One of my favourite things to do when visiting Paris it to pop into the pharmacies and discover both new and established French beauty brands. We’ve previously discussed how to create that effortless Parisian wardrobe so today I wanted to take a look at how French women keep their skin so flawless with their French Beauty Secrets. With so many coveted products on the market, it’s clear to see our friends across the English channel know how to craft a premium product. They know to upgrade their beauty routine. With this in mind we’re bringing you the five we think you need to add to your current collection – now.
1. Vichy Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil cleanser
A firm favourites with beauty editors and bloggers alike, Vichy’s micellar oil removes long-wear and waterproof makeup. It leaves the skin supple, soft and moisturised. This is a must-have. And has been a personal favourite addition to my skincare routine for years.
2. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Conentre
Now who can possibly turn down one product which does three jobs? All three amazingly well I might like to add. Designed to be used as a primer, a moisturiser and a makeup remover, this is the perfect addition to your travel bag to save on space.
3. L’OccitaneShea Butter Hand Cream
An award winning beauty staple, L’Occitaine’s Shea butter hand cream is one of the most popular of its kind in the market. The perfect size for your handbag, this cream blends Shea butter with honey, almond extract, jasmine and ylang-ylang essences. It's designed to heal and protect dry and dehydrated skin with anti-oxidising vitamin E to nourish.
4. Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray
Designed to sooth sensitive, hypersensitive, allergic and irritated skin, Avène’s thermal spring water spray has an almost neutral PH balance and is bacteriologically pure. Definitely an interesting one to add to your usual cleansing routine. A couple of spritz create a great setting agent for your makeup as well as a refresher when out.
5. Nuxe Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm
Achieving cult status within the world of beauty is no mean feat. Especially when there’s the latest innovation just around the corner. But French label Nuxe has done just that with its ultra-nourishing lip balm. Made from Shea butter, it hydrates dry, thirsty lips and makes them utterly kissable. One to purchase before the mistletoe comes out at Christmas perhaps.