26 Beauty Products To Buy Abroad
26 Beauty Products To Buy Abroad

26 Beauty Products To Buy Abroad

Despite the growing choice here in the UK, it’s still worth checking out the selection of beauty products available abroad. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the essentials to track down on your next trip.
By Rebecca Hull

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.

Youth Lab Skincare

Find It In: Greek pharmacies

This Greek brand comes highly recommended by Millie Kendall – co-founder of BeautyMart. Youth Lab’s formulas are simple, but still incorporate some of the most efficient ingredients – think retinol, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. Made in partnership with Greek scientists and pharmacists, the formulas never aggravate or cause irritation – plus, the suncare is well worth a look.

Sunnies Face Cosmetics

Find It In: The Philippines (or order with shipping)

You only have to look at Sunnies Face to see why it’s become so covetable. Founded by Filipino beauty entrepreneur Martina Cajucom, the product range is concise but impressive. Cruelty and paraben free, everything is brimming with kind-to-skin ingredients designed to nourish and hydrate. From highlighters to brow gels and everything in between, it has everything you need to create a streamlined beauty routine. We love the Fluffmate lipsticks – the creamy textures wear well all day long.

Olive & June Nail Polish

Find It In: Target (US)

With high-shine finishes and rich pigments, Olive & June nail colours offer an unbeatable gel effect, while the vast shade range means there’s something to suit everyone. Look out too for the brand’s ‘Poppy’ tool. It’s a squishy holder that can be placed on top of any nail polish bottle to give you better control during application.

Crown Affair Ritual Shampoo & Conditioners

Find It In: Sephora (US only)

Crown Affair is the cool-girl hair brand everyone’s talking about. Cruelty free, vegan and suitable for all hair types, its popular product range also includes brushes and combs, as well as microfibre towels and shampoo and conditioner. Designed to give you your ‘healthiest hair ever’, those last two work together to lift away dirt and grease, while repairing broken bonds and boosting shine. A must-try for those looking for a thorough cleanse and to add back lost moisture.

Biafine Skincare

Find It In: French pharmacies (including Le Bon Marché)

Industry insiders and skincare experts swear by this French brand – specifically its green, multipurpose cream, which is great for smoothing bumps, scrapes and soothing burns, as well as minimising scars and healing irritated areas quickly. Its thin texture allows it to sit imperceptibly underneath make-up, so your base never slips or flakes. Don’t miss out on the Light Moisturising Soothing Face Cream either. This delivers instant moisture and a dewy glow, without feeling too heavy or sticky.

Maybelline Mascaras

Find It In: Sephora (US)

You can find Maybelline mascaras anywhere, but you’ll find a wider selection abroad – especially in the US. You’ll want to stock up on several – given their affordability and reliable formulas.

Kaja Mochi Pop Bounce Blush in Atmosphere

Find It In: Sephora (US)

The fun, macaron-style packaging of this blush is enough to tempt us, but the formula isn’t just playful – the cream-to-powder dry down is both luminous and light. It’s best tapped onto the apples of cheeks with fingers for a radiant glow that will brighten and refresh dull complexions in seconds. It makes a great gift, too.

Neutrogena Body Mist SPF70

Find It In: Sephora (US & France) & Target (US)

This is one of those rare Neutrogena products you can only buy overseas – and it’s worth the trip. With a high level of SPF, it protects against UVA, UVB and blue light – the anti-ageing rays emitted from your digital devices. Better still, the spray format is easy to mist over those hard-to-reach areas like your back. Non-sticky and gentle – like all Neutrogena formulas – you’ll find it absorbs quickly and never leaves you sticking to your clothes.

Ipsum Skincare

Find It In: Australian, French & Italian pharmacies

Ipsum is more than just aesthetically pleasing. Using only sustainably sourced, certified organic oils, the products nourish, protect and rebalance skin. From facial and body oils to silky cleansing balms, the range is gentle and soothing for all skin types. While it’s mostly found in Australia, you can find it in both French and Italian pharmacies. Look out for the new MicroPolish, which uses tiny enzyme beads to refine skin texture and tone.

Nobacter Shaving Gel

Find It In: French pharmacies (including Le Bon Marché)

This is a niche find worth seeking out. Skin specialists swear by its soothing texture – it’s full of anti-bacterial ingredients and Vaseline oil for a smooth shave and silky-soft skin. Added glycerine locks hydration in and keeps in-grown bumps at bay – plus it’s fragrance-free, so you never get any irritation in sensitive-prone areas like under the arms or around your bikini line. 

CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum

Find It In: Walmart & Sephora (US stores)

The CeraVe offering in the US is so much broader than over here. If you’re going to stock up on anything, make it the Skin Renewing Serum, which contains a whopping 10% of pure vitamin C. The results are impressive – regular use gives skin a firmer, brighter appearance and keeps issues like dark spots and breakouts at bay. Unlike some vitamin C serums, it doesn’t cause any irritation thanks to added skin-softening ceramides which cushion any potential side-effects.

Acqua Alle Rose

Find It In: French & Italian pharmacies

This unassuming brand is ideal for anyone with sensitivities. Its range uses distilled rose water to soften and soothe, while providing instant hydration that lasts. The aesthetic is old fashioned but in packaging we love. Look out for its micellar waters, which make light work of make-up removal, and its plumping creams that are so satisfying to apply.

Rhode Beauty

Find It In: Sephora & Target (US)

If you’re looking to try Hailey Bieber’s beauty brand, check it out in American Sephora and Target stores. The line-up is concise, but the products promise to restore glow and bounce to your skin and lips. The lip treatments are a standout, while the peptide glaze fluid works as a quick pick-me-up for the skin, boosting its glow and suppleness immediately. 

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