In our last article related to the Taiwan Beauty Alliance, we discussed why Taiwan beauty products matter to us. Firstly, the brands innovate skincare products in mind of consumers with specific Asian skin qualities and needs. Secondly, the similarities between the two countries and their immediate environments.
Singapore presents an unique climate to its citizens: one that is perpetually hot and humid (with the occasional haze) and yet flanked by air-conditioned malls on the left and right. This means that we are faced with dry and oily skin issues, acne, and the usual frizzled hair scenarios. There is even a lack of time to practice proper skincare routines.
Consumers looking to upgrade their beauty collection from simply enhancing to medical qualities now have an alternative country to look at, and what better way to cement this statement then come up with our own dupe collection? With some cult beauty favourites from Korea, such as Innisfree, Son & Park, and Banila, plus a few from Western countries — the attention given to the few Taiwanese products is long overdue, especially when you can be apprised from Zarias the tremendous rate at which improvements in beauty products are taking place.
Note: Most of the aforementioned beauty “dupes” are not exact copies in design and/or full properties, but in our opinion, they function close enough (or sometimes even better when compared) to the original and therefore deserve a mention.
Body Lotion: 3CE White Milk Cream (South Korea), ERH Enticing Body Lotion (H) (Taiwan)
Facial Toner: Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin (South Korea), 23.5N Oriental Beauty Tea Balancing Toner (Taiwan)
All-In-One Beauty Water: Son & Park Beauty Water (South Korea), YUAN Wild Mugwort Herbal Toner (Taiwan)
Serum: Missha Time Revolution Immortal Youth Serum (South Korea), DR.WU Intensive Renewal Serum With Mandelic Acid 18% (Taiwan)
Hair Oil: Kérastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp and Hair Concentrate (France), shan Camellia Essential Intensive Hair Oil (Taiwan)
View the gallery below or here. For the product description, click on the small notepad icons at the image corners.
All photo credits to Cally Cheung (Popspoken).