How to Get Aesop Hand Soap in Kuwait

Post by Mark

You’ve probably come across Aesop hand soaps in restaurant washrooms, they’re dark bottles like in the picture on top, and they tend to smell amazing. If you’ve been to any of the Aesop stores around the world you might have picked up a bottle or two and brought them back with you. Or maybe even had a friend get you some when on vacation. But, it’s not really practical getting them while on vacation since the bottles take up luggage space, are fairly heavy, and what if you run out and need some more? A better solution is ordering them online.

There are a number of places online you can order Aesop from but the website I use is the UK based Cult Beauty. They have two kinds of hand wash available as well as a bunch of other Aesop products, but what I like about them is the cost of shipping to Kuwait. The maximum you are allowed to order is 6 pieces of hand wash the shipping cost with DHL is for 6 is £15. If you order 6 of each of their hand washes (so a total of 12), then they’ll ship it via DHL for free.

I haven’t bought 12 bottles at once but I have bought 6 pieces. If you order 6 then the cost per bottle after shipping and customs comes to KD11, which is the same price as if you purchased a bottle in the UK. How is that possible? When you order Aesop to Kuwait they remove the 20% VAT which brings the price down from around KD11 to around KD9. Adding shipping and customs to Kuwait and the price comes back up to the UK retail price of KD11. If you order 12 bottles then the price per bottle ends up actually being cheaper than the price per bottle in the UK since you don’t pay for shipping, just customs.

So if you’re looking to get Aesop hand wash, this is probably the cheapest way to get it to Kuwait. You can check out the full range of Aesop products on Cult Beauty [Here]

Update: I originally posted saying each bottle would cost you KD13 shipped to Kuwait but I completely forgot one important thing, when you ship to Kuwait they remove the 20% VAT. So the cost of the bottle with shipping and customs to Kuwait is actually the same price as if you bought a bottle while on vacation in the UK.

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16 comments, add your own...

  1. Sonia says:

    Thanks for the info Mark. Off topic.. I saw a new shop called “Dragon Mart” come up in Dajeej in the same line of Sears & Lulu. Any idea what this is ?

  2. Sulaiman_COOKIEEEE says:

    Personally I prefer Molton Brown .

  3. Rebecca says:

    Another good thing about ordering from Cult Beauty is they deduct the UK tax when shipping outside the UK, something that not many websites do.

  4. Kuwait says:

    first world problems

  5. Whatever says:

    They have SLS in them. They might smell amazing but they’re not the healthiest to use.

  6. Avid Cyclist says:

    I prefer the 5 litre liquid soap cans found in the Co-Ops for about KD 1.500
    Lasts more than a year.
    Smells pretty decent.
    And serves the exact same purpose.
    For probably one-tenth of the cost.
    I fail to understand why people insist going to such extremes as to ordering Liquid Soap online.
    Imagine the amount a person would spend on this fancy soap. Then imagine spending the same amount – partly on a Co-Op liquid soap and partly on charity – wouldn’t the world be a much better place? Food for thought there for all “brandwashed” consumers out there.

    • Sulaiman-COOKIEEE says:

      Keep your socialist thoughts to yourself.

    • LuLu says:

      Why does it have to be one or the other? Why can’t people spend money on their “fancy soap” AND give to charity? I don’t see why both options have to be mutually exclusive.

      Also side note – Mark, we can order liquids to Kuwait? What the what? This is news to me. Aramex are always telling me off for doing that.

      • Mark says:

        I think there was a liquid ban a few years ago when there was the whole liquid being turned into bombs scare but now it’s fine.

      • Avid Cyclist says:

        Well, if one has a pizza with enough slices to go around, or even two pizzas – one to eat and one to share – I don’t see why not.
        But one would psychologically feel the pinch of giving away one whole pizza (even though one has a whole pizza left to eat) knowing pretty well that the pizza that is to be given away, could in fact be eaten at a later date.
        Hence the mutual exclusivity.
        It makes for simple sense to share the pizza while it is being eaten.

  7. zaydoun says:

    Surprised nobody saw fit to open a full Aesop shop here yet

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