There's nothing like a French pharmacy, with all of those amazing brands and incredible products stacked on top of one another. It can be so much fun and slightly overwhelming.
Luckily, I walked into the place with a purpose: Pick up a tube of Homeoplasmine: a product that my friend, Jessica Stam, said is a must-have. I trust Jess' picks so I uttered in my broken French, "Homeoplasmine, s'il vous plait?" And the grumpy French pharmacist handed me a box of the ointment.
Mind you, I had NO IDEA what this stuff was... I just knew that my gorgeous, supermodel friend who gets beautified for a living implored me to stock up. She said it's the most amazing product for dry, cracked skin, sunburn and lips. She continued that every French makeup artist has a tube of the ointment in his/ her beauty bag...
Okay, tried and tested and I'm obsessed.
Basically, Homeoplasmine is the French version of our Elizabeth Arden's 8 Hour Cream and Japan's Yu-Be. It's a multi-purpose ointment that soothes, protects and moisturizes the skin. A little bit like Aquafor, sans the sheen and more natural. What I love about this stuff is that it's not at all greasy like 8-Hour cream. In fact, it kind of has an au naturel, matte finish. And it is KILLER for dry lips, literally reattaching the flakey skin and filling in the cracks for hydration without the sheen. Perfect to use prior to makeup for a smooth, silky palette. So great for all flaky, dry areas including sun or wind burn. A little goes a long way and the ointment penetrates for hours.
Click here to buy! You can't find in the US (I don't think...)