Review | Yves Rocher Sérum Végétal Wrinkles & Radiance Day & Night Cream*
I was recently sent a couple of products from the Wrinkles & Radiance Smoothing Care line in Yves Rocher's new Sérum Végétal range; I've been using the Day & Night Creams* for a month now, so it seems like a good time to share my thoughts!! If you spotted the Day Cream in my recent Favourites post, you might be able to have a good guess at the direction this review is going to take...
Yves Rocher have this to say: "Our Botanical Beauty researchers have chosen Mesembryanthemum Crystalline, known as Life Plant, for its capacity to survive in extreme conditions. Its extract stimulates the mTOR protein in the skin which reactivates the cellular mechanisms that combat wrinkles. For a dual action, the botanical extract Oryza relaunches the oxygenation of cells to boost the skin's radiance. Wrinkles and fine lines are immediately reduced. After 1 months, the skin's radiance is revived in 86% of women and the skin's radiance appears revived on waking in 81% of women (Satisfaction test carried out on 102 women over 4 weeks)."
Packaged in cardboard boxes which give the product details and ingredients, the inner packaging consists of two identical glass jars with silver detailing and coral screw-caps; they're nice to look at and go well together, although the fact that they're the same means you have to be careful to pick up the right jar for morning or evening. Both the creams are opaque and white in texture, with the day cream having a more gel-like consistency whilst the night cream is a little heavier. They share the same lovely fresh, almost fruity smell which makes them a pleasure to use. Both absorb pretty readily into the skin, the day cream in particular soaks in quickly, although the night cream is a little heavier than I would ideally like and takes a little more work. Bear in mind that my skin is extremely oily so I do tend to steer clear of heavier creams, if your skin is dry or even normal I'm sure this would be just perfect. Even on my oily skin, I don't feel like it's too heavy; it hasn't clogged my pores or left my skin looking dull, or anything like that. It's maybe just a little oilier than I'd like upon waking the next morning, but then again my skin is always oily in the mornings, so maybe that's just me being a bit too picky! The day cream, as I said, sinks in beautifully and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and smooth, with a great base for applying my make-up over. The only thing I'd like to see is the inclusion of an SPF - you'd think for an anti-ageing range, that would be an obvious point, but apparently not.
In terms of results, at the ripe old age of 23, I don't have anything major in the way of wrinkles to reverse, but you know what they say - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! For that reason, I'm happy to start incorporating anti-aging products into my skincare routine at the moment even if I don't really notice any particular effects from them - if that makes sense. I do have faint smile lines and the beginning of a little crease in my brow as well, and I do feel that these have reduced over the weeks I've been using these creams; they have by no means vanished or anything like that, but they look softer, and I've found that my foundation is doing less settling into my smile lines, which makes me think they've reduced a little.
Yves Rocher Sérum Végétal Wrinkles & Radiance Day Cream is available directly from Yves Rocher, priced at £21 for 50ml, with the Night Cream being the same price; Yves Rocher often run promotions, however, with this duo currently being almost half-price at just £10.90 each, which makes them an absolute bargain. I've really enjoyed using this duo and will continue to do so; they seem to work well with my skin and it's nice to know that my skincare is treating wrinkles before they develop. I do see this being a range I buy from in the future as the results I've seen so far have been promising - I really like the sound of the mattifying cream for combination skin, found here. Have you tried any Yves Rocher products? Would you be interested in the Sérum Végétal range? What do you look for in your day and night creams?