On a recent trip to San Francisco I decided to try and scout out the Sephora of natural products, Credo Beauty.
To my surprise the store was smaller than anticipated. Despite this, it featured about 10 or 15 makeup lines and a plethora of skincare items. I was honestly a bit overwhelmed by the choices and was not sure where to start.
There were three sales associates helping out around the store and they must have seen my "deer in headlights" look and immediately came over to ask if I needed help. I told them I was new to natural beauty and asked if there anything in particular they would suggest. The sales lady was excited to help me and gave me numerous options and an overview of almost every beauty brand available there.
I said "Thank you" and began looking around on my own, little did I realize almost none of the products are available for you to get on your own, this meant having to wait for a sales associate to be free to walk around with me and open the drawers below the displays to see if they had any of the products I wanted. Although I did not mind this at the time, I can imagine if you are in a rush or someone who likes to shop on their own, this type of experience may not interest you.
As we were walking around I would point to a product, and the sweet sales lady would go in the drawer below and regretfully tell me they were out of it. I think I picked out seven products and only one of them was available. I took it as a sign from the universe to save money and decided to cut my losses instead of ordering them and only purchased only the one item.
Overall I would say it's a must go for anyone in the natural beauty world. So often these brands are only available online and it's hard to pick your shade or decide what colors of eyeshadow you really like just by the picture (not to mention I've been surprised multiple times by the sizes of natural beauty products, so it's good to get an idea of what your buying).
I wish they had more product in stock because it is a bit of a trip to get to San Francisco for me and I left feeling a little disappointed by their inventory. I definitely will make another trip in the near future and I now feel like I understand how to navigate the sales experience so it is most effective and efficient.
So my advice when you go to Credo Beauty is grab a sales associate right away and ask them to help you, not only are their suggestions great, they also will give you undivided attention and help you get the products you need efficiently. If you miss the opportunity for help you might be stuck wondering on your own for quite a bit of time!
Have any of you been to Credo Beauty? I'd love to hear what your experience has been and stay tuned for the review of the one product I was able to purchase! xo
Let me know if you guys visit!
Credo Beauty, USA,
2136 Fillmore St,