Table of Contents
- 1 First Impressions & Review of YesStyle UK
- 2 My YesStyle UK Haul
This post will be reviewing the Yesstyle UK in 2020 including their shipping, coupons and delivery during COVID-19 times.
The first website I went to after discovering Korean Skincare about two years ago was YesStyle (after the overpriced SokoGlam) I was immediately discouraged when I saw their prices. There was no way I would be shelling out that amount of money on a regular basis with those prices. So, I went to eBay where I discovered Jolse and their rock bottom prices. That is how my obsession with Korean Skincare began. Between Jolse and the independent sellers on eBay, I was able to explore so many products until I discovered StyleVana.
About a couple of weeks ago, I accidentally found myself on YesStyle after so many months. I wanted to write a post on a list of places you can buy affordable and genuine Korean skincare products that ship to the UK. For that reason, I took it upon myself to try all the major retailers. Of course, YesStyle UK is a major one so I couldn’t avoid it anymore. Whether or not YesStyle becomes a staple for me, I had to try it at least once for my readers so that you guys can have options.
First Impressions & Review of YesStyle UK
When I was ready to place my order on YesStyle, the question now was, what to buy. I already had my staples from Jolse and a few other products on the way. But then I went browsing their limited selection of Korean Skincare and I noticed that they carried quite a number of travel sizes I haven’t seen anywhere. If you’re familiar with this blog, you would know how much I prefer to buy travel sizes. There’s absolutely no shame in that. There are so many products to try. I’m not about to be tied down to a massive 200ml bottle of Essence when I can use a 50ml for two weeks and move to the next one. So, I spotted a few new brands on my wishlist and placed my order.
Without wasting too much, let’s move on to some of the positive things about YesStyle:
Pretty Fast Shipping
Now, just like StyleVana, when you order products that are available in stock, they will be shipped within 1-2 days. You will get an email notification and a tracking link where you can track your order. In total, my order came in two weeks from the day of shipment which is the normal timeframe with Kbeauty retailers in Asia. While I had doubts about the promptness of the delivery, I was actually impressed when it came. Even though people had different things to say in one of the Facebook groups I’m in, the general consensus was that YesStyle deliveries can come at any time. My advice to you is to pick products that are available to ship between 1-2 days and you will get your order in two weeks or less. If you want other products that are not available within that time frame, except you can wait, you’re better off checking other websites.
Good/exclusive selection of travel/mini sizes.
Like I mentioned earlier, I take my travel sizes seriously especially for hydrating products like toners, essences and creams. So, when I noticed a few exclusive travel sizes particularly from Purito, I’m From and Dear Klairs, I was overjoyed. This was because my go-to websites didn’t have them and I had these products in my wishlist for a while. So, if you really want to try out new products, I suggest you check for the travel sizes first before committing to the full sizes.
Decent Coupons & Membership Perks
Just like every other Kbeauty retailer, YesStyle also gives 10% off your first order. They also almost have one sale going on which requires a coupon code. I was able to snag a £5 code for my order and still qualify for free shipping. As for their membership perks, they have three levels that come with discounts and coupons. If you would like to work towards reaching new membership levels, you can go ahead. They also have the YesStyle Influencer program if you’re interested as well.
£40 Free Shipping
Anytime I see a retailer that offers free shipping under £50, I’m always excited. This helps me commit to that website and become a regular shopper. Unlike Style Korean whose free shipping to the UK is £90, this is encouraging. Will this still made me a regular YesStyle shopper? We shall see.
After Soko Glam, YesStyle is one of the most popular Kbeauty retailers. This is good because a lot of people still struggle to find ‘legit’ websites to shop from although I’m not sure why. YesStyle is constantly doing marketing to improve their reach and brand awareness. They work with the most popular skincare influencers to put their name out there. So, I can’t really fault them. They’re putting in the work.
While YesStyle definitely have some positives, there are some things that I’m not necessarily a fan of and feel can still be worked on:
When you’re used to the dirt-cheap prices of Jolse and StyleVana, it’s really hard to splurge on YesStyle especially since they’re not exactly bringing anything new to the table except for new releases and exclusives. Some of their prices are about twice the prices of market-rate and you’re wondering, what gives? It’s not like they’re based in the US like Soko Glam. For someone like me that uses and reviews a lot of products, those prices can’t work for me. I’ll go broke in no time. But for you who really isn’t into skincare and just gets staples once a month, YesStyle will be perfect for you.
Limited Selection of Products
While they have quite a number of popular Korean and Japanese brands, I feel like that’s just it. They focus a lot more on the bestselling brands that will move quickly which is not a bad strategy at all. Except that, personally, I want more. Again, YesStyle UK is perfect for a skincare newbie who wants a deep their toes into Korean skincare. For someone like me? Not really. I mean, I still have a few products in my wishlist and I will buy from them but not until I’ve compared the prices with other websites first.
There is nothing worse that navigating an e-commerce website that doesn’t have navigation. You see YesStyle is like a mall that sells clothes, skincare, accessories, makeup, food, etc. It’s not solely a Kbeauty website and as such the website navigation is really annoying. There’s no way to easily search by a brand on the menu, you have to categorize them. You can’t even search by product type. I feel like everything is bundled up together leaving you to do the grunt work of searching the specific product you want. Hopefully, they look into improving the UI/UX of their website just like StyleVana has done. I mean, it’s a dream browsing through StyleVana. It’s all well categorized and easy to navigate.
My YesStyle UK Haul
As I mentioned earlier, all the products I bought in this haul are travel sizes. I’ve always wanted to try The I’m From essences and masks as well as the Dear, Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence. I’m glad I’m able to do so with this haul. The products will be divided into three categories:
- I’m From Mugwort Essence, Fig Essence & Rice Toner (30ml)
This brand has blew up this year with their products with really high concentration of plant extracts. I couldn’t really justify spending over £25 on a toner essence until I had tried it. This is a great chance for me to.
- I’m From Honey & Mugwort Mask (30ml)
I loovee a good soothing and hydrating mask. Of course, I had to get samples of these too.
- Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence (20ml)
- Purito Centella green Level Safe Sun (15ml)
Korean sunscreens are gaining a lot of popularity worldwide so I’m hoping to try as many as possible that I can review. These two are currently best-selling products. It’s only natural that I would want to try them.
- IUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum (15ml)
I’m also looking to try all the IUNIK serums. This will be my second one after the Beta Glucan Power Moisture Serum. I honestly prefer this smaller size because the 50ml full size takes forever to finish.
There is a reason why YesStyle is popular globally. It’s amazing for a newbie who doesn’t want to get too overwhelmed with Korean Skincare. Trust me, it can get overwhelming VERY EASILY! So, YesStyle is legit. You’re guaranteed to get authentic products with fast shipping as long as the product is in stock.