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By popular demand, Beauty Wonkette has put together a list of some of the most sought after Asian imports to the world of beauty. And, while Beauty Wonkette admits that she has not tried all of them, if it's on this list it comes with the highest of recommendations from Wonkettes that BW trusts without reservation :D

Angel Heart by Parfums Clandestine: Touted as Japan’s most popular fragrance, just a single spritz will leave you feeling super kawaii (“cute”). The scent also has various spin-offs, such as Lion Heart, Baby Heart, and Angel Heart Gorgeous.

Yu-Be Medicated Moisturizing Cream: Formulated by Japanese pharmacist Yoshikiyo Nowatari, this leading cream rehabilitates rough skin, heels, and elbows. Mountain climbers reportedly rely on it to combat the effects of cold, dry air, and it can be used to soothe eczema.

Two Girls (The House of Kwong Sang Hong) Hair Oil: From Hong Kong’s long-venerated brand, this elixir is rich in nourishing ingredients like vitamin E and makes a wonderful deep-conditioning treatment for all hair types.

Laneige Sliding Pact: This best-selling Korean compact foundation has light-reflecting particles to enhance skin’s radiance. It also conceals imperfections, keeps oil at bay, and comes with SPF 24 to guard against UV damage.

Asience HairCare: This popular Japanese line is becoming a staple in Singaporean salons. Made with pearls, soybean proteins, and luscious conditioners like camellia oil, it’s the perfect remedy for dry or damaged hair.

Dejavu Fiberwig 3D Mascara: Although almost every company now has a fiber mascara, Dejavu's version has three times more fiber than the competition. The result? Long, voluminous lashes that keep their curl all day.

Johnson & Johnson Clean & Clear Oil Blotting Sheets in Pink Grapefruit
: Although the sheets are a staple in the States, in Japan they come in this colorful, scented version. The adorable packaging makes them ideal to toss in handbags and makeup cases.

Sekkisei-Kose Whitening Lotion: Despite its name, this lotion contains no harsh hydroquinone and instead calls on nourishing herbal extracts to replenish the moisture lost during cleansing. In addition to everyday use, its cooling properties make it great for soothing sunburns.

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil: Popular not only in its native Japan but also worldwide, this cleanser makes makeup removal a breeze. Plus, it comes in five different formulations for a variety of skin types.

Dodo Palgantong Theatre Makeup: This Korean loose powder is so effective at minimizing pores and shine, more than 5 million units have been sold in Japan. Finely milled and sheer, it’s perfect for setting liquid foundation while leaving skin with a gorgeous, natural-looking finish.

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