Sorry to be such an inevitable cliché, but French beauty products have a certain je ne sais quoi that simply can’t be ignored. Beautiful ingredients, clean formulations, gorgeous packaging, try as we might, our obsession runs deep. And it doesn’t help that our favorite celebrities, makeup artists, and all-around beauty icons encourage said obsession by consistently favoring beloved brands like Bioderma, Caudalie, Leonor Greyl, Talika, Darphin, By Terry, and so many more.
What with it being the season of gifting and showing our love, we decided to compile the ultimate French beauty capsule chock full of the best French brands—and the top-selling formulas from each—we know you’ll try and instantly fall head over heels for. Oh, and just in case you’re wanting to get ahead of the shopping curve, they also make amazing gifts. Ahead, 15 cult-loved French hair, skin, and makeup staples every beauty lover should try in their lifetime. Keep scrolling!