It’s back, and it just keeps getting bigger! Our ever-popular up to 1/3rd off French pharmacy promotion has launched once again with more products than ever before, helping you to discover and fall in love with innovative and effective brands from across the Channel.
And there’re plenty of fresh new launches to get excited about. From an Escentual exclusive to a groundbreaking product with no less than 10 patents, here’s what you need to know about what’s new…
La Roche-Posay Serozinc
Earlier this year we launched this much-asked-for cult product into the UK exclusively, making it available right here, all year round. So, you’ll need to find a new excuse to make your yearly pilgrimage to Paris… 68 Champs-Elysees, anyone?
Made from just three ingredients – La Roche-Posay’s famously soothing thermal spring water, zinc sulfate to facilitate skin healing, and astringent sodium chloride – Serozinc is a water spray with a difference. The combination of the three ingredients make it fantastic for a multitude of uses, from mattifying oily skin and boosting cell renewal, to soothing razor burn and nappy rash. Its versatility has made it a cult product for those in the know, and no household should be without one. Discover more about Serozinc.
If you’re an expectant or new mum, our latest brand will transform the skincare routines of both you and your little one. Mustela is a dermatology-led baby brand with a huge following in France, offering effective hygiene and skincare products in pleasurable and innovative formats. The collection is crafted with natural elements to ensure perfect tolerance for young skin – in fact, most products can be used from your baby’s very first days!
Some of my favourites from the range are the Physiobebe No Rinse Cleansing Fluid, a very delicate micellar water that removes daily debris without the need for water cleansing; the Very High Protection Sun Care, which protects your baby from birth onwards; and the Stelatopia collection, which gives young skin intense relief from atopic dryness and skin discomfort.
Avene Cleanance Expert
Spotty, troublesome skin isn’t limited to your teenage years. In fact, adult acne can be a persistent problem for men and women well into their thirties (and beyond!), making you
r complexion really quite unpredictable at a time when you should finally be feeling comfortable in your own skin.
If you have imperfections, excess oiliness, or clogged pores, Avene’s new Cleanance Expert skincare is the all-in-one answer. This high tech formula clears blemishes with Diolenyl, regulates the production of sebum to make oiliness much easier to control, and gently exfoliates the skin’s surface to make its texture much smoother and more even.
This innovative product replaces Cleanance K, so if you loved that and you’re looking for a replacement, this will fit the bill and then some.
Vichy LiftActiv Supreme
Looking for the next generation of anti-ageing care? The new LiftActiv Supreme formula tackles ‘over day ageing’, better described as the fatigued look that sets into skin as the day progresses. Hydration levels decrease and the skin’s upper layers become thinner, so by the time you arrive home after a long day your face can look more lined and less firm than when you left that morning.
To tackle this, Vichy took the anti-ageing a-game of the original LiftActiv formula (a 5% concentration of rhamnose to firm and smooth, neohesperidin to powerfully detoxify the skin, and adenosine to energise) and supercharged it with soft focus pigments and 3D optical brighteners, a powerful combination that immediately makes skin look so much fresher, and ensures it stays that way all day.
Nuxe Nuxellence Detox
And now, something for the night. Nuxe launched their groundbreaking Nuxellence recharging skincare in 2013, a powerful plant-based formula that energises your skin cells, repairs mitochondrial DNA, and enhances the effect of your other skincare products. For 2015, Nuxe present a sister formula: Nuxellence Detox, a boosting treatment that improves the detoxifcation process of all skin ages and types as you sleep.
With a remarkable 10 patents, this formula showcases some of the most innovative and powerful nature-based ingredients available. When you wake up, your skin looks so much smoother and fresher. It’s a great night’s sleep in a bottle!
La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System
This La Roche-Posay kit is a saviour for those who struggle with blemishes and want an instant, highly effective routine straight off the bat. Filled with three full-sized products (two existing bestsellers plus a set-exclusive toner) the kit sets you up with an easy-to-follow routine that’ll have you cleansing, toning and moisturising regularly to promote healthy cell renewal whilst evening out and mattifying your skin.
The star of the kit is Effaclar Duo [+], a cult formula that reduces the appearance of imperfections whilst minimising the scars they leave behind for all-round clearer skin.
Bioderma Node DS+ Shampoo
If you struggle with an itchy, flaky scalp then you’ll be pleased to know that Bioderma has brought their first haircare product to the UK, and it’s dedicated to helping clear those persistent scalp issues. Node DS+ is a hardworking formula that offers reinforced effectiveness against dandruff and irritation, targeting the overproduction of sebum and yeast with powerful keratoregulatory ingredients.
This ultra comfortable creamy shampoo also promotes shine, suppleness and volume. In short, it’s a shampoo that will really freshen up your locks.