The next time you need to stock up on beauty products, consider logging on to Asian website www.beautiful.me. This members-only online shopping club, which will launch in early August, boasts an extensive array of over 5,000 beauty, body and baby merchandise from over 300 brands, including SK-II, L’Oreal, Vichy, Blackmores and Johnson & Johnson.

The main draw? Prices on the website are up to 50 per cent lower than those in stores – but of course, there aren’t any of the benefits you’ll ordinarily get at physical beauty counters, such as personal consultations and expert advice. While you’ll have to pay an annual membership fee of $49, this is backed by a satisfaction guarantee – if you don’t save more than double of your membership fee (i.e. $98), you’ll be refunded the difference at the end of the year. Members can also count on regular flash sales and daily deals for more savings.

What’s more, shipping is free for purchases above $50 (you’ll have to pay a $4 delivery fee for orders below that), and your order will be delivered to your doorstep the following day. Very convenient!

The club is holding its pre-launch membership program from now through August 6, whereby new signups get to enjoy free membership for six months. If you refer five friends, you’ll be entitled to free membership for a full year; ten referrals get you cash rebates. Register now at www.beautiful.me.