Eau Thermale Avène Micellar Lotion Review

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Pros:

Makes my skin feel very clean and bright.

Cons:

More expensive outside of France.

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French pharmacy products are my safe happy place – they are the ones I turn to when I get tired of complicated beauty (like all those new products and technologies we are constantly being bombarded with). Getting clearer skin, getting rid of blemishes and blackheads has been the theme for me during the past months – the first step was adding a micellar water permanently to my routine. I use it after my cleanser and before my toner. The function of the micellar water is to remove dirt and excessive make-up.

Verdict: My skin is definitely more bright, softer and I have reduced those blemish outbursts. I feel like my make-up is being removed more efficiently, and I will continue having micellar water as a part of my daily routine. Sometimes when I feel my skin needs an extra boost, I will use micellar water in the morning too, before applying my day cream (sleeping in a small room with closed door sure isn‘t good for my skin).

What about this particular micellar water – well it‘s my first one, so I don‘t really have anything to compare it too, but the bottle lasts for ages, it doesn‘t smell and a big plus is I know Avene uses good ingredients (I live by their thermal water, which is the base for every product). Also doesn‘t dry out my skin.

Having read several reviews of this micellar water (here), i reacted to several reviewers mentioning how expensive Avene is – I got a big bottle of it for about 13 dollars in France – but I know it‘s more outside of France, which is annoying because it‘s a great budget alternative when purchased in a French pharmacy.

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Value for money: starstarstarstarstar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

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l’occitane Lavender Hand Cream Review

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Pros:

Very hydrating.

Cons:

The price.

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I think this hand cream is on the wish list of most francophiliac lavender lovers – and boy was I excited when I received this one under my christmas three by my very sweet santa.This hand cream is very moisturizing, not sticky, and got absorbed into my skin super fast. Overall the quality was great, and I really liked that the cream has a very light consistency and the smell of lavender lingered on for long. Plus the tube is very nice, but then again I‘m a sucker for all french things. The minus is the price, and you don‘t get so much for the heavy price.

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Review of Decleor Hydra Floral Expert Multi Protection Mask

Pros:

Adds a lot of moisture in just a few minutes.

Cons:

Can make your skin itchy if stays on for too long, and obviously the price.

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This is my second purchase from Decleor ever, being a fierce fan of their  night balm, I had high expectations. The mask in itself feels like a light cream, does not smell of anything in particular, and you only need a small amount per application. It contains wild Pansy extract, samphire extract, and hyaluronic acid.  Hyaluronic acid is one of those hyped ingredients, promoted as a source of youth, which in fact has not been scientifically proven.

Back to the mask: you see an instant result after ten minutes use. My skin feels more hydrated and therefore more radiant. When I purchased the mask, I was told that one can use it as an overnight mask- which turned out to be a big nooooo for my sensitive skin, and I broke out a bit. So use it only for those ten minutes recommended. Would I purchase it again? Probably not, there are plenty of similar masks out there, giving you the same amount of hydration for a better price.

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Does what it promises:starstarstarstarstar

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