Our favorite French pharmacy products to buy


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We’ve discovered many of our favorite beauty essentials in French drugstores over the years. Of course, as we’ve cleaned up our beauty routine, our favourites have changed (in fact, we wrote a report for the French pharmacy in the early days, and one of the products in it complied perfectly with our standards for cleaning today). But our love affair with French beauty – whether the products are truly French or simply emanates from this indescribable air of mystery and common sense – remains as passionate as ever. of a velvety orange skin balm and a rich, elegant cream infused with resveratrol ( The French Paradox The antioxidant complex found in red wine) to the smoothest, most lustrous hair styling cream ever, our French pharmacy-inspired obsessions are all clean—and they’re best in class.



This skin lightening gel serum combines the active ingredients found in wine (including resveratrol, an antioxidant in The French Paradox Fame) with salicylic acid, rose water and essential oils. It moisturizes, brightens and evens out the skin, leaving it smooth, clear and glowing. The serum feels fresh and sinks in, and the dewy finish works beautifully under makeup or on its own.

  1. Caudalie Lift Instant Firming Serum goop, $79

    Lift Instant Firming Serum
    goop $79

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Gel to Milk Cleanser

This berry-colored exfoliating cleanser brightens and moisturizes like a dream. It’s made with pumpkin, bamboo powder, salicylic acid, and papaya to gently remove all traces of dirt and makeup, plus squalene to help replenish skin’s sebum. It is also used as a moisturizing face mask.

  1. Okoko Beauté Majestique Cleanser, goop, $116

    Beauty Majesty Cleanser
    goop, $116

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Antifreeze Style Cream

This French Girl Hair Secret Weapon from Paris Salon by legendary hair stylist Christophe Robin gets rid of frizz and nourishes your hair, leaving it soft, silky and shiny. Use on wet hair to moisturize, prevent frizz, and protect against heat damage (during styling) and color fading. On dry hair, you can use it to smooth out even the toughest of curls or split ends, redirect cow or baby hair around the hairline, and add cool French girl texture. (Bonus: frizz protection lasts forty-eight hours.) Whether you have big frizz or just love that never fails, the touchThis amazing, life-changing botanical formula is a huge step forward in clean hair styling.

  1. Christophe Robin Anti-Wrinkle Milk with Shea Butter, goop, $35

    Christophe Robin
    Anti-wrinkle milk with shea butter
    goop $35

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micellar water

This micellar-water-meets-essence removes dirt and light makeup, leaving powerful botanicals to work on skin. It purifies the complexion while it cleanses and tones, making it the ultimate multitasking product, looking great in its towering column out of the bottle. Made with organic ingredients hand-harvested on 800 acres of land in Sicily, it’s something you’ll use several times a day—it’s a pleasure—and your skin will be better.

  1. Lucky Skin Serene Water Micellar Cleansing Essence, goop, $79

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    Aqua Serena Micellar Skin Cleanser
    goop, $78

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hair perfume

Made with Epsom, Dead Sea, Himalayan, and of course French sea salts, along with hydrating coconut oil extract and essential oils of jasmine, geranium, and ylang-ylang, this easy spray infuses any hair type with sexy French girl texture. Wet for effortless, shaggy beach hair that looks great with practically any outfit, not to mention smells subtle and wonderfully long-wearing.

  1. French Girl Jasmine Sea Spray, goop, $18

    French girl
    sea ​​jasmine spray
    goop, $18

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short red nails

The classic French look is best served in a high-gloss, long-lasting, and elegant polish. Use acetone-free nail polish remover pads with the scent of orange peel to gently remove nail polish and clean them with incredible ease.

  1. Côte Nail Polish (No. 36), goop, $18

    Nail Polish (No. 36)
    goop, $18

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  2. Cote Take Off Towel, goop, $14

    take off towel
    goop $14

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salvage balm

This velvety rich orange skin balm combines sea buckthorn, carrot and tomato seed oils with willow bark, pomegranate sterols and bisabolol to charge skin with moisture and antioxidants, leaving it incredibly supple and smooth. The whipped, weightless formula melts right into the skin, smells lightly of vanilla, and works—incredibly—as a moisturizer, eye balm, face mask, and, when mixed with water, even a cleanser.

  1. Okoko Sublime Balm, goop, $83

    sublime balm
    goop, $83

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hair colour

Our favorite at-home temporary color (also from French hair-dye star Robin) avoids most hair color problems: It’s made without PPD, one of the most common — and probably most dangerous — chemicals in hair color, and it doesn’t contain bleach, so you avoid damage. This is usually caused by hypercoloration over time. The formula also blends imperceptibly, looks as natural as the color Robin would give you if you traveled to his Parisian salon, didn’t smell, lasts for seven shampoos before fading, comes in four shades, and feels more like a hair treatment than hair. the color.

  1. Christophe Robin Temporary Color Gel, goop, $35

    Christophe Robin
    Temporary coloring gel
    goop $35

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Basic eye cream

This French jelly cream is packed with the antioxidant resveratrol, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and plant-based collagen to plump and plump. Made with quinoa extract and peptides to lift and smooth the under-eye area, the rich yet delicate cream also works on dark circles for a relaxed look.

  1. Caudalie Lift Eye Firming Gel, goop, $59

    Eye Firming Gel Cream
    goop, $59

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Beavis face oil

Activated by vibration to combine two concentrated formulas (water phase and oil phase), this face oil results in an ultra-fine texture, and it also charges skin with hydrating and healing ingredients. Each stage is packed with rejuvenating organic botanicals, nutrients, and antioxidants that help fight free radicals, brighten and deeply moisturize, and hydrate the skin.

  1. Furtuna Skin Due Alberi Biphase Moisturizing Oil, goop, $225

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    Alberi Biphasic Moisturizing Oil
    goop $225

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lip scrub

Scented with the scent of organic rose, mint and geranium, this ultimate lip balm leaves skin soft, plump and deeply hydrated. A blend of Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Rare Vegetable Waxes and Sugar gently removes dry skin and smoothes the surface for the most beautiful and healthiest lips ever.

  1. French Girl Rose Lip Gloss, Goop, $20

    French girl
    Rose lip gloss
    goop, $20

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Rich Moisturizer

This was already a cult-favorite super moisturizer with amazing results – and now it’s clean. Thick, rich and skin-enveloping, it plumps, smoothes, smooths and deeply moisturizes your skin. Made with Argan Oil, Avocado and Evening Primrose to rejuvenate the skin; omega-6 fatty acids and antioxidants to help fight free radicals; And a pioneering ingredient complex called TFC8 that contains high-quality amino acids, vitamins, and synthesized versions of molecules naturally found in the skin, the cream treats everything from fine lines and wrinkles to elasticity. It’s especially lustrous for dry skin and harsh, dry climates – smooth it out day and night for silky, ultra-radiant skin.

  1. Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream, goop, $265

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    rich cream
    goop $265

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face spirit

This unique face mist is made with botanicals grown on an organic farm in Italy, and three different molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and rose water. It’s soothing and hydrating at the same time – spray it on before applying your face cream or oil for radiant, plump and perfectly hydrated skin.

  1. Seed to Skin The Dew Mist, goop, $77

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    dew mist
    goop $77

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treatment tonic

Formulated with detoxifying malachite plus glycolic, phytic and fruit acids, this highly active pore-purifying daily treatment helps clear pores and refine texture. Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B3, and mineral-rich deep sea water from France help rejuvenate and smooth skin, and over time, pores appear tighter and skin appears clearer and more radiant.

  1. goop Beauty G.Tox Malachite + AHA Pore Refining Tonic, goop, $75 / $68 with subscription

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    G.Tox Malachite + AHA Pore Refining Tonic
    goop, $75 / $68 with subscription

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hello cool

This brush (also from Robin) makes blowing shiny and bouncy at home super easy. Shiny for medium to long hair, it has twelve rows of natural boar bristles – all curved to glide easily through hair, adding texture, and creating big, loose curls while adding heat. Lightweight, ergonomic design makes maneuvering and styling super easy.

  1. Christophe Robin Pre-Curved 12-Row Hair Brush, goop, $103

    Christophe Robin
    Pre-Curved Blowdry Brush 12 Rows
    goop, $103

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