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Saturday, 1 February 2014

French Skincare Haul

French Skincare Haul review swatch photo
French Skincare Haul review swatch photo


bioderma crealine h20 solution, bioderma CREALINEh20 wipes, la roche posay serozinc,
 la roche posay cicplast, Embryolisse creme lait concentre

So as you’d probably know if you follow me on social media or over on my other blog then I went to Paris last week. I went on a lil press trip with Clarins (more on that soon), but after our Clarins Lab visit we were given some free time to experience Paris as we wished. After a whistle stop tour of Paris - Thanks to our awesome driver. Me and Milly decided to head to City Pharma and get some goodies.

Bioderma Crealine H20 Micellar Water is a classic item that people always say to pick up in France. While you can get this pretty easily in the UK, You get larger bottles for a fraction of the price you’d pay over here. I paid 15 Euros for two 500ml's, and the equivalent of that here is about £30, so essentially have the price. If you haven’t heard of Bioderma or Micellar Waters in the past few years where have you been? Micellar waters are all the rage and are pretty damn good at a pre cleanse. I also picked some of the Bioderma Wipes for lazy skincare days when I want the makeup off but really cant be bothered. They are pretty much just wipes soaked in Bioderma Crealine H20. A bit skin friendlier than your average wipe but not something I'd recommend using regularly.

One thing I knew I wanted to purchase that I know you cant get in the UK is La Roche Posay Serozinc. While I don’t really know what it is actually for when I bought it... All I knew at the time is people rave about it, plus you cant get it in the UK. It’s a spray toner designed to sooth and calm the skin before skincare. I’ve fallen in love recently with the La Roche Posay Cicaplast B5 balm, but I wanted something a little lighter as it’s a bit smothering on my combo skin. I decided to get the La Roche Posay Cicaplast which is similar but more of a serum (think the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo in texture). The Cicaplast range is the best for repairing the skin and aiding the heal time of wounds or angry looking spots. I absolutely love it for those post spot dry areas. I then bought Embryolisse Creme Lait Concentre, one of my favourite makeup base moisturiser combos. I'm surprised I've never talked about it before actually! I got a large size because I know it was a bit cheaper than it retails in the UK for!

The thing about French Skincare these days are that most of its available in the UK in either Boots or online. Escentuals have the best range of french skincare of any online shopping destination so I’d really recommend there if you wanted to get some of the items mentioned in this haul, apart from the Serozinc which you can get online some places, but I don't personally know where!

You can see Millys Paris Haul here


43 comments

  1. I love the Bioderma H20 Micellar water, wouldn't mind trying the face wipes for when I'm being a little lazy too. I'm not a massive fan or toner but I have read a few good reviews about the la Roche posay serozinc, I hope it's nice for you! Danielle xx

    missdanielle.com

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  2. Bioderma is a must have! I have just been sent the new Garnier Micellar Water, can’t wait to give it a go and see how it does in comparison to my much loved Bioderma!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  3. Ohh the good old bioderma~ I love the stuff so much eventhough there are many dupes of this in drugstores now which does a similar job! I've read reviews about the serozinc and it is a hit or miss item for people as some say it doesn't really work for them and some say that it works perfectly! I personally really like the La roche posay skincare range after trying the effaclat duo, therefore i would like to try other products from them soon!

    Thank you for posting~ I hope you have a good day! <3

    Ying ♥ || *- YingcBeauty-*
    X x X x X

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  4. Wow, I love all of these products so jealous of your trip to Paris!!! What an amazing opportunity! I haven't tried the La Roche Posay Seronzinc so thanks for the tip! :) xx

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  5. Good choices Lily ;) I love both Bioderma Crealine H20 and Serozinc.

    Blu Button Box

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  6. French skincare is finally starting to become easily accessible in Australia. I will have to add Cicaplast to my list of products to try.

    Laura | Breton & Blush

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  7. I love bioderma! I really want to go to Paris, so when I get chance to go I will be making sure I get a lot! xx

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  8. French skincare ALWAYS works for me. It’s just fantastic.

    www.beccamy.blotspot.co.uk

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  9. Hi, I did an internship as a nurse and we used the la roche posay cicaplast on scars to help them fade. It works really well on scars.
    - Nikki
    mysprinklesoflove.blogspot.be

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  10. I want the la roche posay serozinc also.

    Vhema
    http://reviewingmake-up.blogspot.com.au/

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  11. I'd love to get the Crealine wipes for travelling!

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  12. Really want to try some products from La Roche Posay and Bioderma! xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  13. Bioderma is amazing
    http://cocotulips.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. i hear so much about bioderma, but i've never really understood what the hype is! will have to pick up a small bottle and see what is so excellent.. :)

    www.zoewithumlauts.blogspot.ie

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  15. love all those
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  16. I really need to hop on the bandwagon and check out Bioderma products
    Casualllyawkward

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  17. I've never tried Bioderma, that's another try on my list and i'm desperately trying to get my hands on some La Roche-Posay !
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I can't believe how cheap you got those huge bottles, so jealous you got to go to paris Lily x

    EmmiHearts

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  19. Really need to go to Paris and do some serious skincare shopping! x

    http://moiraparton.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. I definitely need to try more La Roche-Posay products! The Effaclar Duo is a miracle! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  21. its amazing to get bioderma 2 bottle at ones price of uk

    http://sarazbeautytonic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. I went to paris in december and I could of kicked myself for not visiting a pharmacy! Loved your haul.

    http://somethingaboutcarey.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I'm planning on a Paris trip in the Summer, I can't wait to hit City Pharma! :) xxx

    Eleri Roberts

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  24. Gotta love Bioderma! Great haul

    Kimberley x

    www.kimberleysbeautyblog.com

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  25. Hi Lily,
    I love french cosmetics, their quite expensive but very good :D
    xxx
    http://one-dollar-milkshake.blogspot.com/

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  26. I loved the LRP products that I tried from my local spa in AZ :) I bet the Clarins Lab was awesome as well as Paris. Thanks for sharing this and I'm following your blog now! ♥

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  28. I need to try Bioderma! It really does sound amazing! xxx

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. bioderma is a complete must have!

    sun-driven.blogspot.com

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  30. Ooh the La Roche Posay zerozinc loks really nice
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. I was thinking it'd be nice if there were micellar water wipes, and lo and behold, everyone's favourite micellar water brand has some! I hope they make their way over to Canada so I can try them. They seem very practical on-the-go or at the office, when you need to do some makeup touch-ups.

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  32. Ooh, I really want to try the La Roche-Posay Cicplast.


    I've just written a January Favourites blogpost over on my blog. Check it out and let me know if you've tried any of the mentioned products.

    www.sophschoices.co.uk

    Sophie

    x

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  33. I've been loving La Roche-Posay and I definitely want to try these products now!

    I've written a January Favourites blogpost over on my blog. Check it out and let me know if you've tried any of the mentioned products. Also, keep an eye out for my February Flake-Away series.

    www.sophschoices.co.uk

    Sophie

    x

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  34. Incredible collection..!! I would like to suggest you to include my favorite
    revitol acnezine solution in this wonderful collection.

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  36. nice post! you have such an amazing blog <3 really loved it :) lets follow each other? do let me know by commenting on my blog :) nice to connect :)
    http://www.beautyandfashionfreaks.com/

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