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25 Cult Beauty Products From Around the World

Put these countries on your beauty bucket list, so you can nab these life-changing beauty products
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Love knows no distance -- especially when it comes to beauty products. Because even though there are millions of hair products, body lotions and brow pencils available in the U.S., there's still a veritable treasure trove of products available in other countries just waiting to be discovered.

In fact, when celebrity makeup artist and Simple Skincare Advisory board member Gita Bass travels, she brings an extra bag so she can stock up on products overseas (It was on a trip to London that she discovered the now-available-in-the-U.S. Simple product line). We tapped her and a few other jet-setting beauty experts to share the foreign beauty goodies they're currently obsessed with.

On your next trip, skip the tchotchkes and snag one of these amazing beauty products instead.

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A Remedy for Dark Circles
The Country: Korea

The Product: Finco A and J Eye Lifting Roller Eye Cream

The Reason: The metal ball applicator of this antioxidant-rich eye cream cools and soothes the delicate skin around the eyes, says Megan Lisa Jones, founder of Essentielle Beauty, an online shop that makes global, hard-to-find beauty products available to those of us in the US. It's also jam-packed with melon extract, etramel C, totarol and niacinamide, which help fight wrinkles and dark circles.

Map image courtesy Destination Sport

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A Can't-Live-Without-It Eyebrow Pen
The Country: Japan

The Product: Suqqu Eyebrow Liquid Pen

The Reason: "I literally have this shipped from Japan because it is so amazing," says Bass. "It's a little felt tipped pen that fills in gaps in the eyebrows and looks completely natural."

She especially recommends it for people with sparse brows, or for people who want to totally reshape and thicken their brows. "The fine brush allows you to paint tiny strokes that mimic eyebrow hairs."

Map image courtesy awalkinhirakatashi

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A Do-It-All Skin Cream
The Country: Korea

The Product: NoTS 28 Remedy Cream

The Reason: According to Jones, this cream is going to be featured in an upcoming Korean reality show because of its effectiveness -- and massive following. "The brand was founded by a former cosmetics industry marketer who got frustrated when existing products couldn't heal her own son's skin," Jones says.

The cream is meant for skin of all ages, and combines "intense ingredients from the oils and essences of fruits, herbs, flowers, vegetables and other natural sources" with scientific technology.

Map image courtesy Destination Sport

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An Aloe-Infused Sheet Mask
The Country: Korea

The Product: Whamisa Organic Seeds & Rice Fermented Hydro-Gel Mask

The Reason: "Sheet masks are a beauty staple for women in Korea and just starting to fly off the shelves of Sephora and Target in the US," say Christine Chang and Sarah Lee, founders of, a site that gives consumers all over the globe access to a curated collection of natural Korean beauty products. But what makes this mask different than the ones you can buy stateside is that they're made with a hydro-gel sheet, not a paper or cotton sheet that's hard to keep on, and it's packed with good-for-skin ingredients like Aloe and "drenched in a full bottle of fermented rice extract serum."

Map image courtesy Destination Sport

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