The Face Shop at Markville Mall!


Ladies (and gents): if you didn’t know already, The Face Shop opened on October 4 at Markville Mall! I was excited when I saw it before it opened; and I finally went there yesterday and did a mini-haul. Currently there is a great promotion: spend $25 and you get $10 off; $35 and get $15 off; $50 and get a deluxe gift. I got all this for $18 after the discount, including tax!!


I bought the Mung Bean cleanser, $5, Jelly Apple Peeling Gel (similar to Nokdu by Coreana), $13


Eye shadow base & blending brush (100% pony hair) $5 – a steal!



Oil Control Film (blotting paper – 50 sheets) $3

And of course samples (2 pieces). I am so excited. The prices are so low for most of the products and with the discount it’s totally worth it. The promotion will run another week so hurry!

I will be reviewing these products shortly. I am so glad The Face Shop has gone mainstream here, just 5 minutes from my house. I will be spending lots there! 🙂


3 comments on The Face Shop at Markville Mall!

  1. Kevin J.
    October 18, 2013 at 10:12 pm (3 years ago)

    I remember how when I used to live in Calgary, I would travel to Vancouver every Christmas and summer, and The Face Shop was one of the stores which I shopped at in Metrotown, Burnaby (just outside of Vancouver) then. The face Shop is arguably like the Korean version of the Body Shop, with cheap, affordable prices for its products, a naturopathic approach to skincare, and plus, they also do not conduct animal testing for its products and is earth-friendly. What more can you ask for from a mass market brand? I did a few reviews of their products on my own skincare blog, and find a rather disproportionate case of good and average products, which is to be expected from a mass market brand, but that said, it also has to do with personal skin type and needs. The mung bean face cleanser which you bought is arguably one of the better products in its range(good for both normal and also even acne skin because it is really mild), but clears off dirt and sebum and makeup well. Enjoy those products!

    • Joseibi
      October 23, 2013 at 11:09 am (3 years ago)

      I was really shocked at how cheap the products were – body butter for CAD$5! The make up items are really cheap, $7-8 per piece for the most part. Wow. I do prefer it to the Body Shop of course (with the exception of the Body Shop’s body butter, I don’t like the rest of their stuff…The Face Shop does much better fragrance as well). It’s great to finally get the Korean brand more mainstream here instead of having to pay remarkable markups and shipping from eBay or even some of the local retailers who charge 50-80% more per product.

      It’s great that the Koreans are doing well overseas with their shops. I wish the Japanese brands have more of a presence here with their own flagship stores – I don’t like having to pay double the price at Pacific Mall for lower end items from Japan knowing they cost so much less in Asia. I am pretty excited with The Face Shop which fits my budget. I love the scent of their strawberry body butter among other things! 🙂

  2. Ruby
    July 13, 2014 at 8:58 am (3 years ago)

    hi Joseibi..I was interested in the Sulwhasoo line. Reading through your blog I saw that you had at one time really loved this line. I am 46 years old and I am interested in purchasing the Concentrated Ginseng Cream. Do you still recommend Sulwhasoo? Just curious as to what you are using now as your skincare routine. I live in Toronto so I am going to purchase from Amore on Bloor. Let me know really curious as to see if you still recommend.
    thanks so much. Love your blog and just subscribed.


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