Here at Upscale Living Magazine, we have compiled our very favorite French cosmetic brands and the products that you should try out this summer. Whether you’re looking for a nourishing body oil or a top sunscreen to protect against harmful rays, ooh la la, give these a go.
The Chantecaille French family brand creates luxurious makeup and skincare to make women’s lives, as they say, “easier, healthier and more beautiful.” The result of extensive research and technological innovation, its high-performance products are known for their high concentration of nourishing and revitalizing natural botanicals. We recommend trying their Poudre Lumière in the shade of rose which gives a subtle luminosity to the skin.
La Roche Posay
It’s vacation season and that means suncream. This is where La Roche Posay come in, as they lead the way with their range of protective products against the sun’s rays. their Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50 is perfect for those with sensitive skin, looking for a full, yet lightweight suncream coverage.
Founded in 1931 by pioneering medic Dr. Prosper Haller, Vichy is a French brand committed to taking care of sensitive skin. So if you have sensitive skin, this is the beauty brand for you. Try their Ideal Body Dry Oil, it’s enriched with 10 luxurious oils that give a radiant-looking satin finish to the skin.
NARS Quad Eyeshadow
The New NARS Quad Eyeshadow Palette has 4 velvety, smooth color shades that blend flawlessly when applying it, giving a beautiful eye finish. The shades include Sparkling pale gold, Sparkling metallic brass, Shimmering deep rust red, and Sparkling antique bronze.
Having suffered from hormone-related problems from a young age, Agent Nateur founder Jena Covello saw a gap in the market for skincare that worked for her. Believing the application of non-toxic products is as important to your health as nourishing food, each ingredient in her line is natural, effective and free from parabens and GMOs. Covello formulates Agent Nateur’s skincare products in Grasse, Paris and Los Angeles, and sources her ingredients from Europe where Jena visits the suppliers personally. We love their holi (oil) Refining Face Oil, for the best results use in the morning and evening.
Leonor Greyl Paris
Established in the late ’60s, Leonor Greyl Paris was one of the first hair care brands to create products from plants and natural ingredients. Its cult formulas are free from silicones, coal tar, parabens, and sodium laureth and have been developed to address a variety of hair and scalp concerns, drawing on the expertise fostered at its institute in Paris. A must try is their Travel Kit For Volume, perfect for your upcoming trip.