Yes to Avocado Fragrance-Free Daily Cream Cleanser
Yes to Avocado Fragrance-Free Daily Cream Cleanser is a real winner for dry, sensitive skin thanks to its gentle, creamy formula. That said, it won’t be the best fit for everyone. Read on to find out why…
Dispensed via an opaque squeeze tube, this cleansing cream takes on a milky appearance as it mixes with water. Several moisturizing and replenishing ingredients are on hand to help condition skin as the gentle cleansing agents do their work.
If you tend to wear heavier makeup or tenacious sunscreen, this mild face wash will have its challenges trying to cut through those, but the upside is that it minimizes disruption to skin’s barrier during the cleansing process. As a result, skin retains more of its natural moisture. Further proof: once the cleanser is rinsed off, skin feels soft to the touch.
True to claim, Yes to Avocado Fragrance-Free Daily Cream Cleanser contains hyaluronic acid (in the form of sodium hyaluronate) to replenish hydration, as well as avocado oil (rich in beneficial fatty acids). Those ingredients have limited contact time with skin in a cleanser such as this, so their benefit is minor, but some is better than none—every little bit helps.
As mentioned earlier, this cleanser isn’t the best at whisking away makeup/sunscreen (especially long-wear varieties), but it also doesn’t claim to, so if your cleansing needs don’t fall under that umbrella, this exceptionally gentle, fragrance-free formula is great for dry, sensitive (or compromised) skin.
- Creamy cleanser leaves skin feeling surprisingly soft.
- Replenishing ingredients help preserve skin’s barrier as you cleanse.
- Gentle cleansing agents minimize disruption to skin’s barrier.
- Fragrance-free formula works great for sensitive or compromised skin.
- May be too mild if you wear heavier makeup or tenacious sunscreen.
Intended for daily-use, this creamy cleanser creates a milky lather that purges dirt, oil and other impurities. Formulated with deep hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and Avocado Oil that is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidant Vitamins C and E.
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. Its sold in over a dozen countries and weve 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? Well 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. Thats 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? Were 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 doesnt make over-the-top anti-aging claims, a skin-care line should help take care of skins daily needs, and this lines products are somewhat lacking. All the fruits, vegetables, and any natural ingredient you can name isnt 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. Its 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 thats simply not the case. Still, if you shop this line carefully youll 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.
About the Experts
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