Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Yves Rocher Expert Firming Balm

This product is another branch off of the Yves Rocher brand that I have spoken about previously when reviewing the Repair Lotion.

Unfortunately I don't feel that this Expert Firming Balm* is as good, which was a little disappointing.

The first thing I noticed about this product was the packaging which I really loved. I don't know why but I find that there is something a bit more high-end about having moisturisers or balms in a tub. I prefer them because I can see how much I have used unlike squeezing a bottle until it makes that inevitable *puuufft* sound as only air comes out. I also got excited when I saw how nicely it was placed into the tub with the little peak in the middle. That must seem really sad but they are simple pleasures. The product came sealed with a silver foil which was great because I like things that are fresh and new.

Having said that, the balm almost seemed old. I don't know whether it was meant to but it had almost a thick dried layer over the top that I had to push my finger through to get to the balm which was rather odd. The consistency also wasn't what I was expecting. The only way I can describe it is that it looked a little bit like thick cottage cheese.

On the other hand it did smell lovely so I thought I would give it a try anyways. You are meant to use this product twice a day for a month to reap the rewards and this is where I don't think it was very well suited for me personally. I am a lazy moisturiser. I don't like to spend time rubbing creams all over my body so the fact that I had to now do it two times a day wasn't appealing.

Finally, I didn't really notice any firming of my skin. Granted I only used it for about 2 weeks and then got a little bit bored of it but there seemed to be no real difference for me. I am only 21 and therefore have quite firm skin anyways so perhaps this product is aimed at women slightly older than myself.

I still absolutely adore using the Repair Lotion on the other hand. It makes my skin feel silky and smooth and is by far my favourite lotion to use. If you would like to check this out then please click here.

Have any of you tried any products by Yves Rocher? Let me know what you think in the comments below.


  1. It's a shame this didn't live up to the job! xo

    1. Indeed. Atleast the other one is still great :) xxo


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