October 11, 2017

My Shopping Experience at Althea Korea

I always say that I’m not fond of online shopping because I prefer seeing and touching the products. My credit card was hacked before so I don’t want to shop using my credit card. I read some articles about bad experiences in their online shopping so sometimes I’m hesitant to order. And lastly, I hate waiting for my package.

But now, I think I’m starting to enjoy online shopping because I can buy things that I want and need without leaving our house. Sa traffic ngayon, sobrang tamad ako lumabas. There are online shops that accept Paypal or COD payment. And there are online shops too that deliver my order the next day. Yes, kahit provincial address ako. 

I already mentioned before that I like watching Korean Drama and as of this writing, I already watched 30 Korean Drama Series, you can check my list here. And because of that, I got curious sa mga beauty products ng mga Korean because they really have a good skin noh. Yung tipong mukhang fresh at no make-up look lagi. 

I’ve learned about Althea Korea shopping site but since I’m not fond of beauty products before and hindi nga ko mahilig mag online shopping deadma lang ako. But now that my skin starting to age, nagworry na ko. I want to age gracefully. So I checked Althea Korea shop and finally registered and ordered. 

Since I’m not knowledgeable with Korean brands and products, I just ordered one of their boxes. I chose Althea Korea Head to Toe Box, the price is P4902 but I got it for P1487, that is 69% off. The box includes products that you can use from head to toes such as 

1. Mise-En-Scene Perfect Serum Shampoo and Treatment
2. Nature Republic Olive Scalp Cooling Hair Pack 
3. Skin & Lab White Vita-C Essence 

- It will brighten the dull skin tone, gives moisturizing benefits and whitens the skin. The main ingredients are green tea seed oil for whitening, sea buckthorn oil for soothing, spider silk protein for vitalizing and ethyl ascorbyl ether- vitamin C.

- Recommended for dull skin, dark skin tone, uneven skin tone or for those whowants to have total care for the skin. 

How to use:

1. After toner, apply moderate amount to the face and gently pat on the skin to absorb.

It has a pump so it is so easy to use. 

4. Clio Pro Eye Palette Quad in 01 Amber Slip 
5. Angel Factory Under Arm White Peeling Perfume 
6. The Choute Hot Body Salt Scrub 
7. W.Lab Change Foot Peeling Pack 

I also saw the Onsaemeein Yogurt Peeling for P890 and I got it for P210

And because I was so excited to purchase my order, I forgot to use the welcome gift coupon, WELCOME-PH worth P300. P150 for first purchase and P150 instant rebate, minimum of P1500 and valid for 1st purchase within 30 days from sign-up. Sayang! 

Anyway, I was advised that the delivery typically takes 15 business days from the moment they receive the order for processing so I was expecting two weeks pa. I was surprised when I received my package after one week. 

September 25 - I ordered and paid via paypal 
September 27 - I was advised that my order was shipped 
October 3 - I received my order 

Check my unboxing video here

What I like in Althea Korea?

1. Free shipping above P999 and COD 
2. 30 Days Return (though I haven't tried)
3. They give you tracking number so you can track your order 
4. I like their Althea box or Trendy Box, sobrang sulit yung price sa dami ng products sa loob. 
5. I love their packaging, imagine from South Korea pa yung products pero maayos siya nung nareceived ko. I can also reuse the box this Christmas. Hehehe! 
6. Since the brands are from South Korea, I cannot understand the instructions printed on the packaging. But don’t worry because they have step by step guide on their website. I just saved and printed it. 
7. Best price. - If I will compare it to other online shops that I’ve tried, sobrang laki ng discount nila so makakatipid ka talaga

This was my first time to order outside the Philippines and I’m happy with my first shopping experience. So yesterday, I ordered again. I haven’t used all the products yet, so far Skin & Lab White Vita-C Essence pa lang nagagamit ko. 

Have you tried Althea Korea? Care to share your favorite Korean beauty products. If you haven’t tried, check their site here. You can get P200 off if you use that link. Minimum of P1500 for your first order.  

Update: I emailed Althea Korea regarding the promo code that I forgot, hindi ko rin pala magagamit yung P300 rebate because the WELCOME-PH code has these conditions.

* Promo code cannot be combined with any other promotions.
* This offer only valid for purchase ₱1500 and above.
* Offer valid for FIRST TIME purchase within 30 days from Sign Up.

Hmm, e puro nakapromo nga binibili ko e. hehehe!

Althea Inc
Ansun Building 213, 
Yeongdong-daero Gangnam-gu 
Seoul, Korea


  1. I love Althea! It's so user friendly and you get the products really cheap.

    Joy to the World

    1. Yes, because of the discount and promos.

  2. I've tried Althea before, I think that was during their launching here in the Philippines. Kaya madaming freebies that time (I got free Tony Moly Lip Tint). I agree sa hassle free transaction with them plus ambilis talaga ng arrival ano? ��

    Nice haul sis! ��

    1. Wow, ang saya naman ng maraming freebies.

  3. I've been seeing Altea on my feeds, a lot of my friends are using it. I'd love to try it soon and wow grabe 69% discount, ang galing! We want! <3

    1. Yes, they have a lot of trendy boxes na more than 50% off ang discount. I want to buy more, need lang magpigil at baka maubos ang budget. :)