The French Pharmacy


Normally, I wouldn’t consider myself a product junkie at all, but I can’t wait to get to Paris and buy some French beauty products. The French are some of the most beautiful women in the world so there must be something special in their products right? The last time we went to Paris this was the one place I missed out on going so you better believe I will make it to CityPharma. The pharmacies in Paris aren’t like the ones we have here in the states. First of all, the workers(all women) are dressed in white lab coats and take their jobs very seriously. I’ve heard you can’t even take photos inside the store so I guess I will find out soon enough.  Most of these products can now be found here thanks to Sephora, but to me it will be a much different experience buying it in Paris. Plus, I am a sucker for packaging and I know the packaging is going to be incredible like everything else the French do. Here’s a few of the items which are on my list and will hopefully be in my suitcase on the way home.

1. Bioderma– This is supposed to be the best makeup remover ever, so obviously that means I need to buy it and find out for myself.

2. Klorane– Dry Shampoo that I saw on Goop, and Gwyneth raves about it, so it must be that good.

3. VichySupposedly this clay-based product will magically suck the impurities out of your skin. Can be used as a cleanser or a quick 5-minutes mask. It also contains salicylic acid and glycolic acid for exfoliating, and it does not contain parabens, alcohol, or oil.

4. Homeoplasmine– The French equivalent to Aquaphor or Vaseline and since we go through about a tub of Aquaphor a week for London’s Eczema I definitely want to give this a try.

5. Biafine– Think of this like an antibacterial ointment plus it’s supposed to be great for chapped lips, so I am hoping this works wonders for me in the Winter.

6. Embryolisse– Makeup artists swear by this cream. It works as a super-moisturizer that simultaneously cleans the skin (and helps eliminate zits), leaving it perfectly prepped for makeup.

7. La Roche-Posay Ciaplast Baume B5-Longest name ever I know, but this is supposed to effectively moisturize and work as a foundation primer, plus work on flaky and acne-prone skin — it protects and moisturizes without clogging pores while aiding in scar recovery. I am very anxious to use this on some parts of my face where I have chicken pox scars to see if it actually does anything.

8. Avibon– A rich vitamin A and D mask which supposedly gives the power of retinol without the redness or peeling that comes with it.





  • Will definitely be bookmarking this! I’ve heard so many lovely things about French beauty products!

    • Thanks Dominique! I am so excited to pick these things up!

  • #1 and #2 are some of my absolute favorites! Definitely stock up while you’re there!

  • This is smart! I should definitely do the same when I’m there. I agree that french women are always beautiful!

    • Yes, let me know what you get!

  • Sara Mueller

    So many good things! I love the French Nuxe oil. You should add it too!

    • Oh! Thanks, I will definitely add that to my list.

  • Klorane dry shampoo is the best, you’ll love it!

    • I am so excited to get my hands on it!!! Thanks Kira!

  • I just love everything about this post, especially the title.