Skin care is big business in France. In Paris you will find every “Pharmacie” full of La Roche-Posay, Avène, Claudalie, Bioderma, and Vichy products. It is a treasure trove of skin care products, hair products, fragrant oils, scented soaps and perfume. If you are a skincare junkie like me, you will feel like you have just entered heaven upon entering under the neon green cross. When we visited Paris on vacation, I stuffed my suitcase to the brim with my beauty souvenirs – and all for far less than you will find any of the selections for in the US. What to do if you’re dying to try these products, but a trip to Paris is not in the cards? Check Amazon.com or New York’s New London Pharmacy.
Below are just some of my beauty favorites: Avene Eau Thermale – a soothing thermal spray that works wonders on sensitive skin. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse -an amazing body, face and hair oil. Embryolisse Lait-Creme – a silky smooth moisturizer that doubles as a makeup remover. Lastly we have Bioderma Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire which removes even the most stubborn water-proof makeup easily with a cotton pad, with no need for water.