Cliché alert! I have always felt a certain pull towards French beauty and culture. Then I found out we have a French ancestor. French beauty holds its own kind of specialness, embodying a down-to-earth and chic persona. Even if you think you can never achieve that special “je ne se quoi”, you can still fall in love with the best of french beauty. The beauty products.
Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oak Milk – Admittedly, I have tried a lot of dry shampoos. It is not the no-wash convenience I am attracted to, it is the freshness and body. Although my hair is not necessarily pin straight, without styling it can be flat and limp. Klorane has created one of the first botanical dry shampoos that were safe for new mothers and even after four decades, it remains to be the best. My scalp and hair feel smooth and gently protected, all the while keeping up with the volume and texture I want. If you can get your hands on the this cult-favorite, there really is no need for a substitute.
Avène Thermal Spring Water – My second French beauty obsession is a classic. Avène has a long dedicated history of making effective skincare products for sensitive skin. Incorporating a facial spray into your skincare routine is easy and comes with more benefits than you might think. Besides being refreshing and calming, the simple power of thermal spring water means you can use this spray as a multitasker. Its healing and softening effects have saved me on a number of occasions. Once, when I had a chemical peel and needed to get rid of inflammation, plus flaking, and a second time when I needed to heal a sunburn.
Vichy Pureté Thermale Toner – I have been trying to incorporate a toner into my skincare regimen again for some time now and since no one does skincare as well as some French brands, I had to try Vichy. Vichy is widely available throughout the US and makes some great face masks as well. Their Pureté Thermale Toner is ultra-gentle and alcohol-free so your skin feels comfortable and refreshed, but the biggest benefit is its moisturizing power. In fact, this toner induces an approximate 27% increase in measured moisture after 1 hour and 18% after 4 hours. I love using it because it leaves my dry skin feeling soft, just the right amount of slightly damp and ready for the next step in my routine.