What French Pharmacy skincare should I buy? Believe it or not, this is a common question, even at Escentual!
After years and years of developing and extending our expertise in French Pharmacy, our celebrations of French skincare have now become a destination; but even with thousands of loyal customers coming back to re-stock on their old favourites during these months, we find that French fans still want to discover the next best thing. Everyone wants to know what will actually work, old or new.
If you’re a new or old reader that’s serious about skincare, 90% of me would say your routine already includes a hero from La Roche-Posay, Vichy or even Avene. Don’t think I’m teaching you to suck eggs here; but, for those who haven’t yet dabbled in French skincare, I hate to say it, but: you’ve been missing out and skincare lovers worldwide will tell you the same thing. Call this an introduction to the cult; it’s time to welcome these 8 French Pharmacy saviours into your routine with open eyes.
#1 Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil Spray
Sound the klaxon! Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse Oil is officially a French icon. Since 1991, this multipurpose dry oil has changed the way we go about our beauty routines. Offering our skin, hair, nails and body intense nourishment with a smooth, supple finish that smells so deliciously floral; you can’t get enough of it! – plus, it’s 98% natural which makes it perfect for sensitive skin too.
#2 Decleor Hydra Floral Cream
Decleor Hydra Floral Everfresh Fresh Skin Hydrating Light Cream
Aromatherapy and technology at their finest, Decleor are masters of their craft especially when it comes to the Hydra Floral Light Cream. Much more than an everyday moisturiser, the Hydra Floral Cream is loved for its 98% natural antioxidant powers that help fight off pollution and aggressors, while being the perfect base for your makeup too!
#3 Eucerin Intensive Lotion
Eucerin Dry Skin Intensive 10% Urea
If you read our reviews, you’ll see how happy our customers are with the results of the Eucerin Dry Skin Intensive Lotion. A soothing saviour for very dry, even sensitive skin, you can use this lotion on your face and body to soften flaky patches and calm uncomfortable areas.
#4 La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+]
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+]
Effaclar Duo needs no introduction. This cult-favourite treatment has been making headlines since it launched, and its popularity keeps on increasing! Promising those with blemish-prone skin a clearer complexion in only four weeks, Duo has salvaged so many complexions in the past six years, just look at our reviews!
#5 PAYOT Illuminating Perfecting Serum
PAYOT Uni Skin Concentré Perles Illuminating Perfecting Serum
If you have radiance on your mind, PAYOT’s Illuminating Perfecting Serum will give you the glow you’re lusting after, with or without makeup. Loved for its shimmering pearl-infused formula, the combination of Asian plants, kiwi and our customer favourite, Calendula flower work together to diffuse dark spots and dullness day after day.
#6 Vichy Mineral 89
Vichy Mineral 89 Serum
Mineral 89 is the extra boost of immunity everyone’s skin needs. Shooting into the spotlight after launching in 2017, it’s showing no signs of slowing down! With hundreds of customers, including our very our Copywriter, Elisabeth swearing by this hydrating serum for plumped, smooth skin; Vichy’s Mineral 89 Serum is definitely one to try if you want stronger, healthier skin.
#7 Avene Thermale Spring Water
Avene Eau Thermale Spring Water Spray
Avene‘s Thermal Water Spray is often described as canned magic. Since 1990, the soothing spritz has been used worldwide to calm, heal and soothe skin. Bottled in the French mountains of Avene, this precious water can be used on anything and everything – it’s one of the most popular French Pharmacy products available!
#8 Klorane Oatmilk Dry Shampoo
Klorane Oatmilk Gentle Dry Shampoo
You might already know this, but way back in 1971, Klorane developed the first ever dry shampoo on the market, and it’s still to this day, one of the most coveted secrets to beautifully fresh and volumised hair. In just two minutes, this revitalising spray absorbs oils and adds texture to hair – there’s no wonder beauty fans all over the world love using this award-winning formula!