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Best beauty imports to keep you radiant

Posted: 8:09 AM, Aug 19, 2014
Updated: 2014-08-19 08:12:00-04

(PIX11)-- Travel season is upon us and what better way to get into the escape mode than with beauty products culled from distant shoes?

These products are sure to keep you looking and smelling radiant as you prepare for your summer journeys.

FRANCE
June Jacobs Brightening Serum
What is now used to make candy was once believed to soothe stomach ulcers, skin diseases, and inflammation. The licorice lovers Screen shot 2014-08-19 at 7.34.05 AM (Napoleon was a big fan) of the past weren't wrong. Licorice extract comes from licorice root, which has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. As an ingredient in beauty products, it boosts micro-circulation, soothes skin, brightens skin tone, and helps disguise skin imperfections. This paraben and preservative free brightening serum is formulated with lactic acid and vitamin A to promote cell turnover reducing the appearance of skin discolorations. An effective botanical concentrated complex with a high concentration of licorice extract helps to promote even skin tone. Powerful patent pending anti-oxidant blend of white, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grape seed extracts help to neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and combat the visible signs of premature aging. Leaves skin clear and radiant.
Price: $110, Available at JuneJacobs.com

ISRAEL
AHAVA Natural Dead Sea Mud
AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories unearth the secrets of the revitalizing effects of minerals found in the Dead Sea and incorporate them into every product in the collection. Bring the Dead Sea home with a packet of rich, black mineral mud, harvested from the Screen shot 2014-08-19 at 7.27.32 AM banks of the Dead Sea which are comprised of layer upon layer of sedimentary clay formed over thousands of years. Captured within is an extremely high concentration of minerals, scientifically proven to be essential in maintaining healthy skin. This mineral-rich formula absorbs excess oil and removes dead skin cells, dirt and toxins to reveal fresh, soft skin. Therapeutic Dead Sea mud stimulates circulation and refines skin’s texture, clarity and tone. Mud treatment can also be heated to help relieve stress and muscle aches. Spread generously over body (avoid wounds), leave on 7-15 minutes rinse with warm water. Mud may be heated for maximum benefit. Not for facial treatment.*This product is Eco-Cert certified.
Price: $15, Available at AHAVAUS.com

JAPAN
H2O Plus Face Oasis CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA
Wakame kelp is a type of seaweed that grows around the coast of Japan. It is commonly used in the beauty regimens of Japanese Screen shot 2014-08-19 at 7.33.06 AM women and is said to be the reason why Japanese women have youthful-looking skin into a ripe old age. A compound in wakame acts as a natural sunscreen, protecting the skin against UV rays that can cause premature aging. It is also protects against the loss of hyaluronic acid in the body, which is important for the elasticity and youthfulness of skin (lower levels can lead to sagging skin and wrinkles). This lightweight, oil-free color correcting cream offers sheer to medium coverage and instantly improves dullness and imperfections. Formulated with an exclusive, multi-active marine blend that not only hydrates and protects the skin but also brightens and nourishes for a healthy glow and flawless complexion. This versatile cream is infused with Wakame to energize skin’s natural functions and recharge the tone of the skin. Can be used in place of liquid foundation or under it for added coverage.
Price: $35, Available at H2O Plus stores and H2OPlus.com

MOROCCO
L’Oréal Paris OleoTherapy Sulfate-Free System
Argan oil is beautiful golden oil with a slightly reddish tinge, which comes from the Argan Tree of Morocco. For centuries, the Berber people of Morocco have used the oil for its numerous culinary, cosmetic and medicinal benefits. Unroasted argan oil is Screen shot 2014-08-19 at 7.33.25 AM traditionally used as a treatment for skin diseases and as a cosmetic oil for skin and hair. In cosmetics, argan oil is advocated as moisturizing oil, against flaking of the skin as well as for nourishing and fortifying the hair. NEW from L’Oréal Paris, women with dull, dry or damaged hair can achieve shiny, silky strands thanks to OleoTherapy, the newest addition to the brand’s sulfate-free Hair Expertise franchise. Formulated with a blend of six precious flower oils, including Argan oil, OleoTherapy provides intense nutrition to restore and replenish hair. With a first-to-mass oil infused shampoo, conditioner and three oil-based treatments, the system offers a complete hair care regimen for maximum results.
Price: $6.99 - $12.99; Available at http://www.lorealparis.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers

CHINA
SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator
Screen shot 2014-08-19 at 7.37.53 AM Retexturing Activator makes use of kombuchka, a black tea ferment originating in China, to resurface skin. Kombuchka originated in Manchuria and spread to east Russia in the early 1900s. Highly popular as a health food, many families would grow kombuchka at home. The Retexturing Activator utilizes it to improve overall skin quality by enhancing smoothness, radiance, and clarity, with an additional antioxidant benefits. This patent-pending formulation surpasses the results of a 20% glycolic daily-use treatment, without the associated irritation. Potent yet non-irritating, Retexturing Activator is formulated in an oil-free, readily-absorbed delivery system suitable for twice-daily use on all skin types.