I’ve tried a fair share of Yves Rocher products and this package couldn’t have came at a better time. A few months ago, I had a horrible reaction caused by a cleanser. My skin was irritated, dry and I had developed small bumps that looked like a rash. At that time, I was determined to give my skin a break from any strong products (acids, masks, blemish products and more) I had in my collection. My skin was definitely in a sensitive stage and all it really needed was products that would help calm and moisturize the skin. The Sensitive Vegetal line is targeted toward sensitive/delicate skin as is rehydrates and calms the skin. All the products in this line are free from perfume, dyes and has minimal ingredients.
So, I got to testing the few products that I was send which was a Moisturizer, a Serum, a Cleanser and a Konjac Sponge.
My skintype; Oily & Acneprone
The consistency of the cleanser is divine for anyone who has sensitive or dry skin. It literally feels like your massaging a thick moisturizer onto your skin. The cream cleanser comes in a chunky, squeezeable tube that that easily dispenses the amount you want. The directions say to massage the product onto dry skin and rinse off with water.
When I rinsed it off it didn’t leave my skin feeling dry or tight in any way. In fact, it was the opposite, my skin felt hydrated and plump. I know some people use their facial cleanser as a makeup remover as well, even though I highly recommend you don’t. But you should know this won’t take off your makeup properly, as this is not a deep cleansing cleanser. Instead it gently cleanses and nourishes the skin. I especially find it really nice to use in the morning.
Ingredients: AQUA, ISOPROPYL,PALMITATE, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, GLYCERIN, HYDROGENATED COCONUT OIL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCOL DISTEARATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL, APHLOIA THEIFORMIS LEAF EXTRACT, CETEARETH-3, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, SORBIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, RUTIN, SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, CITRIC ACID
What I quite like about this is that the consistency isn’t too thick but it still hydrates. The moisturizer comes inside a glass jar with a white & rose gold lid. The consistency is a cross between a lotion and a gel – leaning more towards a light moisturizer.
It blends really easily into the skin and almost melts into the skin. It does leave slight dewiness to the skin as well, which I’ve been really liking. I used this both during the day and night and it worked well for both purposes. I think it would work for most skin types unless you’re very dry.
Ingredients; AQUA/WATER/EAU WATER, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, GLYCERIN, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, DIMETHICONE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, POLYSORBATE 60, LACTIC ACID, RUTIN, SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT, COMMON ST PAUL’S WORT EXTRACT, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
On the days where I was rushing in the morning, I would skip my moisturizer and instead just apply this serum with a sunscreen on top. The serum comes in a narrow, hard plastic bottle where you can lock & unlock the pump.
What is special about the opening is that it prevents any air from getting inside and therefore the serum is protected at all times. The consistency feels like a light lotion, moisturizing and doesn’t leave any stickiness behind.
Ingredients: AQUA/WATER/EAU WATER, BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS (RAPESEED) SEED OIL, PROPYLHEPTYL CAPRYLATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, MYRISTYL MYRISTATE, GLYCERIN, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, PEG-100 STEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, XANTHAN GUM, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, RUTIN, SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT, COMMON ST PAUL’S WORT EXTRACT, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, BHT, TOCOPHEROL
A konjac sponge can seem like an odd tool for some or even unfamiliar. Well a konjac sponge is made from the natural fibers from the roots of a Konjac plant. They are gentle on the skin while being able to lightly exfoliate. Once you open the package the sponge is hard as a rock, but once you soak it in water it starts to expand a bit and get a lot softer.
I liked to massage my cleanser onto my skin with my hands first and then I would go in with the Konjac sponge. I rinse it after every use and hang it to dry. I don’t know if it makes that much of a difference, but I do feel like it cleanses the skin deeper than just using my hands.
Something I’m grateful for is my skins ability to bounce back after reacting negatively to certain products. I feel the Yves Rocher product helped in terms of not agitating my skin further than it already was. They also helped calming my skin and providing it with some moisture that it was in desperate need of in that time. Now that my skin is back to its old self, I’m still able to use these products but I would prefer using them all together when my skin is on the drier side or need soothing. I still enjoy using the serum and moisturizer every once in a while, but for the cleanser I will save it the rest for winter.
Disclaimer: These products were PR gifted to me. All thoughts & opinions are my own. Links in this post are not affiliate links.