15 June 2012

A Slightly Anti-Climactic French Pharmaceutical Haul

"Slightly" is probably an understatement when I say I bought a grand total of 1 item.. BUT, in my defense, I felt that many things, bar Bioderma, are readily available if you live in London SO.. justified.

Anyway, the 1 item that I did decided to purchase was one that I'd seen on FeelUnique a few weeks back - so not actually that rare either (haha fail). This is the Nuxe Lotion Tonique aux 3 Roses.


This toner caught my eye for the ingredients - no alcohol and no parabens, with camomile and witch hazel. I've almost done a 180 on myself since the beginning of the year when I was so hell-bent on getting things that would reduce my oiliness, exfoliate and generally be a bit harsh on my skin. Although I feel that's necessary for me in the winter months, unlike most people, in the summer my skin becomes drier and so I feel the need to be more gentle towards it. So I felt this was the best option.


The main things I've noticed so far is that the smell is quite potent (like, REALLY rosy - it has fragrance added) and that you go through it quite quickly - I did get the massive 400mL special offer though, so hopefully it'll last me a good few months. I've only used it a few times, so I couldn't tell you details on its effects etc., but at the moment, the smell is putting me off a lot. But I can see why it's gentle, and it really seems to remove the last traces of make-up! I was told that it's incredibly popular, so hopefully once I finish my LUSH Breath of Fresh Air and start using this more regularly, I'll come out with a positive review.. but until then I just wanted to share my incredibly anti-climactic French pharmaceutical purchase with you :)

Anyone else tried this?
What's your favourite French pharmaceutical product? :)

Just FYI if you're looking to get NUXE offline, M&S's new beauty halls are slowly popping up across the country and yes - they stock NUXE! :) I'm not sure which do and which don't, but I know for sure that the Westfield Stratford one does - complete with the cult favourite lip balm and dry oil :) 

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15 comments:

  1. This sounds interesting! Can't wait for a full review! I have tried NUXE eye cream.. it wasn't bad but I've had better. I wouldn't mind trying more from NUXE though. I haven't got a fave French pharmaceuticals but my views of Bioderma is changing, I really like their hydrobio serum! my fave product from La Roche Posay is the Effaklar K :)

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    1. Ahh I'll keep that in mind! :) It's nice how Bioderma's available in Japan isn't it haha. I haven't tried their serum actually! And I've heard so much about the Effaclar K, glad to hear you like it too!

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  2. Curious about this! Though my skin has never, ever liked toners...

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  3. i use clinique toner and i am so satisfied.could you do an update revien on this?

    sophie xx

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    1. Ahh I do love the Clinique ones too :) Of course, I do take my time though so pop me an email if you want an 'update' at any point :)

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  4. I have used this; I didn't hate it but I didn't love it. I noticed that many of the Nuxe products have a strong herbal scent to them, which I'm not too crazy about. So far the only French pharmaceutical brand that has impressed me is Bioderma. I have bought and tried quite a few of their products, and absolutely love them. I find that they are very close to Shu Uemura products but half the price.

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    1. Wow that's really good to know! I've had samples of Shu skincare but never been impressed.. maybe I should try Bioderma :) Thanks!

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  5. Great post! I love your blog^^

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    1. Thanks lovely, will check out your blog now :)

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  6. Wow! I love it! I've tried this during the memorial day and it's great! :)

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  7. that product sound great :) and i love the clear and well structured design!
    thanks for sharing, dear :) and keep up the great work with your blog!

    xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

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