Sawadeekap! As travel returns to its pre-pandemic ways, the one destination for a quick, and cheap getaway that’s on everyone’s lips is Thailand.
And—just like Koreans, beauty runs in their veins. So, if you’re planning to travel down soon, be sure to snag yourself some of these 34 Thai beauty products!
Touted as the MAC of Thailand, Gino McCray is a cosmetics brand that is wildly popular with Thai locals, and beauty junkies all over the world. Gino McCray’s makeup products are found in Beauty Buffet retail outlets around Bangkok.
Gino McCray Professional Makeup Trio Cheek Palette
Gino McCray’s professional makeup cheek blush has been touted by fans as a dupe for M.A.C’s blush palettes. The trio cheek palette comes in two shade variations to suit Asian skin tones: Pink Flash and Peach Glare. Layer them atop one another to create looks of varying intensities. It retails for THB390 (approximately S$15.11).
Gino McCray Professional Makeup Lipstick
Gino McCray also has a stunning range of lippies that is just peak elegance. These deep, rich colours are perfect for a fancy date night, or even a corporate function. Infused with collagen peptide and Vitamin E, this highly pigmented semi-matte lipstick is moisturising, and glides on effortlessly. This retails for THB265 (approximately S$10.27).
Gino McCray Professional Makeup Eyeshadow Palette
A solid and versatile palette boasting hues of neutrals and blues, this set of 12 shades is ideal for those seeking wearable options, or are just starting to experiment with eyeshadow. The playful blues and greys offer just enough a leeway to get creative and spice up your look for a special occasion. Famous for being highly pigmented, these shadows are formulated with nourishing vitamin E and collagen powder. This retails for THB650 (approximately S$25.18).
Lansley is a brand under the Beauty Buffet group of beauty products, and its skincare products are also a must buy when you are in Bangkok. Their product range covers eye creams, eye and face serums, body whitening products, and masks.
Here are some of the products that have received rave reviews from beauty bloggers, and can be found in Beauty Buffet outlets around Bangkok.
Lansley Gold Perfect Anti-Wrinkle Eye Gel
This eye gel’s main selling point is that it contains 99.99% pure gold, which keeps skin around the eyes fresh. Its ingredients also include collagen and elastin, which are effective in eradicating wrinkles. This currently retails for THB510 (approximately S$19.76).
Lansley Exclusive White Skin Solution Facial Foam
Lansley has a whitening cleanser that contains active ingredients like Alpha Arbutin, which helps break down concentrated spots of melanin that forms your dark spots, sun spots, and blemish scars. This lightweight and nourishing product is one you should definitely cart out for a bright, even tone. It retails for THB195 (approximately S$7.55).
This is another popular Thai beauty brand in the Beauty Buffet group that never fails to make an appearance in beauty hauls of many Thai beauty junkies. It boasts an array of lotions and potions for your skin in a myriad of scents. Scentio is sold at Beauty Buffet stores nationwide.
Scentio Milk plus whitening Q10 facial scrub
This Scentio facial scrub is well-loved by its fans for its ‘milky’ scent, and is frequently touted as a must-buy in Bangkok. It has co-enzyme Q10 that nourishes and regenerates your skin. It retails for THB210 (approximately S$8.14).
Scentio Whitening Body Lotion Milk Plus
Scentio also has a body lotion in the same Milk Plus range as the previously mentioned body scrub. Like the scrub, the body lotion has a distinct “milky” scent, leaving your skin soft, supple, and smelling like dessert. It retails for THB225 (approximately S$8.72).
Scentio Apricot Sherbet Body Scrub
Something about the name Apricot Sherbet already makes this scrub sound extremely yummy. Should apricots not strike your fruity fancy, you can still find many alternatives including raspberry, avocado, and even pineapple jam. Each bottle costs THB220 (approximately S$8.52).
Don’t miss out on local Thai beauty brand Oriental Princess on your next visit to Bangkok. Oriental Princess carries a wide range of products that takes care of every part of your body—spanning body care, facial care, haircare, to makeup too.
Oriental Princess Beneficial Cherish Lip Sheer SPF 15
A popular buy amongst locals, this lippie has four natural shades that coat your lips beautifully while restoring moisture. The formula also contains UV filters to protect your pout from wrinkle-causing UV rays. It retails for THB195 (approximately S$7.55).
Oriental Princess Hair cologne spray
Oriental Princess’s Hair Cologne Spray is the brand’s best-selling range: it is a unique product that eliminates any odours that stick to your hair. It comes in a handy spritz bottle that’s really convenient to carry around for a pick-me-up along the day. Available in a variety of scents, you will be spoilt for choice. These go for THB145 (approximately S$5.61) each.
Oriental Princess Natural Sunscreen UV Tinted Perfection SPF 40/PA+++
This sunscreen from Oriental Princess doubles as a primer and tinted moisturiser to prep and protect your skin. Use under your foundation or even as a concealer to hide dark circles and blemishes.
The natural sunscreen is formulated with SPF 40 to protect the skin from harmful rays. It is also alcohol-free, making this suitable for all skin types, even for those with sensitive skin. It retails at THB385 (approximately S$14.90).
An oldie but a goodie, Srichand has been around in Thailand since 1948. It is a household name and a trusted home brand for many locals, and has since expanded into makeup with a rebrand. These are sold at most Bangkok drugstores and convenience stores, such as 7-Eleven!
Srichand Translucent Powder
Part of the classic range, Srichand’s translucent powder is a delicate, sheer white powder and suits all skin types. It is THE product to use to set your makeup, as it lends a long-lasting mattifying power, allowing you to keep touch-ups to the minimum. It is also worthy of noting that this product has won awards, and is one of the best-selling powders in Thailand. Each pot retails for THB139 (approximately S$5.38).
Srichand Tanaka Gold Powder Mask
The Tanaka gold powder mask, as the name suggests, has a gold finish that controls oil, and leaves behind a fair, radiant complexion. All you need to do is combine it with water and apply to your face. It is suitable for all skin types, but works especially well for those with combination and oily skin. Each pot of 4.5g retails for THB90 (approximately S$3.48).
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Cosluxe is a homegrown Thai brand that has clearly made a name for itself in the beauty and makeup world. Their motto is simple: Everyone has their own beauty and style, and Cosluxe is the perfect tool to find their beauty in their own way. Cosluxe’s products are sold in Sephora outlets across Bangkok.
Cosluxe Slim Brow Pencil
Cosluxe grew to fame with this Slim Brow pencil for its smooth, creamy formula that glides on ever so smoothly, without tugging at the skin. It has a thickness of only 1mm, which helps to create fine strokes for a natural-looking brow. Furthermore, it only costs THB215 (approximately S$8.32).
Cosluxe Wanderlust Eyelashes Natural
Cosluxe’s false eyelashes are also a Thai Sephora best-seller. These are handmade, extremely lightweight, and comfortable to wear—with a highly bendable and thin lash bone that allows it to sit close to your natural lash line. These come in a value pack of four pieces – all the more reason to stock up on them when you are in Bangkok. A box retails for THB120 (approximately S$4.64).
Cosluxe Trust Me Auto Eyepencil liner
This super slim waterproof pencil liner from Cosluxe is retractable, saving you the hassle of having to sharpen it. With a highly pigmented formula, this fuss-free product is available in seven shades. Cosluxe’s Trust Me Auto Eyepencil Liners retail at THB219 (approximately S$8.48).
Flawless Me by Onnbaby
Founded and created by popular Thai beauty blogger, Onnbaby, the Flawless Me brand remains consistent with its use of only the best ingredients in line with international standards. Plus, their packagings are simply to die for!
Flawless Me Puff-it-up Vitamin Loose Powder (Translucent)
This lightweight and ultra-fine loose powder doesn’t only help set your makeup, it also nourishes your skin with skin-pampering ingredients. Packed with Zinc PCA, Co-enzyme Q10, Collagen peptides and Vitamin C, it offers benefits akin to a moisturiser, which leaves a flawless finish, and is suitable for all skin types. These are sold at THB699 (approximately S$27.06).
Flawless Me Aqua Splash Aloe Vera Moisturizing Gel
This moisturiser promises to calm, soothe and nourish the skin. It is made with Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel, and Vitamin E to thoroughly hydrate the skin. It retails for THB699 (approximately S$27.06).
Water Angel Masks
Sheet masks are just as popular in Thailand as it is in Korea. Stock up your mask collection with one of Thailand’s most popular mask brands—Water Angel. Shop their products in convenience stores, sprinkled across Bangkok. These masks cost between THB69 and THB79 (that’s approximately S$2.67 and S$3.06).
Water Angel Snail Aloe Mask
Those familiar with K-beauty would know the benefits of snail mucin, which helps to soothe and repair damaged skin. Snails are also widely used in Thai beauty, so it is not surprising to find this in Water Angel’s luxury range. The Snail Aloe Mask is suitable for people with large pores, sebum and sensitive skin.
Water Angel Horse Oil Mask
Targeted at people with rough and dry skin, this mask contains horse oil which can help to strengthen the skin tissue. Use this Horse Oil Mask on the days you feel your skin getting dehydrated, and you’ll notice your skin becoming moist, smooth and glowing.
Water Angel Bee Venom Mask
Last but not least, another interesting mask you have to try from Water Angel is the Bee Venom Mask. It is a charcoal-based mask that contains bee venom, which supposedly reduces wrinkles, dullness and inflammation of the skin.
Thailand has been known to get really exotic with their cuisine—and it has spilled over to their beauty scene too! Produced in Thailand, Phutawan boasts a wide selection of nature-based products that are as interesting as they are effective. These are sold in organic shops and also 7-Eleven outlets in Bangkok.
Phutawan Magic Cocoon Facial Soap
These special yellow silk cocoons are native to Thailand and rich in protein. These cocoon soaps can help slow down the degeneration of the skin and give you healthier skin over time. One bottle costs THB150 (approximately S$5.81).
Phutawan Bath Bombs
If you are looking for an alternative to Lush bath bombs, then look no further. These are available in Ana assortment of fragrances, including lemongrass, melon, and pandan, and make great gifts for friends too! Each bath bomb sells for THB120 (approximately S$4.64).
You’re gonna wanna keep an eye out for this Thai beauty brand. Lauded as the King of snail products in the Thai beauty market, they have remained most Thai locals’ go-to for anti-ageing and skin tightening products.
Namu Life Snail White Gold Facial Cream
The gold facial cream from this Thai beauty brand is popular for its anti-ageing properties. Its formulation is said to help firm up the skin and reduce wrinkles, so that you tout more youthful-looking skin with every application. Each bottle retails for THB990 (approximately S$38.32).
Namu Life Snail White Miracle Intensive Repair Serum
If you have tried the gold facial cream and want to get your hands on more, consider the Miracle Intensive Repair Serum. The concentrated serum absorbs into the skin quickly and promises to deliver a brighter, smoother and firmer complexion. This retails for THB1,190 (approximately S$46.06).
Namu Life Snail White Sunscreen CC Cream SPF50+/PA+++
The Snail White sunscreen CC cream is described as non-greasy and lightweight, making it suitable for daily use. For extra coverage, you can also wear this under makeup. Each bottle is sold for THB690 (approximately S$26.71).
Inspired by the majestic Siamese beauty treatment, Erb Asia flaunts a myriad of body creams, soaps, and even home fragrances. If you are looking to splurge on products in Bangkok as a pampering treat, you even have the option of customising a bespoke fragrance for yourself.
Erb Asia BF Passion de Pear No.22
Deliciously described as just-ripe pears mixed with lemon and orange perfume oils and a bouquet of blooming freesias and a hint of fresh patchouli, this Eau de Parfum is a unisex fragrance worth splurging on for a special treat. This retails for THB2,900 (approximately S$112.25).
Touted as the L’Oréal of Thailand, Mistine is one of the most popular and well-established Thai cosmetics brands. These are found in most drugstores, such as Boots.
Mistine Cosmetics Super Black Fixed Liner
If you have been on the hunt for a ultra black liner, then look no further. As its name claims, this liner uses ink that is as black as it can get, and will truly make that winged liner pop. This retails for THB199 (approximately S$7.70).
Mistine Cosmetics 24 Cover All Translucent Loose Powder
Mistine products are as reliable as any drugstore brand and worth every penny. This translucent powder from Mistine is ideal for setting your foundation and removing shine, making this a lifesaver for your makeup in our hot, tropical climate. This retails for THB125 (approximately S$5.03).
Mistine Cosmetics BB Gold Wonder Cream
BB creams are a must-have for those “no makeup” days where you need minimal coverage, but enough to help you have a good complexion. This Mistine BB cream is enriched with caviar, and rosemary extracts, and promises to brighten skin and control shine. This costs THB125 (approximately S$5.03).
Natural, chemical-free cosmetics and beauty products are growing in popularity within the beauty scene. Siam Botanicals is a Thai brand that has since established itself locally and abroad, among customers who seek cleaner alternatives, for being 100% natural and organic. They have a storefront in Sukhumvit that definitely is worth detouring to visit.
Siam Botanicals Aloe Pure Milk Cleanser
This is a lightweight cleanser that is suitable for normal and sensitive skin as it effectively cleanses skin without drying it out with a mild pure aloe formula. For those with sensitive skin, this is a must-have in your beauty regime. It retails for THB963 (approximately S$37.27).
Siam Roots Skin Conditioner with Lemongrass and Ginger
If you are looking for a lotion that will not only moisturise but also condition your skin, then you must get your hands on this award-winning skin conditioner by Siam Botanicals. Made with lemongrass and ginger, this lotion smells as good as it feels. It’s currently selling for THB950 (approximately S$36.77).
Siam Botanicals Rudis Oleum Repair Formula Face Serum
Many beauty bloggers have incorporated face oils or serums into their makeup and skincare routines to improve skin texture and elasticity. If you are looking for a facial oil or serum to add to your beauty routine, this will do the perfect trick. The Rudis Oleum range combines argan, moringa and tamanu oils into a wonderful blend that will heal and restore your skin. It retails for THB1,284 (approximately S$49.70).
Wellness enthusiasts would likely have heard of Thann, the award-winning natural skincare and aromatherapy brand that’s arguably one of Thailand’s best beauty exports. It’s got a presence all over the world, and even owns a spa chain called Thann Sanctuary that has more than 20 spa outlets globally.
Though select products are available in their outlet in Paragon, many more exclusive items can only be purchased from the Land of Smiles, like solid perfumes of their beloved scents.
Thann Signature Solid Perfume
Always loved the refreshing Thann aroma every time you visit a Thann boutique or spa? Well, you can wear it every day with Thann’s Signature Solid Perfume, a distinctive blend of zesty orange and spearmint essential oils that will surely please the senses. There are two other solid perfume variants too, namely Passion and Eden Breeze. The Singapore flagship store does carry the Solid Perfume collection, but it’s only available in a set of three instead of being sold individually.
What are you waiting for? Time to book that shopping getaway in Bangkok!