REVIEW: A’Bloom (mask sheet, BHA blackhead blaster, meringue puff)

by - Sunday, May 19, 2019

This is my first #AltheaAngel package! A few weeks ago I was sent the latest #AltheaKorea exclusive collection, A'bloom. Which consists of sheetmask, blackhead blaster and sponge makeup. Here's my thought!

Akhirnya, paket althea pertama ku datang sebagai Althea Angel! Beberapa minggu yang lalu Saya dikirimi koleksi exclusive Althea terbaru yaitu, A'bloom. Yang terdiri dari sheetmask, blackhead blaster dan makeup sponge. Yuk simak review-nya!


Recipe for Sparkling Skin
#AltheaAbloom #FruitMask #JuicyBomb

Packaging
There are 4 variant mask sheet, each with different assigned fruit and colors accent. The illustrations are so cute. AC-Me-Peach Anti-blemish Peach with brink pink color , Sparkle-Me-Bright Brightening Lemon Lime with yellow color, Avo-Cuddle-Me Nourishing Avocado with paris green color, Water-Me-Long Moisturizing Watermelon with fandango pink color. 

Ada 4 varian masker, masing-masing dengan aksen buah dan warna yang berbeda. Ilustrasi itu sangat lucu. AC-Me-Peach Anti Blemish Peach dengan warna Brink Pink, Sparkle-Me-Bright Brightening Lemon Lime dengan warna kuning, Avo-Cuddle-Me Nourishing Avocado dengan warna hijau paris, Water-Me-Long Moisturizing Watermelom dengan warna fandango pink.

Directions 
1. Cleanse skin and apply toner.
2. Remove mask from pouch and apply to face, placing mask to fit eye and lip area.
3. Remove mask after 10-20 minutes and lightly massage the remaining solution into skin with hands. 

1. Bersihkan kulit dan oleskan toner. 
2. Lepaskan masker dari kantong dan oleskan ke wajah, menempatkan masker agar sesuai dengan mata dan area bibir. 
3. Lepaskan masker setelah 10-20 menit dan pijat sedikit larutan yang tersisa ke kulit dengan tangan.

Fabric
The fabric is really Soft, breathable, lightweight and comfortable. The tencel mask was made from 100% natural eucalyptus sheet. It easily smooth out and adheres fine. Except the size is too wide for my face. so it get folded and wrinkled around the edges. There are four slits around forehead and three around jaw. the cut-outs for eyes and nose fits, but mouth cut-out is too big.

Bahannya sangat lembut, breathable, ringan dan nyaman. Tencel mask ini terbuat dari 100% lembar kayu putih alami. Ini mudah halus dan melekat dengan baik. Kecuali ukurannya yang terlalu lebar untuk wajahku. sehingga telipat dan berkerut di tepi. Ada empat potongan di daerah dahi dan tiga di sekitar rahang. lubang untuk mata dan hidung nya pas, tetapi lubang mulut terlalu besar.

Ingredients all four have in common: 

1. Fraxinus rhynchophylla

one study in 2018 reveals that Esculetin from Fraxinus rhynchophylla attenuates atopic skin inflammation by inhibiting the expression of inflammatory cytokines.

2. Ocinum basilicum (basil) stem/leaf/flower extract.

Basil leaves It is a great source of antioxidant flavonoids orientin and vicenin. It contains essential oils such as eugenol, citronellol, limonene and terpineol that have effective antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It is a great source of beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin A.

3. Acmelia olarecea 
Oleracea extract is considered a natural alternative to Botox, and is extracted from a plant called Acmella Oleracea. Applied topically, Acmella Oleracea reportedly reduces muscle tension, reducing facial wrinkles caused by tense or contracted facial muscles.

4. hydrogenate lecithin 
functions as an emollient to soften and soothe the skin, emulsifier to mix water and oil together creates a dispersion of oil droplets in water (and vice versa) and penetration enhancer, ability to deeply penetrate through the layers of skin, enhancing the penetration of other active ingredients. (the derm review)

5. sodium hyaluronate 
Sodium hyaluronate is the water-soluble sodium salt form of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in various connective tissues of humans that has a unique capacity for retaining water. Skin care products that contain sodium hyaluronate are able to efficiently hydrate the skin while giving you a smoother, younger-looking complexion. (the derm review)

6. trehalose
functions as a moisturizer, because it reflects the composition of Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) found within the skin’s epidermis, effectively drawing in moisture to maintain skin hydration, as skin protectant forming a unique entity with water molecules which makes it better able to protect biological structures. and antioxidant are able to limit oxidative damage caused by free radicals. (the derm review)

7. Fragrance 
It does contain artificial fragrance. Brightening Lemon Lime, Anti-Blemiah Peach and Nourishing Avocado have similar scent of fresh lime. Only Moisturizing Watermelon one has different scent, it smells like sweet watermelon! My fave of the bunch!

Masih mengandung artificial fragrance. Brightening Lemon Lime, Anti-Blemish Peach, dan Nourishing Avocado memiliki aroma jeruk nipis segar yang serupa. Hanya Moisturizing Watermelon yang memiliki aroma yang berbeda, baunya seperti semangka manis! Favorit ku diantara keempatnya!
A'BLOOM Brightening Lemon Lime Mask
Price Rp6,000
This brightening mask clarifies and brighten dull skin to unveil the natural glow from within. The double dose of Vitamin C from lemon and lime extracts banishes dark spots and green tea boosts brightening while calming skin.
Full-size 25g│0.88oz
Skin Type All Skin Types (great for Combination Skin)
Ingredients : Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Niacinamide, Fraxinus Rhynchophylla Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Water, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Juice, Trehalose, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Tromethamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium Edta, Fragrance, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone 

Key Ingredients (Brigthening Lemon Lime)

1. Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

Green tea is a rich source of epigallocatechin gallate one of antioxidant. Agood anti-inflammatory agent, reducing inflammation in the skin and inhibiting the action on collagenase.

2. Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract
often added to skin care products as a fragrance ingredient because it contains the fragrance chemicals bergapten and limonene.

3. Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract
contains a high amount of limonene, a volatile fragrance chemical. Limonene is known to cause dermal irritation and sensitization, and it can cause photosensitivity on exposure to sunlight.
A'Bloom Anti Blemish Peach Mask
Price Rp6,000
This anti-blemish mask purifies and soothes irritated and sensitive skin. Infused with peach extracts and tea tree oil to regulate oil, balance moisture and purify for soft smooth skin.
Full-size 25g│0.88oz
Skin Type All Skin Types (great for Oily Skin)
Ingredients : Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Fraxinus Rhynchophylla Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Trehalose, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Tromethamine, Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium Edta, Fragrance, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone

Key Ingredients (Anti Blemish Peach)


1. Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, 

Peach is a source of Vitamin A, B, C, E and K. an anti-oxidants for the skin that eliminates free Radicals, helps wound recover faster and prevent ageing.

2. Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract

contains strong antibacterial and antifungal compounds that are known to reduce inflammation and acne.

A'Bloom Nourishing Avocado Mask
Price Rp6,000
This mask is rich in antioxidants to nourish and protect skin from harmful environmental factors and prevent wrinkles. Infused with avocado extracts and hibiscus for soft supple skin that glows.
Full-size 25g│0.88oz
Skin Type All Skin Types (great for Dry Skin)
Ingredients : Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Fraxinus Rhynchophylla Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trehalose, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tromethamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Carbomer, Pvm/Ma Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Adenosine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Disodium Edta, Fragrance, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone

Key Ingredients (Nourishing Avocado)


1. Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract
contains high amounts of vitamin B2, D, A, E and K and potassium. Has anti-irritating and soothing properties and is often used as skin-nutrient.

2. Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract
Hibiscus have anti-oxidant properties and inhibit elastin degradation, helping to maintain the skin's elasticity and thereby offering anti-aging effects

3. Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

The nut is primarily comprised of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, as well as Vitamins A, E and F, and Carotene. This emollient ingredient is anti-inflammatory and is said to be effective in fading scars, and treating skin ailments like eczema, burns, rashes, acne, stretch marks, and skin discoloration.

A'Bloom Moisturizing Watermelom Mask 
Price Rp6,000
This mask that packs a punch of hydration and moisturization for waterful skin that lasts. A delicious drink for skin with watermelon extract and added lavender to calm the senses
Full-size 25g│0.88oz
Skin Type All Skin Types (great for Combination Skin)
Ingredients : Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Fraxinus Rhynchophylla Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trehalose, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tromethamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Carbomer, Pvm/Ma Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Glyceryl Acrylate/ Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Disodium Edta, Fragrance, 1,2- Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone 

Key Ingredients (Moisturizing Watermelon)

1. Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit ExtractWatermelon fruit is 91% water, 6% sugars, and contains carotenoids, most notably lycopene. Research on lycopene has demonstrated it has powerful antioxidant activity, which can help defend the skin against UV-induced damage.

2. Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract,

Lavender is a balancing, soothing and calming herb. It has antiseptic and antibacterial properties and is useful in the treatment of dry skin, eczema, acne, inflammation, sunburns and irritation. 

3. Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter


Essence

The mask soaked in generous amount of essence and it fully absorbs into the fabric. I apply the leftovers essence directly to my skin after the mask dries. there’s two type of essence, watery and slightly viscous one. Brightening Lemon Lime and Anti-Blemish Peach have clear watery essence. Nourishing Avocado and Moisturizing Watermelon have cloud-ish viscous essence. But the different is almost unnoticeable anyway.

Masker terendam dalam essence yang sepenuhnya menyerap ke  kain. Saya pakai sisa essence langsung ke kulit saya setelah maskernya mengering. ada dua jenis tipe essence, encer dan sedikit kental. Brightening Lemon Lime dan Anti-Blemish Peach memiliki essense yang encer dan bening. Sementara, Nourishing Avocado dan Moisturizing Watermelon mengandung essence yang sedikit keruh dan kental. Tetapi perbedaannya hampir tidak terlalu mencolok.

Feeling


It is recommended to use the mask for 20 minutes, but it would still damp. The mask itself takes forever to dry, I lost track of the time, maybe around 40 minutes. I take the mask off by the time the fabric around my forehead and jaw begins to dry. Then pat the remaining essence into the skin.


after that, my skin feels plump, hydrated and all glowy. My skin feels smooth and bouncy, I can’t stop touching it. It leaves a moisture film on top of skin. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing but the finish is very tacky.


Disarankan untuk menggunakan masker selama 20 menit, tetapi kainnya masih lembab banget. Maskernya lama banget keringnya, saya gak ngitungin sih, mungkin sekitar 40 menit. Saya lepas maskernya saat kain di daerah dahi dan rahang sudah mulai kering. Kemudian saya tepuk essense yang tersisa ke dalam kulit. 

Setelah itu, kulit saya terasa plump, terhidrasi dan glowing. Kulit saya terasa halus dan kenyal, saya tidak bisa berhenti menyentuhnya. Ia meninggalkan lapisan lembab di atas kulit. Saya tidak yakin apakah itu hal yang bagus tetapi finish-nya sangat lengket.

After using Brightening Lemon Lime Mask I notice instant brightening effect, my dull skin looks more radiant, as well as after using Nourishing Avocado. Sadly, Anti-Blemish Peach Mask doesn't calm my skin at all. And Moisturizing Watermelon doesn't feel superior in terms of moisturizing than other four.

With very cheap price, the mask is a great pick-me-up to fit my busy schedule. since my skin drinks up all the hydration, I don’t feel the need to do the rest my routine and ready to sleep.

Setelah menggunakan Brightening Lemon Lime, Saya melihat efek mencerahkan instan, kulit kusam saya terlihat lebih bersinar, sama juga setelah menggunakan Nourishing Avocado. Sedihnya, Anti-Blemish Peach Mask tidak menenangkan kulit saya sama sekali. Dan Moisturizing Watermelon idak terasa superior dalam hal melembabkan daripada empat lainnya. 

Dengan harga yang sangat murah, masker ini adalah pilihan tepat untuk memenuhi jadwal sibuk saya. karena kulit saya meminum semua hidrasi, saya tidak merasa perlu skincare-an lagi dan siap untuk tidur.



Where to buy: Althea Indonesia

A'Bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster (8G)
Price Rp54,000 
Blackhead out without the ouch No pain blackhead and whitehead removal with Natural BHA Stick Gentle and non-irritating formula treats and prevents new ones from forming 
Full-size Net.8g 
Skin Type Oily / Combination
Ingredients  : Propylene Glycol, Water, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Alcohol, Silica, Charcoal Powder, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract(5,000ppm), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Glycerin, Bentonite, Coco-Glucoside, PEG-40 Stearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol

Key Ingredients

1. Charcoal Powder
helps bind the oil and dirt in your pores and pulls them out. This clears your pores and makes them look smaller. helps pull out the excess oil from your skin, leaving it clean and smooth. 

2. Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract(5,000ppm)
Willow Bark Extract contains salicylic acid, a BHA that is a natural exfoliant and is used in many acne treatments because of its ability to help skin shed dead cells and clear pores; it can also stimulate new cell formation.

3. Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder
Widely used for mild exfoliation in cosmetic products. It is all natural and because it removes surface skin and debris it is also known to promote clear skin.

4. Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
{ossesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal properties. A person can treat acne, athlete's foot, contact dermatitis or head lice using tea tree oil.

How  it works

  • STEP 1 BHA exfoliation deep cleanses to remove dead skin cells & excess sebum 
  • STEP 2 Apricot Seed Powder unclogs pores effectively without skin irritation 
  • STEP 3 Care from within to prevent new blackheads & whiteheads from forming
  • LANGKAH 1 Pengelupasan kulit dengan BHA untuk mengangkat sel-sel kulit mati & kelebihan sebum 
  • LANGKAH 2 Bubuk Biji Aprikot membuka pori-pori secara efektif tanpa iritasi kulit 
  • LANGKAH 3 Perawatan dari dalam untuk mencegah pembentukan komedo & komedo baru
How to use

  1. After cleansing your makeup, apply onto the targeted areas with excessive sebum. 
  2. Gently massage in a circular motion to release trapped oil and dirt. 
  3. Rinse off with lukewarm water. For more effective cleansing, place a warm towel onto the skin before use to open up pores. 
  1.  Setelah membersihkan make up , oleskan ke area yang ditargetkan dengan sebum yang berlebihan. 
  2. Pijat dengan lembut dalam gerakan memutar untuk melepaskan minyak dan kotoran yang terperangkap. 
  3. Bilas dengan air hangat. Untuk pembersihan yang lebih efektif, letakkan handuk hangat di kulit sebelum digunakan untuk membuka pori-pori.
Blackhead is always my concern. Most of blackhead extraction methods are painfuI  and irritating. I did find some gentle exfoliation products that can keep the at bay. But I haven't found a product that would banished them once for all. I always wanted to try blackhead blaster, does it painful? can it be used daily? will it really shoo away my blackhead? Luckily, they include a blackhead blaster in thwthnew Althea Exclusive, A'bloom Collection.

The packaging is black colored doff plastic. the size is small, easy to carry around. I love how it's rectractable and pretty firm. The blaster is black colored, infused with  charcoal and apricot seed powder. I can't see the apricot seed with naked eyes, but I can feel it gently strokes my skin. It doesn't feel painful and irritating at all. 


Blackhead aka komedo selalu menjadi masalah saya. Sebagian besar metode ekstraksi komedo  menyakitkan dan mengiritasi. Saya memang menemukan beberapa produk eksfoliasi lembut yang dapat mengintrol komedo tetap tenang. Tetapi saya belum menemukan produk yang bisa menuntaskan mereka alam sekali pakai. Saya selalu ingin mencoba blackhead blaster, apa bikin perib? Bisakah digunakan setiap hari? Akankah itu benar-benar mengusir komedo saya? Untungnya, mereka merilis blackhead blaster di Althea Exclusive, A'bloom Collection. 

Kemasannya adalah plastik doff berwarna hitam. ukurannya kecil, mudah dibawa-bawa. Saya suka modelnya retractable dan cukup kokoh. Stiknya berwarna hitam, diresapi dengan arang dan bubuk biji aprikot. Saya tidak bisa melihat biji aprikot dengan mata telanjang, tetapi saya bisa merasakannya dengan lembut saat ditekan ke kulit. Sama sekali tidak terasa menyakitkan dan mengirirasi.

It creates a black-ish strokes upon touch the skin, I suppose it's from the charcoal. It rinses well, leaving my skin squeky clean.  It's conveniently a quick and easy way to tackle blackhead in 1 minute. I've been using it for about a month and I see great amount of blackhead reducing from my nose.


I recommend it for those who don't like the painful way of removing blackheads & whiteheads. Exfoliation suitable for sensitive skin. For those who want an effective way to wash off excess sebum. Can also be used as a quick scrub for your elbow or heel. 


Ini menciptakan goresan-goresan hitam saat menyentuh kulit, sepertinya dari arang. Bilasnya mudah, membuat kulit saya bersih kesat. Ini cara mudah dan cepat untuk mengatasi komedo dalam 1 menit. Saya telah menggunakannya selama sekitar satu bulan dan saya melihat sejumlah besar komedo berkurang dari hidung saya. 

Saya merekomendasikannya untuk kalian yang tidak suka cara menyakitkan  untuk menghilangkan komedo. Eksfoliasi yang cocok untuk kulit sensitif. Bagi mereka yang menginginkan cara yang efektif untuk membersihkan sebum berlebih. Dapat juga digunakan sebagai scrub cepat untuk siku atau tumit.


Where to buy: Althea Indonesia

A'Bloom Giant Meringue Puff (1P)
Price Rp28,000
Dessert anyone? Irresistibly sweet and versatile puff to use dry or wet Extra large size ensures quick and even application
size 48*46mm 

A'Bloom Baby Meringue Puff (3P) 

Price Rp38,000 
Dessert anyone? A pack of three irresistibly sweet and versatile puffs to use dry or wet Multi-angle puffs that blend easily for perfect detailed application 
Key ingredient High density latex free foam 
size 30*28mm 

The puff was made from high density latex free foam. According from FITI Testing & Research Intitute, the material is free from toxic materials and 5-heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, chrome, cadmium and antymony.

It has narrow and wide part. When soaked with water, Giant Meringue Puff expands 1.5x in size to this bouncy, bulky pillow cake. The size is larger than my usual make up sponge. in term of application, it works more fast and even coverage for wide areas of my face. I guess it will be very helpful when I'm running late. 


Puff dibuat dari busa bebas lateks berkepadatan tinggi. Menurut dari FITI Testing & Research Intitute, bahan tersebut bebas dari bahan beracun dan logam 5-berat, seperti timbal, merkuri, krom, kadmium, dan antimoni. 

Puff-nya memiliki ujung lebar dan ujung sempit. Saat direndam dengan air, Giant Meringue Puff membesar 1,5x ukuran semula menjadi kue bantal yang squishy dan kenyal. Ukurannya lebih besar dari spons make up saya yang biasa. dalam hal aplikasi, ia bekerja lebih cepat dan mencakup area  wajah saya yang lebih luas. Bakal sangat membantu ketika saya terlambat.

It's so soft and squishy upon touch the skin, as well as Baby meringue puff that quickly blends into smaller and narrow areas for precise application. Thought, the narrow part is a little too bulky for under eye concealer, it blends effortlessly and streak-free coverage. 


The puff can works for 2 different make up finish. For more natural and dewy effect, soak the puff in running water, then gently squeeze out the water inside the puff. Use the narrow and wide parts of the puff to complete your makeup. For full coverage and matte effect. Use dry puff to apply make up base.


Sangat lembut dan kenyal saat menyentuh kulit, serta baby meringue puff yang dengan cepat meraih area yang sempit untuk aplikasi yang lebih detail. Menurut saya, bagian puff yang runcingnya ini masih agak terlalu besar untuk aplikasi concealer mata, tapi ia nge-blend nya bagus dan mudah. 

Puff dapat digunakan untuk 2 finish make up berbeda. Untuk efek yang lebih natural dan dewy, rendam puff dalam air yang mengalir, lalu peras dengan lembut air yang masih di dalam puff. Gunakan bagian puff yang sempit dan lebar untuk mengaplikasikan make up. Untuk full coverage dan efek matte. Gunakan puff kering untuk mengaplikasikan make up.


How to use

1. Narrow part. Use for detail makeup such as eyes, nose, lip and curved parts of face.
2. Wide part. Use for overall face to cover a wide area easily.

How to clean

• Soak puff in running water and wash with cleansing foam Squeeze until there are no bubbles and water. Dry under cool area
• Be gentle when washing the puff. Squeezing too hard or scratching with nails can rip the puff.
•Puffs should be replaced every 1-3 month 


Where to buy: Althea Indonesia

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