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Thursday, 15 November 2012

French beauty products, Belgium haul! Bioderma, La Roche-Posay and Caudalie reviewed


Hello everyone! as many of you are aware, I was in Belgium last week, and whilst I am super depressed to be back in dull England, at least it means I can get back to blogging. I of course, in Belgium was on the look out for suitable treats for me to review for you.

After studying French at A-Level, I've always had a passion for the French language and culture this is why I love French pharmacies. Below you can see a few items that I picked up. I didn't buy much because it was all so expensive, but at least I got to taste a bit of the French beauty culture.





I bought the Bioderma Crealine H2O Micelle Solution because I've read so many people on blogs discussing this product. For me though, it is just an expensive make up remover. I wouldn't say i've seen a difference in my skin yet but I have only used it a few times. I wouldn't ever just use this as I don't feel that just wiping something across my face cleans it well enough. I think this was about 15 euros for a 250ml bottle, which is expensive when you think that it is simply a make up remover. You can buy a 500ml bottle online for £10.00 though so maybe I just got ripped off in an expensive shop. When i've delved further into this product, it says that it: 'specially formulated for the sensitive normal to dry skins, Bioderma Crealine H2O Micelle Solution guarantees a mild cleansing of face and eyes (eliminates waterproof make up). Micells allow a perfect micro-emulsion of the stains while respecting the cutaneous balance (soap free, physiological pH. Soothing and decongestant active ingredients prevent from sensations of irritation, often linked to cleansing.Excellent cutaneous and occular tolerance.Fragrance-free, alcohol-free, phenoxyethanol-free.' so that probably explains the price, and i'm sure millions of beauty bloggers who review this product can't be wrong, so I will just persevere with it and see if there's any change to my skin.


My next purchase was La Roche Posay Toleriane Gel Moussant Adoucissant. I think I've used La Roche-Posay in a beauty box before and I liked the packaging so I just went for this product. I can't find this product anywhere in the UK, so after translating a French description of the product, it basically says that it is a 'softening foaming gel for cleaning and cleansing with water hypersensitive skin, normal and combination.Its formula contains no fragrance, no preservatives, no soap (pH 5.5).' Which basically sounds exactly like the Bioderma cleanser above, apart from it is in a gel form which needs to be washed off. When you put this on your face, it does feel very thick and heavy and washes off like a face mask. It almost feels like you are putting a thick silk mask on your face, and my skin does feel really good after it. 


Last but not least, I bought my self some Caudalie products. I have used these in a beauty box before and literally love their moisturisers. However, they were sooo expensive so instead I just got this cute little gift set which includes a lip balm and a hand lotion. I never really use hand lotions but it's getting to winter so my hands will probably go horrible soon. I love the lipbalm, it feels really natural. The lip conditioner 'caudalie pulpe vitaminee' is around £5.00 and basically it says that it is a 'natural moisturizing balm for lips. Anti-aging formula with antioxidants to soothe and treat dry cracked lips.' So no different from any others really, but I wanted to treat myself to some French products. I wanted to try some VICHY products but they were all really expensive. Below you can see some photos from my trip;
























So I hope you liked my Belgium Haul, hopefully next time I go i'll be able to find more products.
Em x x x



31 comments:

  1. Great post - whenever i've been to Belgium, i just come back with tons of chocolate! I'm not sure about the Bioderma. Just put a little review up today. http://talesofapaleface.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/bioderma-crealine-h2o-micellar-water-my.html

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    1. Haha, i did come back with loads of chocolate too! ooohhhh ill have a read of that now, thankyou :) xxx

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  2. Looks like you had a great time! I've got French friends who swear by Bioderma so maybe it just needs a little perseverance, I really want to try this though! xxx

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    1. Ahh im gonna try persevere with it, tbh its been over a week now and i do really like it :) xxxx

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  3. Looks like you had a great time.
    I've heard the Bioderma is good too
    x

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  4. Those schoko bons are the best chocolate I've ever tasted - YUM! x

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    1. aaah i know, i dont get why they dont do them in england!?!?! xxxx

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  5. Mmmmmm lots of chocolates.... ♥ love your blog! xxx

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    1. aawwwww i am a chocoholic soo;) aw thanks soo much lovely glad you like it xxxx

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  6. HMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!! I Love Kinder Chocolate
    Great haul, Looks like you had a great time
    Kiwi..x

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  7. Great photo's looks like you had a good time.I love kinder chocolate so yummy!, I think bioderma is really good but it is expensive for what it is.

    check out my blog hun I'm running a GIVEAWAY :)

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    Sophie
    xx

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    1. I did thankyouu, such a good time! yeah it is so expensive sucha shame :( will do lovely woooo xxxxx

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  8. Great post and very nice pictures.



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    1. awh thanks so glad you like it x x x x

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  9. Haha, so much kinder chocolate^^

    The pictures of you are really cute :)

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  10. i really need to get some bioderma

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    1. yeah you should try it, let me know what you think x x x x x

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  11. uouuu your first pic so delicoius :D
    good post
    xoxox
    karleise

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  12. Nice pictures
    PS : i'm from belgium :)
    xoxo
    julie

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    1. Ooooo where abouts in Belgium?! crazy! so jealous :( xxxx

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  13. You're so lucky, I can't wait to have access to al these French pharmacy brands! I'm glad you had fun! xx

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    1. I wish i had access to them all the time, I think SPACE NK does some of themm... :) xxxx

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  14. Such a lovely haul :) and it looks you had great time

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    1. awhhh thanks, yeah i really did babe thankyou x

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