Review: Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway

I can go out of the house without a smidgen of makeup save for lip balm, but I can never go out without applying sunscreen. Every morning I walk two kilometers from the place I'm renting to my office in Makati, and it's very important to me that my skin is protected from the harmful rays of the sun. I actually prefer walking to the office barefaced and just do my makeup when I get to the office to prevent it from "melting"; I have gone to work sans filled eyebrows, lipstick, nor powder, even, but sunscreen is my non-negotiable.

When I received news about the Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway, I was intrigued but also a bit skeptic. You see I already have a grail sunscreen but since it's inherent in me as a beauty blogger to be excited about new products to road-test, of course I was also excited.


Aside from the new Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway, my Althea Angels package contained a super cool transparent holographic pouch I can use as a pencil case and three variants of the Althea Petal Velvet Powder, all from Althea's homegrown brand, exclusive only to Althea Korea.


Shield your skin from the sun's rays and give it some petal protection with Althea's Petal Velvet Sunaway! Ultra lightweight, this invisible sunscreen is formulated with hyaluronic acid and Damask rose extracts, ensuring that your skin stays fresh and hydrated throughout the day without any streakiness or a white cast. It has an SPF of 50+ and PA++++, so your skin'll be kept protected all day. As part of the Petal Velvet line, it also contains micro-powder particles that give you a smooth, petal-like complexion.

They're not lying about the "smooth, petal-like complexion" because that was the first thing I noticed when I tried this product. It feels so light on the skin, even lighter than the suncreen I was used to. It have also noticed that my skin feels smoother after applying this on my face, and I feel it can also prep my skin for makeup. I also find my skin gets less oily with this sunscreen on.

I guess the key ingredients also help the Petal Velvet Sunaway's skincare properties:

  • Damask rose extract - Deeply hydrating; soothes irritations, leaving the skin feeling healthy
  • Hyaluronic acid - A humectant that attracts moisture to the skin, preventing dehydration
  • Geranium oil - Gives the skin a radiant boost and heals acne

Here is the complete list of ingredients:

WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ZINC OXIDE, DISILOXANE, PROPANEDIOL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, DICAPRYLYL ETHER, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL, POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER EXTRACT, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, STEARIC ACID, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM CHLORIDE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, SORBITAN CAPRYLATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, POLYGLYCERYL-6 POLYRICINOLEATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYL HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

The powdery floral scent is also a plus for me, but might be an issue for those who are sensitive to fragrance. The scent dissipates after a couple of minutes, though.


I have been using the Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway as my sunscreen every day since I got it, and I will gladly repurchase once this runs out. I should order soon because as I said, I use sunscreen every day and I need to have backups.


You can purchase the new Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway from Althea Korea for only Php 480 OR pair it with your choice of Petal Velvet Powder to get 10% off.

Always wanted to try but never got to buy? For a limited time you can also get FREE SHIPPING on all ALTHEA Exclusives with CODE: PBSHIP.

Happy shopping! Happy protecting your skin from the sun!

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