Now that we’re officially in spring and the sun is shining (most of the time), I find myself wanting to stock up on beauty essentials and wanting to try some new scents and skincare for the warmer months. Escentual is bursting with incredible new value gift sets, icons in larger sizes and free gifts, plus our bigger-than-ever French Pharmacy, up to ⅓ off promotion. Read on to find some of the best beauty deals this April…
French Pharmacy: ⅓ Off
French Pharmacy is back with a bang! The lineup of brands included in this month will blow you away – there’s something for everyone, and it’s all one third off RRP. From La Roche-Posay to Bioderma, take a peek at just some of our favourite savings…
We all know and love the iconic Bioderma Sensibio H2O, but new for this French Pharmacy promotion is the Bioderma Sensibio Defensive Active Soothing Cream. I can’t get enough of how soft the gel-cream formula makes my skin as it forms a barrier of protection, instantly soothing irritation. If you have very dry skin, there’s a formula for you too, with the luxurious and intensely hydrating Rich Soothing Cream.
We’re just as obsessed with La Roche-Posay as you are, so jumped at the chance to include them this time around in the French Promo – each French Pharmacy month includes different brands throughout the year. It’s hard to pick just one product. However, my newest love is the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] to zap spots away, as it is spring and allergy season is fast approaching, we recommend the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermallergo Cream. Perfect for ultra-sensitive skin, it soothes redness in just 30 minutes and helps long-term with sensitivity with consistent use.
With a range tailored to every skin concern, Avene has you covered in every step of your skincare routine. But did you know they also have an incredible suncare lineup? My current favourite is the Avene Sun Care Very High Protection B-Protect SPF50+. It has a very subtle tint that adapts to your skin shade – there are no orange or grey tones in sight!
Best known for their iconic Mineral 89 Serum, Vichy also has an incredible range tailored towards oily skin concerns. The Normaderm Phytosolution Double-Correction Daily Care is a lightweight moisturiser that hydrates and purifies, instantly leaving a fresh feeling.
Adding to their star-studded haircare lineup, Klorane has exclusively launched the Cupuacu range here at Escentual for the whole month of April – coinciding with the ⅓ off deal! Cupuacu deeply hydrates dry, damaged, curly hair while it strengthens and detangles. Plus, it has a subtle cocoa scent; everyone at Escentual is feeling the Cupuacu buzz!
Everyone loves getting more for their money. This month on Escentual, we have some seriously tempting larger-sizes so you can stock up on your favourites for longer whilst paying less.
Exclusive to Escentual is the Prada Luna Rossa Ocean Eau de Toilette in a whopping 150ml size! The aquatic-fougere fragrance makes the perfect gift for anyone who loves subtle, modern spice – I love smelling it on my partner and using it myself in the evenings. I never want to run out of it, which is easier with the larger 150ml bottle.
Bioderma has released their best-selling micellar waters as duo packs. The Bioderma Sensibio H2O – Micelle Solution 2x 250ml pack is included in the ⅓ off French Pharmacy making it just £14 for the two bottles!
Not only is Philip Kingsley new to Escentual, but the shampoos also come in large 1L sizes to save you money and keep your hair luscious. My favourite is the Philip Kingsley Flaky/Itchy Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo at £69 for the largest 1000ml size – it will last longer than a regular size bottle and works out cheaper in the long run!
Free Fragrance Gifts
Anytime there’s a miniature fragrance, I immediately fall in love – they’re just so cute, and I love curating my collection to travel with! The perfect way to try something new and to keep your favourites with you at all times, this month these are just some of my favourites:
GIVENCHY L’Interdit Eau de Parfum 10ml – The first mini fragrance calling me this month is the iconic GIVENCHY L’Interdit, a free gift when you spend £70 or more on any GIVENCHY. I recommend including the new Gentleman Reserve Privee EDP in your haul – to me, it smells like boozy dark chocolate heaven! The chic, shrunk-down 10ml L’Interdit bottle is ideal for travel or to test out the floral-woody scent.
Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum Spray 15ml – A floral lover’s dream, the My Way collection is sweet and ranges form subtle to intense. This month, the sustainable, refillable lineup makes a perfect gift with the bonus of the mini 15ml when you buy a 50ml or 90ml version of the original or Intense.
Moschino Toy 2 Bubble Gum Eau de Toilette 5ml – If you love Moschino now is the time to treat yourself to a 50ml or larger Moschino Toy 2 Bubble Gum Eau de Toilette Spray. The joyful sweet floral comes in the iconic Moschino Teddy bottle, and now every qualifying 50ml+ purchase includes a mini 5ml!
Stand-out lower prices
Who doesn’t love paying less for the same luxury quality? Here are just a few of the stand out lower prices available:
Paul Smith Rose Eau de Parfum Spray – Escentual has the best UK price for the entire Paul Smith brand, My favourite is the Rose EDP; it’s 50% off at £30. Rose was also loved in our #EscentualScents blind trial, described by Fragrance Expert Thomas as a photorealistic rose.
Shiseido Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Cream 50ml Gift Set – Shiseido is known for being luxurious and effective, so why not repair your skin with the anti-ageing set and take advantage of the current price of £72.80. The set hydrates reduces dark spots and strengthens all in one.
BVLGARI Aqva Pour Homme Marine Eau de Toilette Spray – Dive into a fresh ocean breeze with Pour Homme Marine – the combination of grapefruit and sandalwood feels refreshing and exciting all at once. The fruity-aquatic scent is an incredible 50% off, down to just £28.45.
Standout Luxury Sets
Vichy Mineral 89 Daily Hydrate & Protect Routine – Mineral 89 is an award-winning icon renowned for protecting the skin against aggressors and adding a gentle layer of hydration. With the full routine, you can cleanse, protect and hydrate using more of the incredible Vichy thermal spring water. Vichy is in the French Pharmacy promotion, so the set is a staggering £14.66!
Eucerin Anti-Pigment Regime Kit – Another French Pharmacy win is the dark-spot busting Anti-Pigment Kit. The Spot Corrector, Dual Serum, and Day Cream also come with a Jade Roller for the ultimate pampering experience.
Lancome La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml Gift Set – La Vie Est Belle is one of my all-time favourite scents. The floral gourmand is an icon for a reason – it smells divine! The Gift Set is an incredible value with the 100ml fragrance, travel-sized spray, lotion and Hypnose Mascara all for only £84.57.
#EscentualScents Perfume Blind Trial – Every month, we curate a themed box of eight sample scents to help you discover new fragrances. With no knowledge of the brands, price or marketing, you can keep an open mind – you may be surprised at what you wind up loving! At just £19.95, not only is the experience fun and educational, but the cost of the box is redeemeable as Pretty Pennies worth £19.95. This can be spent on anything on site, including the fragrance you fell in love with from the box. You won’t want to miss the May box where eight Patchouli scents are featured.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Discovery Collection Gift Set – The Shea Butter range is a best-seller, loved by L’Occitane fans worldwide. If you’ve never indulged in the nourishing lineup, then the Shea Butter Discovery Set is the ideal opportunity to try everything from the shower oil to the hand cream. If you already love the range and need some minis to travel with, the included pouch is the perfect finishing touch!
Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Miniature Collection 5 x 5ml Gift Set – Can’t decide which Mediterraneo scent to purchase? The Miniature Collection allows you to try before you buy from the joyous lineup. If you’re already a fan of the Acqua di Parma collection, the minis are ideal for traveling.
After an incredible launch in March, we’re still riding the Collagen Supplement wave! As you age, your body naturally produces less collagen. To strengthen your hair and nails and improve your skin, we have a range of collagen-boosting supplements to choose from – there’s one for everyone, and we’re obsessed with the collagen glow.
We’re so confident that making collagen the last step in your beauty routine is a glow-boosting win that we’re offering an Escentual-exclusive money-back guarantee. If you don’t see results from Vida Glow after 8 weeks, or results from Proto-col within 30 days then we will give you your money back. This guarantee means you can try collagen stress-free, and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with the results just like we have.
Our internal Escentual 30-day Proto-col trial has come to an end, see how bright everyone’s skin looks for yourself:
As if these incredible savings weren’t enough, as you shop with Escentual you earn 2 Pretty Pennies for every pound that you spend. Pretty Pennies are redeemable on future orders – the more you spend, the more you save, as each Pretty Penny is worth 1p.
Over to you…
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