I remember seeing Yves Rocher brochures around the house when I was younger and beautiful products arriving for my Mam.
Fast forward 20 years or so and the brand is still going strong. Yves Rocher is France’s no. 1 selling make-up and skincare brand and is sold in 88 countries across the world.
Yves Rocher have unveiled a great new summer range recently and I’ve been trying out some of the products.
Low Shampoo – Delicate Cleansing Cream – £6.90 – currently on offer at £3.45
Described as a delicate cleansing cream for the hair, it’s sulfate and silicon free and is none foaming. It contains organically farmed hawthorn to protect your hair and contains no colourants or parabens. The packaging is simple and quite girly, though does look a little like moisturiser, and I’ll admit I did check the Yves Rocher website to make sure I was using it correctly.
I wasn’t too sure what to expect if I’m honest. I’ve never used a shampoo that doesn’t create any kind of lather. Prior to use I convinced myself I wouldn’t like it and that it’d make my hair greasy.
Like traditional shampoo, you wet your hair and apply it to the full head, starting at the roots. The consistency is more like a cream and I did find myself using quite a lot to coat my hair. It didn’t have much of an effect on my hair during washing, but rinsed out easily and left my hair feel smooth with no tangles. Surprisingly after my hair was dried it felt really clean and soft. It wasn’t greasy in the slightest and left my hair feeling softer than my usual shampoo does. There’s the added bonus of the delicate scent which reminds me of a country lane on a summer day.
Rinsing Vinegar – RRP £11.30 – currently on offer at £5.65
I had no idea what rinsing vinegar was, but after a little research I’ve found it’s used to eliminate limescale and mineral build up on the hair. Again, the product is silicone, paraben and sulphate free and is made with 98% natural products.
The smell from the rinsing vinegar is absolutely delicious. A fresh and fruity, mildly addictive raspberry smell that leaves the hair smelling good enough to eat.
I really quite like the rinsing vinegar. It leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth, even without using conditioner. I’d found it a great addition to my hair care regime.
My only issue is the packaging. I don’t think it’s very suitable for bathroom use. The little is quite fiddly and hard work when you’re in the shower with wet hands. I struggled to get the correct amount out without spilling it all over my shoulders and down my back. I’d be happy to pay £5.65 for the product while it’s on offer but I do think £11.30 is quite expensive, considering the bottle only contains 150ml and I’ve found I use quite a lot during each hair wash.
Monoi de Tahiti Lagoon Hair and Body Wash – £3.20 – currently on offer at £1.95
A bright and breezy 2 in 1 body wash and shampoo which is the perfect size for your gym or swim bag. The scent is fab, it’s a cross between a beach holiday and bubblegum. It has a great tropical, summer vibe and I really like it. Even after the shower is over the smell lingers in the bathroom and smells amazing. I’d love a candle or wax melt with the same scent.
It contains organic aloe vera gel and Yves Rocher state it’s great for removing the last trace of sun cream and sand from your skin.
Monoi de Tahiti Precious dry oil – £14.90 – currently on offer at £8.50
This is my favourite product out of the four I tried. It’s a light weight, none greasy body oil with shimmering gold pigments. It can be used as a tan enhancer or to moisturise dry skin. The bottle is made of glass and has a luxurious feel to it. It looks high end and is an elegant addition to my dressing table.
I’ve been using this on my legs and decolletage to make me feel summery and add a hit of colour to my pasty white skin. It gives a subtle shimmer and makes my skin look and feel super smooth and soft. There’s no stickiness or greasiness and its paraben and mineral oil free.
The only negative thing about the oil is the bottle. I’d much prefer a spritz type dispenser, so I could spray it where required, rather than repeatedly tipping up the bottle, trying to get enough onto my hand.
Overall I’m impressed with the products from Yves Rocher. They’re all reasonably priced, work well and smell fantastic.
If you’re looking for some new summer favourites, check out Yves Rocher, where all of the products above are currently half price!
*I was sent the products for review purposes. Opinions are my own*