Ah, French pharmacies. They look just like pharmacies in every other country, but they are so, so much more. Yes, they may sell corn plasters and allergy tablets. But they’re also gateways into the sumptuous world of Real French Girl beauty. Nestled in their aisles lie the products that French Girls, and many anglophone magazines, agree are the secret to beauty. Luminous skin, artfully dishevelled hair and the ability to wear almost no make-up are just a purchase away. So when passing through Paris, as I’m sure you often do, please don’t be put off by the presence of tragically wrinkled old people and small children with colds. I urge you to go into your nearest pharmacy and buy the products that will allow you to realise your best, most Parisienne self.