Akira Beauty is an international luxury beauty retailer with our digital team based in California. The Akira Beauty concept flourished from 30 years of experience in the beauty trading industry, with the global buying teams developed nearly 16 years ago. Our global buyer teams — based in New York, Tokyo, Taipei, Warsaw, Rome, London, Hong Kong, Paris, Singapore and Seoul — bring you the best selling iconic beauty products the global market has to offer.
Akira — which means bright, intelligent, and truthful — incorporates the Japanese value for meticulous quality control into all that we do. Our mission is to transform your daily self-care routine by bringing international luxuries right to your doorstep at amazing price points, without ever compromising the quality.
We eliminate expensive advertising, gift wrapping and samples to bring you authentic luxury brands at prices that average 10 - 40% less than retail.
Luxury Behind the Scenes
The Akira Beauty digital team is based in San Francisco, California. Our products are sourced globally from beauty markets - US, Europe to Asia, directly from the manufacturers, authorized distributors and high-end department stores.
For logistics convenience, we store our products in our warehouse centralized in Hong Kong. Our warehouse is temperature-controlled and every single product is subject to top standard quality control and a meticulous packaging process. Our products are not made in our Hong Kong warehouse, they are solely stored there for distribution functions.
The beauty connoisseur might notice that some products on our website have different packaging and label. That’s because some manufacturers package products differently in each beauty market. Akira Beauty carries only 100% authentic brands and products, 24/7.
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Meet Our Buyers
Ricky, a seafood lover who can never pass up a quality sushi spot, has more than 10 years of buying experience. She’s always on the lookout for products with SPF for essential sun protection. Her beauty tip? Always use your ring finger when applying eye cream to protect your face’s most delicate skin. Her beauty picks: Sisley Ecological Compound and Kerastase Specifique Shampoo
Despite 10 years of experience, Myhuo — who loves climbing Taipei’s Elephant Mountain to watch the sunset — is always on the hunt for the latest beauty trend. His trick when it comes to looking and feeling great? Never missing a single step of the T-beauty skincare routine: always cleanse, exfoliate, tone, moisturize and follow up with a mask. His beauty picks: Dior and SKII’s eye creams and mask
Jennifer, our buyer with a passion for skincare, brings more than a decade of experience to Akira. You can often find her hiking and taking in the world-renowned, beautiful mountains of Switzerland — one of her favorite places in Europe. When it comes to beauty secrets, she knows you can’t go wrong with a weekly face mask and a good night’s sleep. Her beauty picks: Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair, Clarins’ Beauty Flash and Double Serum
Aki takes advantage of living in Italy by indulging in Cacio e Pepe and admiring the sights and sounds of Piazza Navona. With more than 11 years of buying experience under her belt, she’s had the opportunity to sample countless products in various climates. Her number one tip is to use a hydrating face mask every day of the week. Her beauty picks: Lançome Advanced Génifique Serum, Fresh Rose Hydrating Mask
Casey, our U.K, buyer, enjoys strolling through city parks — especially those that offer the chance to see local deer — and exploring neighborhood pubs. As a beauty lover who relishes learning new tips and tricks, she recommends using a facial scrub and mask right after taking a sauna. The heat opens up your pores and the products are doubly effective. Her beauty picks: Bare Minerals’ Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel, Bioderma Atoderm Ultra-Nourishing Cream
Though Tomo lives in bustling NYC, she loves to visit Long Island’s nearby wineries to sample their world class wines. Her favorite part of working with beauty is the ever-evolving discovery of new products and tips that have the potential to be life changing. After eight years in the business, she’s learned that using a warm towel before applying face cream makes a world of difference. Her beauty picks: Estée Lauder’s Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment
Oreo — who loves to explore Hong Kong’s Tai Po Waterfront Park — is always on the hunt for beauty products that will last all day long. As a buyer for seven years, he knows more than one effective beauty tactic: he recommends using a moisturizing face mask at least two to three times a week, and a face scrub once per week. His beauty picks: SK-II