If you were to transcribe a conversation between two beauty editors in Microsoft Word and control-F the words “French beauty,” it would probably show up around 200 million times (a very scientific guess). Eavesdrop on our conversation and you’ll most likely hear queries such as How do French women eat so much bread and stay thin? and Which micellar water is your favorite? We’ve pretty much exhausted the topic of French beauty at this point, except for one thing—we never will. The power of sheer will knows no bounds.
This time, however, we thought we’d take a break from our endless questions (but seriously, though—will this baguette make me look like Clémence Poésy?) and turn the spotlight on the French products non–beauty editors can’t stop raving about. To sift through the (internet) chatter, we enlisted the help of our friends at Rank & Style, a site that aggregates the top-rated and buzz-worthies beauty and fashion products on the web. Want to know what your fellow Francophiles are obsessing over? What about the number one French beauty product on the internet? Keep scrolling to see!
It’s no surprise that the buzziest French beauty product on the interwebs is from French pharmacy brand La Roche-Posay. It is somewhat surprising that it’s this foaming cleanser, since most of us associate the gentle brand with killer sunscreens and lotions that are perfect for sensitive skin. So what makes this cleanser special?
First of all, it’s fragrance- and preservative-free, making it perfect for anyone struggling with skin irritations like rosacea, eczema, dermatitis, or just general sensitivity. With a pleasantly short ingredient list featuring soothing ingredients like glycerin and sorbitol, it’s the perfect way to remove your makeup and gently cleanse without stripping your skin and leaving it with that super-tight feeling.