As spring weather slowly approaches and lightweight, colorful fashions make their way out of storage, it’s time to take stock of your skin’s condition. From the intense wind chill and constant sniffles of this past winter, you might not be feeling your personal best. Quicker than you can say “Mon Dieu,” here are six French beauty essentials that will have you feeling chic in no time. New York City’s C.O. Bigelow and Northside Pharmacy stock some of these necessities, but you'll find all of them with ease at any Parisian drugstore.
This moisturizer seems too good to be true. Instantly absorbed into your skin, it'll leave you feeling refreshed just by looking at your dewy face. Perfect for those with sensitive skin, Embryolisse is soft and soothing and a perfect cure-all for that rough transition from winter to spring.
Nuxe dry oil
You might not associate oil with good skin, but that couldn't be further from the truth for this almond-scented tonic. Slather your whole body with this liquid gold and savor the deliciously scented dry oil for a non-greasy infusion of moisture. Skip your perfume and wait for the compliments.
Removing your makeup will seem like a treat instead of a chore with this unscented, cult-favorite formula. Dab a bit on a cotton ball and wipe the night’s look off with no tugging or tears. Your bedtime routine won’t seem as burdensome when you see the glowing results.
You might be ready to soak up that sunshine, but your skin isn’t! Protect yourself from sunburn with the soothing Biafine and keep that tan lasting as long as possible.
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Galenic Cauterets Mattifying Moisturising Fluid
Do you prefer the matte look to a dewy gleam? This favorite French brand leaves your face lightly scented, baby-soft, and shine-free for the perfect “I woke up like this” look.
Sanoflore Nuage de fraîcheur roll-on deodorant
This organic antiperspirant will have you convincing passersby you just returned from a floral field in Provence. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a healthier and better smelling lightweight option than this one, which doesn’t interfere with the body’s natural sweating process, but works with it. It’s a perfect way to ease yourself back into warm-weather days.