After watching Keke Palmer’s Not So Pretty docuseries, I was surprised at how unregulated United States beauty products are. I mean, we’re using these products that contain cancerous and other harmful materials in them on our bodies and even our faces! I went through all my skincare and makeups’ ingredients, and the results weren’t all that pretty either. Most of my mainstream drugstore beauty and skincare products were actually pretty toxic. How were they even allowed on shelves? Well, unlike in the United States, France places strict regulations on all their beauty products, and bans chemicals that are deemed potentially dangerous. This means companies products must be clean of all these scary ingredients before hitting French shelves. So, chances are, you’re playing it safe whenever you get your hands on some French beauty products.
On top of their cleaner ingredients, French beauty products are becoming all the rage for another reason altogether. The “french girl” look combines the “clean girl” aesthetic and the “perfectly effortless” ideas and rolls them up into one simple, classic, and sophisticated look that is understandably all the rage right now. So, whether you’re looking to hop on the trend, stay away from toxins in your beauty products, or both, keep on reading for the best French beauty products.
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Face Cream & Makeup Primer
Your average French girly swears by this product and its accessibility worldwide is pretty encouraging. I love the dual purpose, as this cream is both a moisturizer and a makeup primer, so you really are saving time in your routine, so you have more time to focus on what being perfectly effortless means.
Olive Oil Hand Cream
Why have products with a million ingredients when you can have products that harp on tried and true whole ingredients that have proven they can get the job done. olive oil has been used to moisturize for ages, and this French lavender and olive oil hand cream offers optimal, effective moisture without all the unnecessary stuff.
“Magic” Lip Cream
So you want the softest, prettiest, most disable lips out there? I’ve got you. This French cream is referred to as the “magic” cream because of how well it works for treating dryness. While it does work wherever you decide to apply it, this cream really works wonders on your lips. Apply after scrubbing and I doubt you will have felt anything softer or smoother.
Hyaluronic Acid Cream
Here in the U.S., we’re catching onto all the awesome properties of hyaluronic acid. However, our products highlighting that ingredient tend to have lots of unnecessary and sometimes dangerous other ingredients. This French cream, however, works wonders and holds even more hyaluronic acid, great for treating acne.
Which of these French beauty products will you try out? How do you feel about U.S. beauty regulations? Let us know in the comments!