Growing up I always admired the French when it came to nearly every aspect of life including food, diet, fashion, and of course, beauty. The French have this undone, natural elegance and cool and collected demeanor. Effortlessly chic. I mean do they even age?
I’ve always felt like France is my kind of vibe, like I must have been French in a former life. The place just gets me.
Nuxe is one of my all time favourite brands & one that I have always found myself completely loyal to. To put it simply, the oil nourishes, repairs, softens the skin and reduces stretch marks. Not only that, but you can use it pretty much everywhere – face, body & hair. It’s beyond, honestly. I feel like my obsession with oils started with this.
Caudalíe is certainly one of the most renowned French brands and nearly every product is a godsend. The Vinoperfect radiance serum is actually oil-free, which isn’t usually my thing, but this product is an exception. It improves the appearance of dark spots, promotes even skintone, and like the name suggests, boosts radiance.
The range of Bien-Être colognes are a long standing French favourite and will be found in the cupboards of many homes. Considering they’ve been in production since 1962, they’re one of those affordable drugstore products you’ll spot everywhere in France. It’s fresh and tingly with a fruity sweetness. It’s actually known to be used for men AND women.
If you’re looking for a new dry shamooo, look no further. A few spritz all over will restore body & shine. It’s hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive scalps, smells FRESH & won’t leave any sticky residue (just the absolute worst when it comes to dry shampoo). I use it when my hairs looking a little flat and between washes.
It wouldn’t be a French beauty post without mentioning the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. I’ve talked about this before, but it really is the best thing ever. It’s literally a vitamin shot for your face. I love using it in the mornings to wake up or when I’m away from home. It’s the perfect travel accessory.
If you missed all the craze surrounding Bioderma, it’s basically a very gentle fragrance-free micellar solution that cleanses impurities and removes make-up while respecting the skin’s naturalbalance. It’s really brilliant. There’s also the more affordable Garnier version and to be honest, I can’t tell much of a difference between the two.
I don’t believe in “miracle” creams that will immediately get rid of all your wrinkles (wouldn’t it be nice though?) but I DO believe that consistent use of a rich face cream can make a difference. If you suffer from stressed, dry or aged skin, I would recommend this product to you over a thousand times. It’s the kind of cream you instantly fall in love with. There is one made especially for people with dry skin, and one for normal skin.
I have heard people RAVE about this lip balm for years now. I feel like almost every single person in the beauty blogger world has at one point mentioned this product. But really, I can totally understand. It’s incredible and by far my favourite lip balm for dry / chapped lips. I’m not the biggest fan of lip balms in pots, but I can look past it for this one. I love it for travel, particularly long plane rides as the air is so dry.
So I was totally convinced that this thermal water was a TOTAL waste of money because, really, isn’t it just a water spray? Wellll turns out I’m now a convert. It’s much more than a water spray. It can help soothe & calm sensitive skin, inflammation in eczema, dermatitis & psoriasis. I use it as a quick toner and refreshing rose facial spritzer in the morning too!