1. La Roche Posay
La Roche Posay is a unique pharmacy brand tailor-made to combat specific skin concerns, from sensitivity to acne. The products are developed by dermatologists, incorporating soothing antioxidant thermal spring water.
Hero product: The super popular Effaclar Duo+, an anti-marks cream that clears up imperfections, clogged pores and excess sebum for flawless, clear skin.
Vichy is known to be the most affordable and hard-working of the French pharmacy brands. All its products include mineralizing thermal water, which includes skin-strengthening minerals like iron, potassium, calcium, and manganese.
Hero product: Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector, which has hyaluronic acid and 15% pure Vitamin C to leave skin glowing and looking firmer.
Nuxe harnesses the power of nature for its range of skincare and body care products. All the products are made in France at the Nuxe laboratory
Hero product: The bestselling Huile Prodigieuse, a multipurpose dry oil for men and women, that can be used on your face, body and hair to nourish and repair – plus it leaves your skin with a healthy, soft glow.
If it’s affordable anti-aging care you’re looking for, head to the RoC section of your pharmacy. The brand was the first to introduce an over-the-counter retinol product, a proven anti-aging ingredient that works wonders for skin
Hero product: Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream – this affordable cream will help make your skin appear firmer.
Avène products are great for sensitive, red skins, since they have Avène thermal spring water at the heart. The water is naturally soothing and anti-irritating.
Hero product: It’s Thermal Spring Water is the only facial mist you’ll ever need. It soothes, calms and softens the skin – you won’t find a beauty editor without it.
This dermo-cosmetic brand is a favourite with dermatologists, backed by a century of innovative skin science. It has an excellent range of haircare products for sensitive scalps and are experts at relieving dry, itchy skin.
Hero product: pH5 Lotion is a body moisturiser that soothes sensitives skins while protecting it from irritation.
Look inside any makeup artist’s bag and you’ll find a bottle of Bioderma makeup remover – it’s that good.
Hero product: Sensibio H2O make-up removing micelle solultion quickly and gently removes all traces of dirt and makeup.
While the brand has a range of products, its haircare is where it’s at. The giant bottles of shampoo address all kinds of hair woes, from frizziness to sun protection.
Hero product: If your hair is in need of some TLC, try Nourishing Leave-in Cream with Mango Butter – it leaves hair looking silky and healthy.
This high-end pharmacy brand is well-suited to mature skins, proving you don’t need to spend thousands to look after your skin as you age.
Hero product: The beauty-sphere raves about the Meso Mask, which helps skin look healthy, plump and glowing.
This cutting-edge French brand uses grape extract in its luxurious yet affordable products and were one of the first brands to embrace natural skincare.
Hero product: The Beauty Elixer, which is like a vitamin shot for your face. Simply spritz it on and let its extracts of grape, rose and orange blossom leave your skin revived and refreshed.