“ Brand: Yves Rocher / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body „
When I went on holiday in the summer I stumbled across an Yves Rocher shop. I used to buy Yves Rocher products from their catalogue years ago and so I bought a lot of products 'for old times sake' really. I purchased a selection of travel sized shower gels, but having used four of them, there was only really one that I liked, and I found the other three were fairly disappointing. The last I am to use is the Malaysian Coconut variety and given my experiences I didn't have high hopes for it...
The shower gel comes in a clear bottle, which features a label depicting a halved coconut. The bottle is simple, but doesn't look anything special, although I do like to be able to see how much I have left, so the clear bottle is a plus point for me.
The bottle has a screw top lid but I think a flip top cap might have been a better option as it can be fiddly to unscrew the lid, pour out the shower gel, then screw the lid back on with wet hands.
Having reviewed many coconut scented products in my time, I have found that I tend to get a real divide from people - it seems to be a scent that splits people down the middle. Are you a lover or a hater? I'm firmly in the love camp, but I have found that in beauty products especially, the coconut fragrance can sometimes be a little too artificial and sickly smelling. When I first used this shower gel, I was absolutely thrilled with the scent. It's absolutely gorgeous - a sweet coconut fragrance, but not too sweet - just perfect in my opinion and very natural smelling.
The shower gel is rather thick in consistency and so only a small amount is needed per use. It feels creamy on the skin and lathers up reasonably well on its own, although like all shower products I find it works best when used with a shower puff.
The scent of the product really comes out when I use this and it rinses away easily. After use, my skin felt soft and smooth and wasn't dried out. I was extremely pleased to find that the scent lingered on my skin for a good few hours after use, as I loved it so much. I actually like to use this before I go to bed as strangely I find the coconut scent quite relaxing and it makes me think of lying on a beach as I fall asleep!
==Price and availability==
This product is available in two sizes, the travel size I have and a full sized version. The 50ml size costs £1.70 and the 400ml size is £5. I do think these prices are slightly on the expensive side for what is an everyday product, however I have made even my small bottle last for a long time, since only a small amount is required per use.
Yves Rocher products are available online at www.yves-rocher.co.uk or via mail order. A body cream, body lotion, bath cube, lip balm, soap and eau de toilette are also available in this fragrance and I'm very interested to try all of them!
Overall I am very pleased with this product. It lathers well and leaves my skin clean and soft, but the main plus point is that beautiful coconut scent. I would definitely recommend it for all you coconut lovers and I would be happy to buy it again.