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Pharmacy: Vienna

When I’m perusing pharmacies in foreign countries, I try to stay focused on skincare and treatments loved by locals and unavailable in the USA.  No reason to spend money on things I can buy at home.  I didn’t see too many brands unique to Vienna in the two pharmacies I popped into but they are well stocked in wonderful French skincare lines.   I picked up a few things such

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Pharmacy: Stockholm

I always bring back a sampling of beauty products when I visit a new city.  The amount of which is usually dictated by how much room I have in my suitcase.  I love to explore the numerous offerings (foreign to me) in far away pharmacies.  When I’m able to strike up a conversation with the store clerk, I enjoy learning which creams, treatments, and routines their local clientele gravitate toward as well as

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Pharmacy: Santa Maria Novella

Santa Maria Novella or Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Italy is probably the world’s oldest and still-operating pharmacy and apothecary in the world. Founded by Dominican friars in 1221, the monks first began producing rose water at the monastery to be used as a disinfectant during the Black Death. It’s still sold today as a toner and is one of their most popular products. For over

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Pharmacy: London Boots

I had so much fun cruising through Boots while in London. Grabbed some new items to try.  Sexy Mother Pucker is a long time favorite.  I hope the entire range eventually makes it the U.S.  So many more products available! I love this foot exfoliator and exfoliating cleanser! Max Factor was started in 1909 by a Polish-born make-up artist of the same name.  It left the U.S. market a few years

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Pharmacy: Korean Beauty

I can never pass up a Korean beauty market when I spot one.  Reviews on the way!

KIKO MILANO Cosmetics

KIKO is a high quality, moderately priced, cruelty-free Italian cosmetics company.  Recently, I picked up a few items to try out. I love cruising through their well organized stores but you can also order direct online.  Check out KIKO here. Eyebrow Expert Styling Kit 01 Color Fever Eyeshadow Palette 102 Single eyeshadow in the shade Infinity Cream Crush Lasting Eyeshadow 07 Daring Look Eye Marker Black Everlasting Kajak eye pencil

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DECIEM: The Ordinary

DECIEM, The Abnormal Beauty Company is a Toronto based company and beauty industry disrupter.  By focusing on high concentrations of readily available and affordable key ingredients and ditching fancy packaging and costly marketing campaigns, they deliver quality skincare to hungry consumers at cut-rate prices.  That’s exciting! I’ve tried their Hylamide and The Chemistry Brand ranges.  Both deliver great results.  Their Founder, Brandon Truaxe, was involved with Canadian skincare brand, Indeed Labs,

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French Pharmacy

Some goodies from my French pharmacy shopping spree.  Separate reviews coming.        

Pharmacy: UK Beauty Spree

  I picked up some beauty and skincare products on my recent trip to the UK.  Reviews coming soon!  

Pharmacy: Canadian Beauty

Take a trip across the border and discover a whole new world of beauty.  I took such a trip recently and picked up loads of new products to try.  Fortunately, some of these are readily found in stores or online but others are much harder to get a hold of in the US.  I’ll post more in-depth reviews soon.  Here’s a sneak peak. –Avene Thermal Spring Water –Bioderma Crealine H2O

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