When shopping for new skin care products, how do you choose which brand to try when faced with so many options? Do you trust recommendations from a friend? Swear by beauty influencers? Read reviews online? While these are all great ways to discover new products, sometimes it is best to go with one of the most trusted sources: a dermatologist.
Dermatologist Dendy Engelman stopped by the 3rd Hour of TODAY to share which beauty products you should invest in from around the world. From a nighttime restoring serum that hails from India to a lightweight sunscreen from Spain, these must-have skin care products will help you look and feel good, according to Engelman.
Dermatologist-approved skin care products from around the world
This Black-owned beauty brand formulated a metallic lipstick that uses Brazilian nut oil to moisturize your lips. Nigerian born, Los Angeles- and London-based founder Sharon Chuter created Uoma Beauty to be rebellious, innovative and inclusive. The mineral- and vitamin-rich lipstick is available in three bold, shimmering colors for anyone who believes in bold beauty.
If you're on the hunt for a hydrating, oil-based cleanser look no further. Canadian skin care brand Indeed Labs created this watermelon and hemp seed oil-based sunscreen to gently cleanse your skin, while conditioning and moisturizing it. The watermelon seed oil stands out as a key ingredient due to its conditioning and brightening properties.
Did someone say sun protection? Spanish skin care brand Isdin's lightweight sunscreen is formulated for all day, every day use. Engelman loves this formula because it contains peptides, which support collagen and elasticity, and loads of Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant.
Engelman stands behind this serum because it is a less irritating, vegan alternative to retinol, which is a vitamin that decreases acne, signs of aging and uneven skin tones. The nighttime serum is safe for all skin types and tones, according to the brand. Using science-backed, powerful active ingredients, traditional ayurvedic, or natural medicine, ingredients and saffron, the serum restores your skin while you get your beauty rest.
Viral beauty products from around the world
NewBeauty Senior Editor-at-Large Sarah Eggenberger previously stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to share some more beauty finds from around the world. Keep reading to shop her picks.
This wildly popular product is a lightweight water-based serum that uses hyaluronic acid to provide enhanced barrier support and replenish lost moisture so you can have healthy-looking skin. To incorporate this cult-favorite into your routine, simply apply a few drops to your face both morning and night before any creams.
The Ordinary is a Canadian brand that has skyrocketed in popularity since it began in 2016. All of their products are cruelty-free and made without parabens, sulphates or mineral oils.
Featuring the latest technology from Japan, this anti-wrinkle eye cream is said to reveal visible results in as little as one week. This cream tackles all sorts of eye wrinkles from horizontal stress lines between your brows to eyelid creases, corner crinkling and underpuff lines.
Shiseido first began in 1872 in Ginza, Tokyo, and has continued a tradition of setting new standards in the beauty industry. On TikTok, #shiseido has over 25 million views and the brand has about 1.2 million Instagram followers.
"The family business that started out as Japan’s first Western-style pharmacy transformed into a global beauty giant that currently operates in approximately 120 countries and regions around the world," Eggenberger said.
The history of La Roche-Posay dates back to the 14th century from a legend that says the horse of a knight was cured of eczema upon immersing itself in the water of a French spring in the area. Over 75,000 patients visit annually to experience the properties of the water, which is a key ingredient in all of the brands formulas.
"This French brand is backed by 90,000 dermatologists worldwide, recommended by over thousands of influencers and sold in over 50 countries," said Eggenberger.
With summer in full swing, try this body and facial sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF 60. Both non-greasy and fast absorbing, this sunscreen is also suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. It is recommended to apply the sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure and to reapply at least every two hours.
Created by the Swedish-based company FOREO, the BEAR mini stimulates and tones your skin to improve its appearance. Give your face a work out by applying a thin layer of conductive serum and glide the device across your skin for three minutes. Target areas showing signs of ageing to achieve a firmer complexion.
This brand was born in 2013 and began with just two employees. Now, FOREO has expanded into a worldwide business selling popular products ranging from skin care to electric toothbrushes. According to FOREO, they have sold over 36 million products in more than 75 countries.
If you have brittle or damaged hair, this repairing hair mask from Italian-based brand Davines might be the solution you have been searching for. Made with highly nutritious babassu butter, which detangles, and yellow clay, which helps repair hair structure, this formula works to leave your hair healthier and stronger than before. Apply this product to towel-dried hair after shampooing, allow it to sit for 10 minutes, then comb through and rinse.
Still owned and operated by the Bollati family in Parma, Italy, who founded the company, every product is crafted in Parma using high-quality natural ingredients. All product packaging is carbon neutral and produced with clean energy as well.
Using plants and flowers that have grown in the wilds of Greece for thousands of years, KORRES creates natural and effective skin care products. "KORRES beauty brand works closely with Greek organic farmers to grow the highest-quality ingredients and then harvest them based on when they are at peak potency," said Eggenberger.
This nourishing gel-cream uses probiotic-rich Greek yogurt to give your skin a plumped bounce. Apply this product to the face and neck both morning and night. They also say to avoid putting this product near your eyes.
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