Must buy cosmetics in France 2024

Best beauty products in French pharmacies: Darphin, La Roche Posay, Nuxe, Sisley, Uriage, Puréality, Caudalie…

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When we think of French women, we think of their effortless elegance, inherent grace, and beauty, magnificent simplicity and charm... Most of the fashion and beauty trends come from France, and it is these women who are a real standard of subtle style and impeccable taste. French women are confident, they know how to enjoy life and treat themselves with love and care at any age. They do not like to spend a lot of time and money on skincare and makeup, rarely visit beauticians, and always look great. What is their secret? In addition to independence and unfailing love of life, the true secret of charm, of course they also use beauty products of market-leading French cosmetic companies which help them to maintain beautiful and healthy skin throughout life.

Here we introduce you to some trendy beauty products that can be found in Parisian pharmacies and that are well known for their quality and effectiveness, as well as dietary supplements that can help you maintain good health. Click on the link below to be redirected to the specific section of the article:

Facial Skincare and cosmetics

Body and Hair Care products

Dietary supplements

If you are planning to shop in Paris, we advise you to use our special 10% off coupon at Parapharmacy Monge (click here to download it). You can also get a 15% tax refund for the purchase of more than 100 euros.

 

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Facial skincare and cosmetics

We have selected some of the most efficient and trendy French cosmetics here! You will find multipurpose oils, boosters, masks, serums, moisturizers, eye contour creams, and sunscreens (they are listed below according to the sequence of a beauty routine). The most important rule in skincare is to use cosmetics suitable for your skin type, because the needs of dry, oily or combination skin are significantly different. You may consult your dermatologist or professional cosmetician to define your skin type, or seek for pharmacists advices.

 

Huile Prodigieuse (Nuxe)

What to buy in Paris cosmetics skincare Huile Prodigieuse

 Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is an iconic cocktail of precious botanical oils that nourishes and repairs the face, body, and hair. It infuses your skin with an irresistible satin sheen with no oily finish thanks to its dry touch texture.

How to use it?

Before applying the oil, warm it in your hands. On your face, smooth over from the center towards the outer contours. On your body, apply in circular movements (bust, legs, etc.), paying particular attention to very dry areas of skin and/or stretch marks. On your hair, spray 1 or 2 pumps of product into the palm of your hand and apply to the lengths and ends as often as required. For an intense conditioning treatment, apply once or twice a week as a mask all over your hair. Leave on for at least 10 minutes before shampooing your hair. For an ultimate relaxation experience, pour a few drops of oil into the warm water of your bath.

Perfect for: it can be used by anyone, as it has many different purposes

 

BREATHE: Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser (Pureality)

Pureality Breathe cleanser made in France

This soap-free, fragrance-free gel cleanser is designed to cleanse without drying the skin and effectively removes make-up, including eye make-up. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, its innovative formula rinses away easily. This gentle cleanser eliminates excess sebum and impurities while providing a subtle exfoliating action with fruit-derived AHAs. The AHA component helps to soften and brighten the skin for a radiant complexion.

 How to use it?

Apply Gel Cleanser to moistened skin and massage into a lather. Focus on blemished areas and rinse thoroughly with water. After cleansing, follow with our RESET Balancing Essence.

Perfect for: Whether you're looking to cleanse, purify or revitalize your skin, Breathe offers a refreshing solution to your skincare routine.

 

Fundamental pre-care Lotion (NYM)

french lotion toner NYM

Toning completes the cleansing process by conditioning your skin for treatment and adding replenishing ingredients that support your skin’s health. A lotion is similar to a toner but has a better moisturizing ability than toner. NYM fundamental pre-care lotion hydrates, soothes, and stimulates the skin, preparing it to receive all the benefits of the Serum.

How to use it?

After cleansing the skin, place a few drops in the hand and spread them with the fingertips over the entire face and neck, massaging them in gently.

Perfect for: all skin types, even dehydrated and reactive skins

 

REVIVE, regenerating Essence (Pureality)

Revive Essence Pureality french cosmetics

This multi-award-winning patented essence is renowned for its ability to effectively rejuvenate tired skin. As the essential first step in your skincare routine, it prepares your skin for optimal absorption of subsequent products. Fragrance-free and suitable for all skin types, especially mature skin, REVIVE effectively targets fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation (dark spots) and dullness for a radiant, healthy complexion thanks to its potent peptides and oat beta-glucane.

How to use it?
Activate by pouring the REVIVE Purifying Ampoule into the RESET Essence bottle, then gently pat a few drops onto cleansed skin morning and night.

Perfect for: all skin types, recommended for mature skins, to fight dullness and dark spots

 

 Elixir du Rivage, lifting and tightening booster (Algologie)

Algologie Elixir du Rivage booster

Elixir du Rivage is a High-performance booster treatment with light-reflectors that brighten the complexion. It combats sagging skin, the wrinkles appear to fade, and its "lifting" texture gives the skin a smoother appearance. Algologie products, made in the French north-western region of Bretagne, are doing local sourcing of their natural marine active ingredients. 97% of the ingredients are of natural origin. 

How to use it ?

Apply a few drops morning and/or evening to the face, neck and décolleté, before the care cream

Perfect for: improving suppleness and elasticity of the skin

 

Mineral 89 (Vichy)

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One of the best-selling products of the well-known pharmaceutical French brand Vichy is a daily booster for any skin exposed to an aggressive external environment. It contains a high concentration of Vichy mineral thermal water (89%), which helps strengthen the protective properties of the epidermis and hyaluronic acid - the main weapon in the struggle for beautifully smooth skin.

How to use it?

After cleansing, apply 2 drops of the Vichy Mineral 89 Serum onto your skin and spread evenly over the face until fully absorbed. You can use Mineral 89 as the first step in your skincare routine or as your everyday moisturizer.

Perfect for: any skin type, as it does not contain parabens, silicone, perfumes and alcohol, it is hypoallergenic, so it is suitable even for very sensitive skin.

 

 Emulsion écologique formule avancée (Sisley)

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The universal Ecological Compound advanced formula adapts to suit the needs of every skin type to help it function optimally. Its pH is as close as possible to that of the skin, and the product is suitable for all skin types.

It promotes a balanced microbiome and stimulates the skin’s natural defense mechanisms (against pollution, smoke, free radicals, etc.), contributes to the optimal activity of the skin’s vital functions, and lastingly hydrates and nourishes the skin to leave it more comfortable and supple. Balanced, strengthened and revitalized, the skin is more resilient and its quality is visibly improved. Its fluid, comfortable, and non-greasy “second-skin” texture leaves the skin matte.

How to use it?

Use light motions to apply the Ecological Compound advanced formula to a clean and dry face and neck in the morning and evening. It can be applied alone or before any other skincare product to optimize the rest of the routine.

Perfect for: It is suitable for men and women of all ages, whatever their skin type is

 

Vinoperfect Serum (Caudalie)

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Caudalie anti-dark spots and radiance serum is both effective and gentle on the skin, correcting dark spots and preventing them from appearing. It acts on all types of dark spots (sun, acne, melasma, age) and is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

How to use it?

Apply the Vinoperfect Serum morning and evening to the face, neck and décolleté. Leave to absorb before applying your cream. For a flawless, luminous tan, apply the Vinoperfect Serum before your sunscreen if you are going out in the sun.

Perfect for: All skin types, with/prone to dark-spots

 

Elixir de l'Archipel (Algologie)

booster elixir archipel made in Bretagne Algologie

Elixir de l'Archipel is a serum enriched with Marine Prebiotic & Postbiotic to reduce blemishes, balance and unify the skin. It particularly suits problematic skin and reduces by 63% pimples in only a month. 98% of its ingredients are of natural origin.

How to use it?

Morning and/or evening, apply 3 to 5 drops with your fingertips to the entire face, before your moisturizer.

Perfect for: problematic skin prone to blemishes and pimples

 

Mela B3 Serum (La Roche-Posay)

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La Roche-Posay Mela B3 Dark Spot Corrector Serum with Niacinamide is a discoloration serum to visibly correct persistent dark spots, while respecting the natural tone of all skin.

How to use it?

Fill the dropper with serum and Apply 3-4 drops on clean skin in the morning and evening..

Perfect for: reducing sunspots, age spots, and post-acne marks

 

Intral Soothing & Fortifying Serum (Darphin)

Darphin intral serum Paris France

Darphin Intral Soothing & Fortifying Intensive Serum is an expert serum to help soothe the appearance of irritation and fortify skin. Enriched with Soothing Postbiotic ferment and Vitamin B5, it helps inhibit the look of redness and irritation for more balanced-looking skin.

How to use it?

Apply 2 to 3 pumps morning and evening before your cream for a 4-week period. Use when skin needs a powerful, Intensive treatment to help it recover.

Perfect for: Sensitive skin, Reactive & irritated looking skin, Redness prone skin

 

Hydrabio Hyalu+ Serum (Bioderma)

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Hydrabio Hyalu+ is a serum with hyaluronic acid and niacinamide that stimulates your own collagen and hyaluronic acid production, resulting in long-lasting hydration & clinically proven anti-ageing results, for radiant & glowing skin.​

How to use it?

Apply Hydrabio Hyalu+ Sérum on your face and neck, after cleansing and toning. Gently massage until fully absorbed. 

Perfect for: normal to dehydrated & dry skin

 

Concentré éclaircissant teint parfait (Condensé Paris)

Condensé Paris concentré éclaircissant

The Perfect Lightening Serum restores skin’s radiance and even complexion through a 6-week intensive beauty treatment. The product is very high in natural active ingredients that combat patchy skin tone (reduced in intensity and surface) and brighten the complexion. Its light, translucent texture softly dissolves on the skin.

How to use it?

Apply two or three doses of the serum to the fingertips and lightly massage onto the skin working from the center to the edges of the face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Use in the morning before applying day moisturizer and in the evening, before using night cream.

Perfect for: fighting dark spots and restoring skin's radiance

 

Depiderm Serum (Uriage)

Uriage serum depiderm

Brown spots on the face, neck, or décolleté area are the result of an association between hormonal variations (pregnancy, contraception, puberty) and external aggressions (UVB/UVA, blue light, pollution). Uriage Depiderm Booster Serum is a care against dark spots, concentrated in active ingredients and designed to unify, smooth, and brighten the skin of your face. It promotes the reduction of brown spots and revives the skin's radiance. The formula is based on Mela technology, which helps regulate melanin synthesis to correct dark spots and prevent their appearance.

How to use it?

Apply 2 to 3 drops on clean skin in the morning and evening before the cream. Avoid the area around the eyes.

Perfect for: skins with hyperpigmentation and brown spots

 

Serum absolu fondamental (NYM)

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100% of  Natural origin, NYM absolute fundamental serum contains 4% of neem oil extract, which is anti-inflammatory and hydrating, and organic argan oil to neutralize free radicals and fight against the signs of skin aging, to restore elasticity and suppleness to the skin.

How to use it?

Apply morning and evening to the face, neck, and décolletage.

Perfect for:  mature skin, dry/dehydrated skin lacking comfort and elasticity

Mela Serum (Topicrem)

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Mela Anti-Dark Spot Radiance Serum corrects spots and prevents their appearance. It unifies and revives the radiance of the complexion. Its fresh, ultra-light, and fluid texture hydrates the skin while being very pleasant to apply.

How to use it?

Take 1 hazelnut of product in the palm of your hand, heat the serum by pressing it between both palms. Apply the serum and gently massage.

Perfect for: all skin types suffering from dark spots/hyperpigmentation

 

Biology Serum Night Peel (Aderma)

biology serum night dark spots marks

Aderma Biology Night-Peel Serum is a daily peel applied in the evening for acne-prone skin aged 15 and over. Formulated with plant-derived acids, this natural exfoliant smoothes and unclogs blackheads, helps eliminate blemishes and reduce persistent marks. The serum helps to control excess oil production, helping maintain balanced skin.

How to use it?

 Apply once daily to clean and dry face, in the night.

Perfect for: acne prone skins

 

Crème Voluptueuse (Lierac)

Where to buy LIERAC in France

The voluptuous cream is a premium anti-aging treatment ideal for dry skins, specifically formulated to correct all signs of aging: deep wrinkles, loss of density, slackening, dark spots, slackened pores and uneven skin texture. It's ultra-comfort melting formula nourishes intensely and durably the skin.

How to use it?

Apply morning and/or night all over the face, and massage until fully absorbed.

Perfect for: mature and ageing skins

 

Crème de jour fondamentale (NYM)

NYM Creme de jour Paris French moisturizer

A Day Cream hydrates the skin and works like a protective shield against environmental influences. NYM Fundamental Day Cream is a light, velvety, soothing, and protective moisturizer that uses the exceptional properties of Neem to make the skin glow with radiance and reduce redness.

How to use it?

Apply in the morning after your toner and serum, apply a moderate amount of cream directly to your face and spread it using your fingers and going in gentle massaging motions.

Perfect for: combination to dry skin. Effective on dehydrated and reactive skins.

 

 Sisleÿa L'Intégral Anti-Âge Yeux & Lèvres (Sisley)

sisley eye contour - what to buy in french pharmacies

Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Age Eye & Lip Contour Cream helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines for a more youthful look. Enriched with Soy peptide extract, the formula visibly firms the upper eyelids. The combination of Atlas Cedar extract and Pomegranate fermented extract helps to lighten the appearance of blue and brown dark circles: the eyes look visibly brighter. Finally, Passion Fruit extract works to reduce the look of under-eye puffiness.

How to use it?

 Apply morning and evening on the eye contour area, eyelids, and lip contours. Included with the cream, a massage applicator helps to cool, prep and soothe the area prior to cream application.

Perfect for: anyone, suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

 

Eye Quintessence,  Eye contour (Talika)

Talika paris eye contour eye quintessence

The skin of the eye contour is ten times finer than the rest of the face. Put under strain by our expressions and external aggressors (wind, cold, etc.), this area of the face needs specific, appropriate skincare. Eye Quintessence is a 2-in-1 (day & night) anti-aging eye contour moisturizer and serum. The formula refreshes the eye contour from the 1st application, and reduces the main signs of skin aging: the eyes are less tired, the skin is perfectly hydrated, the eye contour is smoother, the eyelids less droopy, dark circles reduced and puffiness less visible.

How to use it?

Apply to cleansed and dry skin around the eye, including the eyelid. Massage into skin gently with light upward motions. Apply Day Cream (white part) in the morning and Night Serum  (white part) in the evening.

Perfect for: dark circles, fine lines, and pockets on the eye contour.

 

Lipocils Expert (Talika)

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Lipocils expert is both an eyelash growth enhancer and a lash conditioner. It also repairs them from the damage the makeup has caused them. After 30 days of treatment, users noticed intense natural enhancement of their lashes which were visibly bolder, fuller, and more healthy. Lashes also become naturally darker due to stimulated melanin synthesis. The collector edition features a nice Parisian design which makes it a perfect gift from France.

How to use it?

Application is much like mascara, with the ergonomic and easy-to-use brush catching lashes easily while the foam tip allows for precise application at the root of the lashes. It can be used morning & evening, as a 28-day treatment, or all year long.

Perfect for: damaged eyelashes, people searching for eyelash enhancer

 

Vinosun Protect Invisible High Protection Stick SPF50 (Caudalie)

Caudalie - where to buy in Paris

Caudalie's Vinosun stick protects the face, lips and sensitive areas from UVA/UVB rays in a single invisible application. Its formula is nourishing but non-greasy. Fragrance-free and water-resistant, it is suitable for both adults and children aged 3 and over. Its convenient packaging means it's easy to apply and practical to use on the go. It can be used all year round and at any time of the day.

How to use it?

Apply the High Protection Invisible Stick SPF50 generously and evenly before sun exposure to the face, lips and sensitive areas: moles, scars, and tattoos. When exposed to the sun, reapply every 2 hours and avoid exposing yourself between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Do not expose babies and young children directly to the sun. Wear a T-shirt, sunglasses, and hat during sun exposure.

Perfect for: all skin types

 

Solaire Ultrafluide (Eau Thermale Avène)

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Ultra Fluid provides an invisible SPF50 high sun protection against UVB, UVA and HEV blue light for the sensitive skin of the face. Its water-like formula offers a texture as light as water, an imperceptible finish and a sensation of bare skin after application, making it the perfect make-up base. 

How to use it?

Before exposure to the sun, apply generously to the face and/or body. Reapply frequently to maintain protection, especially after sweating, swimming, or towel drying.

Perfect for: everyone, suitable for sensitive skins

 

Sun protect Lait Solaire SPF50+ (Topicrem)

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Sun protect Moisturizing Sun Milk SPF50+ protects the sensitive skins of the whole family from the sun from the age of 3, thanks to broad spectrum UVA/UVB organic sun filters, for very high SPF50+ protection. Enriched with anti-oxidant Echinacea extract, it prevents photoaging , hydrates the skin for 24 hours and strengthens the skin barrier.

How to use it?

Before sun exposure, apply 1 finger’s worth of product to the face and neck. Reapply frequently to maintain protection, especially after sweating, swimming or drying off.

Perfect for: all family, even sensitive skins

 

Eau Solaire Photoderm 50+ (Bioderma)

Bioderma Sunscreen where to buy in France

 Bioderma Photoderm Eau Solaire SPF50+ is a moisturizing, antioxidant-protective water that offers very high sun protection for sensitive skin. This water contains an active ingredient, Anti-Ox Active, which protects against skin ageing and prevents cell damage.

 How to use it?

Shake well, spray on hands before applying to face.Apply generously before sun exposure, reapply after swimming or chafing.

Perfect for: All family, suitable for sensitive skins

 

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Body and hair care products

In French pharmacies, you can find everything you need for beauty and health of the Body: body lotions, toothpaste, products for hair... All are chosen by pharmacists and doctors based on high-quality and efficient compositions. Here are some of our favourite ones:

 

Eau Thermale (Uriage)

Uriage thermal water mist

UriageThermal Water is unique: it travels through the heart of the French Alps, taking 75 years to pass through the rocks. Through its journey, the water becomes enriched with minerals and trace elements, which gives its unique protective, soothing and hydrating properties. There are many ways to use your spray. It can be of course for hydration, it’s a great moisturizer especially In summertime or while traveling. The spray can also be used in a beauty routine, as a toner for example, or to set makeup. Whether you use it as a toner or a makeup setting spray, thermal water sprays should be lightly blotted with a tissue after about a minute. You can also use it to treat specific issues, such as irritated skin, or to protect your skin against the potential damage that free radicals cause.

 How to use it?

Thermal water sprays should be spritzed from about 15 cm away from your face.

Perfect for: Summer time

 

Dentifrice et Bain de bouche (Botot)

BOTOT FRENCH TOOTHPASTE

The French brand Botot is the oldest oral care French brand: the mouthwash elixir was created in Paris by the doctor Julien Botot for French King Louis XV in 1755. The brand still exists nowadays and keeps making oral care products. We particularly recommend their Cinnamon Clove Mint toothpaste, and the concentrated mouthwash elixir, inspired by the original formula of the King's mouthwash elixir.

How to use it?

You can use Botot water morning and evening after brushing your teeth, or whenever your breath needs. Pour a few drops into a glass of water and rinse your mouth with it by swishing vigorously.

Perfect for: people searching for a unique mouthcare experience.

 

Gel Delicat (Minois)

baby care made in France Minois

This very gentle cleansing gel has been specially designed for the bath of babies and children. Its transparent texture transforms into a creamy foam, easy to rinse, which cleanses gently without drying out the fine and fragile skin of babies. The skin and the hair are perfectly clean, protected from drying out and delicately scented.

How to use it?

Apply to wet skin, work into a lather and rinse carefully with clean water. Suitable from birth onwards. For daily use.

 perfect for: for babies and children, from birth.

 

Shampoing Hair Prodigieux (Nuxe)

Nuxe Shampoo made in France

Nuxe is not only well-known for its skincare products but also for very high-quality shampoos. The new high-shine shampoo Hair Prodigieux is designed for demanding hair. Its clean and vegan formula, without silicone and sulfates, contains fermented pink camelia oil which has high repairing and nutritive properties. It combines high efficiency and high tolerance.

 How to use it?

Apply on wet hair, massage for few minutes and rinse.

Perfect for: making your hair more shiny and healthy in a natural way

 

 Phytociane (Phyto Paris)

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This botanical, drug-free revitalizing scalp serum helps slow down temporary hair thinning and supports the scalp's natural microcirculation to create an optimal environment for new hair growth. 

How to use it?

On clean, damp hair, apply the treatment using the applicator tip, on the crown of the scalp, line by line. Distribute the serum on the totality of the scalp with a light massage. You can apply 3 times a week (The box contains 12 vials, 1 month of usage). You may continue using 1 vial per week for maintaining treatment. 

Perfect for: people suffering from temporary hair thinning and hair loss due to stress, Diet, pregnancy, medication...

 

Roller Articulations (Puressentiel)

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While traveling you can also easily get body pains due to transportations of when you walk a lot. To soothe muscle pain, you can use an essential oil Roller. The « Puressentiel Roller Articulation et muscles » is a highly recommended one. Made of 14 relaxing essential oils, it quickly relieves muscular soreness.

How to use it?

Shake the roller well before applying it to painful muscles or joints (back, neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, thighs, calves, ankles, feet, etc.), 3 times per day. The massage roller ball is ideal to promote muscle relaxation, and you can finish with a manual massage.

Perfect for: muscles pains while traveling, doing sports or through hard work

 

Fleur de Figuier (Roger&Gallet)

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Roger & Gallet is a very famous French perfume company founded in 1862 in the Heart of Paris. All their fragrances are imagined by French master perfumers, their bottles are invented by great French designers and their boxes are decorated with poetic artistic illustrations. Fleur de Figuier is based on a fig pulp accord, heightened by crisp notes of fig leaves and refreshed by hints of mandarin blossom. It's a fragrance with both warm and fresh tones and incredibly enveloping relaxing benefits.

How to use it?

For a long-lasting fragrance that can carry you throughout the day, where you spray your scent definitely makes a difference. Pulse points, including behind the ear, at the base of the throat, and on the wrists, are regarded as being among the best places to spray perfume.

Perfect for: any woman that loves floral scents. It particularly suits young women

 

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Dietary supplements

Dietary supplements can improve overall health and help manage some health conditions or specific issues and even can improve the quality and health of the skin. However it is always better to seek professional advice, that's why it is always better to buy them in Pharmacy (instead of online) where you can ask pharmacists if a supplement can be good for you or not. Here are some of this year French bestsellers:

 

Ultra Anti-Age (Olivier Claire)

french food supplements Ultra Antiage Olivier Claire

The food supplement Ultra Anti-Age is a global solution to take care of both Beauty and Well-being. The program reduces the skin signs of aging (wrinkles, dehydration, loss of firmness and radiance) but also reduces oxydative stress and tiredness. It contains bioactive marine collagen (to improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles), Hyaluronic Acid (for firmer and plumped skin), Melon SuperOxide Dismutase (a powerful antioxidant to protect cells against oxidative stress and the skin resistance to UV rays) Vitamin C and Verbena officinalis (to help fight against oxidative stress, reduce tiredness and improve cognitive performance and focus).

How to use it?

Sake well before use, drink 1 ampoule per day diluted in a large glass of water (200ml), preferably in the morning, for 28 days.

Perfect for: ageing, dehydrated skins, loosing their elasticity and glow.

 

Omega 3 (Vitall+)

Omega 3 dietary supplement

Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of fat with positive effects on various aspects of health (eyes, heart, and nervous system) and that can contribute to the reduction of blood triglyceride and cholesterol levels. The human body does not produce them naturally, therefore, we must get this fat through our diet, and it can also be added in the form of a dietary supplement: Vit'All+ supplements contain two of the best types of Omega 3, EPA and DHA .

How to use it?

Take 1 to 3 capsules a day during a meal, and ask a pharmacist for more advice.

Perfect for: people with cholesterol issues, or that need to strengthen their immune system

 

Neuroprotect  and Memoprotect (Aragan)

Brain memory food supplement

Neuro-protect focuses on all the intakes of fatty acids to ensure normal functioning of the brain, such as EPA and DHA. It improves memory and concentration at any age and maintains a healthy brain. Memo-protect is also a food supplement to support the functioning of the brain, but it is more suitable for aging persons: Gingko Biloba and Choline help to maintain memory and cognitive functions, while vitamins B1 and B6 help the functioning of the nervous system.
How to use them?

1 to 3 capsules a day, preferably in the evening during the meal, to swallow with a large glass of water (during 20 to 60 days).

Perfect for: improving memory and concentration at any age, and maintaining a healthy brain while getting older.

 

Artixine (NHCO)

supplement joint pain NHCO

Artixine is recommended for joint comfort. With age, joint flexibility decreases: over time, the cartilage, the protective cushion in between the bones, wears away. The joints become painful and stiff. Artixine helps to relieve sensitive joints and maintain bones and connective tissues.

How to use it?

The small pillbox contains a 3 weeks program, the big one is for a 3-month program. During the first week, take 2 capsules morning and evening, preferably with meals. During the other weeks, take 2 capsules only in the morning, preferably with a meal.

Perfect for: people over 40 years old, with chronic joint pain, arthritis

 

Chronobiane Spray (PILEJE)

DIETARY SUPPLEMENT TO SLEEP

If you wake up frequently at night or have difficulties sleeping, Chronobiane is for you! One of the basic components of the sleep mechanism is melatonin, a hormone produced naturally by the pineal gland in the dark. Which informs the brain that it is a good time to sleep. When melatonin synthesis is not working properly, "resynchronization" can be achieved by increasing melatonin levels with Chronobiane sublingual spray contains melatonin (1mg in 2 sprays), which helps to shorten the time you fall asleep and prevents you from waking up. The sublingual spray format ensures a better and faster melatonin action.
How to use it?

1 to 2 sprays if needed, before going to bed. 

Perfect for: people facing jetlag (while traveling for example), people suffering from sleeping disorders

 

Chondro-Aid (Arkopharma)

chondro aid arkopharma joint supplement

Chondro-Aid is recommended for joint care: its complete formula contains highly concentrated Boswellia extract to maintain joint comfort and normal joint mobility.

How to use it?

Take 2 capsules per day with a glass of water, preferably with meals. Read the precautions for use before taking it, not recommended in combination with anticoagulants.

Perfect for: maintaining joint flexibility and well-being.

 

CoQ10 Liposomal (Biocyte)

Biocyte coenzyme q10 supplement

 Biocyte CoQ10 is a food supplement that provides a daily dose of 99 mg of coenzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant. It also contains Vitamin E which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

How to use it?

1 capsule per day, in the morning. Use for 3 months

Perfect for: energy boost, improve physical performance and speed up recovery after exercise, protect body against free radicals 

 

Lactobacillus Gasseri (Vit'All+)

Lactobacillus Gasseri Vit'All+

Lactobacillus Gasseri is a probiotic bacteria regarded as beneficial to digestive health, helping body’s natural immune function and promoting a reduction in abdominal adipose fat. Each gastro-resistant vegetable capsule provides 10 billion live micro-organisms 

How to use it?

Take 1 pill  per day with a glass of water, between meals

Perfect for: weight loss

 

Retinium and Visiocare (NHCO)

eye care food supplement

Our eyes naturally lose their visual abilities through age, lifestyle and as a result of our diet. To preserve strong eye health, it is useful to provide the essential tissues of the eye (the retina, the lens, and the cornea etc.) with sufficient nutrients. Retinium combines two unique Morning and Evening formulas to achieve exactly this goal. The morning formula includes three complexes which are designed to help the eye maintain normal vision, protect against stress, and defend the eye from oxidative damage. The evening formula contains natural pigments and omega-3 fatty acids which contribute to the maintenance of good vision and natural vitamin E.

Visiocare is designed for younger people who want to maintain normal vision and eye comfort. Eye fatigue and ocular stress often increase following exposure to the blue light scattering screens of our phones and computers. Visiocare, contains two specific formulas for the morning and evening to fight the effects of blue light exposure, redcue tiredness and dryness. 

How to use them:

Retinium: One white tablet in the morning, one brown pill in the evening. One box is for a month, it can be pursued up to three months.

Visiocare: One green pill tablet in the morning, one brown tablet in the evening. One box if for 20 days

Perfect for: aging eyes (Retinium), taking care of eyes often exposed to screens (Visiocare)

 

Microbiane Q10 (PILEJE)

Microbiane Q10

Ubiquinone (Q10) supports and strengthens vital organs and has been shown to play a role in supporting the body against heart conditions including hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, congestive heart failure, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. With age, ubiquinol levels fall. Microbiane Q10 Age Protect provides 100mg of Ubiquinol per capsule, as well as Vitamine E, which helps protect the cells from oxidative stress. It is particularly recommended for Adults over 55 or High-level sportsmen and women.

How to use it?

Take 1 capsule a day for 1 month, and swallow with a glass of water. As a precaution, ask your health professional before combining Coenzyme Q10 and oral anticoagulants.

Perfect for: Adults over 55 or High-level sportsmen and women

 

Collagène Max Marin (Biocyte)

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Collagen is one of the essential building blocks of the skin, along with hyaluronic acid and elastin. From the age of 25, collagen production decreases sharply. As a result, the skin is more marked and wrinkles may appear. Biocyte Collagen Max 10g Marin is a powdered dietary supplement based on marine collagen and hyaluronic acid that helps delay the signs of aging, reducing wrinkles, improving firmness and elasticity. Passion fruit flavor.

How to use it?

Once a day, pour 200ml of water onto a measuring spoon and mix until completely dissolved. Use a shaker for better dissolution. A box is for a 20 day program.

Perfect for: Adults from 25 years old, once first signs of skin aging appears

 

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