For beauty editors, models and other skincare obsessives a trip to France is not complete without emptying the French Pharmacy. In case you didn’t know (poor you), this is a beauty ‘paradis’ full of effective, gentle, science-backed beauty. A cult institution that is hyped far beyond the Moulin Rouge. And since you are aware now of this not so big secret - we bring you the ultimate 3-step French Pharmacy skincare routine.
Benefits Bioderma Sensibio H2O (250ml):
Removes dirt and make-up from face and eye area
Eliminates impurities, whilst soothing irritation and strengthen the skin's protective layer
Leaves skin clean, fresh and revitalizes
Tones (preps) the skin for serum or moisturizer
Benefits Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré (75ml):
Boosts dull and grey-looking skin
Restores harmony of the skin, nourishes dryness and protects your complexion from environmental aggressors
Leaves skin plumped, hydrated, dewy and super soft
Retains moisture and accelerates cell renewal
Can also be used for post-shaving care
Benefits Caudalie Beauty Elixir (30ml):
Smoothes fine lines and creases
Tightens and minimizes pores
Tones the skin and preps it for make-up
Setting spray for make-up
Gives a burst of radiance and peps up the skin
Full ingredient list
Bioderma Sensibio H2O:
Water, Peg 6 Caprylic Glycerides, Fructooligosaccharides, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Cucumis Sativus Cucumber Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Cetrimonium Bromide, Disodium EDTA
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré:
Water, Paraffinum Liquidum, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Triethanolamine, Cera Alba, Cetyl Palmitate, Butyrospermum Parkii, Steareth-10, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Aloe Barbadensis, 1-2 Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone, Parfum
Caudalie Beauty Elixir:
Water, Alcohol, Citrus Aurantium Amara, Parfum, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Potassium Alum, Glycerin, Mentha Piperita Peppermint Oil, Styrax Tonkinensis Resin Extract, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Extract, Melissa Officinalis Balm Mint Leaf Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Vitis Vinifera Grape Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Farnesol, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol
Step 1: Bioderma Sensibio H2O
Morning and/or evening – 7 days a week. Soak a cotton pad with Bioderma Sensibio H2O. Gently cleanse and/or remove make-up from your face and eyes. Re-apply until the cotton pad becomes clean. Follow up with your serum or moisturizer.
Step 2: Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré
Apply to clean skin as a day and night cream. Use as a make-up primer to enhance the complexion and ensure long-lasting make-up coverage. Skin showing signs of dehydration and feeling tight? Use as a beauty mask and apply a thick layer to the skin for 15 minutes or more.
Step 3: Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Shake before use. Close your eyes and spritz onto your face and décolleté, taking a moment to breathe in the scent before opening your eyes.
Tip: Keep it on your desk and in your handbag and re-apply during the day.