Paris/Hamburg pharmacie haul

Hey dolls! It’s been a bit quiet on the blog the last couple of days, I’m having a busy period here in Hamburg with work, go-sees, castings and on top of that I’m working on an assignment in financial accounting! I haven’t got too much time to study so I’m struggling quite a bit with this assignment..

So anyway, I’ve promised to show you guys my little pharmacie haul in Paris and as I’m starting to discover the German apotheke (or drugstores actually) I thought I’d show you what I’ve bought there as well, so far. What I really like about Germany is the focus on natural ingredients, one brand I really like is the German drugstore natural cosmetic brand Alverde. The drugstore I visit the most here in Hamburg is Budni, but I’ve also been to Rossmann and DM several times. So, here is what I’ve bought..


First up, the products I bought dans la pharmacie in Paris;

Caudalie Gentle Buffing Cream
This was a new product to my beauty collection and so far I really like it. I use it about 1-2 times and while traditional scrubs often feel too harsh on my skin this one really exfoliates well without irritating. My skin feels smooth, fresh and looks radiant after using this. A full review will come soon.

Phyto Phytobaum Hydratant conditioner
This is a repurchase and I love this conditioner, it smells wonderful and it conditions just enough so that I can untangle my hair without problems. It does not weight it down at all like a lot of other silicone based conditioners does. If you have fine hair like me you should definitely try this one.

Bioderma Crealine H2O
A staple product in my beauty collection and one that most of you probably have seen on the blog before. It does a great job removing my makeup and is very gentle, exactly what my skin needs. Love it!

Avène Eau Thermale Water Spray
This is a very helpful multi-use product that soothes my sensitive skin, I use it after cleansing, on sunburn or other irritants, or just as a refreshing spray during the day. It definitely calms my skin as well as giving a boost.

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Eyes
I don’t really use eye creams on a regular basis as I feel like a good day/night cream should work for the under-eye area as well. However when I was in Paris I decided to give this one a try. It feels really refreshing and cooling which is exactly what I need in the morning. So far I really like it but as I’ve only used it for a short period a full review will come later.

And now, over to the products I’ve bought in der drogerie here in Hamurg (so far);

Dr. Hauschka Quince Day Cream
This cream is light-weight but intensely moisturizing. It’s definitely a really good moisturiser for cool weather, it leaves my skin feeling so hydrated. I was originally planning to buy the Dr. Hauschka rose cream but I’m not a huge fan of the scent so I chose this one instead which smells fantastic (citrusy sweet yummy). A full review will come soon.

Dr. Hauschka Rejuvenationg Mask
I got a sample of this when I bought the Quince Day Cream and have only got to try it once. It is supposed to stimulate dry skin to produce more moisture, reduce redness and large pores, stimulate skin after stress. My skin was definitely more hydrated and healthy looking after use.

Alverde Nutri-Care-Shampoo Mandel Argan
A friend of mine told me about the German brand Alverde, she told me their products were fabulous and quite cheap. I decided to give one of their silicone-free shampoos a try and so far I love it! My hair gets really dry and brittle in winter and this shampoo with almond and argain oil really provides moisture and protects it from drying out.

Alverde Wild Rose Facial Oil
I mentioned earlier that I didn’t really like the scent of the Dr. Hauschka rose cream, well this wildrose facial oil has a light rose scent which doesn’t bother me. It is made for dry skin and I really feel like it smoothes and revitalize my skin. Guess what, I got this facial oil for only 3 euros. I’ve only used it a few times so a full review will come later.

I’ve already got to buy a few more products from the German drugstores, I’ll collect them all in a post later and show you. So, what about you guys, have you tried any of the products above? Are any of them staples in your beauty collection?

Hanne Sagstuen

Norwegian New Yorker Hanne Sagstuen a fashion model, art director and editor in chief. Beautylovin is the website where she shares her take on life, travel, beauty and everything in between.

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