Beauty: How I got addicted to Althea’s Milk Peel Cream Mask



When we talk about peel cream, it’s one of those products that I feel is most often overlooked or not considered in many beauty regimes mainly because there is a lack of understanding over what it actually does for your skin. Face peels can actually help with a plethora of problems, from pigmentation to scarring, hydration to acne, skin texture to fine lines and wrinkles. However, each different peels products have different types and it’s worth noting that they are not universally the same.

Essentially, all face peels remove a top layer of skin to exfoliate and speed up your cell turnover, but some remove more than others, depending on the type of face peel you decide to try. All face peels involve applying a chemical or natural solution to your face to expedite the exfoliation process. After doing some reading about it, I realised it’s worth trying this such product out.

And thankfully for us, Althea’s production house have been working tirelessly churning products to complete their range of products and one of their latest release happen to be the peel cream. Read more to find out what my thoughts are, as I’m sure you’re wondering how it turned out to be.

What is it?



As the name suggests, this product is what it is known as, which is a peel cream mask. This product helps to removes dead skin cells, clogged sebum and impurities from the air without irritating the skin. In addition to that, it also helps to moisturize and refresh your skin with casein, a type of protein which is packed with vitamins for a healthy complexion.

The key ingredients of this product are AHA, BHA and milk. As I read the product write-up, I found out that each of these ingredients have a specific purpose. Where AHA helps to remove dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, the BHA on the other hand, removes impurities and de-clogs the pores and the last key ingredient is milk which moisturizes and refreshes the skin.


With daily usage, this gentle peeling mask gives your skin smoothness and clarity with its self-bubbling formula and double exfoliating effect that smoothens out roughness. Pores are also minimize by removing impurities from them. Upon dispensing from the bottle, you’ll find a soft clay which ends up to become a whipped cream bubble texture.  What happened here is that the creamy clay texture bubbles into a rich lather to deep cleanse the pores and remove dead skin cells.


How to use?

It’s super easy to use this! The first step requires you to dampen the skin. With a wet canvas to start out with, it’ll be easier to apply an even layer onto the skin, massaging till a rich lather forms. Then, you’ll need to leave on for 30-60 seconds before rinsing away with warm water. That is pretty much it! All in all, it would take less than 2 mins and a maximum of 3 minutes tops. Super simple and easy to include one’s beauty regime.

Thoughts



Product itself is quite thick and creamy, I’d imagine it to be harder to apply without first damping your face. The water helps “melt” away the creamy texture and turn the application of the mask into a smoother one. It’s easier to spread evenly then. As you leave the mask on for approximately 30 seconds, that is when the magic *poof* happens. The layer of mask starts to foam up with uncountable amount of tiny bubbles forming all over. You can actually feel it, the sensation of that happening is actually rather interesting.


But the best part had to be when you’re removing it. Because the layer of air bubbles formed from the mask, it actually makes it rather rich and luxurious to wash the cream mask away. It’s also very easy to remove the mask.

Where to buy



From none other than the ALTHEA’s website, of course! You can get them here >> Milk Peel Cream Mask (Singapore) or Milk Peel Cream Mask (Malaysia). These are priced at S$ 12.50 in Singapore or RM 36.00 in Malaysia.