Thursday, April 27, 2017

My Favorite US-based Asian Beauty Shops

I've been asked this a lot lately. Memebox, once my only choice for buying Asian beauty products and favorite shop for the past three years, announced not too long ago that they're doing some major downsizing. They are completely clearing out their warehouse, aside from their house brands (which, if I'm completely honest, I don't care for compared to other products, with the exception of a few BonVivant masks). They're also eliminating their referral and rewards programs, and have asked affiliates to remove all links as they'll no longer have an affiliate program as well. This has been a sad day for all us Memebox lovers, but unfortunately one that most of us saw coming back when they announced that they were no longer shipping internationally.

So in light of this otherwise frustrating situation - I wanted to share some great alternative shops to buy from within the US, for those like me who are impatient and like being able to buy items that are already within the country.
This post contains referral links.
If you're looking for brands like Cosrx, Tosowoong, 23 Years Old, Atrue, or Klairs - I recommend Cupidrop.
I love their quick shipping (they usually ship same or next day) and they always include samples with orders.
They offer free shipping at $50.
I always use code FANB15 for 15% off my order, but you can use my referral link for $5 off your first purchase.

Mochi Beaute
If you're looking for brands like My Beauty Diary, SkinRx Lab, Maskingdom, Annie's Way, Klavuu, SexyLook, Company V, or Chica Y Chico - I recommend Mochi Beaute.
Hanna ships quickly, is very generous with samples (I usually receive samples, stickers, and occationally a free sheet mask with orders) and is so helpful if I have any questions or need recommendations.
They offer free shipping after $50.
You can sign up for their newsletter to receive 10% off your first order.

Melody Skincare and Cosmetics
If you're looking for brands like Cosrx, Olivarrier, Manyo Factory, and Raw (as well as some indie bath products) - I recommend MelodyCosme.
Margaret is very sweet and tests all products before she puts them in her shop. She ships quickly and always includes samples to patch test.
They offer free shipping after $50.
You can sign up for their newsletter to receive 15% off your first order.

If you're looking for brands like Blossom Jeju, Huxley, Whamisa, Blithe, Yuripibu, Primary Raw, LJH,, Goodal, or LJH - I recommend Glow Recipe.
They offer a great selection of mid to high range products, and do a wonderful job arranging their website to help you find what's best for your skin.
They offer free shipping after $50.
You can use my referral link for 15% off your first purchase.

Soko Glam
If you're looking for brands like Banila Co, Benton, Cosrx, Etude House, Goodal, Klairs, Missha, Neogen, Skinfood, Son & Park, or TonyMoly - I recommend Soko Glam.
I've ordered from them a handful of times and each time my order has shipped within a day or two, and arrives quickly. Their customer service is very responsive if you happen to have any issue.
They offer free shipping after $35.
You can use my referral link for 20% off your first purchase.

If you're looking for brands like 107 ONEOSEVEN, Femmue, Hyggee, L'herboflore, Ladykin, Naruko, PurpleTale, or Thank You Farmer - I recommend Beautibi.
Jen curates amazing Beauty Boxes available periodically, and offers a wide range of products as well as amazing masks.
They offer free shipping after $50.
You can use my referral link for $5 off your for purchase.

I'd love to hear where you'll be shopping now! Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. I love Miirushop for Taiwanese products! I also like Gumiishop because they have free shipping for over $10,its good for small hauls. I believe both are based in CA.

  2. I keep meaning to check out Mochi Beaute! I like Crystal Cove Beauty as well for Lovemore & Maskingdom