Chemist Direct recently got in touch and asked if I'd like to try out their service to stock up on summer essentials. In a few weeks, we'll be jetting off to sunny climes, spending a fortnight in Kusadasi in Turkey, so it was perfect timing for grabbing some holiday essentials.
I'm an eternal optimist and very laid back but I do also like to cover all bases - by expecting the worst but hoping for the best, I usually manage to keep a smile on my face ! Therefore, I always pack a first aid kit in the suitcase to stave off common holiday mishaps such as tummy bugs, insect bites and grazed knees. I had a £50 voucher and after filling my basket with everything I thought we could possibly need, I still had plenty left for some pampering treats.
Here's what I chose :
first aid & suncare :
Riemann P20 Once-a-Day Sunfilter SPF20 Twin Pack 100ml x 2
Fast Aid Antiseptic Kids Tattoo Style Plasters 15 Plasters
Savlon Waterproof Plasters 24 Plasters
Panoxyl Aquagel 10% 40g
Cetrimide Antiseptic First Aid Cream 30g
Calpol Six Plus Orange Suspension 200ml
Anthisan Bite & Sting Cream 20g
Galpharm Entrocalm Loperamide Capsules 6 capsules
toiletries & pampering treats :
Alberto Balsam Limited Edition Mandarin Conditioner 400ml
Alberto Balsam Sunkissed Raspberry Shampoo 400ml
Alberto Balsam Coconut and Lychee Shampoo 400ml
Alberto Balsam Anti-Oxidant Blueberry Shampoo 400ml
Schwarzkopf Supersoft Repair & Care Conditioner 250ml
Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Omega Repair Intensive Mask 200ml
Colgate Total Sensitive Toothpaste 75ml
Colgate Whitening & Fresh Breath Toothpaste 100ml
Ciate Emerald Collection
I think that's a great haul for £50 but the code only worked on products that didn't have a discount so you could get even more if you took advantage of some of the great promotions. The summer sale currently has up to 60% off best sellers, including most of the suncare range.
Chemist Direct is a great place for holiday essentials and toiletries but, as the name suggests, they are also a registered pharmacy with an online doctor and prescription service. Because I had a couple of medicated products in my order, such as Calpol, I had to fill in a quick questionnaire about who the products were for and their age. I find this really reassuring, knowing that someone is overseeing the pharmaceutical side of things and will doublecheck your order if you request anything that could be harmful if misused.
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Disclosure : We received a voucher in order to write an honest review.