So, you read about their sheet masks and why Taiwan is becoming the hottest beauty destination. But this week we're going a little more in-depth about it. Read on to find our favorite brands from one of the skincare capitals.
If there's any brand that deserves special mention, it would have to be this one. For one, their design team deserves a pat on the back. Did you ever think a tree could grow out of a shampoo bottle? Their 100% biodegradable bottles have coffee seeds embedded in the bottom, so you can plant the bottle and wait for a coffee tree to grow in its place! This product at the bottom, though, is their crème de la crème. Made for pumping the scalp with nutrients, it helps balance oil, relieve itching, and even stimulate new hair growth.
Caffeine Hair Tonic
Yuan believes in the healing power of the earth, and because of this all their products are taken in their most natural form. There are no machines involved in production, everything is a labor of love, from planting the herbs to pouring them into soap molds. Their natural shampoo and conditioner is especially good. Sure, it doesn't suds up as much as the chemical-laden formulas we're used to, but it gets the job done. Plus, once you use anything from their line, the natural odors from the herbs they use will transform your bathroom into a spa!
Alpinia Speciosa Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner
When a brand lasts for more than a century, they must know what they're talking about. A classic in any Taiwanese household, their star product is this heavy cream, which restores the skin and erases the harsh effects of winter.
Classic Cellina Cream
The strength of this award-winning skincare group lies in its technology. Deeply-rooted in dermatological science and steeped in years of research, the company produces effective skincare products that are safe and quick-acting. Case in point: one drop of this hydrating essence makes your skin as smooth and supple as a baby's the morning after.
Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Essence
Started by one of Taiwan's leading beauty bloggers, Naruko aims for quality products at reasonable prices.
La Creme Platinum Bright Essence Repairing Complex, P2999, Zalora.ph
60 Actives Ultimate Moisturizer
With the brand name referencing the Tropic of Cancer (this latitude cuts through Taiwan), their products are made up of natural ingredients that are locally sourced. They don't use any fragrance, parabens, or any of the harmful stuff. All you get is all-natural goodness from the earth.
Rice Soothing Gel Mask
Safe and non-toxic skincare is the name of the game for this brand, and they mean business. Starting out as a mother's passion to provide her daughter with carcinogen-free beauty products, she set out and made a totally organic edible lipbalm. And the rest of this thought follows through with her whole product range. For those of you who've no children, don't you fret, there's still something in it for you. This body lotion, while safe on your skin, smells divine and lasts the whole day.
Body Lotion No. 14