Summer has finally arrived. That means it’s time to shed those light spring layers, stock up on seasonal essentials and book travel plans. Before you head out on your west coast road trip, beachy tropical island getaway, or digital detox staycation, we want to take you on a product tour of some of our favorite countries in Europe! We’ve picked our favorite products from best-selling European brands to show you a diverse array of options that are hard to find stateside. Add these beloved classics to your routine and experience an exciting European vacation without worrying about needing to get any of these holy grail products through customs.
Transport yourself to the lush, Scottish hillside when you add this soap to your bath routine. Formulated without strong synthetic fragrances or coloring agents, this soap is gentle on the skin and incredibly moisturizing. The recipe dates back to the early 1900s and heavily features lanolin, a skin-softening ingredient derived from the fleece of sheep. Pick up a single bar or a conveniently packaged set of three.
Named after an area in London populated by luxury men’s retailers — including their own brick and mortar shop — the Jermyn Street Collection from Taylor of Old Bond Street will be a lavish upgrade from your usual products. The alcohol-free formula in this aftershave is non-drying and allergen-free. It’s also lightly scented with bergamot, lemon, lime, and lavender. It acts as a balm to protect and treat sensitive skin post-shave.
Created with 99 percent natural ingredients and beautifully packaged, this Portugal-made hand soap will make a statement in any bathroom. Aloe and glycerin give it both cleansing and moisturizing properties and an inviting blend of red berries, rose, pepper, patchouli, and green leaves are responsible for the unforgettable fragrance.
Wear a piece of fragrance history with this classic scent from Spain’s oldest perfumery, Alvarez Gomez. Fresh lemon, thyme, lavender, eucalyptus, geranium, and rosemary meet to create an intriguing yet subtle daily scent.
Potatoes aren’t just a pantry staple or comfort food anymore. They’re actually a powerful skin care ingredient. Made in Switzerland, this skin cream uses potato extract and powerful essential oils to heal inflamed, dry, and cracked skin.
Crafted in France, Klorane hair products use high-powered plant extracts to nourish and refresh your locks. This shampoo uses mangoes sourced from India. Rich, fatty acids are extracted from the mango kernel for their restorative properties. Nourish dry, damaged hair and smell like your favorite tropical fruit all at the same time.
Another French favorite comes from a definitive authority in the world of skin care — Bioderma. This gentle, clarifying micellar water was expertly formulated for combination skin. It removes makeup and regulates oil production to keep pores clear. Add this to your routine and develop a taste for minimal, chic French girl beauty.
Rounding out the French product trio is this maddeningly earthy fragrance inspired by the wondrous sights and sensations that Absinthe invokes. A stunning combination of star anise, patchouli, clove, and pine needle intersect to form a hot and cold duality. Whether you’re a fan of spicy or sweet scents, this one will make you feel like you’re flying high with the Green Fairy herself — no come down required.
This refreshing toothpaste is anything but traditional. The innovative flavor combination will transport you to the breezy Italian countryside. Subtle mint and soft floral flavors combined with powerful whitening agents will make it a staple in your daily routine.
Like all great classic Italian works of art, this shave soap has a storied past and legions of followers across generations. It’s been family made since 1899. With a lather as rich as its history, you can expect nothing less than a close and comfortable shave when adding it to your grooming routine.
Rose water is well known for its gentle cleansing properties, but many brands formulate theirs with essences and additives instead of the real thing. Alteya’s version uses real blossoms picked from Bulgaria’s Rose Valley during the annual harvest. They’re then steam distilled, offering clarifying properties that can only be found in a floral haven south of the Balkan Mountains.