Vive La France

Vive La France …. Treat your Mum to some perfect pampering for Mother’s Day. 

French skincare has always been a market leader in pharmacies and department stores in Ireland. Two brands which are well known and loved are Nuxe and Clarins. Both have a heavy focus on plant botanicals and sustainability. Uriage is also well known within pharmacies for being a kind to budget range which is infused with thermal spa water from the French Alps and has a whole range of products for the face and body. 

 A fragrance Nuxe LE MATIN DES POSSIBLES (€49.50) A luminous moment when all the senses awaken In the first rays of sunshine, when the light shines through and awakens all our senses, We have the sensation that the world is ours. At the dawn of a new day filled with promises, Orange Blossom cloaks the soul in its sensual aura. This bright awakening is taken to new heights with the vibrant freshness of Petitgrain, heralding the emergence of radiant femininity. An enveloping harmony of Cashmere Musk caresses the skin one last time, a final touch of soft ness before entering the light

A decadent body oil Based on a natural composition, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse® €25.00, precious botanical oils (Argan, Tsubaki, Macadamia, Hazelnut, Borage, Sweet Almond, Camellia) to nourish, repair and beautify the face, body and hair in a single step. Enriched with vitamin E, it is guaranteed free from mineral oils, silicone and preservatives. An inimitable texture and an addictive scent. dry oil texture, with Its irresistible scent is a real delight, with top notes of orange blossom and bergamot, a coconut and vanilla. I really is my favourite multitasker and is so well known now that I feel it needs no introduction. 

The newest range that is available from Clarins is Nutri- Lumiere.  Extracts from the flower and fruit of the horse chestnut, along with other plant extracts, are present in the formulas of the Nutri-Lumière range: extracts of organic wakame, organic harungana, leaf of life, organic desert date, huang qi, hibiscus sabdariff a flower acids, organic oat sugars… And of course, Clarins anti-pollution complex* which helps protect skin from the harmful effects of pollution.  The range consists of four key products. 

Nutri Lumière Day Cream 50ml €109 Nourishing, revitalizing day cream A sensorial, melting, oil-infused cream that revitalizes and intensely nourishes to restore radiance to nutrient-depleted skin .Nutri Lumière Night Cream 50ml €115 Nourishing, rejuvenating night cream A comforting, melting night cream that revitalizes, nourishes and illuminates the skin by morning. Nutri Lumière Day Fluid 50ml €109 Nourishing, revitalizing, day emulsion Lightweight, non-greasy oil-infused emulsion that revitalizes, nourishes and restores radiance to nutrient-depleted skin. Nutri Lumière Treatment Essence 200ml €65 Renewing treatment essence, The first essential daily skin care step for skin full of vitality. This smooth, gentle lotion is perfectly absorbed by the skin, preparing it to fully benefit from products applied afterwards. Use morning and evening after cleansing/make-up removal.

A quick cleanser let’s get back down to basics with the Uriage Eau Micellaire Thermale range. Micellar water is made up of micelles (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) suspended in soft water. It removes makeup, dirt and impurities along with cleansing and moisturising your skin. Thermal Spring Water from the Alps is the key ingredient unique to the Uriage dermatological skincare range and it is the basic ingredient in all the Uriage product ranges Uriage Thermal Micellar Water is perfectly suited for removing make-up from all skin types, thanks to the unique properties of Uriage Thermal Water. The micelles’ gentle, non-ionic constituent surfactants act like magnets to effectively capture and eliminate make-up and impurities. Soak a cotton pad with Eau Micellaire Thermale and delicately wipe the face, eyes, and neck to cleanse in a single step. No need to rinse. It comes in three formulae, one for dry, one for sensitive and one for oily. All Uriage Eau Micellaire Thermale RRP €15 (250ml)

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