FRENCH FARMACIE~ BRAND LOVE
Tricia Marlowe~Brand Founder & CEO of French Farmacie sharing her fertility story, the importance of sleep and Sunday Mornings~
Although we have never met in person, I am certain we would be great friends. I hope we can stroll the streets of Paris one day looking for the perfect plate of Pommes frites.
As a Makeup Artist, I get the opportunity to try a lot of brands and I am in LOVE with this brand FRENCH FARMACIE and I hope you will be too...
1. YOUR STORY~
After years of struggling with infertility, including multiple rounds of IVF and, unfortunately, some miscarriages, I really started to question what I was putting in and on my body. This led to researching ingredients and eliminating things that didn’t serve me, including a complicated skincare routine. As my interest grew, I leaned into my background in healthcare and partnered with a Harvard chemist to develop science-driven formulations. Along my journey, a life-changing trip to Indonesia opened my eyes to the ocean plastic pollution crisis and its effect on front-line communities. I knew that if I was going to bring a brand into this world, we needed to commit to a positive social and environmental impact. From there, French Farmacie was born — consciously crafted skincare combining results-driven ingredients with a genuine dedication to having a softer impact on the environment.
French Farmacie pays homage to the French and their simple "skin-first" routines, which served as inspiration when creating our hero products Élixir Exfoliant and Sérum Radiant. It’s the secret to the French sense of je ne sais quoi — a philosophy that favors pared-down minimalism and classic simplicity. Our approach centers around reducing complicated steps and unnecessary ingredients to find balance, ease, and a natural glow.
2. SUNDAY MORNINGS?
I love taking time on Sundays to lean into rituals that help me come back to myself, including taking a walk in nature and doing my full French Farmacie ritual.
3. BEAUTY SECRETS?
Sleep! I have always prioritized sleep, even when working in Corporate America. All the skincare in the world won’t work if we’re not sleeping enough. Lack of quality sleep affects skin’s pH levels, which lowers the moisture level and depletes your natural glow.
4. ZEN ZONE?
Moving my body daily through Pilates and Yoga is a must to keep me centered and grounded.
I love gaining inspiration from other women who are doing cool things. I think it’s important to surround yourself with people who lift you up and inspire you with positive energy.
6. GUILTY PLEASURE?
Potato chips or fries. I try not to eat them often because when I do, I can’t help myself. But hey ho, enjoying life and moderation is key.
I hate to admit that there are many books on my shelves that I haven’t cracked open yet, so recently, I picked back up “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.
8. SCENT MEMORY?
When I was younger, my family spent time on the Outer Banks in the Summer, so the smell of the ocean always brings me back.
When I traveled to Barcelona, one of my favorite cities, for work or pleasure, I loved visiting the charming neighborhood El Born, with its narrow streets, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. The Picasso Museum is also a highlight. Sadly as I started to list a couple of cafes, a few were gone due to the Pandemic, but the neighborhood is still thriving and worth a visit if in Barcelona.
10. BEAUTY/ STYLE MUSE?
French Farmacie pays homage to the French and their less-is-more approach to life. I love Caroline de Maigret, Tina Kunakey, Emmanuelle Alt, to name a few. But to be honest, scrolling through images of everyday classic and timeless Parisian street style (or seeing in real life, of course) gives me tons of inspiration.
11. MULTI ~MASKING ?
I love multi-tasking with a beauty mask on, so I’ll put on Élixir Exfoliant, do dry brushing, hop in a warm bath, and listen to a podcast.
12. WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST BEAUTIFUL?
I feel most beautiful when I’m taking really good care of myself physically and mentally. Also, after all my hardships with infertility, the journey of creating French Farmacie has taught me the meaning of accepting myself and finding the beauty of being at ease.
13. CURRENTLY DAYDREAMING?
One of my little dreams with French Farmacie has been to hear of a celebrity mention they use it, and crazy enough, British-American actress Lucy Boynton recently shared her love of Élixir Exfoliant with Harper’s Bazaar UK! My jaw dropped as it was totally unexpected.
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