What are my top French pharmacy beauty products?pharmacy products awesome? Uh, the fact that they’re French? Duh! All I know is that tons of women swear by them.
Here are the top French pharmacy beauty products, in no particular order. These products are just the tip of the iceberg:
AvibonEver since Gwyneth Paltrow raved about Avibon anti-aging cream on her blog, this has become the most sought after French beauty product around. This vitamin A cream is actually used to prevent scars from forming but off-label, it apparently erases wrinkles and works for stretch marks too. Vaseline-like in consistency with a light rose scent, this is what every beauty addict in the know stocks up on when in France.
Arnican Pocket Roll-on for Coups, Bosses, BleusThis little gem heals bruises and other minor skin traumas with just a few swipes of the rollerball. If you’re prone to walking into tables and whacking your legs on stuff, this product is small enough to be kept on you at all times. Made with arnica, it’s a summer must-have since no one likes bruised legs in skirts. Just how fast does it help you heal? You could make two identical bruises on your leg and apply Arnican to only one to find out or you could just take my word for it.
Bioderma Crealine H2O Cleanser
Bioderma Crealine H2O skin cleanser feels like water on the skin and can be applied on cotton rounds to remove makeup and clean your face. Completely gentle and suitable for even sensitive skin, it’s no wonder this stuff is a behind the scenes favorite on the Paris runways. Tom and I both use it.
Oenobiol Tanning Skin-Prep pillsFrench women stock up on these Oenobiol tanning pills before they jet off on summer vacation. Not popular at all in the U.S., these types of pills fly off the shelves in French pharmacies during the summer months. These vitamin-based pills help prep your skin for long days on the beach and are meant to be taken before, during and after your summer vacay. While they don’t actually change your skin’s color, they do apparently help boost the appearance of your tan naturally. As an American, the concept of taking a tanning pill seems odd. Why don’t you bypass them entirely and sit under a beach umbrella. Rock your ghostly white look like me.