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You know I am a product addict, so when I was in Paris last month I researched the best things to buy in Paris Pharmacies in depth. I even packed an extra bag in case things got really wild and I needed more room to bring my finds home. I knew I wanted to invest in products made in France since they typically have higher production standards and are more stringent with the use of certain chemicals. Before I left for Paris I researched a few things I wanted for sure, and then when I got in the Pharmacy I learned about a few other products I wanted to try.
I ended up buying most of my products at the Pharmacie de la place de la République. It was never overly crowded, was open 24/7, and the staff spoke excellent English and were extremely helpful. I had a lot of questions about some of my buys and relied on their expertise and knowledge of the different lines of products.
I tried to go to the popular Pharmacie, City Pharma, but it was packed (and I mean PACKED), and prices were only slightly cheaper than other pharmacy’s. I tend to get anxious in crowds, so it was worth the extra few dollars to go somewhere else.
So here’s my first Paris Pharmacie haul! Very excited to talk about these amazing Pharmacie finds and the best things to buy in Paris pharmacies!
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I love this balm. It’s full of shea butter, almond oil, macademia oil, sunflower seed oil, argan oil, and honey. So moisturizing! It has a soft smell and goes on so smoothly. I like to use it before I go to bed to nurture my lips overnight.
I love multitasking, so this Vichy cleanser–scrub–mask caught my eye in the store. The pumice beads are gentle enough to not irritate my skin, and the kaolin clay is a definite plus in my book. It also has Salicylic acid, which is great for clearing up acne-prone skin. It also has Mineral Thermal Water, which is meant to be a very gentle cleaning water for the skin.
Ok, this was not found in the Pharmacie, but next to the Republique Pharmacie. It seems like you can’t find Yves Rocher stores in America. It’s a great bath and body brand with a lot of natural ingredients. I gave this lime anti-antiperspirant a try and I am hooked. It smells great and lasts all day. The formula takes a few minutes to fully dry, but once it does, you don’t have to worry about odor or even a lot of white streaking. They had several scents, but this lime seemed the most refreshing to me. It was about 5 Euro in the store (on Amazon it’s $15+shipping), so I grabbed a few.
Another Vichy product! It really seems like Vichy is one of the most popular French brands, and they have so many quality products for all skin types. I’ve been trying to up my sunscreen usage and this stick seemed like the perfect way to protect my skin without worrying about spills or leaks. It also has shea and cocoa seed butter, which makes application super smooth and easy.
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