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Trop Belle! 10 Organic French Beauty Brands We Love

Looking for a bit of French Girl beauty? Try these organic French beauty brands!

By Sophia Hussain

Salut les filles!

We all know that French women have a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’, and much of that is down to their unique sense of style, gorgeous accents…and their beauty secrets.

Many observant tourists have cottoned on to this, and now when they visit  Paris, they flock to the shelves of the city’s wonderfully rich pharmacies to uncover hidden beauty gems.

Although the best organic and natural beauty brands in France are indeed found in those pharmacies, many are infiltrating mainstream beauty shops abroad, and debuting in niche chic boutiques, but you can buy many online now, too.

Here, I’ve curated my top 10 niche eco-beauty picks.  None of these brands is never tested on animals, of course, and they are all  certified organic, and have won an award of some kind. So now, let me give you the lowdown, from Absolution to Zao, on the organic French beauty brands I love the most!

10 Organic French Beauty Brands We Love

1. Absolution

This “creative apothecary” brand allows skincare enthusiasts to select a bespoke regimen.  Their “made to measure” concept offers various crèmes and serums you mix up yourself, based on your individual skincare needs.

Each product contains a blend of organic ingredients that are as unique as you are – there’s something for every woman, no matter what her skin care issues may be.

I also love that Absolution’s minimalist-style white bottles are housed in artistically designed black and white recyclable boxes, created with eco-friendly vegetable ink too. And being a socially conscious brand, 2% from every product purchased is donated to CARE France, a non-profit dedicated to fighting worldwide poverty.

8 Organic French Beauty Brands We Love

2. Caudalie

When you think of France, you probably think of sipping a glass of fine wine on an outdoor bistro patio, right? Parisian brand Caudalie is big into grapes – but instead of making wine with them, they extract organic grape water, and grape-seed oil to make their excellent facial care products.

But that’s not all – they use all kinds of other plant oils and other natural ingredients, like plant extracts, avocado, flaxseed and much more goodness to ensure your skin is kept protected and hydrated by the power of nature.

3. Buly 1803

This may be the oldest and most beautiful of all the organic French beauty brands, and it just got a major revival. Inspired by the Ancient Greek medicinal and cosmetic uses of plants, this all-natural line offers super luxurious products ranging from antique Scottish lichen body oil and clove and ginger toothpaste to Damask rose body milk and more.

All Buly 1803’s products are housed in absolutely stunning glass, metal and paper packaging that boasts the original designs of the brand, which dates all the way back to – you guessed it – 1803.

4. Bio Beaute by NUXE

Organic fruits are not only touted as being healthier to eat, but they are also nature’s beauty treatment for healthy glowing skin!

A sister line created by the popular French skincare brand NUXE, Bio-Beaute is one of the French organic skincare beauty brands I love the most. Their entire collection is infused with active fruit extracts and juicy organic oils derived from the pulp and pits of each fruit. These ingredients naturally enrich the skin with nourishing antioxidants, and they smell wonderful, too!

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5. PHYT’S

This is a popular spa brand that has its own plant based beauty institutes worldwide, using their unique collection of botanical skincare and cosmetics. PHYT’S concept of “beauty is synonymous with pleasure” is reflected in their holistic approach to balancing beauty with health.

Although not all their products are organic, the brand always advocates biodiversity by only using sustainable botanical ingredients where the ecosystem will never be compromised.

 

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6. Studio 78 Paris

This eco-chic beauty brand offers a sleek collection of pretty cosmetics.  Each one is assigned an inspirational slogan, in place of the product and hue name – for example, they have an eyeshadow called “We Breathe”.

This is a 100% vegan-friendly brand that only uses natural mineral pigments derived from vegetables and minerals to create its professional quality foundations, blushers, mascaras, eye liners, and eye shadows. Studio 78 is a high-quality natural and ecological make-up range that protects both your skin and the environment, too, since it never uses microbeads, plastic glitter or any artificial ingredients.

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7. Patyka Paris

A Parisian beauty house with Hungarian roots, Patyka means “apothecary” in Hungarian. It boasts two innovative product lines: “Absolis,” the holistic sophisticated range of daily beauty care products dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing (including indulgent body washes), and “Biokaliftin,” the exclusive range with an ultra high concentration of active organic substances and botanical extracts to help women age gracefully.

These naturally-scented, beautifully packaged products range from shower gels and shampoos to skin serums and SPF creams.

8. Melvita

Based in the Ardèche region of France, Melvita’s first product was an iconic hexagonal soap made with honey from their beehives. But honey isn’t the only bit of natural goodness found in their expansive skincare collection – the label grows many of their own organic ingredients. In fact, the Melvita Foundation was established  for their commitment to protect nature, bees, and their ecosystem through the promotion of organic and ethical farming initiatives.

 

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9. ZAO Makeup

A love for our planet inspired this sustainable brand, as seen in their name: it is derived from a combination of “Zen” and “Tao” – Asian philosophies that deeply respect nature. Zao is a fully sustainable cosmetic brand due to their natural ingredients and refillable packaging: once your product is empty, you can replace it with a new hue if you desire.

The package that houses each cosmetic is made from eco-friendly sustainable bamboo, and was inspired by a bamboo pen and pencil set gifted by the founder’s friend.  This youthful brand offers trendy makeup hues created from organic ingredients to appeal to women of every skin tone.

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10. French Girl Organics

This plant-based, clean beauty collection started out as a humble range of beauty products sold on Etsy. The minimalistically packaged, highly effective products were an expression of founder Kristeen’s love of nature and her French heritage. They work so well and smell so good, they exploded in popularity, and are now available at large stores around the world.

French Girl’s organic, sustainable ingredients, ethical business practices, and cruelty-free supply chain make this one of the most ethical beauty brands around, and I personally am obsessed with many of their products including their divine Lumiere Jasmine Body Oil, which I wear as a perfume!

Sophia Hussain

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    CHS 3 Ltd
    Jun 17, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    We distribute Florame organic products throughout the UK and Ireland. May we request if you would review our product lines for your website

  • Reply
    Hamid
    Feb 2, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Hi
    This is Hamid from dubai.i want to important a new brand about skin care products.
    can you help me about this?
    thanks
    Best Regards

  • Reply
    Renewing Serum CE
    May 12, 2016 at 7:18 am

    These organic products are really helpful in keeping the skin healthy. No wonder that most of people switch to organic products!

  • Reply
    Farboud
    Sep 17, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Bonjour nous sommes un groupe de societes en Iran, nous aimerions nous lancer dans le demain de beaute comme distributeur exclusive en Iran, nous sommes pres à etudier toute les propositions a ce sujet.
    En vous remerciant à l’ avance

  • Reply
    Lucy
    Nov 1, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Great article! I am in the UK but exclusively buy French organic brands, they are the best, I guess it’s because their super strict health regulations. The latest amazing ones I found for skin and hair care are Ashana.B Paris (high-end vegan and cruelty-free !) and Gaya (organic soaps).

    • Reply
      Chere
      Nov 1, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks for the update, Lucy! 🙂

  • Reply
    Paulo
    Nov 2, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Zao isn’t French Cosmetics , this brand produce I Italy , just a trade Mark and not Manufacture and just trader

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    Elham
    May 23, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Nous sommes à VIP salon à riyadh Arabie saoudite nous sommes intéressés à avoir des échantillons de vos produits pour avoir idée et faire commande

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