Have you ever been to The Face Shop? It is the cosmetics store endorsed by actor Kwon Sang Woo. Here in Korea, you can find The Face Shop in major shopping areas, subways (you read it right!) and hypermarts (good thing I haven’t seen them in furniture stores). I’m not really a big fan of their products, and most of the things that I have from them were given to me by my sister-in-law. What I usually buy from them are things like cotton, sponge, and brushes. I tried their oil free BB cream and I liked it, but I’m now using something better.
Last Friday afternoon, I went to The Face Shop and bought a sunblock cream for my son. One tube is 6,500 won. Then I also bought a lipstick brush for me for 2,000 won. My total purchase is 8,500 won. Pretty cheap, isn’t it? Now the best part are the freebies that they gave: a bottle of 옥수수차 (ok-su-su cha or corn tea), a bar of Lindt mint dark chocolate (one of my faves), two sets of toner/skin lotion samples, and a sample of their new Vitamin C product, Pure Vita. Plus one of their staff looked after my son while I shopped and that’s priceless.
Why I like The Face Shop? Best customer service there is in Korea!