Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask Review / Favourite Althea product?

10 January 2019

Hii kawans!! How's your 2019 so far? For today I wanted to squeeze some time out to share with you guys a product I've been really loving over the past month and it's the Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask. I believe that this product has been out for a few months now but I did want to give myself some time to properly test it out before I write my review on it. If you're interested to find out more on Althea's Milk Peel Cream Mask, do keep reading(and I really hope you do because this product is one of my personal favourites from 2018)!

Althea's Milk Peel Cream Mask - an AHA, BHA Triplex Exfoliating Creamy Milk Bubbles Soft Peeling Mask. In simpler terms, this product here is a gentle daily exfoliating mask that turns from a clay to whipped cream-like texture when it comes in contact with water. It is formulated using AHA & BHA to gently exfoliate/remove any dead skin cells and clogged sebum from your face.

As evident in the name itself, this exfoliating mask also contains milk protein extract - which based on the product info page - is used to moisturize and revitalize your skin. I had expired milk in the fridge, so before discarding it, this photo happened.

Back of the packaging is all in Korean but some main info I managed to grasp is that this product is indeed a wash-off-mask and you can leave it on your face for 30-seconds to 1 minute.

Each bottle contains 50ml of product and it is retailing on for RM36. You can find this product under the 'Althea exclusives' tab or just click the link HERE!

Here we have the product itself. The packaging design is simple but the short info printed on the bottle itself is there to tell you exactly what the product is.

According to the product info page: this product is suitable for those with combination skin types, enlarged pores, and rough skin that is in need of some gentle exfoliating.

The product comes in a pump dispenser. Personally, I'm not a fan of this pump because there are times where I'd have to press it 2-3 times in order to get the product out. That being said, it's no biggie as I know that the pump is used to keep the product from oxidizing.

Straight out of the bottle, this is how the product looks like. This is also typically the amount I need for my face.

 It starts off with a creamy clay texture

When it comes into contact with water, it will lather up into an airy whipped cream like texture

[How I use this?]
Step 1: Apply onto dampen skin. So basically I would splash some water on my face first before applying the mask on.

Step 2: Dot dot dot! You have to work fast with this product because it starts bubbling into foam very quickly so I prefer to dab it all over my face first before spreading it out.

Step 3: Spread! After my Picasso dotting moment, I'll apply it evenly all over my face and watch it slowly bubble up into a foamy texture.

A closer look on the "foaming process"

Step 4: Let it chill on your face for 30seconds-1min, then wash it off. I typically only leave it on for approx 45seconds.

I swear it was fun seeing the foamy texture disappear as it sets. Once the time is up, wash it off your face and carry on with your typical routine. By the way, just in case you're wondering. I personally am not sure whether facial wash comes first or this comes first but for my own convenience, I'll usually wash my face with a cleanser after using this mask. The proper way might be the other way round, but that's just how I personally do it because I like washing it off in the shower and I keep my cleanser in the shower too LOL.

[Final thoughts]
Overall rating: 9/10
A shocking 9/10 ya'll!! Basically this product exfoliated my skin pretty nicely. My skin felt smoother after using it but it did not feel moisturized. Despite turning into a foamy-whipped cream texture, it did not feel drying for my skin either. However what made me rate this a solid 9/10 is because this Milk Peel Cream Mask also worked like a healing booster for my acne!! The results are especially noticeable when dealing with larger 'acne bumps' a.k.a the huge ones forming on your skin that you can't pop!!

A quick note: Even though it is stated on the product page that you can use this daily, I personally wouldn't recommend doing so as in the end of the day, it is still an exfoliating product.

For me, the frequency of me using this product goes like this: If my skin didn't surprise me with any huge acne bumps, I would only use this product on alternate days/ twice a week. With that said, if my skin does surprise me with those annoying to go away huge acne bump[s], I will use it consecutively for 2-3 days straight.

I'm no science/medical student so I'm not going to hop into some ingredient lecture but what I've noticed on my own skin is that after using this for 2-3days straight, those huge acne bump[s] would flatten slowly day after another and it would disappear after 2-4 days. Usually if I don't do anything and just carry on with my typical skincare routine, those huge acne bump[s] would just be sitting there for like 2 weeks and it won't go away until it becomes 'ripe enough' to be extracted. By then if you itchy hands and attempt to extract it on yourself without proper after-care, that's where things get troublesome, painful, and problematic. Been there, done that, controlling my 'itchy hands' from then on!!

There you have it! That's how this product has performed on my skin but because my skin and yours(even if you have acne issues too) is different, I can't guarantee the same results. This review is solely based on my own skin.

Overall, apart from the pump that isn't working as smooth as I enjoy, the product itself has been nothing but a blessing to my skin so this is a product I will 100% be repurchasing once I run out of it(unless I stumble across something better). Not only is this product by far my absolute favourite Althea Exclusive, it's also easily sitting within my top5 products of 2018 list!

[Quick round-up]
What I liked: Sped up my acne healing process, skin felt smoother, really affordable given how well it has performed on my skin!
What I dis-liked: The not-very-smooth pump, not moisturizing(but luckily not drying either)

Thank you for reading! This sums up my first beauty review of 2019 and I really wanted it to be a good one because it's been SO LONG since I've wrote about/ encountered a product that has worked so well with my skin 😭👌 Apart from this, I did encounter another 1-2 more products that I have been really happy with but reviews for those will have to wait until I get my final project sorted out!

Last but not least, although this isn't my first post for 2019, it is my first beauty review post so here's to wishing everyone and me included clear skin, good grades, and good health for 2019!

If you're interested to try this product out, you can it HERE :)

Until next time!


*Disclaimer: This product is sent to me for a review however all opinions stated are 100% mine based on results shown on my own skin.*

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