Summer is coming !! Which means that it’s time to get that bikini body 100% ready for some extra day light! To help you achieving that, Yves Rocher added some products to their Botanical Body Care Range, which should give you summer proof legs and the hydrated body we all want. But is that really what these new products do?
2 in 1 Moisturizing and Regrowth Retardant Mousse (200 ml – €16.90)
The 2 in 1 Post-Waxing Moisturizer should moisturise the skin, while slowing down the appearance of hair regrowth at the same time. It should make hairs grow back slower, less and shorter. The effect of that? A soft skin without impurities. Who doesn’t want that?!
How this thing works? You have to shake it up and apply every morning and evening. I always find these products a little bit scary, but I thought I’d give it a try!
My opinion? Compared to similar products, this one has pleasantly surprised me (but still isn’t my favourite). First of all the scent of this mousse is pretty damn good. It kinda reminds me of some hair mousses out there (except for the fact that his is anti-regrowth). But, the mouse itself dries a little bit too fast and is a little bit on the thick side. This makes the mousse quite hard to apply. Besides, it does leave a sticky layer after finally having applied it… So, moisturising it is for sure, but annoying to apply also.
And the slowing the hair growth part? I can’t see much of a difference YET.. But that may be because I haven’t used this product long enough. I will come back on this one or give you all an update if it does wonders on the long-term!
Light Legs Fresh Gel (200 ml – €14.90)
The Light Legs Fresh gel is said to relieve heavy and tired legs. It should make your legs feel light and full of energy (yeah right). But the very first thing I noticed when using this product was the scent. OH-MY, the VICKS game is strong – very strong! You know.. that cream you usually use when you are sick… At first I wasn’t so sure if this was a good thing or not. But after using this gel a couple of times, I got used to it a little more (still don’t love it though).
The gel itself is really really really refreshing. It leaves the skin feeling so so soft and it leaves a lovely tingly feeling after using. I love how this gel applies and I can definitely see this work on burning hot days. So if you’re looking for something refreshing, this thing is honestly great! And about the VICKS-like scent… Luckily for me that fades away quite fast…
Hydration/Moisturising Lotion (100 ml – €9.50/390 ml – €14.90)
The hydration/moisturising lotion contains more than 96% ingredients from natural origin and is free of mineral oils, colorants and parabens. Another good thing about this lotion is that it contains aloë-vera pulp; Now I hear you wondering, WTF is aloe vera pulp?
The aloë-vera plant is well known for surviving in extreme dry conditions and it’s leafs tend to save huge amounts of water. This water is saved in the tissues of the leafs in the form of a gel. And this gel… that is the aloë-vera pulp! Adding aloe vera pulp to this lotion should cause it to hydrate the skin even better.
My opinion? I really really really like this lotion! The thing I love most is that it’s very light weight and doesn’t leave the skin greasy at all. Which is perfect for the warmer, summer days! I also love the fresh aloë-vera scent this lotion has. It leaves my skin feeling so so clean and hydrated. But with me, there is always a but. And the “but” here is, that I personally don’t feel de difference between lotions wíth aloë-vera and lotions without aloë-vera. But that can be just me. It doesn’t make this lotion less of a good lotion.
Most of the products mentioned are already being sold at Yves Rocher’s stores. Overall, I would definitely recommend the moisturising lotion and the light legs refreshing gel. These are in my opinion two perfect, refreshing products for summer! I honestly can’t wait no more till that good weather is finally here… :)
Have you tried one of these products?
What are your favourite products for summer?
* this review contains products that are sent to me by a brand or company.