April 30, 2018

Althea Bare Essentials Review: I Used It For Almost A Month & Here Is What I Think

I always looking forward to Althea products especially after they launch the Petal Velvet Powder! When they came out with a new skincare line, I have to jump right on it. So, let's get started with the review, shall we? 😉

Althea Bare Essentials Curitan Aqalili
New skincare line from Althea, Bare Essentials
The product was sent to me for review purposes. I personally trying it out and the review is 100% my personal opinion. So, make sure to check the ingredients or consult before purchase 😉

First of all, thank you so much to Althea team for sending these lovely products that I have used for almost a month. I'm psych about it because I heard the toner can gently fill the gaps between pores and you all might not know but I do have big pores. 

I sincerely write this based on my experience and insyaAllah will write every single detail (honest too) about it 😆


There are 3 products in this range and it's pretty basic! Start with Contour Cleanser, Primer Water (act as toner) and also end with Fixer Cream (moisturiser). Why only this 3 products? They want to focus on skincare fundamentals and drops all the non-essentials, as other products are just additional steps.

Based on the research over 3 years, the most prominent fact is that a solid routine starts from 3 essentials steps: cleansing, toning and moisturising and that's how Althea's Bare Essentials is born!


Althea Bare Essentials Curitan Aqalili
Contour Cleanser by Althea Bare Essentials

This is like my 6th or more cleanser that I tried out. So far it was okay, it doesn't give any irritation to my face at the first time. BTW,  make sure to watch my first impression through here

The cleanser name actually sparks some question why it was named as Contour Cleanser? Well, basically Althea said that it can help to promote blood circulation, reduces bloating and swelling for a defined, enviably skin face shape. 


Althea Bare Essentials Contour Cleanser Curitan Aqalili
The foamy and milky texture of the cleanser
Glycerin, Water, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Palmitic Acid, Lauric Acid, PEG-32, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerul Stearate SE, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Lactose, Pottasium Cocoyl Gkycinate, Polyquarernium-67, Sodium Chloride, Disodiium EDTA, Menthol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyquaternium-7, Fructooligossaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Pullulan, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum Extractm Sodum Beznoate, Sodium Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Lippia Citriodora Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance

Althea Bare Essentials Primer Water Curitan Aqalili
Primer water that acts as a toner
If you're looking for toner + primer in one bottle then this might be for you. Due to patented dewdrop technology (Macro Fluidic Dispersion technology), personally, it gives me an ample of hydration. 

I heard that this good for filling up the pores due to the technology soooo 😮 I am excited! 


Althea Bare Essentials Primer Water Curitan Aqalili
Not your normal-light toner, it got that balm-like texture.
Water, Propanediol, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Alcohol, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Acrylates/C10-3- Alhyl Acrylate, Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Betaine, Fructooligosacccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pullulan, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Saussurea Involucrata Extrac, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Origanum Vulgare Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extractm Sclerotium Gum, Agar, Polysorbate 20, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance

Althea Bare Essentials Fixer Cream Curitan Aqalili
Fixer cream smells earthy and relaxing
The final step for Althea's Bare Essentials skincare would be moisturising!  This fixer cream contained an ingredient found in the cactus plant that prevents its moisture loss, Trehalose. 

The cream also rich in antioxidants derived from Camellia Sinensis (green tea) seed oil,  and also a collagen regeneration using Baoba Tree extracts. 


Althea Bare Essentials Fixer Cream Curitan Aqalili
This little jar that provides the skin with hydration for up to 24 hours!
Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Dimethicon, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrogenated Poly (C6-14 Olefin), Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, PEG-100 Stearate, Cychlohecasilxane, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Carborner, Tromethamine, Polyacrylate-13, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Polyisobutene, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pullulan, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Sorbita Isostearate, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Lead/Steam Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Opuntia Ficus-India Steam Extract, Adansonia Digitata Seed Extract, Fragrance


Althea Bare Essentials Contour Cleanser Curitan Aqalili
After using it, I felt that cold sensation!

First Week of March

The journey begins here when I received the packaging!  I've been following Althea Instagram for the Bare Essentials and I'm really looking forward to trying the skincare line. 

When I used then consistently in the first week without mixing additional products except for sunscreen (sunscreen is really important), my skins feels a little bit dry, especially in the nose area. 

Honestly, I'm quite stingy with the moisturiser. Can you imagine I was only scoping a pea size of the moisturiser for my whole face,  that's quite unacceptable. 

So that's happened for a week and I'm changing the game a little bit for the second week.

Althea Bare Essentials Primer Water Curitan Aqalili
Toner is an important step, don't forget to tone your skin up!

Second Week Of March

I started to use more moisturiser on my face and my skin feels hydrated! During my first week, I decided to forget about the double cleansing and peel of my whiteheads (for review purpose).

My skin feels soft during the first week, especially after cleansing. Even though the cleanser contains microcapsules, I realised that I have to peel off and put extra care on the whiteheads (nothing is a miracle, need a hard work and dedication). 

Althea Bare Essentials Fixer Cream Curitan Aqalili
My skin feels hydrated and looks plumply and ready to go barefaced!

Third & Fourth Week of March

On the last week of trying all the products, I feel braver to mixed with other skincare. So, I used a peel-off mask, vitamin c serum, peeling gel and cleansing oil through these weeks.

So far, I didn't face any skin irritation when mixing with other stuff. I think that's a good sign but maybe is just a pure luck. 

Althea Bare Essentials Curitan Aqalili
Results after using Bare Essentials, I can notice some changes in my skin with just 3 products.
So, would I buy it again? Yeap, totally! 
First, it’s good and suitable for all skin types. 
Second, the skincare line is affordable as fudge! With all 3 products you can purchase at RM116, you can also get 10% off and free mirror when you buy all of them* T&C apply. Third, it smells earthy and when I put it on, I felt calm and relaxing.

That’s all for today post, I’m glad that I do a full month review of Bare Essentials. If you’re keen to try, head out to Althea’s website here. It works for me, maybe it may works for you too. Till then, ciao! 😉

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Althea Bare Essentials Curitan Aqalili
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