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Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser

I've been buying from Althea Korea since 2015, it was back then there's limited online store offering Asian beauty products to Philippines. Currently, I'm still purchasing to their site especially when they have great deals. This December 2018, Althea Korea released their Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser together with their Stay Fresh Body Mist.
Price: ₱430
Where to buy: https://ph.althea.kr/pore-purifying-serum-cleanser

It claims to help extract dirt from inside the pores and to maintain a healthy pH balance of the skin. it's gentle on the face and suitable even for those of us with sensitive skins. The cleanser has a pH level of 5.5~6.5
Packaging comes in this clear blue bottle and print comes in Korean text only.


  • Mint leaf extract - Cools down the skin and soothes irritations
  • Jojoba seed oil - Deeply moisturizes any dryness without feeling heavy 
  • Tea tree leaf extract - Has antibacterial properties that purify the skin
The full list of ingredients:
Water, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cyclomethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance
How to use the Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser?

To remove makeup:
Step 1: Pour an adequate amount of the product onto the palm of your hand.
Step 2: Massage the product all over your skin in circular motions to remove dirt and makeup.
Step 3: Rinse off the residue with water. You may also use a second cleanser to completely remove any residue.

To cleanse the skin:
Step 1: Dampen the skin and apply an adequate amount of the product onto the palm of your hand.
Step 2: Gently massage the product all over your skin in circular motions for 5-10 seconds before rinsing it off with water.
When I first got it I'm confused about how it could be possible to be a serum and cleanser in one, the consistency was runny, unlike other serum.

Used as a makeup remover:
It melts my all my foundations and satin lipsticks - so it works on certain products that I use. My liquid lipstick and waterproof mascara still have some residue left. Well for some liquid lipsticks I really use oil or creams to fully remove them.

Used as a cleanser:
I find it mild, moisturizing type of cleanser and didn't break out when using this cleanser. If you have sensitive skin you might like to consider it and the pH level is safe as well if you're into using acids - Yes it's my only cleanser as of the moment with low pH - I can now use it with my acids for more optimum effect.

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