26 May 2013

The Online French Pharmacy




The French brands just bring it when it comes to skincare. Over here a decent array of those are easily accessible both online and in certain stores, but we seem to pay a heftier price tag. My latest (and dangerous) site discovery LeGuideSante.co.uk is France-based but provide us UK gals with the majority of pharmacy faves that you'd find on the shelves of a Parisian chemist, for the same rates at that. They don't hold it all but their brand directory is brimming with real gems, some of which I haven't been able to track down any where else other than if you were to make that trek across the channel. It's the start of many sprees, but here's what hopped into my virtual basket this time...



Up first was an ogle at the outlay of Bioderma - never again will I head in the direction of eBay to get my favourite micellar water fix once costing £16+ a hit. Here, the bulkiest bottle comes in at £10.72, a paired pack £19.32 and suitcase friendly size totals £3.42. I added to my stash with another biggie as well as a mini for when I'm next off on my travels. One member of La Roche Posay's range which can only be found in France is Serozinc, a Caroline Hirons influenced, spritz-on zinc sulphate solution, which soothes, hydrates and prevents inflammation. Think of it as a type of toner if you will, that's what I've been misting the stuff on as and it soon puts an end to redness. I've hunted high and low for a trusty tube of Lierac's Diopticalm Anti-Fatigue Balm Mask since it disappeared from UK beauty destinations amid rumours of its packing getting a revamp - I wasn't going to let it slip from my sights again and so in my online trolley it went for £11.97 as opposed to £17. A small blob can be popped on daily to diminish dullness, or leave it on as a thick 5 minute mask treatment - I can't wait to lap this up the next long-haul flight.


During my snooping I came across the Caudalie Beauty Elixir 30ml for £6.72, the large for £23.24 and their Divine Oil for £16.87 - it doesn't get much better than that. Of course this discovery comes with a downside in the way of delivery charges. For single stash stock-ups, it probably won't work out to be worth it, however, if you're bulk beauty buying, it's a pretty darn good deal. I opted for the cheaper choice being 'Exapaq' who charge by weight, but my parcel barely passed the £6 mark and was delivered to my doorstep after 7 days. Not as good as a parade around a well-stocked French pharmacy, but for now this site holds a firm place in my browser bookmarks bar... for future reference, you know?
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  1. such a great deal! I hope we get something similar for the states soon!

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    1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, there's a US site - I can't say what prices/shipping are like though :-) x

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  2. Sounds like you got some amazing things! I'm hoping to get my hands on a bottle of Serozinc soon too :)

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    1. It's great stuff Tiffany, you'd love it :-) x

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  3. I can finally get my hands on Dioderma, thanks great discovery :) xx

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  4. I can finally get my hands on Dioderma, thanks great discovery :) xx

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  5. Yeyy just ordered some serozinc :) never thought I'd get my hands on it as I never go to France and no one I know can get it for me. Thank you :)) xx

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    1. Ah me either - hence the frantic Google search and stumbling over this! Enjoy, it's great stuff :-) x

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  6. Thanks for the tips, I'm heading to Paris this weekend and can't wait to hit up la Pharmacie!

    Katie

    www.metrojournal.co.uk ¦ Life and Loves of a Language Graduate

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    1. Ah have a great time in Paris Katie :-) x

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  7. I have used this website a few times and my orders have gotten to Australia in about a week!

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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  8. Aaah I love Serozinc, although I never go to France so buy from the UK instead. A blogger bought from a french site (farmaline I believe?) and got slapped with a £30 customs charge! I wouldn't risk it! I've reviewed it on my blog and have the UK seller on there if you want to read it http://daisy--meadow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/la-roche-posay-serozinc-my-holy-grail.html xx

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