Sunday, 21 July 2013

Yves Rocher Action Bums & Tums Shaping Gel


You may already know that I have decided to branch out and try more Yves Rocher products after falling in love with my Repair Lotion a while back. The first product I tried was their Grand Rouge Lipstick in Sparkling Coral which I was blown away by. It is the first coral lipstick I have found that I get along with really well. So now I have moved on to some more of their skincare items. First up is this Action Bums and Tums Shaping Gel*. It aims to use three specific ingredients to help slim, firm and disperse fat. This seemed like the perfect product to be testing since summer is here and I want a great summer bod! 

I've been testing it for a month as the instructions say and here's how I got on.


Firstly, the packaging is quite nice. The green makes it feel quite natural. It is made using botanical extracts and I feel that the packaging only further enhances that point. It's simple and easy to squeeze product out without being messy and unhygenic. I like the simplicity of the labelling and over all the packaging gets a general plus. I'm not sure that they needed to pop the bottle in a box as well. However I know that there is some extra information on the box that they company couldn't fit on the label so this may explain this factor.


The Shaping Gel uses three key ingredients to help shape your Tum and Bum. Lotus is used to release the fat from your body, whilst caffeine slims and Centella firms. Over a period of a month these three ingredients aim help you on your journey to a flatter tummy and a firmer bottom.

As you can see from the label, this product claims to give you a loss of up to 24cm around the tummy when used twice a day for a period of one month. This sounded absolutely incredible to me. When you look more closely it says that the average fluctuation for women tested was actually around 8cm but that was still pretty impressive. I didn't want to lose anything near these estimates but I was intrigued to see if I could lose 3 or 4cms with this product instead. 

Yves Rocher claim that they only scientifically tested this product on 33 women over a period of one month which I found was a little bit of a small test sample. When you're applying this to women all over the globe, but say you've only tested it on a classroom full of women, it doesn't really seem to stand up on two legs. This was the first time that I started to doubt this product and unfortunately it has gone down hill since.

As I mentioned before, I have been using this product for a month religiously. I have also been eating sensibly as no product will help you out without a good balanced diet. Having said that, I have not seen any reduction in my stomach at all during the month. I measured around my stomach every weekend on a Saturday morning and found that it fluctuated by around half a cm each week but I never ended up losing anything. This was certainly a disappointment compared to the 8cm the product was claiming as an average loss.

I have enjoyed using this product. It smells quite nice - like plants which may sound like an odd scent to like but it's actually really refreshing. It sinks into the skin immediately and doesn't leave behind any sticky residue. I was worried that I would be left with a greasy tummy and that it would take me a good 10 minutes in the morning to let this settle in. No one has the time for that when work is calling and there is a busy day ahead. But this simply was not a problem which definitely made this product more pleasant to use. But after all of this, I have seen no results and I feel that's the main point to make.

I wouldn't be buying this again but I still really like the Yves Rocher brand. Their other products have been fabulous but I feel that this one was just a little to good to be true. 

Have you tried this product or any others from the Yves Rocher Slimming line? Let me know how you got on in the comments below.

Yves Rocher Action Bums & Tums Shaping Gel* - £13.50 from Yves Rocher

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