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Drugstore Discovery Of The Week: French Pharmacy Finds, Part II

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Dear Air France,

Thank you for losing my luggage on that one-hour, direct flight from Milan to Paris. Really, thank you. Having left me without any of my skincare or haircare products—no Morrocanoil Hair Treatment; no Oribe Supershine Light; no travel-sized bottles of NYR Organic’s Rose Facial Wash and Rose Water; no Sonya Dakar Fade Away; no Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Eye Balm; no Clé de Peau Wrinkle Correcting concentrate; no Crème de la Mer!—I was forced to make my pilgrimage to the Paris pharmacie a little earlier than planned this season, and for that, I am thankful. Seeing as how the Monoprix near my hotel was only open for another 30 minutes when I arrived, I tried to get the most functionality out of the fewest products possible to hold me over until—God willing—my bags are returned to me. How’s that going, by the way? Regardless, I’ve included my haul report for S/S 2013 below—with a few helpful additions courtesy of some of Beauty Counter’s friends in high places—for you to have on record:

Toner
First stop: Bioderma’s Crealine TS H20 Solution Micellaire. They sell this multitasking cleansing water in the States now, albeit selectively, but seeing Diane Kendal and Lucia Pieroni’s jumbo bottles of the impurity-eliminating wash backstage over the past week was reminder enough that I needed to re-up my supply—lost luggage or otherwise.

Cleanser
As I wear more makeup at the shows than in normal life, toner alone won’t wipe away a day’s worth of foundation, mascara, and the occasional cheek contour. Having grown an affinity for rose-scented products courtesy of my mini NYR Organics bottles that are no more (see paragraph above), I was immediately drawn to Nuxe’s Melting Cleansing Face & Eyes Gel with Rose Petals. The idea of a cleanser melting into my skin rather than stripping it bare of essential oils is obviously appealing and this one does just that, while also boasting a subtle floral aroma.

Moisturizer
My skin is parched from all the flying, and while I typically use a day and night moisturizer, I sought out a single, medium-to-heavy alternative in Uriage’s AquaPrecis Intense Nutrition Balm. I discovered this line on my very first pharmacie trip a few seasons ago and was immediately hooked; the amazingly nourishing texture of this thermal water-infused salve only helped secure the bond. Diane Kruger is also a fan of the brand that was recently bought by PUIG (and will hopefully start U.S. distribution in the not so distant future), so…there’s that.

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