There used to be a time when you had to stock up on half a years supply of these products when visiting France, but now the UK has coined on to the popularity of these brands and they are now available in most (decent) pharmacies. These are the brands that models swear by.
This gentle cleanser removes all makeup and dirt while still being as kind to your skin as pure water. Great for sensitive skin (£3-9.99)
This cult classic is now available in the UK thanks to BeautyMart. The Lait Creme Concentré is one of Makeup Artists’ and Models’ favourite moisturisers. It contains Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, beeswax and soy proteins. (£13)
This brand has some great best sellers, and quite a few stockists in the UK including SpaceNK. They have hero products such as Vinexpert Firming Serum (£45), Divine Oil (£27) and SOS Morning Eye Rescue (£18). However, although they are a pharmacy brand, these are not pharmacy prices. This stuff is hella expensive, so maybe not for everyday.
- Eau Thermale Avene
These products are so pretty to look at, and they have a huge range of products to tackle all kinds of skin problems from rosacea to psoriasis. My favourite Avene product is their Spring Water spray (£10). This is a cooling spray that stays cool. Perfect in summer when you feel all grotty from the tube, or for using in a hot car. I don’t know why it feels so much cooler than other water sprays, but it just does.
Klorane is a hair care brand that also does makeup remover. Their hero product is their gentle dry shampoo, but they also have a range of shampoos and conditioners using plant products to suit all hair problems. Their conditioner was a bit heavy for my fine hair but for thick hair it would be perfect.