SKINCARE ROUTINE FT. ALTHEA KOREA'S DOUBLE TROUBLE BOX

Skincare Routine ft. Althea Korea's Double Trouble Box
Remember I said I tried splurging on Korean products? Just recently, I have been binge-watching skincare routines on Youtube, Korean skincare routines, specifically. I was so amazed by some of the Korean products used in such skincare routines that I had to check out my favorite Korean online destination, Althea Korea. Luckily enough, I didn't have to splurge on anything because Althea Korea sent me one of their boxes, the "Double Trouble" Box (Kamsahamnida, Althea Korea). I was so thrilled on getting this specific box because like I said, I am obsessing over skincare anything recently and this box was definitely made for me and my skin type. And we'll get on to that later. But first, here is a little info about the Althea Boxes. 
Althea Box
ALTHEA BOX
The Althea Box is a beauty box that consists of full-sized K-Beauty products, which depends on the theme in a specific month. New boxes are added often, but are available for a limited time and quantity only. Believe me, these boxes get sold out pretty fast! After all, these Althea Boxes have pretty awesome deals.

ALTHEA BOX #25 "DOUBLE TROUBLE" BOX
The "Double Trouble" Box is a beauty box curated for blemished, troubled skin or acne-prone skin. It has 7 full-sized products sold for only 1280 pesos instead of 6380 pesos. No wonder it got sold out within the day it was released on the Althea Korea website — Imagine, you'll get all these products for that price, while the Laneige Fresh Calming Toner (product included in the box) costs 1270 pesos alone.
Althea Korea's Double Trouble Box
Skincare Routine ft. Althea Korea's Double Trouble Box
INSIDE THE "DOUBLE TROUBLE" BOX
01 Da Mior Cleansing Soap (Charcoal/ Bamboo Leaf)
The Da Mior Cleansing Soap is a natural handmade soap that contains Bamboo Extract that hydrates and soothes troubled skin. It is highly recommended for irritated skin, clogged skin due excessive sebum and feeling tight and dry after cleansing.
02 Laneige Fresh Calming Toner
The Laneige Fresh Calming Toner keeps your skin healthy. It is made from plant-derived lychee extracts which moisturizes, restores balance and nourishes the health of the skin.
03 Skinfood Trouble Clear Spot Patch
The Skinfood Trouble Clear Spot Patch helps heal pimple faster.
04 Onsaemeein Skin Solution Magic Powder
As the name entitles, the Onsameein Skin Solution Magic Powder removes waste and soothes skin trouble
05 Beuins Soothing Sleep Mask
The Beuins Soothing Sleep Mask is a sleeping pack that calms down redness and sensitivities of the skin. It has Draconis Resina Extracts that protects and repairs skin conditions.
The Ladykin Fresh Watermelon Icing Gel Bar is enriched with 90% fresh watermelon extract that revives skin fatigue and keeps your skin smooth and radiant.
The Royal Skin Prime Edition Mask Moisture hydrates the skin for a healthy, balanced complexion. It increases your skin's moisture levels with this transparent contact mask. The blue gardenia fruit essence is naturally absorbed into the bio-cellulose sheet, adding a cooling effect.

SKINCARE ROUTINE FT. ALTHEA KOREA'S "DOUBLE TROUBLE" BOX (WITH REVIEWS/ FIRST IMPRESSIONS)

01 Know your skin type. I have combination skin and this skincare routine is ideal for that skin type. Combination skin is dry in some spots (cheeks) and oily in the t-zone area (forehead, nose and chin). 
DISCLAIMER: Some of the products mentioned in this blog post may not work for you and your skin type. Use at your own risk.:)
02 Cleaning Combination Skin. Find a product suitable for your skin. Use a gentle cleanser or soap to wash your face. Rinse with plenty of warm water, then pat dry. You can also use a toner afterwards to remove extra oil on your skin (Pat, don't rub).
Althea Korea Da Mior Cleansing Soap
For the cleanser, I am using the Da Mior Cleansing Soap (Bamboo Leaf). It comes in a fancy packaging and you can easily identify it being from a luxury brand. And it is! 
The Da Mior Cleansing Soap is a natural handmade soap that consists of bamboo charcoal powder. It has a mild, herb-mint smell, which I like because it means the soap does not have any harsh ingredients in it. I love using this soap because after washing, my skin feels so soft, clean and moisturizedThe soap also makes sure you won't have any clogged pores. 
Althea Korea Laneige Fresh Calming Toner
Althea Korea Laneige Fresh Calming Toner
For the toner, I am using the Laneige Fresh Calming Toner. The Laneige Fresh Calming Toner comes in a simple secondary packaging but in a fancy "peachy" main packaging, another luxury brand  — thank you again Althea!
The Laneige Fresh Calming Toner (250 mL) is a clear watery-liquid made up of lychee extracts. It smells a lot like lychee, which I did not enjoy whatsoever because I am not the biggest fan of lychee anything. But thank God because the smell disappears on your face after sometime. I am so happy with this product because my skin feels so refreshed upon usage. It removes the impurities on my skin, making sure it is clean.
03 Adding Serum. It is important to apply serum to your skin after cleansing, but before moisturizing because it helps your skin absorb all the powerful ingredients to be applied on your skin. It also prevents you on having wrinkles and breakouts.
For the serum, I am using the Klavuu White Pearl Sation Special Divine Pearl Serum (not included in the box). I normally apply this at night before applying my daily moisturizer.
04 Moisturize. Even though I have combination skin, it is still important to use a moisturizer because it helps the skin from drying out. It is ideal to use a lightweight and oil-free moisturizer to avoid having blocked pores. You can also use sheet masks for some added moisture.
Althea Korea Ladykin Fresh Watermelon Icing Gel Bar
Althea Korea Ladykin Fresh Watermelon Icing Gel Bar
As for the moisturizer, I am using the Ladykin Fresh Watermelon Icing Gel Bar. It comes in a squeeze tube - cute packaging in the shape of a watermelon ice pop. The Ladykin Fresh Watermelon Icing Gel Bar, as the name says, is a gel that soothes and replenishes the skin with moisture and nutrients. It has a cooling effect on the skin, which kinda reminds me of Aloe (Free from parabens, mineral oil, artificial colors and benzophenones).
Althea Korea Royal Skin Prime Edition Mask Moisture
Althea Korea Royal Skin Prime Edition Mask Moisture
For some extra pampering, I also use mask sheets. I usually use these once a week since it does not take the place of a regular skincare regimen at night. One of the masks I tried, that is included in the Althea Box, is the Royal Skin Prime Edition Mask Moisture. This was my first time to try a bio-cellulose sheet mask and I was so confused on using this product (In my defense, I was already sleepy when I tried it. haha). The mask sheet is covered with two net like thingies (I wasn't able to take a photo of it) and you need to remove the nets on both side before applying the "mask" itself on your face. I really love this mask because it felt like all the moisture was absorbed by my face. It also felt so smooth and nice
05 Sleeping Masks? I just discovered this regimen upon having the Althea Box. I went on a little digging and sleeping masks are a lot like night creams, but different in some ways. It nourishes and hydrates the skin. It has serum-like properties that repair, brighten and fight aging signs. It also calms down redness and sensitivities of the skin.
Althea Korea Beuins Soothing Sleep Mask
For the sleeping mask, I am using the Beuins Soothing Sleeping Mask. It comes in a small box packaging that contains around 20 packs of sleeping mask, ideal to use in an everyday for weeks. I normally apply this after the moisturizer and leave it overnight.
The Beuins Soothing Sleep Mask is a mask with thick-like consistency. It is evenly applied on the face and left overnight, then washed gently in the morning. The Beuins Soothing Sleep Mask has a cooling feel on the face when applied, which sorta explains its soothing effect. I noticed reduced redness in the morning as I wash my face.
06 Random "awesome" things I use. I simultaneously use different products whenever I have any breakouts or anything. These are some that help me treat my troubled skin.
Althea Korea Onsaemeein Magic Solution Skin Powder
Onsaemeein Magic Solution Skin Powder. The Onsaemeein Magic Solution Skin Powder is a two-layer solution (liquid-powder) inside a small glass bottle. During usage, it is ideal not to shake the solution since you only need to swab an amount of the powder and put it directly on your pimple. Upon application, there is a tingly sensation, which is quite normal. It is normally left overnight, then washed in the morning.
The Onsaemeein Magic Solution Skin Powder has witch hazel extract, which is good for drying out pimples. But it only works on "ripe" pimples.
Althea Korea Skinfood Trouble Clear Spot Patch
Skinfood Trouble Clear Spot Patch. The Skinfood Trouble Clear Spot Patch comes in a releasable "hygienic" kind of packaging. The 24 patches come in different sizes which you can use depending on the size of your pimple.
The Skinfood Trouble Clear Spot Patch is ideally use on "ripe" pimples, wherein it sucks away the puss. I find the patch very satisfying to use, especially if I see the puss stuck to the patch, when I remove it on the day — It means it did its job. I really love using the patch when trouble bumps out and this is by far one of the best patches I had used.
Althea Korea Double Trouble Box
Skincare Routine Results
To sum it all up, the Althea Box is a beauty box that consists of full-sized K-Beauty Products. It really is worth your money because it is usually sold cheaper as compared to buying these products individually. The Althea Box that I got is the "Double Trouble" Box which consists of Da Mior Cleansing Soap, Laneige Fresh Calming Toner, Skinfood Trouble Clear Spot Patch, Onsaemeein Skin Solution Magic Powder, Beuins Soothing Sleep Mask, Ladykin Fresh Watermelon Icing Gel Bar and Royal Skin Prime Edition Mask Moisture. I find the Althea Box very promising because it really is perfect for me and my skin type. I've been testing these products over weeks now and the results are quite positive. In a two week span, I saw vast improvement on my skin (not sure if the images are that clear). My troubled skin area is the chin part and upon using these products, I noticed reduced pimples and redness on my skin. I really am in love with this box.
The "Double Trouble" Box is already out of stock in Althea Korea and I believe they won't restock it anytime soon. So you better be subscribed to Althea Korea for updates on new boxes and different promos. PS I linked some of the products included in the box (INSIDE THE "DOUBLE TROUBLE" BOX), as some of the items included in the box are not sold at Althea Korea right now.




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4 comments

  1. I love the sleeping mask! Sobrang nakakafresh sya pagka gising sa umaga. Haha :)

    Elaine / wildandsassy.com

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    1. Truee! Nakakatanggal pa ng redness ng face.X)

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  2. OMG! ♥ Gusto ko matry yung Laneige na toner. Haha actually kahit ano from their brand gusto ko ma-try, lakas maka Kim Bok Joo and Song Hye Kyo :) Anyway, I can't wait for my box too! :)

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance
    http://airishabella.blogspot.com/2017/09/glow-boosting-facial-cleanser-by.html

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    1. True! I also want to try the other Laneige products. Their skincare is just so good. <3

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