This is a good daytime moisturizer with sunscreen for normal to dry skin not prone to blemishes. The active ingredients include the minerals titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, and they're in an emollient formula that is cosmetically elegant plus treats skin to a good mix of antioxidants. This is highly recommended and, for the most part, is about as natural as you can get when it comes to moisturizers with sunscreen (but bear in mind that despite their mineral origins, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are not natural ingredients, unless you define that term very broadly)!
Note: The inclusion of fragrance and fragrant ingredients makes this product an iffy choice for those with sensitive skin.
Let's face it - we all love fun in the sun, but not some of its effects. Yes To Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 defends your skin against the sun's UVA/UVB rays while soothing and hydrating your beautiful face. Perfect for Spring, perfect for Summer. Actually, perfect all year-round.
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (3.2 %), Titanium Dioxide (2.9 %). Inactive Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Coco-Glucoside, Fragrance, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Isostearate, Hydrated Silica, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Maris Limus Extract, Aluminum Hydroxide, Phenethyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate.
Yes To At-A-Glance
How this Israel-based brand of skin-care products came to be so widely distributed is an impressive marketing feat. It’s sold in over a dozen countries and we’ve seen it locally in such diverse places as Safeway (a grocery store) and Ulta (a salon/spa/cosmetics boutique). Business is booming in the natural products market, and it appears that the Yes To brand is on its way to being one of the frontrunners! Yes To products were even featured on the popular daytime talk show The View. Clearly, this line has attracted the attention both of consumers and the media.
Why all the fuss? We’ll do our best to explain, but the simple reality is that the success of this brand is due to the fact that lots of consumers want natural products, regardless of whether or not the formula is beneficial for skin. Many women (but not those who read our reviews) are completely unaware that many of the products from the so-called “natural” product lines contain just as many synthetic ingredients as “unnatural” brands. That’s no longer the case with Yes To products, but not too long ago, it was!
The Yes To brand is divided into multiple sub-brands. To name a few: Yes To Carrots, Yes To Cucumbers, Yes To Tomatoes, Yes To Grapefruit, Yes to Coconut and Yes To Blueberries. The original launch and the largest group is Yes To Carrots. After the carrot-containing products became a hit, the company began to assemble a tossed salad of other products, including their Yes To Cucumbers, Yes To Tomatoes, and Yes to Blueberries. What next? We’re anticipating Yes To Lettuce and Yes To Blue Cheese Dressing, that way you can make a complete salad!
All kidding aside, Yes To products are worth a look if you prefer mostly natural ingredients, though not every natural ingredient Yes To uses has been proven beneficial for skin, and some are problematic. As with most natural-themed lines, there are a handful of Yes To products to consider. But few of them are state-of-the-art and there are no products to successfully manage acne or blackheads, lighten skin discolorations, or significantly reduce redness
Although it is commendable that Yes To doesn’t make over-the-top anti-aging claims, a skin-care line should help take care of skin’s daily needs, and this line’s products are somewhat lacking. All the fruits, vegetables, and any natural ingredient you can name isn’t enough to protect skin from the cumulative damage of unprotected sun exposure (the Yes To brand does sell a couple of excellent sunscreens) or to satisfy other skin-care needs. It’s a nice idea to think that tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, and blueberries are as good for your skin when applied topically as they are for your health when consumed as part of a healthy diet, but that’s simply not the case. Still, if you shop this line carefully you’ll come away with some workable products that are pleasant to use.
For more information about Yes To and its food-themed brands, visit www.yestocarrots.com.
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