Beauty Haul: Swiss Pharmacy Phavorites

I enjoy long romantic walks through the pharmacy.

From Amavita, to Sunstore, and all the corner Apothekes in between; Switzerland’s pharmacies are world-renowned for carrying both cutting-edge and organic beauty products that will keep you looking lovely year-round. The country that gave the world La Prairie should, right?

We’re lucky to be living in a place where pharmacies supply their patrons with top quality skin care emulsions, scrubs, masks, creams, drops, spritzes and much, much more.

‘La bise’ can leave you with dry leathery skin that aches for just a little TLC. First it’s dry out, then it’s wet, and when you finally schlep your way indoors, the heater is on full blast. Yikes! That trifecta is a perfect storm for a full season of dull, flaky, itchy and damaged skin.

But have no fear!

There is hope literally just around the corner.  It’s time to give your skin a break and you won’t even have to break the bank while you’re at it. You liked that?

Get up right this instant and visit your friendly neighborhood pharmacy!

If you have time, explore, enjoy the testers and have a friendly chat with the pharmacy assistant. If you don’t have time, I’ve prepared a short and powerful list that will get your skin dewy and glowing in no time. I’ve tried everything on this list and these are the ones that are sure-fire wins.


1.) Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir comes in two sizes. I keep the smaller 1oz. bottle in my purse and spray it on my face in the morning after showering, and occasionally throughout the day to freshen up my face when it’s feeling a little ‘weathered’. You can apply it over makeup as well. It smells like orange blossom and rosemary. Be sure to give the bottle a good shake before spritzing away. There are essential oils that float up at to the top of the bottle that need to be given a good thrashing about to get them mixed in well. Those essential oils are, well, essential!


In a nutshell: After spritzing on some of this beauty elixir, no way would anyone think you look dull. Dewy? Yes. Dull? Not a chance.

2.) Caudalie’s Creme Gommant A little goes a long way with this one. Use just a dab to lather onto your face and it’ll do the rest. Apply this scrub on clean skin and scrub face and neck in a gentle, circular motion. Rinse off with tepid water and pat skin dry.


In a nutshell: Excellent exfoliator for even the most sensitive skin.

3.) NUXE Huile Prodigeuse OR Love, love, love this product.  Don’t forget that it can be used on your hair too. If you have oily or combination skin, I would recommend using only a little on your face. The gold flecks aren’t too visible, they just give your skin/ hair a radiant glow.


In a nutshell: Keeps your skin glowing and replenishes lost moisture in even the harshest winter weather. Don’t forget that this product does wonders for your hair as well! Nuxe’s Huile Prodigeuse OR can be used year-round.

Well, that’s all for now. If you have any Swiss pharmacy phavorites—drop us a line and we’ll try them out for the next beauty haul.



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