French pharmacy skincare has shot to prominence in the beauty industry over the last couple of years. Heralded by makeup artists and beauty editors as the holy grail of skincare, French pharacy products bridge the gap between dermatology and cosmetic skincare, offering effective and beautifying solutions to common skin concerns.
1.La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing BalmSimple yet effective, the multi-purpose La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 is a beauty cupboard staple for many French women. The double-action intensive formula soothes and protects sensitive, irritated skin, reducing redness and speeding up the natural healing process. Suitable for the all the family, Cicaplast Baume B5 can be applied on to the body, face and lips to add a much needed boost of hydration.
2.Bioderma Sensibio H2O Makeup Removing SolutionThe Bioderma Sensibio H2O Makeup Removing Solution has held cult beauty status for over a decade. Loved by renowned makeup artists, the Bioderma H2O was the first ever micellar water to reach the market and quickly became a beauty must-have. Perfect for even the most sensitive skin, the fragrance and alcohol free formula gently lifts away makeup and impurities on the skin, leaving your complexion clean and refreshed.
3.NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi Usage Dry OilThe NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi Usage Dry Oil is another cult beauty products to come out of the French pharmacy. The now iconic oil utilises a luxurious blend of Vitamin E and precious plant oils to nourish, repair and soften. Made up of 98.1% natural ingredients, the Huile Prodigieuse treats even the most sensitive of skin with care, leaving your hair, body and skin soft and luminous. Topped with a captivatingly sweet fragrance of Orange Blossom, Rose and Vanilla, the NUXE Dry Oil is an indulgent yet effective treat.
4.Avène Cleanance Cleansing GelFrench pharmacy brands are known for treating acne in a gentle yet effective way. The Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel utilises naturally active spring water to cleanse and purify oily, blemish-prone skin. Helping to regulate oil and sebum production, the Cleanance Cleansing Gel revitalises and refreshes the skin leaving the complexion balanced and clean.
5.Bioderma Atoderm SOS SpraySoothe and bring long-lasting comfort to irrtated, itching skin with the Bioderma Atoderm SOS Spray. Enriched with Ambora and Green Tea Extracts, the extra-fine microdroplets of moisture soothe very dry skin bringing instant relief. The weightless spray helps to strengthen the skin's protective barrier whilst reducing the irritated appearance of very dry skin. Ideal for those with eczema and psoriasis, the Atoderm SOS Spray is the perfect on the spot, on-the-go treatment.
6.Vichy Mineral 89 SerumCombat signs of stress and fatigue with the Vichy Mineral 89 Serum. The next-generation treatment delivers intensive hydration and protection, helping your skin to look and feel healthier. The pre-serum booster has a light, gel-like texture made up of 89% Vichy Thermal Spring Water. The addition of Hyaluronic Acid in Vichy Mineral 89 adds a much needed boost of hydration to your skin and protects your skin against environmental aggressors. As your first post-cleanse step in your routine, Mineral 89 leaves your skin plump, soft and supple.
7.Bioderma Sébium Mat ControlFinding the perfect moisturiser for oily, blemish-prone skin can be difficult. The Bioderma Sébium Mat Control effectively absorbs excess sebum, working to balance and refine the skin's texture. With Fluidactiv, Bioderma's oil regulating complex, and Zinc, Mat Control helps to mattify your complexion and reduce the appearance of pores for up to eight hours. Apply morning and evening post-cleanse to keep your skin fresh and balanced.
8.La Roche-Posay SerozincDeveloped especially for sensitive, acne-prone skin, La Roche-Posay Serozinc is a refreshing facial toner which works to gently mattify your skin whilst treating oils and breakouts on the skin. Infused with Zinc Sulfate, Serozinc utilises Thermal Spring Water to soothe and hydrate your skin leaving your complexion soothed, soft and refined. A must-have for anyone who struggles with acneic skin but finds most skincare products targeted towards acne too harsh.
9.NUXE Baume Levres Reve de MielIf there is one lip product you need to try from the French pharmacy it is the NUXE Baume Reve de Miel. Extremely nourishing and rich in texture, the Reve de Miel lip balm treats dry lips, smoothing over any dry patches to leave your pout smooth and supple. Enriched with Acacia Honey and Shea Butter, Reve de Miel makes a wonderful on-the-go balm but also works wonders as an overnight treatment. Apply a generous layer to your lips before bed and wake up with soft, smooth lips.
10.Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration SerumAdd some much needed hydration and radiance to dull, lack-lustre skin with the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum. The innovative, ultra-lightweight formula glides over the skin, offering deep, long-lasting hydration. Enriched with Vichy's own Thermal Spa Water, the serum intensely hydrates the skin, delivering moisture deep below the skin's surface promoting a plump, radiant complexion. Apply just before your moisturiser morning and night for hydrated, dewy skin.