• Melissa Morales

The Ultimate Guide: Citypharma in Paris

I live and breathe skin care products, and sometimes that obsession can break the bank. Prior to my solo trip in Paris (read here), I conducted some pretty thorough research on holy grail french beauty products and the best places to purchase them. In Paris, there is literally a pharmacy located on every corner but the best pharmacy is City Pharma located on 26 Rue de Four. City Pharma has all the best products for the lowest prices in the city. Be sure to head there early because the pharmacy gets crowded with tourists and locals alike. All the products are in french, however, there are plenty of friendly staff members ready to help answer any questions. My suggestion: research what you want ahead of time with pictures. Here are some of my favorite products:

1-La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Eye Cream

Packed with hyaluronic acid, this eye cream works immediately! It reduces under eye bags and puffy eyes while providing extreme hydration. City Pharma sells it for €10. You can also get it in Target for about $30, yikes!

2-Caudalíe Beauty Elixir-

Who doesn't love this beauty elixir. It smells amazing and feels refreshing all while providing a burst of radiance! I purchased the 3.4 fl oz bottle for €38. The small 1oz bottle costs $18 at Sephora.

3-Embryolisse Face Cream-

This face cream has multiple uses. You can use it as a moisturizer, makeup primer, or overnight mask. It smells amazing and it's great for sensitive skin.

4-Klorane Dry Shampoo-

If you've ever used a dry shampoo to lengthen the lifetime of a blowout but experienced white streaks afterwards, this oatmeal infused dry shampoo will not let you down. It even gives you instant volume.

5-Bioderma Micellar Water-

This is my favorite micellar water. It removes all my makeup, even the stubborn waterproof eyeliners and mascara with ease.

6-Klorane Shampoo-

This is a great all natural, cruelty-free shampoo to revive dry hair. I purchased the 13.5 fl oz bottle for €10, you can also find it in Sephora for $20.


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