By Nicole Berrie
Illustration by Kelly Lasserre
IT’S NO SECRET THAT PARISIANS HAVE A CERTAIN ALLURE THAT WE AMERICANS ARE COMPLETELY CHARMED BY. Is it their scent? Their attitude? Their style? Whatever it is, we want what they’re having. In that spirit, we’ve rounded up our favorite French products that if don’t make us look/sound/seem French, at least we feel like it.
1. Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre
This cult product is available at French pharmacies throughout Paris and is usually sold out if not running low on stock. We love the completely grease-less texture and they way it absorbs instantly into our pores. We also hear they use it on newborn babies so if it’s good enough for France’s bebes, it’s good enough for us.
2. Le Saunier du Camargue Sea Salt
Simply the best.
3. Maille Dijon Mustard
Our favorite addition to any salad vinaigrette, this tangy condiment could not be more French, or more tasty.
4. Bensimon Sneakers
Is there any French girl worth her weight in Clarins that doesn’t own a pair of these classic kicks? We love their simplicity and innate chic-ness.
5. Caudalie Eau de Beaute Beauty Elixir
Models and beauty mavens alike cherish this classic French mist that feels as though you’ve had an instant facial the moment you spritz some on your face. Using natural ingredients, this wonder products tightens, refreshes and brightens skin in one fell swoop. We find that it’s the perfect gym bag addition for a post-workout refresh.