This is my second installment of my “Support Local” Series and it’s all about the much loved family run pharmacy – Dowling’s Pharmacy, Waterford. Not too long ago I attended their relaunch and customer appreciation day, and you could really get a sense of that family vibe . The pharmacy received a full makeover but what remains the same is the dedication that Declan Dowling and his team show to every single client that walks in the door. It’s commendable. Each of the staff pride themselves on the customer service they give – super helpful and never judgemental – and from the time I was in there, this was very evident.
For tonight’s post I want to highlight some of my favourite products from the store and encourage anyone to visit the pharmacy, whether you’re looking for an effective supplement to take after a long hospital stint or just looking for some skincare advice, the team at Dowling’s Pharmacy have you covered.
1. La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50 €19
One of the most important pieces of skincare advice I give to all my clients is to use SPF DAILY.
Daily being the important word, as UVA rays cause aging of our skin, and shine through ALL YEAR ROUND. Sun damage can cause –
– worsened lines & wrinkles
– pigmentation, for example freckles
– dark spots
– leathery texture
La Roche Posay is a brand that prides itself on creating exceptional skincare, and their Anthelios XL Spf 50+ is what I’m currently using for my sun protection every day. SPF in your foundation/bb cream is not enough protection, you need more than what they offer, usually around SPF 15. It is –
– super light
– non greasy
– absorbs really well into skin
– TOTAL protection for face & chest
– Know your steps – 1. SPF 2. MOISTURISER 3. Primer 4. Foundation
2. Declan Dowling’s General Tonic €10
Declan Dowling’s General Tonic, in my opinion, should be in every household in the country and I don’t say that about many things, except tea tree oil and coconut oil!
Every single person in the whole multi-verse can benefit from it. Young or old, man or woman, sick or healthy, it is going to have a positive effect on every system, every organ, every muscle down to the very last cell in your body.
Like when taking all supplements it’s important to keep in mind that it will take about two, sometimes three weeks before you start to notice any differences, it’s not going to kick in over night.
3. Sleek’s Solstice Palette
A favourite highlighter palette from so many top makeup artists, this beauty has been on my list for a long time, and it did not disappoint. It includes one cream highlight, one shimmer powder and two baked powders to give you a radiant glow every time. Can be applied on the brow bone, inner eye corners, on top of cheekbones, collar bones, shoulders, along shins. It is simply stunning and definitely a must have in any makeup bag.
4. Jenny Glow Perfumes €15
The Jenny Glow perfume collection is seriously out of this world and soooo affordable!!! It has so many dupes of well known brands, and this is by far my favourite one, Nectarine Blossom and Honey. It smells exactly like DKNY The One but for a fraction of the price. Lasts just as well for me!
5. Vichy’s Idealia Peeling €30
I could not get over how quickly I saw results with this gem of a skincare product!
The very next day, after using for the 1st time, I noticed an improvement in the texture in my skin! A week on the congestion(appears as little bumps under skin)on my forehead was already completely gone, and the congestion on my jawline has reduced dramatically. Leaves skin is brighter, softer, and smoother.
This is an essence that you apply BEFORE your regular night moisturiser, leave on overnight, and rinse off in the morning. It –
– is clinically proven to improve skin that’s dull, tired, and lacking radiance
– is full of antioxidants of black tea, and blueberry that gives so much nourishment to the skin
– evens out skin tone, and combats fine lines
– can even be used on sensitive skin
– would highly recommend for brides to be to start using three months prior to the big day
I hope you enjoyed tonight’s post. Have you used any of these products? Did you love them as much as me??? Any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch through any of the ways below.
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