Discovering the best beauty secrets from around the world will unlock a whole new range of anti-aging ingredients. From the K-Beauty, or Korean Beauty, movement to the emerging G-Beauty, or German Beauty, trend, the interest in global beauty secrets in vast and shows no signs of slowing. That’s why we rounded up five of our favorite beauty tips that you should know about before everyone else.
Beauty Secrets from Around the World
From Israeli Dead Sea mud to Australian yarrow extract, you’ll be adding these global beauty secrets to your routine in no time. Keep scrolling to shop Woman’s World’s picks for the best beauty secrets from around the world.
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Shea Moisture Baobab Oil South Africa
1. South Africa — Smooth a crepey décolletage with baobab oil.
To ward off UV damage, South African ladies reach for their native baobab oil. Its fatty acids hydrate and its antioxidants protect against damaging rays so chest skin is soft, supple, and crease free.
TRY IT: Massage three drops of baobab oil onto the neck and chest for one minute. Use once a day for a youthful décolletage in two weeks.
Where to buy: $14.49, Target
Natures Truth Matcha Green Tea
2. Japan — Add volume to hair with matcha.
Japanese women thicken tresses with green tea. Its antioxidants prolong hair's growth phase, and its vitamin B strengthens strands to nix breakage.
TRY IT: Mix one tablespoon of match powder with one tablespoon of water. Rub onto the scalp, then comb through to ends; rinse after 30 minutes. Use three times a week to see noticeable results in 30 days.
Where to buy: $9.99, Target
3. Australia — Fade stretch marks with yarrow extract.
In Australia, women swear by yarrow extract to reduce pesky lines. Its compounds and fatty acids promote healthy cell turnover to reveal smooth, new skin. Plus, its vitamin C boosts collagen production to "fill" lines fast.
TRY IT: Apply three drops of yarrow extract onto marks. Repeat daily for noticeable results in four weeks.
Where to buy: $9.56, Amazon
Ahava Dead Sea Mud
4. Israel — Hydrate dry skin with dead sea mud.
A go-to for Israeli women, the mud's minerals reduce roughness and inflammation while drawing moisture and nutrients into the skin's layers to alleviate dryness, says beauty expert Shalini Vadhera, author of Passport to Beauty ($12.21, Amazon).
TRY IT: While showering, turn off the water and rub mud onto skin; rinse after 10 minutes. Use twice a week for results in two weeks.
Where to buy: $17.50, Amazon
Starwest Botanicals Kelp Powder
5. Sweden — Firm flabby arms with seaweed.
Swedish women credit algae for their flawless arms. Its iodine ups activity for fat-burning enzymes, and its amino acids tones skin. Pairing with elastin-boosting almond oil ($14.20, Amazon) speeds results.
TRY IT: Mix 1/2 cup of kelp powder, 1/2 cup of water, and three drops of almond oil. Rub onto arms and cover with plastic wrap; rinse after 30 minutes. Use twice a week for results in three weeks.
Where to buy: $11.68, Amazon
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