You must have read about models, celebrities, beauty bloggers and magazines raving about French beauty and French beauty shops. We planned to find out what the fuss was about. And by the end of the day we were convinced that French beauty shops and particularly Monge is a heaven for all skincare and beauty lovers.
The Monge beauty shop is one of the best French beauty shops in Paris, offering a large variety of products ranging from health and fitness to beauty and skincare. And following are some of the products we think you need in your shopping bags.
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SHOPPING LIST 1. HORMETA CRÈME COLLAGÈNE TRI-LOGIC (50ml)
Many of you might be already familiar with Hormeta, a cosmetic brand from Switzerland. Hormeta’s night cream protects your skin while sleeping with abundant collagens. It is instantly absorbed into the skin without stickiness.
SHOPPING LIST 2. NATURY BIO MICELLAR WATER (530ml)
Natury Bio is a organic brand. This cleansing water completely removes the eye and skin makeup. It is perfect for sensitive and dry skin. This can be used for men when they remove sunscreen.
SHOPPING LIST 3. CONDENSÉ CONCENTRÉ ÉCLAIRCISSANT TEINT PARFAIT (15ml x 3)
Condensé is famous to make organic cosmetics without artificial colorings, paraben, and silicon. This serum purifies your skin by reducing pigmentation from UV rays, with daisy and extracts of brown seaweeds.
SHOPPING LIST 4. LEBON LE WHITE (25ml, 75ml)
Luxurious toothpaste for your teeth. There are many artificial materials in normal toothpastes, but Lebon makes their toothpaste with organic ingredients, not using fluorine, paraben, and artificial colorings, which are harmful for teeth. Le white delivers a strong whitening effect with extracts from papaya and with the scent and flavor of sweet mint and green tea.
SHOPPING LIST 5. SYNBIONYME SÉRUM UNIVERSEL (30ml)
This is a perfect serum for tired and darkened skin. It hydrates deep in the skin and it is absorbed quickly into the skin. You can use it as a makeup base, and it can be used for all skin types.
SHOPPING LIST 6. KLORANE SHAMPOOING EXTRA DOUX AU LAIT D’AVOINE (400ml)
‘Extra Doux’ means super soft in French. Made with organic oat milk produced in South France, it softens your tangled hair smoothly. The whole family members can use it from 3 years old and it can be used for all hair types.
SHOPPING LIST 7. AVÈNE MASQUE APAISANT HYDRATANT (50ml)
Avene is famous to use thermal water. Thermal water soothes tired skin instantly and brighten your skin. You can use it once or twice a week or whenever you need.
SHOPPING LIST 8. ALGOLOGIE ELIXIR DES VAGUES (30ml)
This hydra-replenishing booster is famous for its instant effect. It strengthens the fundamental power of cells so that your skin can be hydrated even in dry weather. It is absorbed quickly and helps to maintain and obtain moisture for silky skin.
SHOPPING LIST 9. BULY POMMADE CONCRÈTE (75ml)
Buly is widely loved recently. The hand cream is one of their best selling products. The texture is quite thick so you can rub it on hands by using the heat of hands. With Shea butters, it has strong a moisturizing effect and softens your hands.
SHOPPING LIST 10. BULY EAU TRIPLE LICHEN D’ECOSSE (75ml)
Another best selling product is their perfume. As soon as you sprinkle the perfume, you will feel like you are in the fresh forest. This non-alcohol perfume doesn’t harm your skin and can be used on skin, hair, and even in bedrooms and bathtubs.
SHOPPING LIST 11. SKINCEUTICALS SHEER MINERAL UV DENFENSE SPF 50 (50ml)
This brand was born with several years of study of skin cancer. Skinceuticals prevents your skin from damages. It glances back UV rays through mineral filter and it is hypo-allergenic so it can be used for sensitive skin. You can shake it before use so that particles of mineral filter can be well mixed.
SHOPPING LIST 12. SISLEY GLOBAL PERFECT PORE MINIMIZER (30ml)
Founded in 1976 in France, Sisley produces cosmetics based on vegetable essential oils and is selling their products in 90 countries. Recognizing different functions of each part from plants, they compound them to make the best of it. Regardless of age, it helps to minimize pores while improving complexion. Every morning and night, you can pump it once and apply gently on the skin.
SHOPPING LIST 13. URIAGE MOISTURIZING LIPSTICK (4g)
One of the best selling products at Monge! This lipstick gives nutrients on lips while protecting lips from dryness.
SHOPPING LIST 14. MUSTELA NOURISHING STICK WITH COLD CREAM (10.1ml)
A French skincare brand famous for studying baby skin over 60 years. By using environment-friendly ingredients not causing allergies, it can be used widely even for babies and adults. They exclude all the harmful ingredients like paraben, phthalate, and phenoxyethanol.
This nourishing stick is in small size and can be used for all the family. Containing ceramics and cold cream, it provide nourishment while maintaining skin protection. Extracts of avocados, sunflower oils, beeswax, shea butter lessen irritation. You can apply on the spot like lips or cheeks whenever they get dry.
SHOPPING LIST 15. DARPHIN AROMATIC CLEANSING BALM (40ml)
This is one of the bestsellers at Parapharmacie Monge. 85% of ingredients are natural, including ylang ylang, rosewood essential oils, and salvia which perfectly cleanse the makeup and remove impurities. Put a suitable amount of cleansing balm on a hand and gently massage the face with it. After the massage, rinse with warm water, and it will turn to milky texture, without making it oily.
SHOPPING LIST 16. FURTERER FORTICEA (250ml)
Vegetable caffeines extracted from guarana and oranges, lavenders, rosemary essential oils give nutrients on hair while menthol refreshes and strengthens hair root. It creates synergistic effect when used with EFFLUVIUM.
SHOPPING LIST 17. NHCO : ARTIXINE (56 capsules)
Artixine helps to relieve the pains and inconvenience of joints. It is perfect as a gift for someone who has problem with their joints. It contains different enzymes for strengthen effectiveness. On the first week, you can take two pills each before breakfast and dinner. From the second week, you can take two pills before breakfast.
SHOPPING LIST 18. NHCO : ORTHOSAMINE MULTI VITAMIN (42 capsules)
It is a multi-vitamin containing 9 essential amino acids, 11 natural vitamins, 6 natural mineral, and 4 plant extracts. It obviously improves your immune system with its enzyme. You can take it for 6 weeks, one pill per day(between breakfast and lunch, or between lunch and dinner).
SHOPPING LIST 19. NHCO : EFFLUVIUM (168 capsules)
Unique formula from 20 active ingredients stimulates capillary so that hair can grow strongly from the roots. It also makes your hair shiny and elastic with abundant amino acids. For the first 14 days, you can take two pills each on every morning and night, and from 14th day for 56 days, you can take two pills at night.
SHOPPING LIST 20. PILEJE CHRONOBIANE - MELATONIN SPRAY (20ml - 150 times)
It is a natural melatonin spray with hawthorn extracts which instantly resolve insomnia. It helps you to be less jet-legged after or during the trip. You can spray once or twice in the mouth 20-30 minutes before sleeping.
PILEJE CHRONOBIANE - MELATONIN LP 1,9 MG VITAMIN (60 capsules)
The natural melatonin has been enhanced than LP. Also magnesium, vitamin D3, vitamin E, it naturally solves insomnia and lessens fatigue feeling. You can take one pill 30 minutes before sleeping.
SHOPPING LIST 21. PILEJE : FORMAG MAGNESIUM MARIN (90 Pills)
Mixture of natural magnesium from marine extracts and Vitamin B6. Magnesium helps your body to absorb calcium better and relax muscle, while stimulating metabolism. Vitamin B6 relieve the stress and fatigue and strengthen the immune system. Take 1-2 pills every day.
SHOPPING LIST 22. NATURES PLUS : ULTRA LUTEINE (60 capsules)
It protects and improves your eyes, tired from electromagnetic waves. 20mg of Luteine is contained, and it can be perfect for yourself or as a gift.
SHOPPING LIST 23. NATURES PLUS : ULTRA OMEGA 3/6/9 (60 tablets)
This omega 3 provides you with EPA and DHA which are essential to function brain and heart. Omega 3 from salmon and tuna helps blood vessels and eye sight, while concentrate and selenium protect cells from stress and thyroid, and improve immune system.
SHOPPING LIST 24. SANTE VERTE : NUTRALGIC 1000 (30 Pills)
Studied and made by experts in Hippocratism, it strengthens joints and sinews with 7 plant components such as turmeric, ginger, and chamomile. Take 1-3 pills every day.
SHOPPING LIST 25. PRANAROM : GEL POUSSES DENTAIRES (15ml)
Founded in 1991, they started this brand by selling 100% natural essential oil with the best quality. The founder was originally pharmacist, and wrote a book about aroma therapy. Pranarom has a meaning of that health and purity of herbs brought by essential oils.
This gel is made for gums of babies to lessen their pain when they get new tooth. It can be used for above 5 months baby, and maximum 4 times a day, you can apply it on gums smoothly massaging.
SHOPPING LIST 26. LOTION ONGLES JAUNIS (10ml)
It is natural essential oil for athlete’s foot which is easy to get during humid summer time. You can use it twice a day, for 4-6 weeks. It can be applied not only on toenails, but also in between toenails and toes.