As some of you may know, I’m off to Disneyland Paris next week. While I’m there, I plan on spending a day in Paris taking in the sights, and doing a spot of shopping. As any beauty blogger worth their salt knows, French pharmacies are places of splendour, filled with amazing quality skin care from well-known brands such as Bioderma, Caudalie, La Roche Posay… to name but a few! But we have those brands at home too, I hear you say. But no, we don’t have them at rock bottom prices like in Paris, particularly in City Pharma, which is known as a skin care junkies haven, with the lowest prices in Paris. Picture this, to pick up a 250ml bottle of Bioderma here in Ireland will set you back about €12, whereas you can get a twin pack of the larger 500ml bottles for €15.50 in City Pharma, so effectively, that’s 4 times the amount of product for about €3 more! With that in mind, I have an idea of a few items I’d like to pick up….
As I mentioned, I definitely want to stock up on Bioderma, with the twin packs being so cheap! Also, the Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm is always so highly acclaimed, I need to pick one up. They’re about half the price in Paris, so I’d be mad not to eh?
Sticking with Nuxe, I’ve heard so much praise for their Huile Prodigieuse, dry body oil! It’s pretty pricey here for a bottle, you’re looking at about €34 for the 100ml, so if it is way cheaper in France, I’ll pick one up for sure! Also who remembers the hype that once surrounded the Caudalie Beauty Elixir? It’s basically fancy water to spray on your face! But of course, I’m a sucker and want to try it out, so as it is less expensive in Paris, I may pick up a small bottle. Finally, I’ve heard the Pixiwoo sisters rave about the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate millions of times, its regarded as one of the best moisturisers for dry skin. My skin becomes woefully dry and dehydrated in winter time, so I need to pick one of these up for sure. I’ve seen this for €17 in Boots, and have heard its around €6 in City Pharma, so I’d definitely be saving quite a bit!
So those are just a few of the ideas that I have for money-saving French pharmacy buys. Now, over to you guys, can you give me any hints or tips on what to look out for in French Pharmacies? What products do you recommend? Have you been to City Pharma? If you have any tips/recommendations/links to your blog posts, please do let me know in the comments below! All advice is greatly appreciated 🙂