We’d like to think we’ve heard (and tried) it all in beauty. Slathering our faces in honey in pursuit of clearer skin? We went there. Gargling with coconut oil for fresher breath? Oh, yeah. But, when we took a look at the beauty ingredients people are loving around the world, we realized: There’s a whole lot out there we’ve never seen.
From Cape Town to Tokyo to Mexico, these global destinations are hitting it home with lotions and potions featuring unexpected ingredients offering major beauty payoff, and we’re itching to get our hands on them. But, since there’s not enough time (or money) for us all to jet-set to get the scoop on the next big things in beauty, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to educate you on the newest (well, to us) and most noteworthy ingredients — plus some products worth checking out that feature them.