13 Best “Made in France” Amazon Products to Add Some Je Ne Sais Quoi Into Your Beauty Routine: La Roche-Posay, Caudalie, L’Occitane
Dry skin will certainly be quenched by the Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst-Quenching Serum, a blend of hyaluronic acid, olive-derived squalane, and organic grape water that promotes moisture retention. Despite the extra hydrating properties, however, this formula manages to be remarkably lightweight; it applies almost invisibly and absorbs quickly.
Nuxe’s Multi-Purpose Dry Oil is fueled by a blend of seven botanicals including almond, macadamia, and camellia oils. This non-greasy, fast-absorbing elixir is formulated for both face and body, adding hydration on its own or coupled with your favorite products. This can also be used on the ends of your hair to seal in moisture, as a highlighter by adding a few drops to the high points of your face, or as a standalone perfume — thanks to a lingering orange blossom, magnolia, and vanilla scent.
Le Petit Marseillais’s Extra Gentle Shower Creme is a sudsy, moisturizing body wash that leaves skin feeling moisturized and smelling divine. Scents include Lavender Honey, Cotton Milk & Poppy, Vanilla Milk, and Orange Blossom, all four of which contain ingredients hand-picked throughout France. Lavender and honey are sourced, for example, from Alpes-de-Haute-Provence while red poppies are harvested from the Mediterranean.
Cold weather means a thicker moisturizer is in order, so you may want to add Panier des Sen‘s Ultra Rich Face Cream to the skin-care docket. Packed with rose oil and hyaluronic acid, this drenches your complexion in hydration while French peony extract brightens and softens. And if you’re worried this will be too thick and result in a greasy complexion, rest assured that pink clay promotes hydration yet mattifies oily T-zones with relish.
Removing a days-worth of grime is easy peasy with Bioderma Sensibio H2O Make-up Removing Micelle Solution, a micellar water that removes makeup without irritating sensitive complexions or disrupting your skin’s barrier. Board-certified dermatologist Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, previously told Allure that the cleanser is “simple and effective and I’ve never had a patient not tolerate it, which is important, especially for those with rosacea or even just sensitive skin.”
La Roche-Posay‘s Anthelios Melt-In Milk Sunscreen SPF 60 won a 2022 Best of Beauty Award because it leaves a lightweight, radiant finish that leaves a lit-from-within glow. It’s also fast-absorbing, wears well under makeup, is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, and doesn’t leave behind a ghostly residue. Apply liberally to face and body, reapplying every two hours if you’re in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
Consider Eau Thermale Avène‘s Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream approved by both beauty editors and dermatologists alike, so you know it’ll solve your dry skin woes. It’s a favorite of board-certified dermatologist Jennifer Segal, MD, who is based in Houston, Texas, in terms of treating facial eczema, especially the eyelid and neck areas. Aside from the brand’s signature soothing thermal water and a postbiotic ingredient called C+ Restoretm that repairs a damaged barrier, it also contains hydrating glycerin to lock in moisture for the long term.