Althea Korea, first haul [Review by a Filipina]

by - January 27, 2017

I discovered the Althea website on the last week of December 2016. I stumbled upon it when I was searching for possible places to purchase Dear, Klairs products within the Philippines.

I had known about Klairs through Wishtrend TV and would really love to try out some of their products, but, unfortunately, Wishtrend's shipping method makes use of the post office, which meant that I still had to pickup my package from the local post office, and I didn't want to do that since our address is quite problematic (like when your house is in a specific city but your address is already covered by the boundary of another city).

Good thing that Althea ships directly to your doorstep. I got really excited upon discovering this website, so many skincare and makeup products from various Korean brands that you could choose from. I got even more excited to see that they were carrying most of the brands and products I was eyeing from Wishtrend.

At first, I was still not so sure if I would try buying from them. I saw some good reviews online, but the deciding factor was when I found that they were carrying Skin&Lab Dr. Vita Clinic Gently Vita Exfoliator, and at a discounted rate! Uh uh, no questions asked, add to cart. 😆

I didn't add a lot of items in my cart on my first purchase because I'd like to test their efficiency and credibility. And I must say, I was pretty satisfied. My package arrived in just five days after being shipped out from Korea, and right at my doorstep.

Happy New Year, indeed. :)

So here's what's inside my first box:

1. Skin&Lab Dr. Vita Clinic Gently Vita Exfoliator P750 P450

2. Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner P1,056 P880

3. Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop P1,212 P1,010

Here's some good points:

  1. User-friendly website. Good design, good business.
  2. You get an instant P150 discount on the total of your first purchase.
  3. You get P150 credit after your first purchase, which you can use on your succeeding orders.
  4. Free shipping for orders P999+
  5. Delivery is right at your doorstep.
  6. You'll receive your items in a very cute box; design is dependent on the season.
  7. Discounted products
  8. Has lots of promos
  9. Good product descriptions
  10. Sometimes they offer freebies.
  11. There are times when they'll ask you to make a review and you'll get a 10% discount coupon in exchange.
  12. If you make your first purchase using a referral link, you get an additional P200 discount. You may use my referral link if you want. Teehee. :)

Not so happy points:

  1. You don't earn credits by shopping or making reviews.
  2. The product reviews section is not so reliable since most users just leave  random reviews to avail of the 10% discount coupon.
  3. Some out of stock items take time to be replenished.

Over-all, I am very happy with my discovery of Althea. I made another purchase right after receiving my first box and proved that they are a big thumbs up.

So here's to a better 2017. Sabi nga ni Angelica Panganiban, "Come back to the young and beautiful you." (Beauty in a Bottle) 😃

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