Bonjour mes amis! As someone who adores all things related to French beauty and skincare, I’m often asked where I purchase my favorite French products here in the states.
While it can be challenging to track down certain brands, the good news is that French beauty has been growing increasingly popular in recent years as more people discover these luxurious yet simple products. Because of this, more retailers are beginning to offer curated selections of the most coveted French skincare, makeup, and hair care brands.
I’m excited to share my insider guide to the best places to buy authentic French beauty products without having to deal with pricy international shipping or shopping in Paris!
I’ll cover the top online retailers that offer a wide range of French pharmaceutical skincare picks along with niche perfume houses and makeup collections you won’t find anywhere else in America.
Ulta Beauty carries a selection of popular French skincare brands including Nuxe, Bioderma, La Roche-Posay, Avène, and Caudalie. Shoppers can find French pharmacy favorites for cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and more.
Sephora offers an extensive collection of luxury French makeup, skincare, fragrance, and hair brands. It’s a born-and-bred French beauty retailer after all! Some highlights include Lancôme, Yves Saint Laurent, Sisley, Clarins, Guerlain, Fresh, and more. Many locations also feature in-store services like custom perfumery.
The French beauty products available at Nordstrom include pricier high-end brands that aren’t as mass market. Shoppers can browse offerings from Hermès, Serge Lutens, Le Labo, Diptyque, Byredo, Chantecaille, and other premium makers.
While selection varies by location, Macy’s carries best-selling French pharmacy skin care lines like Vichy, La Roche-Posay, Nuxe, and Avène. Some stores also stock French makeup brands like Lancôme or luxury fragrances from houses like Yves Saint Laurent.
Bluemercury is an upscale beauty retailer that curates an extensive mix of French skincare, body care, fragrance, and makeup products from Nuxe, Caudalie, Sisley, L’Occitane, and other French brands, often with helpful guidance from knowledgeable staff.