A French Girl Walks Into a Drugstore—Here Are the Beauty Products She Buys


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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.

1. Bioderma Sensibio H2O

2. Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre

3. Akileine Nutri-Repair Dry Foot Cream

4. Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray


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5. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer

6. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil

7. Klorane Shampoo With Desert Date

8. Klorane Conditioning Balm With Desert Date


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9. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 60

10. Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Scrub

11. Avène Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream

12.Avène Mineral Fluid Sunscreen


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13. Klorane Floral Water Make-Up Remover

14. Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches

15. Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Face Cream

16. Talika Lash Conditioning Cleanser

Amanda Montell
Features Editor
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