[unpaid/sample] Originally, I requested a sample of the Dr Althea Amino Acid Gentle Bubble Cleanser to review but when it arrived the 147HA Soothing Cream came too and was too tempting to resist a try. So, the bubbles will have to wait while I talk you through this cream that I liked immediately.
Before you wonder who Dr Althea is I need to tell you that she or he doesn’t exist. This is some very fine Korean marketing with ‘Dr’ representing research and expertise and ‘Althea’ being the national flower of South Korea. Honestly! It’s hilarious. Moving swiftly on … the brand specialises in skin care for sensitive skins and the formulas are lovely. This particular cream is instant moisture and the kind of soothing moisture that works perfectly on sun hit skin, post exercise or very dry skin – any time it’s taut or sore, this is a good go-to.
I like that the key ingredients form the front of the packaging – it’s really easy to see what you’re getting. Azulene, as you probably know, is derived from the Chamomile flower, hence its association with soothing. As well as Azulene, it contains hyaluronic acid, squalene, turmeric, peptides and shea so no wonder it feels so nice. It’s more of an ointment cream which is why I suggest that you’d use it after particularly drying conditions – more of a thing to have in your cupboard of emergency beauty products … when I was using it it made me think of my skin after a wintery dog walk – when it’s been raining and/or sleeting. Ouch 🙂
147HA claims to help redness and acne but I can’t speak for either of those – I can say that it was a joy on my skin in terms of thorough hydration and instant flexibility. I’d advise not using it over anything that contains silicones – I experienced a bit of pilling when I put it over the top of serum, but didn’t experience it when it went straight onto clean skin. I mean, for £21 HERE, I think its a snip especially with the bonus ‘doctor that doesn’t exist’. On that, remember Betty Barclay clothing? She didn’t exist either.
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