Every French girl I know swears by this skincare brand—and I've just tried it for the first time

It has finally hit UK shores

Chloe Harrouche and Linda Tol at Paris Fashion Week
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I have spent a huge chunk of my professional life interviewing French women. I've spent so much time speaking with French brand founders, French models and French influencers, in fact, that I like to think I have a pretty good idea of what makes their beauty worlds turn. Why? Because let's face it, French women have an unrivalled sense of effortless chicness. From French bobs and the perfect red lip to effortless waves and clear, glowing skin—I want to know the secret behind every French beauty stereotype out there.

An overwhelming French beauty lesson that I have learned from my absorbed wisdom is the importance of skincare in French daily routines. I don't just mean doing your skincare either. French women champion skin in every aspects of their lives (including regular visits to a dermatologist), meaning they take what they put on their skin very, very seriously. Therefore, whenever I receive a product recommendation from a French woman, chances are I'm going to try it. 

And for many years now there has been an issue with this for me. While we can shop most of the French-favourite brands on UK shores, there was one stand-out that, up until now, I haven't been able to get my hands on—Oh My Cream.

Oh My Cream Skincare

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Over the years, I have listened to French women wax lyrical about Oh My Cream. If you're not yet familiar with the brand, let me explain. A French 'concept' store, Oh My Cream houses some of the best luxury beauty brands out there under one roof. With stores sprawling from Lille and Lyon through to Paris, Provence and Bordeaux, Oh My Cream has become somewhat of a household name in France. 

Stocking brands such as Augustinus Bader, Sunday Riley, Susanne Kaufmann and Sunday Riley, Oh My Cream brands itself as a 'clean' beauty store (a concept which, I'll admit, is not something I'm fully on board with). But beyond stocking some of the most luxurious (and efficacious) skincare brands out there, Oh My Cream also has its own line of skincare—and French girls love it. 

The really good news? Oh My Cream is finally available this side of the channel. Not only has the brand opened up two shiny new boutiques in London (one on Westbourne Grove and one on King's Road, for those local), but it's also available online—all of which are stocking the Oh My Cream line of skincare.

So, after years of wanting to get my mitts on it, I have finally had the chance to give the French-secret skincare a go. My verdict? Judging by the small selection of products I tried, it's good and I totally get what all the fuss has been about. Keep scrolling for my top five Oh My Cream picks.

1. Oh My Cream Skincare Cleansing Jelly

2. Oh My Cream Skincare Exfoliating Powder

3. Oh My Cream Skincare Universal Cream

4. Oh My Cream Skincare Make-up Removing Oil

5. Oh My Cream Skincare Plumping Oil

Shannon Lawlor
Executive Beauty Editor

Shannon Lawlor is the Executive Beauty Editor at Marie Claire. With nearly a decade of experience working for some of the beauty industry’s most esteemed titles, including Who What Wear, Glamour UK, Stylist and Refinery29, Shannon’s aim is to make the conversation around beauty as open, relatable and honest as possible. As a self-confessed lazy girl, Shannon has an affinity for hard-working perfumes, fool-proof make-up products and does-it-all skincare.