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Friday, July 24, 2015

Yves Rocher White Botanical Exceptional Hydrating Cream

tves rocher white botanical exceptional hydrating cream (4)
::: press sample :::

Last month I got an email from the very lovely Yves Rocher PR people detailing some new (and really innovative) products (stay tuned!) I submitted my request for a few items, but opted to skip one, as I'm kind of up to my eyeballs in skin care at the moment. That one product I was so willing to overlook? A new addition to the White Botanical range, Yves Rocher White Botanical Exceptional Hydrating Cream. I am so happy it was included anyway, because it just happens to be my new favourite moisturizer. Clearly their PR knows what's up with Yves Rocher products. Want to know more? You know what to do...


"Scars, sun damage... Hyperpigmentation affects many women of all ages.Discover the extraordinary brightening power of Licorice in the Exceptional Hydrating Cream of the White Botanical brand. Its whipped cream texture melts on the skin, immediately moisturizes and brightens it. Day after day, it reduces the appearance of dark spots and complexion is more uniform."

You might know that I'm a total sucker for brightening skin care items, but that's really just an added bonus with Yves Rocher White Botanical Exceptional Hydrating Cream. The day/night cream combo thing didn't really appeal to me initially, as most moisturizers either work well for day and aren't enough for pm, or vice-versa, and are too rich for day but perfect for night. This has the perfect balance of hydration for my skin for night and day. It's not heavy, yet hydrates well and leaves skin feeling instantly softer.

The texture really makes it special, as it has a creamy, whipped texture that is so soft and silky, but light. It's been really warm lately (duh, it's summer...) and with the heat I get that feeling of not wanting anything heavy or clingy on my skin, but this retains it's light feel and absorbs cleanly. It wears particularly well under makeup as it smooths skin, keeps it hydrated all day, but doesn't get oily.

Overall, this is a must have moisturizer for me. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now, but I'm not so sure I've seen much of a difference in terms of skin tone and dark spots, but as mentioned, I love this enough to overlook that. Although, as most products that brighten, time tends to yield the best results, so I could see a change with continued use. Are you a fan of duo day and night creams? Tried this?