Thursday, October 2, 2014
Korean Beauty and Skincare Line Nature Republic Now Open in Santee Alley
Korean cosmetics and skincare favorite, Nature Republic opened its first West Coast location in Santee Alley last Sunday. Nature Republic offers nature inspired beauty products and makeup at affordable prices. The average moisturizer costs about $10 and their most popular product, the Soothing Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel, is only $5.50 or 4 for $16.50. Great price, no? Among the products that caught our eye was a snail mucus inspired face moisturizer meant to mimic the enzymes in real snail mucus for maximum hydration. There's also a snake venom inspired product that mimics the peptides in snake venom to produce an effect similar to botox.
The store itself is beautiful and unlike anything else in the alley. The tile you see on the walls in the photo above is actually volcanic tile imported from Korea. It's a stunning s pace. We're very excited to have them in the alley!
The customer service at Nature Republic is superb. The friendly staff is very knowledgeable and can offer product recommendations based on skin type.
There's a a huge display of nail polishes in the middle of the store with every color you could ever want for $1.40!
Makeup products include eye shadows, mascaras, eye liner, BB creams, concealers, lip gloss to name a few. Not pictured but also available: makeup brushes, sponges, and various beauty tools.
Along with skincare lines for all skin types, Nature Republic also has sun care products, face "packs" (face masks), and a range of scented body lotions, cleansers, and body care products.
Nature Republic is open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is located at 1152 S Santee St. inside Santee Alley.