Yves Rocher Olive Petitgrain Bath and Shower Gel Review

Hello everyone,

Today’s review is about Yves Rocher Olive Petitgrain Bath and Shower Gel. The shower gel has a majority of components from plant extracts, making it a botanical product. Please note that this is not an organic product.

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Price: £4.80 for 200ml
Product Description:
⦁ The pleasure of a gentle shower gel with relaxing benefits.
⦁ For a gentle and relaxing moment under the shower or in the bath, our unique chain of experts since 1959, have chosen and combined Organic Aloe Vera gel, essential oil of Petit grain* and Olive extract. The skin is gently cleansed and delicately perfumed.
⦁ Tested under dermatological supervision.
*in the perfume
⦁ Key botanicals: Organic Aloe Vera gel, essential oil of Petitgrain (in the perfume), Olive extract.
⦁ Botanical cleansing base.

My Experience with Yves Rocher Olive Petitgrain Bath and Shower Gel:

The shower gel comes in a small round plastic container with a flap lid. The packaging is very sturdy. The flap lid sometimes gets a little difficult to open as it’s a little tight. It also gets a little tricky to open with wet hands as it can easily damage the nails. So, I make sure not to use the nails to open it. I mostly use my teeth. But it’s travel safe since there is no chance that the flap would open up automatically. The bottle is transparent, making it easy to know the amount of the product left or being used. The packaging is sturdy and stands to look pretty on the bathroom counter.

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The consistency of the product is viscous but not water-like; a little thicker, though. It is green in colour but looks almost transparent when swatched. The color is hardly noticeable. I use twice the walnut size for my entire body. The shower gel spreads very easily on the skin and also creates a good amount of lather. The skin feels smooth and clean after the shower. The product does not leave the skin dry. As a matter of fact, my skin feels nourished after using this wash. The product contains organic aloe vera and olive extracts and we all know how good olive oil is to the skin and the goodness aloe vera is packed with. Aloe vera is extremely good for sunburned skin. The product does not dry out the skin. So I would definitely recommend it to people suffering from dry skin.

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The fragrance is the worst part. I got this product thinking of olives and its goodness. But the fragrance is so awful, I don’t want to use it. It might just be me, though. The fragrance is not floral or fresh or herbal. It’s petitgrain oil smell. Petitgrain is the fragrance of leaves and twigs of citrus. It’s supposed to be a mix of bitter, floral, spicy, sweet, and citrus. Woody and warm, in short. I just don’t like the smell of it. The fragrance is hard to describe. Make sure you smell it before buying. If you are ordering it online then I suggest you stay away from this product. The fragrance lasts for a few hours after wash. So it’s not like once it’s washed you get rid of the fragrance. It will linger around and follow you. The shower gel does not cause any kind of irritation to the skin. It was very mild to my dry, sensitive skin.

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Overall, it’s a very nice product but comes with an unbearable smell (at least to me). Honestly, I was expecting it to be a great product in every way since I had hand-picked all of these. Probably I was too excited and blindly picked this up.

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Pros of Yves Rocher Olive Petitgrain Bath and Shower Gel:

⦁ Small, handy packaging
⦁ Lathers well
⦁ Mild fragrance
⦁ A little goes a long way
⦁ Does not dry out the skin
⦁ Suitable for dry skin too
⦁ Packed with the goodness of aloe vera and olive oil
⦁ Biodegradable formula
⦁ 98% of ingredients are from natural origin
⦁ Recyclable bottle
⦁ Ethoxylate free, paraben free

Cons of Yves Rocher Olive Petitgrain Bath and Shower Gel:

⦁ Opening the flap lid can get a little hard and damage nails
⦁ Petitgrain fragrance (personal choice)
⦁ Fragrance lasts a few hours (as I don’t like the fragrance I don’t want it to last)

IMBB Rating: 3/5 (due to the fragrance)
Would I Repurchase Yves Rocher Olive Petitgrain Bath and Shower Gel?
No, never. I will never buy any product with petitgrain fragrance.
Would I Recommend Yves Rocher Olive Petitgrain Bath and Shower Gel?
Only if you like the fragrance.

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