14 Beauty Products To Buy Abroad | sheerluxe.com
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From what to buy in French pharmacies to the cult Sephora products you need, we sat down with our beauty experts to find out the products they seek out when they’re abroad…

Lychee Contact Eye Drops, £12.30 | Rohto

“It may sound strange, but whenever I go to Japan I make a beeline for their eye-drops. They’re known for innovative formulas and these are my favourite – they reduce redness instantly and are a real cult product.” – Fleur de Force, beauty blogger and YouTuber

Cicalfate Repair Cream, £9.94 | Avène

“Avène is actually a ‘skin hospital’ offered on France’s equivalent of the NHS for patients suffering from psoriasis and eczema. This heavy, white cream preps and feeds the skin and makes for the perfect make-up base.” – Kate Kerr, clinical facialist

Hydrabio H2O Cleansing Micelle Solution, £7.45 | Bioderma

“You’ll be hard-pushed not to find a make-up artist who doesn’t use this make-up removing, skin-brightening toning water. Whenever I go to France, I stock up, as it’s infinitely cheaper.” – Lillie Russo, make-up artist 

3D White Vivid Toothpaste Radiant Mint, £10.93 | Crest

“When it comes to whitening toothpastes, nothing beats this. Hands down the best I’ve ever used and while you can get it on Amazon, save your pennies and stock up in the States.” – Tor Cardona, SheerLuxe Health & Beauty Editor

C-Firma Day Serum, $80 | Drunk Elephant

“This cult vitamin C serum is a Sephora bestseller for a reason – it guarantees smoother, brighter results within days.” – Millie Kendall, Co-Founder of BeautyMART

BB Crème au Ginseng, £29.44 | Erborian

“I really rate Erborian – this BB crème is Korea’s secret for perfect skin but the entire range is incredible. When I finally make it to Korea, I’m taking an extra suitcase just for beauty products.” – Jane Cunningham, British Beauty Blogger 

Night Treatment Cream, £51.99 | Forest Essentials

“With sweet almond oil, sandalwood and saffron, this botanical-infused moisturiser is my favourite. You can only buy it in-store in India so keep an eye out if you’re travelling.” – Vanita Parti, Founder of blinkbrowbar

Capsule Recipe Pack, £1.49 | InnisFree

“Forget sheet masks – pod masks are the latest thing to come out of the Korean beauty world. If you can find these, buy as many as you can as they really are the best.” – Margaret Mitchell, Buying Director at Space NK

Melatonin Capsules, £39.95 | Nature’s Bounty

“Melatonin is the body’s sleep hormone – taking it in supplement form can help you recover more quickly from jet lag, making it a traveller’s dream. It’s only available on prescription in the UK so I always make sure to stock up when in the US.” – Dr Nigma Talib, naturopathic doctor 

Aquaring Ampoule Mask, £13.90 | Mediheal

“The Korean beauty industry is said to be seven years ahead of the UK when it comes to ingredients and techniques, so there’s a reason their sheet masks are so famed. I’m yet to find a favourite – they’re genuinely all amazing, and good value.” – Nicola Haste Chapman, Co-Founder of Pixiwoo

Rainforest of The Sea Highlighting Eyeshadow Palette, £30 | Tarte

“From blushes to lip tints to complexion perfectors, Tarte cosmetics are one of the beauty world’s best kept secrets. Find them in Sephora stores in the US.” – Fleur de Force, beauty blogger and YouTuber

Mecca Cosmetica Sun Series, $16 | Mecca

“No-one does SPF better than the Aussies, and this cream is no exception. Lightweight, non-greasy and ultra-hydrating, this is the SPF holy grail.” – Margaret Mitchell, Buying Director at Space NK

Effaclar Duo, £12 (was £16) | La Roche-Posay

“This French pharmacy favourite is an oil-free, dermatologically-tested treatment for acne and blemish prone skin that makes light work of blackheads thanks to a hefty dose of salicylic acid.” – Kate Kerr, clinical facialist

Eye Drops, $6.80 | Imidazyl
"These eye drops are my absolute all time favourites. I discovered them over ten years ago on a shoot in Italy. The bright yellow colour looks a bit scary but they flush out your eyes, make the whites whiter and really bring out the colour of your iris." – Ruby Hammer, make-up artist 


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