Saturday, August 31, 2013

Europe's Better Sunscreens

According to the Environmental Working Group, a research organization, "Americans have fewer choices and notably poorer protection from ultraviolet A rays than Europeans – mainly because of the federal Food and Drug Administration’s repeated delays.
FDA sunscreen rules that went into effect last December allow nearly every product to be marketed as “broad spectrum,” a term that implies good UVA protection.
But more than half of the 750 beach and sport sunscreens reviewed by EWG are too weak for the European market, where manufacturers voluntarily comply with a European Union recommendation that all sunscreens provide meaningful UVA protection".

Fortunately FrenchCosmetics.Net is able to help US customers obtain supplies of the leading sunscreens from Europe such as Bioderma, Avene, Uriage, Ducray

Action has been pending in the US on approving ingredients used in the European brands for SEVEN YEARS and counting.  Pity American sunbathers looking for great sun protection!

More specifically you can find the full range of sunscreens from  Bioderma, Avene, Uriage, Ducray below


European Leader in Skin Care - Bioderma

An independent laboratory
The Laboratoire Dermatologique BIODERMA, based in Lyon, France, develops and markets, in close collaboration with dermatologists and renowned institutional research centers (CNRS, INSERM, CHU, Universities, …), dermo-cosmetic products intended for medical prescription and medicinal consultancy.

BIODERMA is among the most frequently prescribed laboratories by French dermatologists. Present in more than 70 countries, BIODERMA is growing very fast at international level. Over the past 5 years, the laboratory's average annual growth has been over 32%.

Since the creation of our laboratory, BIODERMA teams share the same profoundly humanistic vision. Eight fundamental values express our aspirations :

In close partnership with dermatologists, BIODERMA commits to developing for them products that respond to the needs and demands of their patients, treating every kind of skin, even the most sensitive. Expertise
The BIODERMA laboratory is wholly dedicated to dermatology. It is a repository of broad, yet exact scientific knowledge, concerning skin, the cells that make up skin and its relation with the body and mind.

Pioneering in spirit, BIODERMA researches the most innovative active ingredients and formulates leading-edge solutions, totally new in their concepts, forms and applications.

Carefully listening to its different audiences, BIODERMA takes into account the needs of its partners, shares its knowledge with health professionals, and provides education as to the best techniques to use in order to obtain a better compliance and improve the efficiency of its products.

BIODERMA makes it a point of honor to respect its audiences, to act with complete transparency, and to be open about everything it says and does.

BIODERMA is ready to examine all solutions, without any preconceived ideas. Its only objective is to find the best response to the expectations of dermatologists, pharmacists and consumers

BIODERMA commits to formulating products of the purest quality, with ingredients selected for their extreme tolerability, and to ensuring total traceability for impeccable safety.

BIODERMA is concerned with the wellbeing of the people who use its products, and commits to ensuring, through their texture, that they procure a feeling of day-to-day pleasure and ease of use.

Bioderma Crealine H2O

The best eye make up remover and cleanser in the world. A cult product! It is the favorite of all the major makeup artists and you will find it at in the backstage of all the most important photo shoots and fashion shows.

This product is also know at Sensibio outside of the French Market. Also available is their Sebium H2O product for oily skins and Crealine T.S. H2O for dry skins.

Gently cleanse your sensitive, normal to dry skin with the Bioderma Crealine H2O, an ultra-mild, non-rinse micellar water cleanser and make-up remover.

Created to suit the needs of those who experience skin irritation and redness, the alcohol-free formula soothes and cools as it cleanses. Crealine H2O guarantees cutaneous and ocular tolerance for the skin and the eyes with its physiological pH and soap-free base.

The cleanser removes impurities using micelles, which micro-emulsify impurities while maintaining the skin's balance. Added decongesting active ingredients prevent irritation, making the skin feel instantly refreshed, perfectly clean and free from all make-up - including water resistant mascara.

"BB creams (short for beauty or blemish creams) are like tinted moisturizers on steroids. In addition to hydrating and evening out skin tones, BB creams also treat the skin with antioxidants or other anti-aging ingredients, plus offer broad-spectrum SPF. Already super-popular in Asia, dozens of these handy hybrids are popping up in the U.S. Here's how to find the best one for you". (Allure magazine).   New from Bioderma is the Crealine BB Cream  Check it out.

Bioderma Crealine AR BB Cream Anti Redness-40ml 

You can also find BB from Embryolisse Makeup Wearers Secret with SPF 20 protection 




Hot New Product from Bioderma

A new addition to the already popular Bioderma H2O line is the Anti-Redness version

You see details on FrenchCosmetics.Net here

Bioderma Crealine AR H2O Anti Redness Micellar Cleansing Solution-250ml

You can also real all about Bioderma on our site.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Now Available at FrenchCosmetics.Net

Check out this post on Goop  Guess what Gwyneth.   You can get them all now at FrenchCosmetics.Net at reasonable prices. Follow the links to check out:

Avibon-30 Grams


Avibon - as of this writing being reformulated


Crealine H2O - all sizes - see H2O post 

Seems for the first 3, folks just can't seem to find great basic ointments anywhere in the States.  Wake up CVS, Walgreens etc.

Hot Products from Ducray - Photoscreen Range - Hyperpigmentation Protection from Sun

Need sunscreen protection that focuses on preventing brown spots?  Then check out these two products from Ducray.

 Ducray Melascreen PhotoProtection Crème Riche SPF50+ 40ml

Ducray Melascreen Photoprotection Light (Formerly Emulsion) Cream

Ducray Melascreen Photoprotection Rich Cream SPF 50 

Also this old favorite for Brown Spots

Ducray Melascreen Depigmentant 

And finally the Hair Products that Ducray arguably is most well know for:

Ducray Chronostim-2 x 50ml


Anaphase Shampoo


Anastim - most popular item..


Recent Anti-Aging Product Introductions from Uriage

Meso Therapy and More - Filorga - Hot Item

Filorga is arguably the most interesting and in-demand product line riding the wave of interest in Hyaluronic acid-related products today.

They have in fact several impressive products that are attracting a lot of attention:

Filorga Sleep & Peel Restructuring Night Cream-50ml

Consider the following:

Filorga Sleep and Peel
Filorga Optim Eyes
Filorga Time Filler
Filorga Time Filler Mat
Filorga Isostructure
Filorga Iso-Age
Filorga Meso Serum
Filorga Meso Mask

and others....

Eucerin Hyaluron Filler - Hot Item

Okay another one not from France but from Germany - a very hot product.   Eucerin Hyaluron Filler.   Comes in Dry Skin version, which is overwhelmingly the most popular and for Normal Skins.   This one targets wrinkle removal, as you can tell from the name.   They also have several other products, not nearly as popular.

Eucerin Hyaluron Filler-Day-Dry Skins--50ml

Eucerin Hyaluron Filler - Dry Skins
Eucerin Hyaluron Filler - Normal Skins
Eucerin Hyaluron Filler - Night Care - also quite popular

and consider:

Eucerin Hyal-Urea Anti Wrinkle Day Care
Eucerin Hyal-Urea Anti Wrinkle Eye Contour Care
Eucerin Hyal-Urea Anti Wrinkle Night Care

May all your wrinkles smooth out....

Somatoline - Slim While You Sleep

Okay so this one is not from France but from Italy - and it looks very good!

Don't believe you can lose weight in your sleep. Check out the following in the September 2012 issue of Allure magazine: A skin cream has proven effective at reducing fat deposits, according to a report in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science. A team of researchers led by Enzo Berardesca at the San Gallicano Dermatological Institute in Rome tested a formula containing caffeine, shea butter, mineral salts, and extracts from algae and seaweed. Women who applied it on their waist, hips, and thighs nightly for four weeks lost one to two centimeters, up to slightly less than an inch, from each area, the researchers found. The product (Somatoline Cosmetics Intensive Night Slimming Treatment, which is available in Europe) stimulates the breakdown of fat molecules and the draining of fluids, Berardesca says; growth hormone released during sleep enhances effects in the skin, he adds.

Somatoline Intensive Night Slimming Treatment-400ml

Click here for research and decide for yourself

Interesting products they have

Primary one is the Night Treatment - 400ml
Flat Stomach for Men 150ml 
Flast Stomach for Men 300ml 
Top Definition for Men 
Menopause Treatment 150ml 
Menopause Treatment 300ml  

Check it out and slim already!

H2O from Bioderma - Very Popular

First in a series of commentaries about interesting cosmetics/skin care products from France

Probably the most well know product from Bioderma - its H2O makeup remover/cleanser line.  Comes in difference sizes and look for the special DUO offerings:

Bioderma Crealine T.S.  H2O Micellar Solution-Scent Free-500ml

Crealine H2O 500ml
Crealine H2O 500ml - Duo
Crealine H2O 100ml Travel Size and cute too!
Crealine H2O 250ml
New Item Crealine (Anti Redness) AR H2O 250ml only
Crealine H2O Wipes - can be useful

Not as well known but also there is Crealine T.S. for Dry Skins.  Also comes in different sizes and DUO as well:

Crealine H2O T.S. 500ml
Crealine H2O T.S  500ml - Duo
No 100 Travel Size for T.S.
Crealine H2O T.S 250ml

Then also Sebium H2O for Oily Skins.   Again  difference sizes and DUO:

Sebium H2O 500ml
Sebium H2O 500ml - Duo
Sebium H2O 100ml Travel Size and cute too!
Sebium H2O 250ml

Any doubts about these products?  Look at the faces of French women who reputedly never wash their faces with water.

Product Alert:   We are wondering about the 'new' pump design and where it comes from.  Certainly not from France.   We just received a shipment from France and no design change there.  Hope its not a fake, but it does look very cool!