Introducing the NEW UltraCalming range by Dermalogica

The powerfully soothing antidote to sensitive skin, the UltraCalmingTM System from Dermalogica® now has two new incredibly unique additions! Introducing Calm Water Gel and Barrier Defense Booster, harnessing the best of nature with science to bring back balance to sensitive skin.
Do you consider yourself as having sensitive skin?
You are not alone! Nearly half the global population describes their skin as sensitive or very sensitive. Yet everyone’s skin is unique, so skin sensitivity takes on different forms. You may be oily and acne prone with inflamed breakouts and flaky patches. You may experience flare-ups of irritation at certain times of the year or when your stress levels rise. Or perhaps you were born with delicate, reactive skin and have always struggled to find skin care products you can tolerate.
What causes sensitive skin?
Unfortunately, some level of skin sensitivity is almost unavoidable due to lifestyle and environmental factors. Stress, poor diet, smoking and alcohol effect our skin negatively causing symptoms of skin irritation and dehydration. Add to that the changes in climate, central heating and air con, high pollution levels and our naturally fluctuating hormones, it’s no wonder our skins have a hard time staying balanced and calm. But no matter what your trigger factors and subsequent symptoms, treating sensitive skin is straight forward when you have products designed to relieve, restore and hydrate.
The science bit!
Research done at Dermalogica®, show’s three primary signs of sensitisation: redness, compromised barrier, and dehydration. Visible redness is a common complaint, skin can turn red through internal inflammation causing skin to look angry or blotchy. A compromised skin barrier can be likened to a weathered brick wall, our skin is made up of hardened cells (bricks) and a mortar like lipid layer, when weathered by our environment and incorrect product use, gaps are created triggering irritation, stinging and burning sensations. Finally, due to the gaps in the skins protective barrier, essential moisture escapes. This results in dehydration with symptoms such as tightness, flakiness, roughness and itchiness.

Introducing Dermalogica’s powerful NEW UltraCalmingTM additions.
Enriched with potent actives that target sensitivity, Calm Water Gel and Barrier Defense Booster work synergistically to relieve today’s irritation providing instant comfort and protect skin against environmental assault, intercepting tomorrow’s flare-ups.
Calm Water Gel
A weightless water-gel moisturiser that hydrates dry, sensitive skin. As you dispense this product, the unique formula transforms into a skin-quenching fluid to provide hydration to dry, irritated skin. It contains dual Hyaluronic Acid technology that works in different skin surface layers to increase and lock in moisture. Apple Fruit and Glycerine hydrates
and softens whilst defending against dryness. And Cactus Pear provides soothing and calming effects by impacting neurogenic inflammation.
94% of people noticed their skin felt more hydrated, both 8 hours after initial application and cumulatively after 4 weeks of use.

Barrier Defense Booster
This concentrated oil booster soothes, nourishes and moisturises to restore balance to
sensitive skin. The lightweight, non-comedogenic formula contains a Triple Defense Complex that nourishes the skin and relieves dryness. It locks in moisture and reinforces the lipid barrier to combat sensitivity and support healthy looking skin. Tetrahydrocucurminoids an active constituent of Turmeric Root acts a powerful antiinflammatory and anti-oxidant. And Oat Kernel Oil reduces irritation and redness plus it hydrates the epidermal layers to improve skins barrier. Use 6-10 drops pressed onto the skin before moisturising or add into your moisturiser. Use twice a day for around the clock defence.
96% of people felt their skin soothed both 8 hours after initial application and cumulatively after 4 weeks of use.

Find out how to integrate the UltraCalmingTM Duo into your regimen
Visit our Dermalogica Skin Experts in *LloydsPharmacy Stores for a personalised Skin Fitness Plan, powered by Face Mapping®. Our Therapists will take the time to understand your skin concerns and share tips on how to manage your sensitivity triggers.

We also offer the Sensitive Skin Rescue SkinSolver; this 10 minute professional service leaves your skin calm, smooth and hydrated.
Don’t just pacify your sensitive skin symptoms with simple, bland formulas, use Dermalogica’s UltraCalmingTM system to powerfully soothe, calm and repair your skin with the power of nature and science to bring the balance back to sensitive skin.


*Our 8 Dermalogica stores are:

LloydsPharmacy Blackrock S.C.
LloydsPharmacy Tullow St. Carlow
LloydsPharmacy Omni Park S.C.
LloydsPharmacy Jetland
LloydsPharmacy Leopardstown
LloydsPharmacy Donnybrook
LloydsPharmacy Claremorris
LloydsPharmacy Castletroy

14 Festival Essentials for a carefree weekend

So you’ve got your ticket or you’re still working on that ‘plan’ to get one, either way you’re going and you are ready for action. Only pack what you need as you may have to carry your festival ready wardrobe a long distance to where you’re camping. Don’t forget it all has to go back with you after the weekend, well most of it!


La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Tinted Fluid Ultra-Light €19.50

We spend most of our time at festivals outside exploring in the sunshine (fingers crossed) protect your skin with this La Roche-Posay favourite. This tinted, very high facial protection is fragrance free, paraben free and water resistant. Exposure to UV radiation is the number one cause of skin cancer, which is the most common cancer in Ireland, so it is imperative to protect your skin.


Oxylent €30

Oxylent is a pleasant tasting multivitamin that quickly dissolves in water & is designed to support your immune system, reduce fatigue & release energy. This electrolyte-rich drink is the perfect drink to keep you hydrated throughout any event and is a very good idea at the end of a big night out!


Johnsons’s Extra Sensitive Baby Wipes €1.35

What to pack for a festival? Your ticket and baby wipes. THE original multipurpose product.


Batiste Dry Shampoo €1.79 – €4.75

A cult product that needs no introduction. Spritz Batiste Dry Shampoo at the roots of your hair for an instant boost of body and texture. Comes in a handy mini travel size (50ml) and in a range of colours and fragrances.


CB12 Travel Pack

CB12 provides 12 hours of oral protection. This handy travel pack contains oral rinse, boost chewing gum, toothpaste and a travel toothbrush. Perfect to protect your pearly whites!


Mitchum Advance Control Deodorant €3.70

Nobody likes a Sweaty Betty! Mithum provides 48 hours of reliable antiperspirant protection, allowing you to dance the night away, and into the next day.


Nivea Daily Essentials Facial Cleansing Wipes €3.45

Glamorous festival glitter is great for an Instagram pic, but not so great for your pores. Nivea Daily Essentials Wipes effectively cleanses your skin, removing make-up and waterproof mascara leaving your skin feeling refreshed and clean.


Medicare Hand Sanitizer €1.95

There is nothing worse than dirty mitts! Medicare hand sanitizer anti-bacterial kills 99.9% of germs. A festival essential for us OCD folk.


Elastoplast Fabric Extra Flexible €4.65

Bumps and bruises are inevitable at festivals. Elastoplast plasters seal the area around the wound to provide optimal protection against infection and the material stretches with the skin’s movements. This can stop a little problem turning into a complete nightmare. Make sure to include plasters, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, pain relief and a little something for the tummy. Always speak with your LloydsPharmacy pharmacist for advice when purchasing any medicines.


MooGoo Tingling Honey Lip Balm €3.90

Tingling Honey Lip Balm is specially made to speed up the repair of dry and chapped lips. It contains menthol ingredients known for their sterilizing effect to help prevent infection. Its “lemony tingle” is a delish bonus!


MooGoo Cleansing Soap Bars €5.95

MooGoo is your go to festival soap. It mildly removes old oil and grease from the skin, replacing them with pure nut oils and proteins.


Signorina EDT by Salvatore Ferragamo 50ml €29.95

The lack of showers is one huge downfall to festivals but this doesn’t mean you can’t still smell amazing. This fragrance captures the feminine and young Italian style in a cascade of floriental and fruity notes with an unexpected gourmand touch. Spritz daily. (Exclusive to LloydsPharmacy & Harvey Nichols)


Durex RealFeel 12 Pack €18.99

If you do find someone you want to share your tent with, make sure you stay safe! With over 80 years of experience, Durex is trusted by millions of lovers around the world every day. RealFeel condoms are made from a technically advanced non-latex material for a natural skin on skin feeling.


Sally Hanson Airbrush Legs is currently HALF PRICE at €6.97

A favourite among Irish women. Tan in seconds; party for hours!


Pick up all your festival essentials and much more at a LloydsPharmacy near you.

Laura Loves: Autumn Must Haves

Scent is one of life’s great pleasures, a simple spritz can change your mood in an instant. For many years, we have enjoyed floral fragrances, aquatics that bring a wave of freshness to the skin, and citrus scents that bring a little sunshine into our day.

20_hbeu58022200_999_21In recent years a new trend has emerged, that of the mysterious scents. They come sometimes in black bottles, or have the words Noir (black) or Nuit (night) attached to their brand name. One example is the Gwyneth Paltrow endorsed Boss Nuit, a peach, floral and sandalwood fragrance that epitomises sophistication (Boss Nuit 30ml is on special at €17.95, a saving of €32.05 while stocks last).

Calvin Klein Euphoria Essence Female (1280x824)

As we move into the colder months more of these exotic scents are launched. From Calvin Klein we have Euphoria Essence. For her, the fragrance has raspberry and pink pepper to start, a floral scent develops and cashmere wood, patchouli and white chocolate linger on the skin. For him, ivy leaves and bergamot are the first flourishes of the scent, followed by white pepper, suede, amber and Tonka beans. All this pepper, no wonder they’re spicy scents.

(To launch Euphoria Essence or Her €48.30, and For Him €40.60, LloydsPharmacy are giving away a free Calvin Klein tote bag for women or a duffle bag for men with every purchase, don’t miss out).

originalAlso this month some fragrance favourites have new scents on the scene. Mad Potion from Katy Perry is a vanilla-infused musky fragrance (€23.95), while designer label Armani’s new Code Satin (€46.50) has orange, pear, neroli and a chocolate element, divine.

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But the new season isn’t all about fragrance, Autumn/Winter makeup is landing at your local LloydsPharmacy in the coming weeks. Front runner for best shadow palette is Day or Night 5-shade Palette from Clarins. A neutral eye is a massive trend this season, best achieved with tans, nudes and metallic. Clarins have delivered one for Day of lighter shades, the other for Night when a smokier version looks great, €38 each, selected stores from September 1st.

What is very noticeable amongst the new trends is how a hot lipstick can carry your entire look. Across the top catwalk shows strong reds and pinks were key beauty features, some with strong blush and matching nails. To immediately update your cosmetic bag check out the 3 for 2 offer on Rimmel and NYC cosmetics at your local LloydsPharmacy (August 12th-September 9th). A new scent and the inside track on the coming trends, Autumn we are ready for you!

salter nutri pro 4FLASH DEAL- Don’t miss out on this great healthy offer from your LloydsPharmacy, in store and online at, The Nutri Pro 1000 Blender is perfect for healthy breakfasts and juices on the go. Between August 26th and September 9th save €20.04 on the recommended price at LloydsPharmacy, pick it up for just €99.95.

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Written by Laura Bermingham

Laura Loves: Bioderma & Physicians Formula

Take note beauty lovers, there are two fantastic new lines arriving at LloydsPharmacy right now. Bioderma, the French brand so beloved of the fashion and beauty world, and Physicians Formula, America’s No1 bronzer brand, face powder brand, mineral brand, kit brand and natural and organic brand.

What to look out for?


From Bioderma, the world’s first micellar water, Sensibio H2O, €11.50/250ml. It’s a 3-in-1 cleansing water which combines exceptional cleansing for face and eyes with the power to remove even waterproof make-up, leaving skin perfectly cleansed, soothed and refreshed, one sells globally every 3 seconds.

BIODERMA_S__bium_Global_30ml_1430322786Sebium is a range dedicated to correcting oily and acne-prone skin. Hydrating yet effective at clearing skin, star buy is Sebium Global Intensive Purifying Care, €16.50.

Sensibio AR is for anti-redness care, skin that needs instant and long term calming. A Rosactiv complex works directly on the factor that causes capillary dilation. Try the Anti-Redness Cream, €15.


Bioderma’s Photoderm sun care range is gorgeous to use; supreme UVA/UVB protection with a complex that stimulates skin’s melanin to help you get an even, natural tan. Invisible Sun Mist SPF 50/200ml is a silky dry oil that nourishes skin and smells great, €22.

Physicians Formula is an extensive brand loved by American women for almost 80 years. They were the first to introduce hypo-allergenic makeup, also the first to add SPF to makeup and they use no skin irritants, making it especially good for sensitive sorts.

PFI-07365-6Star buys include the Eye Booster Lash-Boosting Serum & Eyeliner, €15.90. This coloured lash-boosting liner is most favourite with Irish women, it gives a great feline flick while boosting lash health and strength.

jumbo_0.pngAlso popular are the Organic Wear 100% Natural Mascaras, €14.90 each. Four are available, whether you want dramatic lashes, natural or enhanced lash-boosting, choose your favourite.


Physicians Formulas bronzers are divine. There are lots of options, each beautifully packaged, offer great colour, and all are priced at €19.90. Check out Bronze Booster Season-To-Season Bronzer, 4 shades in one compact to suit skin whatever the time of year, genius.

Lastly, a kit that takes out the guesswork of choosing face makeup, the Super BB Kit, a boxed set that contains concealer, foundation and powder, all toned to suit skin perfectly and designed to work with sensitive skin, €34.90.

Don’t forget, if Physicians Formula is not at your local LloydsPharmacy you can buy online at


*FLASH DEAL- Get your hands in super condition with this best buy at LloydsPharmacy from July 29th-August 11th. The twin pack of Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Hand Cream (75ml) usually retails at €31.99, during these dates it can be yours for just €19.99, a saving of €12. And save yourself even more with Oral B’s Power Pro 600 electric toothbrush, it’s on special too for just €32.

Laura Loves: Ultimate Summer Sale

Laura BStep into Summer with LloydsPharmacy this July. Look good with great offers on hair care, and stock up on some super scents in the Ultimate Summer Sale.

Starting with hair there’s 25% of the Grow Gorgeous range this month. Designed to give you visibly thicker hair with more volume if you are growing out a style try their serums, shampoo and conditioners.

16679011Get more from your style with the Got2B range from Schwarzkopf, products that help you create any look from beach waves to messy tressy, only €3 this month!

L’Oreal fans can stock up this month with 33% off selected colour and styling products, and L’Oreal’s Elvive daily care is on special too, at €3.49 for July.

There’s a great fragrance sale at LloydsPharmacy this month too, so if you have any birthday gifts to pick up or you want a treat for yourself there are savings of up to 50% on premium scents, and 80% on other brands.

Check out the great prices on these designer fragrances – Chloe Love Story 30ml usually costs €59.70, for July it’s €44.77, a saving of €14.93. Daisy Dream 30ml by Marc Jacobs is €37.12, down from €49.50, and Calvin Klein’s Forbidden Euphoria 30ml is on sale at €22.85 a 50% saving on its RRP of €45.70. Ralph Lauren fans, their Big Pony fragrances are down from €50.75 to €25.37, that’s another 50% saving, 75ml/EDT.

Marc Jacobs Daisy DreamOn a tighter budget? These prices are hard to beat- Beyonce Pulse NYC 30ml, RRP €24.99, now €12.49, Diesel Loverdose 50ml is regularly €49.75, for July it’s just €19.99. Not forgetting the guys there are similar offers, check out Hugo Boss Bottled Night 50ml, now just €47.25 from its RRP of €63, and Diesel Only the Brave 50ml, down to €37.31 from €49.75.

DIESEL LOVERDOSEDon’t forget to check out the bathroom essentials on offer this July. Stock up on essentials this month like the Venus Classic Razor & Venus Classic Care Sensitive Shaving Gel are €6.99 in a bundle, a saving of €7.25 on the regular price of €14.24. And Colgate’s Triple Pack Toothbrushes and Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste costs just €3 this July.

*FLASH DEAL- Get great Summer hair with LloydsPharmacy! Between July 8th-28th you can pick up a Remington Hair Dryer with all attachments for just €23, a bargain! For the guys, a Gillette 8-piece Men’s Travel Set has all his shaving/bathing needs in one handy kit for holidays for just €9.99!


July’s great savings and deals are available at select LloydsPharmacy stores while stocks last, or buy online at

Written by Laura Bermingham

Laura Loves: July Must Haves

Laura BThere are lots of ways to keep up to date with the sensational offers and super deals on offer at LloydsPharmacy. There is your local store, here on, over on Facebook at LloydsPharmacyIreland, and on Twitter @LloydsPharmIre.

And is it worth it to click, like, retweet or share your LloydsPharmacy best buys? Well, here are a few of July’s offers, you decide.

Skin care is important to us all and this month at LloydsPharmacy there are free gifts with purchase and savings.

From French thermal water brand Avene there is 25% off favourite lines. Staying with Gallic beauty Vichy are gifting a Purete Thermale One-Step Cleanser 100ml with a purchase from a selection of products from Aqualia range*. Aqualia is Vichy’s hydration-packed skin routine for dehydrated skin. As it’s Summer we can all use extra moisture in our day, quench your skin’s thirst with some moisturiser or a refreshing masque.

Vichy One Step Cleanser

Skipping across the globe to New Zealand, LloydsPharmacy brings you far-flung beauty from Trilogy. This month get a bonus Vital Moisturiser (25ml) when you pick up the Rosapene Night Cream, €29.95/60ml*.

Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream

The savings don’t stop with skin care, it’s July, let’s hope the sun will put his hat on and give us some sunshine!

And we can be ready for him with half price deals on sun care from Ambre Solaire and Nivea. Even if the weather isn’t so great we can still have gorgeous golden limbs with half price on Nivea for face, body and hands, and Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs. Moisturise first with Nivea and add the fabulous tan, it’s easier to fake it than bake it.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Medium GlowOffering both great skin and sun care this July is La Roche Posay, their free gift set with 5 popular products is yours when you buy two products from the range, one to be moisturiser*. The set is perfect for traveling and trying new products, and the gift is to celebrate La Roche Posay’s sponsorship programme You Care, We Share, which is specifically to care for the most sensitive skin there is, children’s.

LRP GWP Set (1280x905)

Get involved in the fund raising activity online. Take a Selfie with your favourite La Roche Posay product, upload it to with a few words on why you like it. Tag it with #yousharewecare and for the first 10,000 selfies La Roche Posay they will donate €1 per Selfie to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

Now that’s a good reason for a Summer Selfie, let’s get snapping for Temple Street!

July’s great savings and deals are available at select LloydsPharmacy stores while stocks last, or buy online at

Written by Laura Bermingham

*Offer available in select stores only.

Laura Loves: June Must Haves

There’s a lot of great beauty to celebrate this month at LloydsPharmacy. Firstly some news, French cult beauty brand Bioderma is finally arriving. This super brand has excellent skin care for all skin types including rosacea, acne-prone and very dry skin. Their sun care is divine, dry oils with high factors and face care that is formulated by skin type. But it’s Sensibio H2O is what you need to check out. This Micellar water is the makeup cleanser of choice for the fashion crowd and celebrities, and it’s a free gift at LloydsPharmacy from June 8th – 23rd with purchase of other Bioderma products (T&C’s apply, selected stores only).


Staying with leading French beauty, we are being spoiled this month with free gifts from LloydsPharmacy. When you buy 2 products from Vichy (1 to be moisturiser, selected ranges) you will receive Your Ideal Vichy Routine, a box of skin care tailored to your skin’s needs in sizes perfect for traveling. And from NUXE, buy 2 products (1 to be moisturiser) and you will be gifted a free Creme Fraiche Mask (hydrating, soothing, gorgeous) and a Reve De Miel Hand Cream, a honey-enriched moisturising hand cream that is just heavenly.


Skipping across to New Zealand, as you do, Trilogy’s new limited edition size Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ will be your skin saver for the rest of the year. This incredible skin treat offers all kinds of benefits for skin of any age, but dry or mature skin will really enjoy. It also has a large dose of antioxidants included. These fight of free radical damage from the environment, a contributor to ageing and best avoided. The new size is half the original at 15ml, and half the price at €16.48. It does however retain full power, go Trilogy!

7132_8209_8199Not forgetting body care, if your bathroom needs restocking Aveeno is discounted by 33%, there’s Raw Virgin Coconut Oil for €9.99 (500ml, saving €6.86) and from Dove, Simple, Tresemme and Listerine, lots of staples for just €2 each.

Written by Laura Bermingham