Known for their effortless approach to beauty – whether a Françoise Hardy-style just-woke-up-like-this fringe or a bare face, save for a lick of red lipstick – our French counterparts are equally low maintenance in the summertime. What are the staples that they absolutely love that we might not be so familiar with? Here, Dr Marine Vincent, a French woman and founder of The French Pharmacy, shares the top five to know about now. True to the French sensibility, they are multitasking and ultra-affordable.
“Cornflower is known to rapidly decongest puffy and tired eyes. Our grandmothers used this, then our mothers, and they passed it on to us. Keep it in the fridge, spray on cotton pads and apply as an eye mask.”