In France, only healthy skincare and beauty products with clean and non-toxic ingredients are on the market. However, in the U.S., this is not always the case and sometimes it’s hard to know which products are vegan, cruelty-free, and contain the highest-quality ingredients. So here at SHAY, with luxury and quality in mind (not only in diamonds and gems), we selected our top skincare brands and did the filtering for you.  

La Mer

La Mer is known for its Creme de la Mer moisturizer because of its powerfully healing active ingredients like nutrient-rich algae, antioxidants, and extracts from stones to transform, heal, and sooth dryness or dull skin. La Mer’s products restore skin to look and feel naturally radiant. 


Caudalie is renowned for the grape and grapevine extracts in its skincare products, creating very sustainable and natural products. Caudalie is a French company specializing in Vinotherapie. We recommend the Beauty Elixir mist for a immediate boost of radiance and glow, with a therapeutic fresh scent. 

iS Clinical

iS Clinical, a team of doctors, pharmacologists, and scientist, combine the highest-graded ingredients and cutting edge science to create clinically proven beauty products. The most famous product is the Active Serum, which rapidly brightens and smoothes the skin. The Cleansing Complex contains glycolic and salicylic acids to enhance skins vibrance. 

Elta MD

Elta MD designed there products with efficiency and effectiveness in mind and has a high-end line of top sun protection products. Elta MD’s sunscreen formula includes zinc, which helps prevent sunburns and decrease skin cancer and aging. 

La Roche Posay

La Roche Posay is one of the most well-known and loved French pharmacy brands. They are originally known for the Thermal Spring Water, which was discovered centuries ago in the town of La Roche-Posay, France. Their products are for all skin types and has high and powerful natural antioxidants. 

Written by Amanda Piroozian