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In the quest for that French girl glow, you have two solid options. 1) Book a flight to Paris, jet over for the weekend, and stock your suitcase with all the skincare products that will fit. 2) Sit there in your PJs and add the same Gallic skincare essentials to your virtual cart. The first of those two options certainly sounds like more fun — but until you get your vacation days approved for 2018, option two comes a close second. Ahead, 10 products that let you care for your skin comme les françaises.
Lierac Paris Démaquillant Pureté Foaming Cleansing
A pump of this foaming cleanser from the French beauty brand does a skilled job at gently remove a full face of maquillage — mascara included — without stripping skin.
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Moisturizer
This staple from the French pharmacie manages to moisturize without being greasy, leaving skin soft and hydrated. And at $22 for a 2-ounce tube, it earns its title as an international skin care super-bargain.
Clarins Concentré Zone Regard Multi-Intensif Eye Cream
Smoothing a daub of Clarins’ famed eye cream over fine lines and circles each a.m. buffs them away and leaves eyes looking a little bit brighter.
Sisley Paris Baume-en-Eau à la Rose Noire
Spending nearly $200 on a face mask probably seems Kardashian-level extravagant, but bear with us. Sisley’s black rose mask has earned an international following for its ability to infuse skin with moisture in ten relaxing minutes. Plus, it smells gorgeous.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen
For years, I asked each and every friend heading abroad to pick up a little bottle of this sunscreen for me on her travels. I’m sure it was very annoying. But clearly I wasn’t the only person obsessed with this light-as-air, totally invisible SPF, as the brand’s Stateside launch suggests.
Le Petit Marseillais Extra Gentle Shower Cream Lavender Honey Body Wash
Another bargain from the French pharmacy aisles, the Le Petit Marseillais lavender body wash smells just like a lavender field and cleanses without over-drying skin.
Leonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beaute
This oil by French beauty brand Leonor Greyl does double duty, keeping hair soft and shiny while working just as well for hydrating skin.
Eau Thermale Avène Trixéra Plus Selectiose Emollient Body Cream
Slather yourself head to toe in Avène’s hydrating body cream, which leaves skin soft and hydrated thanks to water sourced from the Cévennes Mountains in Avène, France.
Caudalíe Beauty Elixir
Somehow just a mist of this elixir brightens a complexion dulled by anything from lack of sleep to too many glasses of Veuve Clicquot.
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