A question I often get asked is where do I source my Asian Beauty from. So as part of my new Store Review series, I will be sharing with you some of the stores which I have worked with and/or shopped from recently! This is a quick round up with the key information for each store. Subscribe to my blog for more in depth reviews as I shop, which I’m bound to do this Holiday season.
For this round up it’s uniquely all European based stores. We’ve been experiencing a bit of a K-Beauty Wave in Europe, of course several years later after the rest of the world. From only being able to source AB from abroad a few years ago, there are now a few in Europe to choose from! It’s also now more readily available on Amazon. People in Europe may want to choose European stores due to customs, faster shipping and supporting local businesses. Always remember to check out the custom rules in your country, no one wants to pay unexpected charges. I have a few years ago reviewed some of the more well known online stores before as well, read here.
And check out my “Haul Guide” post, if you’re falling into the consumerism hole and want some help out.
I’ve selected stores whose website I find easy to use, I’ve bought from or worked with (such as the Charity Raffle I held), and would recommend. Key info such as brands available, shipping costs and any discounts!
If you know of any great stores that I’ve missed below do let me know in the comments. Or if you have any reviews of them. You can see my previous reviews of online stores, including in depth reviews, here: Online Store Reviews.
A few of these stores were also partners in the Charity Raffle I held in the Summer, so if you want to know their personal story, check out that post here.
So without further adieu below are my top picks, with their location in parenthesis. Click on their logo to go to their website!
All information is correct as of published date.
MapleTreeBlog Top 12 European Asian Beauty Stores
Asian Beauty Plus (UK)
Discounts – MapleTreeBlog for 20% Off.
Brand Selection – Over 20 Brands from different price points, including Heimish, Neogen, Missha, Cosrx, Etude House.
Shipping – Free shipping on orders over £25.
Beauty and Seoul (UK)
Skincare for Busy People
Brand Selection – Mix of Brands from low to high price points. Includes; Cosrx, Whamisa, Missha, Thank You Farmer amongst others.
Discounts – Join the mailing list for 10% off.
Shipping – Free shipping on orders over £40 in the UK and £125 in EU. Ships within 48 hours for UK deliveries. Shipping Info
Other Key Features – Maree has a great Vlog and Blog, so you can know the person behind the brand. Has lots of information for newbies and veterans alike, as well as being entertaining! Also some of the best shop photos that I’ve seen.
Bits and Bobs of Beauty (UK)*
Explore our website and we’ll help you hunt for beauty treasures today!
Discounts – Has a Reward Program. Use MapleTree20 for 20% off.
Brand Selection – Over 20 Brands from different price points, including Heimish, Son & Park, A’Pieu, Cosrx, Etude House.
Shipping – Free shipping on orders over £30 (UK) and £60 (International).Shipping Info
Brand Selection – Japanese Brands Focus, which are usually hard to find in the UK. Also includes K-Beauty Brands as well. Brands include; Biore HadaLabo, Kao, Kanebo, History of Whoo
Shipping – Standard delivery in the UK is FREE for orders above £39. Shipping Info
Key Features – You can create gift vouchers and give them as gifts for friends. Cosme Award selection (Japanese Beauty Awards), makes it easy to find popular Japanese products
The Best of Natural Asian Beauty Cosmetics
Discounts – Monthly selected discounts
Brand Selection – Higher end, harder to find brands. Including; Make P;rem, Whamisa, 23.5N, Polatum.
Shipping – Free UK Shipping for order over £50, free EU shipping for order over £100
Other Key Features – Great Instagram page with mini reviews and routines. @BeautEastSphere
Bloom Skincare (UK)
It’s Time to Bloom
Discounts – Welcome10 for 10% off first order
Brand Selection – Harder to find brands. Including; Manyo Factory, Ottie, Lindsay
Shipping – Free delivery on orders over £70 (UK). Shipping Info
Other Key Features – Great blog with tips and tricks for skincare.
Buttermilk Skincare (UK)
Dive into the World of Korean Beauty with Buttermilk Skincare
Discounts – NEWCUSTOMER for 10% off first orders.
Brand Selection – High and low end brands. Including; Aromatica, Whamisa, TonyMoly and Klairs amongst others
Shipping – Free delivery on orders over £40. Shipping Info
Other Key Features – Great blog with routine information and product reviews. The illustrations are simple and easy to follow.
Brand Selection – 12 Brands, including Whamisa, Shangpree, Aromatica and Blithe
Shipping –Orders above €60 enjoy free shipping to most EU countries (Zone 1 and 2) and the UK. Shipping Info
Other Key Features – Live Chat, so you can ask your questions live.
Discounts – Has a reward program
Brand Selection – All different types of masks, from Annie’s Way to Polatum and Whamisa
Shipping –Easy to follow chart on their Shipping Info page
Other Key Features – French and English website. Wishlist feature to keep track of your favourites.
Discounts – 10% off first order with code SKWLCM10
Brand Selection – Small selection at the moment, just launched. Includes; BlossomJeju, LJH and Klairs
Shipping –Free UK deliveries on orders over £40. Shipping Info page
Other Key Features – Vegan selection offered
Natural and Organics Cosmetic Store
Brand Selection – Mostly organic brands, includes Whamisa.
Shipping – Standard Delivery is Free on UK orders over £25, and for EU orders >£70. Shipping Info
Cult Beauty (UK)
We are beauty curators, rather than selling full beauty lines we’ve cherry-picked only the cult products.
Brand Selection – Mostly Western brands, but stock products from Mizon, 3Ce and Glow Recipe among others
Shipping – Standard Delivery is free worldwide on all orders over £40 (Except China and HK). Shipping Info
Other Key Features – Do great giveaways on their Instagram, and their Cult Beauty Bag is well known for being a great deal.
So that’s it for my top picks round up! If I had to limit myself to just European stores these are the one’s I’d shop at. I am excited for the future of Asian Beauty in Europe, and what 2018 will bring!