Online Shopping at Althea Korea PH + Promos for the Grand Launch!

A couple of weeks ago, while I was enjoying my lovely Christmas break, I received an email from the folks at Althea Korea inviting me to be one of their beta testers for their Philippine website. I immediately said yes, because really, what’s not to love about Korean beauty products, right? Not only do they have the cutest packaging, their products also deliver! I’m a huge fan of their sheet masks, especially The Face Shop and Etude House, as they never fail to give my skin its much needed hydration boost.

Fast forward to two weeks ago, I was given the go signal to shop at the Althea Korea PH website.  My beautiful pink parcel arrived last Saturday and I couldn’t be more excited!

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The website is currently on beta-testing and will be officially available to the public on the 15th of February. They do have promos during the grand launch, so be sure to read ’til the end of this post to know about those promos. In the meantime, let me fill you in with deets about Althea Korea and what I got in my first ever Althea box.

What is Althea Korea? 

Althea Korea is a beauty eCommerce site that offers authentic Korean beauty products at affordable prices. It was founded in June 2015 by CEO Frank Kang, who realized that despite the increasing demand for Korean products all over the world, there wasn’t a single one-stop K-Beauty shopping destination that is within reach. Thank goodness for this man’s vision, our needs for Korean makeup and skincare products can now be satisfied with just a few clicks.

Trivia: Althea “Hibiscus syriacus ” is the national flower of Korea

Althea offers almost any Korean brand you can possibly think of such as Laneige, WLab, Innisfree, and Nature Republic among others. Prices are relatively cheap as the items are sourced straight from Korea and delivered at your doorstep within 7 working days. Free shipping is guaranteed for orders 1,500php and up!

What’s inside my pink parcel?

Shopping through the Althea PH website was such a joy! There’s literally a sea products to choose from. I probably spent about 2 hours finalizing my orders because there’s a lot that I want to include in my cart! In the end, I settled for products that are not yet locally available in the Philippines. When I say ‘not locally available‘, I mean brands that do not have a physical store yet in the Philippines, or at least from where I live.

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I mostly got skincare products because I want to try out an exclusive all Korean skincare regimen (while secretly wishing  I’ll achieve that porcelain skin Koreans are known for!)

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Color coordination purely unintentional! ^_^

Here’s the stuff that made it to my shopping cart:

  • Missha Super Aqua Pore Correcting Refine Serum 
  • Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel 
  • Nature Republic Aloe Vera 90% Toner
  • Nature Republic Aloe Vera Foam Cleanser
  • W.Lab Sebum Out Finish Pact
  • Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder


I also got the Holika Holika Baby Pet Magic Sheet Mask (Anti-Wrinkle). Of course, I had to get the pug because, who doesn’t like pugs? Althea Korea also threw in this Missha Red Ginseng Sheet Mask as an additional gift. I thought that was really sweet and thoughtful.


The Althea Korea PH website will be officially launching on the 15th of February 2016 and they are offering a special treat for everyone!



  • Free 300 credits to shop on for every new sign up.
  • Free shipping will be given for every 1,000k spent during their launching month.
  • Daebak Deals 1+1 (Buy 1 take 1)
  • Zero Peso Deals 

There you go! Be sure to mark your calendars and get ready to fill your K-Beauty wishlist!

For more information, visit Althea Korea PH or follow them on Facebook.

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Julie Alontaga is the Beauty Content Creator and Editor of As Told By Julz. She works as a VA-SEO Specialist for a Web Development Company based in Australia. When she's not at work, she spends her free time binge watching movies and TV series, reading books, cooking/baking, or playing SIMS 4.


  1. Althea
    February 16, 2016

    Thank you for featuring us in your fabulous blog! We would love to see you in the Holika Holika Baby Pet Magic Sheet Mask (Anti-Wrinkle). *giggles*

    Althea xx

    1. astoldbyjulz
      February 17, 2016

      You’re welcome. That pug face mask is so cute.
      I. Can’t. Even.

  2. Pia
    February 19, 2016

    Ano po yung form of payment nila?

    1. astoldbyjulz
      March 22, 2016

      Hello, you can pay through credit card or paypal.

  3. Karen
    February 24, 2016

    What are the payment methods in althea?

    1. astoldbyjulz
      March 22, 2016

      You can pay via credit card or paypal.

  4. Samantha Angelie
    April 11, 2016

    How many days did the “processing” took?

    1. astoldbyjulz
      April 15, 2016

      Took around 12 days since I’m living in Davao, but others received their packages in as early as 7 days.

  5. Meng
    July 12, 2016

    Thank you for this wonderful blog 🙂 Ladies don’t hesitate to shop in althea. Their products are 100% authentic.

  6. Very easy mag hoard sa Althea 🙂 No hustle, definitely!

  7. Anonymous
    May 18, 2017

    hi, from davao rin ako, and I’ve been looking for aloe vera soothing gel for a while na rin. hope you can help me find it kasi I really want to use it.


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