Escentual Haul - Mini French Skincare Haul

I am a huge fan of Escentual and I am always adding products I love to my basket for later when they have discounts. They are seriously amazing when it comes to offering a wide range of beauty products including French Pharmacy Skincare and I buy majority of my French Skincare products from them. They always seem to have one discount or the other going on but I love their 1/3rd off French Skincare Offer which I think happens in March, June and October (based on my order history). They recently had a 20% discount and free UK delivery and I could not turn a blind eye. It was time to purchase some of the products sitting on my wishlist. I love everything I ordered and even more because they only cost me around £30 and shipping was free. What's there not to love? Right, let me get into what I purchased...

La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water// £3.50 // Link
I received the bigger size of the La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water during summer and I was obsessed with it. The only problem I had was that I could not carry it with me in my handbag. I was hoping they had a smaller size and was delighted to find it on Escentual and it had to get into the basket. It feels so refreshing on my skin and hydrates my face at the same time. I think I use it the most compared to my other facial mists because it just feels so good. I love the cute size which goes really easily into my bag and the way it sprays the mist is so lovely. I am very particular about how facial sprays/mists dispense the mist and I love the way it covers my whole face with a light mist. Love it!!

Caudalie Grape Water Facial Mist// £6 // Link
I really wanted to try this after I read Paula from Thirteen Thoughts review and I knew it would be a firm favourite. I was going to get the Caudalie Beauty Elixir but it has some alcohol in it which I knew I won't like in a mist. However, the Caudalie Grape Water has no alcohol and is made predominantly of 100% Organic Grape. It has a slight fragrance from the grape (not artificial) which I love because I love grapes (my fav fruit). It feels really refreshing and it moisturises the face really well. I prefer to use this more in the house as opposed to when I am out and about. It works better for me as a toner (pre makeup).

DHC Silky Cotton Pads//£4.50 // Link
These cotton pads have been on my wish list for the longest time but each time I just forget to add it to my basket or something else happens. Everyone has compared it with the Shiseido Silky Cotton Pads (which I have tried samples of) and I can see why. It feels very similar but the Shesido one has slightly better quality which you may not notice if you are not looking out for it. The DHC Silky Cotton Pads are definitely one of the best (non-high end) cotton pads I have every tried. In the pack, you get 80 Cotton Pads and I feel it is so much worth the price. It has a silky feel; but not silky to the point where products just run off the surface. It does a good job at absorbing products and it does not get fluffy easily I love. The good thing is only one cotton pad can be enough for an application and the quality is incredible.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo// £15.50 // Link
I almost feel I should not even bother talking about this product again because I have spoken about it so much. I have several reviews here and here. I have repurchased it more times  than I care to count and it is incredible. It works best for me as a preventative treatment to ensure that my skin does not feel decongested, etc. I love it so much and I can't be without it for any reason. I was even sent some products earlier this year from La Roche Posay but I still went ahead to buy more backups because I am that obsessed. If you have acne prone skin or decongested oily skin, this is one to try.

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre// £13 // Link
I have seen this product make the rounds for a few years now and I feel it is really popular because it is multi purpose. It can be used to remove makeup, primer, moisturiser, etc. I use it mainly as a primer and it works so well. I have not had any issues at all with it at all and it has even served as a mosituriser for me. I think it is particularly formulated for people with dry skin but anyone can use it obviously. I love it and I think I may be reviewing it soon.

Overall Thoughts
I am thrilled with all my purchases and I am so glad I got a good deal with free delivery. It is always handy to subscribe to Escentual Newsletter so you get informed of any of their offers. Each time I get an enticing and juicy discount from them, I just make a small order. That's pretty much it for today. If you would like any specific reviews of any products, do let me know in the comments box. Have you tried any of the products featured in this haul?
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  1. I have a sample of the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo and im loving it! I will definitely be buying the full size product x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave | My YouTube

    1. You really do need to get the Effaclar Duo full size. It's a Holy Grail for me and I may have gone through at least 7 tubes in the past year and half (That's how much I love it!!)...xx

  2. I love love love the Creme Concentre - I use it as my daily moisturiser x

    1. I love it as well especially how multi functional it can be. I am enjoying it as a primer at the moment but I may use it as a moisturiser once the A/W season sets in...xx

  3. I have never seen or heard of those DHC Cotton Pads before, but love the look of them. It is certainly something I will add to my wishlist.

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

    1. Ohhhh you do need to try them!! They are so lovely, silky and easy to use. Most importantly, they don't fluff so one pad is enough!! ..xx

  4. Same thing happened to me with Caudalie mist, I was going to get the Beauty Elixir, but after reading a couple reviews I went with the Grape Water Mist. I'm so glad you're loving it too :) I actually really want to try the Embryolisse cream, I'd definitely love to read your review. I've read some people say that it's a must-have, others say that it's nothing too special. I think it would be a great product for me to use during winter because my skin gets super dry.

    Thirteen Thoughts

    1. Same with me too!! When I read your review on the Caudalie Grape Water, I knew it was an instant winner. I still want the Beauty Elixir because it has been so hyped and the bottle is pretty (I know I am so terrible and vain!!). I absolutely love the Grape one though!! I am loving the Embryolisse Cream so far and would post a full review soon. In the A/W it has been amazing as a primer and moisturiser as well. I wonder how it would fare during Summer...will let you know once the review is up...xx

  5. I love the Caudalie Grape Water - I like it better than the Beauty Elixir everyone raves about tbh. The Effaclar Duo + is a must-have too :) xx

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