A world of skin care at your fingertips

Natural? Organic? Rich in Antioxidants? Cheap and fun? With such a wealth of skincare products on offer and so many factors to consider, the country of origin is usually not high on the list. However, once you start looking, it can become worryingly addictive. Which home cosmetics is salivating to readers of Italian Vogue? And what do you really need to be a Greek goddess?


With La La Land's emphasis on anti-aging, North American women's beauty is still a league ahead of us. Along with the fickle Avon and Elizabeth Arden, newer brands such as celebrity favorites Kate Somerville and Sonia Dakar have become household names. Thanks to Oprah's strong approval, Philosophy's Hope in Jar has raised brand status, and Bliss products are a must-have for anyone who can't afford the face-value of a New York spa … and even those who can . Especially the triple oxygen instant energizing mask; Steep Clean is also a firm favorite.


With such intense sun exposure, wrinkles are a major concern for Australians. At the top of the rock, Rebecca Koerner continues the family business of anti-aging dermatology, created by her Austro-Hungarian grandmother in the early 1900s. The result is an underground brand that has been an exciting beauty for some time. Complete with killer antioxidants, Körner's Loaded: Anti-Ager is the cat's anti-aging skin pajamas. All-natural Jurlique formulates its range of skin problems with organic and biodynamic ingredients, including preservatives. In particular, the recovery gel has gained a cult status among beauty addicts. Animal cruelty activists may not approve, but Golden Emu Oil has recently been recognized as one of those illusive multitasking beauty products that no woman or metrosexual man should overlook. Packed with basic Omegaz 3,6 and 9, it is both anti-aging and a great full-body moisturizer that soothes tired and sore muscles. Demi Moore swears by that. Sun protection is a top priority, and the all-natural SPF Invisible Zinc brand is gaining prominence with its range of transparent and toned face and body moisturizers. The presence of a poorly dressed El MacPherson, who heads the campaign, probably did not hinder their success. Several coordinates in New Zealand, along with Manuka Honey and Flight of the Conchords, are also proud of the local trilogy. Packed with vitamins and essential fatty acids, these all-natural skin products smell so good that you can almost taste the fresh mountain air infused into any jar.


Given their penchant for excellence (here we call it OCD, it's totally normal), it's no wonder the Japanese love functional beauty products. In addition to being cute, whale designs that have crept into departments across the country, more luxurious Japanese skin care brands are starting to make waves in the West. Kate Blanchett's impeccable vision definitely puts the SK-II on the beauty map. Focused on the lesser known vitamin-rich form of yeast – Pitera – SK-II views skin care as a ritual that relates to visualizing better skin as much as rubbing it in any particular anti-aging ingredient. His face masks are especially loved for their radiant and rejuvenating powers. Shiseido has the appearance of eastern clarinas – clean lines, but not too clinical. Men's range is extremely popular, especially facial scrubs and moisturizers – uber-masculine with scent and branding, but effective solutions for wrinkles and tired eyes that men are also starting to look after. Designed for mature women, Suqqu is one of the fastest growing cosmetics lines in Japan. Already a favorite of backstage, lead makeup artist Mary Greenwell swears by her Lip Essence Cream to create strikingly photogenic lips.


The youthful olive radiance of the Mediterranean skin is the holy grail of complexion for a very pale English rose; but they are complacent – especially the Greeks, who have been moving forward with promises of beauty based on the symbiosis between science and nature. Greek native pomegranate antioxidant is a key component of the super brand Korres Natural Products. Korres bases its body, hair and skin products on homeopathic herbal combinations of the time. Preserved in virtually every pharmacist in the country, the brand means natural but declining cosmetics for all. Fig and yoghurt body oils are deliciously rich, while the Omega-rich Borage Men's Cream helps to give a perfect close shave. The last UK beloved Rodial is also great by the name of Rodial. Although Rodial's Hatzistefanis does not appear to have physiological defects, but maybe it is because it covers all diseases: Tummy Tuck, Stretch Mark Eraser, Glamtox (bottled alternative Botox), each one almost does what it says on the can. Glam Balm has become a staple for everything from chapped lips and dehydration during flight to eczema and après-ski skin tightening.


Founded in 1221, Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world and still a fixture in Florence. Known for its luxurious scents, soaps and candles, the water for the face and moisturizers of SMN adds a touch of shine to night stands throughout the country. Giorgio Armani is mostly synonymous with skillfully designed fashion and scents and high-end makeup, but its Crema Nera and Skin Minerals ranges make it a fitting player in the skin care arena – for both sexes. Duty Free stores are all over the place by Pupa Milano, but the company is trying to expand its area with a new Milk Therapy skincare line that is rich in milk-probiotics and other nutrients that are useful for skin renewal. With their cartoon cow brand, they don't look very grown up, but your teenage nephews can thank you for them. While Borghese may be based in New York, its heart and soul are firmly entrenched in 14th-century Tuscany, whose volcanic hills give birth to the spa's tradition of using mineralized water. Borghese is famous for its mineral-rich Fango mud-exfoliating and restorative fats. They do remove the toxins, although it is best to give yourself a few days before an important event!


The northern countries may be short in the aging sun for most of the year, but the intense cold brings its own problems – namely, dry and indecent complexion. Iceland in particular is a pioneer in the field of cosmetics to overcome its citizens & # 39; specific skin disorders and thankfully the increasing number of them are hitting our shores. The renowned Dr. Bragi is a biochemist with a penchant for age-old marine life and his range includes highly concentrated amounts of the enzyme-patented wrinkle and wrinkle cure formula – & # 39; penzyme & # 39 ;. Ter Iceland is a longtime favorite of sensitive souls. Rich in Iceland's soothing yarrow and other medicinal herbs, the restoration and restoration and the gentle Tær eye contour cream rarely disappoint. Gwyneth Paltrow is a reported fan of Moa The Green Balm, another multi-tasking advocate for dry skin. Legend has it that founder Thury Gudmundsdóttir used balm to cure her third son's burns when doctors gave up hope of a real recovery. The miracle shape is shining again in Yarrow as well as in Tea Tree Oil, and the mini version is the perfect size for travel skin emergencies.


France has long been synonymous with breathtaking beauty and fabulously graceful aging. Admiringly, elegant franchises manage to keep their sculpted visas while avoiding the surgeon's knife. Rumors have it that they rely on facial massage rollers like Yuroll as well as their favorite skin products, of course. Guinot, Yves Rocher, Decleor, Givenchy, Guerlain, Lancome, Sisley … not to mention Chanel and Clarins – the list of high-end Paris skincare brands is huge and, according to the upper echelons, still extremely superb. While these brands want to appeal to your mother (hence the resistance to updating their classic – read: dated – appearances), younger generations have come to rely on them as well. No girl at the party worth it, Belinis would give up Guerlain Issima Midnight Secret, and Clarins Beauty's conditioner quickly became a reliable pickup for young, stressed tennis players. The big new kids on the block include Doux Me, which is as light as it sounds. Founded by the beautiful Caroline Wachsmuth, it is 100% natural and organic skincare and blends essential oils such as rose and neroli. Caroline's signature anti-aging skin, Crème Caroline, smells like baby walking in the woods.

Great Britain

Those dealing with air miles and such, don't worry … an increasing number of great brands are appearing here. Sophyto is the only certified organic Soil Association line that works in harmony with the specific needs of your skin, making it ideal for all ages. Monodose polyphenol droplets are made from specially bred Hertfordshire apples that fight toxic free radicals. REN is another slickly designed brand. The Moroccan Otto Body Wash rose is shipped from the sky, while the Omega 3 Overnight Lipid Renewal Serum is guaranteed to enhance every skin type. Sienna Miller helped put her beloved 200-year-old Butler Pommade Divine Congratulations on Beauty Editors & # 39; radar. The warming smell of cloves is superbly homemade and clearly saved the starlets from hell caused by stunts.