Health and beauty… the French way 

Online and in-store 

Step inside Make Me Feel on SW4’s Abbeville Road and you discover what happens when extensive medical training and a holistic outlook, meet the savoir-faire of every Parisian’s go-to parapharmacie. Here glowing skin chimes with wellness and warm-welcomes, along with a petite peek into every chic French woman’s ultimate health and beauty destination.

With today’s fast-paced living causing stress to mind, body and skin, the French attitude to healing and feeling great is what Make Me Feel (the creation of founder Dr Marine Vincent) is all about. This means quick fixes are eschewed for a ‘prevention over cure’ philosophy, and skincare is proven – not just radiant wishful thinking. From superior dermocosmetics and effective medicines, to the best baby care products, vitamins & supplements – plus a team of healthcare professionals and highly trained skincare and health specialists – Make Me Feel is an expertly curated one-stop-shop for healthier and happier 21st century living.

Dr Marine’s bespoke one-to-one consultation process ensures the customer is always at the heart and ‘going the extra mile’ goes without saying, bien sûr. Be it an integrative treatment plan that tackles the real root of a problem, a one-off solution for a minor ailment, alternative remedies, or a signpost back to the GP – the qualified staff and practitioners live and breathe wellness, health and beauty to ensure the customer is in the best of French hands.

Just like every French woman, Make Me Feel is serious about skincare. Skin biology and ingredient understanding are paramount. That’s why Dr Marine’s team are at-the-ready to ensure customers receive maximum results from the luxury line-up of science-backed skincare solutions – be it REN, Caudalie, Nuxe, or Institute Esthederm to name-drop a few; add to this the latest skincare treatments and facials available in The Beauty Room.

The customer experience at Make Me Feel has been so successful it is now being rolled-out online in the UK, USA and Asia.

Dr Marine Vincent started her career working at La Pharmacie du parc in Neuilly sur Seine, Paris; before moving to London. After [xx] years working as Head of Pharmacie at Medicare Français the idea for Make Me Feel was born and she set up her London Parapharmacie and dedicated online store which, due to its ongoing success, is now being franchised. 

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Some of the brands we offer

The person behind Make Me Feel

Dr Marine Vincent

French born Marine, Founder and Director of Make Me Feel, has always had a fascination with medicine and the human body. She followed her passion by studying to become a doctor of Pharmacy, in Lyon. After flying through her studies, she worked as a pharmacist in Paris, but within two years she wanted to experience working under a different healthcare system in another country, so moved to London. She soon got a job with Medicare Français in Earl’s court, where she managed the pharmacy department for two years. At the same time as working in the pharmacy, Marine had various other projects on the go. She did some consultancy work for La Maison Medicale in South Kensington– guiding French practitioners around the complex British healthcare system. She was also in charge of an anticoagulation clinic in New Cross, and created a Spa within Streatham Pharmacy, using French Caudalie products.

For the next few years, Marine managed three different community pharmacies, until she finally felt ready to go it alone with Make Me Feel, last year. She says, “after 10 years of wanting to run my own business, the opportunity came up for me to rent 25 Abbeville Road last April. It was the perfect location, so I took it and started work straight away”.

Marine clearly enjoys challenging herself and being busy, but what is the most rewarding thing about her work? She answers, “I’m fascinated with medicine, and love helping people, so Make Me Feel is perfect. It feels great when customers come back to tell me my advice worked.” Marine also loves where she works. She continues, “having lived in the area for six years, I know it well. I thought a parapharmacie would work well in Abbeville village, as it has a really strong community spirit. We have this word in French, “bienveillance” that translates roughly as goodwill, and I feel it here every day.”

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Meet our team

Sharon Garcia Gaspar

Sharon is our very knowledgeable beauty and medicines assistant. Sharon gained her diploma with Scienta skills (recognised by General Pharmaceutical Council) in 2015 and worked since then in community pharmacies in South London. That is where she met Marine, whom she considers as a friend.

She likes working with customers and helping people with their health problem. She also loves advising on skincare and her favorite brands are Esthederm for their sun protection unique technology, Bioderma for their iconic cleansers and Ren for their pampering range. She says that she really enjoy working at Make Me Feel for the great professional spirit and positive energy in the team and being part of the local Abbeville community. She speaks English, Portuguese and is improving her French everyday!