The French beauty products we’re obsessed with

The French beauty products we’re obsessed with

My obsession with French beauty products stems from my fave beauty icons of the ‘60s, the effortlessly chic Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin, who starred in award-winning films throughout their careers. But the allure of French beauty continues to live on with modern-day Frenchies Lou Doillon (Jane’s daughter), Clemence Poesy, Jeanne Damas and, Violette, Estee Lauder’s global beauty director.

Their style is enigmatic. How do they always appear so chic even when they look scruffy? And why does their skin always look so damn normal without a breakout in sight? The answer is they keep it simple. Instead of a 10-product Korean skin care routine, French women keep their regime streamlined. Which is why they love to embrace a natural beauty look.

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French women love to use holy grail beauty products

French women are loyal to French beauty products, especially the holy grail kind. Their motto is to pare back and use gentle products that don’t contain harsh chemicals. Enter micellar water. Micelles are tiny oil molecules suspended in soft water that bond to and clear away impurities without stripping skin of its natural elements. It’s a simple yet effective way of cleansing your face while ensuring every skerrick of makeup is removed.

French beauty products you can buy online

Lucky for you and me, these days you can buy most French beauty products here in Australia, so you don’t have to worry about shipping them from France. But since so many local Aussie beauty stores and pharmacies stock French beauty products like Priceline, Adore Beauty and The Iconic, you can buy them online and have them on your skin within a flash.

Here’s my top 10 French beauty products

  1. BIODERMA Photoderm BB Cream SPF 50+
  2. BIODERMA Hydrabio H2O
  3. Avène Thermal Spring Water
  5. Lancome Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate
  6. L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cleansing Wipes  
  7. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Moisturiser
  8. La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL BB Comfort Cream SPF 50+
  9. La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light SPF50+ 
  10. La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes 

What’s your fave French beauty product? How do you relate to the way French women streamline their beauty routine?

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