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.
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.
From England: The Bluebeards Revenge Shaving Cream
The signature fragrance of this cult-hit shaving cream is redolent of Sicilian bergamot and Ligurian basil. It's designed to be used with a shaving brush to produce a rich, creamy lather. For almost a year between 2010 and 2011 it was sold in the United States, but the company hit a trademark snag. In June 2012, it re-entered the U.S. market as Dreadnought.
About $19 for a 100-milliliter jar (about 3 ounces), dreadnought-shaving.com