[Beauty]: Unboxing Althea's Anti-Pollution Beauty Box

2/06/2017

If you have been reading my blog or following my Instagram, you might have noticed that I praised Althea's products some time ago (last year). I love Althea's products as their items are authentically shipped from Korea, better still selling much cheaper than retail price! Once a month (while stocks available), Althea will promote a different themed-beauty box at a super high discounted rate, featuring new or well-known Korea products.

Chinese New Year holiday is sadly over and I am back at Singapore (like a badass yoo). I was celebrating friend's mum birthday when I received a call informing me that I have a parcel from KOREA! It was Althea beauty box #12 -- Anti-Pollution Box! Thanks Althea for the late CNY present~~ A simple and short video of me unboxing this present for the first time!

An overview of what's in the anti-pollution box, total 7 skincare products!

CNY Promo code "2017LNY8": $8 OFF next purchase! expired on 28 Feb 2017

Of course, I am back here to share with you my reviews of all these anti-pollution products that I have not even hear before!! #horrified #noMoreBreakoutsPlease #prayForBestNaturalProducts


ETUDE HOUSE Wonder Pore Freshener (250ml)

This 10-in-1 toner is just like... water. The only difference is that the toner got absorbed instantly, yes -- I mean instantly (within 2 seconds) upon application. I was surprised as I am used to waiting 5 minutes for my past toners to absorb slowly into my skin, slowly turning from sticky to semi-sticky. This toner left my face smooth and cool -- it was just like applying water on my face, non-stickiness, non-fragrance, non-discomfort. It was a weird feeling for having no feelings! I have no idea what's the long-term results, but since it claims to help in PH balancing (labelled big big so I guess this is it's USP?), perhaps this toner might prevent my pimples from forming their own villages?
Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener (UP: $18.90)

Clear liquid just like normal water

If you can see a difference I will say your eyes too good (I just woke up, no photo to compare anyway)

ONSAEMEEIN Perfect Moisture Cream (70ml)

To be honest, this is my first time hearing this brand thus I was quite skeptical to try it on my highly sensitive skin. I don't usually use cream as my skin is prone to breakouts easily and I truly dislike the leftover oily layer and the feeling of something clinging to my skin (if you get what I mean?). I tested it on my hand and was pleasantly surprised that it's actually as moisturize as it claims! It was a smooth and easy application, absorbing easily with every circular motion rub, leaving me a smooth and thin layer of non-oily glow on top of my skin. There's a just nice fragrance that smells like sea breeze (I cannot stand floral smell). The only con of this cream is that it has no whitening effect (i think). So I recommend to use as a night cream to work it's Trehalose's moisturizing magic overnight!
Onsaemeein perfect moisture cream (Althea UP: $21)


the cream looks hydrating in the first place, and it is really good!

Yeah, as if you can see the difference once again.. I forgot to photo before so sorry!

IT'S MY Daily Sun Cream (50ml)

At first glance, I fell in love with it's white and minimalistic matte tube. I was expecting a lemon or orange smell (since many sunscreens with orange packaging smell like orange), but instead this smells like I don't know how to describe? Baby powder? Surprisingly, It's My sun cream is not like any other SPA45/PA++ sun creams. I would say this is more like a non-transparent serum than a cream, as it is runny, blended easily, absorbed easily and non-oily! Luckily it left absolutely no white cast on my face so it doesn't glow under the light! Be careful when squeezing the tube as the sunscreen might drip on your pretty attire!
It's My Sun Cream (Althea UP: $16)


White watery sun cream which is the best sun cream I tried so far

SKINFOOD Bitter Green Clay Soothing Mask (145g)

3 words -- I LOVE IT! Seriously, with the amount of products in Althea beauty box at their discounted price, I have totally not expected to have any popular highly raved brands inside. Getting Skinfood clay mask is truly amazing! Needless to say, the results after application is utmost great too! This wash off mask is made of 5 kinds of bitter food extracts rich in fiber and vitamins - wheat sprout, kale, celery, cabbage and broccoli -- exactly the top 5 vegetables that I hate most, but have detoxifying purposes. After leaving on for 10-15 minutes, wash it off with warm water when your skin starts to feel tight. I saw instant results of my face becoming brighter, lighter and more relax.
Skinfood bitter green clay soothing mask (UP:$18.90)


Green like vegetables because it is made of vegetable duh

3 Testing on Cleansing Power

Finally, I decided to do a comparison test. I did a simple doodle on my hand with 1 liquid eyeliner, 1 pencil eyeliner, 1 mascara, 1 brow liner, 1 highlighter, 1 lipstick and finally 2 long-lasting lip tints that I always spend much time removing them. After my doodle dried, I clocked my timer to test the last 3 products that focus on cleansing abilities.
Redrawn this 3 times for testing with 3 products
Doodle drawn with these products (first 2 from Althea some time ago too!!)


CALMIA Rooibos Cleansing Water (300ml)

Rooibos is a type of tea from South Africa. Since it is made of natural ingredients, I felt safe to try out this product. Leaving the damped tissue on my hand for 5seconds, these were the residual products after the first wipe. Complete removal took close to 50 seconds with some rubs. I would rate its cleansing power to be 83%, but it is 100% worth buying for its price and volume. No irritation or stickiness occurred, instead, my hand became surprisingly smooth with visible whitening effect (maybe this is the "sparking effect" that this product claims to have?).
Calmia Rooibos Cleansing Water (Althea UP: $12)


Damped tissue with Rooibos cleansing water for testing

Stopped the timer and this was the results of my first wipe!

HOPEGIRL Jamong Grape Cleansing Balm (75g)

Following the instructions, I rub the balm on my hand in circular motion for 7seconds to achieve a decent result. Complete removal took 1minute 20seconds. Upon skin contact, the balm melted like butter being heated up in an oven, and distributed a nice but strong grape fragrance. My hand turned smooth with a thin layer of balm protection on my skin, and the fragrance remained. This balm is hydrating, more suitable as double cleansing but not as makeup remover. It's cleansing power is a mere 50%. Personally, I don't really find this product that useful for me (compared to another 2 cleansing products) even though the usual price of this product is the highest. But I do love it's smell! It made me hungry...
Hopegirl Jamong Cleansing Balm (Althea UP: $34.30)


It's a really big tin and I seriously prefer to bite this than to apply it. But I doubt it will taste nice!

Ready for testing with the amount scooped out from the tin! Wet wipe is used as it is supposed to be washed off after rubbing

Result after the first rub and wipe! Complete removal took too long

MISSHA Deep Clear Cleansing Foam (150ml)

Dense deep cleansing as claimed, it took an instant 1-2seconds to remove 85% of the makeups, 30seconds for complete makeup removal. The fragrance is nice and not too strong, smoothing and hydrating. I think this works best when paired with Rooibos cleansing water (as a makeup remover), confirm anti-pollution!
Missha Deep Clear Cleansing Foam


The dense foam that formed smooth bubbles with water!

All ready for the test! Wet wipe is used as it is supposed to be washed off after rubbing

Holy moly results so good!

Possible Skincare Sequence to Althea's Anti-Pollution Beauty Box #12

  1. Back from work makeup remover -- Calmia Rooibos Cleansing Water
  2. Double cleansing -- Missha Deep Clear Cleansing Foam
  3. Traps hydration after wash -- Hopegirl Jamong Grape Cleansing Balm
  4. Relax before bed -- Skinfood Bitter Green Clay Soothing Mask
  5. Shrink pores & PH balance -- Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener
  6. Improve moisture throughout the night -- Onsaemeein Perfect Moisture Cream
  7. Before going out the next day -- It's My Daily Sun Cream
Well, I am very very super duper extremely totally completely definitely PLEASED with the products that came in this beauty box! I LOVE THEM ALL!!!! For someone with super sensitive skin like me, I recommend you to try on new products on hand and neck before applying on your face directly. To me, none of these products gave me any skin irritation or rashes so I will be using them on daily basic!

Thanks to the pixies in Althea for carefully selecting these new but surprisingly good products for this theme! I absolutely LOVE them! It's still available on site now, so grab yours before they run out of stock (yet again!). The promotion code below came in the Althea Ang Pao, so use it well before it expires!

CNY Promo Code : 2017LNY8 (-$8 OFF next purchase, expired on 28th Feb 2017)

Let me know what you think of my haul! And, if you have tried, what's your thoughts about them??


Good things must share! LIMITED EDITION! Get your Althea Beauty Box at:

website: http://sg.althea.kr/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/altheasg/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/altheakorea

80 comments

  1. Oh gosh.... I missed this out 😱😱😱 I would like to keep the cny ang paw for collection 😍

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    1. Yeah! I'm saving the cny ang paw as collection now~ Get yourself a box too next cny! :D Althea also host social media photo contests~

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  2. Love your unboxing video! Just subscribed to your Youtube Channel. Hope to see more from you. Thanks for this nice long review, would definitely help out some of my lady friends. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks a lot for subscribing! I will try to video more often and upload :) Normally I just filmed as part-time jobs and not upload haha. Althea has products for male too!

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  3. wow so many to see and try. I am glad you find this suitable you.

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    1. Yeah, I am glad I didn't end up with itchy skin! Get yourself a box this month and try too if you like their monthly theme!

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  4. i love Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener ...

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    1. I'm learning to love it too :) Using it everyday now!

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  5. loved that u did the cleansing test.. really interesting! and helps me choose which is best!

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    1. Yeah! Glad this method helps~ Hope you find your preferred products here!

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  6. What a memorable way to celebrate Chinese New Year - with a Korean beauty box! Love the products in the box. Looking forward to your review.

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    1. Yeah definitely! Traveled back Singapore from Malaysia and get a box out of no where is damn syiok! Do try them if you like :)

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  7. those are some pretty great products... makes me want to go order some of these right now... they are definitely worth the check out... hehehe

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    1. Yeah they are surprisingly great! And best part is, they are cheap because they are not that well-known yet! :DD

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  8. wow...the products look so great!!Would like to try it all!!

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    1. Try them next time when althea got extra sales on those products again! :D is worth paying for ~

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  9. I love Althea also, there are so many beauty products to buy at a great price.

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    1. Totally agree! I used to purchase from Qoo10 but Althea points can get better rewards!

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  10. I got mine last Monday and am excited for my testing and reviewn :) Althea Korea knows how to spoil their customers :)

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    1. Congrats! I agree with you, they are so generous with their full-size products~ and gave unexpected freebies too (I got a makeup refill last time instead of samples or masks)!

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  11. Althea always got great surprise in their boxes. Glad that you have all the loots to enjoy.

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    1. yeah love their surprise freebies time to time too! These would last me quite a while to finish @@

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  12. I like the packaging design, simple yet have Chinese New Year feel :)

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    1. Yeah, Althea really willing to spend effort in designing their box too. Is not always the pink Althea box anymore :D It's interesting~

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  13. wow...these products are what we all need actually since the city is just too polluted!

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    1. Agree! My skin really cannot withstand the dust and haze, especially since Singapore is worse than Malaysia :(

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  14. I love the box design for CNY!! All the products looks really good and great review you had done my dear =D

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    1. Thanks thanks! Hope you find this review useful :) They are good! I am using some at a daily basis now!

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  15. Wahh. Already box 12? I still haven't got the chance to bought any. The box is limited and always sold out. Would love to get one of these.

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    1. Oh, maybe you would want to subscribe to their email? Althea keep sending me emails so I couldn't help noticing their new release each time xD Good luck for your next chance! :)

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  16. Althea always has such great products and seeing that its already Box 12, they still never fail to surprise :) Cheers to the share!

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    1. Thanks! Yeap, they really did improved a lot from last year~ Love their constant updates and new release every month!

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  17. The products look amazing. I also love they are full sizes.

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    1. They are amazing! :D I am using some at a daily basis now~ They full size super big man.. Sometimes I don't mind getting travel size instead to try out :x

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  18. Etude House is one of the best beauty brands! These natural toners are always awesome! I've used the toner of Himalaya Herbals which too left with the similar reaction. The 45 SPF Sunscreen looks perfect!

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    1. Totally agree! I especially enjoy their mini surprise inside Althea box from time to time~ Is Himalaya toner good? I used to try their facial wash but got no results so I changed brand :( The sunscreen surprise me! It's not sticky which is the best~

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  19. Anti pollution product? Wow! Thats something new for me

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    1. Hope you learnt something from my review! Enjoy~ Thanks for reading

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  20. very detailed review. I wanna buy a box of this too

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    1. Thanks. It's box #13 now i think! This month box is changed to a makeup box instead if my memory didn't fail me!

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  21. Nice haul you got here. I would love to try Onsaemeein perfect moisture cream!

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    1. Yeah, they are good! That cream not bad! got calming effect that somewhat cures my insomnia temporary these few weeks xD

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  22. Love how your review it's so truthful!

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    1. Thanks! :) I only write honest review as me myself don't like getting cheat on money (if I am to spend mine) :D

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  23. Yeay! Now that Althea have more items for guys too, I have become more deeply in love with Althea!

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    1. Haha yeah I see that you got an Althea box too :P some could be shared along guys and girls too!

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  24. i really love mask.. maybe should try SKINFOOD Bitter Green Clay Soothing Mask after this

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    1. yeap you should give it a try! I love skinfood products! at least I know it is a trustable brand with natural ingredients~

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  25. wow love all you have in the box. I know they have lots to choose on the web, shall go see now. :D

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    1. Go go go! they many sales one, so you can purchase anytime u like haha!

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  26. Ahhhh i dont know why, but these boxes are always sold out so fast! So lucky that you got a box for yourself.

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    1. They mailed me! :D go subscribe to their newsletters then you confirm get notification when they release a new product, which is often!

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  27. I love the packaging design, and I definitely think it's cheap!
    Worth buying :)

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    1. Yeap I agree! For this price, I can only get 2 or 3 branded skincare products. Luckily these new brands have good products, so it's a great steal! :D cheap and good!

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  28. This looks very interesting. Would love to try.

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    1. go althea.kr to browse their shopping list! They have constant promotion~

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  29. The products look great! I would say the rooibos cleansing water looks like something I should try, although that might be a bias cause I love tea..

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    1. Why bias? o.o I love tea too therefore I love using the cleansing water on my face, it's like having it on me :D It's my favourite remover so far!

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  30. What an amazing goodies you got! I've been meaning to try the wonderpore toner but they are always out of stock in stores. I should get one from Althea. Thanks for sharing!

    Mhaan <3 | Mommy Rockin' In Style - Beauty and Mommy Blog

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    1. I think wonderpore toner is not selling individually at Althea thou.. It just happened to appear in this beauty box of the month! :/

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  31. I love Althea products too. Will check out the ONSAEMEEIN Perfect Moisture Cream for my next purchase.

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    1. Do try! It's good! It works wonder on my face and hands hahaha! Somehow it manages to have calming effect that cures my insomnia these few weeks!

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  32. Ooohh I've fallen in love to Korean cosmetics/skin care even more! I love all of those! I want to get that Deep Clear makeup remover!! I need it in my life! Hehe ;)
    http://www.heymamacoi.com

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    1. That one is good! :D You can give it a try since it's cheap too~ I am using many korea skincare products currently! (But i secretly prefer taiwan brands over koreas :P )

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  33. Good review of the product. Nice blog!

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  34. I bought my skincare and makeup from Althea too, love the Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener.

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    1. Great! You're getting the best deal too~ i love it too :) still using it now

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  35. I'm a big fan of althea too!! Love their products very much !

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    1. That's great! You're getting the best deal :D i love their special sales, comes with great package vs price! :D

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  36. wowee, super long post, lots of nice product shots taken.
    good for althea!

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    1. Thanks :) i did enjoyed their products so i'm willing to take nicely haha

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  37. Love this Althea beauty box's design so much!

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    1. Me too! It's nicely designed! Kept to minimalistic but still maintained the cny feel~

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  38. lovely box design. definitely need this as i'm smelling smoke in the air, think the Indonesian haze is coming back!

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    1. Really?! Omg! I didnt smell it yet.. Except to feel the scorching sun daily :( time to prepare my masks and althea products hahaha

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  39. Great products from Althea. Want to try some of the products you reviewed.

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  40. Althea always launch great packaging design for festival, read about your ETUDE HOUSE Wonder Pore Freshener comment, hmm interesting!

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  41. I tried wonder pore collection once before, and it feels really great. Btw, I love your unboxing box video, feel very satisfied after watching it.

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  42. Wow! Wish me luck before am too late in getting my limited edition anti pollution Althea beauty box ya ;) cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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