For me, a French pharmacy visit is a regular thing and coming out with a bag load of products is also another thing. If you choose your pharmacy right, then the promotions will be too good to say no to. 

I always recommend products I purchased from the pharmacy here on the blog and over on my Instagram which is why I wanted to create an updated post of some products you may have missed me recommending. For me, they are staples that I return to re-purchase time and time again and products I think are worth you knowing about.

French pharmacy must buys/haul

This selection includes face, body and hair. I tried out a few new things that I think will fast become staples to my bathroom cabinet.

French pharmacy must-buys/haul

Kelly's French Pharmacy Buys (*updated additions)

A Shopping List

1. La Roche Posay Cicaplast Balm
2. La Roche Posay Cicaplast Spray
3. Bioderma Micellar Water
4. Bioderma Ultra-Nourishing Shower Oil
5. La Roche Posay Serozinc
6. Caudalie Grape Water
7. Caudalie Eau de Bèaute
8. Uriage Glow Up Essence
9. Avène XeraCalm Balm
10. Klorane Dry Shampoo
11. Caudalie Vinotherapist Vegan Body Butter
12. La Roche Posay Anthelios Spf 50 Face + Body Mist

French pharmacy must buys/haul
Now for all the info on what makes these part of my hit list ..... (and all very affordable!).

Sidenote; prices will obviously differ where I have links to products. It will always be better value buying here in France but the online sites offer great deals too! Feel free to use code KELLILASHFUA on Feel Unique for 15% off too! (excl apply).

French pharmacy must buys/haul

La Roche Posay CICAPLAST Range

This range is known for being a real skin saver. 

French pharmacy must buys/haul

1. La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 | linked here

A clever multi-purpose soothing cream for cracked, chapped, chafed skin and dry skin irritations helps to hydrate and soothe. Non-greasy, skin protectant helps to protect & relieve dry, rough skin. It works on a lot of conditions as below!

- Helps relieve and protect cracked, chapped, chafed skin
- Soothes visible signs of dry skin irritations and sensitive skin
- Provides daily relief for dry to very dry skin
- Protects from the drying effects of wind and cold
- Helps treat and prevent diaper rash
- Skin comfort and hydration feel restored
- Suitable for patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.

This tube was actually sent over to me to try (*product offered) and ever since then I have already re-purchased it. This is one of those products you never regret having in your  possession because it really is one for all. This really has helped me over many occasions, including around my lips last week when I had a real sore patch. This is a no brainer, pick one up when you see it!

French pharmacy must buys/haul

2. La Roche Posay Cicaplast Spray B5 | linked here

In partnership with the Cicaplast Balm, there is now a spray version! I was so excited to have this in my hands as this is a genius idea. I can't say I know of any other creams that have evolved into a lotion like this. You simply spray this on any irritation (adults and children) and it will speed up the repair. 

This will help your skin anytime it is feeling dry, sensitive, or upset. It works well against adverse reactions on your face from say a mask or skincare product too (we have all been there) where your skin has gone really red and hot. You can easily spray this onto the face as the mist is nice and evenly dispersed and it will help with the hotness and irritation instantly. If you’ve been in the sun or say got wind burn and your face needs soothing, again this will be ideal. The same for the body as well; ideal for any mosquito bite reactions, sunburn, any skin irritation ... the spray action makes this such an easy product to use without any worry of it being too heavy or rich. Definitely worth adding to cart. 

French pharmacy must buys/haul

3. Bioderma Micellar Water | linked here

I feel this is one that will be no surprise as I had to throw in there because I don't think a French pharmacy haul is complete without this product. Plus every time I leave a pharmacy, I leave with another double pack of these, so I'm keeping it real! It needs no introduction only that it is the best make up remover and cleansing water of all time in my opinion and if you have never tried this then you really are missing out! I love that in France we get these giant 500 ml bottles with a pump top which makes me very happy.

4. Bioderma Atoderm Ultra-Nourishing Shower Oil | linked here

Again I'm keeping it real as I have two of these in backstock in my bathroom so it had to be included. I recently spoke about this body wash on a previous post but this is a great one for the whole family as this can be used by all and is less than €10 for a 1-litre bottle! Super gentle, highly nourishing and helps massively relieve and soothe dry skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. It has a really light feel and scent and does not feel heavy or greasy. It's also lovely in a bath. I have this in my shower and its just a staple for all seasons. There is something about a pump bottle that makes life just easier!

French pharmacy must buys/haul


Being a facial spray addict I had to include three that I think are some of the best pharmacy buys.

5. La Roche Posay Serozinc 150ml | linked here

I have used this on and off for many years and always keep one in my stocks. It is a very fine mist spray that helps with skin irritation, razor burn and imperfections. I mainly reach for this one when my skin is feeling either super sensitive or hormonal ... or both! It's great for anyone suffering from oily skin, or breakouts as this will help to rebalance and calm. Again it's one of those beauty secrets that goes way back in and one that I have stuck with over the years. This is not to be confused with a refreshing facial mist as it really is more for calming troubled skin carefully and effectively.

6. Caudalie Grape Water 200ml | linked here

A refreshing, cooling facial mist for all skin types that need hydration and calmness. It uses organic Grape Water and can be used at any time of the day being under make-up, over makeup, however you like. The Grape Water is an antioxidant and prebiotic, combatting free radicals responsible for skin ageing and giving the skin a healthier look. This will be your best friend come this summer months, trust me. I love that this is in a big can as it just feels like you're infusing your skin with magical water. It feels absolutely beautiful. 

7. Caudalie Eau de Beaute 100ml | linked here

A true cult classic and a staple I have used for years. I do feel that this is one of those products you either love or hate because of its ingredients and fragrance but for me, it's true love. This is not just a facial mist but a Beauty Elixir comprised of 100% natural skincare with lots of benefits. This gives your complexion a real natural glow as well as tightening pores and setting your make-up. 

The Key Ingredients: Green grape, Rose essential oil, Rosemary essential oil.

The oils contribute to giving it this herbal/minty kind of scent. I personally love it and I use this mainly for giving my skin back that missing glow but I love to use it as a facial refresher over make-up during the day. Caudalie do make a mini size too which is perfect for your handbag and also perfect to test and I love the special editions that they create too! For me, this is just one of my favourite all-time facial sprays. 

French pharmacy must buys/haul

8. Uriage Glow Up Essence 100ml | linked here

Again, I have mentioned this briefly already but I still feel like this is my own little secret because I don't see anybody talking about it. This is a hybrid toner-and-serum in one. Uriage has a Thermal Water formula enriched with minerals, Calcium and Magnesium, to strengthen the hydration barrier. Boosted with High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid, Silk Tree Extract and Prebiotic, the Glow up Water Essence intensely moisturizes. Its unique water texture instantly fuses with the skin without leaving an oily film ... it really is so unique and so good!

This essence is great for layering meaning that your skin will lock in all of that moisture. It feels super refreshing and cooling and has a really lovely fresh scent to it. You don't need much as it really is rich so just a few drops pressed into your skin after cleansing and toning will work wonders. It hydrates, brightens and plumps up the skin. I especially think this is a great affordable alternative to some of the really expensive facial essences out there!

French pharmacy must buys/haul

9. Avène XeraCalm Balm | linked here

I don't know where I would be without this hence it's always in stock in our bathroom in a 400 ml bottle. This is a lipidating balm for very dry skin prone to atopic eczema and itching. This creamy, rich balm is for the relief of very dry skin prone to atopic eczema and itching and acts on dryness and restores the skin barrier and is ideal for the skin of infants, children and adults. I definitely think this is one that any family should have in their stocks.

I actually suffer every now and again with psoriasis and this is the only product that has worked for me. As we know psoriasis has no cure but you can help with the dryness the redness and the itchiness. This Balm does exactly all of those things. It is magical. If you suffer from any extreme skin condition mentioned then this is a product you really must get because it will transform your suffering. I know!

French pharmacy must buys/haul

10. Klorane Dry Shampoo, Gentle Oatmilk | linked here

I feel like this is a secret I have only just been let in on because I think this could be one of the best dry shampoos I've ever used and a really good price point too! I have to admit I love Batiste dry shampoo but let's be fair it does leave a lot of buildup in your hair. I also swear by the Living Proof dry shampoo too but that is not exactly cheap. Hence this one is that happy medium between the two.

I noticed this because it was on the promotion of buy one get one free so I thought let's give it a go and since then I've gone through many cans. It restores freshness and lightness and uses oat milk to soothe your scalp too. I feel it leaves the right amount of powder residue that I am looking for in dry shampoo and helps to brighten & lighten my hair also. There are other versions of this dry shampoo but I have to say I think Oat Milk is my favourite so far. I have since  discovered  that Klorane is famous for its dry shampoo... so if like me you had no idea, go and get familiar with it!

French pharmacy must buys/haul

11. Caudalie *new Vinotherapist Body Butter 250ml | linked here

I recently spoke about Caudalie Body Care in my post here but again, my French pharmacy haul is not complete without their products because I always leave with at least one body item. I adore their Soap-free Shower Gels and most recently got to try the new Vinotherapist Vegan Body Butter. I have always loved their body butter so I was really keen to try this new version.

Caudalie's Butters are mainly aimed at dry to very dry skin bodies that need a lot of hydration ... which is me. I love how rich they feel yet absorb really well into the skin and leave you feeling non-sticky but just lovely and soft. 

Key ingredients: Grape-seed oil, Organic shea butter, Desert date oil 
These ingredients give this butter the most incredible scent that I for one adore and screams summer. I love that this Vegan Body Butter relieves itching and pampers the skin. Most treatments like this, like the Avène balm I mentioned, are great at helping the problem but aren’t exactly pampering so this is a perfect solution. Well done again Caudalie, I will be coming back for more.

French pharmacy must buys/haul

12. La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF50 Body Spray | linked here

I always purchase the Spf50 dry mist for the face all year round and love that there is a body version. I have to wear a high sunscreen having had skin cancer many years ago, but I hate the feeling of anything being sticky or heavy on my skin come the summer months which is why I always like to opt for a mist or spray. They are fast and easy to use, leaving no excuse to not reapply!

This invisible mist is great for sensitive skin and even hair and scalp. I always suffer with my scalp going pink in the sun and this is a perfect solution as the absorption of this spray is instant. It's ultrafine, very invisible and high protection. What more can you ask for in sunscreen?! I will always be purchasing.

French pharmacy must buys/haul

I could give you an endless list but these are the products that I find myself repurchasing time and time again and ones that have now just become a necessity.

Do feel free to reach out if there is anything you want to ask about when it comes to French pharmacies or any products that you would like some feedback on. The great thing now is that you don't have to be in France to benefit from all these lovely products as many online sites stock them all now so you can get started!

Code KELLILASHFUA on Feel Unique for 15% off! (*excl apply).

Happy Shopping ;-)

Kelly xx