Elixir 7.9 is a combination of 7 plants with anti-aging power recognized by 9 patents to boost skin’s energy reserves and smooth out first wrinkles and signs of fatigue.
The 7 plants:
– Apple oligosides (Origin: France): smooths wrinkles, boosts radiance and refines skin texture
– Apholoia extract (Madagascar): protects against environmental stressors
– Beet Root extract (France): protects against environmental stressors and dehydration
– Tara Seed extracts (Peru): improves skin’s cohesion between the derm and epidermis
– Aloe Vera polyosides (Mexico): strengthens the derm, improves hydration and nutrition
– Sandthorn Seed extract (Asia): improves volume, elasticity and density of the skin
– Green Rice inositol (Japan): improves radiance of the skin.
The luxurious-looking product line with beautiful dark green packaging has 3 choices of day creams according to skin type (normal to combination, dry, sensitive). Day and night creams come with refills, AND for every Elixir 7.9 product purchased, a tree will be planted as part of the Yves Rocher Foundation’s “Plant for the Planet” operation. I like it already!
This is the Youth Energy Day cream for normal to combination skin. For dry skin, the texture would be whipped cream in a similar jar, and for sensitive skin, a (fragrance-free) liquid in a pump bottle.
Besides the pretty packaging, its texture is quite unique as well – a cream gel. Unlike a previous gel cream moisturizer I tried (Garnier Moisture Rescue), this product feels like a whipped gel, lighter and more fluffy.
It almost feels like a piece of cloud on the skin on application. Absorption and moisturization effects are good as well. All around a good day cream. No SPF though, so make sure to apply your sunscreen first. For wrinkle reduction, again, it would take time. I do appreciate how my lines look less prominent (mentioned in yesterday’s post) but I don’t think I can pinpoint one particular product alone to take all the credits.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Methylpro Panediol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Betaine, Stearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit extract, Dimethicone, etc.
The Youth Energy Night cream is in the same type of jar but with a creamy balm texture instead.
I am happy to see the texture differences Yves Rocher offers in the day and night cream for this line. Otherwise, I can buy just one cream and use for both day and night.
The still fluffy but balmy texture is great for night time. The skin feels properly moisturized with no greasy feeling.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Methylpro Panediol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Betaine, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit extract, PEG-100 Stearate, etc.
Both the day and night cream are in this 40ml jar, retail for $56 each, special launch promotion: $31 (45% off).
I mentioned the refills for the day and night cream above, so here they are!
The Refill Youth Energy Day care (only for Normal to combination, or dry skin) and Night care are in these round-bottomed pods with protective foil under the soft lid, easy to be popped in and out of the jars. I might actually carry just these pods when travelling.
The pods are $49 each for 40ml, currently $27.
One of my favorite little gadgets right here – the Youth Energy Eye care roll-on with a 3-bead applicator.
I squeeze the tube so that the gel comes out of the tiny hole right in the center, then use the beads to massage it in the skin. The cool effect of the beads plus the comfortable and fast absorbing gel makes taking care of the skin under the eyes a breeze.
Ingredients: Water, Methylpro Panediol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Betaine, Hamamelis Virginiana Flower Water, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit extract, Aphloia Theiformis Leaf Extract, etc.
The 15ml tube retails for $42, on sale for $22 (48% off).
And lastly, the Youth Intensifier serum.
It is a light fluid emulsion (with more concentrated in active ingredients than regular skin care), preps the skin with a smooth finish, ready for the day or night cream.
It feels like a thinner lotion, not really a liquid, and you need to shake it well before use. I am not sure a (glass) dropper is the best applicator for it. I guess it works with the glass bottle format, but not with the texture.
Ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Methylpro Panediol, Glycerin, Betaine, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, etc.
The 30ml bottle is $56 regularly, also on sale for $31.
The line is paraben/ mineral oil/ colorant free, available now Yves Rocher website.