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Editor’s Picks: 18 of the Best French Pharmacy Skincare Products That You Can Now Find Online

These cult favourites are just a click away.
French pharmacy skincare

Forget climbing the Eiffel Tower, strolling along the Seine or visiting the Louvre. When a skincare junkie goes to Paris, the highlight is the French pharmacy—where you can stock up on an impossible array of cult-favourite products that are hard to find anywhere else.

Or at least they used to be hard to find. Now, you don’t actually need a plane ticket to discover the best of French pharmacy skincare. You just need to know where to look online—and that’s where I can help!

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In this guide, you will learn which French pharmacy skincare products are the most coveted, what makes them so special, and where you can buy them (from the comfort of your own couch). 

The French Pharmacy Skincare Edit

Best cleanser


Best retinoid


Best moisturizer


Best face mists

Caudalie • Avène • La Roche-Posay

Best skin ointments

Boiron • Biafine

Best sunscreen

La Roche-Posay

Best oils

Nuxe • Hei Poa

Best eye cream


Best face masks

Cattier • Ialuset

Best serums

Caudalie • Vichy

Best acne treatment


Best lip balm


The Best French Pharmacy Skincare of 2022

Bioderma Sensibio H2O
A313 Vitamin A Pommade
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water
Boiron Homeoplasmine
Biafine Emulsion Pour Application Cutanee
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50
Cattier Ready for Use Green Clay
Filorga Time-Filler Eyes Absolute Eye Correction Cream
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
Nuxe Huile Prodiguieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil
Ialuset Creme
Vichy Mineral 89
Payot Pate Grise L'Originale
La Roche-Posay Serozinc Zinc Sulfate Solution
Nuxe Reve de Miel Honey Lip Balm
Hei Poa Pure Tahiti Monoi Oil

Further Reading

  1. Del Rosso, James Q. & Bikowski, Joseph. Trolamine-containing topical emulsion: clinical applications in dermatology. Cutis. 2008 Mar; 81(3): 209-14.
  2. Bovingdon, Maisie. (2018, December 19). Is this the world's best eye cream? £47 formula claims to mimic the effect of Botox in a jar - and it's the most Googled beauty product of 2018. Daily Mail.

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