There’s no doubt we here at Who What Wear are bonafide francophiles. If you’re an avid reader of the site, you know we wax lyrical about the effortless and insouciant French woman’s wardrobe—from the basics they always have handy to the lingerie brands they swear by. But today we’re honing in on French women’s beauty routines—in particular, their skincare, a subject worthy of our utmost attention.
The natural ease of a French woman’s skincare routine is one to be admired. From the prized products at their beloved pharmacie, (which you can now, for the most part, find on Amazon) to the little-known brands many of us here in the U.S. may never have heard of, French women have a certain way of getting the most sultry, effortless elegance out of the fewest products possible.
Eager to know more about their revered skincare routine, we tapped seven French women with particularly good skin and asked them to share their favorite skincare products, tips, and tricks. Scroll below for the items they swear by.
"When it comes to beauty, I love to try everything, but these are my magic products. I put on Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair on every night before my night cream—The Rich Cream by Augustinus Bader. These two products have changed my skin radically. I am a smoker, and my skin tends to be dry and have a grayish hue, but thanks to these, I get my back my baby skin!"
"I also have some affordable beauty secrets: Three times a week, I put a mixture of apple cider vinegar and lemon all over my face that I keep on for 30 mins. It helps regenerate and remove my small dark spots. Since I've done this, my skin looks more clear and even."
"We forget a lot about the eye area, but when you apply your concealer onto dry skin, it’s definitely not the best. The texture of this eye cream is kind of watery, so I was a little surprised when I applied it for the first time, but I absolutely love it."
"I put this eye cream on every morning and before going to bed at night. It gets rid of puffiness and moisturizes the fragile area. I have sensitive skin and this one is really gentle."