression & thought:
With the recent heat wave all across Kota Kinabalu, I have suffered from eczema and heat rashes flare up all over my face and body. It’s a red and itchy spot that tend to be very dry to the point of discomfort and pain.
Anyway, I make a mistake on my first product application. I took a huge amount and pat everything on my face. It was quite heavy and I feel like I just dab a film of oil onto my skin. Not exactly a pleasant feeling. Although I have learnt my lesson and on the next application; I just take a tiny amount and it’s more than enough to cover my face and neck area. The cream itself is a little bit on the thick and stickier side. Its actually take quite a while for my skin to absorbed the product. Anyway, I will advise to use this cream after toner application because it will help to speed up the absorption process.
I have no allergic reaction to this cream – which is a YAY! Its does soothes the redness and rashes on my face but it not immediately. Again, the toner did help a lot as well. So, this cream is a great pair with the Waterful Green Bamboo Pad.
*Disclaimer: Althea Exclusive product was sent by Althea Korea as a perk of Althea Angels. However, all thoughts and opinion are honest by yours truly experiences.