If you’re heading to Paris soon and you’re wondering where to shop for beauty, let me guide you to the best beauty stores in Paris. Whether you’re looking to shop the top French skincare brands or the latest beauty hypes, I’ve compiled for you the ultimate guide to beauty shopping in Paris. From luxury boutiques to niche stores, here are the best beauty stores of the French capital.
8 Best Beauty Stores in Paris
Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche is the oldest department store on the Left Bank. It offers customers a unique shopping experience: preferential services, attentive advisors and personalized assistance. Le Theatre de la Beaute and La Petite Epicerie de la Beaute are the two beauty departments located to the ground and first floor.
“Our little ‘beauty deli’ always has new things on the counters with special events and surprises to showcase seasonal fashion products. The Petite Epicerie de la Beauté also offers lots of smart services to suit modern lifestyles.”
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Oh My Cream
Biologique Recherche is a French beauty brand founded 40 years ago by a biologist, a physiotherapist, and a doctor. The goal of the brand was to develop formulations for professionals who have been dissatisfied with existing products. Biologique Recherche skin care products are formulated with a high concentration in botanical, marine and biological extracts, and without artificial fragrances. You might have heard of Biologique Recherche for its well-known P50 Lotion. If worths to go to the Biologique Recherche Spa located on the Champs-Élysées. Biologique Recherche, 32 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris. biologique-recherche.com
It could seem strange to add a pharmacy to the list of the best beauty stores in Paris. In France, pharmacies are the ultimate health and beauty destination where you can find a full range of affordable and effective beauty products.
If there are pharmacies in every street of Paris, the biggest and the least expensive of all is City Pharma. In this beauty store, you can find all the French beauty products that are either unavailable or way more expensive abroad: Bioderma, Caudalie, Avene, La Roche-Posay, and more. Make sure to have a list ready, and be prepared to queue. If you don’t know what to by at French pharmacy have a look at my latest post. City Pharma, 26 rue du Four, 75006. Metro: St-Germain-des-Prés. pharmacie-citypharma.fr
La Maison Guerlain
The Guerlain House located on one of the most famous avenues in the world -the Champs-Elysees- is the ultimate luxury beauty shop in Paris. The construction of the Guerlain House took place in 1914, led by the architect Charles Mewès, who was also the architect of the Ritz in Paris and the Carlton in London. I think the Guerlain House is the best place to explore the brand. In the same place, customers can visit a fragrance gallery, a luxurious spa, and an exceptional restaurant led by Michelin-starred chef Guy Martin. La Maison Guerlain, 68 avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris.
I think Monoprix is the French version of Target in the US or Boots in the UK. Monoprix is the best beauty store in Paris where you can a full range of affordable and effective beauty products. Indeed, you will find beauty brands such as L’Oreal, Garnier, Nivea, Diadermine, Neutrogena,
NOSE is a beauty store in the heart of Paris with one primary focus: establishing your olfactive diagnostic to help you find your ideal perfume. This Parisian beauty store offers an amazing selection of perfumes (1500 references from some 50 designers brands). For the full experience, I recommend you to perform the NOSE diagnosis. You will be asked to provide your preferred scents, then NOSE will recommend 5 perfumes based on your criteria. In the end, you can purchase sample sizes of the perfumes you want to keep testing. Oh, and if you aren’t looking for perfumes, NOSE offers a curated selection of cosmetics. NOSE, 20 Rue Bachaumont, 75002 Paris. noseparis.com