While skincare rituals vary from culture to culture, French skincare is known for its simplicity and efficacy. The French believe you don’t need a complicated routine to keep your skin healthy and glowing. A few carefully chosen products combined with basic skincare and a healthy lifestyle is the recipe for radiant, youthful-looking skin.
French pharmacy skincare products are made with natural, non-toxic ingredients. They aren’t loaded with synthetic fragrances, preservatives, and harsh ingredients like many drugstore products. These products can irritate the skin and exacerbate existing skin issues.
If you’re looking to simplify your skincare routine while enjoying visible results, a French-inspired skincare routine may be right for you. The following products from Yon-Ka Paris are just what you need to build a fundamental skincare routine that cleanses, nourishes, and hydrates the skin.
1. Eau Micellaire
Key Ingredients: Micelles, sea lavender
This ultra-gentle formula utilizes micellar technology to cleanse the skin and remove makeup without irritation. Micelle technology traps impurities and lifts them from the skin without the need for rinsing while a botanical blend of sea lavender, rose, and chamomile soothes the skin for a relaxing spa-at-home experience.
Eau Micellaire is ideal for double cleansing routines but also comes in a trial size perfect for travel or gym use. It’s infused with Yon-Ka Quintessence, a proprietary blend of five healing essential oils.
Application Tips: Apply morning and evening using a soft cotton ball or round. Repeat until the cotton ball comes away clean then spray on Lotion Yon-Ka. For stubborn makeup removal, soak a cotton ball and hold over the area for a few seconds to let the product absorb.
2. Lotion Yon-Ka
Key Ingredients: Essential oils of lavender, geranium, rosemary, cypress, and thyme
Soothe and hydrate the skin with this gentle toning mist. Composed of 99% natural ingredients, this formula drenches the skin with moisture, delivering a refreshing boost of hydration with a delicate aroma. In addition to hydrating the skin, this toning mist refines the look of pores and helps rebalance the skin’s natural pH.
Infused with Yon-Ka Quintessence, Lotion Yon-Ka leaves the skin subtly but luxuriously fragranced. The PS formula is ideal for normal, dry and sensitive skin types. For normal to oily skin, try Lotion Yon-Ka PNG.
Application Tips: Apply a generous amount to the face and neck after cleansing in the morning and evening. Use throughout the day to refresh the skin or apply using a compress to soothe sunburn and insect bites.
3. SPF 50
Key Ingredients: Antioxidants, octocrylene, oxybenzone
This high-protection sunscreen cream was rated one of the “Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin in 2022” by Marie Claire. The paraben-free formula delivers SPF 50 protection against the sun’s damaging UV rays while supporting skin health in a non-comedogenic, quick-absorbing formula. This sunscreen is infused with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB filters as well as extracts of green, white, and red tea and skin-nourishing nutrients.
Application Tips: Apply in a generous layer 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapply every two hours.
4. Phyto Contour
Key Ingredients: Rosemary essential oils, beech bud peptides, aloe vera, vitamin E
Eliminate dark circles and enliven fatigued eye contours with this anti-aging eye cream. This 4-in-1 formula deflates puffiness, alleviates dark circles, corrects milia, and firms the appearance of the eye and lip areas to restore the youthful appearance of skin. It’s a thin, soothing cream that glides on easily to prevent tugging at the delicate skin surrounding the eyes.
This formula features an anti-aging cocktail of rosemary essential oil, beech bud peptides, aloe vera, and vitamin E and leaves the eyes feeling invigorated with an infusion of revitalizing mint.
Application Tips: Apply a thin layer to the eye and lip contours after cleansing, gently patting instead of rubbing it in. Keep the eyes closed during application to prevent tearing. Give the eyes an immediate anti-fatigue effect by applying a thicker layer, like a mask, then let sit for 15 minutes before massaging in any excess.
5. Hydra No. 1 Serum
Key Ingredients: Imperata cylindrica, aloe vera, sodium PCA, vegetal glycerin
Formulated for dry and dehydrated skin, this deeply hydrating serum is composed of 93% ingredients of natural origin. The ultra-lightweight gel absorbs quickly to deliver and intensive dose of moisture while the antioxidant botanical complex helps protect the skin against the visible signs of aging.
This serum is enriched with micro-molecular hyaluronic acid as well as imperata cylindrica grass and humectant aloe vera to relieve dehydration, comfort skin, and give the complexion a healthy radiance. For optimal results, pair with a Hydra No. 1 Crème moisturizer.
Application Tips: Apply 2 to 3 pumps to the face and neck in the morning and/or evening after cleansing and applying Lotion Yon-Ka. Follow with Hydra No.1 Crème for dry or sensitive skin, or Hydra No.1 Fluide for normal to oily skin.
6. Huile Delicieuse
Key Ingredients: Sunflower oil, sesame oil, baobab oil
This lightweight dry oil soothes and nourishes the skin with a balanced blend of botanical oils. Oils of sunflower, sesame, and baobab deliver a smooth, velvety texture to the hair and prevent dehydration. The skin is left delicately fragranced with the scent of tiare flower and jasmine, invoking the relaxing ambiance of French Polynesia.
Formulated for both skin and hair, this quick-absorbing dry oil is infused with Yon-Ka Quintessence for improved healing benefits.
Application Tips: Apply to the body in the morning and/or evening by massaging gently into the skin using circular movements. Apply to the tips of the hair for added hydration and nourishment.
Browse the Yon-Ka Paris shop for more French-inspired, phyto-aromatic skincare products or stop in to your local Yon-Ka Paris partner spa for custom product recommendations.