We’ve all heard the legend of the perfect French girl. Effortlessly cool, her hair is always perfectly tousled, her clothes are beautifully tailored and her skin is sheer perfection.
You could travel to France to capture some of that Paris magic. Or you could just stay in Australia and shop the bellabox store, because we’ve got all your French pharmacy essentials on our virtual shelves!
French skincare brands are really having a moment, and luckily they live up to all the hype. Using these products is the first step on your journey to Parisian perfection.
Established in France in the 1970s, Bioderma places biology at the service of dermatology to give you better skin! The simple packaging disguises the hardworking products inside, which are all scientifically formulated to preserve, activate or restore the skin's natural processes.
You’ve probably heard of Bioderma Crealine – now known as Sensibio. This micellar water is a celebrity must have, and it removes makeup in seconds. The Atoderm range is amazing for dry, sensitive skin, while the Sebium range helps to calm and soothe oily, combination and acne-prone skin.
Nuxe was started in 1989 by Aliza Jabes and is now one of the best selling brands in French pharmacies. Nuxe products are inspired by nature, and all products combine performance and pleasure.
While all the products are amazing, if I had to pick one thing to tell you about it would be Huile Prodigieuse. This multi-purpose dry oil can be used on your face, body and hair to nourish, moisturise and care for your skin. Use the original Huile Prodigieuse for day to day wear or before you go to bed, and or try the golden hued Huile Prodigieuse OR for nights out when you want to shimmer.
If you’re ready to splurge on skincare, you won’t be disappointed with Gatineau. This brand traces its roots to 1885 when Madame Jeanne Gatineau was born in France, and it really got started in 1937 when she opened her own beauty salon in Paris. You know all those exfoliants and slimming creams you love? Gatineau was the first skincare house to develop them, as well as the first to use the benefits of antioxidants such as green tea and vitamins A, E and F in skincare.
The Aquamemory line is fantastic for reducing the appearance of fine lines and leaving your skin feeling soft and rehydrated. These products are pure luxury, and your skin will love you for it!
What French products do you love? Let me know in the comments - Julia
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