In honor of the Olympic Games, NewBeauty’s Senior Editor-at-Large Sarah Eggenberger went live on The Today Show this morning to break down the world’s most medal-worthy skin-care products, from sunscreens to eye creams. Scroll through to see the brands and beauty products that dominate online searches and social media shares in each corner of the globe.
United States: Drunk Elephant
Product: Drunk Elephant The Littles Kit ($90)
Based in the USA, Drunk Elephant is a biocompatible skin-care line that is committed to using ingredients that directly benefit the health of the skin. Since the brand’s launch in 2015, Drunk Elephant has won over 230 beauty awards and has amassed a huge fan base. The brand is one of the fastest-growing skincare companies in the history of Sephora, with over 1.1 million fans on Instagram. Also, the hashtag #drunkelephant has more than 29.2 million views on TikTok.
The Littles Kit is the perfect way to take a “drunk break” and give your skin a chance to return to a healthy, balanced state. It contains eight products including cleansers, serums, moisturizer and SPF—all the essentials!
Canada: The Ordinary
Product: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ($7)
Due to its cruelty-free quality ingredients and promising results, The Ordinary has been able to gain a loyal customer base from around the globe since its launch back in 2016. The whole range is cruelty-free and does not use parabens, sulphates or mineral oils, so you know exactly what you’re getting with these products—it’s no wonder that this brand tops the list with over 37 million global searches over the past 12 months.
The Ordinary has been changing the skin-care game with its cult-favorite products like the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, a hydrating gel serum that decreases blemishes.
Product: Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Eye Cream ($64)
In 1872, Shiseido opened its doors in Ginza, Tokyo. Fast forward to now, the family business that started out as Japan’s first Western-style pharmacy has transformed into a global beauty giant that currently operates in approximately 120 countries and regions around the world. Shiseido’s history and tradition is characterized by a long string of innovations and category firsts that have repeatedly set new standards. As one of the world’s most valuable brands in revenue, it has more than two million social media followers.
Featuring the latest technology from Japan, Shiseido’s Wrinkle Smoothing Eye Cream tackles every eye concern from horizontal stress lines between the brows to crow’s feet, under-eye lines, corner crinkling, lid creases and under-puff lines. Skin is left looking smooth and resilient with a youthful-looking radiance.
France: La Roche-Posay
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Milk Sunscreen SPF 60 ($36)
The history of La Roche-Posay dates back to the 14th century, when legend has it that a knight stopped at a French spring in La Roche Posay, France to quench his thirst. His horse reportedly suffered from eczema, but as soon as he immersed himself in the spring water, he was cured. This is where the brand’s dermatological story begins. The exclusive water has been used at La Roche-Posay’s Thermal Center with over 7500 patients visiting annually to experience the properties of the water. This French brand is backed by 90,000 dermatologists worldwide, recommended by over thousands of influencers, sold in over 50 countries and has racked up 14 and a half million global searches in the last year.
The brand’s products are known for their incredible cleansers, eczema products and sunscreen. The Melt-in Sunscreen SPF 60 contains an optimized combination of UVA and UVB filters chosen for their synergistic effect to deliver broad-spectrum protection. The key is that it is formulated with a reduced number of ingredients for optimal skin tolerance, making even the most sensitive of skin flock to this sunscreen.
Product: Foreo BEAR Mini ($199)
Foreo was proudly born in 2013 upon the Stockholm panorama and quickly expanded into a progressive worldwide business. They are fueled by innovative Swedish DNA and their story begins with LUNA ($67), the world’s first silicone facial cleanser device. Since then, they have become the most awarded beauty-tech brand with over 65,000 content pieces published. It is also the number-one most-viewed skin-care tool on TikTok globally, with over 160,200,000 TikTok views. From skincare to oral hygiene devices, you will find the best solutions at FOREO.
BEAR is a pocket-sized personal trainer for your face. Glide the microcurrent spheres over your skin to build collagen, repair elastin and tighten your face via electrical currents that mimic your body’s own natural processes—it will feel like a mini lift for your face.
Product: Davines The Renaissance Circle Hair Mask ($10)
Founded by and owned by the Bollati family in Parma, Italy, the Davines Group is an international beauty company with distribution in more than 90 countries. All products are care-crafted in Parma using the highest-quality natural ingredients and scientific rigor and all product packaging is both carbon-neutral and produced with clean energy. As a certified B Corp, the Davines Group strives to place social and environmental sustainability at the core of its ethos. Taking the gold for Italy, this brand has 500K Google impressions per month, 1.9 million posts under #davines and a strong and vocal cult following.
If you are looking to repair damaged hair, check out the Davines Renaissance Circle. This hair mask provides deep nourishment to hydrate and has an incredible shine-inducing effect. I can always see a difference when I use this product because my hair is more manageable, healthy and fresh.
Product: KORRES Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Probiotic Gel-Cream ($36)
With the richest and most biodiverse landscape, Greece is home to 6,000-plus plant species—1,600 of which only grow in Greece. KORRES works closely with Greek organic farmers to grow the highest-quality ingredients and harvest them based on when they are at peak potency. This process makes the high-performing formulations strong enough to make the skin healthier and more radiant. KORRES spans over 30-plus markets across the world and has received over 200 national and international awards highlighting innovation, creativity and forward thinking. Plus, the brand has 240K followers across social media platforms.
Made with real Greek yogurt to give skin a plumped, hydrated and healthy bounce all day long, the unique whipped texture of the nourishing Greek Yogurt Moisturizer immediately melts into skin.
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