Growing up a desi kid, we’ve always been taught to look into our kitchen for instant beauty solutions. Multani mitti for acne, besan for glowing skin, amla for stronger hair… the list goes on. And just like in India, women around the world reach out for certain readily available ingredients in their pantry for instant solutions for all their beauty woes.
From Morocco to Africa to France, each country has something really unique and beneficial to offer that can up your beaut game. We’ve rounded up five such beauty heroes from around the world that you should seriously consider adding to your beauty routine. Take a look…
- Morocco — Argan oil
- India — Turmeric
- Japan — Tsukai oil
- New Zealand — Manuka honey
- Brazil — Babassu oil
Morocco — Argan oil
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve already heard about the multiple benefits of argan oil for hair and skin. From delivering intense nourishment to dry and dehydrated skin to straightening your hair and making it softer and more manageable — there’s so much this beauty elixir can do for your beauty game, which makes it an absolute must-have.
India — Turmeric
If you’re a DIY skincare enthusiast, you have undoubtedly, at some point, used turmeric in your recipe. From brightening the skin to healing wounds and preventing infections, this commonly available spice found in most Indian kitchens is the answer to a lot of your skin woes.
Japan — Tsukai oil
Let’s be honest: Japanese women have envious skin and hair. And to what do they owe their flawless skin to, you ask? A locally produced ingredient called tsukai oil also known as camellia oil. Lightweight in texture, this oil has the ability to penetrate deeper into your skin, hair and scalp to deliver it with intense moisture. Applying this oil once a day is a great way to moisturize severely dehydrated skin and keep your hair looking healthy, shiny and super strong.
New Zealand — Manuka honey
Honey is packed with skin-loving properties, and if you switch your normal honey with manuka honey, which is locally produced in New Zealand, you are bound to see amazing results. Simply using a tablespoon of this honey in your weekly DIY masking session will help to moisturise and fortify the skin’s barrier function and drive all your skin woes away.
Brazil — Babassu oil
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When it comes to exotic beauty ingredients, there is hardly any doubt why Brazil tops the list. From introducing the world to shea and cocoa butter, here’s another amazing ingredient that Brazilian women swear by — babassu oil. Brimming with skin-loving properties such as essential fatty acids that repair skin damage, moisturise it and reverse the signs of ageing — this beauty potion can do a world of good for the skin. Additionally, the antioxidants present in this oil helps to protect the skin from oxidative damage and helps improve cell turnover.