Althea's Christmas Wonderland: Contests Winners


Christmas is now over, how was your holiday last weekend? Althea Pixies had a blast counting down to the celebration, and we had a great time off too! Now, after a good rest, it's time to announce the winners of our Christmas contests! Thank you so much for participating and we hope you had fun in Althea Wonderland. 

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Althea Show Off: December Winners


Stalking mode on! Althea's Pixies have selected the winners for Instagram Show Off Contest (December). Congratulations to all the winners!
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Christmas NYE Party Ready Nail Art by Rachel Yap, Posh! Nail Spa

Christmas N.Y.E designed by Rachel Yap, Posh! Nail Spa

Get ready to deck the halls with festive nails with our last collaboration with Posh! Nail Spa featuring nail designer, Rachel Yap's Christmas N.Y.E nail art. This easy to do nail art is made using the Half Moon Eyes’ Nail Me Water Decals in no. 4 and no.6. Now you can countdown with reindeers  Christmas and New Year's Eve with these party-ready nails and make (or break) some resolutions! Here’s a tutorial on how you can get these nails without leaving the comfort of your own home:
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Althea's Christmas Stocking Stuffers



Christmas time is near, so it’s time to spread some cheer! We love any occasion that allows us to spoil loved ones (and ourselves!) with products that’ll keep everyone looking their best. In a rut trying to look for the perfect gift this festive season? Give the gift of beauty with these mermaid-approved stocking stuffers that’ll be sure to bring about a glad tiding or two.

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Wish Upon a Box Contest Winners



Hello, everyone!

Fairy Althea and the pixies have finally selected the winners for the Wish Upon a Box Contest. We had so much fun reading all the box ideas from all the participants and some of them are really brilliant! It would definitely give us more inspiration in curating the next beauty boxes for you.

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Althea Box 2: Cute Box



As much as we’d like to deny it, attractive packaging is like a magnet that pulls the money out of our purses. K-Beauty is no stranger to products that will make us go “ooh-la-la” with intriguing yet functional products that don’t compromise on quality. Althea has specially selected a bunch of super adorable products to make even the coolest of us squeal on the inside (admit it, you totally did it too) and put it all together into our aptly named “Cute Box”. Here’s the beauty breakdown on our most captivating box yet!
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Dear Althea, All I Want For Christmas Is....

Santa's ready to swipe his credit card

Calling all Bloggers and YouTubers! Get ready to tell us your Christmas Wish List this Christmas and Santa Althea might just make it come true! Don't forget to include a reason and make sure it fits into one Christmas Box. Make Santa cry or laugh, it's up to you. Freestyle! You have up to Christmas Day to tell us what you want from Althea! Submit your blog post or youtube video links  here http://bit.ly/AltheaXmasWish.

Santa Althea will pick and surprise winners throughout this contest duration. It could be you! #altheaxmas

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to fans residing in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. 
2. Contest starts from 2nd December - 25th December 2016.
3. Blog posts / Youtube videos must include mentions of Althea and Althea links.
4. Santa's decision is final. Winners will be announced on Althea's Blog.
5. Winner(s) will be contacted by Santa's little helpers (SNS Pixies).
6. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable for cash.
7. Althea reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions herein without prior notification. 
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Althea Christmas Specials

hear ye hear ye!

This Christmas, the pixies from Althealand has prepared something fun for all our fans to join in the festive cheer! Come stalk our Facebook as we prepare Christmas updates every weekday until Christmas day to tickle you funny or make you get lucky! That's right, we're throwing Christmas gifts to our fans starting with Instagram. Follow us there on @altheakorea to see our 12 days of Christmas song where we actually give the daily prizes out! Here's how our song goes...



1st December, 2016


2nd December, 2016


On The 2nd Day Of Christmas,
Althea Gives Out For Free,
2 The Saem Palettes, and
A Pore Sonic Just For Me!

The song goes on for 12 days, with every day a different prize. The finale comes when we have all 12 days up. Then perhaps we might throw in an Instagram Video singing challenge to sing Althea's 12 Days of Christmas song and win fabulous prizes. On Facebook,  we have a festive calendar lined up till Christmas Day 25/12/16 for our fans to look out for!

join our singing challenge from 13 - 30 December, 2016


Facebook Christmas Calendar

Merry Monday Christmas Product Suggestion
Tickle Tuesday Funny Christmas Fact
Winter Wednesday Snow Queen Makeup
Twinkle Thursday Contest / Quizzes / Treasure Hunt
Frosty Friday Althea Christmas Greetings


On our blog, we have the Althea 2016 Beauty Awards poll so don't forget to cast your vote on what's the best product in each category! Our beauty writer a.k.a Althea Mermaid would be really excited to see the results.

Blog / Youtube Your Althea Christmas Wish List!

We'll also be starting a Christmas Wish List for bloggers & YouTubers to join. Stay tune for this if you're a blogger or a Youtuber! You're free to wish anything you want & maybe it would come true this Christmas 💖


AND of course we're going to have a Limited Edition Box this Christmas! Althea has yet to release the posters but don't tell anyone you heard it from us first (hoho) spy pics for your eyes only! There are three different box sizes this year end to keep your goodies intact! Introducing the EXTRA-LARGE box for large products or large hauls! (ssshhhh). 

Like what you're reading? We still have surprises up our sleeves for you which we called it the "time bomb". So make sure you're following us... and who knows? This Christmas your wishes may come true.

Love,
Tammy
Head of Creative Communications

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Love, Me 💕 Selfie Tips With Althea 📷

Hello beautiful people! We collaborated with blogger Eros of FishMeatDie


Hi guys, today I'll be sharing some selfie tips, as well as how you can get free products or store credits from Althea.kr by simply taking selfies or flat lays! If you know me or you've been reading my blog, you'll know that I'm a selfie addict. Selfie whore, selfie pro, selfie master, whatever selfie position it is I have applied and gotten the job.
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Althea Beauty Award 2016: Vote for the Best Makeup

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2016 has been a year paved with a boundless amount of loved beauty companions and an endless supply of new products. After all the hauls you guys have made, let us know which products you love the most, and who knows, your favorite might win Althea's Beauty Awards! So join us on our quest and vote for your favorites. We might just find out which products are worth the hype, and which ones are undiscovered gems waiting to be found! Vote all 16 categories now:

How to vote:
1. Click on the product name.
2. Submit using 'Vote' button.

Best Cushion
Chica Y Chico Matt Fix
Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control
April Skin Magic Snow Cushion
Dr.Althea Water Glow Cushion
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Althea Beauty Award 2016: Vote for the Best Skincare


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2016 has been a year paved with a boundless amount of loved beauty companions and an endless supply of new products. After all the hauls you guys have made, let us know which products you love the most, and who knows, your favourite might win Althea's Beauty Awards! So join us on our quest and vote for your favourites. We might just find out which products are worth the hype, and which ones are undiscovered gems waiting to be found! Vote all 16 categories now:

How to vote:
1. Click on the product name.
2. Submit using 'Vote' button.


Best Cleanser
Killing Star Foam Cleanser
Holika Holika Baking Powder Cleansing Foam
Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam
RIre Rose Water Gel Cleanser
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Althea Show Off: November Winners



Althea Pixies are very excited looking at our growing #altheakorea hashtag on Instagram and we hope to see more beautiful pictures and interesting captions in the future too. For the month of November, we have picked six lovely Altheans as the winner of the Show Off contest. Congratulations!
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Quiz: What is Your Skin Undertone?




Have you heard of skin undertones? It's very useful to know if you have a warm, cool or neutral undertones in order to choose the perfect makeup shades. There are a few different factors that would help determine it, so we created this quick quiz to assist you! Just answer the five questions above to find out. Don't forget to share your result with us in the comment section down below!

Love,
Anis
Althea's Pixie

Disclaimer: This quiz is just a general guide. Further reading is recommended for more information.
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Happy Day Nail Art Tutorial

Happy Day Nails designed by Bora, Posh! Nail Spa

Got a case of the Monday Blues? Don’t worry, we’ve got this Happy Day nail tutorial to brighten up your day! These cute nails are simple to do yet catch a lot of attention thanks to the bold colours and designs. We paired up with Posh! Nail Spa and nail designer Bora came up with this cheery salon-ready look that you can get without leaving your front door. She used Half Moon Eyes’ Nail Me Water Decals in no. 1, no. 4 and no.6. Here’s a tutorial on how you can get these nails without leaving the comfort from your home:

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Lizly What A Lovely Palette Review


one palette to kill them all

It can be heartbreaking shelling out lots of cash for an eyeshadow palette that doesn’t live up to expectations. Chalky formulas, lack of pigmentation, and short wear-time can sometimes make both us and our purses cry in despair. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a compact palette that comes with a decent selection of colours, generous amount of product and give superb pigmentation, all without breaking the bank? Althea’s brought in their latest shining star: the Lizly What A Lovely Palette that does all that AND looks cute in your hand when you need a touch-up or two! If this hasn’t become a must-have in your beauty stash, it will be by the time you get your hands on one. Here’s the beauty breakdown on one of our best eyeshadow palettes yet!

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Halloween Month Contests Winners


Boohoo!

Nightmare on Althea's Street is over and we hope all of our fans had plenty of fun with the activities we prepared for you in October. We did four different contests for Halloween, and now it's time to announce the lucky winners. We love reading your creatives answers (as usual), and it was hard to pick our favourite too. 

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Althea Box 1: Life-proof Makeup Box

Althea Box #1 Life Proof Box

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than putting in heaps of effort to look your best (and winking at yourself in the mirror after because you know you look amazing), then having it melt off your face within a couple of hours. Trust us, we’ve all been there: your foundation starts looking patchy, half your eyebrows are gone, and you look like a not-so-hot mess. The key to making sure your makeup stays on all day is a combination of long-lasting formulas as well as application techniques to really ensure that your face looks as good as possible, for as long as possible.
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Althea's Lower Free Shipping

back by popular demand

This is it: you told us, and we heard you loud and clear! We know how expensive international shipping can cost for the customer to bear, but due to popular demand, we’ve decided to keep the lowered free shipping promotion for good! With orders of a minimum spend of just RM99 (Malaysia), Rp299,999 (Indonesia), THB899 (Thailand), ₱999 (Philippines), or S$29 (Singapore) on Althea, you guys get to enjoy free shipping for your shopping spree all the way from Korea right to your doorstep. No need to break the bank anymore just to hit a higher limit. :D

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Weird K-Beauty Products

weird K-Beauty products on Althea

Halloween has just passed and we can still smell the spices from witches’ brew and feel the chill from the breeze as they zoom by on their broomsticks. The autumn air is still thick with falling leaves and cozy gloom as October rolls by. You know this time of the year brings: comfort and warmth sprinkled with a bit of spooky fear and ghouls, topped with a range of weird and wonderful beauty products. As we tread into November, let’s take a quick peek at some of our favorite unconventional beauty treats (no tricks here!).
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Pink Box Show Off Winners Announcement (Birthday Edition & October Edition)


Hello, Altheans. 

We had so much fun going through all of you haul pictures on #altheakorea and we have selected the lucky winners for October! Not just that, because there were so many lovely pictures posted up during our birthday celebration period, Santa Althea decided to pick 10 extra fans who shared their love to win the Althea Pink Box Show Off, Birthday Edition.We made a cute video compilation of the pictures and posted it up on our Facebook channels yesterday. Did you see it? Congratulations to the winners! 


Althea Pink Box Show Off (October Edition)

@yanitasya
@monicasilviany
@inedewi
@jerapahdibulan
@reginaraquellim
@littlemisssmexy
@kareninsilverskin
@dewitriutami
@angelinakawaii
@dharlagrande


Althea Pink Box Show Off (Special Birthday Edition)

@alexandrajessica
@anggellina98
@jenikkaluna
@samanthalsy93
@chanatika
@dheaudrey
@fathinrm
@kiyokoyasuda
@melissajaneferosha
@veroonicaong

We have contacted you through Instagram and the crediting will be done within this week (31 Oct - 4 Nov). Remember that your credits will expire within 30 days from update date so make sure to use it before it's gone forever. You can check your account to see the details by clicking on My Account > My Reward.

Love,
Anis
Althea's Pixie
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Rilakkuma Repost & Tag Instagram Contest Winners





Hello Altheans!

As promised, here are the winners for the Rilakkuma Repost & Tag contest. Thank you for joining in the fun and congratulations to the lucky ones.

@gadzotica
@fancyzahra
@oliviazayin
@theamarcelina
@myhoarderside
@febrianiemalia
@niaanioo
@silviyulianita
@yeniamallia
@nikacnms

We have contacted the winners through Instagram and the crediting will be done soon. You can check on My Account > My Reward within this week (31 Oct-4 Nov) to see the credit update. Meanwhile, have a wonderful day and stay tuned for more exciting contests coming up!

P/S: You credits won't last forever. Make sure to check the expiry date before it's too late.

Love,
Anis
Althea's Pixie

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SPOOKY EERIE HALLOWEEN NAIL ART TUTORIAL

"Spooky Eerie" by Nail Designer: Cha Yee, Posh! Nail Spa

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought hey let's have some eerie fun with our second nail art tutorial instalment with Posh! Nail Spa! Nail designer Cha Yee obviously have a lot of fun creating her version of gory blood chilling Halloween nail art using the Nail.Me Water Decal. She used design no.3 and no.4 for this look with an added touch of yes, bloody hand prints and a crime scene investigation nail art on it. We say, you did a spooktacular job with this one Cha Yee! Here's how you can make your own D.I.Y Nail Art Tutorials using the Nail.Me Water Decal from Althea.

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Althea Beauty Box Launched!

introducing the Althea Beauty Boxes

We hear you! Our wishing well is full of wishes about Althea Beauty Boxes "When is Althea launching beauty box?" "Will there be a beauty box?" "Please sell beauty boxes!". Unveiling the latest addition to the Althea Korea family are our line of limited edition beauty boxes, specially curated by the fairy team in Seoul. Expect 2 - 3 thematic boxes every month from October onwards and get ready to snag them before they go OOS! (out of stock).

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Facebook Rate & Review Contest Winners Announcement


Hello, Altheans! After going through all your feedbacks on our Facebook pages, we finally managed to shortlist the winners for the Rate & Review contest. Thank you so much for all the sharing that you did; including all the compliments, constructive criticism and ideas! We appreciate your honest opinions and will work hard to be much better in the future. Without further ado, here are the winners list for all countries. Congratulations!
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Piolang Monster Pack


Halloween’s coming up, and we’ve found a product that doesn’t just scare the kids away, but pampers and does your skin good while you keep the treat hoggers at bay! Piolang’s Monster Pack looks like it could be a gimmicky marketer’s dream, but this product houses a cocktail of tried and tested ingredients including aloe vera extract, arbutin protein, hyaluronic acid and a range of plant extracts package into this two-part pack.

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What's Your Halloween Name?


You know what time of the year it is: smell the potions and brews as the wolves howl at midnight, accompanied by the swift swooshing of witches on broomsticks across the land. October reigns as the month of all that is scary, spooky and to be perfectly honest, way too much fun! As the creatures in Althealand trade our wings and glitter for (fake) blood and black cloaks, we invite you to come join in on the fang-tastic fun and be a part of the Althea family! Which of these chilling creatures would you be? Take this fun Halloween name quiz to find out, and make sure you leave a comment below letting us know what your results are. We're just dying to know. ;) 

Bugs & hisses,
Syd
Wicked Nightmare Mermaid
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Stranded Island Contest WINNERS!



Hey Altheans! Wow, we couldn't believe how creative you guys were and how many interesting stories we got! Thanks for participating and adding a little laughter and wonder to our day. ;) Here are the winners for the "What would you buy on a stranded island from Althea?" contest. Congratulations, winners! Please do send in an email with your NAME, ALTHEA LOGIN EMAIL and COUNTRY to sydney@althea.kr by the 11th of October 2016 to get your credits! 
  • Dayve Rampas
  • KiaraChan
  • Mariliz Mondragon
  • Apple Jane Enriquez
  • Rikajue 

Terms and Conditions:
  1. Credits cannot be exchanged, transferred or combined with another account.
  2. Please note that once the credits have been credited to the account, they have an expiry date of 30 days.
  3. Prizes will be considered void if any of the conditions above is not followed.
  4. Judges decision is final.
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Sponges and Puffs Explained


It’s fantastic to be a hands-on person with skills like cooking and carpentry, but with things like makeup, sometimes tools are just that little bit better at getting the job done. It’s easy to get lost in a plethora of different tools and gizmos, but you can’t go wrong with the fundamentals: makeup sponges and puffs. Wet ‘em, squeeze ‘em, dab ‘em - these beauty babies are versatile and great for applying anything from skincare to highlighter for that flawless looking base. It’s My on Althea carries a range of different sponges and puffs that’ll be the answer to your streaky, patchy makeup problems. Here’s the beauty breakdown on the different types and how to make the most out of them for your look!
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Althea Pink Box Contest July Winners



We love looking at all your pictures showcasing our signature pink box on the Instagram and have finally picked 10 lucky winners for July edition. Congratulations! We have contacted you through Instagram message system so make sure to submit your details to us if you haven't.

Winners:
@prisciliacindy
@kimikofoo
@agnianya
@nandatiarafrdz
@katavican
@hestiagoddess_ks
@mommypehpot
@danfaerae
@crqkelly
@cathewene

For those who aren't selected, don't be sad! We will be picking winners monthly so just make sure to use the hashtag #altheakorea when you are sharing your haul and box picture on Instagram! Stay tuned for another two announcements for the month of August and September soon.

Love,
Anis
Althea's Pixie



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What would you buy on a stranded island from Althea?



Stuck on a desert island? Which ONE Althea product would you order? 5 of the most interesting answers will stand a chance to win shopping credits worth RM100 MY / 800THB TH / SGD30 SG / 300,000 IDR ID / 1,000PHP PH! Leave your answers in the comment section down below, you could be chosen to win. Contest ends 11.59pm (Malaysia time), 30th September 2016. Good luck!

หากคุณกำลังติดเกาะร้างที่แห้งแล้ง ไอเท็มไหนจาก Althea ที่คุณต้องการมากที่สุด?
สมมติว่าคุณกำลังติดอยู่บนเกาะที่แห้งแล้ง? ผลิตภัณฑ์หรือสินค้าตัวไหนของ Althea ที่คุณต้องการมากที่สุด ?
5 คำตอบที่เริ่ดที่สุด รับฟรีไปเลย ช้อปปิ้งเครดิตไว้ช้อปฟิน ๆ มูลค่า 800 บาท!
เพียงแค่โพสคำตอบลงที่คอมเม้นต์ข้างล่างนี้ คุณก็มีสิทธิ์ถูกเลือกให้เป็นผู้ชนะได้ทันที
กิจกรรมนี้สามารถร่วมสนุกได้ถึงวันที่ 30 กันยายนนี้ ก่อนเวลา 10.59 น. ตามเวลาประเทศไทย แล้วโชคดีน้า ^^
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Hello Sailor Nail Art Tutorial

"Hello Sailor" by Eline, Posh! Nail Spa

As the year comes closer to its tail end, the colder days are starting to hit home. But don't let the gloomy weather knock you down; bring back the sunshine and warmth into your look with this super cute sailor inspired nail look! These adorable nautical nail decals are from Half Moon Eyes, and they're just as easy on the eyes as they're easy to use. Althea collaborated with Posh! Nail Spa and came up with this tutorial on how you can achieve this salon-ready look, right at home.

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Korean Beauty Expiry Dates


It starts off as a slight nagging in the back of your mind: how long have I really been using this product for? Does it feel weird on my skin or smell different? Then it evolves into mild paranoia and anxiety as you turn to check for the expiry date. We’re all familiar with the moment of panic when we brave through and glimpse at the worrisome number at the bottom of the bottle. How can the date on this product be from 6 months ago when I just bought it last month??

As much as we’d like our products to live as long as our never-ending conquest for eternal youth, the reality is, unfortunately, a little harsher and products will go bad after a period of time. Expiry dates can be a finicky thing to deal with, especially when the Western and Asian beauty products have different ways of labeling them. The last thing you want is to put on a product that’ll harm your delicate skin, cause unnecessary irritations or worse, cause a reaction that’ll leave behind permanent scarring. Here’s the beauty breakdown on Korean beauty product dates to save your face (and potentially your purse too!) the hassle.

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Petitfee Eye Patches


Dark circles under the eyes can really be the bane of a flawless face. Purple, puffy and almost bruised-looking, the shadows under your eyes can make you look tired, sickly and generally unlively. While lack of sleep is the more common thought for this (nights out, anyone?), panda eyes can be attributed to more than just that. Some of these reasons include allergies, heredity, stress from overworking, excessive exposure to the sun and even diet related reasons like too much salt in your food.
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10 ขั้นตอนเคล็ดลับการดูแลผิวแบบสาวเกาหลีมาเอง


อันยองงงงง เพื่อน ๆ หลายคนคงเคยสงสัยใช่ม่ะ? ว่าอะไรคือเคล็ดลับที่ทำให้สาวเกาหลีนั้นมีผิวสวย สุขภาพดี แบบไร้ที่ติขนาดนั้น ความลับที่แท้จริงแล้วนั้นมีมากมายหลากหลายไปหมด เรียกได้ว่าเป็น “ล้านขั้นตอน” เลยทีเดียว ซึ่งเหล่าหนุ่ม ๆ สาว ๆ ชาวเกาหลีนั้นได้บำรุงและปฏิบัติกันมาอย่างช้านาน เพื่อความขาว กระจ่างใส และคงความเรียบเนียน ดูอ่อนเยาว์ โดยยึดตามหลักการง่าย ๆ ที่จะเป็นกุญแจที่ทำให้ผิวมีสุขภาพดีนั้นก็คือ ความชุ่มชื้น ความชุ่มชื้น และความชุ่มชื้นนั่นเอง! แค่นี้นี่นะ?! ซึ่งเมื่อผิวของคุณนั้นมีความชุ่มชื้นแล้ว ความสว่าง กระจ่างใส และความเป็นผิวสุขภาพดีก็จะตามมา นี่แหละที่เป็นเคล็ดลับที่หนุ่ม ๆ สาว ๆ เกาหลี หรือเหล่า K-Pop ชื่อดังนั้นมีผิวพรรณที่สุขภาพดีอยู่เสมอ
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What's The Snail Deal?


The beauty industry is like a jungle: a self-sustaining ecosystem that is constantly providing life and improving itself. It’s always full of enthusiasts and researchers looking for the next big thing, be it a new miracle exfoliating peel or the physical embodiment of immortality in a jar. New super ingredients are making their way into the spotlight time and time again, and while snail slime is usually not something you’d think of putting on your face, it has been embraced by big cosmetic brands in both Asian and Western worlds. Does putting snail slime really work on your skin? Is it worth the hype? While snails are more conventionally thought of served on a plate with garlic and butter, here’s the real beauty breakdown on what snail mucin does for your skin.

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