After all the Lush reviews it’s time for something different today. Back in the day I used to be obsessed with Yves Rocher. I ordered a lot from their website. But somehow I stopped doing that a couple years ago and I totally forgot about the brand. That was until I started watching very old vlogs from some of my favourite youtubers in which they were talking about Yves Rocher. I hopped on to their website and found out they had an adorable Christmas collection this year. I placed and order and today I’m reviewing one of the products I bought, the First Snowflakes Bath & Shower Gel from the Yves Rocher Christmas collection of 2019. If you’re interested in finding out what this bath & shower gel is like and whether or not it’s worth buying, make sure you continue reading this post!
Like we always do, let’s start this post off by talking about the packaging. From the two Christmas scents I found that First Snowflakes has the least appealing packaging. Don’t get me wrong, it’s definitely not because of the design on the label. I love what that looks like a whole lot. It’s the fact that the shower gel isn’t clear. The white looked pretty boring to me at first. But when I received the bottle I quickly noticed that the white is actually prettier than I thought. It’s not just white. It’s pearly white. So in the end I actually ended up liking the way this bottle looks quite a lot.
The Yves Rocher shower gels usually come in these slim plastic bottles like this one. They look pretty small, but they are rather tall. They are filled with 200 ml of product. But as luck would have it, Yves Rocher also made these Christmas shower gels in bigger sizes. So if you are a big fan of the scent you can also go for a 400 ml bottle.
What I love so much about this shower gel and what surprised me was the price. This is actually really affordable! I’m not used to brands like this being cheap. But €1,95 for a bottle of shower gel is really, really decent. This makes shopping a whole lot more fun!
A fun little fact about Yves Rocher is that they are working on being more eco-friendly. I read on their website that they save plastic though recycling but also not over-packing things. They try to keep things minimal so there’s as little plastic needed as possible. I’m really intrigued by that. This is not sponsored or whatever, I just thought it was very interesting and worth mentioning.
Anyway, back to the shower gel. Yves Rocher describes the scent as an ‘enveloping fragrance of white almond’. I have to say that almond is one of my favourite scents so when I read this was almond scented I was sold. However, this is a very budget-friendly shower gel so in my mind I didn’t really know what to expect. In my mind cheaper shower gels usually have pretty basic fragrances. Nothing too special. But you guys, I was dead wrong. This shower gel has actually a very unique and amazing fragrance.
If I had to describe the scent I would say it’s a sweet but warm scent. It’s a little nutty but also quite pearly. I know that you might not be able to smell pearls, but the way this smells reminds me of that word and I don’t know of another word that I can use to describe what I mean. I just hope this makes some kind of sense to you guys. To me this is definitely a very winter-y scent. It makes me feel nice and cozy.
Aside from the smell, this bath & shower gel is also a pretty impressive product. On the back of the bottle Yves Rocher tells us a little more about it. They say that the shower gel has organically farmed almond essential oil and cornflower water in it. It has a botanical cleansing base and an easy biodegradable formula. The formula contains more than 92% ingredients from natural origin. I have to say that I don’t know what all of that means exactly, but it sounds impressive to me. It might be greenwashing, it might not, but if it is, they fooled me big time.
I have used this shower gel more than a couple of times by now and I really like it. I mean, after all the way it works for you is the most important thing. I feel like the formula on this shower gel is really nice. It’s super silky and it feels soft on the skin. It foams up pretty easily and it makes my skin feel clean but soft.
The scent isn’t too strong, so it doesn’t really linger. Maybe if you use this shower gel in conjunction with the body lotion you might smell it for longer. But if you’re just using the shower gel that won’t be the case. I don’t mind that at all, but if you do, just keep that in mind.
Oh and another fun fact about this shower gel is that it’s actually a bath and shower gel. So you can also use it to give your bath a nice scent. I haven’t used it like that just yet since I have a lot of bath bombs I still need to try. But I’m definitely going to try that sometime soon. I can imagine that being really nice!
All in all I think that the Yves Rocher First Snowflakes Bath & Shower Gel is a really nice product. Yves Rocher really impressed me and they put themselves back on my map. I don’t know how I forgot about them, but I’m glad I rediscovered them now that the winter collection is here. Knowing how nice this product is I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting more of this collection sometime soon!
And that brings us to the end of the review. Thank you guys so much for reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of the Yves Rocher Christmas collection of this year!