France. It’s hard not to be a Francophile when so many great things come from there: macaroons, crepes, Chanel, and the list goes on. The epitome of being French is embodied in the ageless grace and beauty of the French women. As we have been told, French women don’t get face lifts. So how do they manage to look so classically beautiful? Great skincare of course! That is why Beauty From Around the World has brought you to France, to explore the skincare loved and revered by these gorgeous women.
This brand is a favorite not only in France, but also the UK! Their company began in La Roche-Posay, France where the company’s Thermal Spring Water was discovered. The water has a high concentration of Selenium, which is a powerful, natural antioxidant. The company takes pride in high purity and dermatological standards. Additionally their products are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and fragrance free. Their best-selling products are their Anthelios Sunscreen and Effaclar Duo +.
This is one of the bestselling French Pharmacy brands, and their philosophy of “beauty by nature” is illustrated in their use of natural, high quality ingredients in their products. The brand’s goal, as described by the director of NUXE Group, is to provide natural products that “are a combination of performance and sensuality to enhance skin beauty.” Additionally, the brand promotes an eco-friendly attitude not only through their commitment to create environmentally respectful products, but also other philanthropic efforts (e.g., saving bees!). Their best sellers are their Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm and Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil.
Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentré
The ultimate French multi-tasker, this product is revered for doing almost everything AND doing it well! This product is a staple in not only every French woman’s skincare routine, but every makeup artist’s bag as well! It can moisturize, prime, sooth irritation, and about a million other things. Not only that, but it works beautifully on all skin types, and leaves skin hydrated and glowing! What pageant girl wouldn’t want this in her beauty routine?
Like many French brands, Vichy began with the discovery of the therapeutic and beauty properties of thermal spa water on the skin. From there Vichy pioneered the concept known as dermocosmetics, and began producing products that were held to high quality and efficacy standards. Additionally, Vichy is committed to the environment through their three promises: reduce the consumption of raw materials, respect the fragility of the planet, and recycle. Their most popular products are their Normaderm 3-in-1 Cleanser and Purete Thermale Purifying Foaming Water.
This French brand is founded in dermatology and hydrotherapy. The company’s products are also rooted in thermal spring water proven to have beauty and health benefits. In fact, their Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water is one of their best selling products as it works as a great toner for sensitive skin. The brand is known for creating soothing products that are perfect for those with irritated, sensitive skin. Another favorite is their Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser, which cleans skin without drying it out.
P.S. Which brand would you try?