Your Definitive Guide To The Best In French Pharmacy Skincare

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Whether it’s their artfully undone curtain bangs or muted red lipstick—when it comes to beauty, French women simply have that undefinable je ne sais quoi. 

But, what makes a Parisian it-girl so effortlessly chic? It’s their nation’s simple ‘skincare-first-make-up-second’ philosophy that is at the heart of France’s world-class beauty industry. 

Without a doubt, our favourite exports from the birthplace of Chanel and triple crème brie are so good that once you try them—you’ll never use anything else. We’re talking about French pharmacy skincare products, of course.

Thankfully, you don’t need to book a plane ticket in order to shop like a Parisian. Here, we bring you the cult French skincare products beloved by women around the world…

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1. The moisturiser 

 Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentré, $35 at Adore Beauty.

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2. The micellar water 

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution, $29 at Adore Beauty.


3. The all-in-one face mist 

Caudalíe Beauty Elixir, $24 at Sephora.

beauty Elixer

4. The multi-purpose dry oil 

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil, $26 at Adore Beauty.


5. The exfoliant 

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50, $286 at Ninth Avenue.

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6. The serum

La Roche-PosayHyalu B5 Hyaluronic Serum Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate, $71 at Adore Beauty.

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7. The cleanser 

 Avène Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion, $32 at Adore Beauty.


8. The dry shampoo

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, $16 at Adore Beauty.


9. The fragrance 

Editions De Parfums By Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose EDP, $387 at MECCA.


10. The hand cream 

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, $45 at Adore Beauty.


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