I had fun doing some Christmas shopping at YvesRocherUSA.com, and I got a lot of great stuff. Not only did I save $10 with one coupon code, but every order from the French company comes with free gifts and samples. Plus, I planted a tree! Let me start at the beginning.
I have been meaning to try out Yves Rocher since I first profiled them for a beauty blog. I like makeup, but department store prices are somewhat ridiculous. Especially if you are interested in organic ingredients from botanical sources that originate in France.
According to my sources, all of the organic ingredients in Yves Rocher products are grown in the fields at their gardens in Gacilly, France. Learn more about Exploring the Gacilly Botanical Gardens of Yves Rocher.
It is the most popular brand in France, similar to the drugstore products we buy in the US. But, you can expect to pay at least twice as much for organic beauty lines in the United States. And, they don’t come with all of Yves Rocher freebies and coupon codes. It is literally possible to Get All of Your Makeup Essentials For Under $75 at Yves Rocher USA.
Yves Rocher’s line of beauty products have been made using horticultural methods and fresh flowers, since he started the company in 1959. If perfumiers have been distilling perfume from flowers grown in France since the 14th century, it goes to figure that the Yves Rocher moisturizers, treatments, and makeup must smell very good. And, it makes a thoughtful present for anyone who likes to smell nice.
This was my reasoning as I set out to purchase a gift set, as well as a few botanical essentials for myself.
The first thing I did was check for a Yves Rocher coupon code at CouponPal. I wanted to see if there were any limited time offers I should know about. It said that I could get $10 off of a $50 purchase or $20 back from a $60 purchase. That actually gets you a ton of stuff at Yves Rocher. And, it meant I would qualify for free shipping.
I will spare you the gruesome details of how I finally decided to spend my precious money. In the end, I went with the 4-Piece Fragrance Collection, a gift bag of French perfume classics like Vanille Noire Eau de Parfum, Naturelle Eau de Toilette, Moment de Bonheur Eau de Parfum, and So Elixir Eau de Parfum. At $20, I saved money and earned free shipping, as well as complimentary gifts!
To qualify for the coupon, I threw in a few other things I had been meaning to try.
There was the Creamy Kohl in a Deep Black Color with Intense Coverage. Ironically, I was buying kohl as Christmas gift to myself, but at least it was half off for $8.25. The 100% natural eyeliner in made from almond oil, and is perfect for this season’s smokey eyes. I feel like all makeup should come in tube form.
I really wanted to try the Yves Rocher formula for moisturizing rouge (or lipstick). I decided to experiment with an intense hue of Luminous Violet. The Limited Edition Grand Rouge Lipstick comes in a shiny, golden tube, and it’s made from Camellia Oil, Vitamin E, and Organic Sesame Oil. At $9, it is half the price of designer lipstick from the department store.
It’s supposed to be better for your skin to rotate conditioners. So, I wanted to switch up my moisturizing routine with an organic formula. There are a lot of different Yves Rocher moisturizers, all of which claim to be intensely hydrating. I chose the Zero Blemish Pore Refining Care. They say the scutellaria root based formula minimizes pores and leaves a velvety matte finish to the skin. At $13.20, it was comparably priced for skin care.
That’s not all I got, because every order from Yves Rocher comes with a free gift! I could have chosen from a lovely watch, carry on bag, eau de toilette, or a table set. In the Christmas Spirit (of the Aquarius), I decided to plant six trees as part of the Yves Rocher Plant For the Planet initiative.
Since my order was over $45, they’re sending me this jewelry set that includes a rhinestone necklace with glittery earrings! I can give them away or keep them for myself. There will surely be some kind of Yves Rocher samples in my parcel.
All of these free gifts are pretty exciting for me. It’s like the good ol’ days of mail order catalogs and little toys in Cracker Jack boxes. Even after I entered my promo code for $10 off, Yves Rocher let me keep my free shipping and pretty necklace. That’s a legal combination of two separate discounts. This is coupon clipping to the extreme.
At the end of the day, I saved $10 off my order of $50.45, got free shipping, and I scored some wonderful gifts and organic beauty products. I can’t wait to wrap it in the monogrammed gift bags they are sending along with everything else.