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ronx Sat 18-Jun-11 20:43:06

Can anyone recommend any french skincare/beauty bargains. I am here until Saturday and feel a drugstore spree coming on.

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 18-Jun-11 20:47:09

Bargains? Nooo. Nuxe tinted moisturiser is nice. The Crealine Eau Micellaire is good, and usually on offer, a pack of 2 for around 16 euros. Anything by La Roche Posay is good. But probably cheaper in UK.

TattyDevine Sat 18-Jun-11 20:56:05

Not skincare but Phytologie haircare is the dogs and easily available and a bit cheaper in France

Realitystrikesback Sat 18-Jun-11 20:58:01

Non to bargains, but sephora is fab and bourjois do nice shower gels there

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 18-Jun-11 21:03:32

Oh yes, haircare - Rene Furturer (think!) is also lovely.
You need to find a big parapharmacy and have a wander.

ronx Sat 18-Jun-11 21:25:26

Oooo - I forgot about sephora!

MaeMobley Sat 18-Jun-11 21:52:29

I like Marionnaud too.

MrsSnow Sat 18-Jun-11 22:20:41

Another Sephora lover here!

PinotsKittens Sat 18-Jun-11 22:45:32

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Vesta1 Sat 18-Jun-11 22:49:52


hattymattie Sun 19-Jun-11 07:37:15

I like Marionnaud and Sephora but I've compared prices on the ferry and things like Estee Lauder and Chanel are loads cheaper - I'm holding out for the P&O shop in two weeks.

mippy Sun 19-Jun-11 12:58:24

When I went to Paris in April I found most cosmetics were more expensive (could've been the exchange rate - £5 for toenail clippers!) but I did see some gorgeous scented handcream in Monoprix that I wish I'd picked up now. There's some skincare stuff that's meant to be great but for the life of me I couldn't remember what it was called.

snailsontour Sun 19-Jun-11 17:04:54

Another fan of La Roche-Posay.

I'd defo pick up a tube of Embryolisse moisturising cream - it's gorgeous and also a double pack of Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray.

ronx Mon 27-Jun-11 18:18:10

Thanks for all your suggestions. We stayed up in the mountains, so shopping opportunities were thin on the ground, but I did stock up on Le Petit Marseillais shower gels and some fantastic Les Cosmetiques body lotion from Carrefour.

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