Wednesday, 29 October 2014

REVIEW: French Pharmacy Skincare Favourites!

One thing I adore about France (along with their patisseries, moules et frites and beautiful homes with shutters) is their pharmacies and skincare brands!  Whenever I go to France I make sure to pop into at least one chemist to browse their skincare aisles.

I thought I'd write up a blog post featuring some of my favourite French Skincare products!

Avene Triacneal Cream -
My skin is being a nightmare at the moment and I'm really suffering from inflamed, angry under the skin blemishes that take ages to heal and fade.  Luckily I've added this to my regime and have been loving it.  It contains the ingredients to reduce inflammation, imperfections and Glycolic Acid to buff away dead skin.  I've been using this at night time underneath a moisturizing serum and spots have really started to fade now.

Avene Clearance Mask - 
You know I'm addicted to face masks at the moment and this is another I've been loving.  Again suited for acne-prone skin, this helps to reduce sebum and mattify the skin.  It's an odd formula containing small gritty bits which, after leaving on the skin for 5 minutes, you can rub in circular motions for extra exfoliation.  Just be sure to moisturize well after hand.

Bioderma Sensibo H20
I hardly need to write about how much I love Bioderma.  It's my go-to eye makeup remover for lazy days and I always stock up on this when I visit France.

Bioderma Sebium Matifying Fluid - 
For days when my skin feels particularly oily I wear this underneath my makeup.  It's a creamy gel texture which once applied, makes the perfect base for my foundation and instantly mattes my skin.

Eucerin - 
Eucerin is fast becoming one of my absolute favourite skincare brands.  Their products are easy to find in Boots stores, are great quality and leave my skin feeling happy.  I have a full blog post on my current skincare regime coming up so stay tuned to hear more about these products in more detail.

There we have it, some of my current French skincare favourites.  There are a couple I've missed out from the likes of Vichy & La Roche Posay so maybe I'll do a part #2 of this post!

Also, online beauty store currently have up to 1/3rd off all of their French Skincare Products until the end of October (HERE) so be sure to check that out if you like the sounds of any of the products mentioned here!

What are your favourite French Skincare Products?




  1. Ohh I have not tried any French skincare products before~ ^ u ^
    They sound like they would be very chic though! ^ v ^

  2. I love love love avene and would highly recommended everything in the range! It's perfect for people with sensitive skin and inflammations :) x

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  3. I've never tried anything from eucerin but their range looks great xx

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  4. Great post! I'm in need of the first one, I have quite dry skin until I get spots during /that/ time of the month and need a good product to help me get rid of the spots that take too long to fade!

  5. I love Avene products! They really helped my skin when I was having problems with it. I like the Extremely Gentle Cleanser and swear by the Eau Thermal Spring Water

  6. It wouldn't let me finish my comment before sending! As I was saying the Eau Thermal Spring water is a great toner for sensitive skin. I swear by it! I need to try that Avene Clearance mask now it sounds great
    Anna xx

  7. I like Cattier Clay Masks, LRP Serozinc and also Embryolisse Lait-Creme on my blemishses! On that note I should use it tonight, I have a nasty spot that is in the scarring process!

  8. I have Bioderma mattifying fluid, too! But my favourites are Eucerin mattifying sun fluid 50+, Avene cleanance K and Bioderma exfoliator!
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  9. Bioderma has been spoken about a lot, and one that I know very much of. The others, however, I haven't come across. They sound really good, though! Thanks! <3
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  10. I love the Bioderma, to get rid of all my make up at the end of the day. It is so gentle on the skin.

  11. I'd never heard of this brand before, might have to give it a try!

  12. Hi :)
    The avene cleanance mask and triacneal cream are two of my favorite products, staples in my daily routine ^^

  13. I haven’t really ventured into too much french skincare, although I do love what I own!

  14. Your blog posts are so helpful! :) I might have to give this brand a try!

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  15. Love this post! Strangely, I haven't really tried many French beauty brands - I'm desperate to try some stuff from Eucerin though!

    Drea xo

  16. Bioderma is definitely a favourite of mine! Always ask friends to pick me up a bottle when they are in France!

    Sal x

  17. I love Avène, they have such a lovely collection of products for sensible skin that are simply wonderful ! If you can, you should try their Eau thermale spray, it soothes the skin and helps with those under the skin blemishes :)


  18. I have been looking at Bioderma because i heard it is great for sensitive skin, but when I looked at it all the text on the bottle was in French and I wasn't sure what it was at first haha... Is it just a make-up remover or a cleanser also?

    - lana (

  19. Great picks! I've tried many of these products, actually :-) La Roche Posay used to be my favorite pharmacy brand but now it's Eucerin!

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  21. Need to get my hands on Bioderma, I believe it's good for sensitive skin, right? Also I like your quick summaries of each product :)

    Hope xx


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