6 Top-Rated French Pharmacy Must-Haves

Your Top-Rated French Pharmacy Must-Haves - Mustela Stelatopia Emollient Cream, Eucerin Anti-Pigment Night Cream and Avene Cicalfate Restorative Hand Cream


It’s no surprise that these six products were your top-rated  French Pharmacy favourites, excelling to deliver results above and beyond the claims that lie on the bottles. This star-studded lineup of must-haves and some more hidden gems bursting into the limelight have stood out to you, our Escentual customers, and created the 5-star reviews and incredible stories of how each product has improved your beauty routine. 


1. Bioderma Sensibio H2O

Highest reviewed French Pharmacy products - Bioderma Sensibio H2O - Micelle Solution

5* rating: ‘Just the best! Never disappoints, I have used this for months and will use it for years, perfect for removing makeup on the face, neck and eyes. Wonderful product! The best Micelle solution out there.’ – Charlottie0

A cult-classic and stand out French Pharmacy favourite, Sensibio H2O (often referred to as Bioderma micellar water) can do no wrong in our eyes. 99% of Escentual purchasers recommend it to a friend and 521 of our customers left a 5-star review, that’s as glowing as your skin is after using the solution! 

Alcohol and soap-free, the micelle solution is incredibly gentle, so it won’t irritate problematic dry, oily or red skin. The formula is infused with active micelles that easily sweep away makeup without leaving your skin feeling tight, just oh-so-fresh and clean. Even if you haven’t worn makeup, the micellar water is a fantastic refreshing pick-me-up for the complexion, cleansing the skin to be clear and ready for the next step in your skincare routine.

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2. Mustela Stelatopia Emollient Cream

Best reviewed French Pharmacy product - Mustela Stelatopia Emollient Cream

5* rating: ‘life-changing, buy it! On a recommendation, I gave Mustela Stelatopia Emollient Cream a try and it is the best thing I’ve ever done. In a matter of weeks my eczema has not only become manageable but has started to heal.’ – Olivia H

Designed to be gentle enough for even a newborn’s skin, the Mustela Stelatopia Emollient Cream has rave reviews to confirm its hero-product status: a rescuer of irritated eczema-prone skin.

Wrapping your skin in a protected layer thanks to the sunflower oil, the cream is not just a quick fix to temporarily soothe irritation – it works overtime to restore the skin’s natural barrier. Mustela’s patented Avocado Perseose® strengthens the epidermal barrier to deeply hydrate, creating a long-lasting solution to atopic, eczema-prone skin. The 5* reviews show how much Mustela Stelatopia Emollient Cream can improve both your skin and your babies’ – it’s no surprise to us that the cream has made it into the top-rated French Pharmacy line up! 

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3. Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre

Top rated French Pharmacy moisturiser - Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre

5* rating: ‘Quite simply this moisturiser is just lovely. It does everything it promises…It has a nourishing and calming feel which I love’. Amanda36

Looking for a simple but incredible skincare routine without a ton of products? Say hello to the 6-in-1 Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre, a legend in the world of French Pharmacy! The cream provides endless possibilities, functioning as a moisturiser, face mask, cleanser, foundation addition, primer, soothing treatment and even an addition to foundation. A multi-functional wonder; everyone loves this magical cream from makeup artists to those suffering from extreme eczema. 

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4. Klorane Quinine Shampoo for Thinning Hair

Best reviewed French Pharmacy shampoo - Klorane Quinine Shampoo for Thinning Hair

5* rating: ‘This really revitalises hair, thickens it, stops it falling out so much and deals with a slightly itchy scalp. Everything I wanted’ – Simbad

Hair loss or shedding can knock your confidence, but don’t panic! There are expert solutions available to improve the appearance of balding and according to your reviews, even delivered full, luscious locks.

This shampoo has had its claims of soothing, thickening and reducing hair loss solidified by a host of rave 5-star reviews, beauty lovers are spreading the word of the power of the vegan shampoo packed full of natural ingredients. 

The Quinine and B vitamins strengthen the hair whilst also de-tangling, a winning combination to restore hair confidence to all!

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5. Avene Cicalfate Restorative Hand Cream

Best rated French Pharmacy handcream - Avene Cicalfate Restorative Hand Cream

5* rating: ‘This is an excellent hand cream that absorbs instantly and my hands were visibly softer after just a few days use. Highly recommend this product in these current times where we’re all using hand sanitiser so much’ – Shirleyb007

Cicalfate Restorative Hand Cream is all about results, soothing hands without being sticky or greasy to leave them incredibly soft and restored in a formula that is widely adored for good reason! Working both as a solution and a preventive, the blend of copper and zinc inhibits bacteria growth so as you take a moment of relaxation to immediately relieve sore, overworked hands, whilst the cream also adds a protective layer against bacteria.

But the stand out reasons for this hand cream’s 5-star ratings? The hand cream has no fragrance, focusing on getting rid of the discomfort that comes from tight dry cracked hands with its fast-absorbing texture – French Pharmacy brand Avene is all about seeing results.

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6. Eucerin Anti-Pigment Night Cream

Highest reviewed French Pharmacy product for dark spots - Eucerin Anti-Pigment Night Cream

5* rating: ‘I bought this cream and my skin has improved tenfold as a result. It is brighter, clear and I have more of a glow. I very rarely get spots now too.’-  DSH93

Products that target dark spots can be intimidating, with a host of unfamiliar ingredients and lightening properties, which is why we love the high praise the Anti-Pigment Night Cream has received, the stories of rapid skin improvement reflecting the powerful formula. 

The secret to success? The anti-pigment cream reduces melanin production that triggers hyperpigmentation, stopping dark spots in their tracks to make way for healthy glowing skin.

If that wasn’t all, existing dark spots are both reduced and prevented from returning, delivering impressive skin benefits in a non-greasy texture that’s lightweight and comfortable.

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