Sylvie From ‘Emily In Paris’ Shares Her French Beauty Secrets

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If you’ve been watching Emily in Paris on Netflix, you’ll be well acquainted with the chic and multifaceted character Sylvie. Played by Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, her storyline (and her swagger) is the main reason we binged Season 2 in as little as three days.

In real life, Paris-born Philippine embodies the same stylish and confident aura of the French woman she portrays on screen. And if we didn’t love the sound of her enough already, the 58-year-old also has the best take on ageing gracefully.

“I understand the insecurity, the pressure that we get, especially in our business. But if somebody doesn’t start saying, ‘This is my age, and this is who I am, my wrinkles are my wrinkles, I own my wrinkles, this is my whole life…’ it’s kind of sad,” she said in an interview with Glamour.

“Ageing gracefully is being a kinder person than you were when you were younger because life kind of polishes you. And having a better understanding of how people feel, who people are, and having more compassion and less competition with everybody else.”

Ok, it’s official, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu is our new favourite person. What’s more, the French beauty also shared her skin care routine.

Is that the Paris pharmacies calling our name? Here’s how she gets that ‘Sylvie glow’…

Cleanser: ZQ-11 Moisturizing Amino Acid Cleanser

zq11 cleanser

“It’s a Korean brand, I believe. It was given to me by a friend, and I love it so much.”

We were unable to find an Australian stockist, but you can check it out on Amazon.

Toner: Flower water

sukin rose toner

“For my tonic, I just use a flower water you can get anywhere. It can be rose water, it can be orange water. Just anything really natural. I can spray it; when I feel like I need more, I just dampen a cotton pad and apply. 

Try: Sukin Naturals Rose Hydrating Mist Toner, $5.99 at Chemist Warehouse

Serum: Clinicare X3M EGF Refresh Serum 

clinicare refresh serum

“It’s a very light serum, almost transparent , and it’s really hydrating. My skin type is normal, but then it gets drier in winter, obviously, so I love this product.”

We were unable to find an Australian stockist, but you can check it out here.

Essence: Clinicare X3M EGF Refresh Essence

clinicare refresh essence

“This is really hydrating. It penetrates the skin, and it feels plump and fresh after you apply. If the weather isn’t too cold or too hot, I only wear this. When it’s a bit colder, I might put something else on top at night.”

We were unable to find an Australian stockist, but you can check it out here.

Moisturiser: La Fervance Éclat Extraordinaire 

la fravence moisturiser

“This is a cream that I learned about from an Australian woman who lived in Paris and is now back in Australia. It’s an incredible cream that I’ve been using for almost a year now, and I’m just crazy about it. I apply a super-thick layer at night when I feel that I’m really needing some moisture, or as a very thin mask during the day. Just make sure you really rub it in. At night you can leave it on and when you wake up, you’ll still find some under your eyes, and it’s nice knowing it hasn’t dried up during the night. It’s just a really nice cream.” 

$298 at the

Lip balm: NUXE Rêve de Miel Lip Balm

nuze reiv de mel lip balm

“It’s so good for dry lips.”

$20.99 at French Beauty Co.

Tool: Dermaroller

manicare derma roller

“[One] with little spikes — not needles, just little spikes. You turn red for like five minutes — and it’s great to really get the blood flowing — but then it goes away. I use it every morning.” 

Try: Manicare® Microneedle Derma Roller, $39.99 at Priceline

Main image credit: Netflix

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  1. Great reminder to use the face roller again! Not familiar with shows of any kind. For years haven’t seen a movie of anything similar. Do like Avene, LRP. Yet to try more french beauty products.

  2. I love emily in paris , lol only because i work in marketing and really find it interesting the show. Shes a great character. I really think shes got natural beauty. Interesting product recommendations, ive heard really good things about Korean products.

  3. The first I heard of the show was when French fashion YouTuber, Justine Leconte Officiel, answered questions about which of the show’s French clichés were true or false.

    I try to buy Aussie, but French products are always so luxe!

  4. Loved hearing about her – it’s cool that she is so similar to her character – I haven’t watched this show but it would be cool to see by the sounds of things. Love how she took advice from an Aussie – I wonder who that woman was – someone with money to burn – maybe Nicole K?!

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