Saturday, 14 June 2014

Where to Find French Beauty Products for Less

Lierac Premium MoisturiserGo into any French pharmacy and I challenge you not to find one brand, one product, that you’ve fallen in love with before but had a hard time buying in the UK.  Brands such as Avene, Nuxe, Lierac, Filorga that are for the most part less expensive than the ‘super’ beauty brands but in some cases even better.
Avene Eau Micellaire
Yes you can now find many of these brands in chemists in the UK, and online, but the combination of finding all of them together in one place, and frequently at discounted prices, is too good to miss.

Sante Discount offers a huge  collection of brands, which they call ‘laboratories’ (so don’t be confused on the website, beauty products include brands as above, plus Bioderma, Vichy and La Roche Posay and far too many to list here.  I ran a test on a couple of products, both online on other websites and in a couple of ‘real stores’ while here in Paris and there’s no question they these discounts, even taking into account the postage (15 Euros outside France) are well worth having.  For example:
Lierac Premium Serum iNuxe Oil Prodigieuse Orn two stores and from another online shipper was 89 euros plus 9.90 Euros shipping if you bought it online.  A total of just under 100 Euros.  From Sante Discount the price was 54 Euros, rounding up and including shipping the total came to 70 Euros.

Another online French pharmacy products store worth checking out is Coccooncenter.  Most of the time there are more discounts on Sante Discout, but you will find some here as well so make sure you check the prices from both.  The shipping is slightly less, the website a little more modern, and shipping is free if you spend over a certain amount.

Now you can find all your favourite French beauty products together in one place, and have them shipped to you fuss free, often for less than you will buy them in France itself.  You can’t beat that……..