My Favorite Pharmacy Finds

March 12, 2015 • StyleWellness

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i’ve been living in switzerland, close to the french border, for over three years now, give or take a little bit of commuting to belgium. and i’m ashamed to say it took me this long to discover that all this time i’ve been sitting on a gold mine i didn’t even know about – the french pharmacy.

you might remember my love for luxury label LA MER, and to be honest – that love still runs deep. however, with a baby on the way and a pregnant body that seems to change overnight (and again, and again, and again), spending that kind of money on beauty products suddenly didn’t seem like the reasonable thing to do (so. much. body lotion!) then, a little over a month ago, i was offered the opportunity to start testing some really great french pharmacy brands that i’d heard of before, but never actually tested. and i saw the light.

cheaper than the most high-end labels but still more expensive than what you can find in the supermarket, these brands all hover around the perfect balance between affordable and efficient. i love that these labels seem to spend more on research and the science behind their claims than on marketing and publicity (though i might just be presuming things here). and most of all, i love that they are all available in the giant-ass pharmacies right across the swiss-french border.

to cut a long story short, here are some of the products i’ve been testing and loving. like, seriously, madly, deeply LOVING. // louis widmer is actually a swiss brand (who knew?) and their remederm line is just the best. i’ve been using the HUILE DE BAIN every day for the past couple of weeks (so. many. baths!) and it leaves my skin super soft and hydrated. i’ve also been using the CREME CORPORELLE on my baby bump. // nuxe is actually one of those brands that i’d been using on and off over the past couple of years, but i always just automatically bought the same product – CREME PRODIGIEUSE. i love the scent so much! right now i’ve been test-driving some of their other products though, and they sure seem promising. i’m especially loving the NUXELLENCE line, though i need to use it a little longer in order to be able to comment on it. // i was really excited about testing the bioderma SOLUTION MICELLAIRE, just because every beauty blogger and their mom raves about this product so much. i have to say i don’t really get the fuss, but i will admit this is an excellent make-up remover that doesn’t leave my skin dry and decently removes any trace of make-up. i much prefer this kind of watery consistency over any kind of milk, by the way. // my favorite new discovery has to be darphin though. i’ve been using their HYDRASKIN SERUM, SMOOTHING EYE GEL and VITALSKIN GEL for a couple of weeks now, and i really notice the difference in my face. i look fresher and less tired – while believe me, that is NOT how i’m feeling during the last stretch to this baby’s birth.

now that i’ve been discovering these great pharmacy products, i’m really curious to find out more. i’m currently in the market for a good shampoo + conditioner combo, does anyone have any suggestions?

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