March 19, 2014

Where To Buy Korean and Japanese Makeup & Skincare

Where To Buy

Where to buy Korean and Japanese Makeup and Skincare you ask? Good question, I’m glad you asked! Asian makeup, skincare, and beauty aren’t always local to people who live in rural areas and aren’t in larger cities and heck, even sometimes when you live in a larger city you might have a difficult time locating good Korea and Japanese makeup products because you either 1. don’t live in a city with a larger Asian community or 2. your city just sucks…naaa I’m only kidding!

I’m in New York and lord knows even with a larger Asian community in places such as Flushing it does prove difficult to locate certain brands and products I’m looking for.

I’m always asked where is the best place to shop for Etude House, Jill Stuart, Tony Moly, etc…etc….

Honestly? The biggest and best selection of Korean and Japanese Makeup, Skincare, and Beauty is right online at your finger tips. Sure sometimes you’ll have to wait for airmail and this could be frustrating if you’re an instant gratification type a gal or guy. But many online stores offer EMS shipping which arrives within a few days and even regular airmail typically takes 8-10 days in most cases.

So here’s a list of some great online stores to buy Korean and Japanese Makeup and Skincare.

I’m not affiliated with any of these shops. I have however, purchased products from them in the past so I’m relating to you some of my experiences with them in this post.

Shipping Experience
Sasa is a pain in my a$$ when it comes to fast shipping. If you can’t wait, don’t bother ordering from here. I’ve gotten packages from Sasa as quickly as 10 days and as slow as a month. It really depends! It isn’t because they don’t ship quickly but they have holidays, mail issues due to the weather, etc which can delay things. Just a warning if you do order from the site.

The nice thing about Sasa is the fact you can a wide range of everything from Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese brands. They carry obscure brands like Shills and popular ones like Tony Moly and Etude House. The stock is sometimes kinda low and they sell out of things quickly I’ve noticed but they do restock so you have to keep your eyes peeled. The sad part is they are limited sometimes to what they do stock from brands…like Etude House they carry but it’s a very limited amount of product they have and not newly released items. They also carry drugstore brands like Maybelline and the nice thing is you can indulge in products we haven’t yet gotten from Maybelline here in the US. For example, Baby Face Pore Eraser was available at months before it reached US shores. They are also the mecca for Asian skincare and sheet masks from brands like My Beauty Dairy, etc.. The pricing is very reasonable here and almost spot on for retail prices in Korea, Japan, etc…shipping is sometimes free if you spend a certain amount and in many cases reasonable for a few items.

Sasa is an excellent place to dabble your toes Asian waters due to the vast amount of product they carry! From really obscure Asian beauty gadgets to really fantastic facial sheet masks you’ll find what you’re looking for at this online shop!

AlphabeautyUK on E-bay

This shop has fast shipping with standard airmail with arrival from 7-10 days. It’s also fairly cheap at around $2 for smaller items and up to $5-$6 for larger ones. The more you buy the more of a discount they offer on shipping.

This one is sadly lacking in Korean beauty here unfortunately but a good amount of Japanese skincare and beauty from brands like Jill Stuart, Canmake, Kose, KATE, Majolica Majorca. Also excellent selection of newer releases and collections at around the same time they launch in Japan. Prices are reasonable but take notice that sometimes you’ll see a jump of $2-$10 or more on some products…but by US standards you won’t find the prices too high, it’s just not what you’d pay retail for the items in their original country.

Excellent variety of skincare, beauty, and makeup however, more concentrated on Japanese brands here with a few Taiwanese ones like My Beauty Dairy but no selection of Korean ones. A great places to pick up inexpensive (but effective) Japanese skincare and beauty masks as well cosmetics.

Adam offers very inexpensive (around $2 per item) regular registered airmail shipping which takes from 7-10 days to arrive.

An excellent variety of exclusively Japanese brands like KATE, Jill Stuart, Canmake, Majolica Majorca, Lunasol, B&C, etc…I think of Adam as more of a place to go for color cosmetics but there are some skincare products to be had here as well and of course, an excellent selection of SPF. Over the years I feel like Adam has slowed down slightly as he takes a little longer to post newer makeup collections so you won’t likely cosmetic collections that are newly launched in Japan. It could be he’s delayed or perhaps because he lives in Hong Kong the release date differs from Japan but if you’re wanting something the day it releases in Japan you may experience delays getting it here. None the less he’s an excellent place to grab Japanese makeup!

He’s English isn’t great but he’s fabulous with contacting you right away with shipping details almost within moments of your order as well as getting your products to you right way. Very good place to shop Asian beauty!

Fairly inexpensive shipping with regular airmail that arrives around 7-10 days. Sometimes posts products he doesn’t have in stock so you’re technically paying to pre-book them and he’ll ship when they release. He also lives in Hong Kong thus the slight delay and difference in release dates from Japan.

This shop concentrates mostly on color cosmetics and collection but has a few skincare products as well! Excellent pricing on Jill Stuart, Majolica Majorca, KATE, and many other Japanese beauty brands. The shop is a little harder to navigate and isn’t user friendly unfortunately.

Kevin’s English isn’t a bit better than Adam’s so if you need to contact him for anything he’s quick to reply and friendly. He’s good about getting products out but remember some items he pre-books and it could be a week or even three before they arrive. For example, he lists Holiday Coffrets earlier but in November and sometimes you won’t get them until the week of Christmas. Typically he does e-mail to tell you that you ordered a product you might have to wait for.

FREE! with an order of $99 or more but reasonable US priority shipping is available for two or three items. They are US based and items arrive fairly fast. I’ve gotten packages as quickly as three days but sometimes four.

Imomoko carries a vast array of Japanese and Korean products as well as Taiwanese including both color cosmetics and skincare as well as gadgetry! Unfortunately the prices can be cringe worthy. They add a good deal of money onto retail prices so if something costs $10 in another country expect to pay $15-$20 for it on Imomoko. It does vary from product to product you just have to do a little research to see if you’re getting a good deal or not.

Super fast shipping! Excellent variety of products and the newest, hottest Asian releases in both cosmetics and skincare.

Prices are EXCELLENT but hipping can be expensive depending how much you buy but is reasonable if you buy a good deal of products. Fairly fast to ship but sometimes there are hold ups.

ANYTHING you could possibly want from Korea can be found on Gmarket and that’s not limited to beauty!

Gmarket has a very steep learning curve in my opinion. It’s sorta of combination of E-bay and Amazon combined as you’ll be purchasing from a ton of different sellers and these sellers send their products to Gmarket for you. Gmarket proceeds to box all your purchases together and sends them out to you. There online site is a little confusing and has a steep learning curve plus the last time I used it it needed to be translated because the check out was not in English. The good news is customer service is excellent about getting back to you if problems arise. I like the prices but I think there are shops that are easier to use especially if you’re a n00b to Asian beauty.

Expensive so buy more to avoid being hit by a large shipping fee on smaller items. A little slower shipping so expect to wait up to two weeks or if you’re lucky within ten days.

Fairly good variety of Japanese and Korean brands including Jill Stuart, Holika Holika, Etude House, etc…pricing fluctuates as some items are fairly priced and others feel a bit too expensive. They have a good selection but sometimes aren’t as active with newer products and collections.

YesStyle is nice to browse occasionally and if you’re purchasing clothes or accessories/shoes it’s a nice place to grab a bit of beauty as well. I typically avoid it for beauty purchases only though as there are better and cheaper online shops to go with.

F2Plus1 on Ebay or

This sight and e-bayer typically includes shipping in your purchase making products slightly higher than retail but not by much! They ship via regular airmail and it arrives in around 6-10 days in my experience.

An AWESOME array of the latest and greatest Korean makeup and skincare from Tony Moly, Etude House, Holika Holika, It’s Skin, Skin Food, the Face Shop, Etc…

I absolutely love shopping from this seller! They have incredible prices that are close to retail plus an excellent selection of the hottest and newest Korean beauty products.

So…where to buy Korean and Japanese Makeup and Skincare has definitely been covered in this post eh?

I hope you enjoy some of these recommendations for great online shops to grab the best in Asian beauty.

Happy Shopping!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Fuu

    If I can’t find it at the Japanese market, I buy it from AlphabeautyUK. Their prices are ok, and O can get new SANA products fast. Like the beige Morning Kiss and all the new Nameraka Honpo renewalitems.

  • Eula

    Great post, as I am moving the the US soon! Seriously fighting the urge to hoard Asian cosmetics here before I leave.

  • Reed

    Thanks so much, Muse! I’ve wanted to order online from one of these sites but I was a little skeptical.

  • clementine

    Does GMarket still make you use IE? I seem to remember that at some point, the site didn’t function very well on other browsers…

  • sai

    thanks for the detail information!

    as a hongkonger i love to buy from adambeauty too! Sometimes they have some stocks of DIOR tester with a very good price.

    I also love to buy from f2plus1. Even many korean brands are available in HK, their price are considerably marked up. So i prefer to order them from korea

    Have u checked on Bonjour? it is a shop similar to Sasa, i remember they offer international shipping too.

    I have a bad shopping experience with Sasa online store. Some times ago i ordered a Marc Jacobs perfume sample, few days later they told me that is out of stock, but they end up refuse to refund to my credit card, only send me a gift card code instead.

  • Gayle

    How about Pretty and Cute, Soko Glam, W2Beauty, Korea Depart, and K Kollection? Not to mention some brands like Missha have a US web presence.

  • Sam

    I see everywhere that people LOVE Roseroseshop and W2Beauty (disclaimer: I also generally only use these two, but recently RRS’s been having order issues so I’m avoiding them currently).
    Out of genuine curiosity, why do you not you those as well?

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi sam I had bad experiences with Roserose/rubyruby that’s why I haven’t used them. Never tried W2Beauty…!

  • Lemony Licks

    Thank you for the list! I usually go with Ebay but it’s good to know about the other sites.

  • Amy is a fabulous website to buy Asian beauty products from. I’ve ordered numerous times and the longest I’ve ever had to wait was 2 weeks and their prices are very reasonable. I can’t recommend them enough.

  • Laura

    I like / Rubyruby76 on Ebay for Korean products as well. I think in general they’re the cheapest, though sometimes F2Plus1 is similar or slightly cheaper.

    • Isabella Muse

      I don’t really shop RoseRose/RubyRuby I’ve had crummy experiences with them πŸ™

  • Kris

    Hi. I don’t little about Korean and Asian skin care products except that they are good. Do you have a list of favorite products? I would like to find out more.
    Thank you.

    • Isabella Muse

      hi kris you can check the archives I have tons…there’s an entire beauty abroad section located on the right hand side of the blog and I do Asian cosmetic reviews daily πŸ™‚ typically rave most Asian beauty as brands from Korea/Japan have excellent quality products for considerably less $$$ than the US! πŸ™‚

  • Ritu KT

    I am in Korea atm but once I leave, I know I will have to depend on online stores to get my favorite products! Thank you for such an informative post.
    I have never shopped online for Korean products but I have heard of
    “” and “” from other bloggers.

    • Isabella Muse

      hey ritu just get a few big suitcases and LOAD up before you leave hehe πŸ˜€ thanks πŸ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed it and found it helpful!

  • Livia

    Oh I was just about to mention RoseRose myself πŸ˜‰ Sad to hear you had bas experiences with them as I never had any trouble. I will check out some of your suggestions too.

    Unfortunately I’m unable to shop ANY cosmetics on eBay when I’m on my mac; for some reason everything beauty related doesn’t show up wile it does on my PC and phone -_-” Well that does indeed hold back the shopaholic in me πŸ˜‰

    • Isabella Muse

      horrible πŸ™ missing products I purchased, slow shipping, old experienced skincare πŸ™ sigh! Not good experiences at all sigh! weird?!?!?!

      • lisa

        I’ve purchased from roseroseshop once and i’m hesitant to purchase from them again. I received an eyeliner that was so dried up i even made a video to show them that i wasn’t lying. They gave me back a refund afterwards. After that I figure i should check the rest of my items and i was sad to find that 2 of my other products were expired so I contacted them and they didn’t contact me back. I’m guessing they thought i was trying to rip them off or something.

  • Karen

    I’ve been really into Asian beauty products lately so this is just the post that I need! Thank you!! πŸ™‚

  • Sen

    I used W2Beauty for some Benton stuff. Shipping was free but I added $2.50 for tracking and everything arrived 1.5 weeks later. The prices are a little higher than ebay ones but the service was pretty good.. She mailed out my order the next day and had sent me tracking info that night. Totally gonna get more from there soon.

  • Linda

    This is kinda out in left field, but it does relate to foreign brands: do you know of any good sources for Bourjois since they pulled out of the US market?

    I can’t find many sources–ASOS has a few things; Urban Outfitters does too, but WAY overpriced. has started carrying Bourjois, but for some unfathomable reason, every item is a 2-pack–OK for foundation, not so much for color cosmetics. The ideal solution would be for Superdrug to start shipping to the US, but that doesn’t look to be happening any time soon. (Although if it did, my cosmetic spending would probably double…!)

    • Isabella Muse

      boohooo no! just ASOS and they always sell out fast. has it now but it’s kinda older stuff but I hope they’ll expand I did a post about it here: same problem that has as well, they sell things in a 2 or 3 pack WHY!? lol! the other thing is try ebay uk but people really jack prices hard πŸ™ I WISH! I wish! Selfridges just did and I’m in massive trouble so if superdrug did I’d be hauling Meme and Bourjois and stockpiling it lol!

      • Linda

        Thanks, Muse…I figured if anyone knew the score, it would be you. I have really come to rely on your expertise–you’ve pointed me to some good acquisitions and saved me a bundle on other stuff with your reviews!

        • Isabella Muse

          aw thanks linda flattered! if I hear anything at all about bourjous you can be sure I’ll shout it from the rooftops! I love and miss the brand! πŸ™‚

          • Kadee

            when I went to the UK it was literally everywhere, it’s only 4 pounds in the UK and shipping is really cheap on Ebay right now, you should buy it from a department store πŸ™‚

  • Christine Joy Luikuo

    Hi, Miss Muse! We’re quite lucky here in the Philippines. Some of the Korean brands, especially Etude House, are available in the malls. But I think they’e only available in the huge cities. But I haven’t tried a Korean makeup product yet.

    • Isabella Muse

      you should def give it a whirl Christine ;-D Korean makeup is quite lovely as is the skincare!

    • Isabella Muse

      Peach and Lily you mean? They really don’t have a huge selection though πŸ™

  • Cindy Ramirez

    Thank you for this post! Totes bookmarked for future hauls. ;]

  • Pamela

    Be careful with I tried to order those darling cherry bomhs from that site the other day. My bank called me soon after. I figured it was just because my card hasn’t been used with that country, but thinking back, it has.

    Anyway, the bank rep told me that site has had a lot of scam complaints. And they had charged to my card more than what I bought.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’ve had long ship times but never seen them charge me more than I purchased/etc…that’s crazy!

  • Iris

    Thank you for the guide. Our Asian supermarket and some shops in Chinatown have a few Asian beauty products but not a huge amount. This will be useful.

  • Tammy

    I’ve been reading like crazy about Asian skincare. I’ve been looking everywhere for product recommendations. I have oily, dehydrated, sensitive skin. I did a Google search the other day, and the one website I found recommended products for ages 16-20. I’m 44. Do you have any websites/blogs you could recommend? btw I love love love your blog and look forward to reading your blog updates everyday!!!

    • Isabella Muse

      I review a ton of asian skincare right here Tammy just look towards the right hand side of the blog and you’ll find a bunch of Japanese, Korean, Chinese, etc from brands like Skin Food, Missha, etc…there are a ton of skincare and color cosmetics reviews in my archives and other products all from Asia. Hope this helps!

  • It’s Gamayun

    Yeah Muse – recommendations for the win! (^o^)δΈΏδΈΏδΈΏδΈΏ Wanted to chime in: I’ve received cosmetic stuff from YesStyle that was past the sell-by date, so I don’t use them for makeup any more (awesome for clothes and shoes, though!) GMarket checkout and account pages are now fully English, although shipping is still outrageous. I really like TesterKorea – excellent prices and shipping, plus mucho samples – but their website is glitchy as hell. Apparently they are migrating to a new server sometime this spring.

    • Isabella Muse

      yay happy you like! oh no…! that sucks! had the same prob with Ruby Ruby shop! haven’t tried testerkorea and been a while for me with gmarket…I just dislike not only the shipping but just the entire process, it’s a pain in the arse to buy anything from gmarket…! I’m going to try out TesterKorea can deal with the bugs if shipping is decent ;D

  • Ling

    For me, since I live in Toronto which is one of the most diverse cities in North America, it’s actually not too hard to buy stuff here. We have quite a few Faceshops! There’s also Pacific Mall, which is the biggest Chinese indoor mall. They have a couple of korean beauty stores now (Holika Holika, The Faceshop, Missha and Tony Moly). Though I have to say some of the prices are way jacked up, like the skincare and BB creams. We need an Etude House!

    I haven’t ordered online before, because I’m scared of being charged for customs, taxes and broker fees. I plan to buy something though soon at, since I actually have a significant amount of credits on the site AND free shipping!

    • Ling

      Oh, I forgot to add that I enjoyed this post. It was quite informative. Bookmarked!

    • Isabella Muse

      We have a faceshop too πŸ˜€ I just wish it was last busy! hehe! I WISH we had an Etude House ;-D Mmm I think you should be ok most put down an amount that isn’t high so you aren’t faced with custom issues πŸ˜€ Aw thanks! Glad you enjoyed the post!

      • Ling

        Yeah, I should be fine. My dad has issues with buying online since he was charged some broker fees so I think he’s been trying to brainwash me. Though, recently my friend bought something and had it shipped all the way from korea, so I can use that as proof that online shopping isn’t evil!

        My pleasure. Have a good day (or at least better than mine. My glasses broke from a frisbee :()!

        • Isabella Muse

          LOL awww! it isn’t, really it isn’t πŸ˜€ You as well my dear! awwww! hope you got some new ones πŸ™

  • Sandra

    I had a less than good experience with rubyruby as well, I got a message telling me that my package had been sent but the tracking number wouldn’t show up so I asked and was told there was a problem but it would ship within 6 hours (yeah, right). It shipped over a week after that. But I had no problems with the product, new batch and well packaged.

    I’ve had very good experience in the past with Prices are bit higher than on ebay but excellent selection and service. Sometimes they have special sales on some brands or products so it’s good to keep an eye.

  • Erin

    Muse, I’ve recently gotten into Asian beauty products. I am curious, what are your current favorite products? Any recommendations for beauty and skincare? Sorry if it’s a big question but you seem to be a good source of information.

    • Isabella Muse

      hi erin I have a ton I’ll try to do a list soon! for now you can check the archives, located right on the right hand side of the blog, there’s a slew of beauty abroad brands from japan, korea, etc!

  • Spanks

    I’ve ordered Korean products from, service was pretty good and I thought the prices were reasonable…plus they include a ton of free samples. They sent me a full-sized hand cream with my last order (I’m too freaked out to use it because of the snail extract).

  • Monica Willoughby

    I’ve bought Etude House and Canmake both on Amazon because I had a gift card from them. I’m super bummed to hear about Bourjois pulling out of the US market. It would be amazing if Superdrug shipped here!

  • BeautyJumper

    I’m haven’t had experience with any of the sellers and am currently looking at W2beauty, testerkorea, and Anyone have experiences with these sellers? Also, did you pay customs and duties from any of the sellers mentioned your blog? Thanks!

    • Michelle

      W2Beauty: I haven’t personally shopped here, but I’ve contacted the owner, Alice, for skin care advice several times. She’s very sweet and the online community loves her customer service. Shipping is free I believe and I’ve heard you get a lot of free samples with purchase, but her product prices may be a little bit more expensive compared to other online stores.

      TesterKorea: I’ve ordered from them. Prices are pretty cheap and I like that I can buy sample sets from them, but shipping can be pricey. They have standard shipping as well as EMS. I got EMS and my products arrived about a week after I ordered. Also got free samples. No customs/duties for me in USA.

      Another one I’ve ordered from is Koreadepart, which is kind of like Gmarket. Prices are super cheap, but shipping can be pricey and their checkout process may be confusing. I got EMS and got my products about a week after order placed. They have a huge selection of cosmetic/skincare products to choose from, even from lesser known brands. They also sell clothes, food, random stuff like Gmarket. They have frequent sales on certain brands. No customs/duties for me in USA.

      I honestly have a whole long list of online retailers that I could go on about, even some US based ones, so if you’re interested, I can tell you more. πŸ™‚

      • BeautyJumper

        Hi Michelle,

        Thanks so much for the detailed reply! It’s super helpful! Of course I’m interested to know about other retailers, overseas or US based. The more the merrier! Omg you telling me you didn’t get charged customs is going to have me on a buying frenzy!

  • CDV

    Has anyone here tried beautynetkorea? It’s where I buy my Korean skincare products and I think they’re excellent. Some of their items are only a li’l bit more expensive than koreadepart and some items are even cheaper by $1-2. Selection isn’t that much but so far they carry most of the items I want. What’s great about them is that shipping’s free though they offer EMS, too. One time I ordered from them on a Tuesday, got word that the item had been shipped the next day and received it on Wednesday the week after, and that was free shipping! Never really had any problems with the products, too. Or maybe I’m not just checking closely, hee.

  • CDV

    Oh, they are F2Plus1 on ebay!? And to think I was planning to try that seller on ebay since I’ve seen them recommended by other bloggers as well. I had no idea silly me hahaha~~~

  • Sy

    Thank you so much for the list of online shops. I know there’s a lot of places in New York that have Asian cosmetics, but I can’t read the packaging sometimes and prefer to buy online so I’m sure of what I’m getting.

    Not to be creepy, but I read your bio and was like… =O… A fellow native New Yorker!!!! I got so excited! I’m an accountant and was so giddy that there’s someone out there with a non-beauty job and just does this for fun. Can’t wait to check out your other stuff.

    • Isabella Muse

      hiya sy! nice to meet you! Agreed, Flushing is a mecca of great places to shop for good Asian beauty but I like shopping online too πŸ™‚ haha! yup, bred, born, raised! sometimes Musings of a Muse feels like a full time job lol! but it’s not πŸ™‚

  • Heng

    Hello. Rubyruby76 sells counterfeit. Or maybe I was just unlucky. She sold me a fake Nature Republic aloe vera gel. I don’t know why so many people are recommending her because when I left a feedback about the counterfeit product, she wrote me an email asking me to retract my feedback and offering to give me a full refund if I agreed. That means she KNEW that she was sending me a fake product, though I have no idea why. Perhaps it’s because my shipping address is based in Germany and there are no Nature Republic stores here? Unfortunately for her, I am Singaporean and right before I came back to Germany for winter semester, I actually bought a tub of the aloe vera gel from the NR store in Singapore. I paid 9euros including free shipping, so this item is by no means “cheap”. I wasn’t looking for a cheap deal when I purchased from her ebay store. I simply wanted to replenish my diminishing tub. I’m writing this email because I hope to raise cyber awareness about Rubyruby76. I thought she was a good choice because I did some research and almost all the bloggers recommend her or her store (RoseRoseShop). This must mean she sends counterfeits selectively. Probably only to countries without the brick-and-mortar stores.To be honest, I’ve followed your blog for a very long time and it’s partly because you also recommended rubyruby76 that I dared to proceed with the purchase. Please don’t misunderstand, I’m definitely not blaming you. I’m posting this comment here because I know alot, alot of people read your blog and your recommendation matters to each of your reader. So I may be one of the unlucky ones who got a counterfeit simply because I have no blog and hence, no influence over her customer pool. Or perhaps I was right that she only sends out counterfeits to buyers in countries without the actual store. In reality, only a small percentage of people like myself (by this, I mean overseas students who hail from countries with tonnes of korean brick-and-mortar stores) would resort to online purchases because most will ask friends or family to send them whatever they required. Please, Muse, spread awareness so everyone double checks their items from rubyruby76.

  • mylena

    Hello thanks for this post ? Do sells Original products ? Do all those websites sell orginal beauty products?
    Thanks …
    The prices are just unbelievable

  • Kaley

    Hi Muse!
    I’m sorry if you’ve answered this already, but I noticed the SaSa link was their Chinese store. Are you able to purchase with USD from there? It looks like they are using Japanese yen as their currency but I’m not sure. I just wanted to know if you ordered from the Chinese site how it worked, or if you just ordered from the US site?
    Thank you so much!

  • jay

    Thanks for this,please are there stores one can buy on from Nigeria?

  • Anna Nyan

    Hello Isabella! Great article as always!!
    I amintrigued by Asian products, since the ones I’ve been buying haven’t improved my face πŸ™
    I’ve been looking through, but I’m afraid they might not be certified sellers for certain brands I could purchase from, and I’m really scared that the products I acquire might arrive expired!! I would appreciate if you have a way of knowing the expiration date of Asian products, and is it there a way to know the date of the product you are buying??? Thanks!!

  • Maria Ancy

    Try to use google chrome extension for korean shopping sites.
    very helpful for me. currency convert / translation / auto copy text(product option)

  • arturo

    can you help me to order/buy hanagiya hair tonic, menthol? im from the philppines. i was so scared ordering online, and i havent tried.

    how is the process, can you recommend store, much better if it’s located in the philppines,

    Thanks, and more power

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  • BlackPinkLisa

    Nice article! I hope you don’t mind i share some to you readers as well πŸ˜‰ Mine are more to direct shipping from Korea. Did some comparison between the websites i know due to my knowledge

    Gmarket global site – Pros: Sellers including original seller, which means if any promotion running in Korea, you can enjoy the local price and promo discounted price as foreigner. Cons: EMS only, pricey shipping

    11street English site – Pros: Similar like Ebay, also Gmarket. You can access the English global site to purchase from Korea sellers including original seller, or your own country site for faster shipping. Cons: English global site only offer EMS, and seller from your country may have higher selling price.

    Yesstyle – Pros: You can purchase beauty products together with Korean fashion items. Offers both EMS and standard shipping, free shipping available. Cons: Slightly pricey, poor product information. More to fashion focus.

    Koreadepart – Pros: For shipping is similar to Yesstyle, but they more focus on cosmetics. Good price for certain items and rich information. Cons: Pricey standard shipping cost, and high order amount to reach free shipping.

    Beautynetkorea – Pros: Offers free shipping but without tracking for any amount of purchase. EMS and standard is available. Rich information. Cons: Limited brands and products. Medium price range.

    Roseroseshop: Pros: If you’re looking for good price only, this is the right place. EMS and Standard shipping available. Cons: Some latest brand not available. Poor shopping platform.

    Seoulcheap: Pros: Similar to roseroseshop but more brands, free shipping available. Rich information. Can request any desired products. Cons: Poor shopping platform, not as cheap as roseroseshop if same items.

    These are so far what i could think of atm.. hope you like it ^^

  • femii

    The gmarket website is more like an ebay website, do u know of any good seller to buy beauty and skin care products?

  • Hasana

    Does alphabeauty sell authentic japanese products?? Thinking to purchase from them but I’m a bit skeptical.