Usher in Spring with Mamonde's Flower Ingredients

Mamonde's Floral Picks This Spring

As Spring approaches, we thought of highlighting a brand that focuses on the powerful blooms of flowers: Mamonde.

K-Beauty Top 4 Soothing Ingredients

Top 4 Soothing Ingredients in K-beauty

Hydrate and minimize your skin discomfort today with 4 of K-beauty's best skin-soothing ingredients! From ancient times till today, skin-soothing ingredients have been around and have helped us with their anti-inflammatory and relaxing effects. In today's post, we'll be talking about 4 highly sought-after ingredients that we recommend checking out, no matter your skin type or condition.


Earth Day Special : Beauty and The Earth

Earth Day & K-beauty

Since its creation in 1970, Earth Day aims to bring awareness to climate change and pollution among everyone, aiming to inspire consumers and companies to help preserve our planet for future generations. It's important for us to be more aware of how we live and how we affect our environment, not only so that we are always aware of how fragile our planet is, but also so that we can live a more healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

In conjunction with Earth Day (22nd April) we would like to share two ways on how we can help support a greener lifestyle when it comes to beauty products:

  1. Using and supporting vegan & cruelty-free brands
  2. Upcycling & recycling old product containers (empties)


2021 Spring Makeup Picks

2021 Spring Makeup Picks

Annyeong Altheans! The flowers have blossomed and spring has arrived! Although most of us are still keeping our distance and staying safe, some of us have started going back into the world (be it for work, school, or just in general).

Today, we will be sharing all about our new favorite makeup items that are worth checking out.


Interview with Mardhiah Ismail

Hello My Name is Mardhiah of maddybrags_

Makeup or skincare? Which would you say comes first? Our Angel all the way from Malaysia shares why she thinks skincare is as important as makeup in our interview. Hailing from Kelantan, this gentle and bubbly Malaysian started her humble beginnings as a beauty blogger, youtube, and reviewer on Instagram with resources she already has thanks to her sister's advice! 👧

We all know how we started and it is a struggle to show our craft. You don't need high-tech equipment or fancy props as long you know your stuff! Now she has a following of over 20k (woohoo!) 🎉

This is why we admire Maddy, as she brags about her beauty products on her Instagram showing her amazing eye makeup skills and the importance of skincare to prep your face as a canvas before makeup 💖


The Laneige Cream Skin Range

Laneige's best-selling Cream Skin Range

Home to the best hydrating products, Laneige is also well known in the K-beauty scene for being a pioneer and an innovator. Launched in 2019, the innovative Cream Skim Range has maintained its popularity and has become a staple in our routines, especially those with dry skin types. In this post, we'll be sharing all about this iconic range of products, as well as the technology behind it.

First of all, what's in a name? The term "Cream Skin" is actually a combination of two words: cream + skin. "Cream" refers to the moisturizing capabilities of this range, while "skin" actually refers to "toner". In Korea, toners are referred to as "skin". At its debut, only the Cream Skin Refiner was released, and this product's aim was to imbue the moisturizing powers of a "cream" in a "skin/toner" texture, giving those with dry skin types deem moisture without any heavy texture or feeling. It was a hit, and the range has since been expanded to include a mist, a skin pack, and an oil cleanser!

Laneige's Cream Skin Range is available in different formats

Made with a patented Cream Blending Technology, these products combine the benefits of both cream and skin/toners. With White Leaf Tea Water to reinforce the skin barrier, this line of products is filled with mild and safe ingredients for those with dry skin.

This range also utilizes Single Drop Extraction Technology, where the white leaf tea water we mentioned before is actually obtained from the single drop extraction method. The result? Higher amino acid content that gives the skin continuous moisturization!

We mentioned that users with dry skin love this, but does that mean that it's only for those with dry skin? Absolutely not! The beauty of this range and what makes it popular is the innovative light texture that provides comfortable moisture to the skin. While those with dry skin who experience flaky or chapped skin will enjoy this, those with oily skin who experience greasy skin or feel like their skin is tight but oily can also use this. The trick is in the application method!

For those with dry skin:
Apply two layers of Cream Skin, patting it in for maximum absorption. Dampen some cotton pads and use them as mini masks for more moisture, or simply use the Quick Skin Pack!

For those with oily skin:
Use a light layer of the Cream skin. As the finish isn't sticky, this range will be perfect in hydrating your skin and maintaining/controlling your skin's water to oil balance.

Cream Skin Milk Oil Cleanser

A moisturizing oil cleanser that gently removes makeup and dead skin cells, this milky oil cleanser has a low pH of 5.5. This helps to maintain the skin's acidity level which would help to combat skin irritations, making this gentle product suitable for even for those with the most sensitive of skins. It also has a soft, milky texture that makes oil cleansing simple and fast

Cream Skin Refiner

Sparking the Cream Skin movement, this product is the solution to quenching your dehydrated skin's thirst. An effective cream toner rich in moisturizing and hydrating properties, this product helps to improve the skin’s moisture barrier. This product is a result of all the goodness found in a moisturizer melted into toner format. A must-have toner for dry and dehydrated skin types!

Cream Skin Quick Skin Pack

Injecting moisture into your daily routine, this product is made with Tencel sheets that are saturated in a lightweight formula. It applies onto the skin like water, but as it absorbs, it feels like the skin was moisturized with cream. It's infused with nourishing ingredients that leave the skin feeling supple, soothed, and refreshed.

Cream Skin Refiner Mist

This ultra-moisturizing fine face mist absorbs into the skin like water with a cream-like finish, leaves skin supple, soothed and refreshed. Ideal for rehydrating the skin throughout the day if you need the extra moisture, this mist also features a unique nozzle that has the ideal circular shape of face-angeling, ensuring that the mist spray lands gently on the skin.

Moisturize your skin comfortably and check our Laneige's best-selling Cream Skin Range on today!

Interview with Prelel Yu

Hello My Name is Prelel of prelel

💖Our next Angel feature is Prelel Yu from the Philippines. She's one of the cutest beauty bloggers ever with her cute cosplays and all things pink and just kawaii! A Korean beauty junkie, Prelel is also an avid Althea shopper right from the start. With her love and support, we just couldn't get enough of how big and fluffy her heart is.

Her feed is filled with all the skincare and makeup reviews she posted, all with an added touch of "prelel" as she sprinkles magical stars 🌟and soft pink to adorn her feed like a fairy garden. She's definitely skincare obsessed as her reviews are honest and detailed and sometimes accompanied with a blog post for her followers to read more (bcoz we know IG can only have that much text space!)

If we could only hug this ball of sugar, we would! Check out her blog at as she is also a lifestyle and parenting blogger on 🎀


Interview with Myra

Hello My Name is Myra of myrabeautydiary

Hailing from a place where all magical staycations happen, our Angel from East Malaysia is no stranger to the beauty scene at the tropical sunny Kota Kinabalu. With a myriad of skincare reviews on her feed, Myra does her am and pm diligently on a daily basis using skincare products tried and tested by her as we watched her IG live one fine day to get to understand her better!

With skin that's prone to breakout, you will notice that Myra's into soothing products such as Laneige's Cica Sleeping Mask and green tea. She even has our skin calming relief range! As such if we were to crown her the soothing queen, she would be at the top of our list.

Her feed is like a playground of skincare products so we kinda know why her feed is called myra beauty diary 💖

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