Spill It: Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask Review

January 4, 2019


Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask Review

Skincare first, makeup second. That's my beauty mantra for 2019 (and probably for the coming years too). With years of experimenting with different products, I have already found my staples that work great with my skin type/condition, but I've always been open to try new ones from time to time especially when it's from my favorite K-beauty source: Althea.

As part of the Beauty Ambassadors Community, we get to have first dibs on their new products before they even hit the market and I was more than excited when the Althea's Pixies sent us their latest Milk Peel Cream Mask to test out and review!

Previous Althea Exclusives such as the Bare Essentials and Petal Velvet lines were made mostly from nature-induced ingredients like lemon, green tea and rose petals, so it's a bit of a fresh air that one of the main ingredients for this product is derived from milk.

Key Ingredients:
  • Milk protein extract - Moisturizes and strengthens the skin 
  • AHA & BHA - Gently exfoliates away dead skin cells for a smooth complexion
  • Kaolin - Detoxifies and pulls out impurities from the pores

How To Use Milk Peel Cream Mask
Clay-like texture transforms into a bubble mask. Add a bit of water to create a foamy lather.
How To Use:
Dampen the skin and apply an even layer onto the skin, massaging till a rich lather forms. Leave on for 30-60 seconds before rinsing away with warm water. Use only once or twice a week.

Althea Korea Milk Peel Cream Mask 2 of 3

Skin Type:
Combination. Oily on T-zone, dry on U-zone.

Thoughts:
A Milk Peel Cream Mask you say? I admit, at first I was a bit clueless about how this product works, too. The packaging has a pump which neatly dispenses a light gray cream. Upon application, the clay texture transforms into a whipped cream lather and creates little bubble noises (like when opening a soda). The bubbling makes it a little ticklish (don't worry, it's normal) and would "dry" up after some time. I leave it on for about a minute before rinsing.

My face becomes instantly plump and fresh. I could feel a little tightness (but not drying), which is a sign that it removed excess sebum and other impurities from my face. It also leaves a light milky/powdery scent which I love.

Exfoliating has never been this smooth and fresh! I love how the Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask does not have physical exfoliators like beads and scrubs, because I personally find them a bit too harsh for my skin. This cream wash-off mask gently strips away dead skin cells and excess sebum using AHA and BHA extracts. I've had previous experience with AHA and I could say that it really works as an effective exfoliator and has brightening effects. 

Verdict:
Even with chemical exfoliators, this product is toned down and mild enough even for those with sensitive skin. Although it's best to do patch test first. It removes dead skin cells with AHA, BHA and Kaolin, but also hydrates and locks in moisture with milk protein extracts. Powdery scent is just enough. Not too strong and overpowering. I actually prefer it over rosy scents from the previous lines. Your skin would instantly feel and smell like a baby!

As for the packaging, the pump is really neat and efficient, although the opaque container itself makes it hard to keep track of the amount you have left. Price point is average compared to other wash-off masks and exfoliators.

Rating: 9/10.

Althea Korea Milk Peel Cream Mask 3 of 3


50mL | Php490
https://ph.althea.kr/


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All products were sent to me by Althea in exchange of a review. However, all contents and opinions expressed are solely my own, and not, in any way, influenced by the company and the brand.

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