French Beauty Secrets For Winter!
Winter has arrived! La vie Française seems very good for the skin as French girl have a je ne sais quoi with beauty! So we’ve asked Carole our founder – she’s French- to reveal some French beauty secrets. So here is a selection of products for a smooth winter…
The famous French dermatologist Dr Daphné Thioly who is specialized in treating the skins with more color (which includes patients with Asian, African American, Arab and Hispanic backgrounds) which are more sensitives, has always recommended to his patients to keep it simple regarding skin care routine. Meaning you do not have to spend a fortune in products and usually you can find the best in Pharmacies.
France is one of the best country to create good, efficient and affordable products. Laboratories has understood for a long time that there is no way for us to eat in our Wine-and-Shoes fund which are the other essentials to look good!
That is why during fashion week you can see make up artists, models, and beauty editors from all around the world to rush in our pharmacies in Paris to pick up products from some of France’s famously good skin and body care brands!
Here are eight products, specially recommended for the skins with more color, that we love. Let us know what you think:
A-Derma, Exomega Cleansing Oil
Perfect during winter if you have very dry skin or a tendency to atopic skin and you are looking for a product, preferably an oil, that hydrates your skin in the shower.
Bioderma, Crealine H2O Solution Micellar
Bioderma’s famous micellar water cleanser is both thorough and gentle, making it a staple for models and make-up artists. The range is developed with significant input from dermatologists and renowned research centres and was initially intended for medical prescription. Which explains why it works like a dream.
Caudalie, Lip Conditioner
Based upon reaping the benefits of the active ingredients in grapes, Caudalie began in Bordeaux and has since gone on to become a French pharmacy staple before branching out worldwide. Its soothing Lip Conditioner can be found safely stowed in the handbag of many a French girl.
La Roche-Posay, Cicaplast Baume B5
Each product of La Roche-Posay presents a solution to a common problem – whether it’s hair loss or skin irritated by shaving – and the brand is renowned in France as one of the experts in sensitive skin. The Cicaplast Baume B5 is an all-in-one wonder cream gentle enough to use on babies yet effective enough to soothe rashes caused by dermatitis and other skin complaints.
Eau Thermale Avène, Cold Cream Nourishing Body Lotion
A heavy-duty, hypoallergenic, paraben-free body lotion for severely dry and sensitive skin. It moisturizes deeply and calms irritation, including the red, tender dry patches associated with a compromised moisture barrier. This lotion is white and milky, with an unassuming floral scent. Cool and soothing to the touch, it stops skin from flaking and erases any grayish cast all without staining your clothes, competing with your perfume.
La Roche-Posay, Lipikar Body Milk
Lipid-Replenishing Body Milk Anti-Dryness. It is Paraben-free and provides lipids and immediately soaks into dry skin, reinforces the skin barrier, protecting it from external aggressions.
Recommended for dry skin Lipikar Milk contains Shea Butter (20%), Canola Oil and is rich in Omega 3 and 6. It also contains Glycerin and La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water
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