We're all wildly familiar with (and envious of) French women's style, which is famed for its timeless, effortless vibes. But French women's beauty routines are worthy of equal attention. Unlike the beauty aisles of American drugstores, which are fathomless infernos of too many products, the French pharmacie is a place of modest wonder—offering just a handful of affordable skincare, makeup, and haircare brands that help French women keep their skin clear and their hair healthy without overspending or too much fuss.
Aspiring to approach drugstore beauty like a French girl, we hit up a handful of our favorite French fashion influencers and asked them this: If you were to walk into a pharmacy and buy two or three beauty products, what would they be? Keep scrolling to find their answers.
French women swear by this classic face mist for its soothing, skin-softening action. Spritz this stuff after cleansing (before moisturizing) or at any point throughout the day to reap its complexion-calming benefits.
Consistently delivering high-performance formulas, drugstore skincare brand La Roche-Posay has a place in almost every French beauty guru's arsenal. This ultra-moisturizing day cream is a staple in Parisian influencer Barbara Malewicz's routine.
If you enjoy a coat or two of mascara like your favorite French beauty icons, then you need to get familiar with this thorough eye makeup wash. It won't cause burning or stinging, but it will remove stubborn eye makeup without fail.