2.22.2013

A Few Fave Foreign Beauty Products

So all week I've been sharing many product reviews--I hope you've enjoyed and maybe found a new product or two to try. Today, I'm finishing the week with a roundup of a few fave foreign beauty products. When I travel, I'm on a quest to try beauty products from other countries--like this post. And thanks to Ebay, Hmart, and Amazon, I've expanded to Asian products as well. Below you'll see just a sampling of some faves:*


A few of my fave foreign beauty products


Lioele BB Cream--I was on a mission to find an Asian BB cream that wasn't grey and this fits the bill. Plus, how pretty is the packaging? It's only in one shade, so it's perfect for when my skin is lighter. Oily skin will really love this. It wears nicely and can be used as a primer. I purchased this for around $20.


Baby Shine Foot--This is a must for soft feet this summer. Essentially, you place your feet in the plastic booties, pour the liquid into the booties, and then hunker down for about 90 minutes. Yes, 90 minutes. Then, wash your feet and within a couple of days, your feet will start peeling. It's pretty gross and takes around 5 days to peel off completely. Yes, it's gross and not painful. Pedis are painful for me, so this is a nice alternative. I suggest doing this in the winter or spring, so you can hide your feet with socks. Don't pay more than a dollar or two for these.

Glamorous morning pic via my Instagram

Kinoki Collagen Eye Pads--Maybe you didn't get enough sleep last night. Maybe you had a late night. Maybe you had too many salty foods. Whatever the reason, you have puffy bags under your eyes and these collagen pads (I've used several brands, and they're all about the same) will get rid of them. I keep them by the bed, and when the alarm goes off, I place them on my eyes and hit snooze a couple of times. Within 20-30 minutes, your eyes are back to normal. I try to use the pads a couple of times before tossing. They're very cold on the skin and sort of gel-like to the touch. Don't pay more than a couple of dollars for these.

Innoxa Bleues--I first started using this product the first time I went to Europe, as it isn't sold here. These blue drops make the blues and whites of your eyes pop. It doesn't take the red out, but makes them brighter. There are other similar brands, but this one I've used the most since 2005. I've paid around $5-$10 for these.

Bioderma Sensibio Makeup Remover--I'm not exaggerating when I say that I have 3 bottles of this French makeup remover. I love it! It feels, smells, and looks like water, but removes makeup easily. It isn't greasy and it doesn't irritate my eyes or face. This is a no-rinse formula. I paid $10 for two bottles.

It's not what it looks like. It's an eye mask!

Kao Megurism Steam Hot Eye Mask--I suffer from some pretty painful headaches, with most of them due to sinuses. I find that heat works the best in alleviating pain, but rice bags and heating pads are too hot/heavy for me. These masks are the perfect thing! They come in several scents--I've tried them all, with lavender and eucalyptus being my faves--and even unscented, as pictured. They alleviate headaches in the forehead area too--just place the mask on your forehead. While I've never experienced any "steam" action, the masks stay warm for about 30 minutes, which is enough time to make me fall asleep. I've even used these to relieve cramps in a pinch when traveling. Around $5-10 for a pack of 5.

Where to Buy? 

  • Amazon.com
  • Ebay--best prices and usually free shipping, but it takes around 3 weeks to receive products
  • Prettyandcute.com--this is the cutest website and I want everything on it.
  • HMart--I can visit this Asian superstore, but they sell online as well. I like the sheet masks from here.
  • Asian beauty stores

What are your favorite foreign beauty products?

*Disclaimer: Minus the BB Cream, which I've used for 6 months, all of the other products have been repurchased and used for years. I've experienced no skin/other issues with these products. Be aware that the ingredient standards are different for each country. I encourage you to research the product for reviews, ingredients, and directions for use before purchasing.

Have a great weekend! Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle

39 comments:

  1. Ahh! I really want to try Bioderma! I love Shiseido for my dose of asian products. :) Some Asian face masks seem to be pretty cool though I have only tried one and I don't really remember. Some of the packaging on Asian face masks can sometimes be really pretty!

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  2. Thanks for the reviews... and you look cute in the morning too!

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  3. Oooh, those eye pads and foot stuff sound amazing!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  4. Love love love the Bioderma makeup remover. We're lucky enough that we can get them here easily in a drugstore:) Best makeup remover IMO.

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  5. Wow, I had better read things all the way through. It said "feet." Man my face looks a mess.

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  6. I don't think I use any foreign products but am totally interested in those baby feet. I try and take good care of my feet, but I am a slacker, I am totally looking into those.

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  7. I DEFINITELY need to try those eye pads. I have bad allergies so the bags under my eyes are always bad in the morning. Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. I'm intrigued by the Baby Feet.... I could use some soft feet!

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  9. I might have to try those collagen eye pads. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. This is my favorite post yet. I love hearing what you like the most since it's your profession here. :) I want the feet product for sure and the makeup remover from France. Awesome!!!!

    Love,

    SHauna xoxoxxo

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  11. omgoodness i don't use any foreign beauty products but these sound amazing! i've also heard great things about bb cream, and now i am tempted to try it :)

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  12. Thanks for the reviews! I'll have to add some of these to my ever growing wish list haha. Have a great weekend!

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  13. Ooh I like those eye patches that you wear while hitting the snooze!! I don't really get puffy eyes, but I DO get dark circles. Do these seem to help with that as well?

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  14. Interesting stuff I've never heard of before.

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  15. Those hot masques sound amazing! Sometimes a heating pad is just too smothering.

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  16. I love your reviews. Have a great weekend

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  17. I have most of them! Bought them through ebay-its cheaper!

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    Anastasia
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  18. That baby shine foot sounds great. I do something similar with vaseline and ziploc bags. I rub vaseline all over my feet before bed, wrap my tootsies in the bag and when I wake up in the morning and wash it off, my feet are SOOOOO soft.

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  19. Hi ther, I love the fact that you talk about beauty products, love it!!!

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  20. I really need the eye pads and masks, xoxo.

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  22. I love buying face masks at the Asian market. They have this cucumber one that makes my skin feel amazing.

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  23. Hi girl! My skin also got pretty dry lately. What kind of moisturizer you think works best? :)
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  24. Ooh those eye pads look like a great product. I have such trouble with dark bags under my eyes. And the hot eye mask sounds fantastic - I've been having such trouble with sinus headaches lately.

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  25. I've got the Bioderma as well, it's quite good!

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  26. I need to get Bioderma makeup remover. Have been hearing about them A LOT lately and the eye pads sound good too! :) xo

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  27. $10 for 2 Bioderma bottles is amazingly cheap! Here in Australia it retails for $29.95 for the 250mL :(

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  28. Ooh such great products!! I've seen something like that Baby Foot product here in the US, but I haven't tried just yet...looks like it would be great! Love all your reviews. xo, Julie

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  29. Oo I really want try out some products from lioele! The eye pad looks reallly good might check them out hehe x

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  30. I don't buy foreign beauty products, but the BB cream looks good.

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  31. Hey great blog post really want to try the Bioderma make-up remover as I have heard so much good positive reviews about it so cant wait to grab some myself :D xxx

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  32. great post
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  33. I'm so going to get those eye pads!

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  34. Haha i so wanna try that baby foot thing but wait what is it only a few dollars where u are? The usual price i see is £20 thats the only reason i hadent tried it x

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  35. I've been dying to try the bioderma makeup remover...will be on that soon!

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  36. Baby Feet sounds interesting, I may have to check it out. My feet are such a mess in the winter.

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  37. I’m glad you posted something like this one. Consequently those people became aware in identifying the different Beauty Products. thanks for sharing....

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