In Paris, beauty seeps into all things. It's impossible not to gasp over the architecture, the centuries-old art, and the crunch of a perfectly baked baguette. (Who said bread can't be beautiful?) So it's hardly surprising that in the City of Lights, a simple drugstore, or a pharmacie, is a bastion of incredible beauty products. In honor of Bastille Day, here are five highly effective—and easy-on-the-wallet!—French products to add to your regime.
1. Caudalie Beauty Elixir
The French are obsessed with facial mists, and this one's a classic. Suited to all skin types (even sensitive skin) the toning mist is made with grape extracts. It tightens up pores, brightens skin, and sets makeup. It can also be used as an aftershave for men! This one's available stateside.
2. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré
Ask any makeup artist: this stuff works miracles. With a creamy, silky texture, the product does triple duty as a primer, moisturizer, and makeup remover. It also adds a little glow back to tired, dehydrated skin. You can order your miracle tube here.
3. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
Indeed, the Parisians love a workhorse product. Made with six plant oils, this can be used as a hair mask or to condition the ends of hair; the French also slather it on their faces and bodies to reveal softer skin. And guess what? You can find it at Target.
4. Klorane Dry Shampoo
Hailed as the OG of dry shampoos, this product is over 40 years old. It uses plant-based ingredients to sop up excess oil and add volume to your locks. And, there's this: Karl Lagerfeld uses it. Pick it up here.
5. Bioderma Sensibio H20
Models love this cleanser, which uses micellar water to gently cleanse and remove makeup. "Gentle" is the key word here: this product is perfect for extremely sensitive skin. Check it out here.
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