If you know anyone with a skincare routine, you’re probably already well aware of how seriously they take it. There are millions of people in the world that have well-planned skincare routines that they do every day, and many of those people use French skincare products.
In fact, most people have at least one French product in their skincare routine. That only seems to beg the question “why?” What about French skin products makes them so popular among people all over the United States? If you’ve never used any products that come from France, this might not make a lot of sense.
That being said, millions of units of these skincare products are sold all over the United States every year. The French skincare product market in the U.S. is worth a couple of billion dollars, and that’s only counting French products sold in the states.
There are a lot of reasons why so many people turn to France when it comes to figuring out their skincare routine, and today we’re going to be taking a look at a few of them. If you’re not convinced by the end of this article, you’ll at the very least understand why these products are so popular.
Understanding the French Philosophy
The French are known for many, many things. Most people generally consider the French to be great at parties because of all of the things that their country is known for. You probably know of a few of them, but let’s look at what the French are known for:
● Fine art.
● High fashion.
● Wine, and especially champagne.
● A lot of fine dining.
● Statues. (The United States was actually gifted the Statue of Liberty by France!)
One thing that a lot of people don’t really connect with these things is the long history of French philosophy. There are some more well-known philosophers, like Albert Camus who wrote such works as “The Stranger” that swept the world with its absurdist views. This book is still considered a classic in many parts of the world.
One of the many philosophies held by the French can be summed up in a simple phrase. “Less is more.” is the phrase that is uttered by many French people who design things. Well, it’s more likely that they say “Pourquoi faire compliqué quand on peut faire simple?” which translates to “why make it complicated when it can be simple?”
This attitude has definitely made its way into the skincare industry in France, and it manifests in some pretty interesting ways. For example, most French skincare products are designed using the fewest ingredients possible while also ensuring that the product still gets the job done.
That leads to a lot of products that are both generalized and specialized that are able to get the job done a little more effectively. The fewer ingredients used in a product, the easier time your skin has absorbing everything so you can get the maximum benefits.
Expertise You Can Trust
When you get into buying any kind of product, there’s a good chance that you want to make sure that you can trust the people that created the product. After all, people that know what they’re doing typically make better products in the long run.
For example, you’d probably want to buy shoes that were made and designed by a cobbler or podiatrist if you wanted something that’s going to be high quality. That being said, you probably wouldn’t trust the same person to take care of any plumbing issues that you’re having in your house.
This extends to all sorts of other things. It might be kind of fun to watch a plumber try to design the hottest spring fashion items without any background knowledge on the subject, but you probably wouldn’t want to wear whatever they make to your family’s Easter get-together.
Obviously, there are people that have hobbies that you wouldn’t expect. You might meet a plumber with a flair for fashion design, but that doesn’t mean that every plumber you meet is an amateur fashionista just waiting for their opportunity to show off their skills and expertise in this area.
When it comes to your skincare products, you definitely want to make sure that someone who knows what they’re doing is in charge of making new formulas for the products that any given company puts out for the general public. That just means that they’ll make better products.
Low-quality products can leave oily residues on your skin, not give your skin the hydration it needs, or even cause rashes, redness, and general itchiness. The person that is in charge of making the product makes a world of difference when it comes to the results that you can expect from any line of products a company puts out.
Many of the companies in France take painstaking efforts to ensure that you’re getting the best that France has to offer. The skincare market in France is one of the most competitive on the planet, meaning that it also benefits them to give you high-quality products.
If they aren’t able to put out good products, odds are the pharmacies of France will simply refuse to carry their products. If a company can’t sell its products, well, they’re not going to be around for very long at all. So, needless to say, French skincare companies have to put in a lot of effort to even be competitive in their home country.
Choosing the Cream of the Crop
Picking skincare products can feel like a pretty hard task. There are a lot of things for you to choose from, and many, many companies making similar products. If you know a good product that works for you, you should definitely use it as much as directed.
Many people find that French products work the best for them, and that’s why so many people have at least one French skincare product in their normal skincare routine.