After Hours in French Pharmacies, I Can Confirm These 10 Products Are Magic


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A few weeks ago, I spent a very long weekend in Paris, which is one of my all-time favourite cities! As you can imagine, my trip was spent eating my way through the city, but I also spent a lot of time exploring the French pharmacies. While I'm fortunate enough to write about beauty on a weekly basis, I still somehow never get bored of discovering new products, and that's exactly what I set out to do in my time in France.

While rummaging through the pharmacy shelves, I found many products that I had heard of before and that are currently available in the UK, such as La Roche-Posay and Caudalie. But I also discovered several less familiar brands, including Horace, a Parisian natural skincare and grooming brand for men, and Rouje, a chic Parisian fashion and beauty brand that I'd seen all over Instagram but never in real life.


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It's safe to say that my trip was a success. I returned to the UK armed with so many new French beauty products and recommendations. So if you're on the hunt for some new things to try, look no further than the 10 products that I discovered in Parisian pharmacies. Plus, I have selected brands you can shop here in the UK, so there is no need to book a Eurostar ticket. (Although, I'd never say no to another jaunt across the channel.)


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1. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Fluid Multi-Function Nourishing Moisturiser

2. T.LeClerc Elegant Checkerboard Palette

3. Rouje Le Rouje Laura in Le Bordeaux

4. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water

5. La Bouche Rouge La Lumière Highlighter

6. Chantecaille Lip Chic in Damask

7. Gallinée Probiotic Youthful Serum

8. L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream

9. Talika Lipocils Eyelash Growth Mascara 

10. Rouje L'Eyeliner