Looking for the best things to buy in Paris? Do you want to know the best cheap makeup brands to buy in France? If you’re shopping for skincare and beauty products in Paris then you are in the right place! Here in the city, you can do all sorts of beauty shopping from drugstores, perfume shops or even department stores. INSIDR reveals the must-buy make-up products and where to buy cosmetics in Paris!
What you’ll find in this article:
– top products to buy from local pharmacies
– best beauty boutiques in Paris
– top department stores in Paris for 1-stop shopping
– exclusive gift vouchers so you can receive free skincare sets from Kiehl’s and L’Occitane!
Best beauty products to buy in Paris pharmacies
Most skincare and beauty lovers will tell you that French pharmacies are magical wonderlands. You can find a wide variety of skincare products and they are perfect even if you’re on a budget!
1. Hand & Nail cream from Caudalie
Caudalie specialises in grape-oriented anti-aging and skincare products. It is definitely a very ethical brand, saying no to all artificial preservatives, mineral oil and animal by-products. Their hand cream trio comes in 3 different scents: sauvignon, cabernet, and merlot. And you might have noticed that yes, those are grape varieties! Their hand cream guarantees a delicate scent and nourishing protection to your skin. It’s one of the best souvenirs to bring back home!
2. Lib balm from Nuxe
Rêve de miel is the one-of-a-kind lip therapy that every girl should have in their pocket! You can either take it as a normal lip balm, or apply a thick layer overnight as a wholesome lip mask! Nuxe is a reputed brand easily to be found in pharmacies, advocating the importance of the nature. Try their famous Huile Prodigieuse, one of their bestsellers that gives you a shiny beautiful skin!
|INSIDR Tip: Galeries Lafayette Haussmann has a really wide range of Nuxe products! And if your purchases go over 175€, you get a direct tax refund of 12%!|
3. Dry shampoo from Klorane
Klorane is another French brand that emphasizes the use of original natural ingredients. Their dry shampoo is super efficient in adding a great volume to and cleaning your hair with a simple shake and spray! Make sure you get one, because they uses ingredients such as oat milk, corn and rice starch. What a great botanical refreshment!
Best beauty products to buy in Paris boutiques and shops
1. Perfume from Jo Malone
Why buy a British fragrance in Paris? Simply because it’s way cheaper than anywhere else (surely, except in the UK)! It comes in a very convenient size that it fits your clutch perfectly, plus it has very original scents such as Wood Sage & Sea Salt and Earl Grey & Cucumber. It also does limited editions of scents that always go out of stock. Come mix and match and dare to go a bit playful with your own combinations!
|INSIDR Tip: We love the Jo Malone counter at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann! If you go souvenir shopping for your friends and family and spend 200€, you can get a free skincare set from Kiehl’s! Download the voucher below.|
Jo Malone – Le Marais
12 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003
Open daily from 11am-7pm; Saturdays from 10:30am-7:30pm
2. Skincare from Décleor
Known for its aromatherapy, Decléor excels in providing your skin with a stunning natural glow! They have a varied range of products from anti-fatigue, anti-aging to soothing and moisturising. It doesn’t matter which skin type you have, Decléor will have something that treats your body well. We love their Ultra-moisturising mask from their Hydra Floral line, with the essential oil, it will for sure give your skin a powerful hydrating plump!
Decléor is available in Sephora stores all over France.
Decléor Beauty Institute
36 Rue des Petits Champs, 75002
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-7:30pm, Monday from 12pm-7:30pm
3. Haircare from Kerastase
Not to be missed: Kérastase is a French luxury brand for hairstyle and hair care products. If you have long been struggling with your hair texture or quality, this Initialiste is the dream hair product you should get! with regular drops of it, your hair will be transformed to one that has great strength, shine, softness and substance.
Kerastase is available in Sephora stores all over France.
Best French Beauty Brands at Department Stores
1. Estée Lauder at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
What is so wonderful about Galeries Lafayette is that it has an all-inclusive beauty supply in the heart of Paris! Plus, from time to time they offer fabulous exclusive limited-edition make-up products or beauty collaborations with designer celebrities. Apart from Estée Lauder, they have all the big name brands in beauty like Chanel, Guerlain, Dior, Clarins, La Prairie, and By Terry!
|INSIDR Tip: This is where we recommend beauty lovers to shop because not only can you get a direct tax refund for spending over 175€, you can also get free gift sets from brands like Kiehl’s (for spending 200€) and L’Occitane (for spending 600€)! All you need to do is shop and present your INSIDR vouchers at their VIP concierge lounge!|
Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
40 Boueveard Haussmann, 75009
Open Monday to Saturday from 10am-8pm; Sunday from 11am-7:30pm
2. La Mer at Le Bon Marché
Want to bright up your skin which injecting a great amount of collagen? This Regenerating Serum from La Mer is your solution! It fights against aging and helps reducing your lines, pores and wrinkles. Pack this in your luggage home, so that your skin will always be refined and rejuvenated even you left Paris. It accelerates skin’s natural renewal process with marine plant stem cells to give you a firmer, younger-looking complexion!
Le Bon Marché
24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007
Open daily from 10am-8pm
INSIDR Tip: Marionnaud
A great place to get all your French Beauty needs is at Marionnaud! They have a huge and varied selection of all the best French Skincare and Beauty products! You can get all of our recommendations above and much more at their stores that are located all over Paris! Their large selection is sure to have any and all skincare and make-up products that you are looking for while in the city and their attendants can help you with any questions you may have about each of their products! It is the ultimate shop to get all your French Beauty Favorites!
If you’re planning on shopping at Marionnaud during your next Paris trip, download your INSIDR voucher! Enjoy a sweet 15% discount off any purchase plus another 12% tax refund for purchases over 175€!
Marionnaud – Champs-Elysées
104 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008
Open daily from 10am-8pm