Apr 8, 2018

Minimalist Skincare: Althea Bare Essentials

They say minimalism is the current trend. You see the theme in interior design, scrolling through white-washed Instagram feed and the hashtag of #minimalist is being used millions of times a day. Minimalism is not a lifestyle. It should be a way of life.

Our world is showing fatigue, thanks to us, human, who constantly killing mother nature that protects us. We have lack of education on consumerism. If you really care about being a minimalist, start off by putting extra thoughts on your daily consumption of things.

For instance, our daily skincare may give us temporary beauty fix but cause the environment a permanent damage. Read about how your facial scrub is hurting the fishes <<here>>. To keep it simple, when practicing your skincare routine, make sure that:

  1. The packaging is environmentally friendly. Some brands may be using the brand identity of being "natural" and "eco-friendly" but their practice may not necessarily say so. If you think the product has an exaggerated packaging (few layers of boxes with large container but very few products), then you can be sure it is NOT environmentally friendly.
  2. Educate yourself on skincare ingredients. Avoid using products that made from harmful ingredients. 
  3. The less is better. Use effective skincare such as the Althea Bare Essentials. You don't need to spend on ten jars of beauty products, with just 3 steps you are able to achieve a full skincare regime daily. 

The Althea Bare Essentials Skincare is infused with nourishing and hydrating ingredients from nature and is all you need to keep your skin at its most optimal and comfortable state. It is a 3-step skincare regime that consists of a cleanser, a toner, and a moisturizer.

Contour Cleanser (Micro Bubbleshots) RM23

Contain microcapsules that pop with water to gently but effectively exfoliate and remove impurities from the skin. Detoxify your skin and create a defined, slim face shape. Because the microcapsules burst into liquid, it doesn't get flushed to the river or sea and cause fishes to get chocked with the beads. With that, you're entirely sure that the Contour Cleanser is able to exfoliate your skin without affecting our ecosystem.

Key ingredients: Ice plant, Lemon verbena leaf

Primer Water (Clear Dewdrop) RM43

This is a 2-in-1 toner and primer made with patented dewdrop technology. It smoothens and evens out the skin, prepping it for the next step and leaving the skin in a youthful glow. The toner is thicker than the usual toner. It is best to use with your bare hands. Pour some of the product on to your palm then pad it gently on your skin. By using no cotton pad at all, you are saving a lot of energy that produces the cotton pad. Just an FYI, the cotton pad that we use aren't 100% natural. It needs bleach to remove the original colour of the cotton. The bleach will then be flushed into the river, creating pollution if it is not disposed properly.

Key ingredients: Snow lotus, patented dewdrop technology.

Fixer Cream (24hr Hydration) RM50

The third step is the Fixer Cream, which is also a moisturizer. You will feel layers upon layers of moisture as it penetrates into the skin for up to 24 hours, giving your skin the hydration it truly needs. The moisturizer can be used day and night - saving you an extra product. It can also be worn underneath your makeup and keeping it look fresh as it hydrates your skin beneath.

Key ingredients: Trehalose, green tea, baobab tree

What I love about the Althea Bare Essentials is the uncomplicated, non-pretentious and easy to use skincare. It provides the basic necessities that your skin needs without breaking the bank. The packaging is well-thought of and is really sophisticated for the minimalist look. You can purchase all the Althea Bare Essentials products on the Althea website. Althea ships all their products directly from Korea and you will receive the order within a week!

If it is your first time shopping at Althea, use my referral link <<here>> to sign up and receive 20% off. The discount is applicable to all products on the site. 

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