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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Yves Rocher Aquarelles Vegetales Fruit Jelly Hair & Body Wash Review

Yves Rocher is one of the nearest beauty outlet that can be found at the shopping mall near my home so I frequently go there to check out bath products. I got me a bottle of Aquarelles Vegetales Fruit Jelly Hair and Body Wash on my last stop at the outlet a few months back so this review is quite overdue. 

The Fruit Jelly Hair and Body Wash is botanical based product and is made from organic passion flower extract, organic witch hazel water, sweet orange and lemon essential oils, botanical glycerine and botanical cleansing base. It also have no animal ingredients and is biodegradable. The sales person told me the scent of the hair & body wash is somewhat like Yves Rocher's Flowerparty EDT which I doubted since I didn't find any similarities when I sniffed the tester bottle at the store but I gave it the benefit of the doubt with hopes that it would at least smell a bit sweet and fresh in the shower.

Just like any other Yves Rocher's shower gels, the Fruit Jelly Hair & Body Wash comes in the same translucent plastic pet bottle with a tapering large bottom. The cap is fuchsia pink with a flip top. The shair & body wash weighs  200 ml (6.7 fl oz) and have a 6 months shelf live once opened.

The label on the front of the bottle consists of red, orange, a bit of purple and yellow blobs on thin stalks of to indicate that the product is all about flowery scent. The back of the bottle is pasted with a printed label of product information and list of ingredients.
 Fruits or flowers?

List of ingredients: Aqua/water/eau, sodium laureth sulfate, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, ammonium lauryl sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, sodium cocoamphoacetate, parfum/fragrance, sodium benzoate, citric acid, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleallate, sodium chloride, polyquaternium-7, allantoin, salicylic acid, linalool, limonene, passiflora incarnata flower extract, alcohol, propylene glycol, CI 14700 (Red 4).
List of ingredients printed on the back of the bottle.

To open the flip top, there is small latch at the front end of the lid that can be lifted to help flip the lid easier.
Thumbing the small latch open.

The small hole in the cap is sufficient enough for the liquid to flow through.
Shower gel goes through here.

What intrigued me to try this out is the word 'jelly'. I was expecting the hair & body wash to come out in jelly form but I was quite mistaken. The hair & body wash actually has a very runny texture and nowhere near jelly like form at all. That was quite a let down for me but it has a nice peachy hue to it that makes it quite adorable and girly. The lather has a silky feel to it and rinses off easily.
Nice peachy tint of the hair and body liquid wash.
The silky froth for hair and body.

When used as a shampoo, I find that it cleanses my hair quite nicely. It does not dry my hair too much but neither did it moisturizes. As for it's performance as a shower gel, it delivers just the same cleaning results as any shower gels do. As for the scent, the Hair & Body Wash has this musky mixed scent of flowers and fruits, nowhere near the scent of the Flowerparty EDT at all (just as I suspected). I am not a fan of the smell because I did find it too pungent and thick. It would have fared better in terms of my rating if only the scent is much more sweeter, fruity and fresh. The scent is not that overpowering when rinsed off though.

My verdict: This is a good product to bring along on trips especially when you want to have a quickie shampoo and bath without the hassle of bringing too much bottles along. If the scent is somewhat more fresh smelling and a little bit sweeter, I would be swayed to purchase it again.

You can check out more information on the product at Yves Rocher's website.
You can grab a bottle for yourself at any Yves Rocher's outlet for RM28.

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