Free Shipping @ Sasa + Cult Asian Beauty Products

I love this site!

This weekend (3/2 – 3/5) sasa.com is offering free shipping when you order $29 USD and up. Usually they only offer free shipping on purchases $75 USD+ so this is a pretty good deal!

Sasa is pretty much an Asian Sephora that offers everything from low-end to high-end brands. In terms of presence and popularity Sasa is akin to Starbucks as it is literally on every block in Hong Kong.

Sasa is one of my favorite places to buy Asian cosmetics and I’ve been buying from them for years.

If you’re like me and have been pretty unimpressed by the quality of BB Creams by Clinique, Garnier, and other Western brands in general, check Sasa for a bevy of Korean BB Creams that started the craze in the first place! Japanese BB Creams are also highly recommended!

Here’s a list of cult products and some personal favorites from all over Asia!

Vitacreme B12 Regenerative Creme: This product was constantly sold out a few years back and is touted for clearing scars and acne, for its anti-aging properties, and for its general moisturizing properties.

Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX: Sleeping packs are basically overnight face masks. They tend to be gel-type face masks you massage into your skin after your nighttime skin routine. It locks in your valuable serums and creams in place and makes your skin very soft to the touch. In the morning, after you wash your face, it leaves your skin smooth and glowing. Laneige’s version is consistently the top selling sleeping pack in Korea. Sleeping packs have been part of my skincare regime for years and I can honestly say they always will be!

Meiji Amino Collagen: Collagen supplements are always a top selling beauty supplement in Japan and this specific brand has been the #1 selling brand for 6 years straight! Numerous people found that with a few weeks of daily use, your skin becomes plumper, smoother, and overall more refined. The secret of youth maybe?

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence: I’m sure this doesn’t need an explanation. Sasa offers it at a lower price than at your local Bloomingdale’s counter.

Sulwhasoo First Care Serum: Sulwhasoo was the first skincare brand in the world to offer a First Serum, basically a serum you put on your face after washing and before anything else. The product and the brand itself was introduced in 1997 and it is still the #1 selling product from the #1 preferred herbal cosmetics brand in Korea. It is also the the first skincare product to break the 1 billion sold mark in Korea. Don’t believe the hype? Just google it. Click here for info on how to use it.

Anything from HadaLabo or JUJU Cosmetics: Hyaluronic acid is a popular staple in Japanese cosmetics that offers deep levels of moisture from within. These two brands are known for their hyaluronic acid products from toners (also called lotions), essences, and face washes. These two brands are always head to head in terms of quality so it really comes down to preference. Both contain no fragrances, no colorants, and no alcohol in their products.

My Beauty Diary face masks: Probably the most popular sheet mask brand of the last few years. This Taiwanese brand offers masks with various functions/ingredients at a low price point. I bought a bunch the last time I visited Hong Kong and friends, cousins, and aunts alike loved them!

Shiseido Eyelash Curler: The Japanese version of the famed eyelash curler stateside. Cheaper too.

Jill Stuart Cosmetics: If you can’t wait for  Les Merveilleuses de Laduree, Jill Stuart offers high-quality products in delectable packaging that will make you feel like a princess. Eye shadow palettes and blushes are highly recommended. Sasa offers Jill Stuart at THE cheapest price compared to other e-retailers.

ADDED: Sekkisei Medicated Lotion (Toner): How can I forget this? It was made in 1985 and has sold 23 million bottles since it was launched. It is touted to clarify and brighten skin by suppressing the formation of melanin. The star product of Kose’s Sekkisei brand. One of the few Japanese brands outside of SK-II, Pola, and Shiseido that I see stateside.

Getting anything ? Other recommendations? Dizzy from the wall of text?

Happy Shopping!

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By Contributing Blogger:  M. Do.

Comments

  1. randomjang says:

    What do you think about the beauty product selections on YesStyle?

    • In general 90% of the brands and products YesStyle carries Sasa has at a MUCH lower price point.

      I find YesStyle to be terribly overpriced. For example, the JuJu Aloe Smooth Toner (for oily skin) is $9 USD on Sasa but $18 on YesStyle. The Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara is $13.50 on Sasa but $25 on YesStyle!

      The most painfully overpriced are Korean brands such as Etude House or Skinfood, etc. that are marked up double or even triple the street value. Korean products are hot at the moment so you can find them easily and cheaply on eBay. (Only buy from Korean sellers! Check ratings! There are FAKE PRODUCTS out there!)

      Ex. Etude House Tear Drop Liner: YesStyle: $18 vs Ebay $8.45 with free shipping!

      Yes YesStyle may have certain brands Sasa doesn’t but you can find cheaper alternatives on eBay (AmorePacific has an official eBay page!) or from other sites (ex. http://www.adambeauty.com, GMarket)

      If YesStyle is your only option do some research to find out what the retail price is compared to the mark up to see if the item you want is really worth it!

      • I have only ordered from YesStyle. I take it that you deem Sasa a trustworthy source? Since you say you have been ordering off them for years 🙂

      • Hi pearlessence! Yes I do consider Sasa to be a very trustworthy source! I’ve bought from their physical stores and their site numerous times. All orders come with tracking and items are very securely packed with bubble wrap and packing peanuts. All items are fresh and sealed 🙂

        Sometimes they even offer gifts to paypal users! Score!

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