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12 Popular French Beauty Products You Can Find at Canadian Drug Stores

French pharmacies are known for being filled with beauty gems that are super effective, ideal for sensitive skin, and boast drug store prices. Here are the most popular ones (they're loved by models, makeup artists actresses, the lot) that are available at drug stores right here in Canada.

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Best French beauty products available in Canada | Avène Thermal Spring Water

Avène Thermal Spring Water

This naturally-sourced water spray hydrates and soothes skin, calming redness and irritation. Work in a dry office? Frequent flier? Experience skin sensitivities? Keep this spray on-hand (it also comes in a handy travel size) for instant relief.

Avène Thermal Spring Water, $22, shoppersdrugmart.ca

(Here are a few other French beauty products we love, found at department stores and major beauty retailers.

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Best French beauty products available in Canada | Bioderma Atoderm Cream

Bioderma Atoderm Cream

Ultra-nourishing and hydrating, this body cream is ideal for anyone with dry skin (or anyone trying to recover from a frosty Canadian winter). It checks all the boxes: Not too watery, not too thick, boasts a faint feminine fragrance.

Bioderma Atoderm Cream (2 Pack), $30, shoppersdrugmart.ca

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Best French beauty products available in Canada | Bioderma Sensibio

Bioderma Sensibio

Topping every French girl’s list of beauty essentials is this micellar water by Bioderma. It removes makeup effortlessly and cleanses skin without stripping it or causing irritations.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution, $20, shoppersdrugmart.ca

(Check out our lazy girl’s guide to removing makeup.)

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Best French beauty products available in Canada | Boiron Cicadermine

Boiron Cicadermine

Called “Homeoplasmine” in France, this all-purpose ointment deserves a spot in everyone’s medicine cabinet (or if you’re like me, handbag). It’s a balm that can heal any irritation (it’s sold in France as a nipple cream for breastfeeding mothers), but it makes a wonderfully hydrating, plumping lip balm. (Have super dry lips? See a lips exfoliator we love.)

Boiron Cicadermine, $10, well.ca

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Best French beauty products available in Canada | Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

This face cream has acquired quite the cult following. Celebrity and backstage makeup artists love it for its hydrating, skin-priming abilities, while the lazy set love that it can act as a makeup remover, face cleanser, and face moisturizer. Need another reason to give it a try? Beyoncé uses it.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, $39, shoppersdrugmart.ca

(Have blemishes? See the best moisturizers for acne-prone skin.)

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Best French beauty products available in Canada | Filorga Time-filler Night

Filorga Time-Filler Night

Go into any French pharmacy, and you’ll likely see someone loading up their basket with Filorga products. One of their top sellers is this anti-aging night cream, which boasts hyaluronic acid and exfoliants to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth the skin’s surface, and offer deep hydration.

Filorga Time-Filler Night, $98, shoppersdrugmart.ca

(Check out dermatologists’ anti-aging tips.)

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Best French beauty products available in Canada | Klorane Golden Highlights Shampoo and Conditioner

Klorane Golden Highlights Shampoo and Conditioner with Camomile Extract

Klorane is known for their super gentle natural hair products, and this shampoo-conditioner duo is no different. These products not only nourish and silken strands, but also enhance blonde highlights for a sunkissed look.

Klorane Golden Highlights Shampoo with Camomile Extract, $13, well.ca | Klorane Conditioner with Chamomile – Blond Highlights, $13, shoppersdrugmart.ca

(See what the wrong shampoo could be doing to your scalp.)

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Best French beauty products available in Canada | Klorane Dry Shampoo

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

Everyone from ultimate French girl Jeanne Damas to Paris-frequenter Gwyneth Paltrow raves about this dry shampoo. Formulated with oat milk, it’s gentle on hair while it absorbs oil and gives locks that tousled, French-girl texture. (Before you try it, read about how to use dry shampoo the right way.)

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk – Ultra gentle, $13, shoppersdrugmart.ca

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Best French beauty products available in Canada | La Roche Posay Pigmentclar Eyes

La Roche Posay Pigmentclar Eyes

La Roche Posay is a popular French skin care brand beloved by dermatologists everywhere for its formulas that are great for sensitive skin—like the delicate skin around the eyes. This eye cream moisturizes the skin while targeting blue and brown dark circles (yes, there are two kinds of dark circles).

La Roche Posay Pigmentclar Eyes, $49, shoppersdrugmart.ca

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Best French beauty products available in Canada | Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil

This moisturizing oil offers a satiny, hydrated finish to dry skin and hair. I spray it on my legs in the summer before leaving my home to give them a gleam.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil, $49, shoppersdrugmart.ca

(Learn about the oils your skin needs.)

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Best French beauty products available in Canada | Nuxe Rêve de Miel® Honey lLp Balm Ultra-Nourishing and Reparing

Nuxe Rêve de Miel® Honey Lip Balm

Using the nourishing benefits of honey, this lip balm repairs lips keeping them supple, even in Canada’s coldest months of the year. Apply it at night, and you’ll wake up with a full, hydrated pout.

Nuxe Rêve de Miel® Honey Lip Balm Ultra-Nourishing and Reparing, $17, shoppersdrugmart.ca

Next, check out our roundup of new and noteworthy beauty products.