If you’re looking to get into using Korean skincare and beauty products, then you’re probably wondering where you can buy it in the UK! As well as purchasing from global retailers, there are many online stores based in the UK where you can find a great selection of KBeauty products.
International Retailers That Ship to the UK
YesStyle is a Hong Kong-based company that sells a wide range of beauty products. They get KBeauty products shipped directly to their warehouse from South Korea, and these are then sent around the world through YesStyle.
To the UK, I find that it takes around 3 weeks for products to be delivered. I have never had any issues with customs or taxes – the price you pay at the point of sale should be all you pay. Shipping is free to the UK on orders over £60.
They have a great selection of skincare and makeup products from Korea and Japan, with all the main KBeauty brands found on the site.
You can often find products cheaper on YesStyle, but you need to be careful and check prices on other sites to make sure the deals are as good as they seem. YesStyle always has a sale on, but sometimes they inflate prices to make their sales look better – for example, a product could say it is originally £70 and on 80% sale for £14, but on every other site that product is being sold for £18 as standard. Prices are usually cheaper at YesStyle, but avoid buying stuff just because it looks like a great deal!
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Style Korean ships direct from Korea, and they have a wide range of products at great prices. I think Style Korean is best if you are planning to buy a lot of things, or more expensive products, as they only offer free shipping on orders over $120. They use DHL Express, which means you will receive your parcel fairly quickly, but it does cost quite a lot to ship orders under the free shipping threshold.
Stylevana are based in Hong Kong and ship KBeauty products to the UK and Ireland. They offer free shipping on orders over £39 and only £3.99 for those under, which is one of the most reasonable shipping options.
Stylevana has a huge range of products and the prices are always very reasonable. You can search by product type, brand, ingredient, skin type or concern to easily find the right skincare for you.
Wishtrend is another popular global retailer of KBeauty products. One of the biggest draws of Wishtrend are the beauty bundles that they curate,giving you a selection of products from a range, or that would work well together for a particular skin type or concern. Wishtrend also own a number of key brands, including Klairs and By Wishtrend.
In theory, Wishtrend is a great site, but I have personally had some issues when it comes to receiving products. While one order went fine, another had quite hefty customs charges slapped on that made the products I had bought on sale more expensive than if I had bought them from within the UK.
If you want to buy one of their sets and don’t mind the possibility you may have to pay a little more than expected with customs, then it’s still a great KBeauty retailer.
UK Based Korean Skincare Retailers
Tonic15 offers a wide range of Korean skincare products in the UK. One of the main features of Tonic15 are their bundles, which are curated beauty kits that are often created in collaboration with a skincare influencer. These give you the chance to try some of the most popular KBeauty products for less.
Free UK shipping on orders over £25.
Kosame is a UK-based Korean skincare retailer. They have a wide selection of products from some of the top KBeauty brands, including Benton, COSRX, Isntree, iUNIK, Klairs and Laneige.
They offer free UK shipping on orders over £30 or from £3.99 on orders under.
Sheet masks are a key part of the Korean skincare routine, and you can find a lovely range of sheet masks in the UK at Pure Skincare UK. You can find sheet masks to suit your specific skin type. They also sell a selection of Korean skincare products, such as cleansers and serums.
Free UK shipping on orders over £35.
Lengbox are a KBeauty Subscription Box, with curated boxes of KBeauty products sent monthly to subscribers. They are great value for money, and can introduce you to some great brands. As well as the sub box, you can buy a wide range of skincare and sheet masks from the site.
Free shipping on orders over £45 or £3.99 for standard.
Beauty & Seoul is a UK-based KBeauty retailer. They have a great categorisation system, allowing you to choose products based on your skin type, skin concerns or favourite brands.
Free shipping to the UK for orders over £25 or £4.99 for orders under.
Skinsider is an online Korean beauty retailer based in London. They have a huge selection of Korean beauty products and brands. You can often find special offers and curated bundles or sets of products that allow you to purchase top products for less.
Free shipping to the UK for orders over £20 or £4 for orders under.
A great selection of KBeauty products, particularly from premium Korean brands. Curated ten step skincare packs are available on the site, which are between £100 and £250.
Free UK delivery on orders over £40 or from £1.95.
Pure Seoul is a London-based KBeauty retailer. They offer lots of sets that offer you deals on curated skincare routines, products from certain brands or bundles themed by ingredient. They often have some great sale deals, as well as cheaper products, such as sheet masks to get a good intro into KBeauty.
Free UK shipping over £30, £3.99 for orders under.
SkinLibrary sells a selection of Korean beauty products from the UK. Rather than just selling any and all KBeauty products, all the skincare sold at SkinLibrary is tried and tested by the people who run the company to ensure that they work well and are trustworthy brands.
They also sell lots of minis and trial kits so you can try out lots of products without having to pay full price and find out what works best for you.
Free UK delivery over £25, £2.99 as standard.
UK Retailers That Stock KBeauty
If you prefer to shop from established beauty retailers in the UK or in store rather than online, then there are a few options for buying Korean skincare products. The benefit of these retailers is that there are non-KBeauty products too, if you need to stock up on other beauty items at the same time.
Feelunique have a growing collection of KBeauty products from a range of top brands. Their selection has become quite impressive recently, and you can find a lot of popular products.
LookFantastic has some great introductory products for those looking to get into Korean skincare, with brands such as Oh K!, Holika Holika and COSRX featured on the site.
For a high-street retailer in the UK, Superdrug have a surprising amount of Korean and Japanese skincare products. These are mostly face masks and cheaper brands, but it can still offer an introduction to KBeauty and can be useful for picking up sheet masks when out shopping!
Boots currently don’t have many Korean skincare products available, but they’re certainly starting to expand their range, with Dr.Jart+ products now being sold online and instore.