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.
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From Switzerland: Piz Buin Suncare Products
Many of the items in the high-quality Piz Buin suncare product line—from creams to lotions to oils and after-sun care—are available in the United States, but not the entire range of formulas. For the old-school, low-SPF tanning oils, like SPF 2, 4, or 6, visit pharmacies in continental Europe or pick up bottles in the U.K.
Between $8 and $14 depending on the size of the spray/lotion bottle, chemistdirect.co.uk