Monday, May 5, 2014
A selection of French products to buy with drugstore.com 20% off International Beauty
If you have received the 20% off international beauty offer by e-mail from drugstore.com but are not sure what to use it for, here's a quick selection of French beauty products you should try!
Avene Thermal Spring Water: rich in silica, this water is great for sensitive, irritated and damaged skins. I have used it a lot throughout the years and I always come back to it for its calming, soothing effect. $18.
Avene Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream: this is my magic repair cream. It helps fresh acne scars fade, and makes skin irritation disappear. This is the cream doctors in France recommend to apply on wounds to help your skin heal faster with smaller, less visible scars. It contains Avene water, but also zinc (antibacterial) and other minerals that promote skin recovery. $28.
Vichy Laboratoires Normaderm Daily Deep Cleansing Gel: Normaderm is a super popular (in France) line of products for oily and problem skins by Vichy, another brand whose skincare products are based on mineral water. This Deep Cleansing Gel contains salicylic acid to help clear acne-prone skins. $18.
La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution: I've talked about micellar cleansing lotions before (here and here). They are multi-tasking lotions that remove make-up, cleanse and tone the skin and don't need to be rinsed. They can work for any skin type but they're particularly good for dry or sensitive skins, which are better off not being washed with water. La Roche Posay is, again, a reputable French brand that develops their skincare range with beneficial mineral water. $20.99.
Le Couvent des Minimes Comforting Shower Gel, Honey & Shea: if you've browsed this blog before, you know that Le Couvent des Minimes is one of my favorite brand of bath and body products. They make amazing stuff, and they're owned by L'Occitane. They make similar products, but cheaper. The Honey & Shea shower gel is the perfect choice when you need a little comforting "me" time, when it's cold outside, or when you're craving sweets. Or any other time (I love it so much...). It smells like real honey. The hardest thing is to NOT eat it. $16.
Le Couvent des Minimes Hydrating Body Sorbet, Verbena & Lemon: if you like the Verbena scented products by L'Occitane you're gonna love this. This is a lightweight body cream/gel that melts on the skin. It's refreshing and smells heavenly - a citrusy scent but not as sharp as pure lemon. Again, I love this sorbet with all my heart! Too bad it's so pricey here in the US, so now is really a good time to buy with the 20% off. $32.
LIERAC Paris Velvet Cleanser: if you've jumped on the cleansing oil bandwagon, you should try this one. Lierac is a reputable technical skincare brand that focuses on effective formulas. $26.
Klorane Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover with Cornflower Water: Klorane is mostly known as a haircare brand, and if you're into hair products, I'd suggest you try a few, since they have excellent reputation. I have a pretty basic hair care routine so I can't really recommend one in their huge line. I am, however, a huge fan of their cornflower eye make-up remover. Cornflower floral water is widely used in France for the care of sensitive, allergic eyes. It helps soothe and calm the irritation and itching associated with seasonal allergies. I used to use cornflower water A LOT in France, so if you know where I can find a pure floral water, please do let me know! This make-up remover is gentle on sensitive eyes, which is exactly what I need. $16.
Note: according to the email I received, this promotion ends Saturday night. I am in no way affiliated to drugstore.com or any of the brands mentioned, and this post does not contain any affiliate link. I received no compensation to write this post, which only reflects my personal opinion on the products mentioned.
The product featured in this review was purchased by Lulle. I received no compensation to write this post, which only reflects my personal opinion. This post contains affiliate links.