Amazon has heralded in a new era, one in which beauty enthusiasts can get products from all over the world shipped directly to their homes.

By Adeline Duff
Updated November 09, 2016
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Luxury K-beauty brand Sulwhasoo makes an eye cream so potent with ginseng—a skin rejuvenating ingredient—that it’s rumored to be banned for sale in Japan.

$159.48; buy it here

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Made with rice water and Moringo oil, this editor-favorite cleansing foam is light, refreshing, and truly brightens skin.

$8.60; buy it here

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This beloved French nipple cream multitasks as a lip balm and all-around skin savior. Put it on your upper cheekbones and eyelids for a dewy look.

$12.74; buy it here

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We love this vitamin-infused Swedish clay mask for its use of Kaolin clay, which is rich in mineral salts, iron, potassium, and calcium. Some users say the mask does way more than clean out your pores, reporting its beneficial effects on headaches and stress. $30; buy it here

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This exfoliating aqua gel from Japan is a cult-favorite in the beauty community. Apply on skin, wait 30 seconds, and rub in circular motions to see all the dead skin on your face formulate into tiny, white balls. We know it sounds gross, but it’ll rid your skin of dirt and toxins like no other product out there. $29.90; buy it here

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If your eyes tend to feel tired or sore after a day spent traveling, or staring at the computer, try this Japanese warming eye pillow. We love the red bean version, but it also comes in lavender sage, chamomile ginger, yuzu, and Buglarian rose.

$8.85; buy it here

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These eye drops from France have been hailed as the best in the world for brightening the whites of eyes.

$20.49; buy it here

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Japan’s best-selling mouthwash has a mild taste, anti-bacterial properties, and noted effectiveness against bad breath and tooth decay. If you want your breath to smell like a cherry blossom, try the Sakura formula.

$14.97; buy it here

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If you’re a fan of Korean body scrubs—or have always wanted to give one a try (but don’t have a jimjilbang nearby to visit), try these exfoliating washcloths instead.

$5.23; buy it here

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French cheveaux master Christophe Robin makes what may be the most rejuvenating, moisturizing, and healing hair product we’ve ever tried. Because each application only requires a small amount, it lasts forever, so it’s most certainly worth the price. The only problem? It can be a bit tricky to get your hands on—so thank Amazon for that.

$71; buy it here

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This OG cleansing stick by Su:m 37—one of Korea’s best beauty exports—is so beloved, it sells out almost instantly whenever K-beauty e-retailers like Soko Glam restock.

$21.30; buy it here

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Buy this cleansing foam from Neogen—another K-beauty favorite—in all four formulas so you can find out which one works best for your skin type (plus, it’s a great bargain). Each one includes extracts that correspond to its “flavor” and is suitable for all skin types.

$90; buy it here

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Fun fact: in many parts of Asia, a mask is referred to as a “pack.” This hyaluronic-acid infused overnight mask rehydrates skin while you sleep, which means it's super convenient for when you’re too tired to do your multi-step nighttime regimen.

$9.99; buy it here

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Verso, a Scandinavian brand with a cult following in the U.S., offers some of the most effective anti-aging products on the market—thanks in large part to its Retinol 8 formula. We love the Super Serum Series, which comes with Verso's best-selling face and eye serums. They're only once ounce each, which means the bottles are TSA-approved.

$170; buy it here

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Beauty junkies from around the world rave about this award-winning lash serum. The product, which has been named by many users as a better alternative to prescription formulas, makes eyelashes stronger, thicker, and way longer.

$9.68; buy it here

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Beauty obsessives rave about Banila’s best-selling face wash. Its solid, sherbet-like form, which transforms into an oil formula once massaged onto skin, wipes away makeup and nourishes skin. It also has a lovely floral scent, and comes in at a TSA-approved 3.4 ounces.

$13.39; buy it here

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Institut Esthederm's products stand out as some of France’s best. We lovethe Photo Regul face creams and SPF products, but the patented Eau Cellulaire, which replicates the water found in the body, has to be our favorite. An instant rejuvenator and refresher, this organic energizing spray reportedly increases the skin’s vital functions and cellular activity.

$66.92; buy it here

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Every tester we spoke to praised these red-wine-infused peeling wipes as skin saviors. Dual-sided, one has exfoliating properties, and one is softer, for gentler scrubbing. After only one use, our users noticed a noticeable glow and reported plumper, smoother skin. Oh, and they smell good, too.

$20.97; buy it here

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Another import from insider-y Swedish brand L:A Bruket, this exfoliating body scrub leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed. The herbal scent is calming, so use it during a nighttime bath or shower to help get rid of the day.

$34; buy it here

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Before moisturizing, apply this best-selling toner on damp skin. (Another fun fact: Japanese retailers often refer to toners as lotions.) A little goes an extremely long way, and makes skin instantly feel tight, soft, and hydrated. Many users reported looking years younger after just one use.

$11.55; buy it here

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French cheveaux master Christophe Robin makes what may be the most rejuvenating, moisturizing, and healing hair product we’ve ever tried. Because each application only requires a small amount, it lasts forever, so it’s most certainly worth the price. The only problem? It can be a bit tricky to get your hands on—so thank Amazon for that.

$71; buy it here

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If you suffer from difficult-to-remove blackheads, meet your new best friend: this BHA (a.k.a. salicylic acid)toner draws out impurities from your skin and purges—sometimes, quite visibly—toxins, dirt, and oil from your pores like no other product on the market.

$16.79; buy it here

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Don’t let the pretty pink packaging fool you: this hair serum works wonders on dry and damaged hair. Spritz on your locks anytime for an instant shine or boost of hydration.

$6.52; buy it here