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report by Heather S. of the Cosmetic Connection Product Panel
I discovered Yves Rocher products when I was on assignment with a cosmetics company in Germany. I was doing research and came across Yves Rocher (one of our biggest competitors in Germany). Yves Rocher is a direct seller, much like Avon, Jafra, and Mary Kay, but also has its own retail stores and beauty spas (in Europe), much like Elizabeth Arden or Bath and Body Works. I had to find our more about this line.
Yves Rocher is a botanically based line with great packaging and unique products (lavender effervescent foot soak tablets, toxin eliminating herbal teas, and bath products in pretty bottles). The line is very comprehensive, including makeup, fragrance, body products, anti-aging products, acne products, and even a skin care line for those with plain old normal skin! The prices range from $4.95 for hand creme to $23.95 for cellulite smoothing products. Like I said, the packaging is very nice and very European in style. This very popular line is based out of France and is sold all over the world. Yves Rocher is now penetrating the US market (headquarters in Champlain, NY) and is really doing it right! When you place an order, you receive a personal customer number and almost always receive a free gift of some sort and tons of samples when your order arrives. Yves Rocher also sends you a free gift on your birthday! They know that Americans like free stuff and lots of it!
I am currently doing research on their products and have just started out with one of their skin care lines. As I test out more products, you'll be the first to hear about it! I encourage you to check out the Yves Rocher web site and request a free catalog. The initial catalog you receive contains introductory prices on everything-you can try out products for next to nothing and all of the products are 100% guaranteed. Request their "Green Book of Natural Beauty" catalog to check out all of their products for 1998.
Bio Calmille is Yves Rocher's skin care line for sensitive skin. I would not say that my skin falls into the "sensitive" category all the time, however, I have had my share of red blotches on my face and products that sting when applied. This line would definitely work for those with sensitive skin, whether dry, combination, or oily. The products contain chamomile and betaine, two elements known for their calming effects. This line is fairly comprehensive, with eye makeup remover, eye cream, and masks (for dry and oily skin) made especially for sensitive skin.
Gentle Cleansing Lotion (6.7 oz for $9.95)
Soothing Alcohol Free Toner (6.7 oz for $9.95)
Long-Lasting Day Cream (1.7 oz for $12.00)
Other Products Tried So Far…
Bioptimale Intensive 24 Hour Moisture Lotion (for body) (6.7 oz for $9.95)
Soin Beauté Revitalizing Hand Cream (with Almond Oil) (1.7 oz tube for $8.95)
Riche Creme Age Defense for Hands with SPF 6 (3.4 oz tube for $16.00)
True Colors Lengthening Mascara ($9.95)