French Pharmacy Purchases

When the boy and I decided that a trip to Nice would be the perfect early vacation to mark my 21st birthday, food and sunshine aside, I was most excited about the chance to explore French Pharmacies for the very first time. I think in total I visited about 5! I could have picked up so much more if I hadn’t been hand luggage only, but I think bringing back two tubes of Embryolisse, a 100ml bottle of Bioderma and a couple of Caudalie Lip Conditioners was pretty good considering. Now I’m not going to lie, this didn’t all fit into a clear bag on the way back… It may have been split between mine and Joshs bags!

So if you read my ramblings on a regular basis, you’ll know I adore Bioderma and my Caudalie Lip Balms. But the item I was really excited to purchase (which was also the reason why I visited a fair few pharmacies) was the Embryolisse Nourishing Moisturiser. At €14 I couldn’t resist picking up two as I know Lily has said she really likes it and I can see why. It’s such a simple, non fancy product, but it does an amazing job of hydrating without being too heavy. My skin literally loves it, it’s absorbs the product so quickly and hasn’t resulted in any breakouts. The best part is I can use this moisturiser and still use tinted moisturisers or BB creams over the top without worrying about turning into a greaseball!

Anyway, mini rave over. I’m going back to France (but this time to Paris!) in November, so if you have any suggestions for anything else I should pick up then I’d love to hear them πŸ™‚


  1. Tenneil
    21 Sep 2012 / 4:54 am

    I fell in love with the French pharmacies when I was in Paris last month! They're so different from your regular chemist or drugstore. I only bought the Bioderma Crealine Solution and Caudalie Beauty Elixir, but that's because I was so overwhelmed by the amount of skincare! I couldn't decide what else to buy. I did buy some La Roche Posay sunscreen, which is amazing, so I wouldn't mind trying more of their skincare. I'd probably have to buy it online as I don't think I'm going back to France any time soon. πŸ™ I'm glad I got to Nice while I was in France though. Isn't it the perfect summer holiday?!

    • HelloOctober
      22 Sep 2012 / 11:25 pm

      It is so hard to decide! I think it's best to get recommendations (and the exact spelling and pronunciation) from other people, otherwise it's just impossible!

  2. shylacoco
    21 Sep 2012 / 5:20 am

    The embryolisse moisturizer sounds amazing! I really want to try it now! Love the products you picked up!
    And I'm soo jelly of your Paris trip in November! Must be beautiful there around the winter and Christmas time!! πŸ™‚

    • HelloOctober
      22 Sep 2012 / 11:33 pm

      Beautiful but freezing I think! xx

  3. EilidhPie
    22 Sep 2012 / 11:10 am

    I'd love to go raid a French pharmacy! That moisturiser sounds great! Xo

    • HelloOctober
      22 Sep 2012 / 11:34 pm

      It really is, I need to go get more! xx

  4. Joana
    22 Sep 2012 / 11:16 am

    I would love to raid a french pharmacy too and try those products, which seem amazing, I've heard so many good commets about them! Love reading your blog and discovering new beauty and make up products and tricks πŸ™‚ And I hope you had a great time on Nice and an even better 21st birthday πŸ™‚

    • HelloOctober
      22 Sep 2012 / 11:34 pm

      Thank you lovely πŸ™‚ xxx

  5. Nora
    24 Sep 2012 / 1:09 am

    Great, i eau micΓ©llaire Bioderma is essential to my daily



  6. Claire
    24 Sep 2012 / 11:03 pm

    Oooh I'm so jealous I would love to visit Paris, maybe one day, I love the Bioderma its amazing and never fails to remove all my make up πŸ™‚

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