25 January 2015

Beauty | Yves Rocher Skincare

Lately I've been trying to generally take care of my skin better. I realised that I take care of the skin on my face a ridiculous amount, but didn't pay anywhere near as much attention to my body. My skin is good now but of course as we get older our skin won't renew itself as much it does now, so I definitely want to get into the habit of trying to keep it hydrated both on the surface and underneath, especially focussing on my neck, d├ęcolletage and hands as they're quite delicate. Not only that but if the weather keeps up like this, it's going to need all the help it can get!

I've mainly been using things from Weleda and This Works recently, but after seeing that I was on the hunt for some good skincare, I was offered the chance to try out some products from Yves Rocher. I was aware that they're huge in France but I hadn't really come across anything before, so I did some research and really liked the idea of products based on botanical sources, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to see if I could find some new skin saviours! 

First up is the Silky Cream with Organic Oats which comes in the most adorable little jar, I think it makes a really nice change to just the usual cream out of a tube and looks super cute on my shelf. It's scented with organic oats which was really lovely (and quite addictive as I couldn't stop smelling myself), but isn't so heavy that it'll clash with perfumes etc. It looks quite thick in the jar but on application it goes on pretty thin and gives a lovely dewy glow to the skin which sinks in really quickly without being at all sticky. As you can see I've already used up quite a bit of it - I've been applying it everyday and my skin is already so much more hydrated and soft so I look forward to seeing the results when I get to the bottom of it. 

The Long-Lasting Moisturising Hand Cream has a thick texture which reminds me a lot of the Body Shop hand creams. It sinks in really nicely without any residue and you can feel the difference as soon as you put it on. It contains arnica extract, and has the type of scent which you can't really put your finger on, it's nice but nothing to rave about and not really what I liked most about this. I love how hydrated my hands feel when I have this on, and also that it doesn't leave a greasy feeling like a lot of hand creams can. This is a hand cream that I'd use at night, because it isn't as heavy as my daytime ones and I don't like to use anything too heavy as I'm paranoid of transferring them onto my face in my sleep! There was also an Anti-fatigue Iced Gel which isn't like anything I've ever used before but I applied it to my legs after I had stepped out of the shower after a long day, and it felt amazing. So cooling and again sinks in really well, and those of you who are really into your pedicures and maintaining your tootsies will enjoy this a lot. It smells of lavender but also has quite a strong minty kick to it which some people might not like but it makes it even more refreshing in my opinion, and it's just a great idea to cool your legs down after a long day. Of course it's not a necessity and I don't know if I would go out of my way to always repurchase something specifically for legs (either that or I could end up in love with it by the time the tube is up) but it's really affordable and it's an easy addition to your routine. 

Lastly is the Fizzy Bath Cube which has a mind of it's own as soon as you put it in water and fizzes around releasing an amazing coconut scent. It doesn't create bubbles so if that's what you're after then this wouldn't be for you, but it does give your bath a lovely scent and also leaves your skin feeling lovely and soft afterwards. The smell was distinctive but not overpowering or too 'chemical-like' which I found to be much more relaxing than a love of bath fizzers out there. I quite enjoy that these are sold separately so you can pick up as many as you like and in a variety of scents so that you don't get bored; ranging from peaches to blackberries. 

Overall I've really enjoyed trying out these products, and I love that blogging allows me to discover new brands that I wouldn't have otherwise tried. The Silky Cream and Fizzy Cubes are my favourites of the bunch and I'm surprised by how affordable everything is, I always thought it was quite an expensive brand! I'll definitely be picking up some fizzy cubes for my baths, and as for the others I'll have to see how they perform - but so far so good. Let me know if you've tried anything from Yves Rocher. 

Speak to you soon! 

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