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The beauty items behind why French woman always look so flawless

Are you also amazed by that quintessential chic style all French women have?  If you are also longing for that je ne sais quoi, you can start by adopting some of those classic French beauty products.

Models, beauty editors, make-up artists and celebrities are always obsessing about the French pharmacy and its legendary selection of cult beauty products. These secret weapons aren’t overpriced luxury items sold in department stores but no-nonsense everyday staples that you should add to your makeup bag right away.

Lucky for us, some of these beauty wonders are available right here in Abu Dhabi.  So scroll away to find out more about these simple products that can change the way your skin looks.

1. NUXE Huile Prodigieuse

Loved by models and beauty insiders, the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil infuses the skin and the hair with moisture. The lightweight, dry finish, multi-use oil is made up of 98.1% natural origin ingredients with a high concentration precious plant oils. An added infusion of soothing, nourishing vitamin E ensures antioxidant protection and long-lasting moisture. Apply the multi use oil to the face, body and hair all year round.
Available at Boots, 103 AED (50ml)


2.CAUDALIE Vinosource Cream

The Vinosource moisturizing sorbet Cream has an immediate and long-lasting calming and soothing effect. Chamomile enriches this quick-acting formula to soothe and calm the skin. For best results apply to a cleansed face and neck in the morning and evening.  The good news is that the formula is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.
Available at BinSina Pharmacy at Sowah Square in The Galleria Mall, 307 AED 


3. TOPICREM Ultra-Hydratant Lait Corps

Enriched with moisturizing, protecting and nourishing agents, Topicrem Ultra-Hydratant Lait Corps provides 24-hour protection and eliminates all signs of dry skin. It’s ideal for those who suffer from dry and/or dehydrated skin, while being gentle enough to use on children. Apply, massaging gently for durable hydration.
Available at Al Manara Pharmacy (Nation Towers), 155 AED (100ml)

4. BIODERMA Crealine H2O Solution Micellar

Gently cleanse your skin with the Bioderma Sensibio H2O, an ultra-mild, non-rinse micellar water cleanser and make-up remover. Created to suit the needs of those who experience skin irritation and redness, the alcohol-free formula soothes and cools as it cleanses. Added decongesting active ingredients prevent irritation, making the skin feel instantly refreshed, perfectly clean and free from all make-up – including water resistant mascara.
Available at Boots, 72 AED

5. LA ROCHE-POSAY Cicaplast

This multi-purpose skin reconstructor heals dry patches, chapped skin, and irritations. The gel-like formulation is made up of a complex of minerals including copper, zinc and manganese, which work to stimulate the production of new cells and accelerates the healing process. As well as healing the epidermis, the gel acts as a soothing and moisturizing treatment to relieve the itchiness and tightness of damaged skin.
Available at Boots, 80 AED


6. AVENE Thermal Spring Water

The staple of the Avene skincare collection, the Thermal Spring Water provides essential care for all skin types. It can be used by all the family, and offers relief from nappy rash, sunburn, razor burn, bites, and other skin irritations. It’s refreshing action makes the spray an ideal addition to your usual your cleansing routine, a great setting agent for your make-up, and an intensely cooling and soothing skin treatment when out and about. Available at Boots, 76 AED (150ml)


7. VICHY Normaderm 3 in 1 Cleanser

When skin produces too much oil and becomes overburdened, clogged and imperfection-prone, it needs gentle care to make it feel fresh and comfortable again. Lather onto your damp face and then rinse off with plenty of water. Alternatively, use the cream as a daily scrub to unclog pores and make the texture of the skin more uniform. To use as a mask, apply in a thick layer and leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse away thoroughly for a matte and clear complexion, making sure to avoid the eye contour.
Available at Boots, 96 AED


8. PLANTE SYSTEM Moisturizing Lip Care With Everlasting Flower Oil

Apply to lips as often as needed, the Plante System Moisturizing Lip Care is made of natural active ingredients including sesame oil and Shea butter to soften your lips and leave them supple. Everlasting flower oil soothes and preserves them, while beeswax delivers long-lasting moisturization. This stick leaves your lips supple and imparts a subtle orange blossom flavor.
Available at Al Manara Pharmacy (Nation Towers), 29 AED




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