The Multipurpose French Pharmacy Products You Need To Try

Multipurpose skincare edit which includes PAYOT Deodorant Spray Fraicheur, Phyto Phytophanere Dietary Supplement for Hair and Nails and Decleor Green Mandarin Scrub Mask

Trimming down your skincare routine is a trend sweeping the beauty industry. As a result, we are asking for more from our skincare; all hail the rise of the multipurpose skincare product.

Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to save money, a bit of time and declutter your bathroom shelf? As any beauty lover will tell you, their draws are already fit to burst, so as you can imagine a product that goes the extra mile to get the job done with fewer steps, wouldn’t go amiss!

You may think that it sounds too good to be true, a skincare hero that does it all, but it’s not; our French Pharmacy collection is full of multi-use products, and I bet you probably own a few of them already.

Keep on reading to discover new uses for your old favourites and new skincare loves that will help you shave off a few steps of your daily skin regime and downsize your wash bag…


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1. The Only Face Mist You Need

Avene Thermale Water Spray in a French Pharmacy multipurpose Skincare edit

The multipurpose use:

Avene Thermale Water Spray has 15 uses and you may even have more of your own as it’s so versatile!

  1. Cooling face mist on hot days (straight from the fridge)
  2. Hydrating boost
  3. Toner
  4. Makeup base
  5. Glowy makeup setting spray
  6. Soothes irritated eyes when sprayed
  7. Tame frizzy hair
  8. Dampen your beauty blender
  9. Calm irritated skin after cleansing
  10. Soothe skin after waxing
  11. Soothe sunburnt skin
  12. Ease itching
  13. Calm angry blemishes
  14. Soothe nappy rash
  15. Used alongside a facial roller
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Learn more about Avene Face Mist:

Avene Face mist is a skincare essential that has truly stood the test of time, with Avene celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2020. A cult favourite, this hydrating spray is adored by beauty lovers struggling with sensitive and irritated skin looking for relief for everything from sunburn, itching to angry blemishes. It does all this, and more, using a combination of natural minerals naturally occurring in Avene’s Eau de Thermale Water, which is world-renowned for its unique soothing properties.

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2. The Volumising Dry Shampoo

Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo in a French Pharmacy multipurpose skincare edit

The multipurpose use:

Klorane Dry Shampoo will help you cover-up skipping a hair wash adding oomph to volume and thickness to fine locks – helps you style your hair when gravity or silky locks tells you that your up-do isn’t possible, but the best part? It feels weightless.

Learn more about Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo:

There’s a good reason why 1 Oat Milk Dry Shampoo is sold every 10 seconds around the world; the first-ever dry shampoo on the market, this product was made for use in hospitals for birthing mothers who couldn’t wash their hair. However, it has come a long way since 1971, with awards and so many more uses to add to its name.

First and foremost a Dry Shampoo, this multipurpose spray is one to keep on hand so you’re never caught off guard with slick back or flat hair when you’re short on time again. You’ll find that this all-natural spray is soothing on the scalp thanks to its oat milk formula which is also hypoallergenic and vegan. Brunettes can also breathe a sigh of relief because the Klorane Dry Shampoo doesn’t leave any dreaded white marks either!

For any brunettes who want to take it one step further, you should try Klorane Natural Tint Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, which features mineral pigment that adapts to even the darkest hair.

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3. The Scalp and Body Cleanser For Babies

Mustela Hydra Lotion in a French Pharmacy multipurpose skincare edit


The multipurpose use:

The time-saving choice for parents in charge of bath time. You can use the multipurpose cleanser to wash your baby’s or children’s scalp and body, so not only is it suitable for all the family but it means that you trim down on products, too.

Learn more about Mustela Hydra Lotion:

Mustela Hydra Bebe Lotion is designed for normal to negate the drying effects that washing has on delicate skin, such as your baby’s. The 97% natural cream promises to hydrate and clean, and with not a nasty in sight, you can also be assured that it will be extremely gentle on your baby’s skin during bath time. What’s more, this lightweight formula boasts no tears, which means you and your baby can enjoy these special moments.

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4. The Face, Body and Hair Cleanser

Uriage Extra-Rich Dermatological Cleansing Gel in a French Pharmacy multipurpose skincare edit

The multipurpose use:

A face, body and hair cleanser in one. The Uriage Extra-rich is a necessity if you look for multipurpose products that can be used by all the family. Pump and start to lather, this versatile and mess-free cleanser is made for ease of use!

For any Uriage fans, you’ll be pleased to know that this gel features a 30% concentration of Uriage soothing and moisturising mineral-rich Thermal Water. As well as the hypoallergenic gel, which is made with a pH-balanced and soap-free formula to make sure that it is as gentle as possible on all skin types, including sensitive. How does skin feel afterwards? Moisturised and your skin clean of any impurities and dirt.

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5. The Shower Oil Everyone Raves About

Bioderma Atoderm Shower Oil in a French Pharmacy multipurpose Skincare edit

The multipurpose use:

The French Pharmacy oil that everyone talks about. The Bioderma serves as a multi-purpose product in the sense that it does so much for your skin. Its ability to wash while it locks in moisture makes it a shower essential as well as it’s silky-smooth and soothing texture translates into a great base for shaving anywhere on your body.

Learn more about Bioderma Atoderm Shower Oil:

Made to protect your skin the anti-irritation formula will cleanse your skin of all the dirt from the day while taking care of chapped, dry and sensitive skin. Tightness and discomfort will be a thing of the past thanks to its intensely nourishing oil that contains bio-lipids and vitamins PP that reinforces the skin barrier.

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6. The Multi-Use Repairing Balm

Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm in a French Pharmacy multipurpose skincare edit


The multipurpose use:

Aquaphor is a product that everyone needs. The list of uses this ointment has is endless; healing balm, lip salve, burn remedy come dewy highlighter, a technique which was used by none other than Meghan Markle on her wedding day. Amongst more fans that feature celebrities like Beyonce, Nicole Kidman and so many more admitting they use it.

Learn more about Aquaphor Balm:

What’s inside this purse-friendly balm, that makes it so good? As it turns out, not much. It is only made from only 7 key ingredients. The secret to this balm is the fact that it is so versatile with many people loving it for different reasons, but the one thing that they do have in common is that they love it for it’s soothing, healing and moisturising qualities.

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7. The All-Over Healing Balm

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 - Soothing Repairing Balm in a French Pharmacy multipurpose skincare edit

The multipurpose use:

A family favourite, the Cicaplast Repairing Balm is a multipurpose healing balm that can be used all over the body and face (everywhere except the eye contour) for a variety of skin concerns including dermatitis, epidermal alterations and severely dry and rough hands.

Learn more about La Roche Posay Cicaplast Balm:

Although it can be used virtually anywhere, the repairing balm is especially good for hands that have been overworked or overwashed! The soothing cream aids distressed skin in recovery using a combination of 5% panthenol and trio of antibacterial copper, zinc and manganese that help create the ideal conditions for your skin to repair itself.

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8. The Versatile Cleanser

Vichy Purete Thermale One Step Cleanser 3 in 1 in a French Pharmacy multipurpose skincare edit


The multipurpose use:

As its name suggests, the Vichy Purete Thermale One Step Cleanser 3 in 1 is multipurpose. What does it do? It tones the complexion, cleanses away impurities and removes stubborn makeup from the face, eyes and even wipes away bright lipsticks.

Learn more about Vichy Purete Cleanser:

If you want to trim down your skincare regime, this is the French Pharmacy product to buy. The versatile and lightweight lotion can be applied using your hands or cotton pads, it’s up to you! Either way, your skin will benefit from the formulas, the hydrating shea butter and of course, the skin-strengthening Vichy Thermal Spa Water.

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9. The Scrub Face Mask

Decleor Green Mandarin Scrub Mask in a French Pharmacy multipurpose skincare edit

The multipurpose use:

More than a buffing face scrub, the Decleor Green Mandarin doubles as an anti-ageing face mask, too. The 2-in-1 formula is designed to tackle signs of ageing and dullness using essential oils and buffing natural sugars.

Learn more about Decleor Scrub Mask:

Nothing says healthy and youthful skin like a bare-skin glow, and this happens to be this product’s area of expertise. The antioxidants in green mandarin in the formula protects skin from external aggressors that age skin as natural beads exfoliates dead skin. There’s another reason why this mask is a favourite; the smell is insanely delicious with notes of zingy-citrus, which only adds to the energising experience of using this scrub.

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10. The Deodorant That Slows Hair Growth

PAYOT Deodorant Fraicheur in a French Pharmacy multipurpose skincare edit

The multipurpose use:

At first glance, this may look like an ordinary deodorant, but it is so much more. The PAYOT Spray Fraicheur not only takes care of unwanted odour and sweat but slows the growth of underarm hair and smooths skin.

Learn more about PAYOT Deodorant Fraicheur:

What can you expect from this deodorant? 48 hours of dryness and a refreshing scent that will keep your sweat in check no matter what you’re doing. And, if hair growth is a concern for you under your arms, it will assist you to reduce the growth back rate so you can go longer between shaving so you can lift your arms with confidence.

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11. The Nail and Hair Strengthener

Phyto Hair and Nails Supplement in a French Pharmacy multipurpose skincare edit

The multipurpose use:

Brittle hair and nails saviour; the 2-in-1 Phyto supplement features vitamins and minerals and plant extracts that all work together to strengthen your locks and nails as they grow, which means thick glossy hair and strong nails.

Learn more about Phyto Hair and Nails Supplement:

You can hardly believe that one pill holds so much goodness; each serving packs a punch, containing a combination of vitamins B2, B5, B6, B8, C and E – all of which help to synthesise proteins. Alongside, nutritious fish oils and zinc to help keep a good supply of fatty acids which is a key component of healthy cells.

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