• Lauren Hughes

Best of Beauty Websites - Where I Buy My Skincare

I have purchased most of my skincare and beauty products online for years now and I spend far too much time online lusting over products and adding them to my very long wish list. Here are some of my favourite websites to buy skincare, make up and hair care from:

Cult Beauty

This is definitely one of my favourite and most used sites for skincare. It’s a great place to find up and coming indie brands along with well established brands. They carry cult products from Farmacy, Glow Recipe, Indie Lee, Summer Fridays, Alpha H, Lixir, The Ordinary and many, many more. I love that they publish full ingredient lists for all skincare products, something that can be hard to come by.

They also do amazing ‘gift with purchase’ promotions when you spend a certain amount of money. I often hold off on what I want to buy and save it for these so that I get a free goodie bag full of great products! Cult Beauty also carries a wide range of cult make up brands that can be tricky to find in the UK, including Morphe, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Nudestix.

Shipping is free when you send over £15 in the UK but they do also ship worldwide. They are also one of the few companies that produce a newsletter that I actually read!

Fabled by Marie Claire

I only recently discovered Marie Claire’s beauty site Fabled and I’m very impressed with it. The products are selected by their Beauty Experts and curated by Marie Claire, who have 27 years of experience testing out all things beauty related. They carry over 200 different brands, from lesser known names such as Australian Gold and Green People to recognisable brands Liz Earle and La Mer.

Next day delivery is free if you spend over £15, which means I will now buy from Fabled if the product I want is available from them over using a different site. I also got a free Clinique mascara sample and a copy of the latest issue of Marie Claire in my last order.

Buttermilk Skincare

Buttermilk is the UK’s biggest Korean skincare shop and carries brands that are hugely popular on Instagram including Cosrx, Klairs and Tony Moly. I have purchased the sheet mask kits from Buttermilk a few times and they are brilliant value for money, especially compared to buying individual sheet masks from other shops (Selfridges I'm looking at you.)

If you are into Asian skincare or sheet masks then I would highly recommend this site. Shipping is free if you spend over £40.

Feel Unique

Feel Unique is the site I have been buying beauty products from the longest, I must have made dozens of orders over the years! They carry over 400 brands and 30,000 products and you will find all of the mainstream beauty brands on this site. I usually buy my hair care from Feel Unique.

Delivery is free when you spend £15 and my packages always come within a couple of days.

Effortless Skin

If you follow my Instagram feed, you will know that I am a big fan of cosmeceutical brands and I buy them from Effortless Skin. They carry a wide range of cosmeceutical brands that I love at good prices, including Neostrata and Skinceuticals (they also carry Medik8 which I’m desperate to try!) There is also what they call a ‘natural’ selection of brands including Oskia and Osmosis if that is of interest.

Effortless Skin offers free tracked delivery on all orders and they also throw in a free sample.

Lauren x



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