The Most Popular Skincare Products in India, France, and More
From the smooth, poreless skin of women in Korea to the effortlessly glowing complexions of women in India, it's remarkable how breathtakingly beautiful each culture is. What's even more astounding is the fact that each country has it's own skincare secrets, be it a native ingredient, an ancient practice, or a way of life. And regardless of how different these methodologies are, each group has still, in their own way, artfully mastered the secrets to better skin. So when our own complexion starts to look lackluster, it's fun to borrow tips (or products) from other countries to reset our regimens.
Below, we took at look at the top-selling products in Korea, India, France, Germany, Australia, and Mexico to compare and contrast what each culture considers to be a bathroom vanity must-have. What we found was that there are many consistencies across the globe, namely, products that will deliver hydration, radiance, and anti-aging (because who doesn't want all of that?). To find out which products rank highest far and wide, keep scrolling.
Dr. Lewinn's Vitamin A Rejuvenation Cream ($50)
Formulated by a plastic surgeon, this cream helps restore sun-damaged, dehydrated skin and aids in reversing hyperpigmentation. Vitamin A is also a derivative of retinol which, as we know, encourages cell turnover and collagen production. Found: the fountain of youth in jar.
We're guilty—we love French beauty products a whole heck of a lot, mostly because the quintessential French girl seems like the type of badass, effortless chick we'd like to be best friends with (or, admittedly, the type of badass chick we'd like to be). As a result, we investigated how said French girl keeps her skin looking like a dream, and unsurprisingly, their top products are no-fuss, easy-to-use skin saviors.
Collosol No Rinse Cleansing & Softening Milk ($29)
If you find facial soap to be a bit too drying, this cleansing milk will transform the way you wash your face. Gentle enough for all skin types, you can wash away the day's grime without washing away your skin's moisture, too. Karl Lagerfeld is allegedly a huge fan of the product and puts it in his bath every day. Hmm…
Some of the most popular skincare brands in Germany are also global giants that we in the states know extremely well. Take a look at some of the familiar faces (and one not-so-familiar product) below.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin-Clearing Clay Mask ($17)
This year, The Body Shop ranked fourth among top beauty brands in Germany e-Commerce. Haven't tried the brand yet? Start out with their Tea Tree Mask, a soothing, redness-reducing mask perfect for a Sunday morning after a long evening of dancing the night away.
We tapped the editors of Vogue India for the skincare products that shine the brightest. Give them a look below.
We've been closely tracking Korean skincare brands to find the latest and greatest new products that'll give us a more radiant complexion, and it's rare that we're unimpressed with a product as a K-beauty experts just continuously seem to get it *right*. Case in point: three of the top-selling skincare products in Korea below.
This $5 ointment is a staple in practically every Mexican household. Like Vaseline, it's a do-it-all product, but goes even further to heal a bevy of beauty ailments from blemishes to chapped lips, especially because it's fortified with retinol. The best part? You can buy it at Walgreens here in the states.
Nuance Salma Hayek Renewed Radiance Dark Spot Corrector ($15)
One of the biggest secrets of Mexican beauty is an extract that comes from their trees: tepezcohuite. The only brand in the U.S. that sells a product with this ingredient is Nuance, and it comes by way of a beloved dark spot corrector.
Fresh Sugar Face Polish ($62)
Mexican women love to exfoliate for smooth skin, especially with brown sugar. This is because the granules are smaller than salt scrubs (and it doesn't hurt that it smells lovely too). This particular brown sugar scrub is also fortified with glycolic acid for an overall more even skin tone.
For more global beauty tips, check out how other countries do anti-aging.