When a beauty product is distributed locally, I try to get it from the brand’s physical store as much as possible, especially if I haven’t tried it yet. For products that aren’t locally available, thank the Universe for online stores and personal shopping services!
Adding to my growing list of favorite online stores is Althea Korea, which incidentally launched in the country today.
Three weeks ago, they offered shopping credits for beta testers to try out the site and I was lucky to be one of them.
Althea Korea has a standard user interface so I’ll just feature the things that make this online store extra-awesome–it offers the following:
Authenticity Guarantee – if the item you received is proven to be a counterfeit product, you can return it.
Best Price Guarantee – if you find one of their products to be cheaper anywhere else, they will match the price.
NOW FOR THE BEST-EST PART…
30-Day Unconditional Returns – this is unheard of in the Philippines!
I made sure to “buy” products I haven’t tried before. Some of the items I got, I haven’t even heard of yet.
Most of them are skincare products–
- B&Soap Mamie Blue Pack
- Angel Factory Under-Arm Perfume Peeling Pads
- Tony Moly Shiny Foot Peeling Liquid
- Vitamin Capsules VITA 3000 AC Refining Cream
- Missha Soft Blending Stick Blusher in Mud Brown
- Angel Factory All-In-One Peeling Pad (for the Face)
- Black Kill 3-Step Nose Pack
Let me know if there’s anything in particular that you’re interested in. I’ll move it up the review queue.
Althea Korea ships straight to your doorstep–meaning, customs duties are paid. There will be no additional charges. You can purchase even without a Paypal account. They accept credit and debit cards (Visa/ Mastercard) via the Paypal interface.