French pharmacy has long been known for being a true blessing bestowed upon skincare lovers. However, life doesn’t always go according to our needs and we can’t be in Paris every weekend. But worry not, as we can ship all the best French pharmacy products to where you are. In order to help you navigate the endless collection of products, we’ve chosen one true cult product from each brand. We’re so used to having these products readily available to us, that sometimes we don’t even remember how hard it is to find some of these. On the other hand, what is best than the advice of people who have grown up using all of these?
If we were to divide the French pharmacy skincare universe, we would have to choose two sides. We’ve divided them into products formulated for sensitive skin and high-end cosmetics. Let’s take a look at each one of them.
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The best French pharmacy products for sensitive skin
Without a doubt, this is what people live for when we’re talking about French pharmacy skincare. To begin with this list, there is one thing we should address, which is “why are these brands so good for sensitive skin?”. The answer is in the formula, as most brands rely on the healing abilities of thermal spring water, or the regenerating properties of botanical ingredients such as oats.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid
If you’re looking for a tried and tested sunscreen for all skin types that actually works on all skin types, Anthelios Invisible Fluid is our best choice–trust us, we really love it.
With an ultra-light texture, this sunscreen is available in four different versions: SPF50+ with fragrance, SPF50+ without fragrance, SPF50+ in a tinted formula that suits most skin tones, and SPF33 with fragrance.
A-Derma Exomega Control Emollient Cream
One of the very first things that pops into our minds when we think of the best French pharmacy products for sensitive skin is the Exomega Control range from vegan-friendly brand A-Derma.
The Exomega Control Emollient Cream, in particular, is perfect to care for eczema-prone skin from the very first day.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Make-Up Removing Micelle Solution
We know this one won’t be a surprise, but here it is. Bioderma invented micellar water in 1991, and it remains one of the best French pharmacy products today.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O is a gentle, practical cleanser that can be used even on reactive or intolerant skin types. There are multiple formulas to suit every skin concern, but they are all based on the same effective micellar technology.
Avène Skin Recovery Cream
Avène is known for using thermal spring water, which makes the brand perfect for extremely sensitive skin. Avène Skin Recovery Cream, in particular, is the perfect product for skin that feels intolerant or sensitized after a medical procedure.
This gently rebalancing cream calms irritation and redness while repairing the damaged hydrolipidic barrier and restoring the skin to its normal, healthy state.
SVR Spirial Deodorant Cream
Deodorant may not be the most glamorous skincare product, but it’s certainly an important foundation for daily comfort and well-being.
When it comes to French Pharmacy deodorant, the Spirial range from SVR goes above and beyond: it is truly a life-changing deodorant. The cream version can be used by children and adults to regulate perspiration and fight body odor for 48 hours.
Ducray Anaphase+ Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo
French brand Ducray is all about addressing common skin, body, and hair concerns with pharmacological precision.
One of the most popular products from the brand is the Anaphase+ Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo, a complement shampoo that provides essential nutrients for the development of stronger and healthier hair. Use it alongside a hair loss treatment for the best possible results!
Uriage Bariéderm Cica-Lips Protecting Lip Balm
We can’t talk about repairing products without mentioning this lip balm from the Uriage Bariéderm line, a range of insulating and repairing skincare that meets the needs of damaged and compromised skin.
Whether you’re dealing with extremely cold weather, experiencing dry skin due to medication, or struggling with the drying effects of constant air conditioning, you need this deeply soothing and repairing lip balm in your life.
Vichy Minéral 89 Fortifying & Plumping Daily Booster
We couldn’t not end this list with a French pharmacy icon and bestseller: Vichy Minéral 89, a lightweight facial moisturizer suitable for all skin types.
Light as water, precisely because it contains 89% thermal spring water from Vichy with an added boost of natural origin hyaluronic acid, this quenching product hydrates, plumps, and strengthens the skin, leaving it fresh and youthful.
The best high-end French pharmacy skincare products
If you’re looking for the French lifestyle experience, that can also be found in the pharmacy. So here is our list of products that embody the French way of living and the French pharmacy experience.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
As the number 1 anti-dark spot solution in French pharmacies, the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum boosts radiance and helps even out the skin tone. We enjoy recommending it to pregnant woman, as it’s one of the few anti-dark spots serums they can use.
Its age-defying formula corrects and prevents dark spots, all the while lending the skin a luminous and polished appearance.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil
We couldn’t possibly list the best French pharmacy products without including NUXE Huile Prodigieuse, a moisturizing oil that nourishes, repairs, and sublimates the skin and hair.
With its silky texture and inimitable fragrance, this is a true spa-at-home experience in a bottle. You can use it to nourish your skin after showering, or to restore shine and softness to your hair in between washes. Whatever you choose, you’ll be in for a unique sensory experience.
Lierac Hydragenist Moisturising Serum
If you’re looking for a real Parisian feel, Lierac is the brand for you. We especially like Lierac Hydragenist Moisturising Serum, a quenching serum designed to bring the benefits of oxygen infusion treatment to the skin.
The fresh and creamy texture merges with the skin and wraps it in a cocoon of softness, nourishing the skin without a heavy sensation. Day after day, wrinkles and fine lines grow less visible and the skin looks fresh again.
Filorga Time-Filler Eyes Absolute Eye Correction Cream
Created by a skin expert, Filorga has conquered the hearts (and skins!) of French pharmacy customers with luscious textures and uncomplicated, effective products.
One of the best-loved products from this brand is Filorga Time-Filler Eyes, an anti-wrinkle eye contour cream that fights wrinkles and fine lines, lifts the eye contour area to prevent drooping lids, and strengthens the eyelashes.
Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Serum
The best French pharmacy products are, first and foremost, simple. Take the Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Serum, which contains three different forms of Hyaluronic Acid to act as a filler and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
This serum can also help fight oxidative stress and protect the skin against premature aging. All in all, with a fresh, fluid, and silky texture that suits all skin types, this is the perfect all-in-one product.
Products for life
We are pretty sure that once you go into French skincare, you won’t go back. Your skin will thank you for that and you will see the results. Check out not only the products we’ve highlighted but also the entire ranges they offer. And you know that if you need any help, we at Care to Beauty are always available to help!