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Top 10 Asian-inspired beauty products

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Top 10 Asian-inspired beauty products

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Top 10 Asian-inspired beauty products

Cushion Compacts

The next generation of BB and CC Creams are Cushion Compacts, with a sheer fluid foundation formula housed in a bouncy cushion. They deliver dewy skin along with skincare benefits and allow you to retouch your makeup without running into cakey territory. Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact ($72), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: Celeb-approved beauty products that won't break the bank

By: Kristen Vinakmens Source: Amore Pacific Credits: ELLE Canada

Top 10 Asian-inspired beauty products

Beauty Oils

Oils of all kinds have taken over local beauty counters, but beauty oils for the face first originated in Japan. Often a potent mix of antioxidant-packed botanical and herb extracts, these oils help balance and nourish the complexion. RMS Beauty Oil ($78), at rmsbeauty.com. READ MORE: ELLE Canada editors reveal their biggest beauty buys

By: Kristen Vinakmens Source: RMS Beauty Credits: ELLE Canada

Top 10 Asian-inspired beauty products

Sleeping Masks

Also known as “sleeping packs,” these masks work with the skin’s overnight recovery process to reveal intensely hydrated, firmer skin by morning. They’re the best thing to a good night’s sleep. Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask ($108), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: The best beauty splurges and saves of top makeup artists

By: Kristen Vinakmens Source: Fresh Credits: ELLE Canada

Top 10 Asian-inspired beauty products

BB Creams

The product that arguably ignited the Asian beauty craze, BB (or Beauty Balm) Creams originated as as a solution to cover and treat scarring in post-op cosmetic surgery patients. Like souped-up tinted moisturizers, they protect, prime, treat, camouflage and moisturize skin (depending on your BB of choice). Garnier Skin Renew BB cream All-In-One Perfector ($19.99), at drugstore and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: The most expensive beauty products

By: Kristen Vinakmens Source: Garnier Credits: ELLE Canada

Top 10 Asian-inspired beauty products

Essences

Like a big drink of water for your skin, use these concentrated liquid treatments after cleansing to infuse nutrients and moisture deep into skin. Shiseido Eudermine Revitalizing Essence ($78), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: Refresh your makeup bag - for under $100

By: Kristen Vinakmens Source: Shiseido Credits: ELLE Canada

Top 10 Asian-inspired beauty products

Konjac Sponges

Made from the fibres of the konjac plant roots, konjac sponges delicately cleanse and exfoliate while balancing the skin’s pH levels. Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge ($19), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: 6 ways to bring luxury to your beauty routine

By: Kristen Vinakmens Source: Boscia Credits: ELLE Canada

Top 10 Asian-inspired beauty products

Sheet Masks

Wearing them may make you look like the lead in a horror movie, but these masks are like mini-facials: apply to your skin after a long-haul flight and emerge looking fresh and radiant. Made of paper or fabric, they lock in good-for-your-skin ingredients such as retinol, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants and help them penetrate deep into the skin. Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Firming Treatment Mask ($81), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: The 5 benefits of a facial massage

By: Kristen Vinakmens Source: Jurlique Credits: ELLE Canada

Top 10 Asian-inspired beauty products

CC Creams

These next-generation do-it-all wonders (known as colour or complete correction creams) up the ante on BBs by boasting a higher-level of coverage and more skin-enhancing ingredients and benefits. Chanel Complete Correction Cream ($70), coming to stores this Fall. READ MORE: Save oney on these 3 beauty products

By: Kristen Vinakmens Source: Chanel Credits: ELLE Canada

Top 10 Asian-inspired beauty products

Rice Powder Exfoliators

Rice bran powder has been used for centuries in Japan to soften and smooth the skin. When activated with water, these powder exfoliators morph into a creamy foam that gently exfoliates skin, revealing a brighter complexion. Indeed Labs Facial Powdered Exfoliator, at shoppersdrugmart.ca. READ MORE: Beauty products: Where to spend and where to save

By: Kristen Vinakmens Source: Indeed Labs Credits: ELLE Canada

Top 10 Asian-inspired beauty products

Cleansing Oils

Often used in “double-cleansing” rituals, cleansing oils are the first step in the process: apply the oil to your skin, add water, gently lather, and watch all traces of makeup, excess dirt and yes, oil, dissolve before your eyes. Follow up with a gentle foaming or exfoliating cleanser for cleaner-than-clean skin. Shu Uemura Ultime8 Beauty Cleansing Oil ($98), shuuemura.ca. READ MORE: Melt-proof makeup tips

By: Kristen Vinakmens Source: Shu Uemura Credits: ELLE Canada
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