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French Pharmacy Skincare

If you are like me, you love shopping for skincare, makeup and beauty products in French pharmacies. Although we can get many of the same products in the US, there is just something special about French pharmacies. In case you do not have a trip to France coming up, I have curated my favorite brands that are found in these neon-lighted pharmacies that are ubiquitous all over Paris.

As a dermatologist, I have always been fascinated by the French approach to skincare. French pharmacies are known for their extensive selection of high-quality, effective products that cater to various skin types and concerns. During my visits to Paris, I have discovered several brands that stand out for their exceptional formulations and results-driven approach.

One of my top picks is La Roche-Posay, a brand that has gained a reputation for its gentle yet potent skincare solutions. Their Toleriane range is a must-try for those with sensitive skin, while the Effaclar line is a game-changer for managing acne-prone skin. I also love their Anthelios sunscreens, which provide superior UV protection without feeling heavy or greasy on the skin.

Another French pharmacy staple is Vichy, a brand that harnesses the power of volcanic water to create nourishing and restorative skincare products. Their Minéral 89 hyaluronic acid serum is a personal favorite, as it deeply hydrates the skin and improves overall texture and radiance. Vichy's Normaderm line is also excellent for those dealing with oily skin and blemishes.

For luxurious, pampering skincare, Nuxe is a brand that never disappoints. Their iconic Huile Prodigieuse is a versatile dry oil that can be used on the face, body, and hair, leaving the skin soft, supple, and glowing. Nuxe's Crème Fraîche de Beauté range is another winner, providing intense hydration and nourishment for dry, dehydrated skin.

Bioderma is a brand that has gained a cult following for its gentle, no-fuss approach to skincare. Their Sensibio H2O micellar water is a staple in many French pharmacies and is loved by makeup artists and skincare enthusiasts alike for its ability to remove even the most stubborn makeup without irritating the skin. Bioderma's Atoderm range is also a great choice for those with dry, sensitive skin.

Finally, Filorga is a brand that combines cutting-edge science with luxurious textures to create anti-aging skincare that delivers visible results. Their Time-Filler line is perfect for targeting fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness, while the Hydra-Hyal range provides intense hydration to plump and smooth the skin.

As a dermatologist, I always emphasize the importance of understanding your unique skin type and concerns when selecting skincare products. The Baumann Skin Type system, which I developed, is an excellent tool for identifying your skin's specific needs and choosing products accordingly. By taking into account factors such as oiliness, sensitivity, pigmentation, and wrinkles, you can create a personalized skincare routine that incorporates the best French pharmacy brands for your skin. All you need to do to find which of these French brands is right for you is take the quiz!

While a trip to a Parisian pharmacy is always a delight, you can still experience the magic of French skincare by exploring these exceptional brands. Whether you are looking for gentle cleansers, potent serums, or nourishing moisturizers, these French pharmacy favorites have something to offer for every skin type and concern. Embrace the French approach to skincare and discover the transformative power of these beloved brands.

 

Curated by:

Leslie Baumann MD

 
 
 
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Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum
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Nuxe

Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum

$65.00

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo Milky Cleanser

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo Milky Cleanser

$25.99

La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+M Triple Repair Moisturizing Cream

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+M Triple Repair Moisturizing Cream

$9.99 - $19.99

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Mattifying Moisturizer

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Mattifying Moisturizer

$35.99

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Solution

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Solution

$16.99

La Roche-Posay Vitamin C Serum

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Vitamin C Serum

$44.99

La Roche-Posay Niacinamide B10 Serum
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La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Niacinamide B10 Serum

$39.99

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser

$13.99 - $16.99

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Eyes

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Eyes

$36.99

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer

$10.99 - $23.99

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Wash AP+ Moisturizing Body & Face Wash

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Wash AP+ Moisturizing Body & Face Wash

$17.99

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Acne Wash

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Acne Wash

$12.99 - $16.99

Bioderma Pigmentbio Daily Care SPF 50+

Bioderma

Bioderma Pigmentbio Daily Care SPF 50+

$38.99

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Moisturizing Stick

Nuxe

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Moisturizing Stick

$9.00

La Roche-Posay Substiane Anti Aging Eye Cream

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Substiane Anti Aging Eye Cream

$46.99

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Anti-Aging Primer with Sunscreen
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La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Anti-Aging Primer with Sunscreen

$40.99

La Roche-Posay Redermic R Anti-Aging Treatment Intensive

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Redermic R Anti-Aging Treatment Intensive

$54.99

La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum

$39.99 - $53.99

La Roche-Posay Glycolic B5 Serum

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Glycolic B5 Serum

$44.99

Nuxe Ultra Nourishing & Repairing Honey Lip Balm Reve de Miel
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Nuxe

Nuxe Ultra Nourishing & Repairing Honey Lip Balm Reve de Miel

$17.00

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermallergo Ultra Eyes

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermallergo Ultra Eyes

$29.00

La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 Pure Retinol Serum

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 Pure Retinol Serum

$44.99

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin

$16.99 - $22.99

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30
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La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30

$24.99


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Thermal water in French Skin Care:

Vichy's thermal water is sourced from the volcanic region of Auvergne in central France. This mineral-rich water is known for its high concentration of 15 essential minerals, including calcium, iron, potassium, and manganese, which work together to reinforce the skin's natural barrier function, protect against environmental stressors, and promote a healthy, radiant complexion.

La Roche-Posay's thermal water, on the other hand, is sourced from the town of La Roche-Posay in western France. This unique thermal water is naturally rich in selenium, a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from free radical damage and reduce inflammation. La Roche-Posay's thermal water is also known for its soothing and calming properties, making it an ideal choice for those with sensitive or reactive skin.