Althea Korea Shopping Experience

It's been three months since I gave birth to my son and being a hands-on, still "yaya-less" mama, I have been out of the house twice or thrice only - either to shop for the most basic needs or process some documents like my SSS Maternity benefit. I haven't had the chance to do my usual "check check" of items like beauty and skin care products, shoes, clothes and household stuff since each time I go to the mall, I always hurry back home to be with my bundle of joy.

So what's a busy mom who needs her beauty supplies got to do? Online shopping! I was supposed to shop from a local vendor but for some reason, their system will not accept my credit card number and I didn't have paypal funds that time so I went to look for other sites. I chanced upon Althea Korea and upon checking, I learned that they offer a wide range of Korean products at a lesser price.

Filling my virtual shopping bag is fun but confusing since I'm only familiar with a few Korean brands. Reading product reviews helped a lot though.

When purchasing, one needs to have an account with them. Creating an account is very easy. You just have to fill out the form below and submit. Also, if you subscribe to their newsletter, you will be given Php 150 points which you can use when purchasing.

Once you are sure of the product you want to buy, all you have to do is simply click the "BUY" button on the right side of the screen as shown below. When you are done choosing the products and ready to pay, you just have to click the "CHECKOUT" button on the right side of the screen. If you have a discount/coupon code, you need to enter it before checking out. You will also need to decide whether or not to use all your points (Php 150) for this purchase. As for me, I decided to use all as I'm not sure when I will be purchasing again and the remaining points, should I not use all, might be considered expired by then.

Below is the page displayed when "BAG" (upper right corner) is clicked.

After clicking the "CHECKOUT" button, you will then be taken to a page wherein you need to input your billing address, shipping address (if it is different from your billing address) and your payment method of choice. Note that their modes of payment include American Express, MasterCard, VISA, DragonPay and Paypal.

As you can see in the summary of my order, my total purchase is worth Php 1770 however, I have Php 150 discount (points mentioned above), Php 61 discount and another Php 50 discount from the coupon code I found. I also have 0 shipping fee as my order exceeded the minimum limit (Php 1500) for free shipping. Next page is for payment details and the last is the thank you message which also contains your order number.

Timeline of order processing and shipment

July 17 - Placement of order
July 20 - Package transported from Korea to Philippines
July 22 - Package received at Philippine warehouse
August 01 - Package received

Ready to make your purchase? Use this code A200A-SXNDOBQRTC7D to receive Php 200 discount in addition to Php 300 worth of new members discounts. Minimum purchase Php 1500


  1. Hi,
    I also ordered at althea and still waiting for my package,are you from manila or province,?And are they strict on asking ID upon delivery,?Thank you


    1. Hi Jurain!

      Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm from Iloilo and in my case, they're not strict when it comes to ID. Hope you get your package soon.