Comments on: French Pharmacy Picks – Part 2 http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:47:34 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: lissasioux http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-357147 lissasioux Tue, 15 May 2012 23:07:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-357147 what would you say are the main differences between the homeoplasine and the biofine? some of these products i’m sure can overlap (i use Avene Cicalfate and La Roche Posay’s Cicaplast as healers) but just was wondering so i can justify each in my head ;)

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By: Celia http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-356915 Celia Sun, 13 May 2012 17:35:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-356915 Biafine works really well as a face mask! I was soo curious to try it but my doctor knew nothing abt this cream..I did some research, found it on eBay..no wonder the French have such great skin! Within a week enlarged pores seemed a thing of the past, and my lips look much more defined. 5 stars!

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By: Lucia http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-354434 Lucia Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:33:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-354434 Love these posts since pharmacies and grocery stores are always must- see destinations whenever we travel. Have any favorite European sunscreens to share? I have been using La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL melt-in cream since our trip to Paris, it is great for sensitive skin, but would love to hear more suggestions. I wish I had gotten the fluid version, too…kicking myself because I saw it in Barcelona and kept meaning to dash back into the pharmacy to grab some. Do you have a favorite sunscreen to recommend?

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By: Livi http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-348296 Livi Fri, 16 Mar 2012 16:04:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-348296 This is so true! I am obsessed with Avene products. I know you can get them in NYC at the Duane Read. I love the the face water spray. As a pale pale Irish girl it is perfect for my sensitive skin in the summer.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-348292 Design Mom Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:57:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-348292 Thank you, Cherri!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-348291 Design Mom Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:56:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-348291 I hope you had a wonderful trip, Amanda!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-348290 Design Mom Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:56:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-348290 Good to know!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-348289 Design Mom Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:55:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-348289 What a story, Kate! So glad the rash cleared up right away.

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By: Alexandra http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-348243 Alexandra Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:57:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-348243 Hello Gabrielle,
I live in Italy with my husband and 2 boys and every summer we get an Avène water spray. I had the same feeling as you (why should I buy a spray when I can get a bottle of Avène mineral water at a tenth of the price) but once we have tried it on our new born babies, we keep on using them. A quick spray of chilly water all over head and face is all we need during hot Italian summers.
Thank you for all the suggestions you have on your website
Alexandra

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By: Tan http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-348223 Tan Fri, 16 Mar 2012 07:32:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-348223 I’ve used that water spray for quite some time now and it’s lovely. I especially enjoy it when I’m stressed out. Like you said, it’s so relaxing!

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By: Christine http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-348163 Christine Fri, 16 Mar 2012 01:35:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-348163 Biafine is available in the US, but it’s a prescription product. So, you can order it from your pharmacy but you’ll need a script. That’s likely how Sharon’s doc got her samples. Usually derms and plastic surgeons have it, it’s come up as something to maybe use on occasion with my patients since we’re a burn unit. I didn’t know that it was OTC in France! I need to head back, I’m bringing your list with me!

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By: Amanda http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-348108 Amanda Thu, 15 Mar 2012 23:06:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-348108 We just got home from Paris (last night!) and I remembered to pick up some of the Nuxe while I was there… I should probably go back and get the water spray :)

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By: Sharon Fischel http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-348075 Sharon Fischel Thu, 15 Mar 2012 22:08:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-348075 I spilled boiling hot tea all over my upper thighs a few years back. I had huge burns and blisters and a ton of pain. I am lucky I missed the super tender parts. The dr. in a drop- in clinic I saw basically said there was nothing to do about it other than pain management, but when I saw my dermatologist, she gave me samples of Biafine. I could NOT believe how fast my burn started to heal. It was absolutely astounding. I’m not sure where she got it (we’re in CA) but I would buy it for just about any amount. Going to get some before our upcoming HI vacation! Great on sunburns, too, even tho we try *not* to get those.

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By: Cherri Porter http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-348046 Cherri Porter Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:30:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-348046 Here is a stateside source for the nose cream.

http://www.newlondonpharmacy.com/categories/54-herbal_homeopathic/products/433-homeoplasmine_large

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By: Jeanne http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-348014 Jeanne Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:15:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-348014 Lovely! And the packaging makes the products even better. Why is everything more romantic in French?

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By: Kate http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-347970 Kate Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:10:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-347970 When we went to France last spring I somehow ended up with a terrible rash on my chin and lower face as soon as we got off the plane. I still have no idea what it was from, but any moisturizer I put on it just made it worse. I remembered the post from Gwyneth’s site and on a whim decided to get the Homeoplasmine at the pharmacy. I don’t know what is so magical about it, but it cleared that rash up almost entirely overnight and I have used it on all sorts of skin irritations since then. The stuff is awesome and I really wish they sold it in the US!

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By: Barchbo http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-347966 Barchbo Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:03:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-347966 I highly recommend the water spray for the plane! I have a travel size Evian one that I hoard just for airplane use. Keeps my skin hydrated in the altitude.

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By: Melissa@Julia's Bookbag http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-347938 Melissa@Julia's Bookbag Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:21:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-347938 Oh my goodness, I guess it’s a good thing I do not live in France because I think I would be buying french beauty products ALL THE TIME!

Avene is a lovely line, I’ve used various Avene products on my sensitive-extreme-plus skin with great results…..

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-347919 Design Mom Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:54:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-347919 It’s true! The pharmacists are so helpful.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/03/french-pharmacy-picks-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-347918 Design Mom Thu, 15 Mar 2012 17:53:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=17677#comment-347918 I can’t wait to try it! Hopefully for the 3rd installment.

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