Unboxing my 2020 Christmas Haul – featuring the Althea Holiday Themed box!
Skincare is self-care (repeat to self 10 times while patting on your moisturizer). Ever since I watched Korean dramas, I can’t help but be fascinated of the Korean skincare routine. Look at them – their skin is just so nice! So, while I cannot always complete to the 10-step Korean skincare routine, my skincare haul has always been dominated by Korean products.
Althea Online Store
I get my skincare products from both online and physical stores, but one of my go-to’s would always be Althea. It is a Korean online shop that specializes on beauty and lifestyle products. They sell various Korean brands, including their own Althea product line. They also have their own mobile app, which is so convenient to use. Aside from that, there are three more reasons why I love this site.
Why I love Althea
First, they have an extensive Korean product range, which includes hard to find brands. I love Innisfree and Cosrx mostly, but it’s hard to find it here in the Philippines! Althea offerings are also usually cheaper than the ones sold here so you get good value for your money.
Second, they provide 100% authentic unconditional returns. That way, I am assured that what I buy is of good quality. I have heard stories of some people buying fake products online and ruining their skin (yikes!). With Althea, I can be assured that I am protected because their products are authentic.
Lastly, I love their payment terms and delivery services. They can offer COD and a lot of other payment options. They also ship worldwide! The package usually arrives within 10 business days, but of course it’s a little longer now given the pandemic. I ordered mine last November 30 and it arrived last Dec 16. The package always comes in adorable Althea boxes, which I almost always repurpose for other things.
Unboxing My Althea Christmas Box
I was eager to get one this Christmas because blue is my favorite. This year’s Christmas box comes in a pretty light blue color adored with a Christmas tree. It includes silver snowflakes, tree decorations, and a Christmas tree star that sparkle when held against the light. The box also comes with adorable Christmas-themed stickers.
It took some time for me to unbox because it was just so busy! But here’s a quick unboxing video for fun:
As you saw, most products target blackheads, which is my main skin concern. Having a light complexion does not help because the blackhead becomes more obvious. Here is a rundown of what I bought:
- Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X – Php 500
- Innisfree JeJu Volcanic Blackhead Out Balm – Php 230
- Innisfree Blackhead Goodbye Finger Tip Silicone – Php 100
- Innisfree Soft Pack Spatula – Php 40
- Cosrx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser – Php 530
- Laneige Sleeping Mask – Php 140
- The My Real Skin Egg White Facial Mask is a freebie (one reason why I love Althea!).
My Althea haul totaled to Php 1,540 so I got free shipping! They provide free shipping for orders amounting to Php 1,500 and above despite the pandemic.
Here is my entire Althea haul:
Althea offers discounts and vouchers every now and then so watch out for those. You also get points when you purchase their products (Php 1 = 1 Althea point), which you can use to redeem discount coupons.
You can use my referral link to avail of a Php 300 discount from Althea! Click here to redeem.
(Disclosure: Using the referral link gives you a Php 300 coupon. I will also earn a Php 300 coupon upon your purchase.)
Loving yourself makes you glow inside and out. As for me, one way I do that is by taking care of my skin. Proper skincare requires authentic products, and I get that relief by purchasing from my Althea.
(I sincerely hope that the glow up shows in pictures and in person too!)
Have you tried purchasing from Althea? What are your favorite Korean skincare products?
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