* Accessible drugstore beauty products from famous French brands
* Includes face masks, sunscreens, makeup removers and moisturizers
* Share in the secrets of the world’s most beautiful women
No matter which country you live in, the ladies of France have a reputation that encompasses style, beauty and confidence. Whether you prefer the older favorites of Coco Chanel and Catherine Deneuve or enjoy the delights of modern French fancies like Marion Cotillard and Melanie Laurent, it’s hard to deny that the ladies of France possess a certain je ne sais quoi.
While it may not be possible to move to France, it is possible to take on their favored beauty routines. In this list, you’ll find eight of the top beauty products that French women swear by and are easily available in French drugstores. From removing makeup to moisturizing and dry shampooing, you, too, can enjoy the secrets of French beauty. And, luckily for us: they’re now available on this side of the Atlantic too.
1. Vichy Mineral Infused Face Mask
This Vichy face mask is infused with a range of minerals for luminous, fresher skin after only one month’s use. The mask is formulated from Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA), which is made up of five plant extracts and combined with a mix of volcanic rock particles. Because of these ingredients, you can count on this 5-minute mask to exfoliate and hydrate skin.
2. Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
Klorane has created a dry shampoo that saves time and water when it comes to cleaning your hair. Plus, you’ll notice that your hair begins to gain volume with regular use. Designed for darker shades of hair, application is simple. Just evenly spray the shampoo on, then brush through you hair. The organically-farmed oat milk inside has been shown to soothe and protect your hair while helping to maintain the natural balance of your scalp.
3. Embryolisse Concentrated Lait Cream
This Embryolisse Concentrated product is a versatile cream that can be used for a range of moisturizing needs. Whether you need an after-shave cream, a makeup remover, or a lotion for babies and children, this handy cream can cover all those uses. It helps to clean and prevent dryness on your skin while respecting the skin’s natural pH and microorganisms.
4. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water
The Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water can cleanse and remove makeup without upsetting your skin’s sensitivity. Applied like any normal, cotton-pad make-up remover, its effective formula is able to remove water-resistant make-up. The micellar water can also help to naturally rebuild the skin’s hydrolipidic film, which acts as an important protective layer for your skin.
5. Eau Thermale Avene Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream
Proven to help speed up the skin’s recovery process, the Eau Thermale Skin Cream is ideal for providing the optimal healing environment. Whether you have a scar, a burn or cuts and scrapes, this advanced skin cream protects, restores and helps the healing process. Plus, it’s suitable for adults, children and infants.
6. Caudalie Instant Detox Mask
Formulated to deeply cleanse your skin, this instantly detoxifying facial mask will remove impurities and reduce the size of pores. Inside the mask, you’ll find papaya extract, grape marc and coffee to drain toxins and produce an antioxidant effect. This results in softer, refreshed and healthier looking skin.
7. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Face Sunscreen
The La Roche-Posay Sunscreen has plenty of public endorsement. With its broad spectrum SPF 60 protection and a formula that includes cell-ox shield technology and antioxidants, this sunscreen visibly reduces the appearance of sun damage. It’s also fast absorbing and can also be used on sensitive skin or under makeup.
8. La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur Makeup
The La Roche-Posay BB Blur Makeup helps to cover blemishes and blur the look of pores. Its lightweight texture absorbs the skin’s excess oil to give you an all-day matte finish with much more even skin tone than normal foundation. It also acts as an SPF 20 sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s rays.