Prior to our current situation, we had different relationships with online shopping.
I know some only shopped online for brands that don’t have physical shops in the Philippines. Others shopped online only on special occasions, so there’s some discipline involved. It’s easy to get carried away when there’s no physical exchange of money and payment is made via credit card.
I’ve observed others only consider online shopping when there are exclusive discounts. Other brands have even created products that can only be purchased online to attract more page visits.
There are also people who take delight in shopping via social media. Hunting down cult brands and unique labels is fun.
These days, online shopping is perhaps the most common way we buy anything. Our options have diversified overnight, it seems. This means the confusion over what to buy and which URL to log on to has grown.
I’ve found two new online beauty shopping destinations that offer reputable brands and were developed with the ease of the client in mind. It’s not just about getting something new with a click, it’s about getting the right product without hassle. Isn’t that the premise of online shopping in the first place?
Beauty Scout (beautyscout.com) is one of my picks. You will find here beauty insider favorites. There’s The Ordinary, lauded for simplified skin solutions at affordable prices. You can also get Morphe Brushes. Morphe is a YouTube vlogger favorite, given its luxury feel and quality, without the huge price tag.
Luxx Lash is another brand to consider from Beauty Scout. It’s these dummy-proof magnetic lashes perfect for just before you get on a video call.
Beauty Scout also offers body care, hair products and wellness brands. You can shop for the Acca Kappa Moisturizing Body Lotion, Nioxin Deep Mask Protect Masque and Capilano Manuka Active Honey to boost your current ritual.
Another beauty portal to bookmark is KPosh. It’s the “online destination for your favorite K-beauty brands.”
I’m excited for this one since K-beauty isn’t just a trend. Many people testify to how effective Korean brands are for the skin. With KPosh, you can explore different products suited to your skin needs.
For sheet masks, a K-beauty staple, check out Missha and 3W Clinic. Both brands carry a wide range of sheet masks infused with different ingredients, targeted for different skin concerns.
Check out Some By Mi as well. This brand is known for the AHA BHA PHA 14 Days Super Miracle Spot All Kill Cream.
You can explore brands like Farmstay and Wondolly if you’re looking for something new. KPosh also offers familiar staples like Etude House, SkinFood and COSRX.
KPosh is available via Zalora, but watch out also for their website (www.k-posh.com). They’ve partnered with Viu Philippines, so you can watch K-dramas while doing your beauty regimen. Follow the hashtag #KPoshVIUty.
Follow @beautyscoutph and @kposhbeauty on Instagram.