Natayle’s Beauty Beat. Beauty Without Borders

April 18, 2008 • Beauty


You don’t have to travel across the globe to score these beauty products. The April issue of Women’s Health reveals 15 of the best international beauty picks that can now be found stateside! Let Leisa Goins, Beauty Editor of Women’s Health, show you how!

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Invisible Zinc face and body sunscreen ($26 for 5.3 oz, adorebeauty)

  • The world’s highest skin cancer rates are found down under; this sunscreen fights the killer sun and deflects UV Rays
  • Packed with ultra-fine particles of zinc inside a likely, light-weight lotion

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentre ($25 for 2.6 oz,

  • The secret to French women’s flawless skin
  • Plant extract preserves skin’s ideal pH, giving your complexion that certain jen ne sais quoi

Philip Kingsley Weatherproof Styling Froth ($20 for 5 oz,

  • Brit beauties fend off frizz with this froth
  • The foam conditions, holds and deflects moisture
  • Fights flyaways, even in soggy London

Sachajuan Hair Repair ($28 for 8.45 oz,

  • Contains algae and proteins to protect and restore silky locks
  • Sweden is known for those stunning blonde bombshells – now we know their secret!

The Face Shop Mung Bean Cleansing Foam ($8 for 6.7 oz, 408-248-3223)

  • Exfoliates and dries oil – and Korean researchers say the legume may reduce irritation

Moa: The Green Balm ($38 for 1.69 oz,

  • When you live on an island near the Arctic Circle, you better know how to revive your skin
  • Packed with native herbs like yarrow, combined with Icelandic water to soothe scaly skin, dry cuticles, cuts, rashes and even frizzy hair

Dr. Ci: Labo Basic Black Blemish Control Gel ($36 for 1.75 oz,
Chidoriya Oil Blotting Face Paper ($7 for 30 sheets,

  • Asian women swear by this shine-fighting tag team
  • The gel clears skin with gentle botanical extracts
  • The face paper sops up grease without smudging makeup

Karite Butter Cleo Body Cream ($8 for 8.5 oz,

  • Prepare to be ogled Italian-style
  • Treat your skin to this whipped-yogurt and shea butter moisturizer smells like dessert and makes your skin more irresistible than gelato

Wisdom of Africa Kalahari Melon Body Polish ($43 for 6.7 oz, 978-443-7006)

  • With mountains, desert, and ocean in their geography, South Africans face a triple threat when it comes to the elements
  • This South African treasure taps the antioxidants in the native fruit’s seeds to moisturize and repair sun-damaged skin

Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream ($35 for 1 oz,
•    Stimulates collagen production so you look as fresh as this cream smells

Beauty By Numbers

$39 The amount per month the average American woman spends on beauty treatments $71 The amount the average Italian woman spends on beauty treatments
92   The % of British women that rarely or never visit a dermatologist
80   The % of women in South Africa that wear fragrance every day; 80% of Chinese       women don’t
38   The % of Indian women that say they own zero skin-care products
73   The % of Australians would choose to shell out for body massages if money                were no object
52   The % of Koreans that would spend their cash on skin-lightening treatments
45   The % of women in China that say they can’t live without lipstick
53   The % of Italian women feel they look younger then they are. 
38   The % of people in China that use teeth-whitening treatment (including                    toothpaste) daily.

Additional Beauty Facts:
–  American and British women are most likely to feel they look stressed and tired
–  Women in Germany and Italy say mascara is their most essential beauty product
–  Argentine and Canadian women are the most satisfied with their looks. 
–  Japanese and French women are least satisfied with their looks.

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One Response to Natayle’s Beauty Beat. Beauty Without Borders

  1. beauty skin says:

    Thanx for the great recommendations 🙂

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