I feel that I’m always banging on about French skincare products and I suppose I am, as I’m obsessed with and do make up a large part of my skincare routine, but they are worthy of the praise lavished on them. These are my top French Pharmacy skincare products that I definitely couldn’t bear to run out and not have a back up they are that good!
Manual exfoliators were definitely in exile territory until the Caudalie Gentle Buffing Cream came into my life. I found that they would often cause my skin to break out days later probably due to micro tearing of skin, but when I tried Caudalie I was converted. It smells divine, is oh so gentle and does a bang up job of leaving my skin smooth and soft without causing breakouts.
I first picked up La Roche-Posay Serozinc back in September and I absolutely cannot get enough of this incredible toner, so it’s handy I picked up 4 bottles over there! It’s so light, gentle and soothing. I use it for all sorts of things as well as part of my daily cleansing routine and despite using it daily, I’m still on my first bottle!
I’m pretty faithful to my Origins masks but recently another face mask integrated itself in to my routine, and I have to say it’s pretty darn good. Unfortunately you can’t get Cattier in the UK at the moment as far as I’m aware but this Green Clay Face Mask is well worth picking up if you happen to be on the other side of the channel. It’s not meant to completely dry on your face so it doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight but still extracts all those horrible impurities.
It wouldn’t be a French skincare post without the much hyped Bioderma Micellar Solution. I usually use the Sebium version, but I picked up a Crealine version as the Sebium one has been irritating my eyes of late. It’s still one of the best makeup removers out there despite fierce competition from the Garnier Micellar Water and I absolutely wouldn’t be without one of these bottles on my dressing table.
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+ is one of the most raved about over the counter blemish treatments and I’ll tell you now, if you’ve not tried this yet you absolutely must! It’s a light texture, helps to either get rid of blemishes or bring them to a head but best of all, it fades red marks in quicksticks (or at least faster than they would without any treatment).
Finally to top off my skincare stash is the Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum. I still haven’t found any serum quite as good as this and that’s ok because it proves how bloody fantastic this is. It injects a healthy dose of hydration in to my skin so that I wake up with glowy skin without it being greasy, what more could you want?
What are your favourite French skincare products?