B-Lab I Am Sorry Just Cleansing, Cleansing Water

Update 17th June 2019: Prices have been revised for these products. Scroll down to see changes.

*Disclaimer: None of the links in this review is an affiliate link. I am an Althea brand ambassador but I am NOT paid to write this review or test the product. The product was something purchased with free Althea store credit.

B-Lab is a Korean cosmetics brand whose sole purpose is to create cleansing products hence their entire line is only made up of, well, cleansers. With very simple, no fluff packaging they focus on good quality natural ingredients and effective cleansing methods.

I got the smaller one to test but because Althea was so generous to give me store credit, I went for the large 500ml one. It is a simple squeeze bottle and the black cap can screw all the way off so one could definitely reuse the bottle for something else.

Ingredient list is in Korean so I did have to refer to Althea and Google translate for information.

Description: Cleansing water that comes in 100 ml and 500 ml bottles.

Ingredients: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT ,GLYCERIN, MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) EXTRACT, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACT, PRIMULA VERIS EXTRACT, ALCHEMILLA VULGARIS EXTRACT, VERONICA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT, MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT, ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT, MONARDA DIDYMA LEAF EXTRACT, FREESIA REFRACTA EXTRACT, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, ALLANTOIN, DISODIUM EDTA, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, XYLITOL, MALTITOL, CITRIC ACID, CETRIMONIUM BROMIDE

Where to buy:

Online on Althea at https://althea.kr/

Country specific link for Malaysia at https://my.althea.kr/

Product specific link at

https://my.althea.kr/i-am-sorry-i-am-just-cleansing-water-500ml

https://my.althea.kr/i-am-sorry-i-am-just-cleansing-water-100ml

Price: MYR 17.00 for 100ml and MYR 52.00 for 500ml (revised price, MYR 20.00 for 100ml & MYR 54.00 for 500ml)

Swatch test

From left to right, hard to remove liquid lip, blue liquid liner, concealer, tough to remove waterproof mascara, three pigmented eyeshadows.

Pretty good, considering, that mascara is the devil’s spawn and that liquid lipstick belongs on the Sahara desert because it dries out the lips like none I’ve tried!

Pros:

Light on the skin.

Very effective at removing makeup.

Skin feels refreshed after using.

Love the reusable bottle!

Very natural ingredients!

Cons:

Tiny bit of sticky feeling after use.

Does burn my eyes but it isn’t as bad as some others.

VERY bitter! DO NOT recommend using this on the lips!

Rating: 8/10

The price is not too bad for the amount of product and it performs pretty well but I’d look to the drugstores for my tried and tested.

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Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask Review

Althea has been releasing product after product and another edition to it is this new Milk Peel Cream Mask!

This product was sent to me but opinions are all mine.

Outer packaging.

Description is all in Korean. But Althea Malaysia is working on pasting a translation on the back.

The bottle.

Attach a pump to any liquid cosmetic product and you win hearts!

Description: A bubbly mask that is required to be applied for only a minute! Comes in 50ml or 1.7 fl. oz. It is supposed to contain AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and BHA (beta hydroxy acid) but although not explicitly written, it is typically contained in milk and glycolic acid is a type of AHA.

Ingredients: WATER (AQUA), KAOLIN, GLYCERIN, DISILOXANE, BENTONITE, PROPANEDIOL, MYRISTIC ACID, METHYL PERFLUOROISOBUTYL ETHER, STEARICACID, METHYL PERFLUOROBUTYL ETHER, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, PALMITIC ACID , ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, MILK PROTEINEXTRACT, DISODIUM EDTA, GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF EXTRACT, GLUCONOLACTONE, GLYCOLIC ACID, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), COUMARIN, HEXYL CINNAMAL, CITRONELLOL

Where to buy:

Online exclusive on Althea at https://althea.kr/

Country specific link at https://my.althea.kr/

Product specific link at https://my.althea.kr/petal-velvet-sunaway

Price: MYR 36

I’ve uploaded a video of me trying on the product on YouTube. And of course please subscribe!!! I don’t have half a million subscribers to be saying subscription is optional (if you get that reference then you’d understand seamlessness HAHAHA).

The mask. White in colour. Thick cream consistency.

As I spread it, it started BUBBLING! That was cool! It is a bubble mask!!!

Hopefully you can see the bubbles. It bubbles almost immediately so it was difficult to get a shot of the product before it bubbles. So I guess you just have to take my word for it that it was just a white cream. Hahaha!

Pros:

Easy to use!

Fast!

Pump and the bottle, are no muss no fuss, both in terms of functionality and aesthetics.

Skin felt smooth and soft.

Definitely reduces inflammation (I had a large painful zit that happens very infrequently and this product definitely helped reduce both the zit itself and redness around the skin. I would have taken pictures but I more focused about product having an affect on my skin as opposed to the acne. Only noticed it when the zit wasn’t uncomfortable anymore and realised it had shrunk after having used this product a few times. I believe this is due to the BHA in the product which has always had positive affect on my skin. I’ve reviewed Paula’s Choice skincare in the past and one product was a definite winner for me; link to review here).

Skin felt moisturised!

 

Cons:

None! (First Althea product without a CON!)

 

Rating: 9/10

Loved using this! MYR 36 may be not be something I’d spend on just 50 ml product but it is in no way a pricey product. Besides, one would use a mask perhaps 3 to 4 times a week at most so the product will last you a while. Also, I already have so many products to try out and finish so I wouldn’t purchase it at the moment.

Missha The Style 4D Mascara Review

Update 17th June 2019: Prices have been revised for this product. Scroll down to see changes.

This is a new brand I am reviewing on my blog today. Missha is a Korean based skincare and cosmetics company. Their products can be found on certain online sites here in Malaysia. I got it off Althea Malaysia (link here), when the PR representative reached out to me during their first anniversary in Malaysia to offer me store credit in exchange for a shout out on FiercePaint. This was among one of the products I picked up.

The product.

Description on the tube.

I have no idea what this means but this is under the tube.

The wand.

The bristles.

Description: A mascara that comes in 7 grams of product. There isn’t an indication if it is waterproof or not. Standard mascara bristles.

Price:  MYR 16 (revised price, MYR 17).

Where to buy: I purchased mine via Althea Malaysia.

Bare lashes.

One coat.

Two coats.

Pros:

Wand is slim and easy to work with.

Nice separation of the lashes.

No smudging.

No clumping.

Cons:

Dry formula which doesn’t dispense on the lashes easily.

Doesn’t hold a curl.

Doesn’t lengthen.

Not much volume.

Note:

I still don’t know if it is waterproof but it tends to flake off when removed or when in touch with water instead of dissolving.

Rating:

4/10

I did not like this mascara. But I’d use it up. Since it is so under-performing, I can get away with it.

Product Empties #12

Previous product empty link here.

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Rexona Motion Sense Antiperspirant.

I am a sweaty sweaty man! This helps! It is an antiperspirant spray so the scent doesn’t last long but it does help with my sweating. I usually buy them in twin packs and I’ll usually look out for a discount. It costs about MYR 13.50 but the twin pack can go down to about MYR 18. Definitely will repurchase this because it’s perhaps the most affordable one at the drugstore and I like the scent.

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Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

My single best discovery of 2015! Needless to say I have repurchased this. I have also reviewed this (link here).

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Nivea Men Invisible Antiperspirant

If I have a long day, I do both (the aforementioned spray and this one)! I love this stuff too! I initially tried it out because it is the invisible type and sure enough it doesn’t stain and it does indeed help with the perspiration. Again, this comes in a twin pack which I have purchased for about MYR 16. So look out for discounts!

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IN2IT Line Definte Matte Liquid Eyeliner

I don’t particularly declutter my makeup collection regularly but I do like arranging them nicely and found this lying around all dried up so I decided get rid of it. One of the more affordable liquid liners that I like using. I have reviewed and also repurchased it (review link here).

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Elizavecca Milk Piggy Black Head Solution (nose strip)

First of all, Korean beauty brands kill it with their packaging! This worked amazing for me! I actually saw the blackheads and all the gross stuff from my nose! I got this from Althea which is an online K-beauty company available in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines. Their services in terms of shipping and customer relations are very professional and I recently was given an opportunity to shop on Althea in conjunction with their first birthday.

Haul post: https://fiercepaint.wordpress.com/2016/07/20/happy-birthday-althea-althea-turns-1-haul-10/

Althea Malaysia website: http://my.althea.kr/

PS: These aren’t affiliate links nor was I paid to mention this.

Happy Birthday Althea! Althea Turns 1 (Haul #10)

So Althea is an online beauty company where you can find a wide array of K-beauty products. K-beauty is hot right now! H-O-T!!! Beauty and makeup enthusiasts either know it, love it, and/or swear by it! It is so amazing, the many varieties of products Korean beauty offers!

By the way, Althea is the name of the national flower of Korea which happens to be a variety of Hibiscus flower (Hibiscus syriacus). Another variety of Hibiscus, which is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, happens to be the national flower of Malaysia!

Althea was founded specifically to bridge Korean beauty products to Southeast Asia. Here’s another tidbit information, the Althea office in Korea is situated in the Gangnam district in Seoul. Yes, GANGNAM! 😀

Althea promises authentic products at the best prices possible (this is extremely true, trust me, I am a cheapskate remember???). Products come straight from Korea! At the moment, Althea is available in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Phillipines!

So, here’s the exciting part!

Althea is celebrating it’s first birthday!

TODAY!

Wooohooo!!! *pops confetti*0716_Althea1stBday_instagram_MY_04In conjunction with the occasion, they reached out to me to join in with the celebrations!

I got to get my hands on some K-beauty products!!!!!!!!!!!

Woooooohoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU ALTHEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apart from other Malaysian bloggers and YouTubers, Indonesian, Singaporean, and Filipino beauty bloggers are about to join in with the celebrations as well! So look out! There are going to be pink coloured boxes aplenty on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs!!!

So as part of their celebrations, there are going to be tonnes of goodies and sales and contests!!! YEAY!!!

 

SO, from the 20th to 31st July, get….

Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit
For orders placed on 20/7 onwards. While stocks last.

They're so pink and festive!!!

They’re so pink and festive!!!

 

Free Goodies, for first 1,500 shoppers
Full size beauty products. While stocks last. 

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Also, join in their…..

Birthday Giveaway. Pick 3 Top Sellers for 100% REBATE!
Rebate will be credited into your account. 

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#AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest
Got your Althea party kit? Wish us a happy birthday with #altheaturns1 and stand a chance to win amazing prizes such as Macbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits and beauty hampers from Althea! 
– Prizes total worth KRW10,000,000 to be won.
– Contest starts from 20th July – 15th August, 2016.

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WHAT????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀

What are you waiting for, go, shop, save, join!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Althea websites;

Malaysia – http://my.althea.kr/

Singapore – http://sg.althea.kr/

Indonesia – http://id.althea.kr/

Philippines – http://ph.althea.kr/

Althea Instagram profile – https://www.instagram.com/altheakorea/

Althea Facebook profile – https://www.facebook.com/altheakorea/

Althea Twitter profile – https://twitter.com/altheakorea

 

Ok, so here’s what I got.

All products are courtesy of Althea. The box arrived in once piece with all my things intact. It was delivered promptly with no hassle!

First, a teensy Snapchat video of me opening up the package!

If you find my voice obnoxious………… Too bad! 😛

Oooooo....

Oooooo….

WOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look at all these goodies!!!

Look at all these goodies!!!

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This is The Style 4DMascara from Missha! Original price; MYR 50.00, purchased for MYR 16.00

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Witche’s Pouch (isn’t that the coolest brand name ever??!!!) Selfie perfect eyebrow pencil, original price; MYR 40.00, purchased for; MYR 13.00.

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Nature Republic, Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist, original price; MYR 28.00, purchased for; MYR 19.00.

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2x It’s My, It’s My Sun Cream, original price; MYR 43.00 each, purchased for; MYR 21.00 (dumb dumb me, I didn’t double check my order and accidentally added 2 of this! Oh well, we know how I’m putting this to use, *wink*)

It’s My, It’s My Brush & Puff, 08 It’s My Blending Shadow Brush, MYR 7.00 (the one with the white bristles).

It’s My, It’s My Brush & Puff, 10 It’s My Eyebrow Brush, MYR 5.00 (I KNOW RIGHT???!!!!)

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It’s My, It’s My Brush & Sponge, It’s My Magic Sponge, MYR 5.00 (it could be a dupe for my Stila sponge, fingers crossed).

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Elizavecca (I didn’t even try pronouncing it), Gold CF Nest White Bomb Eye Cream, original price; MYR 93, purchased for; MYR 33 (isn’t the piggy adorable!).

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Elizavecca, Black Head Solution 3-Step Nose Pack, original MYR 11.00, purchased for MYR 5.00 (another cute piggy!).

The Innisfree, Green Tea Cleansing Foam was a free sample! I love samples!!!

OMG! That was exciting!!!

Do drop by Althea, you’ll definitely find something you like!