Baby, it's cold outside. 

The illustrious wonder that surrounds French beauty products is not without reason. They work. Especially for those of us based in the northern hemisphere, who are subject to storms of various names and ice at any given moment from September through April. 

Do your skin a favour and let this be the year that you succumb to all things pharmacie

1. Homeoplasmine

A multi-purpose balm which is here to save your lips from a festive dry-rot. The only thing to soothe your kissers after weeks of central heating, Storm Whatever and aeons of lipstick.

2. Avibon A313 Vitamin A cream

A cult-favourite, this Vitamin A/Retinol cream is French pharmacie royalty. It prevents wrinkles, helps with existing wrinkles, resurfaces skin and takes care of blemishes. Incorporate into your routine slowly and reap the benefits. 

Also, wear suncream. 

3. Embryolisse Concentrated Lait Cream

A primer, moisturiser and make-up remover all-in-one, this wonder product restores glow and gives a boost to tired, dehydrated skin. Sound familiar?

It's not nicknamed a 'miracle cream' for nothing...

4. Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary's famous 'elixir of youth', Caudalie's 20-year strong formula can be used to bump radiance, set makeup, and tighten pores. An alleged favourite of Victoria Beckham's, this product is perfect for dry and tired sensitive skin.