April 19, 2017: We have reduced international shipping rates further below our cost, and now offer free shipping on US orders over $30.
* USPS greatly increased some postage rates in January 2016, and we have updated ours to reflect these changes. *
- Shipping cost for orders shipped within the US is from $3.00 to $4.00 (First Class).
- Shipping cost for orders to Canada is from $7.60 to $11.00
- Shipping cost for orders to all other worldwide destinations is from $9.90 to $17.00 (only the heaviest parcels will reach $17, and we will cover the remainder of the actual cost. If the cart overcharges, we will refund the difference. Our actual cost to send a First Class International parcel overseas is from $12.59 to $21.38)
We make every effort to maintain low postage rates for our clientele, usually lower than the actual cost. We never charge packaging or "handling" fees, or profit from shipping charges.
Domestic shipping (within the US) is by First Class for most orders. Depending on size, domestic orders valued over $90 are usually sent via Priority Mail (the customer is not charged extra for this). International parcels are sent via First Class International Parcel, which does not include tracking to some countries.
Any and all customs/import fees are the responsibility of the customer. Contents will be marked as "Cosmetics" or "Cosmetic Samples" as applicable, and cannot be marked as "gift". If you cannot import cosmetic products into your country, please do not purchase, as we cannot falsify the forms to state different merchandise. Our shipping rates are subject to change, but will be noted on this page.
Transit time info:
This is just a general guideline, since we have no control over the length of time it takes a parcel to arrive once shipped. Since we happen to be located close to a major international airport, most parcels arrive to their destinations quickly. Within the US, First Class usually arrives in 3-7 days. Sometimes the parcels do not get out of the local sorting facility for a day or two.
Canadian orders may take about two weeks to arrive, sometimes longer. The rest of the world varies greatly, but in or near major cities in Europe and east Asia, transit time is usually 10 to 16 days. It can, however, take a few weeks; 5-6 weeks in transit is possible, usually when a parcel is stuck in customs. Many parcels we send to Australia and New Zealand arrive in about a week or less, and we know not why.
Regretfully, we do not ship to Syria (due to blockage of US mail), Italy, Israel, or Philippines. Rates are subject to change without notice.
For your privacy: Domestic parcels do not have any mention of cosmetics on the exterior. International parcels have it only on the customs form, as required.