Saturday, 11 April 2015

Chemist Direct


As you may already know, we are off on holiday in June so me being me decided to look into getting the toiletries we would need for our time away and start getting it in and putting it away.  One of the biggest things on my list was a decent factor 50 sun block for the kids.  The lotion I was after was £16.99 in the shops and I refuse to pay that price.  Then I found Chemist Direct and I couldn't believe my eyes



The first thing I noticed about the website was the list of various departments from the travel shop and toiletries to prescriptions.  You can get pretty much everything from them that you would get from a high street chemist without the queues and stress.

I had £50 to spend on holiday goodies so I went straight to the travel shop section.  The first thing I added to my basket was the Nivea sensitive Kids factor 50 sun block, the exact one I was after the only difference was the price.  Chemist Direct were selling it for £8.49, I was delighted to get such a great product for an even better price!



As I continued on my little shopping spree, I came across even more big name brands at great prices! Pampers sensitive wipes were £1.50 instead of £2.50 and my favourite deodorant, Dove was only £1.99.  You can find other big brands such as Lynx, Colgate, Oral B and Carex to name a few.

I must admit I was very tempted by the range of cosmetics that were on offer too, Vichy, Clinique and Rimmel all shouting out buy me, buy me but I was good! I don't think James would have been to happy to see my already massive make up collection grow!

One item I have been after for a long time but always struggled to find it Dermol Emollient.  I had been given it when I was pregnant with Sophie as I had terribly dry and itchy skin. Dermol worked wonders and when it was finished I was actually quite upset!  I found it on the website and immediately added it to my basket and again I got it cheaper, £5.59.




After I selected all my items, which took a while as I was looking at all the bargains to be had, I clicked on checkout.  The process was simple, I signed in to my newly created account, checked that the items were all there and that my delivery details were correct.  I then realised I was eligible for free delivery (over £40).  Your other delivery options are,

  • Super Standard - £3.49 (1-3 days)
  • Guaranteed next day delivery before 6pm - £4.75
  • Guaranteed next day delivery before 1pm - £6.99

If you are ordering any prescription medication the pharmacist will need to check it before your order can be dispatched so it may delay delivery, which is understandable.

Sadly 2 of the products I ordered were not in stock, one was discontinued, but a refund was offered.  The customer service was great, I used the live chat option, and I got to speak to someone straight away and they were friendly and answered all the questions I had.



Here is a list of everything I bought
  1. Savlon Antiseptic Cream 
  2. Lynx Africa Shower Gel 
  3. Oral-B Classic 123 Twin Toothbrushes 
  4. Bic Classic Razors For Sensitive Skin 
  5. Carex Refreshing Soft Cleansing Wipes x2
  6. Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes x2
  7. Steroplast Washproof Plasters x2
  8. Wash & Go Classic Care 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner 
  9. Colgate Twister Toothbrush Twin Pack 
  10. Aquafresh Little Teeth Toothpaste 3 - 5 Years. Mild Minty. 
  11. Colgate Blue Fresh Gel Toothpaste 
  12. Carex Moisture Plus Anti-Bacterial Handwash 
  13. Malibu Protective Lotion SPF50 
  14. Dove Deodorant Original Aerosol 
  15. Dove Deep Nourishing Body Wash 
  16. Lynx Africa Deodorant Bodyspray 
  17. Johnson's Baby 2 in 1 Bubble Bath & Wash 
  18. Johnson's Baby Shampoo 
  19. Malibu Aftersun with Tan Extender 
  20. Nivea Sun Kids Pure and Sensitive Sun Spray SPF50 
  21. Dermol 200 Shower Emollient
I will definitely use Chemist Direct in future, easy to use website, great products, great prices and fantastic customer service.

Have you used Chemist Direct before? If so, what did you think?

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42 comments:

  1. I think that the supermarkets like to cash in on the warmer weather and put the price of sunscreen up, I'm pleased to see Chemist Direct have it available at a good price

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    1. I agree! My jaw hit the floor when I saw the price! Thank goodness for Chemist Direct!! Brillaint website x

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  2. Such great value and what a lot you got for your money! I found them very easy and straightforward and I liked the fact they delivered so fast too :)

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    1. I had to wait a little longer for delivery due to stock issues but at the prices they sell them for it's not surprising they were out of stock lol. I will use the site again x

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  3. It's great value for money... Might have to stock up there

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    1. it really is. you should go on and have a look, bargains to be had x

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  4. I hate the chemist prices too, always better deals online :)

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    1. High street chemists can be very expensive. I love shopping online for the better deals x

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  5. What an interesting sounding store, I will have to check them out and see if I can grab a bargain or two! x

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    1. its brilliant let me know what bargains you get xx

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  6. haha I just placed my 2nd order with them today. I finished my order in the morning and I've already received an email that it was dispatched... I love their speed... and product selection... and prices ;-)

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    1. wow that is super speedy! I am going to use them timr and time again they are brilliant.

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  7. It's such an easy way to stock up on what you need isn't it? Ideal for a holiday shop as you say.

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    1. A fab way to stock up I agree! Delivered to my door, no heavy bags yay

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  8. We also start buying bits and bobs for our holidays and put them away (I tend to make use of the BOGOFs and other special offers). I'll have to check this site out x

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    1. BOGOFs are a fab way of stocking up too. Let me know what bargains you get from Chemist Direct x

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  9. Looks like you have shopped well and made the most of your budget. Well done.

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    1. thanks :) I knew what I was after, which helped, so I made the most of it x

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  10. Mummy always shops around. The difference is some prices is crazy!

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    1. I have seen some great bargains whilst looking around online. Always best to shop around x

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  11. How convenient to be able to get all your toiletries in one place. I hate having to go round all the different shops trying to get all the things I need.

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    1. So much easier! LIke you, I hate having to go round all the different shops x

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  12. will have to have a look, at the beach i muist have been the only parent without suncream got some doge looks from the other parents!

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    1. The suncream is really cheap. Still cant believe I got the Nivea one for £8.50 cheaper x

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  13. We are off to Turkey in May and I need to stock up on toiletries. Will pop over and have a look

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    1. aww fab! let me know if you get any bargains x

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  14. Great just before going on holiday ! thank you

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    1. Its a fab site! Hope you get some bargains hehe xx

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  15. There are just so many bargains to be had from Chemist Direct x

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    1. I think I will order some make up next time, so much cheaper! Fab bargains x

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  16. I will definitely look into using them for our next trip away - they look brilliant and I love not having to go into the shops, just having it arrive at the door!

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    1. Home delivery makes it so much easier as you dont have to carry heavy bags etc :) I love the travel section, everything you need x

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  17. Wow... I'm amazed at how much you got for your money. Their prices look great.

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    1. I must admit I was amazed too! There is no way I would have got as much as I did had I went into a high street store

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  18. Wow you really did get everything! CD is a great site xx

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    1. it is fab! I will continue to use them xx

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  19. I'm not sure I would ever get prescription medication online, but it certainly sounds like there are bargains to be had on toiletries and other items.

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    1. Things like Calpol for the kids or Paracetamol for me I would happily get. The other items are so much cheaper than elsewhere its amazing x

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  20. Very good value, I hate the price of suncreams etc in the supermarket when the sun finally arrives

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    1. Suncreams can be very highly priced, they don't need to be. When I saw the nivea for that price on Chemist Direct I was stunned it was so cheap and it's not a small bottle! Love it

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  21. heard lots of great things about this site lately! x

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