The beauty world recently lost a formidable figure. Mr. Yves Rocher, President and founder of skincare giant, Yves Rocher Group, passed away in Paris on December 26 at the age of 79. Rocher created his first revolutionary beauty cream in his family’s attic and pioneered the selling of cosmetics by mail order in France. He opened his first Yves Rocher store 10 years later on the Boulevard Haussmann in Paris. Rocher also served as the mayor of his native village, La Gacilly in Brittany, from 1962 to 2008.