France has always had cult French Pharmacy brands. These are some of the best and their cult products.
French women have always known and be spoilt by the knowledge their pharmacies have fantastic, effective, affordable beauty brands – and many of them.
Typically and traditionally long before the internet existed, French pharmacies were the only place French women went to find new brands and to have the best skin and hair possible.
Women travelled from miles away just to stand in front of walls packed with efficacious products jammed with natural, new ingredients promising to moisturise, soften and plump the skin, make the hair shine and get the body into gear.
This treasure trove of cult brands still exists in small and large pharmacies all over France today.
Typically French women are effortlessly cool, and this applies to their skincare routines too, which often consist of just a few products to use morning and night.
These French pharmacy brands favoured by French women often feel high end, without the high price tags, and are frankly a joy to shop for. Yes this is yet another legitimate excuse to visit France, but there are the products you can buy in Australia.
Filorga: This new to Australia expert beauty brand was originally a French Pharmacy brand and specialises in detoxification and turning the skin’s condition around quickly with their tailored range of products. Their cult products are the meso mask – perfect before a big night out and NCEF shot serum, which promises renewed skin in just 10 days.
La Roche Posay: This is one of the most popular pharmacy brands in France, especially for sensitive skin. It comes highly reccommended by dermatologists globally and has an excellent suncare range, moisturises and serums that are effective and reasonably priced. The Anthelios ultra-light mineral sunscreen SPF 50 is a must-have for an Australian summer.
Nuxe: Nuxe specialises in natural oils for every part of the body, face and hair, and they also have sexy summer products with oils that shimmer on the skin. Presented in stunning glass bottles, they look gorgeous on your bathroom shelf and soothe and nurture the body all year round. The Huile Prodigieuse was the brand’s first product when it launched in 1991, and is a dry oil, and is still a cult product for both summer and winter.
Avene: This thermal spring water hydrating mist spray is your best companion for a long-haul flight or for a hot, summer day. It soothes as well as moisturises skin so is excellent for irritated or sensitive skin. It is often seen in hospital bags as a refresher when you are unwell or after a sweaty fitness session. The cult product is the hydrating mist spray that comes in a range of sizes and versions.