Intrigued by French skin care products but not quite sure where to start? Let Reddit be your guide. We've mined the SkincareAddiction subreddit for tips on the best products and they've got a lot of exciting recommendations. From cult favorites like the iconic Embryolisse Concentrated Lait Cream to under-the-radar picks like the multi-purpose La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5, this skin care-loving community has you covered. Keep reading for 11 top French pharmacy picks you should be using — best of all, you can score them online, right here.
What would you say if we told you we could cut your beauty product budget in half (or more)? Thanks to the astute skin care addicts of Reddit, that's not as outlandish a statement as it seems. We've mined the skin care addiction subreddit for all the best product dupes of some of the most popular skin care products out there, from buzzy brands like Glossier and Drunk Elephant to luxury beauty counter faves like SK-II and Estee Lauder. Ready to meet your favorite product's cheaper doppelgänger? Read on for 11 amazing dupes.
Everyone thinks skin care tools are awesome until they actually try them for a few months. You know the scene: you bought an extremely pricey beauty gadget only to find your skin isn't brighter, smoother and your jawline looks as bumpy as a rock. You continue using it only because you can't imagine something so expensive not actually working. But sadly, it doesn't work and you're out $200.
The best acne products are essential for adults suffering from bad skin. While some women are lucky enough to outgrow teen acne (or skip it entirely — jerks), the rest of us need help dealing with the recurring blemishes in our 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. That's when this list of the best acne products — along with the ones you should avoid — becomes especially handy. With it, we can navigate the endless acne treatment options out there and hone in on the best acne products that will help us treat everything from cystic acne and the occasional monster zit to chin acne or recurring breakouts.
The saying is "an old hand" for a reason: experience and age go together, but do you really want an old-looking hand? Think about it—it's great to be an "old hand" when it comes to your career, hobbies and even relationships but no one wants to be "an old hand" in the literal sense. Sadly, most skin care brands target our eyes, face, neck and decollete, but very rarely do you spot a hand cream that doubles as a non-greasy hydrator designed to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Until now.
Ever find yourself idly researching the best dermatologists for botox and fillers in your area? Not, you know, for now — just for... someday. Luckily, even if you're not quite ready to pull the trigger on actual cosmetic dermatology, there are still tons of skin care products out there that deliver real results.
In the summer, it feels like you can't shower enough: The perfect storm of sweat, humidity and unrelenting heat join forces to create an overall sense of ickiness that sends most of us running to the water. All that showering comes with a price, though — it can actually strip your skin of vital moisture, causing dryness, itching, and other skin maladies.
Do you struggle daily trying to keep your face matte and your makeup in place? Do you identify as someone who has oily or combination skin? If you said yes to either of these questions, you're not alone. Many of us work hard to keep our makeup from sliding off and our faces from gleaming (sometimes only hours into our day).
Beauty has been going green in more ways than one. In addition to more vegan, cruelty-free products, we're seeing ones that are packed with superfoods plus fruits and vegetables. Similar to food and wellness trends, there are certain buzzy ingredients that seem to be everywhere. Watermelon is one of the hottest ingredients for summer, with the juicy fruit showing up in everything from masks to serums. Pomegranate, avocado and almost every leafy green have enjoyed their time in the spotlight. Now it's the divisive mushroom that's popping up in skin care launches, making it a perfect candidate for the next It ingredient.
It's been 17 years since Destiny's Child sang those famous words, but it seems everyone is finally ready for this jelly — jelly beauty, that is. Adding a little bit of fun into our everyday skin care regimens, jelly cleansers are making cleansing feel like less of a chore, jelly highlighters are providing a one-of-a-kind glazed look and jelly masks are giving skin major bounce.
There are no ifs, ands or buts about it — applying sunscreen is an absolute MUST. We're talking a nonnegotiable skin care step that you simply cannot skip. But here's the other (very important) part of the sun protection puzzle: Reapplication, which you really should be doing every two hours. And as militant as we are about sunscreen, reapplying that often seems, TBH, unattainable and unrealistic. That's where sunscreen powders come in. A quick dusting will give you the protection you need, without messing up your makeup, making powders choice for touch-ups throughout the day. (Not to mention that because they're powders, they also help tamp down unwanted mid-day shine.) Pro tip: To make sure you're fully shielding your skin from the sun, swipe an even coating across your entire face, twice. Check out eight of our favorite sunscreen powders here.
We get it, sunburns happen to the best of us. Even some of the most avid sunscreen wearers end up extra crispy after a day outdoors. Perhaps you knocked out for hours by the pool or maybe you were stuck somewhere extra sunny without your SPF stash to reapply.
If you're one of the many women who think eye creams are just another way for the cosmetic industry to get you to buy more skin care products, dermatologist Kenneth Beer, MD, PA, says you should reconsider. The skin around your eye is the thinnest layer of skin on your entire body, and therefore the most sensitive, he says. So using a cream made specifically for your eyes is crucial, especially as you age.
Sometimes the best substances that work wonders on skin come from unexpected places. Enter birch sap, otherwise known as birch juice and birch water. A common component of many Korean beauty products (and now in the West), it's derived from birch trees and "has an abundance of amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and minerals that help your skin retain moisture and protect the skin barrier function," according to Charlotte Cho, founder of popular K-beauty site Soko Glam. It's also said to provide more hydration to skin than hyaluronic acid, which has long been lauded for its moisture-boosting abilities.
It's the season of high-cut bikinis and tiny denim shorts. With more flesh on display, it might make you realize that your current beauty routine is a bit, um, face-centric and you'll be looking for products to show all areas of your body a little tender loving care. One area that deserves its own attention is your bum.
We tend to stick to the same three skin care basics: cleanser, moisturizer and sun protection (if we remember). Sure, a lot of women do the occasional face mask or splurge on a facial, but there is one super important step many tend to forgo too often: exfoliating.
Free radicals — we've all heard about them and seen at least one or two stories touting how the right products can reduce the effects of the dastardly particles. Yet few of us know what free radicals actually are. Before we move on to our radical-fighting skin care roundup, here's a little science lesson.
Finding effective eczema treatments is a tricky business. Anyone who suffers from eczema can tell you how hard it is to find a product that will provide more than just temporary relief. When your dry, itchy skin keeps you up and scratching all night, it's time to take some action. For some eczema sufferers, this means turning to prescription creams or even steroids (yep, steroids) to control the pain.