I’ve spent most of my childhood in France. I had many opportunities to notice and judge how this population take care of themselves. I must say that the French are NOT make-up addicts.
The young generation is more used to cosmetics and beauty products than the old ones. The renowned pharmaceutical brands such as La Roche Posay, Avene, Bioderma, Uriage…. are easily accessible in every Pharmacy. The price varies between drug stores.
The Cosmetics and Perfumes stores such as Sephora, Nocibé are good places to shop for renowned brands such as Dior, Chanel, Este Lauder, Gucci… and Yves Rocher for its own products.
The hairdressers are for every age and social status. The women are more interested in how their hair looks like rather than which makeup they ought to use. I think that the lipstick is the most common cosmetic women wear.
Skin cleanser & moisturizers are common products on every shelf, while mascaras, skin foundation and eye liners are for special occasions or for working on busy public places, you know what I mean. Yet they take care of their body shape. You can easily find products for weight loss or for cellulite at a high price.
Beauticians are easy to find, but you need to book an appointment most of the time due to the amount of customers they have.
The most commont wanted thing is hair removal and facial treatment.
Here the treatments cost about 70 Euros for a facial one (depending on what you’re going to do) and 400-500 Euros for 10 corporal ones.
I would say that 400-500 Euros is awfully expensive! Unless you’re doing something very serious requiring a special machine, perhaps for celluite.
Here you can find young and old ladies at the beautician, they all take care of their skin. The busiest time of the year is spring, as they prepare for summer.
I’ve asked if there was a tip for my readers: Do more treatments !