I know that lots of you love French skincare and beauty products as much as me, so am happy to share an exclusive 20% off discount code for my readers at new retailer, MyDermacenter.com! The site stocks the UK’s biggest range of La Roche-Posay, Vichy, Skinceuticals and Roger & Gallet, including a number of my favourites, pictured above. I like that you can shop either by product or skin condition, as these brands cater for very specific skin needs, particularly sensitive types, which is a big part of why I’m such a fan.
I’ve cropped this pic so that the tube of La Roche Posay Lipikar Baume AP+ looks slightly less battered as I’ve almost squeezed every last drop out of it. This body cream kept me sane over the Winter when my dry skin and eczema patches flared up - and works even better paired with Lipikar Syndet Cleansing Body Cream-Gel Anti-Irritation. Long name but you get the idea - it’s a creamy body wash that doesn’t dry out your skin and helps soothe itching. Body lotion will be twice as effective if you start with a non-stripping body wash, and this one is super gentle with no nasties.
I test so many new products that I sometimes genuinely forget old favourites - and was recently reunited with this awesome Vichy Waterproof Eye Make-up Remover, which is very gentle, even on my super sensitive eyes. Even if you just wear heavy (rather than waterproof) eye makeup, this is a great one for removing it all in a swipe or two and is a beauty editor favourite with good reason. It’s almost half the price of Clarins equivalent and the difference between them is negligible. It is a bi-phase formula - as you can see in the pic - so you need to shake well before use to mix in the oil, but it doesn’t leave my skin feeling too oily after use and actually nourishes lashes.
If you’re all good on skincare but fancy a little treat, check out Roger & Gallet fragrance and body products. I’ve featured many of these on my blog over the past few years and the fresh, yet soft, Bois d’Orange and Bienfaits fragrances are my favourites. The Hand & Nail Balms are a recent launch, with a fast drying matte finish, allowing for intense nourishment minus a sticky residue. As this is a fragrance brand, these are strongly scented, so not one to apply just before dinner!
If you’d like to try any of these products, use the 20% off discount code SBB4MDC20 for my readers, valid until the end of July at my-dermacenter.com/en-uk
You’ll also receive 2 samples with every purchase and can join VIP tester panels to trial products pre-launch. Let me know if you try anything or have any favourites from these brands!
PS just realised I forgot to include my beloved La Roche Posay Serozinc, which I’ll definitely be stocking up on with this discount! If you’re not familiar, the best way I can sum it up is a hydrating, soothing spritz that calms minor skin irritations - I use it pretty much daily after cleansing, before serum and moisturiser.