Product Review: The Culture BIO Wake-up Lotion

Photo: Photo Courtesey of Yves Rocher

Company:Yves Rocher

Item(s) tested: The Culture BIO Wake up lotion ($8.80 for 6.7 fl.oz./200 ml)

Where item(s) can be purchased:Online and Yves Rocher Stores in Canada and U.S.

The claim of the product: Use in the morning to free your skin of nightly impurities and for your skin to receive the benefits of morning care.

Who is the product for: All skin types

What is great about the product:

  1. Skin feels refreshed and cleaner after each use.
  2. Scent is subtle and fresh.
  3. For each product sold, a tree is planted as part of their Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign a worldwide tree planting initiative brought together by the United Nations Environmental Programme.
  4. Third-party certified by Ecocert Cosmetics.
  5. Ingredient list is simple and is comprised of 99.6 per cent natural ingredients: WATER, WITCH HAZEL WATER*, PEPPERMINT LEAF WATER*, GLYCERIN, ALCOHOL, CAPRYLYL/CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT*, ORANGE PEEL OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER*, PEPPERMINT OIL*, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID, LIMONENE
*Organically-grown ingredients.

What is not so great about the product:

  1. Container is recyclable, but not made from recycled materials.
  2. Uses a spray nozzle to spray liquid onto to a cotton pad.  Would be easier and less wasteful to have an open lid so the liquid could be placed directly on a cotton pad.

Grade from Green Living:  A (The packaging could be greener, but product works well, is made out of natural and organic materials, and is third-party certified).