Friday, January 30, 2015

Makeup Removers by Yves Rocher

It is common knowledge that washing off the makeup before going to sleep  is important, considering the makeup routine. If you care about your face skin, you should never skip removing all the layers of colored cosmetics/cleansing it, even if you are really tired and sleepy.
What I like about the cosmetics by Yves Rocher is that they contain botanical ingredients. Since my face is rather picky, the more natural a face care product is, the more likely my face skin and eyes  tolerate it too.

1. Gentle Makeup Remover Sensitive Eyes
This liquid remover contains centaurea cyanus flower water. Centaurea cyanus is also known as a 'cornflower'. Among others, the flower has gentle antiseptic properties. 
The Gentle Remover is paraben free and it is really very delicate to the eyes - it does not sting and washes off the eye and under-eye makeup quite well. It is efficient too - no need to use a lot of it to make it work. Despite using waterproof mascara, I have no problems with cleansing the eyelashes using this cornflower based remover.
From the manufacturer: 'Formula tested under ophtalmological supervision.'

Regular price* = $5.50

You can read more about centaurea cyanus (cornflower)  here.

2. Hydra Vegetal Refreshing Gel Cleanser contains hamamelis virginiana (American witch-hazel) flower water and sugar maple extract. The first one has soothing, antiseptic and anti-inflammation properties. The latter one helps to capture moisture within skin layers.
This soap-free gel is quite gentle to the skin, does not dry it out and removes the makeup rather easily. What is more, it is effective too. However, as usual, while removing the makeup (even though I do not wear much powder/foundation etc.),  I need to rinse my face with water really well to get rid of all the makeup stuff.
From the manufacturer: 'For Normal to Combination Skin. Formula tested under dermatological supervision.'

Regular price* = $14

You can read more about Witch-Hazel here.

3. Pure Calmille Gentle Alcohol-Free Toner
I use use this toner  not only during my morning and evening cleansing routine but also during the daytime, to refresh the skin. Since it does not contain alcohol, it can also be used around the eye area. It gently tones, soothes and cleans the skin. I very much like the product, it has a pleasant and delicate camomile scent due to its ingredients:
  • anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) flower extract - moisturizer and skin cleanser;
  • pure organic chamomile flower extract. 
Currently the toner is not available at the Yves Rocher US online store, so I am not able to inform you how much it actually costs. Anyway, other, similar items from Pure Calmille series are 12 USD.

Chamomile is known from its soothing and anti-bacterial properties. Read more about this plant here.

* Yves Rocher online stores (including YR USA) often offer special discounts (up to 50%), so it is possible to get the makeup removers (and other cosmetics by Yves Rocher) at much better prices than mentioned in this post.
Another advantage is that they also present customers with free gifts: cosmetics (regular and sample sizes) and other useful items. I have been using their products for quite a long time - within all those years I have been presented with many interesting things (including pieces of clothing, accessories and  more). Instead of  a free product, you can also request planting a tree/trees on your behalf, which is part of the 'Plant for the Planet' program run by Yves Rocher.

From the manufacturer: ' Through one of our programs, Plant for the Planet, we will plant 50 million trees by 2015!'

When in Europe - they also have special promotions in local stationary shops. I have not found any places like that in the US so far, but I am really glad Yves Rocher have an online store here.

One of the free gifts I have received from Yves Rocher recently

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