What a fast moving world we live in. With the advent of globalization, did you know that you can now get skin care products right at your fingertips? Many of them are sold at your local Target! And with makeup stores like Sephora, & Ulta, they’ve been featuring international products too.
Davines Love Shampoo, $24
Davines has found a cult following in the States. With olive oil & fig extracts, it can tame the most difficult hard to tame hair. They have lots of different shampoos for all kinds of hair! The link I’ve provided is at Barney’s, but to see the wealth of products they offer, you can go to Davines.
Surprisingly they have this at Barney’s for only $15!. This shower gel changes to foam, & smells of sweet orange & cedar. Rituals, has lots of skin care products, ranging from shower gels, lotions, shampoo, condition, & even massage oils! To shop click here, or to visit their website.
Made & based in Greece, Korres has a wide variety of skincare products, ranging from hand creams, facial masks, toners, shower gels, and more! This Wild Rose cream is actually their most popular product! Enriched with vitamin C, it’s meant to brighten & revitalize skin. Want it? Get it!
A skincare line aimed at targeting stressed skin, this great kit includes firming eye gels, a relief eye pen, cooling daily lotion, & a multivitamin face mist. They have a wide variety of different products for skincare, click here for more, or check out their website.
One of the leading skincare brands in Finland, they have been making skincare products for the past 70 years! I actually stumbled across this brand in Target. They feature lots of skincare products for the face & the body, with some items called ‘Time Freeze’, which are anti-aging. They also have a jar of vitamin C & age defying beauty drops, that you can just open 1 of the capsules & massage it all over your face. And not expensive either! Click here for more Lumene products on Ulta, or Amazon.
Attitude Hair Products, $9 each
Claiming that they use only natural products that carcinogen free, this Canadian line has recently popped up in your local Target. They mostly feature Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, even ones for babies! To buy click on Attitude or check out their website where they feature more products.
Originally created by an CEO & founder Alyson Hogg, she created a line of self tanning products that even celebrities are envious of. She prides herself on making a non-toxic tanning products making it the healthiest way to achieve a natural glow. Don’t bake in the sun. Ironically the healthiest tan is a fake one. For more of their products, click on Vita Liberata or visit their website.
Created in Stockholm, Sweden, created by 2 friends Sacha Mitic & Juan Rosenlind, Sachajuan is now used all over the world. This cream moisturizes your hair while also adding shine. Click here for more of Sachajuan’s products.
Wei’s Golden Root Purifying mask, $42 for 8 masks
A kind of pricey line, created by a woman named Wei Young Brian, combines the ideas of Chinese medicinal herbs with skincare. This golden root mud mask, is meant to minimize pores, minimize breakouts, & renew skin. This is actually one of their more affordable products, at $6 per mask, it’s a great deal! Click for more of Wei’s products, or check out their website where they offer even more items.
Omorovicza’s Thermal Cleansing Balm, 0.5oz, $32
Quite a pricey line, this is actually travel size. This is an award winning black cleansing balm that removes impurities without stripping the skin, leaving it hydrated. It actually is made from mud from Hungarian Moor in Lake Heviz, which have been used for centuries in skincare. They have also added almond oil, & orange blossom oil. Want to try it?
Using the power of the Agave plant, they have harvested them into shampoos & conditioners. Using the plants’ amino sugars, they lock moisture inside the hair, building strength & elasticity. Their products are good for dyed hair as well! They’ve added other natural ingredients such as coconut, vanilla, sunflower, safflower, baobab seed oil to nourish hair. Click here for more Agave products.
This is barely scratching at the surface of the wide spectrum of Japanese skincare products there are out there. An exfoliating foot peel, this is meant to peel off all the dead skin off your feet! Have thick calluses? Or cracked heels? Give your feet a makeover & watch the dead skin fall off! Check out my post on Japanese cosmetics!
This is also the tip of the iceberg of Korean skincare. In Korea nowadays they have a wide plethora of skincare & cosmetics. I picked this one because it’s unique to Korea, a volcanic clay mask made from particles exclusively from Jeju Volcano, meant to clarify skin of impurities & minimize pores. Click here for more Korean Cosmetics!
Ahava Time to Cleaer Purifying Mud Mask, 0.9 oz, $10
There are so many products these days proclaiming they have dead sea minerals, but this one is actually is made with dead sea water, & the company is actually based in Israel. People travel from all over the world to go to the Dead sea for their skin problems! Here you have it in a tube! To buy click here for their products at Ulta, or Nordstrom, or check out their website yourself!
A kind of pricey line, this mask clarifies, soothes & cools the skin. Natura Bisse has some quite unique products, from diamond mists, white glowing masks, vitamin C creams, & much more! Why not indulge in something Spanish? Click here for more products or website.
There aren’t a wealth of skincare / makeup brands in Taiwan, for most Taiwanese women buy Western brands, or products from Japan / Korea. There are, however a few brands that are aimed at protecting skin. Dr. Wu has a wide variety of products on Amazon, and some of them have perfect reviews! Perhaps he has some ancient Chinese secret? For more products, click on Dr. Wu’s skincare.
I actually have a friend who has a tube of this lotion that came all the way from Australia. Being here in the US, there is a lack of their products. This is one of the few that has managed to travel across the ocean & make it all the way here. Harvested by organic ingredients on Australian farms, this lotion actually radiates a sweet rose smell. I have to say I’m kind of envious whenever I see her put this on (I ought to get a tube myself). They have opened a store in NYC, if not buy their products online at Sephora, or check out their website.
This serum is actually made by a company called Swiss Botany. This serum is a potent mix of vitamin A, C, E, and collagen that’s meant to soften skin, & diminish fine lines. They have a variety of products, all aimed at protecting skin. For more of their products, click on Swiss Botany.
A UK based company, Boots makes all kinds of skincare & beauty products. I mentioned it in a previous post, but their night cream triple age renewal is one of my FAVORITE night creams. And they have a matching serum to go with it! Anti-aging & I wake up with my face feeling like a baby’s bottom. And you can get them either in Target or Ulta!
This is actually being shipped to you all the way from Thailand! It really is made from snail secretion. Sound strange to you? It’s actually very popular in Korean & Japanese skincare. Have acne / acne scars? This moisturizing mist is meant to hydrate, replenish, firm, & repair damaged skin.
Ole Henriksen’s Sheer Transformation, 1.7oz, $40
Ole Henriksen, a man that came all the way from Denmark here to make his skincare line. His products are so popular that they’re staples among celebrities. Here you can buy it & have it shipped to your house! This ‘Sheer Transformation‘ is a lightweight moisturizer, that’s oil free & helps exfoliate skin! Click for more products from Ole Henriksen!
Vichy is one of the many skincare lines famous in France for their products. And luckily for us they’re sold at our local Target! If you would like to check out more of their Products: Vichy Skincare. Also check out my post on French beauty products!
We live in an international world. I once mentioned before, but there’s something about constantly shopping at Johnson’s & Johnsons that is just so.. blah. Why not spice up your life with some more international products? Don’t stick to only local drugstore items. For example, there’s this mask I bought when I was in China called Skinvitals, and it is absolutely AMAZING. One of the TOP anti-aging masks I’ve ever tried. I was saddened when I did my research online to find out that the company is Australian & don’t sell in the States. My point? That there’s a whole world of products (literally) for you to try & they’re just waiting for you! BE the envy of your friends, family, or coworkers, of your great looking skin / hair.