My Favorite French Beauty Products

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(from left to right) Phyto Secret De Nuit, Bioderma Crealine H20, Nuxe Reve de Miel, Bioderma Atoderm Stick Levres, Caudalie Beauty Elixir, Klorane Eau de Brillance a la Cire de Magnolia

I studied in Paris last year and-let me tell you- it was the most amazing experience. I knew French products were well-known but I was only aware of certain brands that are sold in the U.S.  The majority of these products are either super expensive or really hard to get your hands on. In France, their pharmacies carry products ranging from Caudalie, La Roche-Posay, Vichy, Embryolisse, Avene, Nuxe, Klorane, Bioderma, Phyto and many more. They were bit cheaper in Paris so I definitely stocked up while over there! If you happen to find yourself in Paris- go to a pharmacy and try some of these products.

Here are my favorites!

  • Caudalie Beauty Elixir– This spray refreshes my skin, as well as minimizes and tightens my pores. It also has the most wonderful scent of mint and rosemary.
  • Bioderma Crealine H20– Hands down the best make up remover EVER! This leaves my skins feeling fresh without  feeling oily.
  • Bioderma Atoderm Stick Levres– This lip balm is perfect for the warmer months because its nourishing but also leaves behind a pretty glossy sheen.
  • Klorane Eau de Brillance a la Cire de Magnolia– This leave in-conditioner spray detangles my hair and gives it shine.
  • Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk– This is perfect for when your hair feels greasy and needs a little pick me up!
  • Nuxe Reve de Miel– This lip balm is rich and thick.  It smells like honey and hydrates your lips like no one’s business.
  • Phyto Secret De NuitThis overnight hair cream promotes hair growth, as well as protects and rejuvenates your hair from the harsh elements it endures during the day.

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P.S. Read Michelle’s review on her favorite face lotion, which she found in Paris when she came to visit me!


  • Parttime Parisienne
    April 5, 2013

    Oh I am right there with ya, baby. I’ve logged in more hours and euros in Paris pharmacies and parapharmacies than anyone has a right to. Have you tried some of the LaRoche Posay creams? The Toleriane line is amazing if you have sensitive skin. Ooo! And the Effaclar line. I could go on for days about my faves, but this is your blog, not mine. 😉

    • passtherouge
      April 5, 2013

      I love talking about it too! 😉 I would love to hear any French products you consider as “must haves” since my parents are headed to Europe in a few weeks and I can ask them to pick me up some goodies!

  • Loni
    April 19, 2013

    Another product you might enjoy from France is Homeoplasmine… Makes a great lip balm and luxe hand cream.
    Check it out here:

    Great blog!

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