If you’re not sure what to buy or you’re looking to discover a new skincare staple, you’ve come to the right place. Step this way for our coveted edit of skincare essentials that are set to acquire holy grail status in your skincare routine.
#1 The 3-in-1 Hero
Makeup artists and beauty gurus all over the world swear by this multipurpose moisturiser. It’s practically French Pharmacy royalty, and once you’ve tried its creamy and comforting texture, you’ll understand why.
A nourishing fusion of shea butter, beeswax, soy and aloe vera, this cult-favourite face cream is suitable for all skin types and can also be used as a makeup primer or a cleanser. Your foundation will apply effortlessly after using this cream, and if you really want to stretch its uses even further, it also makes a wonderful moisturising face mask or a great after-sun.
#2 The SOS Cream
We’ve all been there, your skin is having one of those ‘freak-out’ moments, and you need something to calm and soothe it, fast and effectively. Or, perhaps you have sensitive skin that needs a gentle helping hand daily, to keep reactions at bay?
When skin is irritated, an average moisturiser just won’t do, you need a recovery cream to calm angry skin. With its calming, fragrance-free formula loaded with Avene thermal spring water, it’s a staple for those who suffer from redness, dry patches and irritation caused by sensitivity.
This intensely nourishing yet lightweight cream won’t overburden your complexion. It’s perfect for keeping in your skincare stash for when your skin is crying out for help, and nothing else seems to be working.
#3 The Complexion Rejuvenator
If you’re seeking a more even complexion, this one’s for you. Eucerin’s innovative and affordable formulas are recommended by many dermatologists all over the world. The Anti-Pigment Dual Serum is part of their hyperpigmentation range and it’s specifically designed to address the appearance of dark spots and patches.
Two high-tech serums in one, both have a lightweight and non-greasy texture, and when combined help to reduce the appearance of sun damage, acne scarring and age spots over time, while giving the complexion a radiant and healthy glow. This is thanks to Thiamadol, a patented ingredient that helps to reduce hyperpigmentation by inhibiting melanin production and concentrated hyaluronic acid to plump up, refresh and quench the complexion.
#4 The Iconic Multi-Purpose Oil
Introducing a French Pharmacy icon – but with a floral twist. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the original Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse or a total newbie to the range, this is a product that once you’ve tried, you’ll quickly become addicted to – one of our team even uses it to shave her legs with!
This luxurious dry oil is a quick and easy way to nourish the face, body and hair without a greasy or sticky feel. It leaves a beautifully radiant glow to your skin and hair, with the added benefit of the beautiful scent of white flowers. No beauty collection is complete without this multi-tasking hero!
Our Co-Editor, Chelsey reviewed the full Huile Prodigiuse range on the blog. Find your favourite and discover the best ways to use the oils here.
#5 The Hidden Gem
Whether you’re a parent or not, we think that this soothing barrier cream is a useful staple for everyone to keep at arm’s reach. An inexpensive alternative to other well-known healing creams, it’s not just for babies!
You’d normally find this thick, emollient cream in a baby-changing bag but we think it’s one of our French pharmacy hidden gems. It contains 98% natural origin ingredients, including zinc oxide – known for its healing properties. Perfect for soothing all kinds of skin irritations including minor burns, dry patches of skin, soreness or sunburn; slip it into your handbag for those beauty SOS moments!
#6 The Antidote to Puffy Tired Eyes
If you’re in search of an eye cream that will tackle tired puffy eyes as well as fine lines, consider your search complete. Meet the latest addition to the much-loved Vichy Mineral 89 range – Vichy Mineral 89 Eyes.
Containing 89% Vichy thermal mineral water, this hyaluronic acid-infused eye gel is perfect for those with tired peepers. Not only will it intensely hydrate the eye contour area, but it will also help to smooth the skin and make you look and feel more awake, while an added boost of caffeine will help with any puffiness.
#7 The Instant Pick-Me-Up
This face mask was made for those moments when you look in the mirror and think ‘I need to get more sleep’. If extra sleep isn’t really an option in your busy schedule, but you still want that brightening boost, then the Meso Mask needs to be a staple in your routine.
This best-selling illuminating anti-ageing mask will deeply hydrate while helping to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. It’s rich in collagen and elastin, and contains ingredients to calm any redness – it’s a great instant fix for all skin types and ages. And the best part? It works in just 15 minutes!
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