We’ve all got our beauty staples, but it may be that some of the products that have the potential to work best for you, or at the very least make a good addition to your already-thought-out beauty regimen, are ones that you haven’t even heard of yet. In case your beauty radar has yet to stretch too far beyond your geographic location, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite finds from around the world.
PRODUCT PICK: Face Lifting Soft Cream, $56
Caudalie is a brand that taps into the power of grape vines, straight from the vineyards of France, to help boost skin health. Infused with resveratrol, a naturally-occurring ingredient derived from grapevine stalks, the Face Lifting Soft Cream works wonders when it comes to fighting the signs of aging.
The History of Whoo
COUNTRY: South Korea
PRODUCT PICK: Gongjinhyang Foam Cleanser, $30
The History of Whoo combines the tradition of royal Korean beauty secrets with Eastern medicinal essentials to create skincare products that give your skin a majorly luxurious treatment. One of our favorite picks? The Gongjinhyang cleanser, which is strong enough to remove any makeup residue and impurities from your skin, but gentle enough to preserve it’s natural oils and texture.
Omorovicza Queen of Hungary
PRODUCT PICK: Hydrating Facial Mist, $90
Those who have visited Hungary may already know of the healing powers of the thermal waters in Budapest baths. For those who haven’t visited Hungary, Omorovicza Queen of Hungary brings those healing powers to you right in a bottle. Try out the line’s rose-scented face mist for a pick-me-up that is all at once refreshing for your skin and uplifting for your spirits.
TOP PICK: Moroccan “Beldi” Black Soap, $15
Using powerful but natural Moroccan ingredients like beldi black soap and argon oil, Zakia’s Morocco is a line of natural skincare products meant to help anyone – regardless of skin type – achieve smooth, silky skin. Great as a facial cleanser or an all-over scrub, the argon oil-infused black soap is great for cleansing your skin while exfoliating and leaving you looking, and kind of feeling, radiant.
PRODUCT PICK: Rainforest Grown Shampoo, $32
Always organic, Rahua products are all about going back to the roots of healthy beauty, which, in this case, can be found in the Amazon rainforest. With ingredients like rahua oil to repair damaged locks and quinoa to revitalize and lock in moisture, Rahua shampoo’s rainforest-grown ingredients are key to it’s hair revitalizing properties.
TOP PICK: No.155 Clay Mask, $33
Sourced from land and sea alike, L:A Bruket’s products are all about healing, nourishing, and protecting worn skin and bodies with natural, conscious ingredients, including oils, waxes, and herbs. Try out the line’s No.155 Clay Mask for a seaweed-infused facial treatment that clears toxins out of your pores while reviving tired skin.
TOP PICK: Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial, $46
Started in Greece in 1996, KORRES is all about utilizing the power of natural ingredients, like medicinal herbs, Greek flora, and food products like yogurt and honey, in homeopathic skincare products rooted as much in tradition as they are in science. The line’s yogurt-infused overnight moisturizer, for example, uses the longtime Greek facial secret to soothe dry and stressed out skin while you sleep.