Must have products

Must have products, I promised Petite Chipie and several French chipie insiders the chipies, would share with you the secret to their je ne sais quoi, here they are:

Here you will find the must have products, the essentials to have a perfect complexion. These products are some must have because they have been tested, by chipies and her friends over years, and even if we love changing our beauty routine they are the products we always come back to because at the end of the day they are the best. So to have a fresh and healthy face like our national Audrey Tautou, we share French must have face products.

In France, women aren’t intimidated by face oils, which are actually non-irritating and deeply penetrating. Carla Bruni is a devotee of Caudalie Beauty Elixir. spray version. She personally called the company’s founder to rave about it.

This product is not too oily and absorb quickly.  Use Beauty Elixir as a pre-application for the Serum and Day Cream SPF10 . It is a little expensive but will last if you use it sparingly.


Another French beauty secret, Vichy Thermal Spa Water . This spa water originates in the heart of a volcanic region in France and is naturally rich with a concentration of regenerating minerals and protective antioxidants. Because of this water’s soothing and antioxidant properties, it is suggested for use after cleansing for all skin types. 

It is great  to prevent water loss when it is applied immediately prior to using a moisturizer. Today, it’s recognized by the French Academy of Medicine for its therapeutic properties. At petite chipie we all love it, as a final skin cleanser, and to wake up on the morning.

Boiron, Calendula Ointment. French “It Girl” Clémence Poésy is a fan of this multi-purpose ointment that repairs cracked skin. It has achieved cult status in the U.S, and it is available online and it is very affordable. A product to have at hand.

Masks are a beauty ritual in French culture where they’re considered a moment of indulgence. B21 Bio-Mimic Hydrating Masque  rejuvenates parched areas by restoring overall moisture balance.  owes its phenomenal effectiveness to a new generation of active ingredients. Its texture immediately penetrates the skin, leaving behind a hydrating film that rapidly delivers its ingredients deep down. It reproduces the natural mechanisms of hydration and target the areas on the face that are most in need of moisture. The skin is energized and hydrated, with lasting effects, resulting in a healthy-looking, even complexion.

Another must have beauty product is Clarins beauty flash balm. It is simply amazing, and really does what it promises! Use it on mornings or as quick pick-me-up during the day, it is perfect before an evening or date to look radiant and fresh. It gives an instantly brighter and fresher completion. French celebrities love it, it is the perfect product to look fresh and good when you are actually tired. The effect is immediate, from a tired look to a good morning healthy look.

Clarins Super Restorative Tinted Cream is part of our daily routine,  apply it just after the Beauty Flash Balm, they work very well together. We adore this tinted cream, it leaves the skin with a healthy and radiant, it gives this rosy young effect.

It is both restorative and protective as it is SPF20. French chipies’ favorite tint is the 03 Lychee with give a youthful glow.

Sometimes, we have little redness and dark circles under the eyes, then use the secret weapon Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Luminous Radiance Radiant Touch Concealer
This is magic, a touch here and there, where it is needed, and my complexion instantly looks rested, fresh, and radiant. Instyle Magazine quotes “This tireless eraser works wonders instantly – and millions of women know it!”


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