New in: French Pharmacy Skincare


My french pharmacy collection is building up slowly but surely. I am massive on skin care and I can honestly say french pharmacy is right up there with my all time faves. The variety of french pharmacy skincare I’ve used have all been really gentle. I’m assuming a lot of their skin care is like this as the main brands are Bioderma, La Roche Posay and Vichy to name a few.

Because my last two reviews went down so well (Avene Gentle Cleanser & La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +) I thought it would be good to try out some more products thanks to the lovely people over at Escentual. 

First up we have the BIODERMA Atoderm Creme levant (£12.50), or for those who don’t speak french the Bioderma Nutri-protective cleansing cream! To start with this is potentially the biggest cleansing product I have ever utilised, there is 500ml of product in this pump bottle. I have been using this for a good while now and you can’t even tell it’s been used. The pump bottle makes it easier as you don’t waste product, you only need the smallest amount so one pump will suffice. This product is actually suitable for the face and body so it serves a dual purpose.The cleanser itself is very good, when you apply it it lathers up a lot and this helps remove excess dirt and oils. I’ve took note that I haven’t had any break outs while using it and it has also prevented any possible break outs since using so I am super pleased!I've heard so many good things about the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream but have never gotten round to buying one. I came across the La Roche Posay CICAPLAST Baume B5 (£5.50) and after being impressed with Effaclar Duo + from the same brand I know I’d have to try it. It is such a bargain for the results you get. It can be used on the body, face and lips and repairs the skin adding moisture back in when it is extremely chapped and dry. Now with the Summer here this is an ideal all rounder; It’s perfect for rashes, dryness and flakiness. Like the other product this is also fragrance-free, lanolin-free and paraben-free.A soap style cleanser isn’t something I’d thought of using before but I’be been loving the Avene Cold Cream cleansing bar(£3.80). I’ve been using this on my face but it is suitable for the face & body. This bar is actually a combination of Avenes Cold cream and their highly raved about Avene Thermal Spring Water. The PH balanced formula aids in balancing the skin too. The white beeswax nourishes the skin and the Thermal PH spring water helps to soothe and heal the skin. The bar itself lathers up a lot (similar to a soap) and this again helps get rid of all the dirt and excess oils in the skin. Your face feels a lot smoother after using this cleansing bar and gives it a very fresh clean feeling. Unlike regular soap this does not leave your skin feeling tight and dry. 
Finally a brand I have never tried. I have heard so many good things about the brand Vichy so I thought I would try the Normaderm 3 in 1- it can be used as a cleanser, scrub and mask. The product doesn’t contain any alcohol, soap or paraben and is advertised as also being suitable for Acne prone skin. Sounds good to me! I have used this product in all 3 of the ways but have found for me it works the best as a mask. This is literally the only ‘mask’ style product I have used that hasn’t caused me to break out or come out in a rash. Finally!
I leave the mask on for around 5 minutes and it leaves the skin feeling super firm, smooth and deeply cleansed. It also reduces the appearance of pores and gets rid of blackheads. If I had the time to wear a face mask everyday I would. And this would definitely be the one!Escentual sell a multitude of products and always have discounts on, right now a lot of their french pharmacy is on sale so check them out.Have you tried any french pharmacy products?  

15 comments:

  1. I love bioderma and la roche posay products! Defiantly need to check out some of these that you picked up!

    Hannah Heartss x

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  2. I really love Avene but I've never tried that cleansing bar, I'm not sure how I'd get on with it to be honest. Really like the sound of the CICAPLAST, I'm definitely going to add it to my shopping list. Thanks for a fab roundup! x
    strupag.com

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    1. The CICAPLAST is brilliant, perfect for dry skin. It adds instant moisture! Glad you liked the post :)

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  4. There is nothing like a French Skincare Haul! You got some exciting things, The Vichy 3 in 1 mask sounds great.
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  5. I live in France and hadn't thought to try some of those products! I'll be taking myself off to pharmacy tomorrow...

    I'm a new follower, found you through the #bbloggers chat this evening
    x Kirsty
    www.beautyisperfection.co.uk

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    1. Ah fab! Glad you found this post useful! :)

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  6. I love the Normaderm Hyluaspot, it works wonders for my break outs, so I will definitely be purchasing this! xx
    loujay.co.uk

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    1. Oooh will have to look into that, thank you for your comment :)

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  7. I would really like to get the Normaderm 3 in 1 as I think it would be a great to clear up my acne!
    Katie x
    katiesview101.blogspot.ie

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  8. I love la roche posay. Not that I can ever afford it really but a girl can dream eh? ;)

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  9. Aghh I was supposed to comment on your giveaway post haha! Feel free to delete my comments - I'll write on the correct one this time! Sorry!

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  10. My favourite is definitely the Clinique chubby sticks :)

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    x

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  11. This is so exciting! I am obsessed with Sanctuary products and these are all so so lovely :)
    www.millie-grace.co.uk xx

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