I wanted to give you an update on some of the products I've been enjoying from my french haul. As it turns out, one of my favourites is actually an item I'd forgotten in the first post; the Bioderma Créaline wipes. As a general rule, wipes are a bit of a no-no and have broken me out in the past. However, the Créaline wipes are as gentle on the skin as the Créaline H2O cleansing water. I actually prefer them to the cleansing water for facial cleansing as they don't leave that tacky residue that I find the regular cleansing water does. The micellar water is still tops for clean up jobs.
I am really pleased that I picked up a can of the Klorane Dry Shampoo with oat milk. I bought it hoping for something with a less artificial scent than the ubiquitous Batiste. I find it's maybe not quite as effective at removing oil as Batiste but the bonus is that it feels very gentle on my hair. I'm very pleased with the lack of overpowering scent too. I know this isn't anything more than a superficial observation but I like how this looks in my bathroom. More grown up and less psychedelic!
I wasn't sure how I would get on with the Embroylisse moisturiser. In the past I have been disappointed in products that are hailed as a makeup artist must-have (yes, I'm talking about you Maybelline Great Lash). So, I applied it the first time with some trepidation. I need not have worried though as it was love at first application. I only need a tiny blob to cover my face and neck (the word concentré should have been a giveaway but I am cynical). I find it very hydrating without being greasy and it gives a nice radiant finish to the skin. I apply this whenever I feel my face needs a bit of pepping up in the morning.
If you are going to France soon, I would highly recommend seeking out these pharmacy gems. Although I don't think the Bioderma Créaline wipes are available in the UK as yet, it is possible to buy the other two online. The Klorane Dry Shampoo is available from Escentual.com and Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentré is available from both gurumakeupemporium.co.uk and cocobeau.co.uk.