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'm aware of 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 about 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 
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 haven’t used all the products yet, so far Skin & Lab White Vita-C Essence pa lang nagagamit ko.

Read: Althea Korea Head to Toe Box Review

Onsaemeein Yogurt Peeling

I also saw the Onsaemeein Yogurt Peeling for P890 and I got it for P210. This is a mild peeling that will remove dead skin cells on your face. It is made of microcrystalline cellulose, goat milk extract, chamaecyparis obtusa leaf extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, papaya extract and yogurt extract. 

I like this because it is so easy to use, you only need a pea-sized amount of gel and it will remove your dead skin cells softly and mildly. No redness after using. The scent is very light too. The packaging is so cute too. 

How to use:

1. Apply yogurt peeling gel on your face.
2. Massage your face for about 1 minute.
3. After enough rolling, wash it off with lukewarm water.

I use this once a week.

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. This was my first time to order outside the Philippines and I’m happy with my first shopping experience. So yesterday, I ordered again.

Courier services are Doora and LBC 

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

October 10 - I ordered and paid via paypal
October 13 - Order was shipped
October 18 - Received order

Courier services are EFS and Ninja Van

October 30 - ordered and paid via paypal
November 2 - order was shipped
November 9 - received order

November 2 - ordered and paid via paypal
November 6 - order was shipped
November - received order

January 2 - ordered and paid via paypal
January 4 - order was shipped
January 10 - received order

Check my unboxing video here

What I like about Althea Korea?

1. Free shipping above P999 and offer 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
8. If you will review their product, you can get 10% discount on your next purchase. 
9. If you will order a trendy box, sometimes they will include some sample products. 
10. Sometimes, there are FREE PRODUCTS, all you need is to add it to your bag. Hindi siya sample sizes ha, as in regular size. Pabilisan lang sa pagcomplete ng order kasi while supplies last. I saw free mascara, hand cream, and soothing gel before. 
11. Sometimes there is a REBATE too, just add the item to your cart and you will get rebate once the order is completed. 
12. From time to time, they have contests where you can win SHOPPING CREDITS. I already won P350 shopping credits. 
13. Sometimes they also give COUPON CODE. I got one when I order during the holiday season. 

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

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  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. :)

  4. I haven't tried Althea but I am very curious about Korean makeup products because I was told that they have the best lines of makeup. So maybe one of these days I will go check out Althea.

    1. My curiosity leads me to Althea Korea too and now I enjoy browsing their site.

  5. I love shopping at Althea.. ang mura kase ng products compared sa mga products here. For example Laneige, medyo malaki ang price difference per product ;)

    1. True, sobrang laki ng price difference and saya nila magpromo and discount. Sometimes may freebies pa. :)

  6. I bought thrice na from Althea. I love Korean skincare and I'm glad authentic lahat, I wouldn't have to worry about fakes. Sana lang, may freebies sila kahit sampler but other than that, I love Althea.

    1. Sometimes they give freebies. I ordered Lazy Sunday Box before and I got freebies. Though nakaindicate talaga na makakareceived ako ng samples. I tried to avail the Free Product last December, I just add it in my cart and the following day, ubos na yung stock so dapat order agad para di maubusan. :)

  7. There are FREE PRODUCTS, all you need is to add it to your bag. Hindi siya sample sizes ha, as in regular size. Pabilisan lang sa pagcomplete ng order kasi while supplies last

    Where can you find these tho? I cant find any free while browsing...

    1. Sorry, I forgot the word "Sometimes". It is true that they give free products (while supplies last), I saw their free products promo last December. But Althea Korea offers different promos and discounts every week/month so you need to subscribe or follow their social media so you won't miss the promo. :)