Walk into any mainstream store in France offering beauty products, such as Sephora, Printemps, Galleries Lafayette, Marionnaud and you’ll find mostly the same products for skincare and cosmetics you can buy anywhere.
Some specialist French hair and beauty brands are making it to the UK, such as Leonor Greyl (upscale hair care) at SpaceNK, and Nuxe at Marks & Spencer, but it’s not like walking into a French pharmacy and finding all the products by all the wonderful quality skincare brands such as Lierac, La Roche Posay, Filorga, Nuxe Bio, Vichy and Avene.
If you’ve never shopped French specialist beauty brands you’ve missed out. They’re excellent, and for the most part far less expensive than their ‘superbrand’ counterparts.
Lierac is my all time favourite of these brands – and the brand I have used the most - I’ve tried many of their products.
Lierac Hydra Body Scrub,
Masque Confort, – hydrating masque
Gommage Douceur, – exfoliating face cream
Masque Eclat, – leave under your makeup
Mesolift Serum – day and night serum
Mesolift Fondant Cream – moisturiser
If you want to order Lierac or another French pharmacy brand online, for the best selection I have found pay a visit to Farmaline, based in The Netherlands, who offer a huge range of brands and products, some you’ll have heard of and some probably not.
Farmaline will deliver to you using DPD and offer fast shipping to the UK plus discounted prices. What’s not to love?