Where I Buy Asian Beauty Products
Since I ordered my first Memebox Global box way back in January 2014 (who else remembers their amazing mystery/lucky boxes filled with the coolest K-beauty products??), the way I shop for Korean, Japanese & Taiwanese beauty products has changed a lot! Here are the online stores I frequently shop from. I tend to favor US-based stores because when I want something, I want it ASAP.
I may also have a relationship with the stores mentioned with discount codes or affiliate links. Please know that I only work with stores that I would personally shop from & would still recommend even if I did not have a business relationship with them.
Money saving tip: use Cash Back Monitor to check if the sites offer any cash back. I’ve been using Ebates* since 2010 and it’s been so easy to get anywhere from 1-15%+ cash back from a ton of stores you’ve probably already heard of.
Stores listed in alphabetical order. Last updated July 30, 2019
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I buy almost everything from Amazon from my toilet paper, matcha powder and skincare. I know there’s some concern about buying counterfeit products on Amazon but my friend Tracy from Fanserviced-B purchased $100 worth of masks from Amazon & checked it with an app to find all were legit. Read all about it here. I’ve seen many beauty brands like JayJun, COSRX, and Neogen sell directly (check out the “sold by”) and their customer service has always been spot on.
I also have an Amazon Influencer Storefront where I’ve bookmarked many of my favorite sheet masks and other beauty products.
Beautytap is one of the longstanding OG K-beauty stores. There were formerly known as W2 Beauty and rebranded under a new owner a few years ago. They’re based in Korea but have a US-based warehouse where you can shop in the Beautytap ASAP section and get free 3-day shipping with orders $25+. Be sure to also check their Special Deals section, I’ve purchased some luxe Sulwhasoo products with a significant discount.
Be Mused Korea is a Korea-based store with a tightly curated selection of brands like A. by Bom, BONAIR, & Wonjin Effect. They have special sets that give some additional savings and have amazing sales too. If you live outside of the US, they sometimes have free worldwide shipping on orders $25+.
Chuusi is based in Taiwan while their sister company Chuusi.ca is in Canada. I’ve ordered from Chuusi.ca because depending on the US-Canada exchange rate, you can get some good deals! I rely on Chuusi to have a lot of popular Taiwanese brands like Annie’s Way, Naruko, Dr. Wu & For Beloved One. They also have Japanese and Korean brands too.
CrediThink carries a lot of indie K-beauty brands like 107, Isntree, Urang, & Simplistic. CrediThink can also be found at Amazon* which I recommend shopping from Amazon if you’re a Prime member to take advantage of the free 2-day Prime shipping. When I shopped through their Amazon store, everything was individually wrapped in bubble wrap and they’re generous with the deluxe samples.
Cupidrop is a New York-based store specializing in all things K-Beauty. They carry brands like I’m From, Klairs, By Wishtrend, Urang & Aromatica. Be sure to check out their BOGO section where you can get Buy One Get One Free products. They also have frequent sales during major holidays and will also have brand specific sales too. US orders $40+ get free shipping.
Glowie Co is a new online store based in the SF Bay Area & is focused on Taiwanese and Japanese beauty products. They carry brands like Annie’s Way, My Scheming, and my favorite KAO MegRhythm Steam Eye Masks. They offer deluxe samples that are automatically added to every order and US orders $25+ get free shipping.
Use my affiliate code MASKADDICT at checkout for 10% off your order.
Jolse is a Korea-based online store and I love their shop for all the great sales they have. They will often have brands highlighted with sales from 30-40% off regular prices. They offer free shipping (without tracking) without a minimum and you get free standard (with tracking) shipping with orders $40+. If you create an account, you can earn cash back to use on future purchases as well.
I like MaskSheets because they have very good sales and if you have a favorite mask or two, buying a box (usually 5-10 masks) really brings the cost per mask down. And despite the name, MaskSheets does sell more than just masks! They sell mostly Korean brands like 23 Years Old, A. by Bom, JM Solution, & Papa Recipe with free US shipping with orders $40+.
Miiru Shop is a San Francisco-based store specializing in all things Taiwanese beauty. Eden, the founder, is someone I’ve spent a lot of time with and she’s super passionate about spreading the word about how great Taiwanese beauty products are. They carry brands like Maskingdom, L’herboflore, and Timeless Truth.
Here’s my referral link for 15% off your first order with Miiru Shop.
Melody Cosme is another SF Bay Area-based store and Margaret does a really great job curating awesome brands no one has ever heard of. I remember when they carried Olivarrier and Acwell products and then some of the more well-known K-beauty stores snatched those brands up. They carry brands like Manyo Factory, Isntree & Sioris. So when they pick up a new brand, I always pay close attention. They’re always super generous with samples too.
Use my referral link for $10 off your order of $50+.
Olive Kollection is an Orange County-based store. They carry harder to find brands like Hanyul, Nacific & No:hj. They include 2 sheet masks and samples with EVERY purchase. Keep an eye on this store, every time I check their site, they always have new brands & products stocked!
Use non-referral/affiliate code QUEENANNA20 at checkout for 20% all masks (includes wash off masks, sheet masks and lip masks)
Chances are if I can’t find something at all the other stores listed above, I can find it at YesStyle. If it’s a brand new product launch that no one else carries yet, YesStyle probably has it.
Warning: I find that their regular prices can be really inflated to make their sale prices look better. When something is 60% off, it seems like it’s a good deal, right? But if you compare the sale price to what other stores might be selling it for, the discount isn’t quite so good. You can still find some good deals at YesStyle, but always do some comparison shopping first!
Wishtrend carries just a handful of brands where they always have the first to market products from I’m From and Klairs. They’re one of the few places I know of where I can buy the Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 aka one of my favorite chemical sunscreens. They often work with influencers to create value sets that can save you a lot of money. They ship worldwide but their free shipping minimum is $69 for US orders.
They always have a really good Black Friday sale, though the site also consistently crashes then too!