When it come to skincare saviours, the French do it well. I mean really well. There’s a reason that so many of us used to book weekend trips across the channel purely for the French skincare shopping (and Sephora obviously). But now these brands are being stocked in your local Boots it makes it so much easier to get your hands on these cult products. But if you’re not sure what to try here are four French pharmacy favourites you need to try ASAP.
When it comes to cult products, it doesn’t get much bigger than the Bioderma micellar water. As one of the original heroes of the French pharmacy following, this has been a staple in my skincare routine for a while now. Originally used by makeup artists to quickly remove model’s makeup, this is ideal to use as a first cleanse in your routine. It removes my makeup effortless and leaves my skin prepped for a double cleanse and the rest of my routine.
You can find Bioderma Micellar Water in Boots for £10.50
As a brand La Roche-Posay is another cult favourite. And their Seronizic spray is one of my favourite products to use. This toner is a Zinc sulphate solution that you can spray on your face directly or onto a cotton pad and apply post-cleanser, pre-serum. The formula is soothing and cleansing and gets to work straight away on any minor skin irritations you have. I love using this spray so I tend to pick up two at a time to stock up.
You can find La Roche Posay Seronzinc Spray for just £5.65 from Feel Unique
Although most know Caudalie for their amazing Beauty Elixir they also have some lovely skincare products. Including their Deep Cleansing Exfoliator and Gentle Buffing Cream. The exfoliator purifies and refines to give you clear, smooth and radiant skin without drying it out. It also smells amazing! The creamy texture has notes of grapefruit, mint and sweet oranges which smell good enough to eat! While the Buffering Cream eliminates imperfections, dead cells and excess sebum to stimulate cell renewal. I find this leaves my skin looking clean and soft with a healthy glow.
Vichy are not only one of my favourite makeup brands, but they also have some amazing skincare products as well. Like this Pore Purifying Clay Mask. Like all Vichy products, the masks have been formulated with their Mineralizing Thermal Water. The water contains 15 beneficial volcanic minerals which help to soothe and enhance your skin. And just make your skin look like your skin, but better. Unlike other clay masks I’ve tried, this one is lighter in texture and colour. It’s formulated with two types of white clay that’s been mixed with the Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water to give it the lighter formula. And it’s incredibly kind on the skin!
The Vichy Mineral Masks cost £14 each and are available from Boots.
Have you tried any of these products before? What’s your favourite French pharmacy product?
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