Review: SweetCorea

If you’re an Asian beauty fan, you might have heard about SweetCorea. The shop is well-known for affordable K-beauty and skincare products. However, is it as good as it sounds?

While the website is quite simple, the user experience is not too bad. You can just put in the keyword for the product you’re looking for, and chances are they will have it. The stock ranges from make-up and accessories to skincare, including serums, essence, moisturisers, cleansers and many more. There are also a lot of samples for sale, so if you want to try a product, this could be a good option.

Although the price is often a lot cheaper than RRP, the shipping cost could be quite steep. The heavier your haul is, the higher the shipping fee will be. You can choose to ship via DHL (the most expensive), EMS or registered air mail (the cheapest).

I ordered around nine items and paid through Paypal. In the same day, I received an email from the shop saying one of the items was out of stock, although it was listed as in stock on the website. They gave me an option to get a replacement or a refund. I opted for a refund, and after a follow-up email the next day, they sent the refund, no fuss.

The shipping was really fast, considering it was an international order and I picked the cheapest delivery option available – I ordered on Wednesday, and the parcel arrived on my door on Monday. The products were well-packaged, and I also received a lot of free sample-sized packs of eye mask. While I couldn’t 100 per cent be sure, the products do seem and feel like they are original, and the expiry dates are a while away, which is nice.

I found it a little weird that the out-of-stock products were advertised as in stock (although the shop representative said in an email that they would be restocked in two weeks). However, I found the experience to be positive, and I would definitely order at SweetCorea again for my next K-beauty haul.

+:

  • Affordable, competitive price
  • Responsive customer service
  • Quick turnaround time
  • Large range of products

-:

  • High shipping fee
  • Ordered products may turn out to be out of stock

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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