Friday, 6 March 2015
Shopping for Asian Skincare: SASA
I finally succumbed to the allure of Korean skincare and ordered myself a bunch of products from Sasa.com. Sasa is the go-to stop for Asian skincare and make-up but I hesitated to shop there because of bad customer reviews. (And I distrust online shopping haha) The shipping times are famously slow but what really put me off are reports of Sasa selling expired products. Sasa is very affordable and it wouldn’t surprise me if it was selling out of date products at a discount. Before I post my mini “haul” (vom), I thought I’d share my experience of shopping on Sasa.
Times: Shipping is estimated to take 14-21 business days. I received my order 14 calendar days from ordering, which isn’t too bad!
Cost: Sasa always seems to have free shipping promotions going with a $50 or $75 spend. The threshold is easily reached, believe me…
My order arrived safe and secure, with the products wrapped in a bubble wrap bag in a box packed with loose fill polystyrene.
SO happy that everything is well within the expiry date and doesn’t appear to be ‘old stock’. I bought:
- A couple of cleansers from The Face Shop which expire in 2017
- A sleeping pack from Laneige, manufactured 2014-11-06
- Sleeping pack from Bio-Essence, manufactured 08/07/2014 and expires 07/07/2017
The only ‘bad’ thing I have to say about Sasa is the lack of ingredients lists. It’s a pain in the a$$ to trawl the internet looking for ingredients lists and more often than not I can’t find them in English -.-“ (Someone needs to start an Asian version of Beautypedia asap!)
I’d definitely order from Sasa again - and in fact, the big haul is on its way … (*kong-dag kong-dag kong-dag*) (nal boa nal boa Gwi-Soon…)