When it comes to beauty and skincare, few countries can rival the allure and reputation of France. Renowned for its timeless elegance, dedication to quality, and innovative formulations, French cosmetics have become synonymous with luxury and effectiveness. Get ready to discover the latest French beauty secrets while paying less with tax-free shopping, now made easy by ZappTax.
Why buy French cosmetics?
France is home to some of the world’s most prestigious beauty brands that have stood the test of time. From legendary names like Chanel, Dior, and Lancôme to newer brands like Caudalie and Nuxe, French cosmetics encompass a wide range of offerings to suit every skin concern. Synonymous with quality and effectiveness. French beauty brands prioritize the use of high-quality ingredients and innovative formulations backed by scientific research. Whether it’s anti-aging creams, nourishing serums, or indulgent body care products, French cosmetics are designed to deliver visible results and enhance your natural beauty.
France is renowned for its skincare rituals and the accessibility of quality products through its network of pharmacies. French pharmacy brands, such as La Roche-Posay, Vichy, and Bioderma, have gained worldwide recognition for their dermatologically tested formulations and commitment to sensitive skin. French pharmacies offer a wide range of skincare products, including cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreens, making it a convenient and trusted destination for those seeking effective yet gentle solutions for their skincare needs.
And you know what’s even better? French cosmetics are cheaper in France than any other country (it just makes sense!).
What is tax-free shopping?
Not only are they cheaper in France, but even cheaper with tax-free shopping (double the savings!). Tax-free shopping allows non-European residents to claim a refund on the VAT that is paid when purchasing any goods in the European Union (EU). The standard VAT rate varies across EU countries, in France it represents 20% of the good’s value. For any trip taken on the continent for less than 6 months, you can stock up on cosmetics for the months to come while making huge savings.
ZappTax: save yourselves the hassle of customs!
We all know France is synonymous with complicated paperwork and long customs queues. Did you know ZappTax makes you say goodbye to that entire process? With its mobile tax-free shopping service designed for your needs, you’ll just have to follow 4 super-easy steps:
- Download the app from the App Store or Google Play; enter your personal and bank details, place of residence, and passport number.
- Request invoices in the name of ZappTax, take a picture of them and upload them on the application.
- Get your tax-free form a few hours before your departure and scan it when leaving the EU (electronic terminal or customs).
- Be refunded via bank account, PayPal or credit card.
Unlike its competitors, ZappTax cumulates all your purchases, even the smallest, to ensure much higher rates of refund (up to 90% of the VAT is refunded). Doing this, you can reach 100€, the minimum amount set by customs to obtain a VAT refund, with purchases made in different stores. For example, you can purchase 50€ worth of skincare in one shop, 30€ in another, and 40€ in a different shop. On top of that, if you have any questions or need information, our 24/7 support team will be happy to help you with any obstacles encountered during the process. Take advantage of simple tax-free shopping now for all your purchases in-store and online.
If you are coming to France or plan on going to Spain or Belgium, don’t hesitate to download ZappTax, your skin will thank us! Hoping to meet you very soon on our app!
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