Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Essentials in Life

Have you thought of what your life would be if only those essentials stuff will be left? I think it is a straightforward way to examine whether one is happy with his/her own existence. We are surrounded by materials which are consider luxurious and extra each and every day, buying things we don't need to impress people we dislike. Since when the world is distorted like this? When there's nothing more left, will you feel the way you do now, will you feel happy?

It is from my Tibet trip that I truly appreciate what I have in life. It never occurs to me that oxygen, warmth of sun, clean water, clean bathroom will be a luxurious when I was in Tibet. My body was constantly low in oxygen levels, I suffered headache and migraine, feeling nauseous, the urge of vomiting every 5 mins, wake up few rounds in the middle of the night because I can't breathe well and with nose so dry that it bleeds. Acute Mountain Sickness is real and it hits me with such an impact I can't take essentials in life for granted.

They say a trip to Tibet is life changing, it really does.

Ever since then, I've been looking at my life from a different perspective: What is it that I truly wanted and how can I make my life simple? So I start from my skincare routine because with all the traveling and hectic lifestyle, I needed something simple and effective. After 3 weeks of testing, I decided to choose Althea's Bare Essentials as my travel skincare regime because it's so simple and yet delivers good result to my skin. 

From left to right:
Contour Cleanser
Primer Water
Fixer Cream


this tube of micro bubble shots goodness

I still can recall the first time when I cleanse my face with this contour cleanser, squeaky clean with a refreshing feeling. When I check the ingredients:
  • Ice Plant
  • Lemon Verbena Leaf
It explains well about the refreshing feeling as lemon verbena leaf is one of my favourite scent! Not to mention there so many micro capsules in this tube of skin goodness it removes dirt and impurities from my skin effectively and exfoliates at the same time. Even though my body is tired from all the hectic journey, my skin glows nonetheless (hahaha what is this I know it doesn't make sense but it really does when you use this contour cleanser.)

the best skincare routine starts from a tube of good cleanser


pure and clear dewdrops

When I say simple, it is really simple, especially with this 2-in-1 Primer Water (toner and primer in one bottle), this dewy drops moisturised my skin and prep my skin for the next step. Made with Snow Lotus which is a famous plant for creating anti-oxidant, smoothens uneven skin tone, and moisture retention skincare, each and every drop of dew from this bottle penetrates into my skin, revitalise and bring out a youthful glow. 

this patented dewdrop technology retains the best of snow lotus in Primer Water


last step with 24 hour hydration

I was using this whole set of 3 step skincare throughout my Guizhou and Tibet trip, with weather as harsh as Tibet, I was surprised that my skin doesn't feel any irritation at all. When I look up to this Fixer Cream ingredients, I saw:
  • Trehalose: rehydrating and water binding properties, as well as anti-oxidant powers.
  • Green Tea: anti-inflammation
  • Baobab Tree: high in potassium, rich in anti-oxidants, vitamin c, collagen.

Just when I was wondering why I wasn't feeling the bad effect of UV rays and cold winds at highlands, there lies my answer. I didn't know this jar of Fixer Cream fixed my skin problems during my journey and I am so glad I bring this set of skincare with me everywhere I go. 

24hours of hydration starts now

3 simple steps to keep me away from skincare problems, Bare Essential's effectiveness really save me from a lot of hassles that most female travellers are facing. More so, its affordability made me shook! Whole set only costs RM104.40 (that's about 25USD) it seriously made me wonder how! Then I start to understand that Althea Korea believes in great makeup comes with great skincare, that's why they make all these affordable. Plus they are cruelty free too! 

Bare Essentials, thank you for giving me peace of mind.
Now I can pack light with only these 3 simple skincare products that I feel glad and trustworthy. I'm looking forward to travel with Bare Essentials to adventurous journey that lies ahead of me.

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