18 Things to Buy in Korea That Are Even Cheaper Duty Free!

18 Things to Buy in Korea That Are Even Cheaper Duty Free!

On your next trip to Korea, don't miss the opportunity to buy cosmetics, skincare sets and even ginseng - at cheap, duty-free prices!

If you’re planning a trip to Korea, chances are that you’re going armed with a shopping list of things to buy for you, your four best friends, their mothers and a few cousins you probably didn’t even know you had! Understandably so, since Korea is a shopping haven for not just Korean cosmetics, but a wide array of high-quality fashion items, food and travel accessories.

However, hunting for specific products and embarking on a wild goose chase to fulfil your family and friends’ requests can mar an otherwise great trip. But the great news is, your Korean shopping trip can start way before you even land in Korea, without you even having to leave the airport!

If you think Korea already offers unbeatable prices, you’re in for a huge treat with The Shilla Online Duty Free! Other than duty-free prices, the online store allows for hassle-free shopping. Simply head to the website anytime between 60 days of your trip and three hours before you depart to make your purchases. Key in your passport and flight details to order and then simply flash your passport at The Shilla Duty Free airport stores to pick up your goods! What’s more, every new member gets USD$200 mileage upon registration which can be used to pay for any Shilla product*.

The Shilla Duty Free Online Mall

Here are 18 products that you must buy from Korea and are now even more affordable with The Shilla Online Duty Free!

Korean Cosmetics

Let’s be real, if you’re not buying Korean cosmetics on your next trip to Korea, you’re losing out on great savings and great products! But if you thought that Korean cosmetics were already cheap along the streets of Seoul, wait till you see the prices on The Shilla Online Duty Free.

1. Tony Moly Intense Care Galactomyces First Essence

Tony Moly Intense Care Galactomyces First Essence has received rave reviews since its release and it offers two variations of the product that cater to different skin types. This works to smoothen and brighten dark and rough skin, as well as increase the absorption of your toner or makeup base!

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$12 USD (U.P. USD$43.85)

2. The Faceshop Jeju Aloe Fresh Soothing Gel

The Faceshop’s Jeju Aloe Fresh Soothing Gel is a versatile product and can be used for a variety of purposes from moisturising to masking, to even after-sun care. The aloe extract is fully absorbed into the skin, without leaving any residual stickiness after application and is great for soothing your skin! Beach day during your holiday? No problem!

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free:  USD$13 for six (U.P. USD$72 for six)

3. Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet 30+30

Looking for souvenirs to bring back home? Don’t worry, we got you covered with Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet 30+30, that has more than enough to go around for your family and friends! You don’t want to miss out on the nourishing care that these masks provide for your skin!

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$12 for 30+30 (U.P. USD$60 for 60)

4. Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum 3-Piece Set

An alternative gift for friends is the wildly popular Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum 3-piece set that is ultra moisturising and leaves users with a dewy look. Your friends will thank you for their hydrated skin!

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$39 for three (U.P. USD$78 for three)

5. Skinfood Shea Butter Perfume Hand Cream 5+5

Pamper your squad by blessing them with Skinfood’s Shea Butter Perfume Hand Cream 5+5 for smooth skin and lovely, delicate scents all around. For a pack of ten, this bundle is one of the best bargains you can get on The Shilla Online Duty Free store because you can enjoy a whopping 80% off ordinary retail prices!

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$10 for 10 (U.P. USD$50 for 10)

Luxury Beauty Skincare Sets

It’s no secret that duty free exclusive sets often provide the biggest discounts and greatest value! Other than making the perfect gift for your mothers or sisters, these duty free sets sometimes even include exclusive product sizes that can’t be bought anywhere else.

6. Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX DUO Set

The Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX DUO set promises to balance your skin for a moisturised glow and healthier skin! This product, recommended as the first step after cleansing, increases your skin’s absorption of subsequent products in your skincare routine. It’s suitable for ageing skin and even delicate, dry skin.

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$86 (U.P. USD$168 for two)

7. Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate Duo

If you missed Mothers’ Day this year, this is the best way to make amends! With the Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate Duo, which has anti-ageing properties and produces fast results, you can show your mum and all the important women in your life just how much you appreciate them.

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$310 (U.P. USD$356 for two)

8. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Duo Set

Although scientists recommend getting eight hours of sleep every night, it’s pretty hard to achieve the optimum number of hours given the fast-paced lifestyles that we lead. Enter the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Duo Set, which revitalises your skin as you sleep and makes sure that no matter how little you sleep, your skin still looks fresh and healthy every day!

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$27 (U.P. USD$50 for two)

9. SKII Facial Treatment Essence Deluxe Duo Set

With award-winning products like SKII Facial Treatment Essence Deluxe Duo Set going at close to 60% off normal prices, no one will judge you for doing your Christmas shopping early! This famed skincare product gives you smooth and supple skin that guards against pollution and protects you from sun damage. It also prevents the appearance of wrinkles by keeping skin moisturised!

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$302 (U.P. USD$393)  

10. Physiogel’s Daily Moisture Therapy Facial Cream

As a hypoallergenic cream, Physiogel’s Daily Moisture Therapy Facial Cream is suitable for those with dry or sensitive skin. It’ll keep your skin hydrated and looking fresh even in dry climates or after long haul flights!

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free:  USD$25 (U.P. USD$50)

Ginseng

A popular health supplement with usage dating as far back as the first century, the Korean red ginseng has been used by kings, politicians and has even been the cause of multiple wars. It remains highly sought after even today, especially by travellers who are travelling to Korea.

11. Cheong-Kwan-Jang Red Ginseng Extract Everytime Royal

We doubt that kings of yore had the convenience of Cheong-Kwan-Jang Red Ginseng Extract Everytime Royal which comes in individual packets for easy drink-making. Get it for that special someone in your life who’s too busy to take care of themselves for a daily boost of energy! They’ll thank you for it!

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$74 (U.P. USD$104.99)

12. Cheong-Kwan-Jang Roots Good Grade

Given that it is propounded to lower cholesterol, treat diabetes, boost the immune system and act as an anti-cancer supplement, Korean ginseng is usually extremely expensive. Alleviate some of that high cost for premium products like Cheong-Kwan-Jang Roots Good Grade with the discounts on The Shilla Online Duty Free store!

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$135 (U.P. USD$183)

13. Hansamin 6 year-old Honeyed Red Ginseng Slices

As though the health benefits are not tempting enough, shopping on The Shilla Online Duty Free store offers tantalising discounts of up to 80% off the usual price for products such as Hansamin’s 6 year-old Honeyed Red Ginseng Slices. That’s even cheaper than going to the physical duty free store at the airport!  

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$35 (U.P. USD$248)

Luxury Goods

Luxury goods are a perennial favourite at duty free stores since there is often a sizable discount, and authenticity and quality are 100% guaranteed!

14. Samsonite Evoa 69

If you ended up shopping a tad too much and find yourself out of luggage space, you might want to check out the Samsonite Evoa Sp 69 as an add-on luggage for your travel haul! Samsonite is a reputable and premium brand that has been trusted through the generations so don’t miss the chance to get it at exclusive duty free prices!

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$220 (U.P. USD$430)

15. American Tourister Curio Sp 69

Another well-known luggage brand that’s going at amazing prices is the American Tourister Curio Sp 69. Getting a luggage at the airport is also another excuse for you to do more duty free shopping!

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$87 (U.P. USD$190)

16. Mont Blanc Sartorial Wallet

Looking for the perfect gift for your dad or brother? Go for something classic like the Mont Blanc Sartorial Wallet, which features a sleek and powerful design. Made with black Italian full-grain calfskin, this wallet is both functional and versatile.

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$199 (U.P. USD$340)

17. Furla Metropolis Mini Crossbody

If you’ve been keeping up with fashion trends, you’d know that the Furla Metropolis Mini Crossbody is one of the trendiest bags you can get right now. Simply adorable and available in a variety of bright colours, the bag makes for a great accessory and fashion statement! Get it as a gift or as a treat for yourself!

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$168 (U.P. $298 USD)

18. Tumi Voyageur Carson Backpack

Before you begin your Korean adventure, the Tumi Voyageur Carson Backpack is just the bag you need to kickstart your travel adventuring days in style! With multiple compartments and stylish gold metal trimmings, you’re sure to turn heads no matter where you go!

Price on The Shilla Online Duty Free: USD$307 (U.P. USD$575)

How to order on The Shilla Online Duty Free store

The Shilla Online Duty Free store allows for hassle-free shopping, and the best of all additional discounts and mileage on top of the duty free prices!

What’s more, every new member gets USD$200 mileage upon registration which can be used to pay for any Shilla product, though the maximum discount for every product will vary depending on the brand or company policy.

Head to the website anytime between 60 days of your trip and three hours before you depart to make your purchases. Key in your passport and flight details to order and simply flash your passport at The Shilla Duty Free stores to pick up your goods!

How to order on The Shilla Online Duty Free store

And don’t worry about having to lug your duty free shopping along on your Korea holiday. You only need to pick up your orders at the airport just before you get on the return flight. Don’t forget to keep a lookout for the timed sales where you can enjoy even more savings!

Fabulously low prices and hassle-free shopping in Korea? Sounds like the perfect reason to book a trip to Korea right now!

*Note: All prices include the maximum discounts available using mileage.


Brought to you by The Shilla Online Duty Free store, part of Samsung Group

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Chloe Ang
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Chloe spends her life trying to find the divine balance between eating, reading and travelling. When she’s not bounding off to explore new places, she’s likely slothing it out and stuffing her face. Her dream is to eat and read her way around the world, but her ultimate dream though is to be a cat.

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