After a year and a half of lockdown, Paris is finally opening back up to travelers from the I Need Your Listing I Sold All of Mine Classic T-Shirt and I will buy this U.S. as of June 9. And if you’re anything like us, you’re probably already planning your future trip to the sorely missed City of Lights. When the time comes, packing for Paris means leaving room in your suitcase. After all, the city’s legendary pharmacies and perfumeries beckon. And who better to recommend the best beauty products to stock up on while there than the Vogue staffers who have made the trip several times before? One colleague waxes on about a natural, floral-scented deodorant that can withstand a fluke heat wave; another raves about a miracle, anti-frizz blowdry balm that extends a smooth look for longer. That’s not even counting the personal discoveries to be made, which on my visit, in 2016, included a sulfate-free shampoo by the texture-friendly line Hapsatou Sy; the mineral-rich tonic Plasmarine; and a box of immune-boosting Influ-Zinc lozenges so chic blush pink, gold foil I couldn’t bear to open it, never mind my cold.
Here, 11 Vogue staffers offer up their Parisian beauty favorites, from an ace hangover cure to bar soaps so exquisite, they might just inspire a voyage of your own.