Health & Beauty

5 French Pharmacy Skincare Brands

February 29, 2024

France may be a long ways away from Canada but the trends from their pharmacies are coming to home turf. You’ll discover all sorts of little francais treasures in your local pharmacy that are rooted in France and are super effective. Some products can help improve our complexion and overall skincare, while others give our hair some much-needed amour. Here are five French pharmacy finds that will make you say, Oooh la la! —Jennifer Cox


The Tolérance Extremely Gentle Cleanser from Avène ($28, available at is a fantastic all-in-one product. It not only cleanses your face but removes makeup and moisturizes too. It works well on all skin types and contans 99% of products that are of natural origin. Use it day or night.


The Lait-Crème Concentré from Laboratoires Embryolisse ($43) is a bestseller for good reason: this all-around product is their secret to beautiful skin. With moisturizing and nutritive properties, it boasts an incredible blend of natural ingredients rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins. Not only does it deliver nutrients to the skin but it helps skin retain moisture as well as helps protect it from agression. It leaves a comfortable satin veil on skin, even if it’s dry, and can even be used for post-shaving care.


The Nuxe Paris: Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil ($29, available at Beautysense) is an innovative multi-usage dry oil that can be used on your skin as well as your hair. It’s formulated with six plant oils including macadamia, hazelnut, almond, St. John’s wort, and others that deliver beaucoup nourishment to your body from head to toe. This super product will nourish, repair, and soften for the healthiest skin and hair.


If you want an incredible dry shampoo, there’s Klorane’s Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk ($19, available at Shopper’s Drug Mart). First seen in Paris pharmacies, this product is now available here and can be used on all different hair types. It cleanses as well as adds volume and freshness to locks, and has an effective invisible finish. It combines softening oat milk with four ultra-absorbent mineral powders. Impurities are removed, and volume and texture is restored to the hair in just two minutes. 


Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir ($66) is a 100% natural face mist to prep skin, tighten pores, and set makeup for dewy, glowing skin. Adding a touch of radiance to your look, it not only ups your appearance but it has restorative properties for skin too like grape extract, peppermint and rose essential oils, orange blossom water, and lemon balm. It also smells amazing.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


get social


get more out of


Want the best, curated headlines and trends on the fly?

get more out of vita

Sign up for one, or sign up for all!