Tuesday, January 28, 2014

French Skincare Must Haves

I have dry sensitive skin and all I can tell you is that French skincare works incredibly well for my skin. This could be because European skincare regulations are stricter then there North American counter parts. Maybe it’s because a lot of them are botanical based (like NUXE and Clarins)? Whatever the reason my skin loves it!
So I thought I would pull some of my all time favorite French skincare products in hopes they might be miracle products to you too.

Avene Cold Cream
This thick cream works perfectly as a treatment for my eczema or any dry skin areas I have. I can’t even being to explain how much of a miracle worker this has been for me. Not only does it helps me moisturize dry areas it also helps calm irritated skin instantly. When people don’t believe I have eczema I have this product to thank.

Avene Thermal Water
Yes, this is a bit of a diva product, but it comes in so handy. The fine aerosol mist works amazingly to give a glow, moisturize skin, remove masks, set makeup, tone skin and the list goes on and on. What separates this mist from the others its instant ability to sooth the skin. Its also great on sunburns and even safe to use on damaged skin.

Yes, if you have been reading my blog now for a while you will know I have eczema that runs through my forehead and even my left eye lid at times. Most makeup removers irritate this area and the ones that don’t take off my makeup. So when I found out Bioderma felt like water but removed makeup effectively I was all over it. 4 years later and never going a day without I am a huge fan, to say the least. Bioderma has a huge cult following and I have to say it 100 percent lives up to the hype. It’s literally magical water that removes your makeup as far as I’m concerned. 

For you Canadian readers, Shoppers usually has bundle packs of these that are a great value.

Clarins Blue Orchid Oil
I’m sorry ladies I have a tendency to talk about this every other week. So I will keep this short and sweet. Clarins oils help rebalance your skin and they really work. I find my skin sometimes lacks luminosity this helps me get it back instantly. It’s the kind of product that people ask you  “Have you been doing something new”. They have one for every skin type so ladies with oily skin do not fear.

NUXE Reve De Miel
Yes, I blog about this every week too. One of my favorite discoveries of last year Reve De Meil! I wear put this on before bed every night. I have yet to met a lip balm that rivals this one in terms of hydration and texture. If you don’t like greasy balms you will love this.
In addition it’s also great for men too!

The French excel in the skincare area in my humble opinion. If you are some one who has similar skin to me I’m sure you will agree. If you don’t each one of these brands makes huge skincare ranges for every skin concern, ever.
Well ladies that is all for today, I hope you are having a good start to the week. 
I would love to hear what some of your French skincare favorites are in the comment section below. 
Thanks for visiting,



  1. Tanya,

    Great Blog, really interesting thing's and fab advice!

    I look forward to reading your future Blogs!

    PS Clarin Blue Orchid Oil is amazing!!!!! I have been using this product for about 2 years now and would definetly back you on this one!


    1. Thanks for all the amazing comments Sonia!!! :)

  2. I agree- the french really make great skincare products. Another favorite French skincare brand of mine is La Roche Posay. If you like these you ought to give it a try!


    1. La Roche Posay is a great line...
      It's been a while since I've tried anything from them (like 5 years ++)
      Will check out there line next time I'm at the drugstore.
      Thanks for the comment :)

  3. It's funny, I almost picked up a bottle of Bioderma today but I decided to try to be good and finish up my Marcelle water first. Which may take a bit because I just opened it today haha. I'm a product junkie, what can I say?