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Cost of toiletries/essentials in Khao Lak?

Northampton, United...
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Cost of toiletries/essentials in Khao Lak?

In the interests of space saving in our suitcases, we'd prefer to buy our toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, sun cream, after sun e.t.c) while we're in Khao Lak and just take small bottles to tide us over for the first couple of days. Is the price of those kind of items comparable to in the UK or are they usually cheaper? Thanks!

Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: Cost of toiletries/essentials in Khao Lak?

Sun cream and aftersun by recognised manufacturers is cheaper in UK and you need to be careful even with "named" ones in Thailand as they contain a whitening agent (Thais want light skin, foreigners want dark.) Other toilettries, plenty of choice at comparable prices.

Dunedin, New Zealand
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2. Re: Cost of toiletries/essentials in Khao Lak?

Generally most toiletries are quite cheap in Thailand compared to the UK

Mildura, Australia
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3. Re: Cost of toiletries/essentials in Khao Lak?

I would definitely take sunscreen with you. As above, many contain whitening agents and Ive found them to be quite expensive. Moisturisers may also have the whitening in them.

Shampoo, conditioners, toothpaste etc can be bought there reasonably priced. Premium brands generally more expensive or similar price to home.

Northampton, United...
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4. Re: Cost of toiletries/essentials in Khao Lak?

Thanks all! We'll take your advice and take plenty of sun cream and aftersun from home with us but buy everything else we need once we're in Khao Lak.

Khao Lak, Thailand
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5. Re: Cost of toiletries/essentials in Khao Lak?

welcome to khaolak . you don't need to carry many things in cosmetics here in khaolak has everything but if you like to use your own brand which you know how it works with your skin that would be better to bring from home.

Perth
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6. Re: Cost of toiletries/essentials in Khao Lak?

As an Australian sunscreen is an application that is drummed into our heads right from an early age., due the high incidents of sin cancer in our country. Suggestion is to bing your own from wherever you come from as you know that it works for you. We have found it is quite expensive to buy from Khao Lak. Other toiletries we tend to buy in Khao Lak as they are pretty much the same price as at home or cheaper. Though in saying that I do like my own brand of toothpaste, which I bring.

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