When it comes to natural and effortlessly chic beauty, the French-girl aesthetic takes the proverbial cake. As one of the most influential and dominant countries in the world for fashion and beauty, Parisians are no stranger to leading by example.

So, what does it *really* take to achieve this aesthetic – croissants and coffee aside? Turns out, there’s a little something extra that the French like to incorporate into their skincare routine. Here are five of the best beauty secrets, all the way from France…

1. JOJOBA OIL – Multipurpose oil, check

Protective, softening and soothing, jojoba oil protects the skin from dehydration and slows down water loss, all whilst focusing on balancing the suppleness and elasticity to prevent any signs of ageing.

The Nature Lab, Jojoba Oil, Dhs89 SHOP NOW

2. HYALURONIC ACID – The natural alternative to Botox

The ultimate ingredient for lifting, tightening and re-modelling your skin. Hyaluronic acid is here to moisturise, plump, and give your skin an overall soft and velvety touch with its naturally jelly-like texture, all while fighting dehydration. Think of it like a giant glass of water for your complexion.

Typology, Plumping Serum Hyaluronic Acid, Dhs90 SHOP NOW

3. TEA TREE oil – Goodbye imperfections

Used to purify, cleanse and tone your skin. Tea tree oil is the most renowned oil for taking care of your skin’s imperfections. It’s also known for its anti-inflammatory, antiviral and immunity support, making it a must-have in your skincare routine.

The Nature Lab, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Dhs39 SHOP NOW

4. ALOE VERRA GEL – Nature’s treasure

Known for its majestic healing power, Aloe Vera and its gel-like base are ingredients derived from a medicinal plant used to treat various conditions, particularly against sunburns, minor burns and cutes. Its vital purpose is to cure the skin and provide softening benefits naturally; this formula will help your skin in numerous ways.

Esi, Aloe Vera Gel, Dhs40 SHOP NOW

5. CARROT OIL: The mother of all natural tanning ingredients

It is recommended as an essential ingredient when tanning. Carrot oil provides a healthy glow to soften the skin and maintain a beautiful yet even complexion after being exposed to the sun. It’s also rich in antioxidants, which helps prevent any signs of ageing. Bonus!

Melvita, Carrot Oil, Dhs60 SHOP NOW