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Swiss pharmacy goodies/ shopping?

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av3nturin3 Thu 10-Oct-19 11:18:29

Looks like a trip to Geneva and Chamonix is coming up, and I've never been. Any recommendations for lovely, amazing buys from pharmacies/any other fun shopping in Switzerland/ France?

MoanerLeaser Thu 10-Oct-19 11:59:20

At the pharmacy stock up on cheap Avene, La Roche Posay and Cattier.
In the supermarket get some Mixa stuff (skin) and I love Le Petit Marseillais shampoos and conditioners

av3nturin3 Thu 10-Oct-19 12:02:54

Thanks MoanerLeaser, these sound fab! any recommendations for dry skin?

LIZS Thu 10-Oct-19 12:05:31

Rausch shampoos, Leucen arnica gel

MoanerLeaser Thu 10-Oct-19 12:30:27

@av3nturin3 Mixa specialises in dry sensitive skin and is sold in basically every supermarket!

Greaterthanthesumoftheparts Thu 10-Oct-19 12:32:28

Cheese! It’s fondue season, you should get some!

av3nturin3 Thu 10-Oct-19 12:42:59

@Greaterthanthesumoftheparts any cheese recommendations? I'm guessing Emmental?

av3nturin3 Thu 10-Oct-19 12:44:04

@MoanerLeaser wow then Mixa sounds especially fab! Thanks!

Deathraystare Fri 11-Oct-19 16:35:38

Bring us some back (MIxa and Cheese!)

Greaterthanthesumoftheparts Fri 11-Oct-19 21:01:06

For fondue cheese find a local fromagerie and ask them for their house mix, they will have it ready grated. Gruyere is a must!

zurigirl Fri 11-Oct-19 23:22:05

If you're into cheese, I'd recommend raclette. It's delicious! You can also get mini raclette grills for two reasonably cheaply. Could be a good souvenir. smile

zurigirl Fri 11-Oct-19 23:33:36

Some other Swiss foods I really like are Läckerli, Magenbrot and Biberli. I would guess you could get these in the French part too but not 100% sure... always worth a look though! I would check the supermarkets (Migros and Coop).

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basler_Läckerli
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magenbrot
de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appenzeller_Biber

Greaterthanthesumoftheparts Sat 12-Oct-19 05:58:00

I would also second Raclette for cheese lovers. We’re having it for dinner on Monday, can’t wait!

Chocdip Sat 12-Oct-19 07:08:37

Cailler chocolate!

av3nturin3 Sun 13-Oct-19 20:57:54

Thanks for the lovely suggestions! I’m looking forward to trying raclette and fondue, and all the biscuits @zurigirl suggested, and Cailler chocolate! I’d better pack a bag to bring goodies back home!

One more request: I’ve just discovered that my waterproof mascara has dried up, so any recommendations for a brand to look out for in Geneva?

professionalnomad Mon 14-Oct-19 12:32:31

I love Physician's formula - their murumuru lip butters are gorgeous - and I rate their Healthy Lip liquid lipstick. I've heard good things about the butter bronzer but I don't use bronzer so I can't vote for that firsthand.

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