The Yves Rocher alfalfa face cream: a not-so-positive review

Today I decided to write about a face cream that was not a good fit for me. I was conflicted whether I should publish this post or not.

Some bloggers do not publish negative reviews. Please don’t think of this as a negative review. I tried a product that simply wasn’t right for my skin.

Everybody has this kind of bad experiences every now and then with a product. I don’t think that the bad experiences with skin care products should be hidden under the rug or ignored.

yves rocher anti wrinkle night alfalfa face cream post

When I write about a product that I didn’t like or that I wouldn’t purchase again I don’t write it to be mean.

I write it because I don’t want other persons to have the same issue. You can see what characteristics my skin has in the About me page. If we share them I don’t want you to buy that product with high expectations and be disappointed in the end.

This is a blog for real, imperfect women, therefore it will have real, not always positive reviews.

Characteristics of this face cream

Official description: Visibly smoothes wrinkles as it strengthens skin throughout the night. The sumptuous texture of this certified organic care gently envelops your skin, visibly smoothing wrinkles as it strengthens skin throughout the night. Formula enriched with organic alfalfa extract, powerful anti-aging ingredient.

Results: intensely nourished, your skin is supple and your complexion is fresh upon awakening. Fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed and skin is visibly revitalized.

Texture: Quite greasy.

Scent: Herbal, very strong and persistent.

Colour: White, like most face creams.

How it applies on the skin: It glides nicely but the skin remains a bit greasy.

Results I had: I didn’t notice any changes. On the other hand, I did not use it constantly for a long period of time as it irritated my skin occasionally. My skin turned red and it burned. I gave it several chances but the problem kept coming back so I stopped using it.

yves rocher anti wrinkle night alfalfa face cream packaging box

Ingredients: water, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water*, aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, coco glycerides, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, glycerin, vegetable oil, sodium stearoyl glutamate, glyceryl stearate, dicaprylyl ether, arachidyl alcohol, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil*, corylus avellana (hazel) seed oil*, tribehenin, medicago sativa (alfalfa) extract*, tropaeolum majus flower extract*, castanea sativa (chestnut) seed extract*, malva sylvestris (mallow) flower/leaf/stem extract*, behenyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol, hydrogenated vegetable oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, zea mays (corn) starch, arachidyl glucoside, alcohol, xanthan gum, citric acid, sorbic acid, sodium benzoate, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax/cire de candellila, sclerotium gum, fragrance, potassium sorbate

* Ingredients from Organic Farming

Pro: BIO
Con: Sometimes after using it my face was burning

Price: 250 Kc, 10 euros, 69 Lei

My thoughts about this face cream

Thank God I got it at 60% sale. Unfortunately, it wasn’t what I expected and it wasn’t what my skin needed. Probably I had an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients. However, I cut this range off of my wishlist.

Did any of you use it? Am I the only one that had this issue? Did any of you have a different experience with it? Please share in the comments.

You can see here the description in Czech and Slovak languages:

yves rocher anti wrinkle nightalfalfa face cream post czech label

yves rocher anti wrinkle nightalfalfa face cream post slovak label

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4 thoughts on “The Yves Rocher alfalfa face cream: a not-so-positive review

  1. I love this for two reasons…
    1. I love that you are honest and genuine enough to share your opinions both good and the not so good (I won’t say bad because if it was an allergic reaction then that’s obviously not a sign of a bad product).
    2. I think its important that beauty/lifestyle/etc bloggers are aware of, and comfortable with, the fact that not all products are going to be right for everyone. I know the hair dye I SWEAR BY has had some bad reviews from others because it doesn’t take to every hair type. It’s all about learning what’s right for us 🙂

    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

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