Paris Top Beauty Buys

There are certain beauty products you want to shop here at the Pharmacies in Paris that will totally simplify your beauty routine and life. These are some of staples in the French woman’s beauty bag.

When you arrive in Paris you’ve see the gleaming green medical signs on nearly every street corner, right? These are the Parisian pharmacies, which have an array of medicine, health and beauty products. (Travel sized too!)

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You can now skip the trip to Sephora to pick up some of my new French favorites, which are actually cheaper version for what (seems to me) be a better quality.

french pharmacy beauty products to buy

Bioderma

Bioderma is a skin care line that specializes in sensitive skin. It has everything from tanning oil to makeup remover. I picked up a small bottle of makeup remover for combination skin for 3,50 € and like that my contour is retired for the day.

Compare to: Sephora triple action cleansing water 7,95 €

 

Embryolisse

Grabbed an SPF 20 BB cream from this brand that adjusts to all skin tones. Not only does it even out my skin tone but also it hydrates and protects! A pinch of it goes a long way and for only 12 € I’ll stock up before I head back to the states.

Compare to: Sephora CC crème 16,95 €

 

Mavala

One night I had an impromptu dinner date with friends so I decided to stop in to grab nail polish and a new lip color. I didn’t expect my quick pick up to be so reliable. The polish lasted nearly a week with a nice sheen and the lip color is ultra moisturizing. Don’t tell anyone but it lasts longer than my YSL. Sephora carries Mavala but not these products. Together I paid less than 10 €.

Compare to: Sephora Rouge Brillance 10,95 €

Sephora Vernis à Ongles 3,90 €

 

Caudalíe

On the pricer side of my beauty haul I tried Caudalíe face wash and face mask to clear my skin of the day running around the city. The products were a great match against my combination skin and left it completely cleansed. The mask was 7 € and the wash was 9,90.

Compare to: Sephora Gommage & masque éclat 8,50 €

Sephora Gel nettoyant trés purifiant 6,95 €

 

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Shop for them all here:

PHARMACIE Cadet-Lafayette

66 Rue la Fayette, 75009 Paris

2 Comments

  • Reply February 20, 2016

    Catherine

    My holy grail must-stop shop when I’m in Paris is City Pharma on the corner of Rue du Four and Rue Bonaparte. I cannot enjoy myself unless I load up on all things beauty related. Hands down–THE best prices ever. EVER. I was in Paris last October for a funeral, and even under dire circumstances, I STILL made the time to head over to the Pharma for my must haves! I love that place!

    • Reply February 20, 2016

      yanique

      Oh I didn’t know that one. thanks for sharing! I just stick to my neighborhood – but you can find them in any pharmacy here n Paris I think. 🙂

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