Where to get Asian beauty products in Philadelphia

Looking to get in on the Asian beauty craze? Sephora, Target and CVS all have their own offerings, but here’s an insider’s guide to shopping the trend.

Plus: Check out our story about Ga-In BeautyZone, a Korean beauty store that’s selling a $1,100 skin serum.

  • The Face Shop (7320 Old York Rd, Elkins Park): The Korean chain sells local K-beauty fan Meredith Safina’s favorite oil cleanser, The Face Shop’s Natural Rice Water Bright Cleanser, and, Safina adds, “hilariously adorable animal sheet masks.”
  • Aritaum (7320 Old York Rd, Elkins Park): Get Korean brands like LaNeige and Mamonde at this chain, owned by Korea’s biggest beauty company, AmorePacific.
  • Ga-In BeautyZone (127 N. 11th St. in Chinatown): This store specializes in Korean products, both high-end (History of Whoo, O Hui, Su:m37) and lower-end (Isa Knox, CNP, Beyond). Plus: stacks and stacks of sheet masks.
  • LnL Lucky Market (155 N. 10th St. in Chinatown): This bodega has a small stash of fan favorite sheet masks, right across the register,including Taiwanese brand My Beauty Diary ($13.99 for a box of 8) and MediHeal N.M.F. Aquaring Ampoule ($22 for 10). Also, a Men’s Biore Pore Pack ($9.99 for 10) because dudes get blackheads too.
  • 2050’s Beauty & Cosmetic (638 Washington Ave.): Come for the Japanese beauty products, such as Naive Aloe Body Wash, which saleswoman Yeng Wong says is great for those with eczema, and Newborn’s 3-in-1 eyebrow pencils and Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner.
  • Maido! (5 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore): Another place to get Naive Aloe Body Wash, plus Naistrure’s Red Wine Mask, which Safina loves. Here’s Safina’s review of Maido! 
  • H-Mart (7050 Terminal Square, Upper Darby): Scan the Korean grocery plaza for Shiseido, History of Whoo and wallet-friendly Missha (try the BB cream and the eyebrow pencils).