Escentual French Pharmacy Haul

The Escentual French Pharmacy events are something I always look forward to, which might sound incredibly sad.. but I don’t care. I love the French pharmacy skincare brands, so to be able to score upto a third off the brands is amazing and the perfect time to stock up. Today I wanted to share my Escentual French Pharmacy Haul, and you can see the gems I picked up in in their last French Pharmacy event in last years haul here.

Escentual French Pharmacy Haul

I only bought four items, but I’m planning on purchasing a couple more before the end of June to take advantage of the discount before it finishes.

Escentual French Pharmacy Haul

The first item I bought was enabled by the lovely MammafulZo (if you haven’t already, make sure you check out her blog), as it’s a product Zoë has recommended in many of her videos; La Roche-Posay Serozinc £8.50 (£7.20 in the sale) and we have the same skin type so I figured it was well worth a shot.

Serozinc is a zinc sulfate solution for oily, blemish-prone skin and is essentially a toner. Serozinc contains just three ingredients; thermal spring water, healing zinc sulfate and astringent sodium chloride, and together they target blemishes, marks and excessive oil.

It also claims to help mattify the skin, prevent excess shine and tighten the pores.. it sounds like a fabulous toner, and I can’t wait to give it a go as my skin is going through a real bad patch recently.

Escentual French Pharmacy Haul

Next up is the La Roche-Posay Effaclar AI Targeted Breakout Corrector £10.50 (£8.90 in the sale), which is a product I’ve never tried before. Described as being an intensive local treatment which works three fold; new imperfections are prevented thanks to Niacinamide, existing imperfections and bacteria are deeply purified with Piroctone Olamine and Glycacil, and regeneration of the skin is encouraged thanks to micro-exfoliating LHA and soothing La Roche-Posay thermal spring water. It sounds a little too good to be true, to I’m interested to see if it does any of the three things it claims as I’m desperate to find a product that will help sort my awful skin out.

Escentual French Pharmacy Haul

Another product that I’ve never tried is the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Hands £6.50 (£5.50 in the sale). I’m always on the hunt for a new amazing handcream and I was intrigued by this one as it contains 30% glycerine for longlasting comfort and it also contains 4% Niacinamide, which reduces inflammation and prevents the formation of cracked skin. I can’t wait to try this as my hands are always so dry which I put down to excessive hand washing, so I’ll be very happy if this helps sort them out.

Escentual French Pharmacy Haul

The last product I ordered in my Escentual French Pharmacy Haul is my most repurchased beauty product of all time; Bioderma Hydrabio H20 Solution Micellaire £10.20 (£6.80 in the sale). I have tried both the red (Sensibio) and the blue (Hydrabio) Bioderma, and the blue version is my absolute favourite.

It is amazing at removing my makeup, and the formula is so gentle on my dry skin and it leaves my skin feeling like I’ve applied a moisturiser when in fact I’ve removed my makeup. If you have sensitive or dry skin, I cannot recommend this Bioderma version enough – it’s my absolute holy grail beauty product.

So that was my Escentual French Pharmacy Haul, I’d love to know what you’ve bought if you’ve also taken advantage of the sale?



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