I was recently asked if I fancied reviewing Chemist Direct and with such a wide range of products to choose from how could I say no! With products ranging from skincare to regular prescriptions and even pet products, amongst many other items, it was pretty easy to spend the £50 I was kindly given to spend.
Having just returned from holiday I didn't really need any travel related items and I am pretty well stocked on baby items so decided to head down the skin care route. On browsing I found that Chemist Direct stocked a few really nice, high quality brands that I like so opted to purchase these, rather selfishly for myself.....well we all deserve a little treat now and then and since I'm developing more wrinkles these days I need a little help in that department.
Having used the brands La Roche Posay and Vichy in the past these were definitely going in my basket, although it was a tough choice between these and the Dermalogica items that are also stocked.
My first choices were La Roche Posay Hydreane BB Cream (£13.99) and La Roche Posay Effaclar H Moisturiser (£8.89). I love that the BB cream has an SPF 20 and is formulated for sensitive skin, although my skin isn't overly sensitive on the odd occasion I have had a reaction to some products so tend to err on the side of caution. Having used La Roche Posay in the past I know that I won't have any issues. The Effaclar moisturiser has been designed to unclog, clear and purify skin that is on the oily side. I am finding increasingly recently my skin has been slightly more oily, especially in the warmer weather so this I'm looking forward to trying.
I also chose one of my favourite moisturisers Vichy Aqualia Thermal Creme Riche (£15.99) I just love this moisturiser for leaving my skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. I wouldn't normally spend a huge amount of money on face cream (other than Clarins) but I do feel that this cream is worth the extra £'s. Plus I know it sounds ridiculous but I love lotions and potions that come in glass pots or bottles, am I weird for this? I love the mirrored lid on this pot too, so cute.
I then decided to choose one of my favourite lip balm pots, Carmex Cherry (£1.99) because one (I am lip balm obsessed though so probably didn't really need another but hey ho!) can never have too many lip balms and this is by far one of my favourite's and the best on the market these days. Gotta love the tingle!
The last item I chose was probably the most practical, some new razor blades for my razor. I love this Wilkinson Sword Hydro Silk razor, particularly the in built serum that is activated when in water but for a price of £8.49 for 3 replacement blades they don't come cheap.
Overall, I got an amazing selection of items for an excellent price and with free delivery too (over £40 spend) is an added bonus. I spent just over the £50 budget as I struggled to stay within the limit. Now I had also ordered an eye cream to go with my order but a day or two after my initial order I received an email to say that they were waiting arrival of some new stock of the eye cream. That's ok I thought, I don't mind a small delay on receiving the items. A few days later I then received another email to say that the eye cream remains out of stock so I won't be receiving it and will be having a refund for the amount spent instead.
So my items arrived a few days later, I didn't know that they'd actually been dispatched so it was a surprise when they turned up. They were well packaged in a little cardboard box and I continued to be pleased with the items that I chose. Only thing is I'm still waiting for the extra money that I spent to be refunded which I haven't received, as yet which.
All in all a great website and I like that you can purchase pet supplies such as flea products which is handy! It was easy to navigate with a running total so you know exactly what you're spending and what is in your basket. Fingers crossed I'll receive the refund I'm owed soon, although it isn't a huge amount I am still a little out of pocket and in these days every little counts, right?
Anyway I would give Chemist Direct a thumbs up overall as generally a good experience. Have you shopped with this guys before? What did you think?