7 French Beauty Products We Wanted, Like, Yesterday

When it comes to beauty products, it’s no secret that the French do it best. And the proof is in the pudding — French girls are known for their flawless skin and perfect makeup, all while seeming completely effortless. In our never-ending effort to achieve that certain je ne sais quoi, we rounded up seven of our all-time fave French beauty products. From skin to hair and beyond, these products will help bring out your inner Parisian. Tres chic! 

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Cleanser

French women know that multi-tasking products save time, money and counter space, so the Purete Thermale 3-in-1 Step Cleanser from Vichy is a must-have. This face wash combines a cleansing milk, toner and eye makeup remover in lightweight formula, perfect for all skin types. What more could a girl need?

Micellar Water

We’ve already touted the benefits of this magic water that cleanses, soothes and moisturizes your skin while restoring its Ph balance. French women can’t live without La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution, so neither can we. 

Serum

No good skincare routine is complete without a serum, and we can’t get enough of Biotherm’s Source Therapie 7. This multitasker boasts seven benefits in a lightweight gel that instantly absorbs into the skin, including cell regeneration, an even tone and intense hydration. Sign us up!

Night Cream

Your dreams will be filled with pleasant things (like croissants and macarons) after you use the Creme des Lagons from Carita. This night cream gives your skin continuous hydration throughout the night and is laden with noni extract, which activates and strengthens the skin's natural defenses to preserve its firmness and elasticity. In other words, a real-life dream come true.

Hair Care

French women choose to embrace their natural hair texture and work with it rather than against it. To make sure their locks stay healthy, shiny and touchable, they use Kérastase Elixir Ultime. This amazing oil can be used with wet or dry hair and all hair types. 

Faux-Tan

What better way to look healthy, radiant and ready to take on the world than a post-vacation-in-Cannes tan? While our French counterparts are smart enough to stay out of the sun’s damaging UVA/UVB rays, they love a good moisturizer and tanner combo. Enter the Decleor Systeme Corps Natural Glow Body Milk, a deeply moisturizing body lotion that creates a glow so natural your friends might actually believe your story about yachting in St. Tropez with Leonardo DiCaprio (don’t worry, your secret’s safe with us)!

Face Oil

French women are no stranger to the benefits of a good face oil — the Lancôme Absolue Precious Oil being among their favorite! Facial oils reinforce the skin's barrier function, helping to maintain moisture and radiance. This product packs in 7 botanical ingredients and rose essential oil to ensure soft, supple and smooth skin. 

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