While it hasn’t quite gained as much international fame as South Korea and Japan as a beauty destination, Taiwan’s beauty industry has been slowly but surely making waves, gaining a cult following over the years.
The next time you visit, don’t forget to pick up these 8 products, in between trips to the night markets, of course.
Symbolic of family ties and bonds, ‘nu-er’ (daughter in mandarin) started when the founders took over their father’s OEM factory and sought to create quality care products that didn’t rely on marketing gimmicks.
The brand is best known for their toner, which features a gentle, non-alcoholic formula made from gourd extract that helps to hydrate and calm skin.
One of the brands to make waves in the international market, Dr Wu is so popular because their highly effective products were developed by one of Taiwan’s most renowned dermatologists, Dr Ying-Chin Wu.
Using his 40 years of clinical experiences and extensive research into skin tissue structure, he and his son created a technologically-advanced skincare line of products designed for sensitive skin.
Their best-selling product, the Intensive RenewalSerum is beloved by local celebrities and international beauty influencers, and boasts an impressive score of 1 bottle being sold every 15 seconds.
Head to any drugstore in Taiwan and chances are you’ll spot this eye catching brand from a mile away! L’Herboflore is best known for its eye masks, which feature a smart design that is shaped to perfectly fit around your eye contours while nourishing the delicate under eye area with proteins and vitamins. The brand also has masks for your neck, hands, feet and even bust areas.
Paying homage to Asian’s main food staple – rice – this beauty label is not just a pretty face. The brand seeks to raise awareness around the tons of rice bran that goes wasted every year in the country and in an effort to cut down waste, makes their shampoos, lotions and even bottles out of discarded rice bran.
Rice is also highly beneficial in beauty as the bran is packed with antioxidants that your skin and hair loves. Sustainable and effective? We stan.