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Beauty Products You Didn't Know Existed

Our beloved beauty brands have secret lives we don't know about. So many products from around the world mean that whenever I travel, I have to hit up the local drugstore. Of course, I have no idea what some of these products actually are for, but they are nonetheless fascinating, as is how a room full of execs decides that Americans don't want to try Nivea Intensive Cream hair mask but Egyptians totally do (it has lotus blossom, so no doubt smells amazing). Garnier's line of "UVSKI" products (which appear to be sun protection for skiiers) for the Netherlands and Maybelline China's Eye Studio palette look so good I could almost travel across multiple continents for them. I'd also hit up Ireland for those adorable tins of Rosy Vaseline and Sephora France for that cool analog-looking face mask. Any global goodies you've fallen in love with?

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Allytta Allytta 8 years
pharm_chick, i use Lakme hair serum before drying my hair. it's amazing. didn't think it was indian though. It says it's made in Barcelona! And also i like gillete razor from Lithuania, as the moisture strip on them lasts forever.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
Russian cosmetics is amazing, especiaily face and body masks. Also I enjoy Germain department store kind make up and skincare Artdeco and Italian Deborah -they're amazing. And Swiss Prestige liquid eye liner - the best brush ever, it took me one try to learn how to line my eye (i'm a virgin in this area).
tralalala tralalala 8 years
neem tree oil/creme and boots products. Oh, and it's not really a beauty product, but there was this crazy mouthwash in the UK that uses static to pull things off of your teeth that you had no idea were, even after brushing and flossing, spitting after using this stuff was beyond disgusting.
gemsera gemsera 8 years
Im pretty sure that Biore pack is those blackhead strips, wet them, put them on your nose and the blackheads stick to it once its dry. I love those but cant find them in the UK (only AU). Also, I love Crystalli hair serum from Italy. We order it in especially as its just that good. You can buy it in AU but not in the UK!!! Or online if you speak italian lol
luckyflip luckyflip 8 years
i love the eyeshadows in japanese hyaku-en (dollar) stores. you can find any color/texture and the packaging is always really cute. i see the same packaging now in drugstores that i saw in japan 2-3 years ago.
Emescloset Emescloset 8 years
Okay - so I found one for purchase the LaBello at Shipping is $6.50 plus 50 cents for each additional items. I'm going to add a Sugar Link for it. Enjoy!
Emescloset Emescloset 8 years
Does anyone know a website where we could order international products at a reasonable price? XOXO
flowergirl flowergirl 8 years
^ I think the biore product from Japan is for blackheads.
bella85 bella85 8 years
ssfl2000, I bet it's a spot treatment, see the picture of the clogged pore on the right side of the package? *g*
ssfl2000 ssfl2000 8 years
Okay, so what is the scoop on the Biore product?!? I know it's from Japan...what is it? What does it do?
bella85 bella85 8 years
I'm from Germany and we've got Nivea hair care, face care, cosmetics and so on... In Hamburg there's even a Nivea house where they treat you with the products :) Check this out:
lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 8 years
i love living in europe...nivea has amazing lines for body, face and hair.
hannegee hannegee 8 years
its not like the US doesnt have any goodies! the rest of the world are soo happy when the go over there... your drugstores are super stocked compared to over in Europe. I would love to be able to buy crest whitestrips in Norway!
Bella-Donna Bella-Donna 8 years
Shahnaz Husain's herbal/ayurvedic line of products are simply unmatched in their quality and efficacy. I use hair mask, lotions, anti-zit masks, neem-based bodywash and herbal kohl from this line. Shahnaz Husain's ten times better than Sundari and maybe 1/5th as cheap. It's been around for more than 2 decades, even before ayurveda and holistic beauty became buzzwords.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
It annoys me how execs think we wouldn't like to have these products in the USA. I would love to try these items.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
BOOTS products (London) are amazing!
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
while i was in india i discovered a line called lakme.. its made by india's unilever company.. and its sooo amazing; they make everything from makeup to face wash, shampoo, body wash, moisturizers etc.. and it was soo good to my skin. im not sure if its because its probably whats best for 'indian' skin.. but it def worked. i brought back a bunch of stuff and will probably restock on my next trip there.
Lexy403 Lexy403 8 years
LaBello has been available in canada since i was little but they recently changed the name here to nivea as opposed to the former labello. Still the same great product though!
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
i love mascaras by apple cosmetics from mexico!
soapbox soapbox 8 years
I agree with Em. Their Nivea products in Germany are amazing. I always forget to stock up whenever I go though :(
AllaWallaBalla AllaWallaBalla 8 years
YES! While in Germany, I "discovered" LaBello. From my understanding, it's made by the same company as Nivea. The LaBello lip balms are super moisturizing, some are lightly pigmented and there are many flavors to choose from. The Nivea tinted lip balms and glosses have launched in the U.S. recently but the flavor/color variety (Pearl, Passionfruit and Cherry) pale in comparison to the Labellos available in Europe. Nevertheless, they're the same product and worth purchasing (Cherry gives my lips a perfectly popsicle-stained look).
retrospeckt retrospeckt 8 years
love asian skincare line kracie (formerly kanebo). their cleansing foams leave ur skin SQUEAKY clean and smell amazing.
em1282 em1282 8 years
Nivea products made in Germany are awesome--I love their body milk. Smells amazing and is lightweight but still moisurizing. I also love any products from Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Perfumeria Gal from Spain.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
Not quite a product but the humidity in Mexico keeps my hair looking great!
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