Top 5 International Men's Grooming Products

You won't find them in any U.S. store, but these creams, waxes, and gels (from Japan, Israel, and beyond) are well worth the trip—to your computer. We've got the scoop on how to snag these exotics with just a few clicks of the mouse.

July 30, 2012

World travelers know that some of the best hair- and skin-care solutions are nowhere to be found in American stores. You have to go to Europe, the Middle East, or Asia to find these creams, waxes, gels, and soaps. Don't let the familiar packaging fool you; sometimes there's just a slight variation in the formula that makes one version work better than a seemingly similar version sold in the United States. Below are seven pharmaceutical products well worth buying abroad—though we've made it easier for you by including the sometimes obscure links for purchase too. If all else fails, you can always try eBay.

From Israel: Clineral SEBO Facial Cleansing Gel

Like all Ahava products, Clineral SEBO Facial Cleansing Gel contains Dead Sea minerals, which are said to contain one-of-a-kind, anti-aging algae and skin-soothing plants. This gel is popular with men with who have skin issues like sebbhorea (itchy, flaky, and red scalp, in particular), a symptom that correlates with work-related stress. The product feels rich and thick to the touch, producing a refreshing lather—and it's free of steroids and fragrances.

About $25 for a 75-milliliter tube (about 2.5 ounces),

Photos courtesy of each manufacturer.
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