If you’re on skin-care Instagram or TikTok, you probably know that French pharmacies contain a treasure trove of incredible skin-care products. If you’re not on social media, you’re likely familiar with the effortless, chic French girl aesthetic, which is often achieved with top notch skin care and minimal makeup. It can be hard to get your hands on French skin-care and hair-care products, buy we’ve rounded up a few that you would see at a pharmacy in Paris that you could also snag in the States.
Vichy is a staple brand in French pharmacies and is luckily just as easy to get in U.S. drugstores. This best-seller is a must-have. It features pure hyaluronic acid and mineral-rich Vichy volcanic water to keep your skin hydrated and your skin barrier strong.
The thermal spring water from the Sainte-Odile Spring in France can be found in almost all of Avène’s products, but it’s also nice to have the water on its own ready to go whenever you need it. A spritz can help soothe atopic dermatitis, inflammation, itching, redness and irritation.
The La Roche-Posay Anthelios Sunscreen line is beloved worldwide for a reason. It absorbs quickly, and you barely feel like you’re wearing anything, but it provides the perfect amount of protection from the sun.
Employ this mask to help repair damaged and over-processed hair. It works to detangle and protect strands for a soft, shiny look. René Furterer loved plants and essential oils growing up, so it’s no surprise this mask features plant-based keratin.
This ultra-gentle, calming cleanser is part of one of Caudalie’s beloved Vino lines. It’s perfect for daily use on sensitive skin.
Pretend you’re rinsing off in a shower in the South of France with this widely beloved L’Occitane Shower Oil. The foaming oil-to-milk texture and scent of fresh almonds make the otherwise mundane moment feel luxurious.
Klorane’s dry shampoo products are popular in the U.S., and in France, where the brand originated, dozens of products line the pharmacy shelves. If you like the dry shampoo, give the real stuff a try.
This SPF is ultra-lightweight and offers UVA/UVB protection while also moisturizing skin and providing antioxidants. It also comes in a spray bottle rather than an aerosol can, which is a fun change-up from American spray sunscreens.
Smell like summer all year round when wearing this fragrance in your hair or on your skin. Sweet orange, petitgrain, coconut, vanilla and musk combine to create a fresh, summery scent that will perk up any nose.
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