May 19, 2024


Define Beauty Yourself

Here’s How to Carry Out a French Skincare Routine

I have spent most of my career studying the beauty routines of the French. From chic French makeup to effortless hairstyles, I’ve researched everything I can in order to channel some of that Parisian allure. However, one thing that intrigues me more than anything is French skincare. Why, I hear you ask? Well, if you didn’t know, France is home to some of the best skincare brands on the market (I’m talking about La Roche-Posay, Bioderma, Clarins, Vichy and more). Not only that, but thanks to their simple, laidback approach to beauty, French women always seem to have the most incredible skin.

So much so, that I decided to conduct a little experiment, and I swapped out my entire skincare cabinet to French pharmacy staples. Before using these products, I also reached out to a range of experts from the brands to find out what they think makes a French skincare routine so effective, and I’ve been following all of their tips and tricks for the last few weeks. It’s safe to say that I’ve learnt a lot along the way, so keep on scrolling to see how I got on…

@frannfyne taking a selfie with glowing skin