The French beauty products I'm obsessing over right now
Ten days from now I’ll be in Saint Maarten with my feet in the sand and a frosty beverage in my hand, and let’s just say I’m looking forward to doing a lot of nothing for five days. The only “real” event on our agenda is a day trip to St. Barth’s, and I’m most looking forward to hoarding French beauty products that aren’t so easy to get here. With that said, there are a lot of France-based brands available on our shores, and my French pharmacy fantasy inspired me to round up a few of the latest and greatest…
Clarins is one of my go-to brands for skincare, and I just love their Lotus Face Treatment Oil, sunscreens and self-tanners. They’ve also made a name for themselves in the bodycare category, and I can’t even imagine how many gallons of their firming and cellulite-smoothing creams I’ve slathered on over the years. Well, now there’s a new one to try and I wish I had more time before my tropical getaway. It’s called Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert, and it might be Clarins’ most advanced slimming innovation to date. Featuring quince leaf and seven other plant-based active ingredients to reduce the appearance of cellulite while firming and smoothing the skin, this lightweight gel-cream is just the “liquid courage” I need to walk along la plage sans sarong.
I’m a big fan of Clarins makeup as well, and I’ll definitely be picking up one of the new Instant Light Lip Comfort Oils avant my voyage. With a blend of nourishing hazelnut and jojoba oils and a different extra botanical ingredient in each shade, this is just what I’ll need for glossy lips that can stand up to the sun and surf.
Everyone needs to refresh when heading straight from the beach to the bar (or anywhere else for that matter) and when a shower isn’t in the cards, hopefully Guinot’s new Eau Mirific is your bag. This lightly scented body mist hydrates post-soleil skin with passion flower oil as it soothes with mimosa extract. Can you say, oui si’l vous plait?
OK, this isn’t technically a beauty product but I’m obsessed with it nonetheless. I recently got into essential oils, but the diffuser I got from Amazon doesn’t come close to the chicness of Diptique’s Hourglass Diffuser 2.0. Available in six of Diptique’s delicious scents, just flip the diffuser over and enjoy a one-hour dose of fragrance. The upside is how happy your nose will be and how great your room will look, but the downside is that each $175 piece can only be refilled one time. I might have to wait until 3.0 comes out—but I’ll be coveting this and giving my Amazon diffuser the side-eye until then.