Around the World in Beauty Products
The United States market is flooded with beauty products as it’s one of the biggest industries in the country (you’re probably familiar with companies like Estée Lauder, Johnson and Johnson, L'Oréal, and Procter & Gamble), but did you know there is a whole world of beauty companies with unique products to discover?
Whether you’re a beauty junkie or not, these products may help you plan your next travel destination, but not too worry if travel is not in your budget, most of these products are available online.
Basin Bath Bombs, Disney Springs
Taking a bath after a long day is a great way to relax, but do you know what can make a bath even more enjoyable? A bath bomb.
You may be familiar with the store Lush, a bath and body store that has popped up around the United States. If you want to get away from the household name brands, in Disney Springs Marketplace at Walt Disney World in Florida, you will find Basin. It’s an all-natural bath and beauty store, and all their products are made in the USA, and they are all animal cruelty-free.
They are best known for their bath bombs, even releasing a limited edition one shaped like a Poké Ball, but they also offer other products such as shampoo and conditioner and there’s an area where you can mix your own bath salts. So, maybe a trip to Walt Disney World soon? However, they’ve recently opened up a new location in Las Vegas — slots anyone?
Their bath bombs range from $3.99 to $19.99 for a barrel.
Leite de Rose Deodorant and Toner, Brazil
A deodorant and a toner! As one of the oldest products in the Brazil beauty market, having launched in 1929, it’s one of the most beloved products of many Brazilians.
If you’re planning on visiting Brazil, you may want to pick up a bottle. This rose fragrant smelling product has many uses — it’s a skin cleanser, a deodorant, and a makeup remover.
Plus, this product is only $5.50! I don’t know about you, but this product could save me a ton of money.
Snake Bomb Prickly Heat Cooling Power, Asia
This is one of the best products in the world for the relief of a heat rash, but you might have to head to Southeast Asia to get your hands on it. It first sold in 1947 and has since been loved by outdoor fitness enthusiast or anyone who is out in the heat.
The key ingredients in the powder are essential oils of camphor and menthol that help to create a protective coating on your skin that gives you a cooling sensation. If you want to beat the heat this summer, you best bet is to book a trip to Southeast Asia. There, you’ll find this product for $5.80.
Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Blemish Stick, London
If find yourself in London this summer and you start breaking out, Boots Tea Tree & Which Hazel Spot Blemish Stick will become your new best friend. Boots is the UK’s leading pharmacy and beauty retailer, and it’s there that you’ll find this little stick that helps to fight annoying blemishes immediately. This product focus on the spot itself and won’t dry the surrounding skin.
Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion, Japan
This product is a staple skin care product found in most beauty bags in Japan. It’s less like a lotion and more like a lightweight liquid serum that helps to moisturize the skin, leaving it plump and hydrated. If you have extremely dry skin then this product may be what you’re looking for. If you don’t want to wait until you make travel plans to Japan, you can get this product on Amazon, although it will still take over a month to arrive.
According to Amazon, this product has received nothing but amazing reviews with one user writing: “ now looks 10 years younger. I was able to see results from first time of use, after few weeks, I can’t even believe my skin condition has improved so much without any effort.” A bottle of this stuff cost about just over $10.
NoTS 28 Remedy Repair Cream, Korea
NoTS is a known luxury skincare brand in Korea. This product is marketed as a “nutritious cream that deeply nourishes the skin and repairs and soothes pigmentation, acne scars, and skin irritations.” This cream is defiantly ideal for anyone who has sensitive and acne-prone skin and its natural plant-based ingredients help the skin appear more youthful.
If you don’t see yourself heading to Korea anytime soon, then check out Amazon, you can get it for close to $65.00.
Lucas’ Papaw Ointment, Australia
This little red tub is famous in Australia and it has been talked about all over the Internet. It was created almost a century ago and it’s a staple ointment that’s in most Aussie bags or medicine cabinets. The back of this product tells you all the amazing things it does, including a remedy for dry skin, chapped lips, minor burns, rashes, cuts, insect stings, and the temporary relief of eczema. So, it’s basically a pharmacy in a tub.
A small tube of the ointment sells for about $5 and can last a few months. The product is produced by an Australian-owned family company based in the southern Brisbane suburb.
Barry M. Cosmetics Genie Color Change Lip Paint, U.K.
This magical product is from the Barry M Cosmetics line, a London-based company created in 1982. He created the company because there were no other cosmetic lines out there offering the vivid colors that customers wanted, and boy was he successful — Barry M is now the leading color cosmetic brand in Britain.
Talking about funky, Barry M’s color changing lip paint is nothing but unique. Imagine buying a green lip color but when you put it on it magically turns to a shade of pink, how cool is that! This genie in a bottle makes me want to book a trip to the U.K. The product is long-lasting, and it only cost about $7.99.
Santa Maria Novelle Skin Exfoliating Powder, Italy
This is one of the oldest beauty products you can buy at the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella in Florence Italy. It’s made from Iris powder that helps to exfoliate the skin leaving it feeling smooth and attenuating winkles. It can be used as a rub or a mask (by making water to the powder to create a paste). You can buy it online for about $40.
Como Shambhala new Skin Body Oil and Scrub, Bali
If you’re planning a trip to Bali this summer, you may want to bring home a bottle of this product to keep you in vacation mode. This body oil was originally made for use in the famous Como Hotel and Spa Resort in Bali, but now it’s a product available to anyone to help them create a Bali-like spa experience right in their own bathroom.
It uses premium grad essential oils and is sure to leave you feeling peaceful as you take on your week. You’ll be happy to know that all their spa products are available online to order to UK, EU, and the U.S. (excluding the Alaska and Hawaii).