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Dans la Pharmacie…

This video is long overdue – I started preparing for it over a year ago! Originally, it was supposed to be all about what to buy if you’re in France and pass by the pharmacie, but now you can pretty much get most of the brands in the UK. Which in a small way is a bit of a shame, because it means that going into the French pharmacy won’t be quite so magical – I used to spend hours in there poking about and annoying the shop assistants, but I’d always come back to the UK stocked up with beautiful things that other people couldn’t get!

I realised after I had edited the video that I had missed out quite a few key pharmacy brands – NUXE and Thalgo to name just two – so I suppose there’ll be a sequel to this one. I shall add it to my ever-growing list…

Stockists for each brand mentioned are linked in below – all have free UK delivery, most have free worldwide delivery too!

Embryolisse Stockist: http://tinyurl.com/44l7wla

Filorga Stockist UK: http://tidd.ly/6d0502ec

Bioderma – Zuneta deliver worldwide but are waiting on stock: http://tinyurl.com/4yuhsa9 or try Guru Makeup Emporium (http://www.gurumakeupemporium.com/Bioderma-Crealine-H2O)

Avene Worldwide Stockist, click here: http://tidd.ly/e4b1ea03

Institut Esthederm Worldwide Stockists, click here: http://tidd.ly/c7b2e62a and here: http://tinyurl.com/43qmhn4

Caudalie Worldwide Stockists: http://tidd.ly/28fb3758 or here: http://tidd.ly/57d1abff or here: http://tidd.ly/cc963ca7

La Roche Posay Worldwide Stockist: http://tidd.ly/8ce60876

 Lierac Stockist with free worldwide delivery: http://tidd.ly/4c616a8


  1. I was about to purchase an Avene gentle milk cleanser via Boots, since I used to trust their products a lot, and they make sure they advertise themselves really well. And then I read the ingredients: Spring Water, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Propylene Glycol, PEG-6 Stearate, PEG-32 Stearate, Butylparaben, Carbomer, Collagen, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol Stearate Se, Stearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Trisodium EDTA. Mineral oil? REALLY?? I might as well buy the Superdrug Essential cleansing lotion! I’m sure there are better products out there, but I do love their thermal water spray! It’s their best !

  2. Hi Ruth,

    I just have a query about the effaclar range by La Roche Posay… I have started to use the cleanser, the duo and ai spot treatment as my skin is prone to acne breakouts and scars. I have been using it for a week and my skin seems very red and I feel totally low about it, I cant even leave the house! I am unsure whether to continue with this range as it has helped reduce my big cystic spots but the redness is awful! Thanks for your help x

    • @Jess I haven’t tried this one for any kind of lengthy period as I don’t suffer from acne, but it sounds like the same redness you can get with many products that exfoliate in this way. Perhaps try using once every two days and seeing if the redness reduces? Few people with similar prob: http://www.acne.org/effaclar-k-by-la-roche-posay-reviews/425/page1.html

      • Thanks so much! I am using the clarisonic mia once a day in the evening also/ exfoliating 3 times a week. Would you suggest that I stop this until redness disappears? Sorry for so many questions, thanks for the help! xxx

        • @Jess ARGH! Yes, stop the Mia altogether whilst your skin gets used to the exfoliation. You’re sandblasting the sh*t out of it! xxx

          • Oh god! And manual exfoliation (I’m using a LRP exfoliator too)! xxx

          • @Jess yes, you’re over-exfoliating! Just ease off and start again, you don’t need any other exfoliation as well as the Efflacar I wouldn’t have thought. Let me know how it goes! xx

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