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enne

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drugstore skincare

a discussion on here got me thinking: what skincare brands do your drugstore carry? it varies country by country and i can’t help how a lot of people just refer to them as drugstore brands, when it can be a little misleading. since i live in singapore, our drugstores carry a lot more korean and japanese brands than american brands. big europeans brands are also common here. i can’t list them all of course but here’s some that our drugstores carry off the top of my head: cosrx, bioderma, la roche posay, eucerin, biore, wishtrend, dear klairs, i’m from, hada labo, menturm, uriage, vichy, shiseido, rohto, rovectin, derma lab, dr. g, dhc, anessa, kose, skin1004. we do have neutrogena and olay, but things like aveeno have very limited options, mostly baby lotions. so you can see how referring to something as drugstore can be misleading. everyone here knows about wishtrend, and i reckon most of you won’t refer to it as a drugstore brand, but as you can see, i can.
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Here in Germany most drugstores have western brands like Nivea, L'Oreal Paris. La Roche Posay, Eucerin or Cerave can be found in pharmacies. Douglas or Sephora (more expensive drugstores) sells stuff like The ordinary or the inkey, dr jar. K Beauty is very limited here. So it is totally misleading! But I'm happy for those who can found good products for drugstore prices. Sadly buying K beauty is so hard and expensive. (example: for Yesstyle I need to spend at least 50€ for free shipping) So that why I'm really glad when I can win the giveaways here:)
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clumpsymai

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Yes because these products need to be shipped to Asia. Yess I just bought stuff on Wishtrend thanks the event :)
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This is such an interesting topic! I’ve never thiught about how drugstores are vary from one country to another. And yes, here in the US you don’t see Rovectin or Wishtrend as drugstore brand. Besides brands like Neutrogena, Olay, Loreal, No7, LaRoche Posay, Cerave, Cetaphil, Aveeno, Palmer’s, YesTo, Eucerin ....there’s this only one Kbeauty brand here, Sweet Chef. Other than that you can just go to Ulta or Sephora to find some other Kbrands with mostly overpriced items.
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Some local brands like to make their products exclusively available online only, I don’t know why though. Andalou Naturals is one of them and they only ship within US. This brand has some seriously amazing products.
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Malaysia even has lesser brand available in the drugstore! Really hope that there will be any official distributor of the ordinary in our country😭😭
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enne

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oof, that’s a mood tho. i don’t think there’s any official distributor for the ordinary here. at least we have shopee 😪
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I'm in Serbia, and here are mostly just basic drugstore European brands like Nivea, Garnier, Ziaja, Loreal, in drugstore which is drugstore/pharmacy you can find La roche posay,really small selection of CeraVe, Vichy, Bioderma, Uriage, some Frudia products. In the german drugstore which I love, DM, you can find Q+A skincare, Revox and also some Korean products, tho I live in a small country so we don't have much of those but in other DM's in other cities you can find more products from Benton, Cosrx, Neogen, Ariul.... So yeah we have an interesting selection but most of those products have fragrance which I like to stay away from, and the more farmacy brands are quite expensive so I always order my skincare online.
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Well I've never tried Revox but I'll say their products remind me of The Ordinary even though I would say Revox isn't as basic, and for the Ziaja, it's actually a really nice brand, I use their body products, and as for the face ones I think they look really nice but they have fragrance mostly. But I may try one of their cleansing foams since I'm totally okay with fragrance in face washes.
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Hello fellow Singaporean! I agree with you. sometimes when I see our fellow skincare enthusiasts mention about drugstore brands, I kinda think of products that are affordable, can be found in non-speciality stores eg any shop or space that are allowed to sell other brands as well like a mart. I also assume that they are also selling things of other functions like body wash 🤯
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oh yes!! the first time i heard the term drugstore i was very confused. then i figured it was generic things you can get at supermarkets or our under void deck shops. but then i realize even our grocery stores carry some niche brands. like our ntuc carried dear klairs and skin1004, which is a privilege we have but also kinda wack when you think about it from the perspective of people outside of this country
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