City Pharma may be small in size but it is jam packed with skincare goodness. The aisles are laced with the likes of Bioderma, Nuxe, Caudalie, La Roche-Posay and many more coveted French brands. Not only does City Pharma have it all but, it also has reasonable prices with many products available in a "lot de 2" giving you great value for money.
I picked up
Just to set the scene for you price wise, I grabbed one of my all time favourite products Bioderma's Créaline H20 in a Lot de 2 which equates to 1L of product for €15.50 or $24 AUD. Back home, you can grab this product at Priceline in a 250mL bottle for $29.99. That is 1/4 the product for an extra $6 (crazy) which is why I stocked up.
From Bioderma alongside the Créaline H20 I grabbed the Créaline Yeux and the Créaline AR BB Cream in Clair, two products I had never tried before. I stuck to the Créaline line as it is for sensitive skin and I chose the BB Cream as the AR in the name stands for Anti-Rougeurs or Anti-Redness which is just what I need for my constantly flushed cheeks. Nuxe was next on my hit list and I grabbed a backup of my favourite lip balm Reve de Miel, the Huile Prodigieuse (which I have had recommended to me numerous times) and the Crème Fraîche de Beauté Light as I am still yet to find the perfect daily moisturiser. Caudalie is another favourite French brand of mine and I grabbed a new Vinosource SOS Sérum S.O.S Désaltérant which is one of my favourite serums and the Masque Purifant as I didn't bring a Masque with me traveling. Then I reached the La Roche-Posay section where I picked up the Rosaliac UV Legere (another anti redness product that I know and love) as well as two bottles of the Serozinc toner which has received a sea of thumbs up and the Anthelios XL 50+ as I have been searching for a great daily SPF and will need one when I head back to the heat of Australia. Lastly, after much perusal of the lovely aisles I stopped at Embryolisse to grab the Hydra-Masque as I am rather fond of the Lait Creme Concentre and wanted to try something else out from their range.
And there you have it, my French skincare haul! Have you guys tried any of these products? Want to see any reviews? Let me know in the comments below.