Top 10 French Beauty Products

The Most Coveted French Beauty Products

The Most Coveted French Beauty Products

What can we say? The French have that special something. Yet it can be a bit hard to define. What do we call it? Oh yeah… Je ne sais quoi! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist). Jokes aside, the French have long been known for their chic style, and we don’t just mean in terms of fashion. Long a trendsetter in the beauty world, the French know what they’re doing when it comes to crafting premium products that will improve any fall beauty palette. These top ten French beauty products are incredibly coveted, so know you’ll be in the upper echelon of taste when you wisely add any (or all!) to your makeup bag. We made our selections using our algorithm (which is totally unique to Rank & Style) to pick the top ten products in terms of sales, buzz, and user reviews, so you can rest assured you’re getting the cream of the crop. Excuse our French, but these products effing rule. Opening image: madewell.com

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August 17, 2018

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CAUDALÍE Beauty Elixir
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CAUDALÍE Beauty Elixir

BEST FOR: Shrink yours when you treat your face to this invigorating mist that immediately tightens your pores, smoothes features and reinvigorates your complexion. 

USERS SAID: "I always feel like I just came out of a spa when I use this product. My face feels tingly, cool and rejuvenated. I love the herbal smell of it which is not overpowering. When I travel I take it with me for that clean and fresh feeling. It revives me after a long flight."

Rene Furterer STYLING Vegetal Finishing Spray Satin Finish

BEST FOR: Editors claim this hairspray is best for providing a light hold that softens hair while adding the perfect amount of texture. 

USERS SAID: "I love this product. After blow drying my hair I spray it lightly with Rene Futerer and it keeps my hair looking good all day without feeling sticky or smelling like hairspray."

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil

BEST FOR: You can use this multi-purpose dry oil pretty much anywhere, which is exactly the point. Six essential oils combine to nourish, repair and soften your face, body, and hair. Easily absorbed, it’ll leave whatever surface you put it on soft and moisturized but never greasy. 

USERS SAID: "I use this product to moisturize my face, to remove makeup, and to add shine/moisture to my hair before I blow dry. It truly is a multi-functional product! It truly is liquid gold!"

Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel

BEST FOR: Time to say bye-bye to blemishes when you lather up with this soapless gel cleanser that strips away impurities and excess oil without also robbing your skin of its necessary oils and moisture.

USERS SAID: "Oh my gosh this stuff is amazing! It has a light pleasant scent, not too sudsy, cleans like a dream! Your skin will feel squeaky clean. Tightens pores and takes makeup off easily. Love this stuff, and will never buy any other cleanser again!"

La Roche-Posay Anthelios AOX Face Sunscreen SPF 50

LOVED FOR: This product is known for hydrating and brightening skin while protecting it. Beauty plus protective perks make this an immediate must-have.

BEST FOR: "This is by far the best sunscreen I've ever bought. I was so excited to find there was finally a lightweight sunscreen serum out there, and that it was SPF 50 to boot!"

Vichy Mineral 89 Daily Skin Booster

USERS SAID: “I use it in the morning before work for a pop of freshness and hydration. A little goes a long way and it really give[s] my dry skin a super hydrated boost.”

LOVED FOR: This water-based moisturizer has 15 minerals that quickly absorb into the skin and fight against pollution, stress, and fatigue. 

L'Occitane Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil

Best Overall

This shower and bath oil has the most indulgent almond scent, plus a unique texture that turns into foam as it's lathered. It leaves the skin soft and silky, making it great for shaving too.

"I won't spend $29 on a cleanser unless I really love it, and I really love this one. It smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling so soft. It's also super gentle and doesn't irritate my eczema. Go ahead and buy a few—it makes for a great gift!"—Kate Ferris, Editor

La Roche‑Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream

BEST FOR: Those with combination or oily skin will love this cleanser. It cleanses and purifies sensitive skin while keeping your skin’s essential oils, and plays well with other topical solutions for acne and dry skin. 

USERS SAID: "This is an amazing foam facial wash. It takes a very small amount and feels luxurious on the face during and after washing face. I have sensitive normal/oily skin and have found this extremely beneficial to my skin regiment."

Bioderma Crealine TS H2O Micelle Solution

BEST FOR: Cleansing sensitive skin—this micellar water is alcohol-free and fragrance-free

HELPFUL TIP: Cleanse your face of dirt, oil, and makeup when you apply this clear solution using a cotton pad or wipe. 

Embryolisse Lait-creme Concentre

BEST FOR: This essential product can be used as a primer, moisturizer, and a makeup remover, easily making it our new favorite product for travel.

USERS SAID: "This is a wonderful discovery. A pea size of this cream work moisturizes for the whole day. My face feels instantly relieved when I apply. It does not feel greasy either. It beats a lot of the more costly products I tried. Highly recommend."

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