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Review| Althea's COOL - Waterful Green Bamboo Pads

In this review, I will be introducing the product, showing you the key ingredients and features, full ingredients list, how to use it and then finally, giving you my full review on this product.


Waterful Green Bamboo Pads

RM 54 | 100ml (80ea)

What is this:
Moisture pads that prep the skin with maximum hydration in one step that is suitable for all skin types, especially dry skin type. It instantly soothes and deeply moisturizes the skin by keeping the skin hydrated all day long with the Moist-veil System Technology. It is also packed with moisturizing ingredients to give skin a healthy glow.

Althea's Smart Beauty: COOL & CALM

Althea had released two smart beauty products: Waterful Green Bamboo Pads and Skin Relief Calming Cream. If you'd like to check out the other product review as well, hover over the picture below and click on it to be directed to the page.

Althea Smart Beauty: Moist-veil System Technology.
This product keeps skin hydrated all day long. It prevents moisture from evaporating by forming a moisture network patch to keep the moisture in. It contains hydrating essence to smooth skin texture and prep skin before makeup. With just one swipe, it can replenish moisture while encouraging the absorption of active ingredients for skin that glows.

Deep hydration / Lightweight / Refresh / Essential

Moisturizing Essential: Hydrating and Protecting
Bamboo extract is rich in minerals and amino acids that deeply penetrate into the layers of the skin to hydrate while protecting the skin's barrier with moisture while the pads contain Bambusa Vulgaris extract for a burst of hydration. Refresh and perfect your skin with these line soaked in the bamboo extract.

Key features (2)

a. Effective for: Those looking to instantly hydrate skin after cleansing to prevent moisture evaporation; To prep skin before makeup application; For sensitive skin that needs gentle care
* Dermatologically tested

b. Product texture: Lightweight water type texture containing bamboo extracts provides easy absorption of moisture in a while the gentle natural cotton fabric minimizes skin irritation.

Key ingredients (3)

Aim: Moisturizing ingredients to give skin a healthy glow

Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract: Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Gentle non-irritation treatment for mild troubled skin.

Centella Asiatica Extract: Treats and repairs damaged the skin. Hydrating properties to soothe skin

EWG Green Grade: Made with EWG green(1-2) grade ingredients only, safe and suitable even for sensitive skin - EWG Grade: Safe Ingredients tested and chosen by American environment NGO

Ingredient list

Water, Methylpropanediol, Isopentyldiol, Panthenol, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Sodium Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Disodium Edta, Ceramide Np, 1,2-hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone

Soft Natural Cotten Pads

These pads are made using a mix of eucalyptus and tencel to create a natural cotton gauze that allows the essence to absorb well into the skin.

How to use

You can start by picking up a pair of clippers that comes with the product itself. You can find this available in the box and I don't suggest that you put this into the container.

As a toner pad
After cleansing, wipe the product onto the skin by starting from the centre of the face and working your way out before gently patting the skin until the product is fully absorbed

As a mask pad
For a more concentrated dose of hydration, place the pads onto targeted areas of the skin and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes. Remove, then gently pat in the remaining product into the skin until fully absorbed.


This is a really simple product to use. It's very straightforward and it moisturizes my skin really well. What I really like about it is that these pads are not fully cotton. A fully-cottoned pad is easier to dry out and absorb back the moisture off your skin, which is basically just wasting your time and money. So having these pads in cotton gauze is so much relieving especially because I can forget about the time and not feeling guilty about leaving it on my skin for too long.

It doesn't look like the pads have lots of moisture on it but wait until you twist the pads dry. One pad was juicy enough to moisturize your whole face and neck. I also don't throw away the pads right after using them as masks on my cheeks. I rub the remaining moisture onto my arms and legs and they still can cover large areas without drying out immediately. The moisture will also get absorbed into the skin very quickly without leaving any uncomfortable feelings behind. The liquid has a really smooth and watery texture while the cotton gauzes don't feel abbrasive on the skin as well.

There isn't a lot of smell from this product. I guess you can say that it smells like a green plant but it also has a very faint citrus smell in it (thanks to the orange extract.) But even with the orange extract, I did not feel any tingling sensation on my skin (citric juice does sting your skin a little, especially if you have open wounds). That being said, it is a really gentle product that I believe will not trigger my eczema or cause me any breakouts. I wouldn't even mind leaving it on my skin longer than 10 minutes too.

On the other hand, I use this on my boyfriend after giving him a good manual pore cleaning/pimple extraction. (I've mentioned this in the Skin Relief Calming Cream review post but I will repeat it again here for better reference.) He has a lot of blackheads and whiteheads hiding inside of his pores so using only chemical exfoliation was not enough. So it was necessary for me to use my fingers and pinch those dirty things out but this creates another issue: his skin would start to turn red, becomes hardened and the pores would enlarge. I usually solve this with Althea's Milk Peel Cream Mask and then end the routine with a cold sheet mask. It works but it didn't work as good as using the Skin Relief Calming Cream along with these pads.

If you'd like to know the routine I have for him, here's what I did:
1. Cleansing with Althea Bare Essentials Contour Cleanser
2. Exfoliating with Onsaemeein Yogurt Peeling 
3. Deep mask & pore cleansing with Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2x
4. Manual pore cleaning with fingertips and tissue paper
5. Secondary pore cleansing with Althea Milk Peel Cream Mask
6. Cooling down the skin with Althea Waterful Green Bamboo Pads (this product)
7. Calming down the skin with Althea Skin Relief Calming Cream

As usual, every althea product has expiry dates on the product packaging as well as on the product itself. So even if you throw the boxes away, you don't have to worry about whether you remember the expiry date or not.


Smell: ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ (not much smell)
Comfort: ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ™†

Recommendation: Absolutely Yes.
Reason: It works. It's affordable. It really cools down your skin so why not :D

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