A grocery list of barrier repair products for your virtual beauty basket.
Stripes, berets, and the perfect blue-red aren’t the secrets of “French girl beauty.” Those can be found by perusing the affordable aisles of a Pharmacie.
The je ne sais quoi of French pharmacy staples is a dedication to occlusive layers focused on barrier repair and moisture retention. Pricing is fair, and packaging is minimalist but chic. Consider this a grocery list worth printing out and bringing along to the market, except the market is in Paris, and you’re scoping through rows of deodorant and shampoo.
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré sits seamlessly under layers of foundation and is both a cream and primer in one lush product. The feedback amongst every celebrity makeup artist is unanimously j’adore. The body concentrate is equally fab.
Skin is your largest organ, and it should be taken care of holistically — don’t focus on your face and neglect your body. Nuxe Multi-Purpose Dry Oil is non-sticky, hydrating, and leaves behind a luminous glow.
Love (i.e. the multi-use Biafine Act Emulsion Cream) conquers all, from burns and dryness to post-sun exposure redness. It has the effects of a thicker ointment like Vaseline but absorbs far more quickly for locked-in moisture. This means no goop on your pillow, either.
NUXE Aluminum Free Antiperspirant Deodorant Rêvede Thé softens underarms and prevents odor with green tea extract. No white stains, no aluminum, quick-drying, provides a subtle rose scent. Its effects last for up to 24 hours.
A dollop of A313 Retinol Pommade to your nightly moisturizer can help soften fine lines, promote cell turnover, and reduce scarring. This vitamin A concentrate may lead to a purging period, but according to reviewers, the end result is an overall decrease in breakouts.
Pretend you’re in the queue line and that Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Stick is a last minute add to the conveyor belt. This efficacious purse staple harnesses the power of honey, camelina oil, and vitamin E, delivering on its promise of keeping your lips chap-free.