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[REVIEW] It's the perfect AHA/BHA product for sensitive and eczema prone skin types!

December 13, 2018

Hiya, rookie mommas and Kbeauty junkies!

It's been a while since my last skincare review but worry not. I'm back and this time, I'm actually super duper excited to share this new discovery with ya!

Althea, Philippine's fave online Korean Kbeauty store recently launched their very own AHA/BHA soft peeling mask. It is a gentle mask specifically made for stripping away dead skin cells on your skin and it is good with any skin types.

Now, you know me and my skin. Having extremely dry, overly sensitive, and eczema prone skin, I usually shy away from peeling products because they usually do more harm on my skin than good. However, I don't really have a decent exfoliating product that doesn't trigger my eczema.

The last product I have tried with AHA and BHA is the COSRX one, which I have also bought from Althea before, and even that product is quite harsh on my skin.

Let's get down to some of the details you might need to know:

Althea's Milk Peel Cream Mask,

  • Its active ingredients are AHA & BHA which help to peel off dead skin cells for smoother skin.
  • It contains Casein Protein (milk) to provide moisture and help the skin to stay moisturised all day.
  • It has a soft clay-like texture that bubbles up when massaged on damp skin to deeply cleanse the pores.
  • It is also cruelty-free!
How to use the product:
  1. Apply the product on damp skin and massage it gently until it becomes bubbly.
  2. Let it rest on your skin for 30-60 seconds before rinsing it off with warm water. 
P490.00 (USD 9) 50ML
FREE SHIPPING if you use the code PBSHIP on all ALTHEA exclusive products.

My Skin Type:
Overly sensitive skin
Dry skin
Eczema prone skin
Breakout prone skin

This cream mask is like a heavy cream that you can easily lather on your skin. But, you have to be quick because it foams and bubbles really fast.

This cream mask smells like my baby! It smells really gentle, fresh, almost like a baby powder. Having sensitive and eczema prone skin means I have to use products with little to no scent at all because it triggers the eczema. Good thing, the scent on this one was not too much for my skin.

Really thick, creamy but easy to spread on your skin.

The Milk Peel foams and bubbles really fast upon contact on the skin.

This is what it looks like after 30 seconds...

And this is what it looks like after 60 seconds.

How I use it:
I pre-wash my face with Althea's contour cleanser, I pat dry my face and apply the Milk Peel after. I rinse with warm water, followed immediately with the Primer Water, and then followed by my Elujai Propolis Serum. 
Once a week - every Wednesday night.

Althea's products is either a hit or miss for me and all I can really blame is my skin type. I'm so glad that I got to try this product because I can finally say that I have found The One - the one and only AHA/BHA product that will work on my skin type.

The Milk Peel is super gentle even on my dry, sensitive, and eczema prone skin. Upon contact on my skin, I did not feel any sting or itchyness. There were no redness after I rinse, and most importantly, it did not trigger any dry patches or my eczema.

After rinsing, my face felt really relieved. It's been a while since I've used any exfoliating products so I guess my skin thanked me for this. The roughness was immediately gone, it was almost as if I got an instant baby face effect. No kidding!

I received this product middle of November and I gave it a full 3 weeks so I can give my full and details review and here's a few things I want to share as well:

  • This Milk Peel is super gentle on the skin.
  • No sting, no itchyness, no redness after - However, on my second try, I do have one huge pimple on my nose that I just popped, so when I applied the Milk Peel, it did sting a little, but only on that area.
  • Follow the 30 - 60 seconds rule - On my 3rd try, I kind of went over 1 minute because I was doing some work while it was on my face and I kind of forgot so it felt like the product was sucking the moisture away from my skin. So, use a timer!
I now use this regularly with my skin care routine and I am super happy! I actually just ordered a new bottle for my aunt to try.

If this product worked it's magic with a skin type like mine, then I can honestly say that this product will also work on you! Trust me!

Grab it while it's still available! :)

Rookie Mommy PH - Goodbye dead skin cells! Hello, flawless, beautiful me!

Our first time flying with PAL with a 3 year old + TIPS

December 3, 2018

Hiya, rookie mommas!

It's been a while since I blogged anything about travel but we're back! Last month, November, me and Arya decided to go visit my mom who's been working in Vietnam for more than 10 years now. I'm used to visiting her at least once a week but I usually opt for Cebu Pacific not because they have cheaper air fare but it's also because the flight hours is a red eye one. And as a mom who's traveling with a kid, a red eye flight is usually a plus for me because she's usually asleep during the entire flight.

This time around, my mom was the one who booked a flight for us and she booked it with our country's flag carrier, Philippine Airlines.

Terminal 2 Experience
It was also our first time flying out form Terminal 2 since we're always flying out of Terminal 3. Terminal 2 was really small, crowded, and I'd say old compared to Terminal 3. Nonetheless, we are really happy that some airport employees and staff was very helpful to us. The lines are always long but the staff are very attentive and they will immediately call my attention and will accompany me and my daughter to the front of the line. This happened to me twice, one in the immigration line and when it was boarding time. Regardless of the seat number or group letter, me and Arya are always the first to go in. 

PAL Experience
There was so much leg room! Now I know why my mom insisted we fly via PAL. There was just so much space. There's pillows, blankets, in-flight meal was already included in our ticket purchase so we don't need to worry about getting hungry during the flight.

My daughter is extremely tall for her age. She's just 3 years old but her height is of a 5 years old already. This is a photo that I took of her when we're going home from Vietnam. We're very lucky that no one is sitting beside us so she gets the whole two seats for herself.

All seats are provided with one pillow. This is my daughter with her own security blanket enjoying her sleep while flying.

See the leg room there? I can literally stretch my legs and I won't hit anything or anyone. Even my knees are comfortable and they're not touching the front seat.

Here's a photo of my daughter and sister sleeping in flight going to Vietnam.

Here's me asking my sister to take a picture of us.

Overall, it was really a pleasant flight. The flight crew are really attentive, always making sure we are okay and asking if we need anything. Me, my daughter, and my sisters enjoyed the flight and we would definitely try to book our flights with PAL moving forward - I do hope they move to Terminal 3 instead because it's much spacious in Terminal 3!

Arriving at Vietnam International Airport.


Arya's first international flight + Tips for your toddler's first plane ride!

  • Check-in all your luggages and only bring 1 hand carry back pack.
  • You can bring baby bottles with water inside and ready to put milk powders.
  • Bring toys or any gadget for distraction and keeping your child busy so they don't disturb other passengers.
  • It's best to feed your child before boarding the plane because chances are high that they won't like to food or they will feel full during the flight.
  • Bring snacks such as cookies, chips, anything your child likes to eat in case he/she gets a little hungry.
  • Bring wet tissue, small alcohol, or lampin, extra diapers in case your child needs changing during the flight.
  • Bring their favorite sleeping buddy. Small pillow, stuffed toy, blanket, anything that will help them calm down.
  • Have your passports, IDs, pen, other important document always within reach.
  • Ask airport staff for help if you need anything.