Four French Pharmacy Favourites you need to try ASAP

French Pharmacy Favourites

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

La Roche-Posay 

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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  1. October 19, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    I have tried bits from all of these brands, got to love Bioderma it’s so effective, it’s my favourite micellar water x

  2. October 19, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    I tried a sample of the Bioderma and it was amazing – I really should treat myself to some more 🙂 x

  3. October 19, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    i really like vichy and have heard of all the other brands too. All good things!

  4. October 19, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    These are all good brands. I tend to buy quite a lot from Yves Rocher online.

  5. Mili
    October 19, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    Al four are such wonderful brands! I’ve tried a thing or two from each of them but I def want to try more 🙂

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  6. October 19, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    I have heard about these but never tried them, think it is time for a little treat x

  7. October 19, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    Bioderma Miscellar water is one of the best in the game, I use it religiously I have to say!

  8. October 19, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    I’ve not heard of any of these before. I love the sound of the Pore Purifying Clay Mask. Jo x

  9. October 19, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    I am currently trying out caudalie at the moment and am loving it xx

  10. October 19, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    I love La Roche Posay. The best thing ever for my skin!

  11. Hannah
    October 19, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    I love Serozinc! I need to get a new bottle asap x

  12. October 19, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    I didn’t rate bioderma for the price in all honesty, I think the garnier micellar water does just as good a job. But I do love La Roche-Posay x

  13. October 20, 2016 / 7:31 am

    I think my favourite French pharmacy product is the Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm. I use it every day and night and it’s such a good lip treatment, plus the pot seems to last forever. I also like La Roche Posay’s BB cream which is great for minimizing pores and just making your skin look better.

  14. Francesca
    October 20, 2016 / 9:41 am

    I have to admit I’ve only heard off a couple of these brands but from what you’ve written sounds like I need to try some!!

  15. October 20, 2016 / 11:28 am

    I have the Caudalie milk cleanser and absolutely love it. Such a great brand!

  16. nicol
    October 20, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    ive tried bioderma and la roche posey and they are amazing! i need to try out the other french brands.

  17. October 20, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    So many amazing brands here, I do love French skincare and I am a big fan of Caudalie x

  18. October 20, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    These sound like great products. I’ve not tried any french brands before but would like to test out the Vichy purifying mask.

  19. October 21, 2016 / 5:23 am

    I love la roche posay so great to see them featured here. My fave french brand is klorane xxx

  20. October 21, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    I’ve not tried any of these before, but would definitely love to, especially the Bioderma micellar water. 🙂

    Ashton x

  21. October 22, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Great selection I have tried a few of these but need to try this micellar water that i keep hearing about.

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