Anti-Aging Skin-Care Secrets of French Women

American writer Tish Jett, who has lived in France for nearly three decades, believes living abroad has changed her complexion for the better. Here, the products that she uses regularly—and that she swears have transformed her skin 

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Vichy Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Cleanser

“I use this in the evening, alternating it with Bioderma ABCDerma H20 Solution Micellaire, a cleansing water for babies.”


$20; click to purchase


La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water

 “I spray this on after cleansing for anti-oxidant protection.”


$10; click to purchase

La Roche-Posay

Sanaflore Eau de Bleuet (cornflower water)

"This is wonderfully soothing for puffy eyes. Store in the refrigerator; to use, soak two cotton pads with it, then squeeze out, place on eyes and relax.” 


Editor’s note: Sanoflore can be hard to find in the States; you may prefer to use Caswell-Massey Cornflower Water (shown) instead.



$20; click to purchase


Skinceuticals Serum 15 AOX

"Flavo-C forte from Auriga International is my skin-brightening vitamin C serum; I use it every morning.”


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Editor’s note: If you have trouble finding it here, Skinceuticals Serum 15 AOX (shown) is comparable.




Filorga Absolute Time-Filler Wrinkle Cream


“I use this both day and night.”


$85; click to purchase


Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Day Cream and Night Cream

“I use both the day and night versions, alternating them with Filorga Cream.” 


$84; click to purchase

La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50 Tinted Mineral Ultra-Light Fluid

“French women do wear sunscreen. This one is terrific; it’s light and easy to apply.”


$33; click to purchase

La Roche-Posay

Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub

“I use this no more than once a week; too much exfoliating is frowned upon in France.”



$18; click to purchase

Eucerin Original Healing Body Cream


“My dermatologist, Valerie Gallais, MD, says the 10 percent urea in this product is magic for dry skin.”


$8; click to purchase


Avene Soothing Moisture Mask

“I apply this once a week and leave it on overnight.”


$26; click to purchase




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First Published Tue, 2013-09-24 12:35

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