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!


  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....

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

  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

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

  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

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


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