Six Must-Have Beauty Imports

American women are obsessed with all things beauty and the treatments and products that stem from American research rival some of the best out there. But that’s not to say that some of the newest international imports aren’t anything short of miraculous and ingenious. These skin-care products, some using ingredients native to the regions, are not only causing a stir in their countries of origin, but have beauty enthusiasts in the U.S. clamoring as well.

From exfoliators to serums, these six beauty products trending overseas will take your skin to new heights—no passport necessary. 

The Country: Iceland

The Product: EFG BioEffect Serum ($210)

Why You’ll Want It: This European beauty staple makes use of biotechnology and plant-derived epidermal growth factors. The nine-ingredient repairing serum diminishes lines and wrinkles while increasing collagen production.

The Country: The United Kingdom

The Product: Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint ($27)

Why You’ll Want It: A cult classic no-fuss skin-care line praised in England. The unique formula offers an effortless way to enhance your skin in a healthy way.

The Country: Korea

The Product: Beauty Architects Masque*ology ($68)

Why You’ll Want it: It is packed with the Korean ingredient 7-dehydrocholesterol, which turns into vitamin D. The four syringes minimize photoaging and damage.

The Country: South Africa

The Product: Savane Organic Gentle Exfoliant ($50)

Why You’ll Want It: This gentle exfoliant blends ancient principles with modern technology to safeguard the skin against premature damage.

The Country: France

The Product: Baume 27 Cleansing Balm ($85)

Why You’ll Want It: The pharmacist-created line features the restorative power of centella asiatica, a medicinal healing plant. This solid balm transforms into oil and then a light foaming cream with water to remove dirt, oil and makeup while brightening, nourishing, exfoliating and reviving.

The Country: New Zealand

The Product: Snowberry Bright Defence Day Cream 1 ($66)

Why You’ll Want It: Packed with soothing nutrients and botanicals, including the native New Zealand Harakeke oil, this skin brightener evens out skin tone so it’s more uniform in color.


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