I was saddened to find out that Yves Rocher passed away recently. I used to order from the Yves Rocher catalog in high school for my grandmother because she loved the lavender oils. I also fell in love with a product called Huile Tiare an amazing sweet scented oil I use in my bath water and for my hair. Here is an article from the Ass. Press about Yves Rocher death and some info:
Yves Rocher, French founder of a global chain of beauty products and a pioneering advocate of the use of plants and other natural elements in cosmetics, has died in Paris at age 79, officials said. Rocher, who died Saturday, is to be buried Wednesday in the Brittany town of La Gacilly, where he was born and served as mayor from 1962 to 1988.Inspired by the herbs and plants of his native region, Rocher founded the company that bears his name in 1959 as a mail-order company. He transformed it into one of France's most well-known beauty brands, with annual sales of $2.88 billion US and 2,000 stores worldwide. President Nicolas Sarkozy paid homage to Rocher in a release, calling him "a great French industrialist, inventor of plant-based cosmetics and a pioneer of mail-order sales." The Groupe Yves Rocher also owns other brands, including children's apparel company Petit Bateau. Rocher's 31-year-old grandson, Bris, will succeed his grandfather at the company's head, French newspapers reported. Yves Rocher passed away on December 26,2009
He will be missed and if only every cosmetics company followed the example of botanical based beauty it would be a wonderful thing and you can purchase the products on the Yves Rocher website or from the catalog. Ive tried several items, love them and the prices are reasonable.