Friday, 30 May 2014

My French Pharmacy picks from Escentual

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Since discovering Escentual website a few months ago it's been my favourite place to buy French skincare as it has always the best prices. And to make things even better they'll have throughout June up to 1/3 off French Pharmacy brands like La Roche-Posay, Avene, Vichy, Bioderma, Nuxe, Claudalie. It's a great opportunity to stock up on favourite products and try new ones.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar K - Renovating Care For Oily Skin 30ml, RRP £14.50, has become my holy grail moisturiser to keep my skin smooth, clear and pores tightened. I wrote a whole post about it, you can read it here.
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Hands 50ml, £6.50, it's the best hand cream I've tried. My hands are very sensitive and dry, they easily become sore and chapped and this hand cream saves them every single day from getting painfully dry and keeps them moisturised and protected without leaving any greasy residue. I highly recommend it to anyone who suffers with dry, atopic skin.
 Avene Hydrance Optimale Light Protective UV SPF20 40ml, RRP £14.50, my skin is oily but also dehydrated so I'm always looking for products that rehydrate my skin but also don't exaggerate the oiliness. Recently I got a sample of this cream and it's lovely, light, hydrating and doesn't make my skin more shiny and with SPF20 it gives the extra everyday protection from those dangerous sun rays. I need a new day cream so this will be the one.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ Dry Touch Gel-Cream 50ml, RRP £16.50, this sun cream has been talked about in the blogging world lately a lot and everyone has been praising it for being extra light and perfect under make up so I decided to pick this up as I need a high SPF protection for my face during Summer which hopefully will be very sunny:)
Vichy Idealia Life Serum 30ml, RRP £29.95, I've wanted to try this serum for a long time, so now it's the best time, considering it will be on offer. The serum claims to help with greyness, sallowness, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, oiliness and dry patches to give an ideal skin. And who doesn't want an ideal skin, huh?
Will you be taking advantage of Escentual offer? What are your French skincare essentials?
Let me know in the comments below.
Kind regards


  1. Just remembered you mentioned getting the Cicaplast Hand Cream on my post comments so I am glad you got it and it works for you! I have just finished mine so I am going to re-order whilst it has a third off. Definitely the best hand cream I have tried I LOVE it!

    Joey |

    1. I just re-ordered at Escentual. I'm glad I found this recommendation on your blog:) xx

  2. Lovely picks! my French skincare essentials are Clarins and L'Occitane :D I love Clarins cleanser, moisturizer and exfoliating cream.


    1. I've never actually tried anything from Clarins but I'm using right now my first L'occitane products and like it a lot:) Thanks for stopping by!


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