12 Cult-Favorite French Beauty Products You Can Buy on Amazon

We don’t know if it’s the unadorned packaging or ultra-effective formulas, but there’s something about a French beauty product that has a certain je ne sais quoi. And though we don’t have the luxury of booking a flight to la pharmacie on a whim, we can easily stock up on these 12 cult-favorites, thanks to Amazon.

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embryolisse lait creme concentre

Embryolisse Lait-crème Concentré

They don’t call it a miracle cream for nothing: This moisturizer also works as a primer and cleanser.

a313 vitamin a pommade

A313 Vitamin A Pommade

This do-it-all product can be used to treat blemishes, fine lines, stretch marks and enlarged pores. (Think of it as the French woman’s Retin-A, but gentler.)

BUY IT ($22)



The French have a thing for soothing skin care, like this ointment that makeup artists swear by for skin irritations and chapped lips alike.

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la roche posay effaclar duo

La Roche-posay Effaclar Duo Spot Treatment

Aka the French way to fight acne—with benzoyl peroxide and microexfoliating acids.

BUY IT ($20)

avene eau thermale

Avène Eau Thermale Face Mist

It’s more than just canned water. It’s canned water from France.

bioderma hydrabio serum

Bioderma Hydrabio Serum

This water-gel moisturizer softens dehydrated skin without leaving a slick of oil behind.

klorane dry shampoo

Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk

Even the French resort to dry shampoo between washes; this one has nourishing oat milk to refresh your strands.

bioderma sensibio h2h micellar water

Bioderma Sensibio H2o Micellar

This gentle cleanser would rank among our favorites even if it weren’t French. Its non-irritating formula removes the toughest mascara (yep, even waterproof).

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leonor greyl styling cream

Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel Styling Cream

Just a pea-size amount of this oil-infused styling cream will banish frizz, dry ends and flyaways.

cicabiafine body balm

Cicabiafine Baume Corporel

What’s the opposite of très chic? Flaky elbows and ashy knees. This luscious body balm will keep all your edges soft.

BUY IT ($25)

la roche posay anthelios 60

La Roche-posay Anthelios 60

SPF 60 meets lightweight texture in a sunscreen that never leaves a white cast, ever.

rene furterer vegetal texture spray

René Furterer Vegetal Texture Spray

The key to a messy-cool hairstyle lies in this hydrating finishing spray.


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Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...