Friday, 24 October 2014

Shopping | 1/3 off at Escentual

Every so often online beauty retailer Escentual has a "1/3 off French Pharmacy brands" sale and there's no better time to stock up on all your favourites! Brands include La Roche-Posay, Bioderma, Vichy and Nuxe.

The French Pharmacy sale is always an excuse to stock up on some of my favourites and to try out some new things from the ranges I love.


This time around I decided to try some new items from La Roche-Posay. With Boots having a 3 for 2 on all skincare offer it was only recently that I stocked up on my usual items from this range (such as the famous Effalar Duo +) but I can't seem to let a sale or deal bypass me for fear I'll miss out (I'm an advertisers dream, aren't I?!)

 
Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel 200ml
RRP: £11.50 Sale price: £7.66
 
I've been using a lot of oil based cleansers of late because I've received them as samples in various beauty boxes and they're not helping my oily t-zone one bit. This foaming gel is designed for oily, sensitive skin so it's perfect for me. I hope...
 
Effaclar Mat 40ml
RRP: £14.50 Sale price: £9.66

I normally use their Rosaliac UV Legre moisturiser which is perfect for my red cheeks but it's a little rich for my t-zone, so hopefully using this on my problem areas will sort that.

Physiological Soothing Toner 200ml
RRP: £12.00 Sale price: £8.00

I've got really sensitive skin that's prone to rosacea so need a gentle toner that isn't astringent. This seems to check all the boxes!


I also treated myself to a new Nuxe Reve de Miel Honey Lip Balm (15g) because it's my favourite lip balm. I usually put it on overnight as a mask and I love the smell, the texture and how it makes my lips feel when I wake up! My lips take a battering thanks to a new found obsession with lipstick so this has been used every night lately. The RRP is £9.50 and it's currently £6.33 in the sale. This is a 20th anniversary limited edition pot with a green lid.

The Escentual French Pharmacy sale continues until the end of October so there's a week left to stock up. Do you use any of these products or will you be splashing out on some new beauty products at Escentual? Leave me a comment and let me know!

6 comments:

  1. Oh I do love sales just like you.... I have to not look now if there is a sale on as im running out of space....

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    1. I've got quite a collection of things to use when the current stash has been used up!

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  2. I'm a bit like you. I have so much stuff in my stash and yet I still can't resist a sale or bargain. Consequently I have more skincare than I think I'll ever be able to use in a lifetime, even if I never buy another single product ever again, lol! I love Nuxe, particularly their dry oil and creme freche moisturiser. Tx

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    1. I've heard a lot of great things about the NUXE moisturiser - I think it was given away in this month's Glossybox!

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  3. I've just gone a bit mad and ordered a ton of stuff! Thank's for the heads up on this sale I got very excited adding things to my basket, will be uploading my haul post as soon as it all arrives! Xx

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    1. I'm tempted to have another look because I'm sure there must be MORE I can buy hehe!

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