The Greatest Asian Beauty Exports

For the most exciting (and oft most peculiar) beauty must-haves, you need to cast your net a little wider (or, trust us to do it for). Asia is leading the charge when it comes to cosmetic innovation - and we've rounded up our pick of the greatest skin care (and make up) from the likes of South Korea, Singapore and Japan - so you can sit back, pour yourself a green tea and splash out on a little bit of Eastern promise...

TONYMOLY Cult BeautyAlmost too cute (but not quite) TONYMOLY's totes adorbz exterior belies its brilliance. This range is aimed at younger women, but the fruity balms and hand creams are beloved by those who can't resist a hint of kitsch. The {Apple Hand Cream} looks like something worthy of Snow White - and smells like it's just fallen from the tree - while the wardrobe of sheet masks stars something for every skin type. The {Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm} is a must-have - the innovative self-heating treatment eliminates pore-clogging dirt, oils and make up for an enviably flawless finish.

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Fairydrops Scandal Queen Quattro MascaraDeveloped by one of Japan's most famous personalities, Fairydrop's {Scandal Queen} mascaras were borne out of frustration (like most of the best beauty solutions). Having tried - and failed - to find a mascara which made her eyelashes look suitably 'wow' when on camera, creator Aya Yusade snipped away at brushes 'til she alighted on her patented, 'bobble' shaped wand. Available in {Waterproof} and {Quattro} - these phenomenal formulas lift, lengthen and separate each eyelash, for incredible eye enhancement. There's good reason they've been described as 'push up-bras for lashes'.

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Bio-Essence Limited Edition DuoFrom Singapore, Bio-Essence's {Miracle Bio Water Jelly Make Up Remover} and {Hydra Tri-Action Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask} are something else! Beloved by the entirety of Team CB (and more than a fair few beauty bloggers and Cult Beauty customers), the remover effortlessly eliminates every last trace of make up, while the night treatment is chock-full of hydrating hyaluronic acid - saturating skin with precious moisture, so that beads of water instantly develop on its surface - you then gently 'pat' these in to leave your face feeling wonderfully dewy.

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Mizon Egg White Bubble CleanserMizon's {Egg White Bubble Cleanser} has been generating no end of (good) noise amongst beauty columnists - including the notoriously easily displeased Daily Mail - who had the following great things to say about it: "The newest, most exciting products all have a distinctly Eastern flavour. With a clean soapy scent, Mizon's quirky {Egg White} formula removes grime without leaving skin feeling tight or dry." Papaya, bilberry root, sugar cane, orange, lemon and gypsophilia extracts dissolve the bonds binding dulling dead cells to skin's surface, while egg white extract purges pores of impurities to leave your face feeling porcelain-smooth.

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Konjac Puff Sponge with Bamboo CharcoalMade from a funny sort of north east-Asian potato (#truefact), Japanese women use {Konjac Sponges} to cleanse and polish their (famously flawless) complexions. Naturally alkaline and chock-full of skin-friendly vitamins and minerals, these eliminate grime while maintaining skin's optimal pH balance. Go 'au naturel' with the {Pure Konjac Puff Sponge}, or choose one infused with oil-absorbing {Bamboo Charcoal}, clarifying {French Green Clay}, radiance-boosting {French Red Clay} or antioxidant {Green Tea}, to address your specific skin care concerns.

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