6 International-inspired beauty products you'll wish you had a long time ago
Need a little extra something in your beauty routine? Look no further than our neighbors from around the world. You don't even have to book a plane ticket for some international beauty inspiration.
1. Eyeliner from India
In packaging that often resembles lipstick more than liner, kajal liner is a product synonymous with Indian beauty. The soft, smudgeable formula in ultra-rich black gives these kohl liners a quality that isn’t easily rivaled by their American counterparts. An Indian friend of mine loves this one and stocks up every time she visits.
2. African black soap
Natural black soap originated in Africa and is known to help with tough skin issues like eczema. This soap has also been hailed with eliminating blemishes on the face and body, hydrating and soothing irritated skin and helping to control oil. It's contains plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves and shea tree bark and packed with shea butter, vitamin E and other essential oils. Ready to rub-a-dub-dub with some SheaMoisture African Black Soap?
3. Argan oil inspired by Moroccan women
Argan oil has been used for centuries by Moroccan women. They knew about the argan tree's powers long before we did. Argan oil has been known to promote healing and hydrating, soothing inflammation, acne and dryness. It's associated with aging as well as hydrating and smoothing hair. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light is a lightweight formula that can be worn day or night.
4. Secret Greek ingredients
Korres is an amazing skin care and cosmetic brand that specializes in plant extractions and natural ingredients. Korres products are chock-full of fresh Greek goodies like yogurt, olive oil, black pine and wild rose. I absolutely love their eye cream and sleeping facials. If you close your eyes and use your imagination, you can almost imagine you're in Santorini!
5. French moisturizer
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre is a makeup artist staple for its incredible versatility. This rich French moisturizer doubles as a makeup primer and makeup remover! It suits all skin types and hydrates deeply like none other! Moisturizing and priming with this helps foundation to melt seamlessly into skin and with a fancy French name too!
6. Snail slime inspired by Korean skin care
When it comes to innovative skin care, Koreans know what’s up. They are famous for BB creams, sheet masks and blackhead busting products, and now you can add snail slime to the list of their secret ingredients! Found in many Korean products, snail secretions help to moisturize and renew skin. Try TONYMOLY Pure Eco Snail Moisture Gel for a fast moisture fix from a slow critter.