France is known for its designer boutiques and architectural grandeur. But did you know that country is also home to quality skin care readily available in local pharmacies?
After all, French scientists were the ones who first invented beauty staples from dry shampoo to micellar water.
Not only are these products are not only easy on the pocket, they are also usually free of nasties like alcohol, paraben, harsh chemicals and unnecessary fragrances.
Thankfully, you can also find all of the following cult-favourite products in leading pharmacies in Singapore. Read on to inject that “je ne sais quoi” into your skincare regime.
Get clear skin like a Parisian with these French pharmacy products
Avene Thermal Spring Water ($10.10 for 50ml)
This spring water mist coats the skin in purified water, naturally containing minerals, to hydrate and calm the skin for a healthy and radiant look. This light and refreshing mist also minimises skin sensitivity and provides anti-oxidant protection.
Bioderma Micellar Water ($28.90 for 250ml)
This soap-free and hypoallergenic product removes stubborn makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils. It retains the natural oils on the skin while getting rid of all of the grime that can damage the skin. You can use it to remove makeup before following up with a foam or gel cleanser or as a toner because this micellar water balances your skin’s PH too.
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 ($21.90 for 40ml)
This soothing balm that is formulated with glycerine, shea butter and zinc provides instant relief and comfort to dry and chapped skin. It can be applied to the face, body and even lips. This balm leaves a matte velvety finish on the skin so it’s a great alternative for those who do not like cloying creams.
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($14.60 for 150ml)
Just a few bursts of this gentle dry shampoo can refresh and texturise greasy locks, all while creating volume and the dishevelled look that French women love so much. It’s also said to not leave any powdery residue on the hair unlike most dry shampoos.
Vichy Purete Thermal 3 In 1 Cleansing Milk (one-step cleanser) ($30 for 200ml)
This do-it-all face cleanser is great for those with sensitive skin because it uses thermal water to remove makeup and clean the skin while imparting its mineral-rich goodness into it.
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