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8 French beauty products you can buy in Canada

The Latest French Beauty Products — French Girl Beauty

French actress Brigitte Bardot in a still from the movie Le Mepris from 1963. Image by: Getty

Makeup & nails

8 French beauty products you can buy in Canada

Paris Fashion Week is about to begin, renewing our interest in the elusive French-girl aesthetic. Here, eight new beauty products from French brands that you can get without leaving the country. 

L’Occitane Verbena Refreshing Exfoliating Sugars

Fall weather (i.e. colder weather) is always a good time to bring a body scrub back into your shower routine. This one has verbena, a fresh, lemon-y scented herb, that grows wild in Provence. 

 

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L’Occitane Verbena Refreshing Exfoliating Sugars ($40), at loccitane.com.

 

Biologique Recherche Réparation U.V.

It's appropriate that this soothing post-sun treatment comes from the same company that makes Lotion P50—the exfoliating toner with a cult following—because sun protection and exfoliation go hand-in-hand. (Exfoliants make your skin more susceptible to sun damage—but you should wearing sunscreen regardless of whether you've been using one or not.) 

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Biologique Recherche Réparation U.V. ($134), at phsantebeaute.com.

 

Le Petit Marseillais Extra Gentle Shower Crème Lavender Honey

This body wash from top-selling brand Le Petit Marseillais (learn how to pronounce the name here) is ubiquitous in France, but just made it's way to Canadian shelves earlier this year. It's available in a handful of scents inspired by the south of France, but our favourite is this fresh lavender. 

 

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Le Petit Marseillais Extra Gentle Shower Crème Lavender Honey ($8), at walmart.ca.

 

Biotherm Aquasource Plump and Glow

This minty lip gloss gently plumps while leaving behind a rosy glow. 

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Biotherm Aquasource Plump and Glow ($23), at biotherm.ca.

 

Sisley-Paris White Ginger Contouring Oil for Legs

Perception is that French girls aren't as inclined to workout, so perhaps they are using this luxe toning oil from family-owned brand Sisley instead?  

 

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Sisley-Paris White Ginger Contouring Oil for Legs ($240), at holtrenfrew.com.

 

Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence

Caudalie's take on an essence—the Asian skincare step that falls somewhere between a face wash (in that it has active ingredients) and a toner (it has a watery texture)—contains both glycolic acid as well as the brand's signature grape extract. Leave on skin to brighten and hydrate. 
 
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Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence ($50), at sephora.com.

 

Decléor Aromessence Neroli Oil

This "oil serum" provides the benefits of neroli oil (hydrated skin that smells divine) in the texture of a serum. 

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Decléor Aromessence Neroli Oil ($79.50), at hbc.com.

 

French Girl Cuticle Oil

This company is not, in fact, French. It's American! But we love the name, and the combo of super hydrating argan, evening primrose, sea buckthorn and tamanu oils. 

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French Girl Cuticle Oil ($26), at frenchgirlorganics.com.

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8 French beauty products you can buy in Canada