French Pharmacy skincare is rooted in excellence, and so are the brand experts that live and breathe the ethos and products daily. They’re surrounded by innovation and education, and with all that knowledge available, we had to ask, what’s the one product that they recommend our customers try. Scroll to find out what your favourite expert said…
1. Dylan, Medical Manager at Eucerin
I have combination skin, so I need a powerful hydrator that won’t increase the oil and shine on my skin, that’s why I love Hyaluron-Filler Moisture Booster. An ultra-light refreshing gel with only 11 ingredients that instantly absorbs with two effective hydrators, glycerin and hyaluronic acid for a 24-hour moisture boost.
The hyaluronic acid is also multi-molecular, so it visibly plumps up wrinkles for smooth and radiant skin. It can be used as a stand-alone moisturiser or as a hydrating serum before you apply your daily moisturiser, it’s also great for guys, as it easily absorbs under beards or stubble.
2. Loretta, Field Training at Vichy
Must-Have: Vichy Mineral 89 Serum
I thought I had just about tried every skincare product until I used Vichy’s Mineral 89, It has changed my skincare life! Containing 89% of Vichy thermal water, an active ingredient rich in 15 natural minerals; this adds strength and reinforces my skin’s barrier, now my skin can better fight off daily aggressors like pollution.
Hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates and keeps my skin plumped like never before. I use Mineral 89 morning and night all over my face and neck.
Tip: Apply to freshly cleansed skin as your first step, dot it around your eye contours, follow with your moisturiser and SPF.
3. Chelsey, Beauty Team Manager
Must-Have: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Cream
The key to great skin is a healthy skin barrier function, and that’s why Toleriane Ultra should belong in everyone’s skincare routine. Why? It’s a simple as its minimal formula.
Gentle, caring and exceptionally good at making you feel like you still have baby soft skin even when it feels like sandpaper, this everyday moisturiser is great at soothing reactive skin and moisturising dry patches. You’ll love Toleriane Ultra too if you’re prone to rashes, flakiness or itchiness.
4. Daniela, Skincare Expert at Uriage
Must-Have: Uriage Eau Thermale Water Sleeping Mask
My favourite product is the Eau Thermale Water Sleeping Mask. I use this as an overnight mask when my skin is in need of a hydration glow boost. Sometimes I would use this in the day as it makes my make-up sit better!
Tip: If you have been out in the sun too long this gel texture works great as an aftersun to cool and hydrate – it’s extra cooling if you keep it in the fridge!
5. Jenny, Brand Manager at Klorane
Klorane Leave-in Cream with Mango is my saving grace; my hair lengths are naturally dry and are very thirsty for hydration and nourishment! I wash my hair twice a week and use the Klorane Conditioner with Mango in the shower but the Leave-in Cream is a great product to use in between washes if I notice my hair is drying out and needs extra TLC. It intensely nourishes the hair without weighing it down, and leaves your hair soft and shiny. It smells like fresh juicy mangos which is a massive bonus, plus it’s a 97% natural formula!
6. Becky, Field Trainer at La Roche-Posay
My favourite La Roche-Posay product would have to be the Effaclar serum. It contains salicylic acid, glycolic acid, LHA’s and niacinamide. I typically have blemish-prone skin and this serum helps keeps my breakouts to an absolute minimum. It works well to ensure I don’t have marks left on my face from previous blemishes and helps to reduce visible pores.
Tip: when using the Effaclar serum is to only use this serum in the evening and always make sure you’re using an SPF in the morning!
7. Mel, Training Manager at Avene
I could not be without Comedomed, it packs a real punch. My skin has never looked better, it worked so quickly to clear my skin and has continued to keep my breakouts under control. Perfect for my combination skin, it balances it out and it is a great make-up base, my foundation goes on so much smoother and looks flawless and better, yet it stays all day.
8. Hannah, Social Manager at Mustela
Must-Have: Mustela Skin Freshener
My favourite Mustela product has to be the Skin and Hair Refresher. It’s such a beautifully smelling product that’s great for using to style and smooth hair, and to ultimately keep your baby fresh and clean.
Carter loves letting me give him a little pamper in the mornings to get him ready for the day! We use it every day and we always get compliments on how delicious he smells and how his skin has a little glow to it.
For the hair, we find as it is starting to grow longer, it was great for days when it stands on end to stop him looking scruffy.