Sunday, 23 March 2014

Mini-Haul: French Skincare


Perhaps not the largest or most exciting of hauls, but I am pretty damn pleased so far with the items I popped into my escentual.com basket the other week, whilst making the most of their French pharmacy sale. 

It's too early for a full report on the Vichy Normaderm (Anti-ageing, Anti-imperfection, Anti-wrinkle Resurfacing Care, because short names are too easy), but I have been enjoying using it in the mornings as my day cream. The glycolic acid in the ingredients list caught my eye, as I love anything that keeps my skin smooth and unclogged, but I've also been impressed with the gel-cream texture, which sinks into my skin beautifully. I also like that it's tinted light green - if you struggle with redness sometimes (which I do at the minute, as I have an awful cold), this may be helpful for you.

I also picked up the ever-blogged-about Caudalie Beauty Elixir, and despite my disappointment in not receiving the limited edition L'Wren Scott bottle as pictured, have been rather liking it. I'm not convinced this is actually going to make any changes to my skin, but it smells pleasant and is lovely to use. I can see myself using it during the Summer, and I know that many people love to take it on flights.

The star of my haul has definitely been the Nuxe Reve de Miel Baume Levres. Oh my goodness. I don't know why it has taken me so long to get this, but I will never be without it again. My lips get terribly chapped, and usually with a cold like the one I have right now, they'd be sore to the point of bleeding. Not this time. This thick and non-greasy (its texture is honestly unlike any lip balm I have ever used) miracle worker has kept my lips soft and lovely.

Bioderma was annoyingly not in the third-off sale, despite being French, but it seemed as good a time as any to place an order. I don't really need to say anything about the much-loved Sensibio Micelle Solution, other than that it's handy and I like having a bottle in my stash. 

Have you placed an order in Escentual's sale? I held back from getting the La Roche Posay Effaclar duo, but I think I regret it now...do I need to place another order before the end of March? Do let me know in the comments if you would like a full review of any of these items!

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