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!
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.
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!)
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.
GRAND OPENING PROMOTIONS – SAVE THE DATE!
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 ph.althea.kr 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!