Tuesday 17 April 2012

Review: Yves Rocher Riche Creme.

Yves Rocher is a brand that I have heard of before, but never tried, so when Elizabeth contacted me asking if I wanted to review some of their products I was happy to accept as I am always open to trying new skin care products.

Yves Rocher is a French based brand, which really interested me as France seems to be reknowned for their skin care products. They make both skin care products and make-up, and focus on natural and botanical beauty.

One of the products that I was sent to try out is the Riche Creme Intense Regenerating Care which contains a whopping 30 precious oils in its ingredients. Upon further research I learned that this is actually an anti-aging day and night cream. I can't say that I can see any extreme signs of aging in my 19 (nearly 20!)-year-old skin, but this doesn't stop me from trying out anti-aging products, I think they can be more effective if started a little earlier and are fine to use if  your skin can handle them. I get a few stress lines on my forehead, so I was interested in seeing if the wrinkle-filling properties that this creme claims to have would smooth them out.

The creme comes in a metallic gold jar which makes it look expensive and looks very nice sat on my dressing table. It may not be to everybody's taste that it is in a tub rather than a squeezy tube but I am the only person using this and I always make sure that I have clean hands before I touch the product so it doesn't bother me.

One thing that I do not like about the packaging is that there is no information about the product printed on it, not even on the outer cardboard box. If I want to look at the ingredients or read about what the product does, I have to refer to the website, which is a little bit of a pain.

Now on to the actual product. The Riche creme has a thick cream consistency, with quite a strong, floral scent, which I personally like, though it might not be for people who do not like fragranced products.

It feels a little greasy on the skin on application but this subsides quickly and leaves my skin feeling nourished and hydrated. As for my stress lines, they are still there but I do think they look much less prominent. I do really like this as a day and night moisturiser; even though I can't comment much on the anti-aging properties, it does feel luxurious on the skin and I do believe that it will smooth fine lines.

Yves Rocher Riche Creme retails at £36.00 for 75ml. This is a bit too expensive for me as a student and I probably wouldn't purchase this myself, but I know that this product will last me a long time, I have been using this twice daily for over two weeks and I have hardly made a dent. If you have a little bit more money to spend on skin care and you are looking for something highly moisturising or to smooth fine lines, you might want to give this a go. I also thought I would mention that this cream contains parabens, so if parabens concern you then this probably isn't for you.

Have you tried any Yves Rocher products?
*DISCLAIMER: This is a PR sample. This has not affected my review and all opinions are 100% honest.


  1. This definitely looks gorgeous and luxurious, I'm always tempted to start with anti-aging creams now even though I'm only just turning 20 too ha-ha. Agree it's a little pricey though!


    1. Yeah, I got told it's fine to use them, but some can be a little harsh on sensitive skin :) x

  2. I am testing it at the moment and I love it.

  3. Looks very lovely, the price is quite steep but as you say it would last a while. Enjoy using it you lucky thing :)


    1. Yeah, probably an investment for somebody who is willing to spend a little more for something that will last them a while :) x

  4. i've never even heard of this brand, sounds lovely though- i'm in the market for a cream. nice review hun

    Jordan xx
    - Boho Vanity Giveaway -

    1. Maybe try this if you're willing to spend a little more? Thanks lovely :) x


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