Yves Rocher beauty products

Yves Rocher always seems slightly seedy and low-budget, bombarding you with offers in the back pages of the Women’s Weekly and via your letterbox. Some of their products are cheap and nasty. But there are some gems, real stars which are cheap as chips and work like a bomb.

Sweden has brick and mortar Yves Rocher stores as well as a webshop. I don’t shop there often but when I do, I tend to stock up on my essentials when they have discounts and freebies. Their freebies can also be hit and miss but my best ever manicure set came to me as a gift with purchase at Yves Rocher.

I have tried most of their products and, as I mentioned above, they tend to be hit and miss. Nothing has ever been awful, but there are things I don’t find outstanding. They have some nice shower gels, but they don’t last as long as similar items from The Body Shop, which smell better. Some of their cleansing wipes sting my face, and their lipsticks aren’t great for me.

But I absolutely adore:

  • Riche Creme Body Lotion
  • 360° Length Mascara
  • Express Eye Makeup Remover
  • Serum Vegetal Smoothing Cleansing Wipes
  • Riche Creme Ultra-Rich Cleansing Cream

In fact, I have used YR’s Express 2-phase Eye Makeup Remover exclusively for at least ten years. This  two-phase eye makeup remover knocks the spots of the much pricier Lancôme Bi-Facil. It does not irritate and quickly dissolves  even the most stubborn mascara. Usually on 50% off or 2 for 1 at Yves Rocher so I bulk buy twice a year. If they ever discontinue this I shall cry!

My new favourite is shown above – it is a creamy facial cleansing gel that you put on dry skin and massage in until it turns into an oil. You then rinse it off. It rinses off easily and leaves your skin feeling nice and clean without being tight or dry.  It is a very recent discovery and I am in love!

I was sad to see that Yves Rocher closed its UK webshop as the April date for Brexit approached.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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