We have rounded up the top 10 products of this year, did your favourite make the list?
These are the most wanted, most searched for, don't leave 2019 without them...
Unfortunately the favourite Homeostick has been (temporarily?) discontinued but fear not because the lesser known but just as good if not better Dermophyl Indien is here to the rescue. This is probably the first 'beauty' product every French girl uses, I remember everyone having one on school ski trips. It has been around for a hundred years after all. The formula is second to none for chapped lips and it works wonder for deep deep hydration.
Dermatologist Dr. Lily Talakoub says “It is the best moisturizing body wash I have ever used in my life, I give it to every single patient—it’s so inexpensive, and I use it to wash my body as well as to shave my legs. It’s amazing.”
A favourite for any eczema sufferer and anyone with super dry skin, the formulation with vegetal biolipids and niacinamide protects your skin barrier. “Anything that’s lipophilic is going to penetrate the skin better, so in general, the penetration of products that works best is an ointment or oil, then a cream, then a lotion, then a gel,” explains Dr. Talakoub.
Used worldwide by celebrity hairstylists and French women for years, this dry shampoo instantly gives volume, texture and removes greasy residue from hair in between shampoo. Le crème de la crème of dry shampoo.
This all natural French brand has already cult status in France but is lesser known over here. A mask in stick form? you might ask, oui. It is so perfect for application, we wonder why all our masks don't come in stick form now. And it is multi-tasking as well; repairs, detoxes and purifies in 5 minutes! No wonder it's fast becoming a bestseller.
With one sold every 28 seconds throughout the world, this is more than a lip balm. You can use it on every part of the body that needs it.
This intensive nutritive formula, the potent blend of Honey, plant oils, Shea Butter and Grapefruit Essence delivers consistent hydration and protection without any stickiness. Perfect as an overnight lip treatment, this can also be mixed with a bit of brown sugar to gently exfoliate lips, or massaged into cracked cuticles to accelerate healing. It can also be applied to especially dry patches – if you have any eczema or psoriasis, this will soothe itchiness and encourage skin to repair itself.
Thanks to a raving review from Huda Beauty, this launch from Institut Esthederm has sold out in its first week. We couldn't agree more, try it and you'll never go back. It provides the ideal environment to help your skin naturally regenerate itself and thereby restore quality and firmness.
4. Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentré
No, this does not contain embryos as we are often asked. Originally prescribed by doctors and a real beauty secret, favoured by dermatologists for decades; a combination of ingredients of natural origin, rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins. Provides the skin with all the nutrients and water needed for its balance, and accelerates cell renewal. Embryolisse became cult also because so many makeup artists use it. Primer, moisturiser, hydrating mask... Embryolisse can do it all.
Biafine Act is a French bathroom cabinet staple and can be found in every French home. Bought as a general first aid cream, Biafine Act was originally developed for use on burn victims in hospitals to support skin healing by boosting cell production while simultaneously eliminating dead and damaged cells. This ointment is so common that basically if you are French, you have this in the medicine cabinet, and you will use it on everything from bruises to burns, dry skin, scars, and sunburn. If it is not bleeding or infected, this cream is for you. Ideal for post chemical peel and any cosmetic treatments leaving the skin in need of repair.
2. Filorga Time Filler Correction Cream
Filorga which was founded in 1978, creates products that promise similar anti-ageing effects to injectibles have in an at-home formula. Their Botox-like tripeptide limits muscular contractions and relaxes the skin for a younger-looking face. This cream which is like botox in a jar visibly reduces appearance of frown lines is reduced by 19% after just 3 days.
And the Number 1 is Collosol Eau de Lait
It has been a big year for Collosol Eau de Lait. This Cult French cleanser which was previously a french beauty secret you would get from the back room at La pharmacie has launched in the Uk and the Usa. And people are loving it. With celebrities such as the late Karl Lagerfeld literally bathing in it à la Cleopatra, this milky micellar water sold out four times when it launched. You can check the raving reviews in Get the Gloss, Harper's Bazaar and Cosmo if you still need more convincing...