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Five French Pharmacy Finds

My list of things to do while in Paris grows each and every time I’m in the city. From the Eiffel Tower (duh) to the best Pho spot ever, there are places I stop by each time I’m here! One spot you might not know about? The pharmacy! The French pharmacy is a magical place, filled with beauty products that are as amazing as they are affordable. So my team and I stopped by the little pharmacy in our arrondissement and stocked up to bring you my five french pharmacy finds!



First on the list, the Bioderma Crealine H2O. This makeup remover is pretty much magic in a bottle! It cuts through the heaviest makeup in a single swipe of a cotton swab all while being super gentle on your skin. Even waterproof mascara! Unlike a lot of H2O makeup removers, this one doesn’t leave a gross oily residue on your skin.  This scentless cleansing water is quite possibly the gentlest (and most effective) makeup remover.  Luckily, you don’t have to hop on a plane to France to get your hands on some – it’s sold on Amazon! (But if you do hop on a plane to Paris- read this first!)


Embryolisse Secret de Maquilleurs

This eye lift cream has been a lifesaver this fashion week. If you read my PFW Day 4 post, you know I was sick in bed for the better part of the day. And while getting some much-needed rest helped my skin a lot, I also used this eye cream to help brighten my eyes.  It’s designed to reduce dark circles, which is something you know I struggle with a lot, and puffiness by supporting your natural circulation. You can use it in the morning and at night, or throughout the day if you need a little pick me up!


Rene Furterer Lumicia

Now to give your hair a little love. Just like traveling can wreak havoc on your skin – your hair can take a toll too. Especially if you use a straightener/curling iron. First, make sure you’re using shampoo & conditioner that works well and nourishes your hair depending on its type. Second, spray some of this Rene Furterer Lumicia on it! It gives a gorgeous shine, protects your hair and detangles, what’s not to love?

Nuxe & Avène

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse
Body oils aren’t really that popular in the US, but ever since I’ve been traveling to France – I’ve fallen in love. They give a light scent and the perfect amount of glow. You can use it in place of your perfume or layer it with your scent to give it an extra little something!

Avène Cleanacne Spot
You all know how much I love Avène products and this one is no different. Remember that pimple I had on my chin during NYFW that I talked about on snapchat? I wish I had this product then! This spot acne treatment is perfect for those pesky blemishes that show up out of no where. It drys, purifies and mattifies!

There you have it, my five French pharmacy finds! Do you have any pharmacy finds that you swear by? Let me know in the comments below! And be sure to check back in today at 3PM PST for my PFW Day 5 coverage!


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  • Alisha Ricki says:

    I heard Bioderma has amazing products, but I’ve been dragging my feet to try them.. but this makes me feel a little bit more convinced lol

  • Great photos and finds! I love BioDerma: it was actually one of the first micellar waters I ever tried. Not too many people in India know about Rene Furterer. Have you tried La Roche Posay? It’s really good.

  • Chia says:

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  • Great products!
    One of my secret love is the Biafine creme/pomade. I bought this several times at french pharmacy.
    It works officaly as a burn treatment. But you can use it as a great body moisturizer or night creme.



  • Dalila says:

    I live in France and it’s true that French people use a lot products sold in pharmacy. I use many products of the brand Bioderma as the micellar water but for oily skin. I also love the dry oil by Nuxe, I use it for my body, skin and hair. I love the sent ! There also is a shimmery version of it, it’s great for the summer. And finally I use the anti-marks skin care from La Roche-Posay and the unclogging skin care from Uriage.

  • Ashley says:

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve been meaning to try Bioderma!

    XOXO, Ashley

  • Violette says:

    I saw this photo on Instagram yesterday an knew I had to check this post! It’s so funny because when I go to cvs pharmacy in United States I have the exact same feeling as yours! I love Avene and when I have a spot I use this cleanance spot! Great post!

  • Hi lovely,

    Congrats, your blog post will be featured in Bloggers Issue Magazine

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    I’ve always wanted to try Bioderma <3 🙂 I've heard such great reviews about them! Thank you so much for all of these great recommendations!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Brittney says:


  • sahara says:

    Avene is my favorite brand<3 you can also buy it in some Walgreens :))


  • Dee says:

    I’ve heard so many great things about Bioderma, really got to get my hands on one! You’re such an inspiration, Chriselle, you’re always working so hard even when things are crazy! Don’t forget to show yourself some love, take care of yourself!


  • Cindy says:

    I’d love to try some of these products! Saving them for the next time I’m in Paris <3

    xx Cindy

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  • Jenni says:

    Amazing products! 🙂

  • susan says:

    I love French pharmacy beauty products, too/
    I must try that body oil.

  • I’ve always wanted to try out Bioderma! I’m definitely looking into it!


  • Sharon Wu says:

    Great finds! Will definitely have to check them out. Thanks for sharing! xo, sharon

  • I swear by Bioderma, the Nuxe lip products AND Avene! I literally use all those brands’ products. Great suggestions! x

  • Thuy says:

    The first and last time I went to Paris, I got Caudalie products. Loved it. All thanks to you! 🙂

  • Diana says:

    Thank you for sharing! I love trying skincare products from other countries. I feel like their a lot more potent than here.
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  • Natali says:

    Great products, I’ve been using all of them and have loved them ever since the first go!

  • Anty says:

    Running to a nearby pharmacy asap! So lucky to be studying in Paris 😛

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  • Sophie says:

    Going to Paris for Fashion Week is a dream of mine!

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    I always love Bioderma beauty skincare products. It’s been around a long time, almost a go to kinda product! Great finds! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Darina says:

    I love the French pharmacie products, especially Nuxe oil!

  • Michela says:

    The bioderma make up remore is i life saviour. I’ve been using it for months now. I’m also interested in the Embryolisse eye cream,I need to try it 🙂
    Miki xx

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